On behalf of the Global Fluid Power Society (GFPS) and the Samara National Research University we are pleased to invite you to the Ph.D. Symposium on Fluid Power (GFPS2018) to be held in Samara, Russia, on July 18-20, 2018. It will be the 10th Ph.D. Symposium on Fluid Power conducted biennially in various countries and since 2000.
The Symposium offers an excellent platform for young researchers and PhD students from all over the world to present and exchange their research ideas, to receive feedback from senior members of the fluid power community, in academia and industry on current research and future developments in the research area.
Accepted and presented at the Symposium regular papers will be published in the Proceedings of the Symposium. The Symposium papers will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library (
We look forward to welcoming you in Samara and are sure that you will appreciate the fruitful technical discussions and enjoy your stay in one of the oldest and wonderful cities along the Volga River side.

Submission of abstracts Submission of full-length draft paper for review Submission of final paper Notification of Acceptance/Rejection Latest registration date for presenting authors
1 December 2017 12 February 2018 7 May 2018 January 11, 2017 11 May 2018

GFPS Best Paper Award at SICFP 2017


We are pleased to announce that the second GFPS best paper award was awarded during the 15TH SCANDINAVIAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FLUID POWER SICFP’17​ – FLUID POWER IN THE DIGITAL AGE​

The recipient of the GFPS best paper award @ SICFP2017 is


A. Alexander and A. Vacca for the paper “Real-Time Parameter Setpoint Optimization for Electro-Hydraulic Traction Control Systems​"



Faculty position at Purdue! Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:30
GFPS Best Paper Award at SICFP 2017 Monday, June 26, 2017 - 11:11
GFPS Best Paper Award at JFPS 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:31
GFPS Meeting - June 8 Monday, May 22, 2017 - 11:21
GFPS Best Paper Award at ICFP 2017 Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:06