Digitalization is not only increasingly entering our lives; it changes the game. Advances in individual components and subsystems are necessary but not enough. In our connected digital world it is the integration of software, connectivity, components and subsystems into smart modules and smart systems that is the key. To be successful, interdisciplinary approaches are required. Starting with the online conference 2021,  the topics are arranged into five tracks covering technology readiness levels from 1 to 9. Key enablers and key technologies are addressed, as well as Smart Systems solutions for mobility, energy, industry, agri-food, biomedical applications, and healthy living. The former EPoSS sessions are included in the track on strategy and business creation.

The conference will provide, in an engaging and compact format, a unique and valuable opportunity to interact with the stakeholders of the Smart Systems value chain by means of technical sessions, strategy panels and exhibition booths. RTOs, SMEs and industry will share their latest approaches and the results. As in the previous years, the conference is driven by the EPoSS community. The conference industry chair is the president of EPoSS, Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO of Bosch Sensortec. The local community is supported by the local co-chair Dr. Emmanuel Sabonnadiere, CEO of CEA-LETI.

On behalf of the whole committee – we are looking forward to receiving your application or scientific oriented submission.


Submission requirements

Conference Language

Conditions of Acceptance
Only original material can be submitted.
The different tracks address TRLs 1–9

Selection Process
The committee will review the abstracts. Submitted abstracts may be selected for oral or poster presentation.  Full scientific papers  (4 pages) undergo a peer review process. We could win IEEE EPS being the sponsor for publication at IEEE xplore®.
Especially for authors from industry: presentation only is possible.

Oral and Poster Presentations
Parallel sessions will be held at the conference. Poster authors will have the possibility to present their posters in a special session and also throughout the conference. All papers will be included in the conference proceedings. Information concerning open access publication will be shown on the webpage.