Cobo Center, Detroit, MI. Geared toward sharpening the skills of budding automotive engineers and training managers, the SAE 2008 World Congress includes 1,500 technical papers on topics such as propulsion and powertrain, electronics, materials, emissions and environment, management and marketplace and safety and testing. The Congress offers 40 SAE seminars, a global exhibition show floor, a technology pavilion and an international booth. Attendees represent fields in engineering, management, purchasing, manufacturing, military, academia and research in automobile technology. Sessions new to the 2008 program include, “Designing On-Board Diagnostics for Light- and Medium-Duty Emissions Control Systems,” “High-Performance Engine Design and Development,” “Automotive Product Lifecycle Management” and many others.