Call for Proposals

 Submission deadline for proposals : 15 April 2019 

We warmly invite you to submit contribution proposals on experiences, challenges and future trends in the development and servicing of complex electronics systems.

This year’s focus rests on the cultural challenges behind agility: ‘Agile Living’ as opposed to simply ‘Agile Doing’. Hence, we also welcome contributions from HR and organizational development staff, both of which have a major role to play.

As always, our target conference audiences are vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. The conference includes parallel sessions, tutorials, workshops and presentations on lessons learned, challenges and the future of ‘Agile in Automotive’. It will be flanked by an exhibition on both days.

Contribution topics

We welcome contributions on one or more of the following topics:

Focus topics

  • Agile culture – Building an organizational culture that enables agility
  • Business Agility versus Team Agility
  • Agile collaboration – Practices and workflows in teams and cross-company collaborations
  • Agile @ scale – Agility at team and organization level (scaling and transformation)
  • Agile beyond software – e.g., hardware, mechanical engineering, services, purchasing, Human Resources, DevOps

Topics of interest

  • Agile organizational structures – Units and structures needed for optimal agility support
  • People in an agile environment – Cultures, values, management leadership patterns in agile organizations, Agile Maturity Models, role of HR
  • Agile and autonomous drivingBringing agility and functional safety together
  • Automotive standards – Integrating automotive standards and agile development
  • Customer orientation – Changing product development and business models
  • Product development – Lifecycle phases, methods, and tools

Proposals should be based on the presenter’s own experience, and should be structured as follows:

  • Today’s practice
    • Experiences, lessons learned, success stories and failures
  • New barriers and future challenges
    • What new challenges arise out of the experience?
    • What new challenges arise out of the operating environment?
  • Future solutions
    • How to manage the challenges?
    • Innovative proposals for changing standards, technology, competence, business models, etc.

Acceptance parameters

All materials must be submitted in English.

All proposals will be peer reviewed and assessed on the basis of merit, relevance for the conference audience, organizational requirements and the availability of local support. The materials presented will be published at the conference, and on the conference web page (restricted access).

Dates & Deadlines

Submission deadline for proposals: 15 April 2019
(presentations, tutorials, workshops)
Acceptance notification for submitters: 2 May 2019
Submission deadline for presentations, tutorials, workshop materials: 1 September 2019
Conference: 25 – 26 September 2019

  Call for proposals – apply now!


Nicola Csepella

Nicola Csepella

Project Manager

+49 (0)211.88743–3829