AMAA 2015

Smart Systems for Green and Automated Driving

7-8 July 2015
Kaiserin-Friedrich-House, Berlin (Germany)


The automobile of the future will have to respond to two major trends, the electrification of the drivetrain, and the automation of the transportation system. These trends will not only lead to a greener and safer driving but redefine the concept of the car completely, particularly if they interact with each other in a synergetic way as for autonomous parking and charging, self-driving shuttles or mobile robots.

Enabling functionalities like environment perception are mostly enabled by electronic components and systems, sensors and actors, communication network nodes and smart systems integration. They will make the automobile of the future an integral part of the Internet of Things.

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 and to discuss the technological implications from early on. Therefore, the topic of the conference in 2015 will be “Smart Systems for Green and Automated Driving”.

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 Vehicles Initiative PPP of Horizon 2020.


Smart systems that enable green and automated driving by providing the following functionalities:

Driver Assistance & Vehicle Automation
Lane Keeping Assist; Adaptive Cruise Control; Surround Sensing and Perception; Highway Pilot; Pedestrian Recognition; Intersection Control;; Night Vision; Autonomous Handling of Routine Conditions;; Driver Monitoring; Reasoning and Decision Making; Autonomous Driving; Functional Safety; Motion Control.

Networked Vehicles, ITS & Road Safety
Driver Information on Traffic; Navigation; Interaction between the Driver, the Vehicle, and the Road;; Interfaces to Power and Data Infrastructures; Green and Dynamic Routing; Car-to-Car/Car-to-X Communication; Road Network Monitoring; Multi-Modal Travel Advice; On-Board Information and Entertainment; Integration of Nomadic Devices; Online Map Data.

Vehicle Efficiency & Green Power Trains
Optimized Engine Performance; Advanced Injection and Closed-loop Control of the Combustion Process; Hybridization and Recuperation; Powertrain Modu-larization; Waste Heat Recovery; Thermal Manage-ment; Eco Driving; Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Measurement and Control; Alternative Fuel Applica-tion, Lightweight Materials and Structural Health Monitoring, Adaptive Noise Reduction

Vehicle Electrification
Advanced Power Electronics; Smart Management and Routing of Energy and Power; Sensing and Adaptive Control of Electric Motors, Wheels and Batteries; Modularization; Energy-Efficient Auxiliaries; Power Grid Connection; Battery and Cell Management; Thermal Management and Comfort; Bus-based Communication and Control; Simplification of the E/E Architecture; Functional Safety, Reliability, and Robustness; EMV; Noise, Vibration, Harshness.

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; Simulation; Hardware-in-the-Loop-Testing; Standardization.

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