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ASME IC Engine Division Mission Statement

The mission of the ASME Internal Combustion (IC) Engine Division is to promote and recognize advancements in the art, science, and practice of engineering in the field of internal combustion (IC) engines. The Division provides an inclusive forum for the documentation, worldwide dissemination, and recognition of technical achievements and diverse ideas related to IC engines, for the benefit of humanity.

ICE Forward Conference

The ICE Forward Conference (previously known as the Internal Combustion Engine Fall Technical Conference) is an annual event with the objective to promote the understanding, development, design, manufacture, and application of reciprocating internal combustion engines for our present and future societies. These include compression ignition, spark ignition, and other advanced engines used in mobile and stationary applications. Technical paper and presentation-only topics span theoretical subject areas to practical applications, incorporating both on- and off-road engines, advanced combustion, fuels, and electrification and emissions systems. Thermal management, carbon management, fuel injection, lubrication, and modeling and simulation, among other engine-related topics, are also of interest.

Previous ICEF conferences have been held in:

  • 2023 Pittsburgh, PA USA
  • 2022 Indianapolis, IN USA
  • 2021 Virtual
  • 2020 Virtual
  • 2019 Chicago, Illinois USA
  • 2018 San Diego, California USA
  • 2017 Seattle, Washington USA
  • 2016 Greenville, South Carolina USA
  • 2015 Houston, Texas USA
  • 2014 Columbus, Indiana USA
  • 2013 Dearborn, Michigan USA
  • 2012 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
  • 2011 Morgantown, West Virginia USA


ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 140,000 members in 151 countries.

For more than 100 years, ASME has successfully enhanced performance and safety worldwide through its renowned codes and standards, conformity assessment programs, training courses, and journals.

ASME also produces nearly 40 international conferences. These industry-leading events feature advanced research and technical content spanning a range of industries impacted by mechanical engineering, including energy production, energy sources, advanced manufacturing, and engineering sciences.

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