MOST Forum 2008 Reveals Conference Program

The MOST Forum announces the conference program for the international conference and exhibition on September 30, 2008, in the Liederhalle Cultural and Congress Center in Stuttgart (Germany) covering a broad field of topics with a wide range information on MOST® infotainment technology. During their presentations the speakers will discuss MOST applications, experiences and technologies concerning networking and system architecture, physical layer, compliance and quality aspects, series projects experience, MOST and other standards as well as MOST in research and development.

“The MOST Forum provides an ideal venue to share ideas and experiences, and to discuss the latest news on this de-facto automotive infotainment standard”, states Prof. Dr. Andreas Grzemba, author of the MOST Book and professor at the University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf. “The objective of the MOST Forum is to bring together top professionals from the automotive electronics industry and academia to exchange information and results of recent work on systems, circuits, technologies, processes and applications.” The conference will provide a forum for a broad audience reaching from researchers, designers, engineers, system developers, to purchasers and journalists, and to the managers of the industries involved.

In the exhibition area various companies will present their MOST solutions and applications. Amongst the exhibitors will be the MOST Cooperation presenting the MOST150 multimedia demo, Movimento, Ruetz System Solutions, SMSC and others. The MOST Cooperation is participating in the MOST Forum to help their member companies further disseminate the knowledge learned in over 10 years of intensive work. The cooperation’s target is to provide a high quality conference by encouraging the members to attend the conference and exhibit MOST solutions to share their experiences with MOST Technology. On the evening of September 29th, 2008, all participants are invited to join for the MOST networking event in Stuttgart. At 19.00 Dr. Christian Thiel, Administrator of the MOST Cooperation, will inaugurate the MOST Forum. During the dinner attendees will have the chance to meet influential people from the automotive electronics industry. Different media partners, as well as industry partner ZVEI (Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association), are contributing their expertise and technology know-how.

Conference Program

8.00 Registration and Reception Coffee / Exhibition Opens
9.00 Opening and Welcoming Speech

Keynote Speech
9.15 Networking Vehicle Infotainment Systems with MOST (Dr. Alexander Leonhardi, Daimler)

MOST Networking and System Architecture
9.45 MOST150 – the new Infotainment Backbone for Automotive Applications (Harald Schöpp, SMSC)
10.15 MOST150 Simulation Framework / Proposal for a MOST150/Ethernet Gateway Implementation (Andreas Schramm / Richard Wurm, BMW)
10.45 Coffee Break / Networking / Exhibition
11.15 H.264 Low-latency Video Compression in Automotive Applications (Ralf Schneider, On Demand Microelectronics)
11.45 SoftMLB on the MPC5517 (Juergen Frank, Freescale)

MOST and Other Standards
12.15 Usage of AUTOSAR Diagnosis Modules in a MOST ECU (Paul Hoser, BMW Car IT)
12.45 Lunch / Networking / Exhibition

MOST Physical Layer
14.15 Plastic Optical Fiber Coupling Sytems: A Novel Opto-mechanical Modelling Approach (Dr. Youri Meuret / Els Moens / Dr. Heidi Ottevaere / Prof. Dr. Hugo Thienpont / Dr. Michael Vervaeke, Brussel University; Carl Van Buggenhout / Dr. Piet De Pauw, Melexis)
14.45 nanoStructuresTM Technology and Possibilities for the Next Generation of Optical Fibers for Vehicular Applications (Dr. Claudio Mazzali, Corning Inc.)

MOST Compliance and Quality
15.15 Automotive Application Recommendation for MOST150 Physical Layer Components (Joerg Angstenberger / Dr. Viktor Tiederle, RELNETyX)

High Quality System Integration (Georg Janker / Wolfgang Malek, Ruetz System Solutions)
15.45 Coffee Break / Networking / Exhibition

MOST Series Projects Experience
16.15 Error Handling Strategies for a MOST Application Framework (Dr. Alexander Leonhardi / Andreas Vallentin, Daimler)

MOST Networking and System Architecture
16.45 AUDI Q5: Evolution of a MOST System Architecture (Uwe Hackl, Audi)
17.15 Conclusion and End of Conference
18.00 Exhibition Closes

About the MOST Forum
The MOST Forum is an international conference and exhibition on infotainment technology using MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport). It is presented by qaqadu event gmbh as host and organizer. MOST is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. The MOST Cooperation is the knowledge partner of the MOST Forum. It is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 75 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation.