AMAA 2013

Smart Systems for Safe and Green Vehicles

17-18 June 2013
Kaiserin Friedrich-House, Berlin (Germany)


The road vehicle of the future will embrace innovations from three major automotive technology fields: driver assistance systems, vehicle networking and alternative propulsion. Smart systems such as adaptive ICT components and MEMS devices, novel network architectures, integrated sensor systems, intelligent interfaces and functional materials form the basis of these features and permit their successful and synergetic integration. They increasingly appear to be the key enabling technologies for safe and green road mobility.

It has been the mission of the International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA) for more than fifteen years to detect novel trends like this and to discuss the technological implications from early on. Therefore, the topic of the AMAA 2013 will be “Smart Systems for Safe and Green Vehicles”.

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 in this field. Discussions at the conference will focus particularly on the application areas mentioned below. A special attention will be given to topics covered in public funding programs like the European Green Cars Initiative PPP.

We are looking forward to receiving your proposals, and to meeting you for an inspiring conference in summer 2013.

AMAA 2013– Topics

Smart systems that enable safe and green vehicles by providing the following functionalities:

Driver Assistance & Road Safety

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; Interfaces 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; Integration of Nomadic Devices.

Green Power Trains & Vehicle Efficiency

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

Vehicle Electrification

Integrated Power Electronics; Smart Management and Routing of Energy and Power; Sensing and Adaptive Control of Electric Motors, Wheels and Batteries; Energy- Efficient Auxiliaries; Power Grid Connection; Battery Management; Thermal Management and Comfort; Busbased Communication and Control; Simplification of the E/E Architecture; Functional Safety, Reliability, and Robustness.

Components & Systems

New Sensors, Actuators and MEMS devices; Sensor Fusion; Virtual Sensors; 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 address recent research, development, 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 as part of the new Springer book series Lecture Notes in Mobility prior to the conference. In order to ensure a timely publication of the book, all manuscripts have to be submitted prior to 1 February 2013.

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 standard option to include your company’s logo into select communications to a platinum option which comprises an entry in the list of sponsors on the first pages of the conference book.

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.

Side Events

Working groups e.g. of EPoSS and other initiatives will meet at dedicated satellite events of the AMAA 2013.