PAD2024 - International Summer School

Welcome to our “International Summer School on Product Architecture Design”

We are happy to announce that the 6th International Summer School on Product Architecture Design PAD2024 will take place in Hamburg in June 2024 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The research collaboration of Prof. Ola Isaksson from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), Prof. Kevin Otto from University of Melbourne (Australia), Prof. Dieter Krause from Hamburg University of Technology (Germany) and Prof. Seung Ki Moon from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) aims to broaden the knowledge of young researchers in the field of product architecture design and modularity and to create a platform to interact and discuss together.

The summer school has already been successfully carried out five times in different locations with research fellows from all around the world. This time, Prof. Dieter Krause from Hamburg University of Technology (Germany) will host PAD2024 in Hamburg. We are very excited and gladly invite you to join this year's summer school! Take a look at our flyer or look at previous PAD Summer Schools for more information.

What will expect you?

To level all participants, a consolidated state of the art within the research field of product development methods, focusing product architecture design and design for modularity, will be presented to you. In hands on workshops and exercises you will learn, apply and discuss different product development methods and structuring measures in order for you to gain a deep understanding of the topic and to broaden your horizon.

Your own research should not come short - everyone brings in their own PhD or research project. During the week you can discuss it with others and put it in context to product architecture design and modularity with helpful advice from four experienced professors in those research areas. The joint exchange aims to foster fruitful discussions and to identify new research fields, that could be approached together, eventually leading to new research collaborations – but that is on you!

Insights from industry side are offered by Volvo Group, who will host the event and join an industry workshop session, showing and discussing their findings on an actual development case with you. Last but not least, joint events and activities will take place in the evenings to get to know each other, the beautiful Swedish city of Gothenburg and, of course, to have fun.

Save the date and join PAD2024 on LinkedIn or ResearchGate.


General Information and Application

The summer school will take place from June 17-21 2024.

Application period is open

  • 30th of May: Application period closes
  • 4th of June: Confirmation of participation
  • 17th of June: Start of PAD (9 am)
  • 21st of June: End of PAD (2 pm)

For application please fill out the application form and send it to Jan Küchenhof (jan.kuechenhof(at)tuhh(dot)de).

For further questions regarding the organization and application process of the summer school, please contact:


Jan Küchenhof, M.Sc.

Scientific Assistant

E-Mail: jan.kuechenhof(at)tuhh(dot)de