Graz, Austria

Smart Cars

when 6 September 2015 - 12 September 2015
duration 1 week
credits 3.5 EC
fee EUR 590

International Summer School on Smart Cars 2015
Location and Date: Graz, Austria, Sept 6 - 12, 2015

Important Dates
May 18, 2015 - Application deadline [* extended! *]
May 28, 2015 - Notification of admittance
September 6-12, 2015 - Summer School

For more information about the summer school, please visit or contact us at

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.

The target audience is postgraduate students, PhD students, and young researchers
from universities and industry all over the world who either want to enter or who
already have experience in this exciting research area. Topics covered by the
Summer School are:
* Autonomous driving and platooning
* Smart infrastructure and smart environments
* Vehicular networks and car2X communication
* Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
* Automotive hardware/software codesign
* Automotive safety and security
* HIL testing and simulation
* E-Mobility
* Experience from real-world scenarios

We also encourage participants to not only attend the lectures from international
experts, but to also present their own work during seminar modules.

The application process is described under "Participation" in our website, and is
opened until May 18, 2015. If we receive more than 60 applications, participants
will be selected based on their work area and background, geographic distribution,
and date of application. Notification of acceptance will be sent until May 28.

Course leader

International experts

Target group

Postgraduate students, PhD students, and young researchers

Course aim

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.

Credits info

3.5 EC
Graz University of Technology will reward 3.5 ECTS points for successful participation in the summer school. The participants themselves are responsible for arranging the credits assignment with their universities.

Fee info

EUR 590: The registration fee is 590 EUR and covers participation in the summer school, accommodation, all meals, and excursions.


The summer school also aims on providing grants for selected participants, covering the participation fee. To apply for a grant, please fill the correspondent fields of the application form, giving the reasons why you should receive it.