AMAA 2012

Smart Systems for Safe, Sustainable and Networked Vehicles

30-31 May 2012
Harnack House, Berlin (Germany)


The ambitious objectives of future road mobility, i.e. fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and zero accidents, imply a paradigm shift in the concept of the car regarding its architecture, materials, and propulsion technology, and require an intelligent integration into the systems of transportation and power. ICT, components and smart systems have been essential for a multitude of recent innovations, and are expected to be key enabling technologies for the changes ahead, both inside the vehicle and at its interfaces for the communication of data and energy.

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 and innovation potential from day one on. In 2012, the topic of the AMAA conference will be “Smart Systems for Safe, Sustainable and Networked Vehicles”.

Experts from industry and academia are invited to submit proposals for papers addressing current research, developments and innovations in the field of ICT, components and systems and other key enabling technologies leading to the automobile and road transport of the future. Discussions at the conference will focus on the application areas mentioned below. We are looking forward to meeting you in Berlin for an inspiring conference in May 2012.


Khalil Rouhana
Director Components and Systems (designated), DG Infso, European Commission

Patrick Bastard
Vice President Advanced Electronics & New Technologies, Renault (France)
“Electric Vehicles: Environmental Issues and Trends for Electrical and Electronics Technologies”

Eric Giler
President and CEO, WiTricity (USA)
“Wireless Charging”

Reiner Höger
Director Engineering Governance Automotive Systems and Technology, Continental (Germany)
“The Challenges of Automated Driving”

AMAA 2012– Topics

Information and communication technologies, components, architectures and smart systems enabling safe, sustainable and networked vehicles by the following functionalities:

Power Train & Vehicle Efficiency

Optimized Engine Performance; Advanced Injection and Closed-loop Control of the Combustion Process; Hybridization and Recuperation; Waste Heat Recovery; Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Measurement and Control; Use and Health Monitoring of Lightweight Materials; Adaptive Noise Reduction; Eco Driving


Integrated Power Electronics; Sensing and Adaptive Control of Electric Motors, Wheels and Batteries; Energy-Efficient Auxiliaries; Power Grid Connection; System Integration of Battery Cells; Thermal Management and Comfort; Bus-based Communication and Control; Simplification of the Architecture; Functional Safety and Reliability

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 and the “Cloud”; Integration of Nomadic Devices; Green and Dynamic Routing; Automated Driving; Car-to-Car/Car-to-X Communication; Road Network Monitoring; Multi-Modal Travel Advice; on-Board Information and Entertainment

Components & Systems

Sensor Fusion; Virtual Sensors; Power Electronics; Chip Architectures; Interconnects; EcoDesign; Broadband Communication; Integration and Modularity; In-Vehicle Diagnostics; Lightweight Materials; Hardware-in-the-Loop-Testing; Standardization

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

Conference Book

Authors of accepted abstracts will be informed immediately and are expected to submit a paper for the AMAA Conference Book which is published worldwide by Springer prior to the conference. In order to ensure a timely publication of the book, manuscripts of all accepted papers have to be submitted prior to 29 February 2012.

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.

Exhibitor Information

The exhibition is an integral part of the AMAA. On both conference days, companies will be given the opportunity to present new products and services as well as novel technologies to an international expert audience representing automakers, suppliers and academia. Prototype vehicles can be shown at a parking lot close to the venue.

Satellite Events

Working groups e.g. of EPoSS and other initiatives will meet at dedicated satellite events of the AMAA 2012. Information about funding opportunities e.g. in the fourth round of calls of the European Green Cars Initiative PPP will be given in dedicated sessions