2015 Conference

September 9-10, 2015 (Wednesday - Thursday)
Akron-Fairlawn Hilton
Akron, Ohio, USA

The Tire Society hosted its 34th annual business meeting and conference on Tire Science and Technology during September 9 - 10, 2015 at the Akron-Fairlawn Hilton in Akron, Ohio, USA. This conference was attended by engineers & scientists from the tire & vehicle industries, academia, & government from around the world.

In addition to technical sessions of submitted papers, the conference featured a keynote address given by a corporate leader in the tire industry, a plenary lecture given by a leading scientist, & an awards banquet with an after-dinner speaker. 

Special Guest Speakers

Keynote Speaker:
TJ Higgins, President, Consumer Integrated Tire Division, U.S. & Canada
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO)

Plenary Speaker: 
Bo N J Persson, Multiscale Consulting, Jülich, Germany. 
Title of Talk: Rubber Friction and Tire Dynamics

Banquet Speaker
Kathleen Schubert, Deputy Chief, Exploration System Project, NASA Glenn Research Center 
Title of Talk: NASA's Journey to Mars

Conference Schedule

The conference schedule and detailed program are now available. 

Call For Papers

The Conference Call for Papers is available for Download and Printing. Visit here to download. The deadline for Abstract Submission was Wednesday, April 15, 2015. To review the complete Information for Authors, click here. The manuscript deadline was Saturday, August 1, 2015. 

Student Paper Award

A $500 prize is awarded to the best paper submitted by a full-time university student. Click here to download information regarding the Call for Student Papers.

Conference Committee

Chairperson: Anoop Varghese, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
co-Chairperson: Kanwar Bharat Singh, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., LLC


The 2015 presentations are only available to those who attended the conference. Available here


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