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Call for Papers: MOST(R) Forum Invites Speakers for 2013

Conference Predicts Automotive Network Update and Future Outlook on MOST Technology

The MOST Forum again invites speakers to present the latest MOST Technology insights and future outlook on April 23, 2013. In Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany), this international MOST conference and exhibition will again welcome top professionals from the automotive electronics industry and academia to exchange information and the results of their recent work. Concurrent with the MOST Cooperation’s All Members Meeting, this one-day industry event on the leading automotive infotainment technology will present current and future technologies and application highlights based on MOST. “At the recent MOST Forum 2012, attendees from all over Europe, Asia and North America came together to celebrate the substantial breakthrough of MOST150 rolling off the line,” said Henry Muyshondt, Technical Liaison of the MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport M OST). “The technology update and outlook presented included the network integration of diverse applications, such as Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), and easier connection to IT systems outside the vehicle. With the current MOST150 rollout, the MOST Cooperation is adding a dedicated Ethernet channel to the other widely used transport mechanisms already supported by MOST for the movement of audio, video and control information within the car.” The Ethernet Channel of MOST150 operates like an IEEE802.x network. MOST150 multiplexes Ethernet technology onto a networking technology that was designed to meet stringent automotive requirements.

The Call for Speakers for the MOST Forum 2013 is now open, and anyone interested is invited to submit a proposal for a paper by September 21, 2012. The upcoming MOST Forum will again provide an ideal venue to share ideas and experiences, and to discuss the latest news on this de-facto automotive networking standard. The broad international audience will be composed of researchers, designers, engineers, system developers, as well as purchasers, journalists and managers of the industries involved.

Suggested topics for paper submission 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 provide their knowledge and expertise to the MOST Forum. These include knowledge partner MOST Cooperation (, industry partner ZVEI (Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association, and media partners Auto Electronics (, Automotive Industries (, EE Times Europe (, Elektronik automotive (, and ElektronikPraxis (

About the MOST Forum
The MOST Forum is an international conference and exhibition on infotainment technology using MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport). 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 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. More information on the MOST Cooperation is available at The MOST Forum is organized by qaqadu event gmbh. For more information please see

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Suggested MOST topics for submission include, but are not limited to:

1. MOST Physical Layer
1.1 Optical (FOT, Fiber, Connectors)
1.2 Electrical

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
4.2 Tools

5. MOST Applications and Series Projects Experience
5.1 Infotainment
5.2 Gateway Solutions
5.3 Driver Assist

6. MOST and Other Standards
6.3 CEA

7. MOST Research & Miscellaneous
7.1 Research
7.2 Consumer meets automotive

The abstract should contain:

Title of the paper
Author(s): name(s), title(s), company, address, telephone, e-mail Subject/topic Length for 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 September 21, 2012 and should be sent via e-mail to contact(at) Acceptable file formats are Word, Text and PDF files. All presenters have free admission to the conference and exhibition. For any questions you are welcome to contact us.

Program Consortium

Dr. Wolfgang Bott, MOST Cooperation
Joe Desposito, Electronic Design Group
Stephan Esch, AUDI AG
Prof. Dr. Andreas Grzemba, University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf Christoph Hammerschmidt, EE Times Europe Stephan Janouch, Elektronik automotive Jochen Klaus-Wagenbrenner, HARMAN John Larkin, Automotive Industries Robert Reiter, BMW Group Harald Schöpp, SMSC Christoph Stoppok, ZVEI Stefan Wachter, Daimler AG 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.

Final Paper
The accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings.


Abstract submission: September 21, 2012
Notification of authors: October 24, 2012 Final Paper: January 18, 2013 Presentation at MOST Forum: April 23, 2013

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