Karlsruhe (Germany) September 2, 2014 – The MOST® Cooperation - standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network technology Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – has opened the Call for Papers for the 2015 International Conference on MOST Technology. Professionals from the automotive electronics industry and academia are invited to present their latest insights and future visions at the seventh MOST Forum on April 21, 2015 in Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany). Concurrent with the MOST Cooperation’s All Members Meeting, this one-day conference and exhibition will present the latest current and future technologies and application highlights based on MOST Technology. The broad international audience will be composed of researchers, designers, engineers, system developers, as well as purchasers, journalists and managers of the industries involved.
MOST Connecting to Open Standards
"This year's MOST Forum demonstrated that MOST Technology is an efficient connection between various domains in the vehicle," stated Henry Muyshondt, Executive Director of the MOST Cooperation. "MOST can network infotainment, driver assist, navigation, and communications domains by providing enhanced performance at reasonable cost." Demonstrations included the coding and decoding of video data transmitted from a TV tuner over the MOST network and the interaction of the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) standard with MOST Technology. In his keynote speech, Ganesh Moorthy, Chief Operating Officer for Microchip Technology, introduced Microchip’s MOST vehicle networking strategy as one of the key technology drivers behind MOST Technology. Microchip is deeply involved in further development of the leading automotive network technology. Besides next-generation gigabit speed capability, MOST functions were defined in the broader context of automotive networking in general.
Call for Speakers
The Call for Speakers for the MOST Forum 2015 is now open, and anyone interested is invited to submit a proposal for a paper by November 28, 2014. Suggested topics for paper submissions include, but are not limited to, MOST physical layer, MOST networking and system architecture, MOST software and protocols, MOST compliance and quality, MOST applications and series projects experience, MOST and other standards, as well as research and miscellaneous topics such as consumer products in the car. Several partners will again provide their knowledge and expertise to the MOST Forum. These include industry partner ZVEI (Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association) and media partners Auto Electronics, Automotive IQ, Automotive Industries, EE Times Europe, Elektronik automotive, ElektronikPraxis, and John Day's Automotive Electronics.
Image 1: Henry Muyshondt is the Executive Director of the MOST Cooperation.
Image 2: MOST efficient connection
Suggested MOST topics for submission include, but are not limited to:
1. MOST Physical Layer
1.1 Optical (FOT, Fiber, Connectors)
2. MOST Networking and System Architecture
2.1 Application Framework
2.2 Network Management
2.3 Interface Controllers
3. MOST Software and Protocols
3.1 Operating Systems
3.2 Software Frameworks
4. MOST Compliance and Quality Aspects
4.1 Testing and Compliance
5. MOST Applications and Series Projects Experience
5.2 Gateway Solutions
5.3 Driver Assist
6. MOST and Other Standards
7. MOST Research & Miscellaneous
7.2 Consumer meets automotive
The abstract should contain:
Title of the paper
Author(s): name(s), title(s), company, address, telephone, e-mail
Length of presentation: 15 or 25 minutes
Short summary of the paper: 200 to 300 words (English)
Details of any previous publications on the same subject
All abstracts are due on November 28, 2014 and should be sent via e-mail to contact(at) mostforum.com. Acceptable file formats are Word, Text and PDF files. All presenters have free admission to the conference and exhibition.
Dr. Wolfgang Bott, MOST Cooperation
John Day, John Day's Automotive Electronics
Joe Desposito, Electronic Design Group
Stefanie Eckardt, Elektronik automotive
Stephan Esch, AUDI AG
Prof. Dr. Andreas Grzemba, University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf
Christoph Hammerschmidt, EE Times Europe
William Hornick, Automotive IQ
Thomas Karle, HARMAN
Rainer Klos, Microchip Technology
John Larkin, Automotive Industries
Dieter Seidl, Daimler AG
Christoph Stoppok, ZVEI
Johann Wiesböck, ElektronikPraxis
The program committee will decide on the acceptance of a paper on the basis of the abstract. It is important to clearly emphasize the principal technical, economic and practical aspects of the intended paper. In particular, you should indicate those aspects of the work that are innovative and unique. The length of the lectures will be 15 or 25 minutes followed by 5 minutes of discussion. All papers must be written and presented in English.
The accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings.
Abstract submission: November 28, 2014
Notification of authors: December 15, 2014
Final Paper: February 6, 2015
Presentation at MOST Forum: April 21, 2015
About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) 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. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), coax based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today, MOST is used in over 165 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.
About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) 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 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and Microchip Technology are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see
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