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21st International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications Berlin, 25-26 September 2017
Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications
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Conference Programme

Preliminary programme

Monday, 25 September 2017


09:30        Registration & welcome coffee

10:00        Opening session & keynotes

Welcome Address
Werner Wilke, Managing Director, VDI/VDE-IT (Germany)

tba, German Federal Government (Germany)

tba, European Commission (Belgium)

Tom Vöge, Policy Analyst, International Transport Forum of the OECD (France)

Jochen Langheim, Vice President Advanced Systems R&D Programs, STMicroelectronics and EURIPIDES Chairman (France)

11:15        Keynote session: Transforming the automobile

12:45        Lunch break

13:45        Comprehensive vision for connected and automated driving (CAD)

Speakers from Renault, BMW, CRF, RWTH, FHG and others from the SCOUT project

14:45        Session A: Cloud, data & security

Smart road infrastructure
Bernd Datler, ASFINAG (Austria)

Cyber security of automated vehicles
Björn Steurich, Infineon (Germany)

Automated data generation for training of neural networks by recombining previously labelled Images
Peter-Nicholas Gronerth, RWTH Aachen (Germany)

Securing wireless automotive software updates using blockchains - A proof of concept
Marco Steger, Virtual Vehicle Research Center (Austria)

DEIS: Dependability engineering innovation for automotive CPS
Eric Armengaud, AVL List (Austria)

16:15        Coffee break

16:45        Session B: Functional safety & testing of CAD

Challenges for the validation and testing of automated driving functions
Halil Beglerovic, AVL List (Austria)

Automated assessment and evaluation of virtualized test drives
Stefan Otten, FZI Research Center for Information Technology (Germany)

HiFi visual target - Method for measuring optical and geometrical characteristics of soft car targets for ADAS and AD
Stefan Nord, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (Sweden)

Smart features integrated for prognostics health management assure the functional safety of the electronics systems at the high level required in fully automated vehicles
Sven Rzepka, Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems (Germany)

18:00        Departure to social event

18:30        Social event



Tuesday, 26 September 2017


09:30        Session C: Legal framework & impact of connected and automated  driving

Germany's new road traffic law - legal risks and ramification for the design of human-machine interaction in automated vehicles
Benjamin von Bodungen, German Graduate School of Management & Law (Germany)

Assessing the impact of connected and automated vehicles. A freeway scenario.
Michail Makridis, European Commission - Joint Research Center, Directorate for Energy, Transport & Climate Change (Belgium)

Losing a private sphere? A lance on the user perspective on privacy in connected cars
Jonas Walter, Institute for Ergonomics & Human Factors, TU Darmstadt (Germany)

10:30        Coffee break

11:00        Keynote

Smart sensors technology as the foundation of the IoT: optical microsystems enable interactive laser projection
Stefan Finkbeiner, Bosch Sensortec (Germany)

Update of the EPoSS roadmap "Smart systems for automated driving"
Gereon Meyer, VDI/VDE-IT (Germany)

11:45        Session D: Sensor & ADAS technologies

Enabling robust localization for automated guided carts in dynamic environment
Christoph Hansen, SICK (Germany)

Applications of road border information for advanced driver systems and autonomous driving
Toshiharu Sugawara, Hitachi Europe, Automotive and Industry Laboratory (Germany)

Unit for investigation of the working environment for electronic units in harsh environment
Hans Grönqvist, Swerea IVF (Sweden)

Automotive synthetic aperture radar system based 24 GHz series sensors
Fabian Harrer, Perisens (Germany)

12:45        Lunch break

13:45        Session E: Pilots for transformed road transportation

Autopilot project
Roberto Baldessari, NEC Europe (Belgium)

Aria Etemad, Volkswagen Group Research (Germany)

Electric roads
Stefan Tongur, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden)

Truck platooning
Mats Rosenquist, Volvo Group Trucks Technology (Sweden)

Self-driving mini-buses

15:00        Session F: User-centered aspects of automotive transport

Building an action plan for user centric transport in Europe 2030
Beate Müller, VDI/VDE-IT (Germany)

New opportunities for persons with disabilities?
Erzsébet Földesi, President, Budapest Association of Persons with Physical Disabilities, Universal Design Information and Research Center, Board member of the European Disability Forum (Hungary)

Small electric cars designed fit for purpose - The Silverstream project
Riccardo Groppo, Ideas & Motion (Italy)

User-centered update of European roadmap on electrification of road transport
Carolin Zachäus, VDI/VDE-IT (Germany)

16:30        Closing session & farewell

Gereon Meyer, VDI/VDE-IT (Germany)



Posters will be on display during the entire conference and can be discussed with their authors during the coffee breaks.

Fast and accurate vanishing point estimation on structure roads
Thomas Werner, Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (Germany)

Optimal motion planning framework for autonomous vehicles in dynamic environment
Zlatan Ajanovic, Virtual Vehicle Research Center (Austria)

Recognition of Lane Change Intentions fusing Features of Driving Situation, Driver Behavior and Vehicle Movement by means of Neural Networks
Veit Leonhardt, Chemnitz Institute of Technology (Germany)

Robust and numerically efficient estimation of vehicle mass and road grade
Paul Karoshi, Graz University of Technology, Institute of Automotive Engineering (Austria)