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 2.9.2021

Workshop - Digitilisation of Industry, Infrastructure and E-Mobility
12.30 - 14.00
Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.45
Key Note 3: VR in the industry – Gamechanger or still playground
Prof. Michael Reiner, IMC FH Krems, Austria, Chair: Gabriele Sauberer, Room: Audimax
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.00
Ethical Issues Invoked by Industry 4.0
Harjinder Rahanu, Elli Georgiadou, Middlesex University London,UK, Kerstin Siakas, International Hellenic University, Greece and University of Vaasa, Finland, Margaret Ross, Solent University, Southampton, UK, Eleni Berki, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
How to Train the Future European Service Engineer?
Jörg Niemann, Claudia Fussenecker, Alexander Paul, Marius Schöning, Martin Schlösser, Dominik Kretschmar, Germany
17.00 - 18.00
Challenges in Transition of System Engineering Orient-ed Organization to a Service Management Perspective
Aysegül ÜNAL, Onur KAYNAK, Taner ÖZDEMIR, ASELSAN A.S., Turkey
Panel Discussion
Discussion about how these contributions can be considered in future skills strategies, such as the one from the EU Blueprints DRIVES, ALBATTS, CHAISE.
Buses take the delegates from the university to Vienna (Imperial Palace) - arrival 19.15 (Pro-HERITAGE Project)
18.45 - 20.00
Guided Tour - Learning Places in the Hofburg which a normal tourist cannot visit

Workshop Program 3.9.2021

Workshop - Digitilisation of Industry, Infrastructure and E-Mobility
08.00 - 09.00
09.00 - 10.00
The impact of train station topologies on operation of autonomous people movers
Walter Sebron, Elaheh Gol-Hashem, Peter Krebs, Hans Tschürtz, Vienna University of Applied Sciences, Austria
SOTIF process and methods in combination with functional safety
Dietmar Kinalzyk, AVL, Regensburg, Germany
10.00 - 11.00
The European CHAISE initiative to shape to future of Blockchain skill qualification and certification
Dionysios Solomos, Nikos Tsianos, EXELIA E.E., Greece, Parisa Ghodous, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon, France, Andreas Riel, Grenoble Alps University, France and ECQA GmbH, Austria
Normative Documents for Electric Vehicles and Possibilities for Their Application in the Education of E-Powertrain Engineers
Nikolay Pavlov, Boyko Gigov, Maria Stefanova-Pavlova, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
11.00 - 11.15
Coffee Break
11.15 - 12.00
Key Note 5: Gamification Implementation in Automotive SW Development Environment to Increase Teams Engagement, Samer Sameh, Mourad Mounir, Khaled Badr, VALEO, Chair: Richard Messnarz, Room: Audimax
12.00 - 13.15
Lunch Break
13.15 - 14.15
Electric Powertrain Engineer Skills Needs and Pilot Course Implementation
Svatopluk Stolfa, Jakub Stolfa, Petr Simoník, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, FEECS, Czech Republic, Richard Messnarz, Damjan Ekert, I.S.C.N GmbH, Austria, Georg Macher, Eugen Brenner, Graz University of Technology, Austria, Nikolay Pavlov, Boyko Gigov, and Maria Stefanova Pavlova, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, Marius Schoening, Alexander Paul, Joerg Niemann, Claudia Fussenecker, Hochschule Duesseldorf, Germany
Steering Drivers of Change: Maximising Benefits of Trustworthy IoT
Omar Veledar, Eric Armengaud, AVL List GmbH, Austria, Leo Happ Botler, Graz University of Technology, Austria, Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt, Salzburg Research, Austria, Christian Derler, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria, Stefan Jaksic, Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria, Lukas Krammer, Siemens AG, Austria, Christian Lettner, Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH, Austria, Georg Macher, Graz University of Technology, Austria, Stefan Marksteiner, AVL List GmbH, Austria, Andreas Martin, Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria, Martin Matschnig, Siemens AG, Austria, Peter Priller, AVL List GmbH, Austria, Sebastian Ramacher, Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria, Kay Römer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
14.15 - 15.15
Interactive Panel Discussion
Key Topics/Questions of the EU Blueprints Projects DRIVES (Automotive), ALBATTS (Battery), CHAISE (Blockchain) will be discussed and feedback collected to think about a future Europe with digitization and e-mobility road map.
15.30 - 16.00
Rory O Connor paper Award and Best paper Award together with the ASQ and Outlook to 2021 in Krems,  Austria.

Call for Papers


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

28.04.2021 First Thematic Paper Submission
14.05.2021 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
01.06.2021 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
02.08.2021 Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
26.08.2021 Upload of Powerpoint Conference Presentation
30.08.2021 Free Technology Day
01.-03.09.2021 Conference

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.