Workshop 2 - Digitilisation 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

Digitilisation of Industry, Infrastructure, and E-Mobility

Digitilisation 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 DTIVES 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 19.9.2019

Workshop 2 - Digitilisation of Industry, Infrastructure, and E-Mobility
07.30 - 08.40
08.40 - 09.00
Opening by LORIT, EuroSPI and ECQA
09.00 - 09.45
Key Note: We need lots of imagination to solve some of the big problems facing mankind, Prof. Hermann Maurer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
10.00 - 11.00
Eye Tracking for Quality Control in Automotive Manufacturing
Jörg Niemann, Claudia Fussenecker1 and Martin Schlöesser, FLiX Research Centre, Duesseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Use of drones with virtual reality application for immobile Patients - An analysis of the impact on life quality
Natalie Horvath, IMC university of applied sciences Krems, Austria
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.30
Asset Tokenization on Blockchain - Including Mobility Idea
Rumy Narayan, Research group- Network Value Systems - NeVS, University of Vaasa, Finland
Towards Cyber-Physical Infrastructure as-a-Service (CPIaaS) in the Era of Industry 4.0
Jürgen Dobaj, Michael Krisper, and Georg Macher, Graz University of Technology, Austria
12.30 - 14.00
Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.45
Key Note: Functional Safety in Highly Autonomous Vehicles - Microcontroller Perspectives, Mat-Blazy Winning, Functional Safety Director, Austin, TX, USA
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.00
Cross-Cutting Approach to Integrate Functional and Material Design in a System Architectural Design – Example of an Electric Powertrain
Richard Messnarz, Damjan Ekert, ISCN GesmbH, Austria, Anke Blume, Fabian Grunert, University of Twente, Netherlands
Towards a Hybrid Process Model Approach in Production Systems Engineering ?
Dietmar Winkler, Lukas Kathrein, Kristof Meixner, and Stefan Biffl, Christian Doppler Laboratory for Security and Quality Improvement in the Production System Lifecycle, TU Vienna, Austria
17.00 - 18.00
Dealing with Security in a real DevOps environment
Xabier Larrucea, Alberto Berreteaga, TECNALIA, Spain
DRIVES – EU Blueprint Project for the Automotive Sector – Innovation Skills Needed for 2030
Jakub Stolfa, Svatopluk Stolfa, VSB - TUO Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, Richard Messnarz, ISCN GesmbH, Austria, Utimia Madaleno,Eupportunity, Belgium, Petr Dolejsi,ACEA, European Automobile Manufacturers Association, Belgium, Christian Baio, Federico Brugnoli,SPIN360, Italy
Buses take the delegates from the university to the Caves.
18.45 - 20.00
Guided City Tour - Learn about the History of Edinburgh
20.00 - 24.00

Important 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

12.04.2019 First Thematic Paper Submission
10.05.2019 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
21.06.2019 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
16.08.2019 Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
13.09.2019 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.

How to submit

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 guide. More...

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

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.