Final Countdown for the L3Pilot Summer School 2020

L3Pilot Summer School 2020


The L3Pilot Summer School for the Automated Driving implementation and

Testing is streaming right to you on September 9-10

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Only one and a half days to go until the L3Pilot Summer School 2020, that will be held virtually on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 September 2020. 

We invite you to the L3Pilot Summer School, where prominent speakers from academia and industry, both internal and external to the L3Pilot consortium, as well as key experts from other European projects and international initiatives in the field of Automated Driving (AD) will present the latest developments.


Join us via the streaming link:

Kindly note that in order to join the virtual L3Pilot Summer School you will have to register first. So save 3 minutes for registration before the indicated start time. Once you are logged in no other action is required and you are ready to press “play” for the streaming to resume. An additional registration is required for also joining the live QnA chat room on the side of the video streaming.


More information on how to access the L3Pilot Summer School:

  1. Click on the link to be automatically relocated to the Virtual L3Pilot Summer School 2020 environment. Experience all the inspiration, learning and real-time engagement with the academia and industry.
  2. Register to the website via “Click here to register” link under “Existing Users Log In”, in order to access our streaming.
  3. As soon as you register and login, type your full name and e-mail address under “Join our Q&A” for interaction purposes on our platform on the right side and press “Join Event”.

You are now logged in and may follow the agenda.


Final Agenda

Please find here the final agenda including the moderators and speakers bios.

The agenda is displayed in CET time.


Further instructions for better website navigation:

The dedicated L3Pilot Summer School website is designed to offer the audience three advantages: a) to follow live the presentations through the streaming window on the left side of the screen, b) to post or react to questions posted and interact with other attendees through the Q&A window on the right side of the screen, c) to cast your votes (active only during the Poster Pitches Session) and select the best Poster Pitch through the integrated Polling platform on the right side of the screen.

In case someone wishes to only follow the presentations and not submitting a question then she/he may simply select the Full-Size mode from the streaming window.

You are strongly encouraged to submit your questions at any time during each session and not only during the Q&As Sessions. Reacting to questions by the audience is encouraged as well!

Few useful remarks for the audience in the QnAs:

  1. Please try to limit your questions in the thematic discussed by the session that is currently running
  2. Feel free to interact with posted questions via the “Like” button, on the right-hand side of each posted question. That will help us select the most popular questions and transfer them to the speakers of the related session.
  3. Please try to limit your replies to posted questions to the question being asked.
  4. If you wish, you may indicate the speaker to whom your question is targeting using @Presenter Name (e.g. @Anastasia B.) as part of your posted question (i.e. inside the question text).

The L3Pilot Summer School at a glance:

  • 2 days
  • 20 lectures from experienced in their field speakers
  • 6 Tutorial sessions that will examine the key areas of: “Intro/AD key aspects/L3Pilot code of Practice/SAE L3 AD Public testing admission procedures”, “Human factors in focus”, “The road and infrastructure as an AD enabler”, “Security and Privacy concerns”, “Testing and validation framework” and “Data magic or Data into scenarios?”
  • 14 posters submitted (visit l3p website to read them), 11 Poster Pitches

Participants will discuss the main challenges in the areas of AD technology, exchange knowledge and contribute to the ongoing discussions about the future of AD. The progress of the largest piloting activities in Europe, implemented by the L3Pilot partners, will be discussed as well.


L3Pilot Summer School lineup



FIRST DAY –  Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Tutorial A: Setting the scene

Moderator: Yves Page, Project Leader ‘Automated Driving Experiments’, Renault, France

L3Pilot introduction

Aria Etemad, Senior Project Manager, Volkswagen Group Innovation, Germany

Automated Driving L3 and beyond – the key aspects

Angelos Amditis, Research Director, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece

Towards a Code of Practice for Automated Driving

Stefan Wolter, Senior Researcher, Human-Centered Technologies, Ford, Germany

Admission procedures for testing on public roads in the Netherlands

Pieter van der Stoep, Account Manager, Automated and Connected Driving, Applied Innovation and Exemptions Unit, the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW), the Netherlands

Tutorial B:  Human factors in focus

Moderator: Natasha Merat, Chair in Human Factors of Transport Systems, Leader, Human Factors and Safety Group, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK

Human, what human?

Oliver Carsten, Professor of Transport Safety, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK (Confirmation pending)

Transition between AD Levels

Alexander Eriksson, Senior Design Engineer (AD Human Factors/UX), Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden (Confirmation pending)

Transition from automated to manual driving: What factors influence take-over time and performance?

Marieke Martens, Director of Science, TNO Traffic & Transport, Professor, Automated Driving & Human Interaction, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Designing interaction of automated vehicles for mixed traffic environment: Development, integration and evaluation of the interACT system

Fabio Tango, Senior Researcher, Centro Ricerche Fiat, AD/ADAS Innovation, Italy  

Tutorial C: The road and infrastructure as an AD enabler

Moderator: Tom Michael Gasser,  Head of Section “Automated Driving”, BASt, Germany

Intelligent Road and Infrastructure data for automated driving

Dominique Gruyer, Research Director, University Gustave Eiffel, Deputy Director, COSYS department for CAV researches, Research Director, PICS-L lab, France

Case for Connected Autonomy and Implications for 5G Systems

Mehrdad Dianati, Professor, Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, UK

Enabling automation for Heavy Duty Vehicles (What the key aspects are)

Marc-Michael Meinecke, Senior Researcher, Volkswagen Group Innovation, Lecturer, Ostfalia University Wolfsburg, Germany

Tutorial D: Security and Privacy concerns

Moderator: Mehrdad Dianati, Professor, Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, UK

Data Privacy for Automation:

Leveraging Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Jesus Diaz Vico, Postdoctoral Researcher, IBM Research Division, Switzerland

Cyber-Security for Automation: the Challenge

Jonathan Petit, Director, Qualcomm, USA

SECOND DAY – Thursday, 10 September 2020

Tutorial E: Testing and validation framework

Moderator: Johannes Hiller, Group Leader Data & Intelligent Infrastructure, Institute for Automotive Engineering, Aachen, Germany

Testing framework for Automated Driving

Adrian Zlocki, Senior Manager Driver Assistance, Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen, Germany

Testing of CAD and its Key Enabling Technologies

Álvaro Arrúe, Project Manager Connected and Automated Driving, Applus IDIADA, Spain

Towards a robust verification methodology for ADS

James McCallion, Senior Engineer, Connected Autonomous Vehicles, Horiba Mira (VeriCAV project), UK

Wizard of Oz design for testing automated driving on public roads

Thomas Streubel, Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Vehicle Safety, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden  (Confirmation pending)


Poster Pitches Session

Moderator: Panagiotis Pantazopoulos, Senior Researcher, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece


Tutorial F: Data magic or Data into scenarios?

Moderator: Anastasia Bolovinou, Research Engineer, Intelligent Transport Systems, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece

Deep neural network based simulations for next generation of AD virtual testing

Heikki Laine, VP Product, Cognata, Israel


Multisensor Large Scale Data Management for training sets and ground truth automatic generation

Marcos Nieto, Principal Investigator on ITS and Engineering, Vicomtech, Spain

Validation of automated driving systems using scenario-based massive simulations


Alexandru ForraiFellow Engineer and Consultant, Siemens Digital Industry Software, Simulations and Testing Solutions, The Netherlands



Posters & Poster Pitches Session

All posters submitted with success to the L3Pilot Summer School will be shortly available on the L3Pilot website. The authors who expressed their interest in presenting during the Poster Pitches Session, which will be held on Day 2, September 10, will have the opportunity to present the central result of their posters. There will not be time for each presenter to walk through their entire poster. So, to make the best use of the allotted time, the audience is strongly recommended to delve into the posters before the Session starts and attend the Q&A Session ready to ask any questions and discuss the materials. The audience is encouraged to post their questions during the session and ideally before the QnA session starts so that the moderator can take into account as many questions as possible. The audience is also encouraged to vote for the best Poster during the session. The decision will be announced at the end of the Session.

Posters will show on all research topics that are related to the theory and practice of Automated Driving (AD) Implementation and Testing including, but not restricted to most recent developments, future directions or updates to establish approaches in the topics that the L3Pilot Summer School covers.

Poster Pitches Participants

Below you may find the list with the Poster Pitches participants, following the same sequence in which they will appear during the Poster Pitches Session. You may also read the posters. Kindly note that during this Session you may vote for the best Poster Pitch via which is integrated into the dedicated L3Pilot Summer School website! The audience preference will be announced at the end of the Session by its moderator.

  1. Safety Performance Assessment of Automated Driving”

Pascal Brunner, Carissma
Florian Denk,
Werner Huber, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
Ronald Kates, REK Consulting

Click here to read the poster!

  1. “The HEADSTART procedure for testing and validating”

Bernhard Hillbrand1, Patrick Weissensteiner1, Joaquim Castella Triginer1, Martin Skoglund2, Marcos Nieto3, Oihana Otaegui3, Xavier Sellart4, Athanasios Ballis5


2SAFER, Sweden


4IDIADA, Spain

5ICCS, Greece

Click here to read the poster!

  1. “Statistical SOTIF Validation and Verification for ADAS/AD functions”

Victor Exposito Jimenez, VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research GmbH

Click here to read the poster!

  1. “A methodological framework from data collection to impact assessment of autonomous vehicles”

Foteini Orfanou, Eleni Vlahogianni and George Yannis, Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Click here to read the poster!

  1. “Building a Data Segmentation and Gather Tool for L3 Pilot”

Nisrine Osman, Francesco Bellotti, Ricardo Berta, Alessandro De Gloria, DITEN, University of Genoa, Genova, Italy

Click here to read the poster!

  1. “The Prediction of Pedestrian Behavior from LiDAR Data”

Chi Zhang (University of Gothenburg)
Christian Berger (University of Gothenburg)
Marco Dozza (Chalmers University of Technology)

Click here to read the poster!

  1. “Vehicle maneuver-based long-term trajectory prediction at intersection crossings”

Drakoulis Richardos, Bolovinou Anastasia, Drainakis Georgios, Amditis Angelos,                                                    
Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS), Athens, Greece

Click here to read the poster!

  1. “Applying acceptability models to CCAM use cases in cross-border contexts: The 5G-MOBIX approach”

Sousa, E.1, Sampaio, R1, Vieira, J.1, Garcia, E.2, Silva, C.1
1CCG – Center for Computer Graphics, Portugal
2CTAG – Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia, Spain

Click here to read the poster!

  1. “Autonomous vehicles’ readiness assessment: A case study of Greece”

Chrysostomos Mylonas, Evangelos Mitsakis, Charis Chalkiadakis, Alexandros Dolianitis, Dimitris Tzanis
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Hellenic Institute of Transport, Thessaloniki, Greece

Click here to read the poster!

  1. “User Acceptance and Vehicle Automation: An Empirical Investigation on the European Consumers’ Acceptance Towards Highly Automated Passenger Vehicles”

Ilias Panagiotopoulos, PhD candidate, Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University of Athens (HUA), Greece

Click here to read the poster!

  1. “Driver-Vehicle Models for Cooperative, Connected and Automated Vehicles”

Evangelos Mintsis1, Jakob Erdmann2, Kallirroi Porfyri1, Michele Rondinone3, Leonhard Lücken4, Dimitrios Koutras1, Evangelos Mitsakis1
1Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT)/Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece
2German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transportation Systems, Germany
3Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH (HMETC), Germany
4German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transportation Systems, Germany (on leave)

Click here to read the poster!

Posters submitted to the L3Pilot Summer School

Three more posters have been submitted with success to the L3Pilot Summer School. Titles and authors are indicated below.

1. “Assessment of Technical Requirements for Automated Driving on Motorways”
Johann Gwehenberger, Oliver Braxmeier, Marcel Borrack
AZT Automotive GmbH – Allianz Center for Technology

Click here to read the poster!

2. “Needs and Requirements of EDR for Automated Vehicles – Analysis Based on Insurance Claims Reported to Allianz Germany”
      Johann Gwehenberger, Oliver Braxmeier, Dr. Christoph Lauterwasser, Melanie Andrea Kreutner, Marcel Borrack, Carsten Reinkemeyer
      AZT Automotive GmbH – Allianz Center for Technology

Click here to read the poster!

3. “Human driver reaction to L3 vehicles in mixed traffic”
     Vanessa Stange
1, Matthias Kühn2, Mark Vollrath1
     1Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
      2Unfallforschung der Versicherer, Germany

Click here to read the poster!

You may also have a look of all the posters on the L3Pilot website, where will be soon available.

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