// Virtual Talk

Intelligent System Solutions for Auto Mobility and Beyond

Watch the AMAA Virtual Talk from 19th July 2020!

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We are strongly convinced, science and industry need to enter into a dialogue on intelligent solutions for auto-mobility against the backdrop of pandemic developments and the ongoing climate crisis.  For this reason, we decided to set up the AMAA Virtual Talk to connect the entire community of representatives of policy, industry and science.


// Welcome

        Carolin Zachäus, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH (Germany)
        Gereon Meyer, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH (Germany)

// Statements EU Innovation Policy  

        Jean-François Aguinaga, DG RTD, European Commission (Belgium)
        Stephan Neugebauer, BMW Group | ERTRAC & EGVIA Chairman (Germany)
        Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO Bosch Sensortec GmbH | EPoSS Chairman (Germany)

// Technical Deep Dive

        Electronic components and system architecture enabling connected and automated driving
Ovidiu Vermesan, Chief Scientist at SINTEF DIGITAL (Norway)

        Intelligence enabling connected and automated driving
Andreas Kuhn, CEO of Andata (Austria)

        Virtual and real world testing of connected and automated driving
Jost Bernasch, CEO of Virtual Vehicle Research Center (Austria)

// Panel Discussion: Technology needs for the
auto mobility of the future and implications of the current situation
(COVID-19) and other future trends (climate change, …)

        Anna Rossi, Faurecia | CLEPA R&I (France)
        Riccardo Groppo, Ideas&Motion | EPoSS (Italy)
        Jochen Langheim, STMicroelectronics | EURIPIDES² (France)

// Mobility.E Lighthouse

        Benjamin Wilsch, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH (Germany)                                                                          

// Farewell

        Carolin Zachäus, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH (Germany)
        Gereon Meyer, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH (Germany)

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The road transport sector is changing rapidly. The transformation of the automobile means a fundamental shift from autarkic cars to intelligent and connected systems meeting individual user needs. Smart components, modules, and architectures, and their integration into networks of power, data, and services are key to enable auto mobility of the future.

Building upon the long tradition of the International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for the Automotive Applications, the 23rd edition of the AMAA will be a cocreation conference following a structured dialogue with keynotes and interactive roundtables.

Themed “Intelligent System Solutions for Auto Mobility & Beyond”, the AMAA 2020 will highlight the need for an integral view of road mobility, discuss urgent research topics in components and systems as enabling technologies of electrification, automation and diversification, and it will cover transfer potentials towards other transport modes and the integration of vehicles into the networks for traffic, data and power.

Technical and strategic experts, researchers as well as academics are encouraged to submit papers for the programme and the book published by Springer prior to the conference, covering e.g. the conference topics.

// Abstract submission

Proposals for presentation of a paper at the 23rd 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 office@amaa.de. There is no special template for that regard.

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.

Authors of accepted abstracts are expected to submit a paper for the AMAA Conference Book prior to the conference. The book is published worldwide as part of the Springer book series Lecture Notes in Mobility, which is accessible through libraries worldwide.

// Deadlines

/ Abstract

December 9th, 2019

/ Paper

January 30th, 2020

Send to: office@amaa.de


// Steering Committee

Mike Babala, TRW Automotive, Livonia MI, USA
Serge Boverie, Continental AG, Toulouse, France
Wolfgang Dettmann, Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany
Kay Fürstenberg, Sick AG, Hamburg, Germany
Wolfgang Geßner, VDI/VDE-IT, Berlin, Germany
Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates, Naples FL, USA
Riccardo Groppo, Ideas & Motion, Cavallermaggiore, Italy
Jochen Langheim, ST Microelectronics, Paris, France
Steffen Müller, NXP Semiconductors, Hamburg, Germany
Andy Noble, Ricardo Consulting Engineers Ltd., Shoreham-by-Sea, UK
Christian Rousseau, Renault SA, Guyancourt, France
Jürgen Valldorf, Berlin, Germany
David Ward, HORIBA MIRA Ltd., Conventry, UK

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VDI|VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH

VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH (VDI/VDE-IT) is known as a reliable partner in economics, research and politics for more than 40 years. With our product lines research funding, technology politics, and innovation management, we cover the whole spectrum of the innovation process from research over implementation to market production and utilisation of new technologies.

Our customers in Germany and abroad want to realise innovations in high-tech areas. We accompany them in fulfilling their visions with our competences and experiences in important key technologies like microsystems technology, bio- and nanotechnology as well as multimedia, which are used in key industries such as automotives, mechanical engineering or plant construction. For the individual needs of our customers, we continuously develop new ideas and methods.

Our interdisciplinary team of more than 500 natural and social scientists, engineers and economists is designing the future day by day. They do not only solve the individual customer tasks, but also make a valuable contribution to accomplish urgent economic and social challenges for instance in health care and environmental protection.


Wolfgang Geßner
Innovation + Technik GmbH

Steinplatz 1
10623 Berlin

European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration

EPoSS, the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration, is an industry-driven policy initiative, defining R&D and innovation needs as well as policy requirements related to Smart Systems Integration and integrated Micro- and Nanosystems.

EPoSS membership offers a series of advantages

Being an EPoSS member means

  • to receive first-hand information on the latest directions and decisions of the Commission
  • to meet peers and key players in the context of European research
  • to influence and contribute to roadmaps for future European research
  • to be part of an efficient and successful network of experts
  • to speak with one voice and have your interests presented to the Commission
  • to gain easy access to excellent project consortia
  • to benefit from an efficient dissemination, refinement and implementation of project activities
  • to accelerate the creation of supply chains for new technology and market opportunities.

If you wish to join the platform, please register for membership at




Dr. Benjamin Wilsch
Innovation + Technik GmbH

Steinplatz 1
10623 Berlin

ECA2030 – Mobility.E Lighthouse

The close collaboration between the AMAA2020 and the ECA2030 conference and workshop series aims to bring together stakeholders covering the entire automotive value chain and beyond and serves to align strategical and technical perspectives within the field of electric, connected and automated driving (ECAD). Active discussions amongst diverse stakeholders will be encouraged and a prioritized list of research topics will be derived.

The ECA2030 series is an ambition of the Mobility.E Lighthouse, one of three lighthouses clustering important projects introduced by the ECSEL Joint Undertaking to signpost subjects of common European interest.

The Mobility.E Lighthouse:

  • Supports the roadmap towards safe, electric, connected and autonomous smart mobility.
  • Addresses major technological, legal and infrastructure innovation challenges facing the large-scale deployment of ECAD
  • Establishs a link between traditional automotive and ECS communities, to identify and address the needs of the final customer
  • Helps both industries with standardization of technologies

To join the collaborative platform of the Mobility.E Lighthouse please visit: