About the Symposium

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

After the successful 4SMARTS Premiere in Darmstadt we are happy to inform you about the second Symposium for Smart Structures and Systems – 4 SMARTS. It will take place in Braunschweig from 21 - 22 of June, 2017.

We would like to continue and intensify with you the successful exchange between research industry which already took place in the first 4SMARTS. The focus lies on the interdisciplinary topic of active, intelligent and adaptive “smart” structures and systems. The symposium covers all relevant fields of technology Starting from the material on the design of components and the integration of functions going to the support the reliability of complex systems. Next to the classical applications of the active vibration, sound and shape control there are further numerous applications that will also be addressed such as Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) or energy harvesting. Transfer of innovative ideas from research into industrial applications through a focused networking - the second 4SMARTS will promote this concept in the field of mechatronics and Adaptive Systems and grow as a nucleus for cooperation and innovation in the field of smart themes structures and systems.


Take this opportunity to develop your ideas, exchange experiences and knowledge at the 4SMARTS Symposium in Braunschweig!


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Wiedemann
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Melz
Fraunhofer-Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF