With October 2019 I started as part-time lecturer at FH Upper Austria – Campus Hagenberg for the course „Automotive Services“. The course is a specialisation module in the 3rd semester of the bachelor study program „Automotive Computing“ and consists of lecture and practice (5 ECTS).

My colleague Andreas Festl presented our scientific paper „The Vehicle Data Value Chain as a Lightweight Model to Describe Digital Vehicle Services“ at the International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) in Vienna. 

The paper was (which can be found here: http://insticc.org/node/TechnicalProgram/webist/presentationDetails/81132) on the short list of candidates to win the WEBIST 2019 best student paper award, but unfortunately did not win.

WEBIST aims to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems. The paper contains results from the EVOLVE project on the advancing digitization of the automotive industry. A lightweight model is presented to better understand this digital transformation and explain how digital vehicle services can be developed that use vehicle operating data and other data sources to deliver business value.

As in 2018, I was allowed to defend the project SCOTT in Brussels on 10.10.2019 as WP leader of the work package „Open Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement“ together with the rest of the SCOTT project team.

Our Vehicle Data Hackathon was appreciated. In the last year we want to let many Open Innovation Contests (e.g. Hackathons) of project partners follow.


In a demo I was also allowed to introduce the app for the car driver, which shows him how his driving-style is. The solution consists of the data logger (developed by VIRTUAL VEHICLE), a cloud backend (developed by RISE) and the smartphone app developed by our partner JIG .

Due to the successful presentation of Alexander Stocker at the Big Data Summit 2018 (as mentioned in post last year), we applied for a talk again in 2019 and were finally invited to this year’s Big Data AI Summit #bas19 event to talk about „Exploiting vehicle measurement data to deliver novel data-driven services“.

About 100 listeners attended the 25 minute presentation. The great interest of the audience finally led to several face 2 face discussions with representatives of manufacturers and a start-up.

We are looking forward to the continuation 2020. See some impressions below in the galery and on the event’s Flickr account:

On 11th and 12th of September 2018 I held a presentation of our paper „Towards a Privacy-Preserving Way of Vehicle Data Sharing – A Case for Blockchain Technology?“ at the 22nd International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA 2018) in Berlin. The automotive conference organized by VDI/VDE hosted talks by representatives of some automotive big players like Bosch, AVL, Infineon, TomTom, Vedecom, and Ideas & Motion, talking about autonomous driving, electric vehicles and vehicle data services. Furthermore, related challenges for reaching the next SAE levels and ongoing research projects have been shown, highlighted by a demonstration of Easymile’s Automated Shuttle Bus.

AMAA proceedings book can be found at SpringerLink and further information can be found on amaa.de

It was a pleasure to present at the European Transport Conference (ETC 2018) and to come to Dublin again. Our paper entitled „The Vehicle Data Value Chain as a Lightweight Model to Describe Digital Vehicle Services“ is now being reviewed for inclusion in a Special Issue of the journal Transport Research Procedia.

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Update: Because the topic didn’t fit perfectly to the Special Issue of Transport Research Procedia, it was rejected and will now be submitted to WEBIST 2019.

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Many thanks to co-authors Andreas Festl (Virtual Vehicle) , Alexander Stocker (Virtual Vehicle), Gernot Pucher (TraffiCon), and Michael Fellmann (Univ. Rostock)!