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Programme of the EPoSS General Assembly, Annual Forum and Engagement Day 2012

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1st Day
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
EPoSS General Assembly 2012

EPoSS Steering Group Meeting and IRISS Project Meeting
(for EPoSS Steering Group members and IRISS project partners only)
Working Lunch
(for EPoSS Steering Group and EPoSS High-Level Group only)
Registration, Welcome Coffee
& Opportunity to Visit the Poster Exhibition
15:00h EPoSS General Assembly 2012
(for EPoSS members and all those who intend to become a member)

Chair: Carmelo Papa, STMicroelectronics, Switzerland
EPoSS Chairman

  1. Reporting on the platform’s activities, strategies, operational and financial issues
  2. Overview of the structure and activities of the EPoSS Working Groups
  3. Presentation of future strategies and priority areas
  4. Decisions to be taken by General Assembly
  5. Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson elections
  6. AOB
A detailed programme (for EPoSS members only) is available >>here
End of EPoSS General Assembly 2012
& Opportunity to Visit the Poster Exhibition
(Coffee and snacks will be served)
Parallel EPoSS Working Group Meetings
End of EPoSS Working Group Meetings
Bus Transport to Dinner Event
Meeting Point: Registration Desk

Dinner Event
Les Salons de la Maison des Arts et Métiers
9 bis, Avenue d’Iéna
75116 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 40 69 27 00

2nd Day
Thursday, 27 September 2012
EPoSS Annual Forum 2012 "Industrial Leadership and Solutions for Societal Challenges"

08:30h Registration, Welcome Coffee
& Opportunity to Visit the Poster Exhibition
09:00h Opening of the Annual Forum & Keynote Session

Chair: Carmelo Papa, Executive Vice President, Industrial and Multisegment General Manager, STMicroelectronics, Switzerland
EPoSS Chairman

  • Carmelo Papa, STMicroelectronics, Switzerland
    EPoSS Chairman
    Welcome Address
  • Robert Plana, Head of Research and Innovation Strategy (SSRI) at France’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DGRI), France
    The French Research and Innovation Strategy and its Implementation in Smart Systems Integration
  • Alain Ripart, Senior Vice-President and Chief Scientific Officer, Sorin Group CRM, France
    Smart Active Implantable Medical Devices: A Vision for the Future
  • Patrick Bastard, Director, Advanced Electronics & New Technologies, Technocentre Renault, France
    The Key Role of Electronics and Smart Systems in the Development of Electric Vehicles: State-of-the-Art and Perspectives
  • Massimo Comparini, Chief Technology Officer, Thales Alenia Space, Italy
    The Added Value of Smart Systems Integration for Europe: European and Worldwide Leadership in Satellites
  • Marise Bafleur, CNRS Research Director, Manager of the Energy Management research topic at LAAS-CNRS, France
    Energy and Smart Systems
  • Khalil Rouhana, Director Components and Systems, European Commission, DG CONNECT, Belgium
    Horizon2020: Focus on Smart Systems (title tbc)
11:00h Coffee Break

Session 1: Smart Systems Leading Tomorrow’s Markets

Chair: Riccardo Groppo, Head of Department Automotive Electronics Design & Development, Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A.
Chairman of the EPoSS Working Group Automotive

  • Jochen Langheim, ST Microelectronics, France
    The Role of Power Electronics for the Future of Transport and Energy
  • Pedro Ruiz, Integrasys S.A., Spain
    The Integration of Complex and Multi-component Smart Systems: from R&D to Products
  • Andreas Nettsträter, Fraunhofer IML, Germany
    IoT in Logistics
  • Jean-Luc Mate, EURIPIDES and CONTINENTAL France, France
    EURIPIDES Next: Vision and strategy from 2013 and beyond
12:30h Lunch
Opportunity to Visit the Poster Exhibition

Session 2: Design and Manufacturing Challenges in Smart Systems Integration

Chair: Irene Lopez de Vallejo, ICT Partnerships Director, IK4-Tekniker, Spain

  • David Topham, Arts & Science, United Kingdom
    Fashioning 2020 Products: Exploring the Design of Smart Systems as Illustrated by the Issues of Wearable Technology
  • Olivier Ichkan, SORIN Group, France
    Smart Systems in Cardiac Active Implanted Medical Devices (AIMD)
  • Roberto Zafalon, STMicroelectronics, Italy
    Smart System Design: Industrial Challenges and Perspectives
  • Maarten Cauwe, Centre for Microsystems Technology (CMST) IMEC vzw, Belgium
    Development of Integration Technologies on Foil as Catalyst for the Implementation of Smart Systems
  • Marc Desmulliez, Heriot-Watt University MIcroSystems Engineering Centre, United Kingdom
    Manufacturing the Future: Lessons from Nature
14:45h Coffee Break
15:15h  Session 3: Industrial Leadership of Smart Systems and Micro-Nano-Bio Systems

Chair: Etienne Flesch, President and CEO, VERMON SA, France

  • Jörg Nestler, BiFlow Systems GmbH, Germany
    Towards "Smart Microfluidic Systems": Increasing the Level of Integration in Microfluidics Systems
  • Luis Fonseca, CNM-CSIS, Spain
    Smart Systems for Food: A ‘Valley of Death’ or a ‘Leap of Faith’?
  • Jon Mabe, IK4-Tekniker, Spain
    The Future of Fluid Inspection on Industrial Applications: an Autonomous Micro Colorimeter Sensor for Fluidics
  • Philippe Lutz, FEMTO-ST institute, France
    Digital Microrobotics
  • Yann Lamy, CEA-LETI, France
    3D Silicon for Biomedical Smart Devices
End of Annual Forum
& Opportunity to Visit the Poster Exhibition

(Coffee and snacks will be served)
Parallel Meetings
& Specialist Tour of the Poster Exhibition

3rd Day
Friday, 28 September 2012
EPoSS Engagement Day 2012

08:30h Registration, Welcome Coffee
& Opportunity to Visit the Poster Exhibition
09:00h COWIN Tutorial "Compliance to Regulation as a Success Factor for Innovative Projects"
Innovative projects can benefit from compliance to regulatory hurdles by transforming them into competitive advantages, in particular within the healthcare and food&beverage industries. This tutorial will address two major regulatory environments, often faced by innovative companies: intellectual property and EC/FDA regulatory frameworks.
  • Alexandre Lebkiri, French and European Patent Attorney, CABINET CAMUS LEBKIRI, France
    Patents aspects
  • Emmanuel Cohen-Laroque, Senior Partner, YOLE Finance & COWIN MedTech/Biotech Expert, France
    Regulatory aspects
10:00h Workshop on the Medical Devices Aspects of Micro-Nano-Bio Systems

Chair: Renzo Dal Molin, Sorin Group CRM, France
Chairman of the EPoSS Working Groups
Applied MNBS and Healthy Living

  • Renzo Dal Molin, Sorin Group CRM, France
    Market & Roadmaps for Medical Devices related to MNBS and Healthy Living
  • Dominique Delmas, Futurs Health Products, France
    Market & Roadmaps for Electroactive Polymer or Gel in Implanted Medical Devices
  • Romain Labas, Marketech Group, France
    Market & Roadmaps for MEMS in Medical Devices Applied to MNBS and Healthy Living
11:30h Coffee Break
Internet of Things Session

Chair: Alessandro Bassi, Hitachi Ltd, United Kingdom
Chairman of the EPoSS Working Group Communications for Smart Devices

  • Halid Hrasnica, Eurescom GmbH, Germany
    NetSoc Project: Collaboration Opportunities for EPoSS and the IoT Community
  • Pierpaolo Giacomin, Hitachi Europe Ltd, United Kingdom (tbc)
    IoT and Clouds (title tbc)
  • Louis Montagne, Bearstech, France
    IoT and Open Source (title tbc)
13:15h Lunch
& Opportunity to Visit the Poster Exhibition
Session on Roadmaps for the Exploitation of Smart Systems
This session provides an opportunity to view and discuss the first results of a survey characterising the SSI community in Europe. The objectives of the session are to corroborate the findings of the survey and to plan the next phase - a roadmap for the 5 most relevant SSI applications sectors up to 2020.

Chair: Günter Lugert, Siemens AG, Germany
Chairman of the EPoSS Executive Committee


  • Günter Lugert, Siemens AG, Germany
    Analysing the Characteristics of the Smart Systems Integration Community in Europe
  • David Topham, Arts & Science, United Kingdom
    Observations Regarding Applications Sectors and the Technologies Used
  • David Topham, Arts & Science, United Kingdom
    Drivers, Difficulties and Support Mechanisms
  • Hans-Georg von Garssen, Siemens AG, Germany
    Clusters and Supply Chains
  • Thomas Köhler, VDI/VDE-IT, Germany
    Discussion: The Top 5 Most Relevant Applications Sectors for Roadmapping
15:45h Wrap-up of the Day
16:00h End of EPoSS Engagement Day 2012


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