Workshop: Digitalisation of Industry, Infrastructure, and E-Mobility



Jakub Stolfa
VSB TUO, Czech Republic

Svatopluk Stolfa
VSB TUO, Czech Republic

Peter Dolejsi
ACEA, Belgium

Georg Macher
TU Graz, Austria

Andreas Riel
Grenoble Institute of Technology, France

Michael Reiner
University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria

Richard Messnarz
ISCN GesmbH, Austria

Digitalisation of Industry, Infrastructure, and E-Mobility

Digitalisation of industry, vehicles, planes, infrastructure, services leads to new system and software architectures, new standards to be followed, new uses cases, new service models, and so forth. The EU Blueprint project DRIVES came up with a set of major drivers of change which are used below as thematic paper topics. 

DRIVES (2018 - 2021) is a large EU project which implements the vision of GEAR 2030. Gear 2030 is a strategy pannel in Brussels where the association of car manufacturers in Europe and the association of all Automotive suppliers in Europe share an expert team to develop the vision of the future skills / job roles needed for the Automotive industry till 2030. The year 2030 marks a corner stone where cars are driving in a networked infrastructure and cars are developed with so much intellegence, electronics, sensors and software to offer self driving. Moreover, it is planned to network the entire infrastructure, with a production in an industry 4.0 environment and on the air uploads to update cars constantly. Also new energy concepts are planned to provide enough electric power and new service and business models are created. And new chemical and material research is done to allow leight weight vehicles, and vehicles that can reload batteries during drive etc. Members of DRIVES will share exeriences with contributing parties, and experts contribution papers can share their ideas with GEAR 2030 and DRIVES.

Workshop Program 1.9.2022

Workshop - Digitalisation of Industry, Infrastructure, and E-Mobility
08.00 - 08.40
08.40 - 09.00
Opening by Paracelsus Medical University
EuroSPI, Dr Richard Messnarz, Chair,
ECQA, Prof. Michael Reiner,
Samer Sameh, Representative of EuroSPI to ASA (Automotive Skills Alliance)
09.00 - 09.45
Key Note 2: VR Digitalisation & Innovation of Medical Systems, Prim. Univ.Prof. Dr Herbert Reitsamer, VR Digitalisierung & Innovation, PMU Paracelsus Medical University, Austria
10.00 - 11.00
Automotive Skills Alliance - from Idea to Example of Sys/SW International Standards Group Implementation
Samer Sameh Makkar, Valeo, France , Selina Meza, NIDEC GPM Group, Germany, Razvan Bogdan, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, Darius Barmayoun, Vitesco Technologies, Romania, Jakub Stolfa, Svatopluk Stolfa, Marek Spanyik, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, FEI, Czech Republic, Richard Messnarz, I.S.C.N GmbH, Austria, Ana Toth, Transilvania IT Cluster, Romania
ASA - How to Join the Community
Pannel moderated by Jakub Stolfa, VSB TUO, Czech Republic
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.30
Virtual Validation for Certification of Railway Vehicle Braking Performance 
Martin Krammer, Clemens Schiffer, Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH, Graz, Austria, Oliver Urspruch, Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH, Munich, Germany, Denis Emorine, Alstom, La Rochelle, France
Characterization of the state of health of electronic devices for fostering safety and circular economy
Christian Wandji, Andreas Riel, Helmi Ben Rejeb, Peggy Zwolinski, Grenoble Alpes University, France
12.30 - 14.00
Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.45
Key Note 3: The new iNTACS Training Strategy - The new modular structure and the concept of process experts, Bernhard Sechser, iNTACS Advisory Board and Director Process Fellows, Germany, Chair: Richard Messnarz, Room: Room: EG-Marktplatz des Wissens and Auditorium Mitte
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.00
A Context-specific Operational Design Domain for Underground Mining (ODD-UM)
Julieth Patricia Castellanos-Ardila, Sasikumar Punnekkat, Anas Fattouh, Hans Hansson, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Consideration of the Relationship between Autonomous Vehicles and Ethics
Masao Ito, NIL Inc., Tokyo, Japan
17.00 - 18.00
Curriculum Preparation for Battery Value Chain Skills Needs
Milan Zorman, University of Maribor, Slovenia, Anders Norberg, Skelleftea University, Sweden, Katarina Sandbacka, VAMIA, Finland, Marek Spanyik, Jakub Stolfa, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, Joao Alves, ATEC, Portugal
Transition from a Mechanical Product Development process to a Product Development Framework
Antonia Demele, MAHLE, Germany, Damjan Ekert, ISCN, Austria, Klemen Dobravec, MAHLE, Slovenia, Pau Ribes, MAHLE, Spain, Pedro Gonzalez, MAHLE, Germany
18.45 - 20.00
19.30 Salzburg Dome Residence Welcome by Salzburg and Short Classical Concert
20.00 - 24.00
20.30 Moving to St Peter Kulinarium for Dinner, it is a 2 minutes walk to the restaurant

Workshop Program 2.9.2022

Workshop - Digitalisation of Industry, Infrastructure, and E-Mobility
08.00 - 09.00
09.00 - 10.00
Hybrid Car Powertrains
Boyko Gigov, Nikolay Pavlov and Maria Stefanova-Pavlova, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Empowerment for digitalization skills in agriculture with the TERRATECH education approach
George Katranas, Cerca Trova Ltd, Bulgaria, Ruth Pereira, Sofia Oliveira, University of Porto, Portugal, Andreas Riel, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France and ECQA GmbH, Austria , Theodoros Kosmanis, International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece, Peter Fejer, University of Debrecen, Hungary, Susana Carvalho, University of Porto, Portugal, Matteo Gatti, Nicoleta Alina Suciu, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
10.00 - 11.00
Future Skill Requirements for a Blockchain-enabled Automotive Supply Chain
Jana Faschinger-Sanborn, University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria, and ECQA GmbH, Austria, Andreas Riel, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France and ECQA GmbH, Austria, Michael Rainer, ECQA GmbH, Austria
The EU Bueprint Project CHAISE - Pannel Discussion - How to Join
Moderated by Andreas Riel and Michael Reiner
11.15 - 12.00
12.00 - 13.00
Shorter Lunch Break
13.45 - 14.30
Key Note 7: Cybersecurity Developments - iNTACS ASPICE for Cybersecurity, the CyberENG EU project and training, and the Cybersecurity Skills Sets in the Automotive Skills Alliance,
Jakub Stolfa, Svatopluk Stolfa, VSB TUO, Czech Republic, Richard Messnarz, Damjan Ekert, ISCN, Austria
14.45 - 15.15
Rory O Connor paper Award and Best paper Award together with the ASQ and Outlook to 2023 in Munich, Germany.

Call for Papers


Please follow the following steps for submitting a paper:

  • Your thematic topic paper should comprise 10-12 pages.
  • Your paper has to be conform to the Springer CCIS format which is the same as the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format (please see the author guidelines of Springer)
  • The paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website (see below).
  • Authors of accepted papers will be asked to write a final paper of 10 to maximum 12 pages and to prepare a 20 minutes PowerPoint presentation.
  • The final paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website again.
  • Papers shall reference the SPI Manifesto (find relationships to values and principles or propose new values and principles to be added).

Note: To publish the paper in the proceedings the authors have to sign a copyright form and at least one of the authors has to present the paper at the conference. The paper will be published in printed form and electronically and therefore we need all source files.

Please read first the author submission guideMore...

Also see "Thematic Paper Submission for one of the 10 workshop communities" for more information

Thematic Paper Topics

  • Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing
  • additive layer manufgacturing (3D printing)
  • knowledge engineering
  • robotics & automation
  • artificial intelligence
  • Smart Car
  • Car to Car communication
  • sensor clusters
  • Highly Automated Drive
  • Fail Safe Concepts
  • Big Data Processing
  • Robotic engineering
  • Electrical Powertrain
  • Zero Emission
  • Smart energy management
  • New business models
  • New legislation
  • Learning vehicles
  • sustainability (CO2 reduction) Eco & recycling
  • Used electronics treatment e.g. battery
  • bio(circular) economy
  • Hydrogen/Fuel Cell vehicles
  • E-Mobility service models
  • New Life Cycle Models
  • Complex Supply Chains
  • On the air Updates in Complex Systems
  • Integration of Virtual Reality
  • Best Practices
  • How to Assess Digitilised Industry, Infrastructure and artificial intelligence self driving vehicles?

Submission Dates

08.04.2022 First Thematic Paper Submission
03.05.2022 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
01.06.2022 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
29.07.2022 Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
26.08.2022 Upload of Powerpoint Conference Presentation
29.08.2022 Free Technology Day
31.08.-02.09.2022 Conference

SPRINGER Book Series

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual SPRINGER book and the EuroSPI books show a total of 150000 (one hunded fifty thousand) chapter downloads. The workshop papers will form a chapter for this thematic topic in the SPRINGER book.


Additional Information


The idea of this workshop community is to elaborate a set of best practices and success factors for the implementation of a digitilised industry, infrastructure and highy automated vehicles. Also DRIVES develops a pool of skills that will be provided with training to the Automotive industry and this workshop is contributing to ideas to be implemented in DRIVES.

Relevant topics, among others will be Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing, additive layer manufgacturing (3D printing), knowledge engineering, robotics & automation, artificial intelligence, Smart Car, Car to Car communication, sensor clusters, Highly Automoted Drive, Fail Safe Concepts, Big Data Processing, Robotic engineering, Electrical Powertrain
Zero Emission, Smart energy management, New business models, New legislation
Learning vehicles, sustainability (CO2 reduction) Eco & recycling, Used electronics treatment e.g. battery, bio(circular) economy, Hydrogen/Fuel Cell vehicles, E-Mobility service models, etc.

Interactive Workshop Approach

Focus of interest and main questions discussed during the workshop will be:
  • Best and next practices to develop a digitilised industry, infrastructure, automated vehicles, planes, trains, etc.
  • Standards to be considered in implementing the digitilisation strategy.
  • Bad practices/experiences (what not to do) to deploy the digitilisation strategy..
  • How can existing organisations adapt to  the digitilisation strategy. in terms of skills, roles, competencies, system environment, software environment, etc.
  • Which assessment model can be used to measure the capability of an artificial intelligence based digitilised infrastructure?
  • Which new comcepts are needed to mange this?
Each presentation will contribute topics for interdisciplinary discussion in the group. Finally, a panel discussion shall come up with a summary of the research and industry challenges and solutions identified and elaborated further for the next EuroAsiaSPI² conference edition.