Workshop: Digitalisation of Industry, Infrastructure, and E-Mobility



Jakub Stolfa
VSB TUO, Czech Republic

Svatopluk Stolfa
VSB TUO, Czech Republic

Peter Dolejsi
ACEA, Belgium

Georg Macher
TU Graz, Austria

Andreas Riel
Grenoble Institute of Technology, France

Michael Reiner
University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria

Richard Messnarz
ISCN GesmbH, Austria

Digitalisation of Industry, Infrastructure, and E-Mobility

Digitalisation of industry, vehicles, planes, infrastructure, services leads to new system and software architectures, new standards to be followed, new uses cases, new service models, and so forth. The EU Blueprint project DRIVES came up with a set of major drivers of change which are used below as thematic paper topics. 

DRIVES (2018 - 2021) is a large EU project which implements the vision of GEAR 2030. Gear 2030 is a strategy pannel in Brussels where the association of car manufacturers in Europe and the association of all Automotive suppliers in Europe share an expert team to develop the vision of the future skills / job roles needed for the Automotive industry till 2030. The year 2030 marks a corner stone where cars are driving in a networked infrastructure and cars are developed with so much intellegence, electronics, sensors and software to offer self driving. Moreover, it is planned to network the entire infrastructure, with a production in an industry 4.0 environment and on the air uploads to update cars constantly. Also new energy concepts are planned to provide enough electric power and new service and business models are created. And new chemical and material research is done to allow leight weight vehicles, and vehicles that can reload batteries during drive etc. Members of DRIVES will share exeriences with contributing parties, and experts contribution papers can share their ideas with GEAR 2030 and DRIVES.


Workshop Program 10.9.2020

Workshop - Digitalisation of Industry, Infrastructure, and E-Mobility
12.30 - 14.00
Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.45
Key Note 3: EU Blueprint and Skills Alliance for Future Battery Systems Developments (E-Mobility), EU Blueprint ALLBAT, Sweden,  Chair: Jakub Stolfa
14.45 - 15.30
Key Note 4: A view about Life Cycle Management and New Technologies (e.g. Eye Tracking) in Automotive Production, Prof. Jörg Niemann, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.00
Automotive Mechatronics Training Programme - an Inclusive Education Series for Car Manufacturer and Supplier Industry
Mario Hirz, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Automotive Engineering Skills and Job Roles of the future?
Jakub Stolfa, Svatopluk Stolfa, VSB TUO, Czech Republic, Richard Messnarz, ISCN GesmbH, Austria, Omar Veledar, AVL List GesmbH, Austria, Damjan Ekert, ISCN GesmbH, Austria, Georg Macher, TU Graz, Austria
17.00 - 18.00
Analysis of Asymmetry in the Resonant Stage of Multiphase Converters for E-Mobility Charging Station
Dimitar Arnaudov, Marin B. Marinov, Technical University of Sofia, Maria Stefanova-Pavlova, Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer Global, Bulgaria
A Self-Configuring Software-based EtherCAT Master Redundancy Protocol over TSN
Jürgen Dobaj, Thomas Krug, Matthias Seidl, Michael Krisper, Georg Macher, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Buses take the delegates from the university to the Dusseldorf City Center
18.45 - 20.00
Guided City Tour - Learn about the City of Dusseldorf at the Rhein River

Workshop Program 11.9.2020

Workshop - Emerging and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Software Engineering
08.00 - 09.00
09.00 - 10.00
Study on Electric Powertrain Engineering Requirements - Stakeholders Perspective
Georg Macher, Eugen Brenner, TU Graz, Austria, Richard Messnarz, Damjan Ekert, ISCN GesmbH, Austria, Jakub Stolfa, Svatopluk Stolfa, VSB TUO, Czech Republic, Joerg Niemann, Claudia Fussenecker, Marius Schoening, Alexander Paul, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany, Nikolay Pavlov, Boyko Gigov, Techical University of Sofia, and Maria Stefanova Pavlova, CITT Global, Bulgaria
Adaptive Predictive Energy Management Strategy Example for Electric Vehicle Long Distance Trip
Nikolay Pavlov, Boyko Gigov, Maria Stefanova-Pavlova, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, Zlatina Dimitrova, PSA Groupe, France
10.00 - 11.00
Improvement of System Reliability - Case Study of Thermal Analysis of ZACUBE-2
Andre Wendland, and Marc Bumann,  University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany, Shane Martin, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa,  Jörg Niemann, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany
Integrating Stakeholder and Social Network Analysis into Innovation Project Management
Karolin Gebhardt, Bayer AG, Germany, Andreas Riel, University of Genoble, France, Tom Maes, Bayer AG, Germany
11.00 - 11.15
Coffee Break
11.15 - 12.00
Key Note 5:  Clean SPICE processes and agile methods are the key to modern automotive software engineering, Steffen Seidt, Electronics Development Manager at Marelli Automotive Lighting, Germany
12.00 - 13.15
Lunch Break
13.15 - 15.15
A new concept for people movers on single-track secondary railway lines 
Walter Sebron, Elaheh Gol Hashem, Peter Krebs, and Hans Tschürtz, Vienna University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Experimental Set-up for Evaluation of Algorithms for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
Stefan Hensel, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany, Marin B. Marinov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, Christoph Kehret, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany, Maria Stefanova-Pavlova, Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer-Global, Bulgaria
Elaborating inputs to DRIVES
15.30 - 16.00
Rory O Connor paper Award and Best paper Award together with the ASQ and Outlook to 2021 in Krems,  Austria.


How do I submit my paper?


Please follow the following steps for submitting a paper:

  • Your thematic topic paper should comprise 10-12 pages.
  • Your paper has to be conform to the Springer CCIS format which is the same as the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format (please see the author guidelines of Springer)
  • The paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website (see below).
  • Authors of accepted papers will be asked to write a final paper of 10 to maximum 12 pages and to prepare a 20 minutes PowerPoint presentation.
  • The final paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website again.
  • Papers shall reference the SPI Manifesto (find relationships to values and principles or propose new values and principles to be added).

Note: To publish the paper in the proceedings the authors have to sign a copyright form and at least one of the authors has to present the paper at the conference. The paper will be published in printed form and electronically and therefore we need all source files.

Please read first the author submission guideMore...

Also see "Thematic Paper Submission for one of the 10 workshop communities" for more information

Thematic Paper Topics

  • Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing
  • additive layer manufgacturing (3D printing)
  • knowledge engineering
  • robotics & automation
  • artificial intelligence
  • Smart Car
  • Car to Car communication
  • sensor clusters
  • Highly Automated Drive
  • Fail Safe Concepts
  • Big Data Processing
  • Robotic engineering
  • Electrical Powertrain
  • Zero Emission
  • Smart energy management
  • New business models
  • New legislation
  • Learning vehicles
  • sustainability (CO2 reduction) Eco & recycling
  • Used electronics treatment e.g. battery
  • bio(circular) economy
  • Hydrogen/Fuel Cell vehicles
  • E-Mobility service models
  • New Life Cycle Models
  • Complex Supply Chains
  • On the air Updates in Complex Systems
  • Integration of Virtual Reality
  • Best Practices
  • How to Assess Digitilised Industry, Infrastructure and artificial intelligence self driving vehicles?

Submission Dates

10.04.2020 First Thematic Paper Submission
30.04.2020 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
05.06.2020 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
07.08.2020 (now 14.08.2020) Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
28.08.2020 Upload of Powerpoint Conference Presentation

SPRINGER Book Series

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual SPRINGER book and the EuroSPI books show a total of 150000 (one hunded fifty thousand) chapter downloads. The workshop papers will form a chapter for this thematic topic in the SPRINGER book.


Additional Information


The idea of this workshop community is to elaborate a set of best practices and success factors for the implementation of a digitilised industry, infrastructure and highy automated vehicles. Also DRIVES develops a pool of skills that will be provided with training to the Automotive industry and this workshop is contributing to ideas to be implemented in DRIVES.

Relevant topics, among others will be Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing, additive layer manufgacturing (3D printing), knowledge engineering, robotics & automation, artificial intelligence, Smart Car, Car to Car communication, sensor clusters, Highly Automoted Drive, Fail Safe Concepts, Big Data Processing, Robotic engineering, Electrical Powertrain
Zero Emission, Smart energy management, New business models, New legislation
Learning vehicles, sustainability (CO2 reduction) Eco & recycling, Used electronics treatment e.g. battery, bio(circular) economy, Hydrogen/Fuel Cell vehicles, E-Mobility service models, etc.

Interactive Workshop Approach

Focus of interest and main questions discussed during the workshop will be:
  • Best and next practices to develop a digitilised industry, infrastructure, automated vehicles, planes, trains, etc.
  • Standards to be considered in implementing the digitilisation strategy.
  • Bad practices/experiences (what not to do) to deploy the digitilisation strategy..
  • How can existing organisations adapt to  the digitilisation strategy. in terms of skills, roles, competencies, system environment, software environment, etc.
  • Which assessment model can be used to measure the capability of an artificial intelligence based digitilised infrastructure?
  • Which new comcepts are needed to mange this?
Each presentation will contribute topics for interdisciplinary discussion in the group. Finally, a panel discussion shall come up with a summary of the research and industry challenges and solutions identified and elaborated further for the next EuroAsiaSPI² conference edition.