AMAA 2011

Smart Systems for Electric, Safe and Networked Mobility

29-30 June 2011
Borsigturm, Berlin (Germany)


Fundamental transformations are imminent for the automobile today: propulsion technologies are going to shift from combustion engines to electric motors; cars and roads will soon be as safe and convenient as never before; and traffic will flow increasingly efficient. Many of these advancements are due to innovative ICT, controls and smart systems, both in the vehicle and at its interfaces with the systems for power supply, mobility and data communication. Mergers of the electrified vehicle with intelligent controls and broadband communication technologies will lead to a wholly new mobility world. The recent demonstrations of self-driving cars that navigate through the traffic on public roads are just one example of the impressive new capabilities that will arise.

It has been the objective of the International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA) for more than fifteen years to detect novel trends and to discuss the technological implications from day one on. Therefore, the topic of the AMAA 2011 will be “Smart Systems for Electric, Safe and Networked Mobility”. Experts from industry leaders and renowned academic institutions will address ongoing research and novel developments in the field of ICT components and systems leading to the automobile and road transport of the future.

Keynote Speakers

Hubert Steinkemper
Director General for Environmental Health, Emission Control, Safety of Installations and Transport, Chemical Safety
Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Germany)

Augusto de Albuquerque
Head of Unit Microsystems, DG Infso
European Commission

Benedetto Vigna
Group Vice President and General Manager of the MEMS, Sensors and High Performance Analog Division

Franz Söldner
Deputy Head of Unit Clean Transport, DG MOVE
European Commission

AMAA 2011– Topics

Information and communication technologies, components, architectures and smart systems enabling electric, safe and networked mobility for the following functionalities:

Electrified Vehicles

Smart Management and Routing of Energy and Power; Adaptive Control of Electric Motors and Drives; Energy-Efficient Auxiliaries; Power Grid Connection; System Integration of Battery Cells; Thermal Management and Comfort; Bus-based Communication and Control.

Power Train Efficiency

Optimized Engine Performance; Advanced Injection and Closed-loop Control of the Combustion Process; Hybridization and Recuperation; Waste Heat Recovery; Eco Driving; Emissions Measurement and Control.

Safety & Driver Assistance

Pedestrian Recognition; Intersection Control; Lane Departure Warning; Stability Control; Night Vision; Autonomous Handling of Routine Conditions; Intelligent Speed Adaptation; Sensing of Driver’s Intentions; Driver Information on Traffic.

Networked Vehicles

Interaction Between the Driver, the Vehicle, and the Road; Links to Power and Data Infrastructures; Green and Dynamic Routing; Autonomous Driving; Car-to-Car/Car-to-X Communication; Road Network Monitoring; Multi-Modal Travel Advice; on-Board Information and Entertainment.

Components & Systems

Smart Sensors and Actuators; Chip Architectures; Power Electronics; Interconnects; EcoDesign; Broadband Communication; Integration and Modularity; In-Vehicle Diagnostics; Lightweight Materials; Hardware-in-the-Loop-Testing; Standardization.
Contributions are expected to cover either advanced applications or the enabling technologies.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There is a multitude of opportunities to bring your company’s activities to the attention of the AMAA community. These are ranging from the inclusion of your company’s logo into select communications to a platinum option which includes an entry in the list of sponsors on the first pages of the conference book which is published worldwide by Springer.

Satellite Events

Working groups e.g. of EPoSS and other initiatives will meet at dedicated satellite events of the AMAA 2011. Information about funding opportunities e.g. in the third round of calls of the European Green Cars Initiative will be given in dedicated sessions.

On 30 June 2011, a Joint EC / EPoSS / ERTRAC Expert Workshop “Electric Vehicle System Integration and Architecture” will be held at the AMAA venue. Participation is free of charge and on invitation only, travel costs will not be reimbursed. Additional experts may apply for acceptance by completing the registration form; however their participation needs to be confirmed by the organizers. Find more information under this link.

Social Event and Dinner

Join us on 29 June for good food and wine on an exclusive evening in the new exhibition “Man on the move – underway with Auto & Co” at the German Museum of Technology. Welcome speeches will be given by

Alois Ruf
CEO and owner
Ruf Automobile

Ulrich Kubisch
Head of the Automotive Section
German Museum of Technology Berlin

Busses are leaving from Borsigturm at 18:30.

A book containing papers of the AMAA presenters will be published worldwide by Springer prior to the conference:

G. Meyer, J. Valldorf [Eds.]
Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2011
Smart Systems for Electric, Safe and Networked Mobility
Springer, Berlin 2011.
ISBN 978-3-642-21380-9


VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EPoSS)
EU-Project Information and Communication Technologies for the Full Electric Vehicle (ICT4FEV)
EU-Project PPP Implementation for Road Transport Electrification (CAPIRE)

Conference Chairmen

Dr. Gereon Meyer
Dr. Jürgen Valldorf