The BMW Summer School

Lake Tegernsee, Bavaria, Germany.
July 18-23, 2016. Submission Deadline April 30, 2016.


BMW Group Research and Technology, EURECOM and the Technische Universität München (TUM), with the support of Bayerisch-Französisches Hochschulzentrum (BFHZ), jointly organise the annual BMW Summer School for Ph.D. students and junior scientists.


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Car as a service – creating tomorrow’s smart mobility service platform

Mobility is currently dominated by a number of powerful trends. Urbanization and de-carbonization are calling for new concepts. While autonomous driving, electromobility, car sharing, and digital information and communication technologies have begun to fundamentally change the landscape, they have also allowed for new market entries. Competition is shifting focus from purely design and horsepower to sustainability, all-encompassing service, maximized use of drive time, digital real-time economy and deep integration within the internet of things. Cars will no longer be prestigious objects to own, but a means to organize personal mobility and intelligently deliver a wealth of digital services along the way.

Mark your Calendars

This year, we will be holding the annual BMW Summer School on July 18-23, 2016 on the shore of pitoresque lake Tegernsee. We are soliciting original contributions from international PhD students with a particular interest in shaping the future of individual mobility.

Topics of the 2016 BMW Summer School:

  • Location based services
  • Context management
  • Personalisation
  • Cloud computing
  • Business models
  • Predictive analytics
  • IoT / Smart devices / Smart services
  • Intelligent agents
  • User centric design / user experience
  • Connectivity
  • Open API / developer portals
  • Smart City
  • Urbanisation

Submission details

We are seeking multi-disciplinary interaction, hence are encouraging contributions from a broad number of fields such as software developers, engineers, psychologists, IoT evangelists, urban sociology and culture, urban development, business management / service management, multi-modal mobility, digital transformation experts, AI experts, and futurologists.

Contributions will be as single poster to be presented during the summer school. Submission are required to be full poster submissions. The poster, a 1-page description of your research activities, a letter of motivation, together with a short CV (including list of publications and/or academic achievements) is to be submitted to: Easychair DRIVEME2016.
For submission details, grant policy etc. please see the registration tab.

Extended submission deadline: May 22, 2016

Scientific programme committee:

  • Paul Alibert (Bureau de Coopération Universitaire, french embassy)
  • Martin Arend (BMW Group)
  • Ulrich Finger (EURECOM), co-chair
  • Thomas Goldbrunner (TUM)
  • Prof. Jérôme Haerri (EURECOM)
  • Andreas Herkersdorf (TUM), co-chair
  • Axel Honsdorf (BFHZ)
  • Prof. Jörg Ott (TUM)
  • Hannemor Keidel (TUM)
  • Hans-Jörg Vögel (BMW Group)

Contact and organizing committee:

  • Christine Astor (BMW Group)
  • Antoinette Humeau (BFHZ)
  • Thomas Goldbrunner (TUM)
  • Wibke Michalk (BMW Group)
  • Juliette Ronceray (BFHZ)
  • Sebastian Schelper (BMW Group)
  • Hans-Jörg Vögel (BMW Group), chair
  • Sebastian Zimmermann (BMW Group)
  • Contact the organizing team at:

The programme will consist of a number of invited talks, poster sessions, interactive workshop sessions with hands-on experience, but also offer ample opportunity for international exchange, socializing, including a fireside chat with BMW executives and a boathouse dinner.

Impressions of previous events
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