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  The Fully Networked Car Workshop
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 Wednesday, 7 March 2007  

0930 - 1130 Opening Session

Moderator: Hans W. Gierlich (Head Acoustics)  

Session Objectives:
  • Policy priorities including data security, privacy and electronic tolling systems
  • Roadmap of developments in Europe, North America and Japan
  • Requirements for “The Fully Networked Car” from the viewpoint of the automotive and telecoms industry
Welcome address: Malcolm Johnson (ITU)    
Opening remarks: Alan Bryden (ISO)   and Aharon Amit    (IEC)
  • Is there a correct environment for innovation and take-up of technology ?: Fotis Karamitsos (DG Energy and Transport - European Commission)
  • The “Fully Networked Car” is but one element of a ubiquitous system: Monica Sundström (ERTICO)
  • Safe, Efficient and Comfortable Mobility: Tadao Saito (Toyota)
  • Overcoming Automotive and Telecom Industry Differences for the Benefit of ITS: T. Russell Shields (Ygomi LLC)
  • Networked Automobiles: Merging Boundaries & Emerging Experiences: K. Venkatesh Prasad (Ford)
1130 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1430 Session on European Approach to Cooperative Systems Architecture

Moderator: Juhani Jääskeläinen (DG Information Society and Media - European Commission)  

Session Objectives:
The work in Co-operative Systems in Europe started in 2006 with the launch of three Integrated Projects (CVIS, SAFESPOT and COOPERS) and a number of targeted research projects. This research aims at significant improvements in Mobility and Transport in Europe by offering higher levels of safety to all road users, improving the efficiency of the whole transport system and increasing comfort for all.

The success of Co-operative systems will depend on interoperability of different components. The partners in research and development have to agree upon a common Communications Architecture for Co-operative systems, paving the way to interoperability and standardisation. COMeSafety, a Specific Support Action and the Communications Working Group of the eSafety Forum spearhead Europe's efforts to achieve this ambitious goal.

This session gives an overview on the current status of the work on Co-operative Systems in Europe, concentrating on the approach to the common Communications Architecture and the research challenges.

  • Towards a Common Communications Architecture in Europe: Timo Kosch (BMW, Coordinator of COMeSafety)
  • Building Consensus on spectrum and standardisation in Europe: Uwe Daniel (Bosch, Chair of the eSafety Forum Communications WG)
  • Is there an issue between the CALM and Car2Car approaches?: Knut Evensen (Q-free, CVIS Chief Architect)
  • Security in V2V and V2I Communications: Panos Papadimitratos (EPFL, SEVECOM Project)
1430 - 1500 Coffee Break
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1500 - 1630 Session1 : eCall

Moderator: James Rosenstein (Ygomi LLC) 

Session Objectives:
  • Specific needs of ETS (Emergency Telecommunications Services)
  • Type of information needed to be communicated to the emergency services
  • The current status of eCall implementation: obstacles and solutions
  • The eCall interface for vehicles
  • Architectural requirements
  • The roles of voice and data
  • The business case for eCall
  • Bundled and stand-alone solutions
  • Constraints and Challenges on the Vehicle Interface for the future European Emergency Call (eCall): Thomas Form (Technical University Braunschweig)
  • eCall – A Suitable Basis for Future Telematic Services?: Ulrich Dietz (Vodafone GROUP R&D Germany)
  • Industry's Role in Accelerating the Roll-out of eCall - A Tier 1 Supplier's Perspective: Brian Droessler (Continental)
  • Architectural requirements of an Emergency Call In Vehicle System: Pierre Piver (Wavecom)
1630 - 1700 Coffee Break
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1700 - 1800 Session 2: Safety

Moderator: Scott McCormick (Connected Vehicle Trade Association)   

Session Objectives:
  • Links with telemedicine and experimental psychology
  • Issues to be solved in relation to frequency allocations, the use of radars and data transmissions between cars (car-to-car communications)
  • Impact of regulation on the services
  • Cooperative systems: Vehicle infrastructure and interfaces required
  • Future role of probe data
  • Infrastructure Connectivity and Processes for Driver Assistance Systems: Hans Hubschneider (PTV)
  • Research of New Communication Medium for Cooperative vehicle-Infrastructure Driving Safety System: Yoshiro Okamoto (Toyota)
  • Vehicle Communications for Safety and Convenience Applications-Challenges and Recent Results: Wai Chen (Telcordia Technologies)
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Thursday, 8 March 2007  

0900 - 1030 Panel Discussion on Standards

Moderator: Reinhard Scholl (Deputy Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau- ITU)   
  • Cars are designed to last for years whereas electronic goods can be outdated after a few months: implications for the standards process
  • The most significant standardization success stories regarding the convergence of the ICT and automotive industries
  • The most pressing standardization issues that need to be addressed
  • Jean-Pierre Cheynet (ISO Technical Committee 22)
  • Shuji Hirakawa (IEC)
  • Jean-Yves Monfort (ITU-T) 
  • Walter Weigel (ETSI)
  • Hironao Kawashima (ISO Technical Committee 204)
1030 -1100 Coffee Break
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1100 - 1230 Session 3: Standards

Moderator: Michael Noblett (ISO TC 204 ITS) 

Session Objectives:
  • The impact of telecommunication standards on vehicles and transport
  • National, regional and global standards initiatives for communications in vehicles
  • Gap- analysis – which standards exist, where are standards lacking, where do standards need to be harmonized?
  • Standardization as Support to Innovative Solutions for the Mobile Service World: Siglinde Kaiser (DIN)    and Tobias Brosze (FIR)   
  • The seamless home network to the car system: Jun-ichi Yoshio (IEC)
  • The ITU-T Focus group “from/in/to car communication”: Hans W. Gierlich     and Jean-Yves Monfort    (ITU-T)
  • GST: A Standardized Open Architecture To Promote Innovation And Fast Deployment Of Connected Cars: Michel Fond    and Jacques Garcin   (Orange)
  • ITU-R's studies on ITS: Colin Langtry (ITU-R)
1230 - 1330 Lunch
1330 -1530 Session 4 : Architecture

Moderator: Knut Evensen (Q-free)   

Session Objectives:
  • Interoperability with the latest consumer electronic devices
  • Integration of entertainment, navigation and communication capabilities
  • HMI (Human Machine Interface) concerns
  • Synchronization of life cycles between consumer equipment and cars
  • In-vehicle architecture for communication and services
  • Requirements for open architecture frameworks
  • Architectural change of Vehicle IT and possibility to offer WEB2.0 type of services for networked car: Tsuguo Nobe (Nissan)
  • Vision for the road ahead: Ton Steenman (Intel)
  • Architecture, Use and Business Cases for a Vehicular Communication and Service Gateway: Yupeng Zang on behalf of Guido Gehlen (Aachen University)
  • Telematic diagnostic: how to leverage OEM efficiency during new model launch operations?: François Vervial (Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics)
  • The Case of IP Multimedia Subsystem Evolution to a Telematics Services Enabler: George Lapiotis  , Kyriakos Manousakis and Tao Zhang (Telcordia Technologies) 
  • From Passive Safety to Integrated Active Safety, Semiconductor paves the way to “the Clean”, Networked and Autonomous Car: Denis Griot (Freescale Semiconductor)
1530 - 1600 Coffee Break
Supported by: SVOX AG
1600 - 1800 Session 5: Cooperative Systems

Moderator: Paul Kompfner (ERTICO)  

Session Objectives:
  • Vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure communication, including public communication systems
  • Interoperability between in-car systems and different communication platforms
  • Integration of existing public communication systems into car communication platforms
  • Cooperative applications, including safety
  • Interconnexion between Electronic OEM car network and outside infrastructure: Pierre Malaterre (PSA Peugeot Citroen)
  • Integrated Vehicular Communication Gateway with Car-to-Car Communication for Future Vehicular Applications: Zang Yunpeng (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Hitachi's Active Safety Solutions with Vehicular Communications: Massimiliano Lenardi (HITACHI Europe – CTG)
  • Cooperative Communication System to Realise Enhanced Safety and Efficiency in European Road Transport: Chanan Gabay (Motorola)
  • IMS for Road User Management: Stephen Hope (France Telecom R&D UK Ltd)
1900 Reception (ITU Headquarters)
Supported by:
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Friday, 9 March 2007  

0900 - 1100 Session 6: Mobile Office

Moderator: Pierre-André Probst (ITU-T Study Group 16 Chairman)   

Session Objectives:
  • Type of information to be transmitted or exchanged
  • Internet access – trends in technologies and services
  • Future of telematics in cars
  • Trends and technologies for in-vehicle data buses
  • New entertainment concepts in cars 
  • eVoice SE – Evolution from an Aftermarket to an OEM Hands-free Solution: Stefan Dobler (Teleca Systems GmbH)
  • The New Telematics Frontier: Driver-Interactive Vehicle Applications: Steve Millstein (ATX Group)
  • “You’ve Got Mail” --- from your vehicle: Krish Inbarajan (OnStar)
  • Japanese New challenge for Mobile Office services in the DSRC - it’s marketing concepts and Technologies: Mitsuji Matsumoto (Waseda University)   , Yasuhisa Nakamura (NTTDoCoMo)     and Kenichi Yanagi (Hakuhodo Inc.)      
  • In-Vehicle Architecture for seamless Mobile Video Reception with latest Display Technologies: Martin Schürmann (Delphi FUBA)
  • Seamless Connected Car – the enabler for integrated Telematic services: Gerhard Kadel (T-Systems Enterprise Services)
  • Infomobility the new paradigm from a telecom Operator point of view: Sergio Cozzolino (Telecom Italia, ICT Mobile Solutions)
1100 - 1130 Coffee Break
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1130 - 1330 Session 7: Communications

Moderator: Jean-Yves Monfort (ITU-T Study Group 12 Chairman)   

Session Objectives:
  • Challenges for hands-free implementation (built-in or installed after)
  • Communications inside the vehicle, including voice synthesis and voice recognition
  • Audiovisual equipment - screens and audio/video equipment (for passengers)
  • Speech recognition for car control functions
  • Spatial parameterization with distributed microphones in the car cabin: Patrick Vicinus (Peiker)
  • Challenges for Future Acoustic Signal Processing for Car Interiors: Prof. Walter Kellermann (University Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • Car hands-free optimization: Hans W. Gierlich  , Frank Kettler  , Sylvia Poschen  , Sven Dyrbusch    (HEAD acoustics)
  • Using Speech to Interact with In-Car Devices in the Project54 System: Andrew Kun (University of New Hampshire)
  • The Utilization of Multi-Antenna Enhanced Mobile Broadband Communications in Intelligent Transportation Systems: Mark Guinan (ArrayComm)
  • Connected Vehicle: A Cisco Perspective and Experience: Marc Girardot (Cisco)
1330 - 1345 Closing
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