postponement of the MCG

As a result of current developments with regard to the corona pandemic, it will, unfortunately, not be possible for us to hold the MCG Conference at the Technische Hochschule Köln due to organizational issues (compliance to hygiene regulations and campus access rules). Therefore, we would like to postpone the MCG Conference to the beginning of 2021, if the situation at that time allows it.

Abstracts that have already been submitted will be taken into account, unless otherwise desired, and must not be resubmitted. If you would like to withdraw your abstract, please write us a short email to:

We would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused by the current situation.


7th International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance Proceedings; Technische Hochschule Köln

September 10 - 11, 2020 Cologne, Germany

Welcome to the MCG-Conference 2020 in Cologne

The 7th international conference on Machine Control and Guidance will be held in Cologne from September 10th to 11th 2020. The original aspect of MCG Conference is to cross different application domains and scientific areas and to bring together researchers, industry engineers and PhD students. The conference is jointly hosted by Technische Hochschule Köln and Kölner Labor für Baumaschinen.

The conference is focussed to research and development in order to increase the autonomy of mobile machines, acting autonomously or in cooperation with humans and/or other machines.

Topics 2020:

  • Absolute and relative positioning
  • Sensor fields of application in mobile machinery
  • Data acquisition and evaluation for process optimization
  • Dynamic modelling and simulation
  • Methods for the simulation and design of machines and work processes
  • Guidance and SLAM applications in mobile machinery
  • Autonomous and automated mobile machinery
  • Communication and connected systems (IoT)
  • Development of components, drive systems and controls



The conference languages will be English and German.


We ask all interested parties to submit thier suggestions in the form of an abstract (max.1200 words or 2 A4 pages) via

Presenters should limit thier lectures to 30 minutes, including time for discussion.

You can submit the contributions in German or English.

Abstracts should be sent in PDF format using the following filename: MCG2020_AuthorName.pdf



Submission of abstracts:                      27.04.2020

Acceptance notification to authors:        22.05.2020

Full paper submission (no review):        20.07.2020



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alfred Ulrich

Kölner Labor für Baumaschinen








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