L3Pilot Summer School “Developing and Testing Automated Driving”

L3Pilot summerschool2020 twitter teaserOne of the most important events in the field of Automated Driving, the L3Pilot Summer School “Developing and Testing Automated Driving”, will take place in Athens, Greece, on 13-14 May 2020.

The L3Pilot Summer School focuses on the theory and practice of Automated Driving Implementation and Testing and offers the opportunity to researchers, PhD students, developers, technicians, and other professionals to learn more about the progress of the largest European pilot-testing of SAE Level 3 driving functions implemented by L3Pilot partners as well as to discuss the latest findings and main challenges in the areas of Automated Driving Technology (AD), namely: the key enablers of AD, the Testing and Validation Framework, the AD Human Factors in automotive engineering and the Impact Assessment of the AD Deployment.

During the L3Pilot Summer School 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, will present the latest SoA developments, exchange knowledge and contribute to the ongoing discussions about the future of AD.

The Summer School will also provide the ground for senior and junior researchers and Ph.D. students to expand their expertise and networks and present their research work through a dedicated poster area to a number of academics and highly qualified professionals in the field.

You may find the official invitation of the L3Pilot Summer School here.

Call for posters

During the L3Pilot Summer School, a poster session will be also shown. If you are interested in submitting a poster please use this poster template for its preparation.

Poster submissions should be sent via email to Dr Angelos Amditis and Ms Nantia Skepetari of ICCS.

The poster submission deadline was extended:

  • Abstract Submission: 3 March 2020
  • Notification: 12 March 2020
  • Final poster submission: 24 March 2020

Submit a short abstract (up to 800 words) for posters 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 following topics:

  • Key Enablers of AD
  • Human Factors relevant to AD in automotive engineering
  • Handling data for automation (Large scale data and Simulation methods)
  • Needed Testing and Validation Framework and Practices

Please note that posters that are reviewed positively and are eligible for acceptance will be served on first come principle since the space is limited.


The event will be held at the Amarilia Hotel in Athens, Greece.

Amarilia Hotel
13 Agiou Nikolaou st.
16671 Vouliagmeni
Athens, Greece
T. +30 210 8990391
F. +30 210 8955790
e-mail: info@amarilia.gr

Coordinates: 37°49’40.3″N 23°46’18.8″E

Directions from the Athens Airport:

20 minutes by taxi, around 20-25 Euros during day time and around 25-30 Euros after midnight
60 minutes by Airport EXPRESS (ATHINON in Greek), Bus Connections Route X96 PEIRAIAS – AEROL, ticket price 6 Euros, the closest bus station is “Pigadakia” (ΠΗΓΑΔΑΚΙΑ in Greek), time schedule of the bus X96.


You can register here for the L3Pilot Summer School.


The L3Pilot Summer School will include four tutorials on the following topics:

Wednesday 13 May 2020


Welcome & opening

Aria Etemad, Volkswagen Group Innovation, L3Pilot Coordinator
Angelos Amditis, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Summer School Organiser

Tutorial A: Enabling Driving Automation

Code of Practice for Automated Driving | Heavy Duty Vehicles towards Automation | Connectivity technologies | Road Infrastructure and Automated Driving | End-to-END AI Approaches for AD

Tutorial B: Human Factors

Human Factors approaches | Transition between AD Levels | Simulator studies for Long Term effects on users | Automated Vehicles interaction in mixed traffic environments

Thursday 14 May 2020


Tutorial C: Handling Data for Automation

Data analytics | Intelligent road and infrastructure data | Cyber-security | Data privacy

Tutorial D: Testing and Validation Framework

Testing framework for Automated Driving | Testing enablers | Testing scenarios and practical issues | Testing of Automated Driving on public roads


The detailed agenda will be announced soon.


A block booking with a special rate will be secured at the  Amarilia Hotel for the L3Pilot Summer School participants. The booking code will remain active until 1 March 2020. After that date, rooms will be available on a request basis and subject to hotel’s availability. Please contact Ms Nantia Skepetari for rates and step-by-step booking-info.

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