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21st International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications Berlin, 25-26 September 2017
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21th International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA 2017)

"Smart Systems Transforming the Automobile"

25-26 September 2017
Berlin (Germany)

+++ Announcement and Call for Papers +++

The ambitious goals of climate protection, (energy) efficiency, air quality and road safety in combination with current trends in society and economy require restless innovation in sustainable and inclusive road transport solutions. Recent breakthroughs in electric and electronic components and systems, clean propulsion, automation, connectivity, IT-driven business models and user centric design promise viable opportunities for the automobile to meet those challenges.

However, it is foreseeable that additional principles will even further transform mobility in the next five to ten years: Big data analysis, e.g., is already crucial for automation and will further enable cities to better respond to traffic issues, the Internet of Things will improve connected driving and together with blockchain facilitate mobility-as-a-service, robots and artificial intelligence will make human drivers obsolete not only in passenger cars but potentially in all road vehicles, 3D printing will allow the production of novel vehicles but also change the demand for transport by making it possible to replace shipping products by shipping materials and local production, virtual and augmented reality may reduce the need to travel physically, and carbon fiber structures may make the automobile extremely lightweight and efficient. Moreover, maybe in ten to 15 years, even more technical revolutions will arise creating completely new opportunities from integration and synergetic combinations of these various technologies impacting the demand for road transport but also widening the possibilities for road vehicles.

The grand challenge will be to exploit these new technologies and at the same time adapt to changing demands on road transport. “Smart Systems Transforming the Automobile” will be at the heart of the answer to these partly disrupting changes. Thus, this will be the topic of this year’s 21st edition of the International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA). The forum’s ongoing mission has been to detect novel trends in automotive ICT, electronics and smart systems and to discuss the technological implications from early on, and will thus be continued also in this edition.

AMAA 2017 – Topics

Leading engineers and scholars from all around the world are cordially invited to participate in the dialogue and submit proposals for papers addres­sing ongoing research and novel developments. Discussions at the conference will focus particularly on the application areas men­tioned below. We are looking forward to receiving your proposals, and to meeting you for an inspiring conference in the early fall 2017 in Berlin.

Key topics of the AMAA 2017 include:

How to realize the transformed automobile? For example next generation vehicular platforms,  disruptive architectures, artificial intelligence, modularization strategies for purpose built vehicles, integration into IoT, smart infrastructure, cloud services and backends, multistandard communication, smart production, additive manufacturing, etc.

How to reliably perceive vehicular environments in complex scenarios? E.g. new sensors, multi-sensor concepts, data fusion, energy-efficient vehicular computing, machine-learning based perception, high-precision positioning, etc.

How to tailor human-machine interaction in automated vehicles? For example HMI design for high automation levels, handover concepts, driver monitoring, interaction with VRUs, intention recognition, etc.

How to guarantee data privacy and security? For example competing challenges of functional safety and data security, secure (wireless) communication, authentication, key management, novel concepts from hard- and software, etc.

How to support functional safety levels for and validation of fully automated vehicles? For example fail-operational systems, novel E/E architectures, design-for-safety, X-in-the-loop, validation of non-deterministic/learning systems, etc.

How to facilitate energy efficiency, minimize pollutant emissions and maximize electric range? E.g. smart engine sensors and controllers, novel hybrid and E-motors & control strategies, smart battery management systems, efficient power electronics, holistic/predictive energy optimization, etc.


Abstract Submission: until 7 April 2017

Paper Submission: until 31 May 2017  

Abstract Submission

Proposals for presentation of a paper at the 21th AMAA should be submitted in the form of abstracts including title, names and affiliations of authors and a short summary of the content (not exceeding one page A4) to the AMAA Office by 07 April 2017.

Contributions are expected to address recent research, development, and innovations either for applications or for the enabling technologies.

The selection criteria include scientific soundness and innovative strength of the described work. The evaluation process involves the members of the AMAA Steering Committee. The acceptance of papers will be communicated before 18 April 2017.


The presenting author of an accepted paper is obliged to register for the conference and will benefit from a reduced registration fee. The payment of a registration fee is mandatory for all participants, including the presenting authors. The registration fee covers a copy of the conference book, coffee breaks, lunch and a social event including dinner on the first day of the conference. For registration we offer the following schemes:

Reduced Rate
(Presenting Authors – one per paper, and AMAA Steering Committee Members)
675,- Euro + 19% VAT

Early Bird Rate
(Registration prior to 1 May 2017)
875,- Euro + 19% VAT

Regular Rate
975,- Euro + 19% VAT

Practical information


The forum takes place at the Harnack House located at the campus of the Free University in Berlin-Dahlem. The venue can be reached conveniently from the main station or Tegel & Schönefeld Airport.

VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
EPoSS – The European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration

Conference Organizing Team
Dr. Carolin Zachäus, Dr. Beate Müller,
Dr. Gereon Meyer (Chairman)

AMAA Office
c/o VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH­
Steinplatz 1, 10623 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 30 310078155
Fax:      +49 30 310078225

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