About ESAR

From the 19th to the 20th of April the ESAR conference took place in Hanover.
We thank the participants for the successful conference and look forward to the next ESAR in the spring of 2020.

ESAR is a scientific colloquium and can be seen as a platform to exchange information on accident research approaches and results. Representatives from authorities as well as from medical and technical institutions are invited to discuss new research methods and results as well as to exchange experiences on accident prevention and methodologies of accident reconstruction. ESAR’s goal is to give the opportunity to all kind of studies on Accident Investigation Methodologies, Accident Analysis, Active and Passive Safety, Injury mechanisms and Injury Prevention to an audience of experts from government, industry and other researchers. ESAR is filling a gap with its specific information on accident data and statistical issues based on in-depth-investigation methods and is positioned as a new trend-setting international conference.

The ESAR Conference proceedings will be published in cooperation with the Technische Universität Braunschweig either as extended abstract or as peer-reviewed paper depending on the preference of the authors of the contributions.

ESAR brings together researchers from all parts of the world!


Main Topics of the conference

Accident research general

Accident causation

Pre-crash analysis

Accident Informatics

Accident reconstruction

New data sources for accident research such as video observation and EDR


Regulation and consumer information

For the 2018 Conference a special session is planned on underreporting of accidents


Scientific Committee

Heiko Bürkle, Daimler, Germany

Thomas Deserno, TU Braunschweig, Germany

Heiko Johannsen (Conference Chair), MH Hannover, Germany

Bernd Klages, Volkswagen AG, Germany

Christian Krettek, MH Hannover Germany

Dietmar Otte, biomed-tec, Germany

Koshiro Ono, Japan

Henrik Liers, VUFO, Germany

Per Lövsund, Chalmers University, Sweden

Roland Schäfer, Ford, Germany

André Seeck, BASt, Germany

Pete Thomas, Loughborough University, UK

Martin Winkelbauer, Kuratorium für Verkehrssicherheit, Austria