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FORM Forum


Theme for 2021: ‘European sustainable mobility culture of tomorrow’

The FORM Forum will take plaze ONLINE on Tuesday 9th November 2021, followed by the conference program on Wednesday 10th November 2021.

9th of November:

The EARPA internal part of the conference will start for EARPA members with the Foresight Group Meetings in the morning and a workshop in the afternoon. The social networking activities in the platform will be open giving you the opportunity to connect again with your colleagues in the field. Detailed information is available on the intranet.

10th of November:

The organizing committee has prepared a exciting program with presentations from high-level speakers giving the latest insights and experiences, as well as young researchers presenting their novel research ideas!
This day is open to the EARPA community including industry and representatives from the European Commission.

09:00 – 09:15

Opening  of FORM Forum 2021
Christof Schernus, EARPA Chairman

09:15 – 09:45

09:45 – 10:00


Keynote presentation
Sigrid de Vries, Secretary General, CLEPA

Presentation: New perspective of lithium ion batteries for automotive applications
Carlos Marchante Fernández, winner of the Young Researchers Competition 2020 

10:00 – 10:30


Exhibition & Coffee break
Visit the Partner booths in the virtual exhibition or interact with your peers via (video) chat.

10:30 – 11:00 

Keynote presentation: A Climate Neutral Moon-Shot for Mobility
Martin Russ, Managing Director at AustriaTech 

11:15 – 12:15

Parallel session: Presentation of the Scientific papers

Session 1: Impacts of mobility

Moderator: Peter Urban

SP01FF2021 - Numerical study of a family safety in a fully autonomous vehicle  

Abbas Talimian, New Technologies Research Centre, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

SP02FF2021-The impact of cooperation on ecological and energy-optimaldriving strategies

Giovanni De Nunzio/ Antonio Sciarretta, IFP Energies nouvelles, France

Session 2: Modelling in mobility

Moderator: Bert Pluymers

SP03FF2021-Simulation-based Lightweight and NVH Optimization in the Automotive Industry

Giovanni De Nunzio, Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF, Germany

SP04FF2021-Modelling of the Human Body as Part of Bio-Hybrid-Powertrains

Mohamad Ali Daher, Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge - RWTH Aachen University

Session 3: Towards new mobility for people and goods

Moderator: Monica Pla & Magnus Granström

SP05FF2021-Towards automated urban delivery

Wolfgang Ponweiser, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

SP06FF2021-Transition guidance of mobility of people and goods

Ming Chen, TNO, the Netherlands

12:15 – 13:30 

Exhibition & lunch break
Visit the Partner booths in the virtual exhibition or interact with your peers via (video) chat.

13:30 – 14:00

Keynote presentation: "Sustainable Road Mobility Beyond Electrification" 
Janez Poto─Źnik, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel, Partner at SYSTEMIQ and former European Commissioner for the Environment

14:00 – 14:45

Young Researchers Presentations
Moderator: Thilo Bein

1.Health-Met, beyond safety: the technology integrated into your helmet that saves your life
Andrea Bracali , Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence

2.Tactical decision-making strategies after performance-relevant system failures in
automated driving systems
Jose A. Matute, TECNALIA - Basque Research and Technology Alliance 

3.Boosting Electrical Vehicles Safety Through Li-Ion Battery Embedded Control Mechanisms
Rafael Lago Sari, Universitat Politècnica de València

4.Model Order Reduction in Nonlinear Tire Simulation
Lukas Bürger, KU Leuven and DMMS Lab, Flanders Make

5.Use of composite materials in gearboxes
Lukáš Kazda, Czech Technical University in Prague

6.Combustion strategies for promoting transportation decarbonization
Josep Gomez-Soriano, CMT - Motores Térmicos, Universitat Politècnica de València

7.Integrated engine and after-treatment system management in HEVs
Federico Miretti, Dipartimento Energia “Galileo Ferraris”, CARS@Polito - Center for Automotive Research and Sustainable Mobility, Politecnico di Torino

8. A mobile application for automated classification of tonal noises from conventional powertrains
Christian Ramones, FEV Europe GmbH

9. Improvement of Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency through Dynamic Cylinder Deactivation
Ondrej Bolehovsky, Czech Technical University in Prague 

14:45 - 14:50


14:50 - 15:00

Announcement Winner 

15:00 – 15:30 

Exhibition & Coffee break
Visit the Partner booths in the virtual exhibition or interact with your peers via (video) chat.

15:30 – 16:25

Panel discussion:
‘European sustainable mobility culture of tomorrow’  and the impact of disruptions

Moderator: Margriet van Schijndel

  • Rosalinde van der Vlies, Director of DG Research & Innovation, Clean Planet, European Commission
  • Eckard Steiger, CCAM* Partnership Vice-Chair   
  • Ivo Cré, Deputy Director, POLIS
  • Ahmad Omari, Head of Product Development & Industrialisation Micro-Mobility, Mubea
  • Laurianne Krid, Director General, FIA Region I
  • Magnus Granström, Chair EARPA Foresight Group Future Mobility for People and Goods, Director SAFER
*CCAM: Cooperative Connected Automated Mobility, Partnership under Horizon Europe

16:25 – 16:30

Closing of the FORM Forum 2021
Christof Schernus, EARPA Chairman

16:30 – 17:00 

Networking -  Final time to interact with your peers via (video) chat

Please note the disclaimer: The program is still provisional until all presenters have registered. The organizers reserve the right to add changes.