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SSI 2017: International Conference and Exhibition on Integration Issues of Miniaturized Systems

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The event will take place at the Radissosn BLU Hotel in Cork, 8-9 March 2017. The event is part of the activities of EPoSS. EPoSS is co-locating a series of EPoSS Working Group meetings with SSI 2017, which will take place on 7 March 2017 in the framework of a pre-conference evcent at Tyndall National Institute.

  • Conference & Exhibition
When 07 March 2017 01:00 PM to
09 March 2017 05:00 PM
Where Cork, Ireland
Contact Name Antje Mörbe
Contact Email
Contact Phone +49 711 61946-292
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SSI 2017 is part of the activities of EPoSS. Like in previous years, EPoSS will organise two dedicated sessions, will have a booth at the exhibition, and will organise EPoSS Working Group meetings which are open to all interested participants of SSI 2017. For EPoSS members there is a special reduced rate for paticipation in the conference. Participation in the EPoSS Working Group meetings, the exhibition and the EPoSS Sessions is free of charge.

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Pre-conference event on 7 March 2017

The pre-conference event on 7 March 2017, starting at 13:00 h, will take place at Tyndall National Institute, Lee Maltings Complex, Dyke Parade, Cork, Ireland.


Joint lunch with EPoSS Working Groups


Joint Meeting of WGs anufacturing & Robotics and Smart Com & IoT

Joint Meeting of WGs Applied MNBS and Healthy Living

Meeting of WG Transportation


Plenary session on outcomes of all WG meetings with all participants


Tyndall Tour organised for participants of EPoSS WG meetings


Workshop on Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative


Reception and view posters / demonstrators


Drinks reception “Taste of Cork Experience”

Note that the EPoSS Working Group Meetings are open to ALL interested participants, independent of whether they are EPoSS members or not.

SSI 2017 on 8-9 March 2017

The SSI conference on 8-9 March 2017 will take place at the Radisson BLU Hotel & Spa, Ditchley House, Little Island Business Park, Cork, Ireland.


The conference programme is available at https://www.mesago.de/en/SSI/The_conference/Conference_Program/index.htm


Participation in the 2 EPoSS sessions and participation in the exhibition are free of charge, but registration is required. To get your free ticket, go to www.smartsystemsintegration.com/tickets and enter the following online registration number: 1712301037

EPoSS members can participate in the conference at a reduced fee. The registration can be accessed through http://www.mesago.de/en/SSI/The_conference/Special_EPoSS/index.htm.

If you are not an EPoSS member, please register through this link: https://www.mesago.de/en/SSI/The_conference/Registration/index.htm

Programme of EPoSS Sessions

EPoSS Session I
What's Next? New Paths for Smart Systems Integration in Europe

Wednesday, 08.03.2017, 11:05 - 12:45 hrs, Grand Island Ballroom I

Smart Systems are an indispensable part of modern society, delivering high-performance products in growing sectors such as health, transport, communications, energy, water, textiles, forestry and food, thereby answering societal challenges. To further advance Smart Systems Integration in Europe, a dedicated strategy towards disruptive and continuous technology development and innovation is called for. To stay globally competitive, Smart Systems Integration has to grow into an ecosystem that is able to provide smart technologies addressing any challenge everywhere. This session will examine upcoming opportunities and challenges and prepare for long-term strategies for the development of Smart Systems Integration in Europe.

Chairperson: Wolfgang Gessner, EPoSS e.V.

11:05   5G and Smart Systems Integration

Francis Mullany, Nokia Bell Labs

11:25   Automated Driving: The Next Challenge in Smart Systems

Michael Paulweber, AVL List GmbH

11:45   Medical Devices: Success beyond Technology

Jean-Christophe Lourme, ValoTec

12:05   Smart Systems Integration and Digital Innovation Hubs

Cian O’Mathuna, Tyndall National Institute

12:25   SSI: Enabling the Convergence of Different Application Domains

Riccardo Groppo, Ideas & Motion s.r.l.

12:45   End of Session

EPoSS Session II
What’s inSSIght? Excellence in Smart Systems Integration

Wednesday, 08.03.2017, 13:45 - 15:25 hrs, Grand Island Ballroom I 

This session, which is co-organised by the EU-funded Coordination and Support Action “inSSIght – In-depth support for innovation and exploitation in Smart Systems Integration”, will look into user needs and requirements towards customer acceptance for Smart Systems. Furthermore, customer needs will be matched with showcases of innovative Smart Systems in high potential sectors such as Transportation, Health, Manufacturing, Internet of Things, Energy, Natural Resources, and Security. Presentations by key stakeholders of the Smart Systems ecosystem will hence not only illustrate the complexity of the topic, but will also introduce tools, support measures and mechanisms that are being deployed to achieve, maintain and demonstrate excellence in Smart Systems Integration.

Chairperson: Günter Lugert, Siemens AG

13:45   ESS with EU€ - Electronic Smart Systems with EU Funding

Henri Rajbenbach, European Commission

14:00   Where Education Meets Industry Needs: The Erasmus Mundus
           Joint International Master in Smart Systems Integration

Changhai Wang, Heriot-Watt University

14:15   From Roadmap to Pre-Product for Market Introduction

Régis Hamelin, BLUMORPHO

14:30   From Smart Systems Building Blocks to Low Volume Manufacturing

Rainer Günzler, Hahn-Schickard

14:45   Smart Systems Integration: An Enabling Technology for the Silver Age

Riccardo Groppo, Ideas & Motion s.r.l.

15:00   Internet of Food and Farm 2020: Technology Implementation
           in the Agro-Food System

Matteo Balderacchi, ValorItalia

15:15   What’s inSSIght for You?

Petra Weiler, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH

15:25   End of Session

Participation in the EPoSS sessions is free of charge, see above for registration requirements.

EPoSS also has a booth at the SSI 2017 exhibition. All participants are invited to visit the booth for information on EPoSS, to exchange views on Smart Systems Integration or discuss future projects and developments.

Call for Papers for SSI 2017

Download the Call for Papers >>here.

The abstract pattern for download is available >>here.

Submit your abstract >>here

Abstract Submission Deadline is 5 October 2016 (Note: The deadline was extended to 26 October 2016.)

More and more smart components and smart integrated systems enter into diverse innovative products and applications. They are key components and key technologies for industry 4.0 as well as internet of things and services. The application areas include not only smartphones with their advanced functionality but also monitoring systems for sustainable production, smart grid, smart home as well as support systems for senior citizens to guarantee their more independent lifestyle.

In the past 10 years the international Smart Systems Integration Conference and Exhibition has been successfully established by Prof. Thomas Gessner in Europe and worldwide. He developed this event into a unique podium of exchange of scientific ideas and a competitive international exhibition. It was a deep shock for us as we got the information that he suddenly passed away. Together with the committees, Mesago and the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration EPoSS, we will continue these efforts to ensure the further success of this conference.

The overall topic for the keynote sessions of the SSI 2017 are emerging technologies for the internet of things and industry 4.0. In the sessions we will continue to address application-oriented topics like smart mobility, smart health, smart energy, smart production and smart society. Moreover, innovative smart systems, their manufacturing technologies as well as issues of integration, embedding and software are also in the focus of the conference. Additionally, we will address business creation of smart systems, e.g. market trends or ecosystems for smart solutions.

On behalf of the committee, the Co-Chair – Dr. Guenter Lugert of Siemens AG and Chairman of EPoSS Executive Committee – and the local Co-Chairs from Ireland – Dr. Eric Moore, (University College Cork, Tyndall National Institute) and Ray Speer (Analog Devices) – I am looking forward to receiving your application or scientific oriented submission.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Otto
Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems

Call for Papers Topics

A Applications
A01 Smart mobility
A02 Smart health
A03 Smart energy
A04 Smart society
A05 Smart production

B Hardware/Technologies
B01 Design of smart integrated systems
B02 Manufacturing of embedded micro and nano systems
B03 Advanced micro and nano technologies
B04 New materials for nano structures and devices
B05 Smart low cost approaches: Roll to Roll technologies
       and printed functionalities
B06 Smart test and reliability of components and systems
B07 System integration: 3D integration, interconnect technologies
       and packaging

C Software for smart integrated systems
C01 Embedded software
C02 Stand-alone application software

D Business creation of Smart Systems
D01 Market Trends
D02 Perspectives of Smart Systems
D03 Ecosystems for Smart Solutions
D04 SME success stories

Special topic
Emerging technologies for IoT and Industry 4.0

Your advantages at a glance

  • Present your knowlege in front of a highly qualified audience
  • Exchange your experiences with other experts.
  • Meet policy makers.
  • Build your personal network
  • Benefit from maximum attention for your presentaion due to extensive press work and several advertising activities.
  • Take the opportunity to win the best paper/best poster award.
  • Explore the newest highlights at the concurrent

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