• Published on 04 Nov 2015
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Kick-start ATC 2015

On October 6-8, the first ARTEMIS Technology Conference (ATC) in the new set-up was held in Turin, Italy. Where the previous ATC’s, some years ago, were organised by different ARTEMIS projects, this was the first ATC organised by the ARTEMIS Industry Association. As the Co-Summit 2015 was already held in spring, this conference was created to provide an extra event and network possibility for the ARTEMIS-IA community in the second half of the year.

Technical project presentations were given around several themes in parallel sessions. On October 6, the themes “CPS for smart production and Industrial automation”, “ARTEMIS Reference Platforms”, and “Future CPS Industrial challenges” were tackled, while on October 7, “CPS for Smart Mobility and automated driving” attracted together over 130 visitors.

ARTEMIS-IA members were invited to submit project presentations in these themes, not only on ARTEMIS/ECSEL projects, but also on Horizon 2020, FP7 and even national projects, in order to connect to these communities as well.

We were happy to welcome Werner Steinhögl of the European Commission at the ATC. His plenary speech attracted much attention, explaining the upcoming ICT calls in Horizon 2020 in detail. Supporting the upcoming ICT call of Horizon 2020, an experimental project idea exhibition was held were next to the members, several other organisations, such as EFFRA, NESSI and ERTRAC, also active on CPS R&D were presenting project ideas for the upcoming calls in Horizon 2020.

Next to the theme sessions and exhibition, separate workshops were held, in a back-2-back fashion. CPSoS organised a CPS roadmap workshop on October 6, the ARTEMIS Centre of Innovation Excellence ProcessIT.EU organised a road-mapping event on October 7 and Road2CPS organised their back2back workshop on October 8. Several ARTEMIS Working Groups were active in parallel to the ATC programme; the Working Group Standardisation in cooperation with CP-SETIS organised a workshop on interoperability standardisation and the Working Group SRA proceeded their activities with an interactive workshop on the SRA 2016 with the valuable support of Road2CPS.

From the first feedback we learned that many appreciated this formula for the ARTEMIS Technology Conference event and over 90% confirmed that they achieved their goals for this conference.

Looking back, this first “new” ATC was a successful and lively event in the beautiful centre of Turin.

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