CALL FOR PAPERS

TIMELINE

Abstract submission starts September 15th, 2022

Deadline for abstract submission (extended): November 30th, 2022

Abstract acceptance: 5th December 2022

Deadlines for scientific papers:
▪ Selection by Committee December 16th, 2022
▪ Submission of Full Paper January 30th, 2023
▪ First Peer Review February 28th, 2023
▪ First revision Revised Paper March 24th, 2023

SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES

There are two opportunities for paper submission:
Scientific papers can be submitted for publication in IEEE
Explore ®. Full scientific papers (min. 4 pages) undergo a rigorous
peer review process.
It is possible to publish a non-scientific paper in the conference
proceedings, only.
Industry and European projects are kindly encouraged to submit contributions for oral presentation and optionally submit a paper.

Conference language: English

SELECTION PROCESS

The committee will review all the abstracts. Submitted abstracts are selected for oral or poster presentation. Conference proceedings will be available online.

Oral and Poster Presentations:
Two parallel sessions will be held at the conference. To highlight the networking aspect special focus is on poster presentations, in parallel to selected oral presentations. Poster authors will have the possibility to present their posters in a dedicated session as well as throughout the conference. All scientific oral and poster presentations will be included in the conference proceedings. The proceedings will be additionally published open access.

TRACKS

Track 1: Recent developments in the building blocks (components) of Smart Systems
This track contains new and innovative components of smart systems without any technology limitations, however a clear link to applications via further system integration.

• Single components and new sensor technologies
• Advanced micro/nano and smart power technologies
• Novel concepts for smart sensing, control, actuation and energy supply
• Smart low-cost approaches including roll-to-roll technologies and printed functionalities
• Disruptive innovations in terms of functionality, accuracy, autonomy, automation, cost, size
• Novel topics of smart systems, such as quantum sensing, photonic integrated circuits and new materials

Track 2: System integration aspects concerning hardware and software
This track is focused on the different integration aspects like:

• Integration of different functionalities (energy management, communication, data analysis, knowledge based data processing, …)
• Green, environmentally-friendly, recyclable aspects of system integration
• 2.5/3D integration, interconnect technologies and packaging the electronics and all associated sensors/actuators etc.
• Heterogeneous integration for Smart Systems
• Software integration, firmware
• Reliability and security aspects (methodologies and concepts for reliability, safety, and security)

Track 3: Application Domains
This track covers all application domains from healthy living, food, biomedical to mobility, energy and industry.

• Smart Systems with a TRL level of min. 6 for dedicated application within the different domains
This includes:
• AI based smart sensor systems and networks, control units and drives incl. aspects such as power electronics, as well as communication systems for all application fields
• Secure, reliable, decentralized, multi-modal systems
• Ultra-flexible, high-performing, energy and resource efficient, and collaborative systems for different applications
• Digital twins supporting from design to customer service

Track 4: Strategy and Business Creation
Policy talks will be invited. The Call for Papers is open for following topics:

• Smart System solutions created by start-ups and SMEs
• Results of industrial partners and impact gained in funded European projects
• Standardization topics
• Presentations of European and local networks CSAs related to SSI topics, Digital Innovation Hubs

Track 5 – Special track of SSI 2023: Security of Smart Systems
This track is a special track for the SSI2023. It will be introduced by a general keynote and can be extended by a panel of experts. Companies and RTOs working in this field are encouraged to submit an abstract.

• Hardware encryption, key generation and storage, authenticity of integrated circuits, prevention of hardware attacks
• Software security and integrity, AI security, signal and input validation, firmware hardening
• System and IoT security, considering the function of the system as a whole, communication security, quantum communication

On behalf of the whole committee – we are looking forward to receiving your innovative abstracts.

Abstract template SSI 2023

Conference venue

The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC)
Beursplein 1, 8000 Brugge
www.bmccbruges.com


Testimonials

Voices from our conference chairs as well as core team members and reasons for you to attend SSI!

Thomas Otto
Thomas OttoFraunhofer ENAS

Smart systems are the key to meet tomorrow's challenges in all aspects of life. Attend the main European conference in this field - the Smart Systems Integration Conference and Exhibition.

Stefan Finkbeiner
Stefan FinkbeinerEPoSS/ Bosch Sensortec

Digitization is not only increasingly entering our lifes, it is a real game changer! There will be not only advances in individual components and subsystems necessary, especially connectivity and implementation of intelligence “at the edge” integrated in smart modules and systems will be the key. To be successful in future, interdisciplinary approaches are required more than ever.

Rainer Günzler
Rainer GünzlerHahn-Schickard

“A side effect of Corona is the breakthrough of point-of-care diagnostics based on microfluidics.”

Thomas Hammer
Thomas HammerSiemens

“Smart system integration is key to highly automated distribution grids coupling the energy sector with mobility, industry & domestic use. At SSI 2023 you can meet the experts for discussing your interdisciplinary challenge!”

Programme 2023

  • Conference Day 1 March 28, 2023
  • Conference Day 2 March 29, 2023
  • Conference Day 3 March 30, 2023
  • Central
09:00 AM - 06:00 PMExhibition
12:00 PM - 06:00 PM21st European Advanced Process Control and Manufacturing (apc|m) Conference

Co-located conference

12:00 PM - 07:00 PMEPoSS Pre-event (only for EPoSS members)

separate registration is required

  • Central
09:00 AM - 06:00 PMExhibition
09:00 AM - 06:00 PMSSI conference with parallel sessions
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM21st European Advanced Process Control and Manufacturing (apc|m) Conference

Co-located conference

07:00 PM - 11:00 PMConference dinner
  • Central
09:00 AM - 06:00 PMExhibition
09:00 AM - 05:00 PMSSI conference with parallel sessions
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM21st European Advanced Process Control and Manufacturing (apc|m) Conference

Co-located conference

Ticket prices 2023

Registration is open now.

Please note that the Smart Systems Integration (SSI) Conference will be held at the same time with the European Advanced Process Control and Manufacturing (apc|m) Conference. The 3-day ticket allows you to attend both conferences.

Early Bird (3-day-ticket)

699,00/ person / excl. VAT
  • Regular price: 799,00 € (valid from Feb 1, 2023) / Late price: 899,00 € (valid from March 11, 2023)
  • Get access to the exhibition and all sessions of SSI & apcm conference
  • Evening event on March 29, 2023 included

Speaker/Committee (3-day-ticket)

469,00/ person / excl. VAT
  • Regular price: 569,00 € (valid from March 1, 2023)
  • Only bookable for speakers, poster presenters and committee members
  • Evening event on March 29, 2023 included

Student (3-day-ticket)

119,00/ person / excl. VAT
  • Regular price: 199,00 € (valid from Feb 1, 2023) / Late price: 269,00 € (valid from March 11, 2023)
  • Bookable for students only (student card required)
  • Get access to the exhibition and all sessions of SSI & apcm conference
  • Without evening event

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    Look Back 2022

    On April 27th and 28th, the Smart Systems Integration Conference & Exhibition, SSI for short, took place. More than 100 participants from all over Germany, Europe and the world attended the event in Grenoble, France, which was diversified as well as exciting. Highly interesting keynotes, a total of 70 speakers spread over five tracks, 15 technical sessions, a poster session and an exhibitor pitch session dealt intensively with Smart Systems along the entire value chain. The participants took advantage of the numerous insights, best practices, presentations, keynotes and demonstrations to network intensively afterwards. Finally yet importantly, the Thomas Gessner Award was presented for the third time during the event.

    On April 27th, the two conference chairs Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner (Bosch Sensortec) and Prof. Thomas Otto (Fraunhofer ENAS) opened the now 15th Smart Systems Integration Conference at the Maison MINATEC in Grenoble/France. Organized by Fraunhofer ENAS, EPoSS – – European Association on Smart Systems Integration and Silicon Saxony, this year’s SSI conference and exhibition also put the spotlight on Smart Systems. Thanks to the support of the SSI core team, the scientific committee and the two main sponsors Bosch Sensortec and Critical Manufacturing, the SSI once again offered a diversified conference and supporting program for the more than 100 participants. 70 technical papers in 15 sessions dealt intensively with a total of five technological tracks. Joint excursions and conference dinner after eventful hours of technical exchange offered all participants the best opportunity to get to know each other better.

    The high-ranked keynote speeches covered the full thematic scope of the SSI. They were held by Bert De Colvenaer, Executive Director of KDT Joint Undertaking (“From ECSEL to KDT to CHIPS JU”); Laurent Remont, Vicepresident of Sensor Solutions at Infineon Technologies (“Sense-compute-connect-power: a holistic sensor system approach to enable greener, easier and safer life”); Olivier Faynot, Silicon Department Head of CEA-Leti (“Overcoming the Data Deluge Challenges with Greener Electronics”), Andrea Onetti, Executive Vice President of ST Microelectronics Srl Italy (“Making micromirrors system integration friendly: thin-film piezo technology”), and Harald Kuhn, Director of Fraunhofer ENAS and Director of the Center for Microtechnologies at TU Chemnitz (“Smart Systems will create the future”).

    The participants were offered a free choice of topics in the five conference tracks “Key Enablers for Next Generation Smart Systems”, “Key Technologies for Smart Systems”, “Application Domains: Mobility, Energy, Industry”, “Application Domains: Food, Biomedical, Healthy Living” or “Strategy and Business Creation” – as well as the best input from experts in the respective fields. The topics were oriented along the complete value chain of Smart Systems and addressed the Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) between 1 and 9, ranging from “Key Enablers for Smart Systems of the Next Generation” over technologies to applications in various industries. The track “Strategy and Business Creation” organized by EPoSS Association focused on Photonics Integration on the one hand and on Digital Innovation Hubs and the integration of start-ups and SMEs on the other hand.

    For the third time, the “Thomas Gessner Award” was presented. By this, Fraunhofer ENAS promotes applied research by awarding this prize for excellent scientific work within the annual Smart Systems Integration Conference. The award is aimed at national and international master and doctoral students in the field of Smart Systems Integration, whose thesis has been evaluated at least “very good” and does not date back more than two years. The evaluation procedure takes particular into account the novelty of the scientific and methodological approach, the progress of knowledge, the translation of scientific results into application and the proof of commercial success. This year, the prize went to the young scientist Apoorva Sharma from Chemnitz University of Technology for his contribution “Prospects of laser annealing for magnetoresistive sensors and MRAM manufacturing”.

    The most exciting poster contribution was awarded on the last day of the event. The winner was Sven Nitzsche from the FZI Research Center for Information Technology for his poster “Comparison of Artificial and Spiking Neural Networks for Ambient-Assisted Living”. Mr. Nitzsche is thus already the first confirmed speaker of the 16th SSI next year. He follows his predecessor, Claudia Bruno, who was the winner of the Best Poster Award 2021. This year, virtually connected, she presented her talk on last year’s winning paper and subsequent progress once again. In addition, Bruno Fain of CEA Leti received the Best Paper Award 2021 during this year’s conference dinner – i.e., the award for the best conference paper of the previous year.

    The organizers of SSI – Fraunhofer ENAS, EPoSS Association and Silicon Saxony – would like to thank all speakers for their contributions and the participating companies and institutions Robert Bosch, Bosch Sensortec, Lynred, Renault, Infineon Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Fraunhofer ENAS, Fraunhofer IPMS, Tyndall National Institute, CEA-Leti, TU Chemnitz and TU Delft for their exciting technical content. Finally yet importantly, we would like to thank all participants of this year for their interest and all sponsors for their important support.

    We are already looking forward to the Smart Systems Integration 2023 in Flanders/Belgium.

    Award Winners of the SSI 2022

    Already since 2007 it is tradition at the International Smart Systems Integration Conference to award a Best Paper and a Best Poster Award with an endowment of 500 € each. Both prizes are sponsored by EPoSS - the European Platform for Smart Systems Integration and Fraunhofer ENAS. In addition, the third prize is the Thomas Gessner Award, which was awarded for the third time in 2022.
    While the best poster will be selected by all participants of the conference and already announced at the end of the conference, the Best Paper Award winner will be nominated by the committee. The award winner will be selected from 7 to 10 candidates based on his presentation and paper and will be announced a few weeks after the conference. The award will be presented to the awardee at the Smart Systems Integration Conference 2023.

    Award Winners of the SSI 2022

    Best Paper Award

    The Best Paper Award of the SSI2022 held in Grenoble on 27/28 April 2022, goes to Moritz Schlagmann, Infineon Technologies for his paper "Miniaturized and Highly Integrated Humidity Sensor with Biocompatible Sensing Material for Smart Farming". Moritz Schlagmann, works at Infineon Technologies in Neubiberg, Germany. The uniqueness of this leaf moisture sensor, developed within the European project "PLANtAR", lies in the combination of miniaturized design (1mm x 1mm), an integrated ASIC for electronic readout, biocompatibility, chemical resistance, temperature independence, moderate hysteresis as well as long-term measurement stability - and is therefore very useful for smart farming in the context of integrated crop protection. The publication reports on the development, manufacture and testing of the sensor, as well as a comparison with other available moisture sensors. The sensor's field of application is not limited to leaves, but wherever moisture needs to be measured and analyzed in situ; a change of housing material makes it suitable for other applications.

    Best Paper Award

    Best Poster Award

    The most exciting poster contribution was awarded on the last day of the event. The winner was Sven Nitzsche from the FZI Research Center for Information Technology for his poster "Comparison of Artificial and Spiking Neural Networks for Ambient-Assisted Living". Mr. Nitzsche is thus already the first confirmed speaker of the 16th SSI next year.

    Best Poster Award

    Thomas Gessner Award

    Already at SSI 2022 in Grenoble, the Thomas Gessner Award for an outstanding scientific PhD thesis was presented for the third time but for the first time to a scientist of TU Chemnitz. The scientist Dr. Apoorva Sharma, staff member of the Chair of Semiconductor Physics headed by Prof. Dr. D. R. T. Zahn, received the Thomas Gessner Award in Grenoble for his dissertation "Correlation Between the Structural, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of CoFeB and CoFeB Based Magnetic Tunnel Junctions Upon Laser or Oven Annealing".
    The dissertation was carried out as part of a joint project of the Chemnitz University of Technology, the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems, and the Laser Institute at Mittweida University of Applied Sciences with financial support from the German Research Foundation (project number 28219353). It provides the first proof of concept that laser annealing can be used as an efficient, fast, and reliable direct-write technique for magnetic multilayer systems.

    Thomas Gessner Award

    Look Back 2021

    The 1st completely virtual edition of the Smart Systems Integration Conference & Exhibition, short SSI, took place from April 27 to 29, 2021. More than 120 participants from all over Germany, Europe and the world took part in the online event. Originally it was planned to hold the conference in Grenoble/France. Now the event took place on an individually provided online platform due to present circumstances. Highly interesting keynotes, a total of 53 speakers spread over five tracks and nine sessions as well as a poster session with a total of ten contributions and organized topic tables for discussions were among the highlights of the three-day event. In addition, the Thomas Gessner Award was presented for the second time during the event.

    With a new technical organizer, Silicon Saxony, the 14th Smart Systems Integration Conference 2021 started for the first time as an online event. Even before the start of the SSI, the participants received a small Saxon welcome. Sponsored by the Saxony Economic Development Corporation, small care packages with snacks and information materials were sent out to bring a smile to the faces of all participants during these times of limited contact. Accordingly, the participants of the SSI started their first day of the event on April 27 in a good mood and well strengthend. The Conference Chairs Prof. Thomas Otto (Fraunhofer ENAS), Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner (Bosch Sensortec and EPoSS) and Emmanuel Sabonnadiere (CEA-Leti) opened the conference.

    Already the four keynotes by Lucilla Sioli, Director for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, European Commission (Electronic and Photonic Smart Systems: Contributing to a European green, digital and sovereign future), Jean-François Delepau, CEO Lynred (LYNRED's leadership at the dawn of infrared imaging applications), Remi Bastien, Renault Group (Power Electronics - An opportunity for Europe's Industry and a valuable field of cooperation between Automotive & Electronics) and Elisa Vianello, CEA-Leti (The role of resistive memories to enable frugal AI devices) showed the scope of this year's SSI. The five tracks were oriented along the entire value chain of Smart Systems and addressed Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) between 1 and 9, ranging from key enablers for smart systems of the next generation, to technologies and applications in various industries. Strategic topics were also discussed. 53 speakers - some live, some in recorded presentations - provided ample input and reasons for personal exchange.

    The Thomas Gessner Award was presented for the 2nd time. It is a contribution of Fraunhofer ENAS to promote applied research by awarding a prize for excellent scientific work within the annual Smart Systems Integration Conference. The award is aimed at national and international master and doctoral students in the field of Smart Systems Integration whose thesis is evaluated at least with "very good" and does not date back more than two years. The evaluation procedure takes particularly into account the novelty of the scientific and methodological approach, the progress of knowledge, the implementation of the scientific results in application and proof of economic success This year, the prize went to the young scientist Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Nabholz, Robert Bosch GmbH, for her doctoral thesis on "Physical Modeling and Identification of Nonlinear Effects in Microelectromechanical Systems", which she prepared in cooperation with the Chemnitz University of Technology and successfully defended in 2020. All participants of the conference were able to evaluate the poster contributions. On the last day of the event, the most exciting contribution was awarded the Best Poster Award. The winner was Claudia Bruno from STMicroelectronics for her poster presentation on "Embedded artificial intelligence approach for gas recognition in smart agriculture application using low cost MOX gas sensors".

    Also in the next three months, all contributions of this year's SSI will still be available on the event platform. We would like to thank all speakers for their contributions and especially the companies and institutions Robert Bosch, Bosch Sensortec, Lynred, Renault, Infineon Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Fraunhofer , Tyndall National Institute, CEA-Leti, TU Chemnitz and TU Delft for their exciting technical presentations. Fraunhofer ENAS, EPoSS and Silicon Saxony would like to thank all participants for their interest and all sponsors for their important support during these difficult conference times.

    Best Poster and Best Paper Award Winner 2021 selected

    Since the establishment of the conference in 2007, it is a tradition to select and award the best poster as well as the best paper at the Smart Systems Integration Conference. Both awardees receive a donation of 500 euros that are sponsored by EPoSS – the European Platform on Smart Systems Integration and the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS.

    All attendees of the conference vote for the best poster of the conference. The selected winner is announced at the end of the conference during closing remarks. The committee also nominates the best paper candidates and the winner is selected out of 7 to 10 candidates based on the presentation as well as the written paper.

    Best Poster and Best Paper Award Winner 2021 selected

    The best poster award winner at the SSI 2021 is Claudia Bruno from STMicroelectronics with her poster titled “Embedded artificial intelligence approach for gas recognition in smart agriculture application using low cost MOX gas sensors”, as previously published in the after conference press release.

    The best paper award winner of the 1st fully virtual edition of the SSI 2021 is Dr. Bruno Fain from CEA-LETI with his paper “Beamforming with AlN-based bimorph piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers“. In his paper, he presented a piezoelectric micromechanical ultrasonic transducer (pMUT) with multiple membranes used for airborne pulse-echo measurements with an angular resolution of 18 degrees.

    Both awards will be presented to the winners at the Smart Systems Integration Conference & Exhibition 2022, which will take place April 26 to 28, 2022 in Grenoble.