Just several years ago Frost and Sullivan pointed out that smart is the new green. The concept of “Smart Earth” is, in fact, the in-depth application of a new generation of network and information technologies. Smart cities arise worldwide. Global concepts for smart production are under development. The Internet of Things - IoT - including smart grid, smart health, smart city, smart buildings, smart home, smart production and smart mobility provides not only big opportunities but is requesting more highly integrated smart systems from the hardware side. The total number of connected devices is expected to grow rapidly. Electronic components and systems are a pervasive key enabling technology, impacting all industrial branches and almost all aspects of life.
The Smart Systems Integration Conference - as part of the activities of the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration, EPoSS - has been a pioneer in this shift towards smartness. And so, the Smart Systems Integration Conference 2016 is already the 10th edition. SSI started in 2007 as European Conference and Exhibition and has now become a leading event at international level. For the fourth time the European Executive Congress of the MEMS Industry Group will be held in collaboration with the SSI.
The conference and exhibition addresses smart mobility, smart health, smart energy, smart production and smart society from the application point of view. Innovative smart systems, their manufacturing technologies as well as issues of integration and embedded software are also in the focus of the conference.
Within the keynote sessions two main topics will be addressed. The first one is the hardware side of the Internet of Things. The second one is printed, large area, flexible and stretchable electronics.
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 Germany – Prof. Christoph Kutter (Fraunhofer EMFT), Klaus-Dieter Lang (Fraunhofer IZM) – I’m looking forward to receiving your application oriented or scientific submission.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Gessner
Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems
Conference Chair SMART SYSTEMS INTEGRATION 2016