Conference: Latest developments in Europe
As an increasing amount of smart systems and components are entering the market in the age of digitization, they are used as essential components of everyday life as well as in a real production environment, agriculture and medical technology. Smart systems, as presented at the event, do not only include sensors, actuators as well as electronic components, they are equipped with the functionality to communicate and to work in consorts, to make decisions based on the available data in a predictive or adaptive manner.
The 13th Smart Systems Integration Conference and Exhibition shows the actual status of these developments, especially in Europe. “We are focusing on the newest components, new technologies in manufacturing as well as system integration. Moreover, we will be showing the results of the cooperation in current EC projects as well as in the application fields of Industry 4.0 and health. We are set to present prospective topics like artificial intelligence, printing technologies as well as quantum computing in the keynote sessions”, notes Professor Thomas Otto, the chairman of the SSI. “For the first time we will be presenting the Thomas Gessner Award to a young scientist at SSI.” Thomas Gessner gave essential impulses to the field of smart systems integration and was the chairperson of the conference until he died in 2016.
Smart Systems Hub focuses on the digital future
Smart digital HUBs are growing all over Europe. They combine all the different regional activities in the field of digitization. A prominent example is the Digital Innovation Hub MINASMART Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The Smart Systems HUB Dresden – enabling IoT presents the HUB activities at an additional workshop at SSI2019 on Thursday 10 April 2019. The HUB focusses on the comprehensive integration of hardware, software and connectivity (5G) as the foundation of our digital future. Keyplayers and experts from industry and science will present their results, for example, from T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, SAP, Infineon Technologies and 5G Lab in Dresden. Topics include 5G connectivity to enable real-time IoT applications, Industry 4.0 - smart systems to enhance condition monitoring, robotic co-working scenarios, robotics integration into digital supply chain as well as IoT workflows.
Exhibition: Presentation platform for the industry
The Smart Systems Hub is not only represented with workshops, but also as one of two start-ups, together with the company Tre Tau Engineering s.r.l., at the exhibition accompanying the conference. More than 20 international exhibitors from industry and science are to use this platform to present their products and services, including well-known research institutions and renowned companies.
"By combining cutting-edge conference topics with innovative exhibitors, we are offering Smart Systems Integration participants a varied program with great opportunities for training and networking. Not only academic topics will be covered, but there will also be relevant lectures from industry and legislation. So there is really something for everyone involved in the integration of smart systems," states Anthula Parashoudi, Vice President of the Smart Systems Integration event.
Time for networking – the supporting program 2019
An extensive supporting program will accompany the event. During a pre-conference field trip to the HP Inc. R&D Centre, participants can learn more about innovations in 3D and 4D printing technologies.
On the evening of the first day of the conference, the traditional Conference Dinner will take place in the "Palau Requesens", a medieval Gothic palace in the old city of Barcelona. During this dinner, which offers space for networking and exchange, the Best Paper and Best Poster winners of the SSI 2018 will be awarded, as well as the Thomas Gessner Award of the Fraunhofer ENAS.
Conference registration is possible at smartsystemsintegration.com/registration. The complete conference program and further information can be found at smartsystemsintegration.com.
About Mesago Messe Frankfurt
Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 140 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. (mesago.com)
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, conference and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €715* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com
*preliminary figures 2018
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