ASAM International Conference 2017 "Autonomous Driving - Big Testing and Big Data as the Next Challenge" - in cooperation with the Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

We kindly invite you to take part in the 3rd ASAM International Conference 2017! The ASAM e.V. in cooperation with the Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport and the Saxon Energy Agency (SAENA GmbH Corporation) provide an overview of the current trends towards the development and refinement of autonomous and connected driving as well as the urban digital testbed Dresden.

Participants will discuss current technology developments with international experts from industry, research and politics. Different sessions over two days will include presentations and discussions on cutting-edge developments, benefits and challenges of virtual testing as well as implications of advanced driver assistance systems and application of automated and connected driving functions.

The Conference also focuses on Saxony´s innovative and leading approach to the transition for efficient mobility. Find out more about the outstanding research infrastructure and the home of Germany´s important centres for automotive industry with the future strategy Synchronized Mobility 2023 for intelligent transport systems and the highly potential urban testbed Dresden - one of Germany´s seven digital testbeds for connected and automated driving.


  • 200-250 participants expected from industry, science & politics
  • Up to 8 exciting keynote and expert sessions (e.g. Big Testing, Testbed Dresden, Virtual Testing, Deep Learning and Communication Concepts)
  • Speakers and potential partners from e.g. Daimler AG, Jaguar LandRover, Opel Automobile GmbH, Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe, Carhs GmbH, Trace Tronic GmbH, 5G Lab Germany, Naventik GmbH, [ui!] - Urban Software Institute GmbH, AI Metrics, DataStax, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI  and VDA e.V.
  • Saxony´s future strategy Synchronized Mobility 2023 and the urban digital testbed Dresden
  • Exhibition and presentation of Regional Projects with significant researchers & entrepreneurs
  • Networking, communication and initiation of collaboration
  • Evening event at the VW Transparent Factory (Die Gläserne Manufaktur)


  • ASAM e.V. (Association for Standardisation of Automation and Measuring Systems)
  • Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

Organizer & Partner for the Saxon Presentations:

  • Saxon Energy Agency - SAENA GmbH Corporation
  • Saxony Economic Development Corporation (WFS - Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH)


Registration is now available via ASAM e.V.


Conference venue:  

International Conference Center Dresden (ICC)

Ostra-Ufer 2, 01067 Dresden, DE


Phone: +49 (0)351 216 1070

Evening event:

Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH

VW Transparent Factory (Die Gläserne Manufaktur)

Lennéstraße 1, 01069 Dresden, DE


Phone: +49 (0)351 420 - 4411


Are you looking for a hotel during the event? Book a room at one of our sponsor hotels with special benefits from 05-07 th December, 2017.

Please indicate the keyword "SAENA GmbH" for each booking.

Have a look at all accomodations:

Maritim Hotel Dresden (ICC) (Available until 06th November, 2017)

Devrientstraße 10-12, 01067 Dresden, DE

Registration link Booking at Maritim Hotel Dresden



Phone: +49 (0)351 216 - 1018 // Fax: +49 (0)351 216 - 1000

Art´otel Dresden (Available until 07th November, 2017)

Ostra - Allee 33, 01067 Dresden, DE



Phone: +49 (0)30 400 557 - 700 // Fax: +49 (0)30 400 557 - 777

Motel One Dresden Am Zwinger (Available until 24th October, 2017)

Postplatz 5, 01067 Dresden, DE

Registration link Booking at Motel One Am Zwinger



Phone: +49 (0)351 438 - 380 // Fax: +49 (0)351 438 - 3810

Contact & Information

For detailed information or any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Yvonne Jähne

E-Mail: or

Phone: +49 (0)351 4910 - 3174


Conference program 

Wednesday, Dec. 06, 2017 // 09:00 - 17:00



09:00 - 09:15

Marc Blatter, Chairman of ASAM e.V.

Barbara Meyer, General Director, Division Innovation, SME´s, Industry, Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

Session I

General Aspects of Autonomous Driving

Chairman: Prof. Günther Prokop

09:15 - 09:45

KEY NOTE: Networked and Automated Driving - Megatrends and Challenges for the Automotive Industry
Marko Gustke, Senior Consultant, Coordination Center Connected and Automated Driving, VDA e.V.

09:45 - 10:15

Towards Vision Zero - The Role of Legal and Consumer Protection Requirements 
Rainer Hoffmann, Managing Director, GmbH

10:15 - 10:45

BREAK - Visit of the Exhibition

10:45 - 11:15

KEY NOTE: The German government´s strategy on automated and connected driving and the urban digital testbeds
Dr. Tobias Miethaner, Head of Department, Digital Society, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

11:15 - 11:45

Synchronized Mobility
Dr. Torsten Gründel, Head of Department Intelligent Transport Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI

11:45 - 12:15

On the Way Towards Safe and Autonomous Driving - How Can Big Data Help to Achieve this Goal?
Prof. Dr. Lars Hannawald, Chair Vehicle Technologies, HTW Dresden

12:15 - 13:30

LUNCH - Visit of the Exhibition

Session II

Big Testing

Chairman: Prof. Marcus Rieker

13:30 - 14:00

Testing Automated Driving - Challenges and State of the Art
Dr. Matthias Fruth, Head of Research, TraceTronic GmbH

14:00 - 14:30

Driver Model for the Virtual Testing of Level 3 Systems
Dr. Helmut Schittenhelm, Daimler AG

14:30 - 15:00

Vehicle in the Loop Simulation for Development, Testing and Validation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems ans Connected Autonomous Vehicles 
Dr. Pawel Jaworski, Senior Research Engineer, HORIBA MIRA

15:00 - 15:30

BREAK - Visit of the Exhibition

Session III

Synchronized Mobility 2023 - Testbed Dresden

Chairman: SAENA GmbH

15:30 - 17:10

On-Board-Unit for Cooperative V2X Communication
David Sakalaschwili, Senior Account Manager, Preh Car Connect GmbH

Towards Cooperative Driving Functions in Urban Environments
Dr. Alexander Jungmann, Driver Warning Functions & Image Processing, IAV GmbH Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr

Hybrid V2X Communication – Modular Communication Concept for Future Road Side Units
Fabian Berger, Board Member/Director, MUGLER AG

Test procedure of Automated-Connected driving functions on public urban testbeds
Rico Auerswald, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI

SePIA – Scenario-based Platform for the Inspection of Automated Driving Functions
Dietmar Bönninger, FSD Fahrzeugsystemdaten GmbH – Zentrale Stelle

Evening event // 18:00 - 23:00


Dinner Reception at the VW Transparent Factory (Die Gläserne Manufaktur), Dresden

18:00 - 21:00

Tours through the VW Transparent Factory are offered optional

19:00 - 19:15

Dr. Hartmut Mangold, Head of Department, State Secretary of the Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

19:15 - 19:30

Dr. Klaus Estenfeld, Managing Director ASAM e.V.


Presentation Business Location Saxony
Peter Nothnagel, Managing Director of the Saxony Economic Development Corporation (WFS - Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH)

Thursday, Dec. 07, 2017 // 09:00 - 16:45


(Conference Room 1)

(Conference Room 2)



Session IV: Virtual Development

Chairman: Richard Vreeland

Session V: Communication Concepts

Chairman: SAENA GmbH

09:00 - 09:30

Virtual Vehicle Development Along a Seamlessly Integrated Toolchain
Dr. Michael Kochem, Opel Automobile GmbH

5G-Enabled V2X Communications for Connected and Automated Driving
Dr. Norman Franchi, Senior Research Group Leader, 5G Lab Germany

09:30 - 10:00

Forefront of Test Environment: Applying Virtual ECU for Automotive In-vehicle Electronic Control Systems toward Autonomous Driving 
Julien Marguerie, Technical Manager, Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe GmbH

Robust vehicle self-localization for safety critical applications 
Robin Streiter, Managing Director, Naventik GmbH

10:00 - 10:30

Advancements in the Powertrain Test Environment and the Impact of ADAS Development  
Philip Lawson, Jaguar LandRover

Joint Test Field for Cloud Based Smart City Activities and C2X Use Cases in Darmstadt 
Jürgen Mück, Product Manager & Senior Researcher, Urban Software Institute GmbH

10:30 - 11:00

BREAK - Visit of the Exhibition / Presentation of Regional Projects



Session VI: Validation in a Virtual World

Chariman: Richard Vreeland

Session VII: Deep Learning

Chairman: Dr. Kay Buettner

11:00 - 11:30

Integrating, Interfacing & Inspecting - A Test Framework for Highly Automated Driving  
Dr. Rainer Rasche, Group Leader Software Development, dSPACE GmbH

Deep Learning Requirements for Autonomous Vehicles
Gordon Cooper, Product Marketing Manager, Synopsys Inc.

11:30 - 12:00

ENABLE-S3 - Advanced V&V Technologies and Methods Combined with Simulation and Testing Environments Enable the Safe and Secure Development of Autonomous Vehicles
Horst Pflügl, Department Manager Research Program, AVL List GmbH

A Report of a Learning Support Data Platform for Autonomous Driving Development and Validation 
Zhiliang Zhou, Owner, AI Metrics

12:00 - 13:30

LUNCH - Visit of the Exhibition / Presentation of Regional Projects



Session VIII: Simulation

Chairman: Dr. Henning Holzmann

Session IX: Big Data

Chairman: Stefan Romainczyk

13:30 - 14:00

Scenario-Based Approach to the Development of ADAS and Automated Driving Functions in a Virtual Prototype
Dominik Dörr, Business Development Manager ADAS & Autonomous Driving, IPG Automotive GmbH

Importance of Semantics and Standards in the World of Big Data - The Distributed ODS Approach
Puran Parekh, CEO, iASYS Pvt. Ltd

14:00 - 14:30

Model-Based Assessment of Real-World CO2 Reduction Potential in Heavy Goods Vehicles Through Application of Connected eHorizon and Predictive Energy Managament
Dr. Gareth Milton, Chief Engineer, Ricardo Innovations

ODS Big Data - A Vision for the Future
Alf Porzig, Associated Partner, MHP Management- und IT Beratung GmbH, Dr. Sandi Pohorec, Data Scientist, AVL List GmbH

14:30 - 15:00

BREAK - Visit of the Exhibition / Presentation of Regional Projects

15:00 - 15:30

Standards for Precisely Digitized Roads or Test Tracks in Virtual Testing and Simulation
Dr. Gunnar Gräfe, Managing Director, 3D Mapping Solutions GmbH

ASAM Standardization in Telematics 
Mousumi Mukhopadhyay, Cummins Inc.

15:30 - 16:00 Co-Simulation of Vehicle, Environment and Traffic Flow for the Development and Testing of Highly Automated and Connected Vehicles
Dr. Steffen Kutter, Head of Autonomous Driving and Driving Strategies, Dresden Institute of Automobile Engineering

Session X

Outlook into Other Domains

Chairman: Prof. Marcus Rieker

16:00 - 16:30

Virtual Testing and Validation of the Upgradable, Autonomous Car of the Future
Thomas Dietz, Head of Automotive Division / Group Leader Research Campus ARENA 2036, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

16:30 - 16:45

Final Words


Über die Veranstaltung


06.12.2017, 09:00 Uhr bis
07.12.2017, 16:45 Uhr