MOST(R) Forum 2012 Opens Call for Speakers

Automotive Professionals Are Invited to Present Latest MOST Technology Highlights and Future Outlook
MOST(R) Forum 2012 Opens Call for Speakers

Starnberg (Germany) 9th June 2011 – The MOST Forum 2012 invites speakers to present latest MOST Technology insights and future outlook. For the fourth time, this international MOST conference and exhibition will take place on March 20, 2012 in Frankfurt (Germany). Concurrent with the MOST Cooperation”s All Members Meeting, this one-day industry event on automotive infotainment technology will again present latest and future technologies and application highlights based on MOST. “The theme for the recent MOST Forum was ‘MOST150 – Next Step: Rollout’,” said Henry Muyshondt, Technical Liaison of the MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST). “Audi and Daimler presented their experiences and status of the ongoing MOST150 production launch and attested that MOST150 has successfully passed comprehensive evaluation and is ready for mass production. Further papers presented research results and visions for possible future scenarios, including gigabit transmission over POF (plastic optical fiber).”

The Call for Speakers for the MOST Forum 2012 is now open, and anyone interested is invited to submit a proposal for a paper by September 15, 2011. 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 international conference and exhibition will bring together top professionals from the automotive electronics industry and academia to exchange information and results of their recent work on the leading infotainment networking technology. The broad international audience will be composed of researchers, designers, engineers, system developers, as well as purchasers and journalists, up to 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 will again 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.

Image source: MOST Cooperation

Paper Submission

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 Diver 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
Photo of the author(s)
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 15th, 2011, 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, economical 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 15, 2011
Notification of authors: October 24, 2011
Final Paper: December 23, 2011
Presentation at MOST Forum: March 20, 2012

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

MOST Forum
Mandy Ahlendorf
Maximilianstraße 8
82319 Starnberg

Mandy Ahlendorf
Maximilianstraße 8
82319 Starnberg
+49 8151 555009 11