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SSI 2013: International Conference and Exhibition on Integration Issues of Miniaturized Systems

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The event, which is part of the activities of EPoSS, will be held in Amsterdam, 13-14 March 2013. EPoSS members get approx. 30% discount using a special registration code available in related content section of this event (see below).

  • Conference & Exhibition
When 13 March 2013 08:00 AM to
14 March 2013 05:00 PM
Where Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Contact Name Stephanie Armbruster
Contact Email
Contact Phone +49 711 61946-16
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Smart Systems Integration is the international communication platform for research institutes and manufacturers to exchange know-how on smart systems integration and to create the basis for successful research cooperations with focus on Europe.

The event is part of the activities of EPoSS. EPoSS provides keynote speeches and organises special sessions at the conference, and has a booth at the exhibition. Participation in the EPoSS sessions is free of charge. There also is a special reduced fee for EPoSS members for participation at the full conference (approx. 30% discount). In order to take advantage of this discount, the special code needed is available (only for EPoSS members) in this document.

SSI 2013

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The Smart Systems Integration Conference 2013 addresses innovative smart products, their manufacturing technologies and the basis for future systems - the international research work on smart technologies and smart materials.

There will be special sessions related to best practice examples and to the strategy of EPoSS, the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration, and to actual developments in the US.

The conference,

  • Focuses on complex systems in consideration of the components
  • Is application oriented
  • Is close to the industry
  • Shows the potential of research and development activities worldwide

The exhibition is the right place for research institutions, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, producers of sub-assemblies, components and systems in the sectors microsystems and nanotechnology, microelectronics, micromechanics, sensor technology and wireless communication.Be part of the Smart Systems Integration community represented in one place and become an exhibitor in SSI 2013. A flyer for exhibitors is available >>here


  1. Smart systems for automotive applications/green car and aeronautics
  2. Smart medtech systems and systems for prognostics health management
  3. Smart systems in logistics and security applications
  4. Smart power, smart grids and smart networks
  5. Cyber physical systems, smart communication, self-sufficient sensor networks
  6. Manufacturing technologies for smart integrated systems
  7. Design of smart systems, component design, design for reliability
  8. Micro and nano systems/embedded systems
  9. Advanced micro and nano technologies
  10. New materials, nano structures and devices
  11. Roll to roll technologies, printed functionalities
  12. 3D integration and interconnect technologies
  13. System integration and packaging
  14. Test and reliability of components and systems

EPoSS Sessions at SSI 2013
13 March 2013, 10:45 – 15:35

EPoSS Session I: A new Strategic Research Agenda for Smart Systems Integration: Markets, Technologies, Processes
Chair: Carmelo Papa, STMicroelectronics, Switzerland

The new EPoSS Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) has been developed using a rigorous process that involved

  • a large-scale Smart Systems stakeholder survey asking about markets served, technologies used, turnover and headcount, funding and grants, drivers, difficulties, support and assistance
  • in-depth expert surveys and interviews for each application sector, technology  and production process
  • a series of expert workshops on timelines, impact, SWOT and priority setting.

In this first EPoSS Session, co-developers and supporters from key industries will present the first draft of the new EPoSS SRA in their own application sectors. Participants are invited to discuss, comment upon and contribute actively to the SRA.

10:45 Background to the Work
David Topham, Arts & Science, United Kingdom
11:00 Smart Systems for Transport and Mobility
Riccardo Groppo, CRF, Italy
Smart Systems for Health and Beyond
Rainer Günzler, HSG-IMIT, Germany
11:30 Smart Systems for Manufacturing
Nunzio Abbate, STMicroelectronics, Italy
Cees Lanting, CSEM, Switzerland
11:45 Smart Systems for Communications
Bernard Candaele, THALES, France
12:00 Smart Systems for Energy
David Holden, CEA-Leti, France
12:15 Feedback, Comments and Contributions from Participants
David Topham, Arts & Science, United Kingdom
12:25 End of EPoSS Session I

EPoSS Session II: Implementing the new EPoSS SRA: Policy Recommendations and Industrial Roll-out
Chair: Wolfgang Gessner, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, Germany 

In order for the whole Smart Systems ecosystem to take maximum advantage of the SRA for Smart Systems Integration, EPoSS is implementing a multi-strand approach for its roll-out, covering
  • funding programmes at the level of EU, national and regional authorities,
  • the R&D&I level of all stakeholder organisations, from SMEs and large industry to public research and academia,
  • all steps of the Smart Systems value chain, from design to manufacture,
  • the level of skills development, e.g. through education, training and expert exchange

This second EPoSS Session will include presentations on

  • Smart Systems as part of Horizon 2020 and targeted support measures such as the European Green Vehicles Initiative,
  • reaching out to and engaging with national and regional authorities and with Smart Systems clusters and networks,
  • maximising interaction with stakeholders - from those already involved in Smart Systems, e.g. in EU-funded take-up projects - to new user communities, such as the service industries and the flexible, organic and large-area electronics community.
13:30 Services and Capital Goods: How Smart Systems and Services Change the Health Market
Ulrike Blume, Philips Healthcare Germany
13:45 Promoting the Smart Systems SRA in EU Member States and Regions
Chris Merveille, IK4-IKERLAN, Spain
14:00 Erasmus Mundus MSc in Smart Systems Integration
Marc Desmulliez, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
14:15 Contributions of MicroTEC Südwest to the European SSI Ecosystem
Amin Njah, MST BW, Germany
14:30 Technology Clusters and their Role in the Commercialization of (Smart) Microsystems
Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates, USA
14:45 Smart Systems Take-up Projects – Lessons Learnt in FP7 and Way Forward in Horizon 2020
Géraldine Andrieux-Gustin, Yole Développement, France
Dialogue on Contribution of SRAs to European Policy Processes and FAQs Related to the Implementation of Horizon 2020
Khalil Rouhana, European Commission, Belgium
15:35 End of EPoSS Session II

SSI 2013 Conference ProgramProgramme

The full conference programme is available in this webpage or can be downloaded as a pdf document using this link.


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