4. International VDI Conference - Connected Off-Highway Machines
- Learn more about the impact of the Digital Transformation on the Off-Highway Industry
- Find out about current developments in the area of Connectivity and Data Management, as well as Autonomous Mobile Machines and Artificial Intelligence
- Meet peers from the agricultural, mining and construction Industry and discuss latest findings and trends
- Register for the “Connected Off-Highway Machines” conference and visit our parallel conferences “Electrified Off-Highway Machines” and “Smart Farming” free of extra charge
When hearing about connectivity and automation, most people think of the automobile industry. Autnomous car technologies and driverless cabs have been discussed often in recent days. However, connectivity and automation is not only limited to automobiles. In the Off-Highway Industries mobile machines become increasingly connected and drive (semi-) autonomously already. These new technologies revolutionize the industry: They increase productivity and efficiency while reducing costs and making working conditions in harsh environments safer. Our 4th international VDI conference “Connected Off-Highway Machines”, taking place on May 14 and 15, 2019 in Dusseldorf, offers an ideal platform to discuss latest technology trends with international experts.
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Smart Future for the Off-Highway Industry?
All major players of the Off-Highway Industry are working on smart technologies and solutions. Automation, connectivity and digital processes have many benefits. However, there are still many challenges and questions ahead: How do connectivity and automation impact business models? How to really benefit from Big Data? How to integrate artificial intelligence in Off-Highway Machines? When and how will fully Autonomous Off-Highway Machines become a reality? How does the role of the worker change?
Our 4th international VDI conference “Connected Off-Highway Machines”, taking place on May 14 and 15, 2019 in Dusseldorf, is dedicated to these challenges and questions. The following topics will be discussed:
- New & Alternative Business Models for Connected and Autonomous Mobile Machines
- The Way towards Autonomous Mobile Machines
- Autonomous Use Cases from Mining, Construction and Agriculture
- Connectivity Challenges and Value of Data
- Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Technology
- Out-of-the-Box: Perspectives on Connectivity and Automation from the Automobile and Aerospace Industries
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Program of the Conference
Registration & welcome coffee
Chair‘s welcome and opening address
I. New Business Models
New Business Models and Revenue Potential through connected Off-Highway Vehicles
Kai Hessenmüller, Product Manager, SAP Leonardo, IoT Moving Assets, SAP SE, Germany
The Farm of the Future – An End-user’s perspective on Connectivity
Jacob van den Borne, CEO, van den borne aardappelen, The Netherlands
Value of Connectivity for improving your Business – A practical Experience Report
Dr. Marius Basting, Digital & Technology Manager Europe, Caterpillar S.A.R.L., Switzerland
II. Connectivity – Solutions & Use Cases
Digital Platforms for Connected Machines
Randall Kasparbauer, Engineering Manager, Intelligent Solutions Group, John Deere, USA
Mobile Mapping and accurate Positioning Solutions for connected Machines
Yann Roussel, BM for OEM GNSS & Mobile Mapping Europe, Topcon, France
Connectivty in Construction and Mining Equipment: Experience and Use Cases
Enrico Borella, Product Manager Telematics, Komatsu Europe, Belgium
Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence – Where are we headed?
Networking & coffee break
III. The Value of Data & ML in a changing Economy
From Potato shed to Potato Cloud
Dr. Ir. Koen Uyttenhove, IOT Manager, AVR, Belgium
Processes are only half the Battle – Organizational and Technical Challenges of Security Engineering
Dr.-Ing. Jens Köhler, R&D Manager Cyber Security, ITK Engineering, Germany
Vehicle Diagnostis and Prognostics
Kjeld Jespersen, Director Connected Vehicles, Honeywell, Switzerland
End of conference day one
IV. The Future of Autonomous Mobile Machinery
Mine of the Future – The Benefits of Autonomous Vehicles for Value Creation
Stéphane Prodent, Manager Automation & Advanced Technologies Area, Rio Tinto, France
Edge Computing For Artificial Intelligence
Josh Gelinske, Director AI Systems, Appareo Systems LLC, USA
Concept of a semi-automated Excavator
Stéphane Walter, Group Leader, Liebherr Colmar, France & Prof. Dr. Oliver Sawodny, Institute for System Dynamics, University Stuttgart, Germany
Networking & coffee break
Autonomous Machine Software Architecture
Chris Woodard, Software Business Development Manager &
Status of Research & Development on autonomous agricultural Machines in Japan
Nobushige Ichikawa, General Manager of Farm Machinery Engineering Europe Dept., Kubota Corporation, Japan
From elephants to ants – Can automation be an enabler for new machine concepts? – Uwe Müller, Chief Project Manager, Volvo Construction Equipment
Networking & coffee break
V. Realizing Opportunities of Machine Coordination
Moving forward to fully connected, autonomous Road Construction
Stefan A. Lang, Head of System-Technology; co-authors: K. Niestroj, System-Technology, all: Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH, Dr. P. Decker, Software and Control Systems, BOMAG GmbH, Germany
Cooperating Autonomous Randem Rollers exploiting AMMCOA
Patrick Wolf, Research Assistant Robotics Research Lab; co-authors: Thorsten Ropertz, Robotics Research Lab, Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns, Robotics Research Lab, all: TU Kaiserslautern, Dr. Peter Decker, Bomag GmbH, Germany
End of conference
Visit us in Dusseldorf, listen to best practice examples and meet international experts. The conferences “Electrified Off-Highway Machines” and “Smart Farming” will take place parallel. In 2018, almost 450 experts and specialists attended the event – Use your chance, become also part of this network and join us in 2019!
Who should attend the conference?
The "Connected Off-Highway Machines" Conference is aimed at engineers, technologists, designers and specialists from mobile machine manufacturers and suppliers of the off-highway industry, in particular managers and staff from:
- Electric and electronics systems
- Telematics, drivers assistance Systems
- Software development
- Mobile machine control Solutions
- Communication technologies Departments
This international conference provides a professional forum for all experts who are working in the fields of Connected Off-Highway Machines, Automation and IT for mobile machines to exchange experiences and ideas.
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Do you want to find out more about current challenges and new chances in the area of "Connected Off-Highway Machines"? Then reserve a place at the "Connected Off-Highway Machines" conference now. In addition, also benefit from our parallel conferences on “Electrified Off-Highway Machines” and “Smart Farming” free of extra Charge.
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Accompanying and complementing the conference, we also offer a pre-conference international workshop on “Cyber Security for Off-Highway Vehicles”. Book both events and benefit from a discounted package price.
Dr. sc. nat. Anton Demarmels Ammann Schweiz AG / Langenthal
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Martin Frank Volvo Construction Equipment Germany GmbH / Konz
Michael Gomes Topcon Agriculture / Livermore
Fredrik Jönsson Danfoss Power Solutions AB / Älmhult
Dipl.-Ing. Eugen Schobesberger Liebherr-France SAS / Colmar
Vik Vandecaveye CNH Industrial Belgium N.V. / Zedelgem
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