International Comfort Congress

august 29-30 2019 Delft

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Aims and scope

The comfort congress is a platform for product comfort research. It will provide an opportunity to discuss comfort definitions and models, methods and methodology of assessing and quantifying comfort, system science approaches, and application examples.


Researchers are asked to share studies, theories, methods and technologies in the realm of comfort, encompassing all man-machine interfaces. Research fields can include body support systems, such as seats and bedding, vehicle and aircraft seats and interiors, consumer products, and more. Research topics can cover the wide range of physical, physiological and psychological human-product interaction, among them product usability, fit and hold analysis, visual comfort, thermo-physiology, and perceived product quality. 
The aim is to form a knowledge base, start an exchange, present and advance current comfort research in Delft, August 2019. The best participating papers will be published in a special issue of a scientific journal based on the congress proceedings to disseminate current comfort research. 



Delft is one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands (established in 1246). Delft is nicknamed 'de Prinsenstad' , because William of Orange, the first in the Dutch royal line, held court in Delft in the 16th century. Other famous historical figures who once lived and worked in Delft are the painter Johannes Vermeer, the inventor of the microscope Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek, and the first Nobel Prize winner in chemistry Jacobus van 't Hoff.

Scientific Committee:


Prof dr Peter Vink


The city has a beautiful, well-preserved, lively historical center, with characteristic canals, ancient merchant houses, old churches and the splendid city hall. Visitors can choose from a variety of good-quality restaurants and hotels. We will hire a bicycle for you to go to hotel, lunch and dinner. Within Delft many nice places are reachable by bike in a few minutes, like churches, Delft blue museum, marketplace and a wide range of restaurants



Prof dr Neil Mansfield

Trend University


Established 1842 by King Willem II, the Delft University of Technology (TU-Delft) has a rich tradition reaching back more than 160 years. With over 20,000 students and a research staff of almost 3,000, it currently is the largest and most diverse university of technology in The Netherlands. The faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, the host of the conference has almost 2,000 students and is the largest in the world.


Dr Susanne Frohriep

Grammer AG

The Netherlands is easily accessible by airplane from all parts of the World. Every 30 minutes there is a direct train to Delft from Amsterdam airport and it takes 45 minutes and every 15 minutes there is a train with a stopover in Leiden. The Netherlands is also easily reachable from by high-speed trains, e.g. Thalys from Paris via Belgium or ICE from Germany. From Rotterdam and Amsterdam, where the high speed trains stop there is a direct connection by train to Delft.

Prof dr Alessandro Naddeo

University of Salerno