Welcome to the 12th Smart Systems Integration
Smart systems integration has become a driving force behind almost all product innovation. Smart-enabled solutions can be found in almost every application field: transportation, health, manufacturing, the Internet of Things (IoT), energy, natural resources and security. Smart systems are developed by using key enabling technologies and by integrating the knowledge from a variety of disciplines. They benefit from the progress in nanoelectronics and nanotechnologies, but also from design methods and tool development.
EPoSS – the European Platform on Smart Systems Integration has published its 2017 update of its Strategic Reasearch Agenda, defining research and industry priorities for the next 15 years to come. Additionally, this was also the input for the ECSEL MASRIA 2017.
The Smart Systems Integration Conference and Exhibition serves as a communication platform for academia, research and industry and enables the exchange of know-how in the field of smart systems integration. The conference addresses the application fields of smart systems as well as smart systems themselves, starting from the design via new building blocks for sensing, data processing, actuating, networking, and smart powering up to heterogeneous integration of the different building blocks and manufacturing of the systems. For the first time, a session addresses embedded software – self-X systems. X stands for learning, organizing, adaptive but also for optimizing and repairing.
As in previous years, EPoSS - the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration - is organizing two special sessions on the first day of the conference. Participation in these meetings is open to all interested delegates.
New trends and technologies applied in industry are summarized in the SME session. The advantages of ecosystems, e.g. Research Fab Microelectronics Germany, are presented in a special session as well.
The IOSENSE Spring School and a LifeWear Workshop organized by TU Dresden will take place as co-located events next to the Smart Systems Integration at the Hilton Dresden.
The prefield trip to the Smart Systems Hub in Dresden on Tuesday, April 10th 2018, completes the program. The attendees will visit SAP as well as the IoT testbed and the test track for autonomous driving at Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW). The day after the conference, a trip to Chemnitz is organized to visit the trail “smart sensor and production systems for industrial IoT“ of the Smart Systems HUB including the Smart Systems Campus in Chemnitz, the E3 factory as well as other companies.
The 12th Smart Systems Integration Conference SSI2018 will show a snapshot of the international work in the field of smart systems integration on an application and a basic research level. I’m looking forward to meeting you in Dresden.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Otto
Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS, DE
Conference chair, Smart Systems Integration 2018