The 1st International Summer School on Smart Cars is over...

and it was a great event. Thus, we invite you to take a look at another upcoming event at Graz University of Technology:

The Spring Meeting of the GI Interest Group "Operating Systems" and the Winter School on Operating Systems (WSOS) will take place in Graz, Austria, 22-26 February 2016. Visit the website here.

International Summer School on Smart Cars

Smart and self-driving cars will change our daily lives significantly and are expected to have a transformational impact on society. First test drives with individual vehicles have already been successful and raise high expectations on future mobility concepts. These range from more convenience in travelling, over accident prevention and improved road logistics, to completely self-organizing traffic with a vast number of fully autonomous and seamlessly interacting cars. Realizing these visions requires substantial research on automotive embedded computing and networking in order to manage the significantly increased complexity of real-time information processing, to deal with the dynamics of highly mobile networks among vehicles and the surrounding infrastructure, and to provide the dependability and trustworthiness required for safe traffic and efficient transportation.


A distinguishing feature of this school is its broad scope ranging from technological foundations to current research directions:

  • Autonomous driving and platooning
  • Smart infrastructure and smart environments
  • Vehicular networks and car2X communication
  • Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
  • Interaction smart vehicles and traffic management
  • Automotive hardware/software codesign
  • Automotive safety and security
  • HIL testing and simulation
  • Smart vehicles and traffic management
  • E-Mobility
  • Experience from real-world scenarios


Goals and Audience

The goal of this one-week summer school is to survey fundamental and applied aspects of embedded automotive computing and networking for Smart Cars, as well as to identify novel opportunities and research directions in related areas through a series of lectures held by international experts. Participants will experience various relevant technologies during hands-on courses and will be given a chance to present their own work during seminar modules. The school will provide a great opportunity to network with other people working in the field, to meet distinguished scholars, and to establish contacts for potential future research collaborations. We expect about 60 participants. The target audience is postgraduate students, PhD students, Master Students, and young researchers from universities and industry all over the world.

Participants who successfully attend the summer school will be rewarded with 3.5 ECTS points from Graz University of Technology.