The future of intelligent cars has just begun – help shape it during this exciting summer school.

This year, the summer school will particularly focus on emerging trends in artificial intelligence and the challenges and opportunities in applying it to urban mobility and urban living overall. We are soliciting original poster contributions on human centric interaction design, autonomous systems, next generation mobility and communications, urbanization and smart city solutions, emotion awareness and affective computing, machine learning for demand prediction and personalized recommender systems, data analytics for smart city traffic management, psychology of passengers, privacy, and consciousness, human mind and ethics of artificial intelligence, new business models and economic benefits driven by advances in artificial intelligence, societal challenges of automation and algorithmic control.

We are inviting international PhD students and young researchers with a keen interest in shaping the future of urban living and individual mobility to submit their poster. The BMW Summer School is encouraging multi-disciplinary discussion and hence is calling for contributions from all fields – from computer science to electrical engineering, from economics to law, from architecture to sociology, from psychology to philosophy.

BMW Group, EURECOM and TUM solicit original, high quality and highly innovative posters (not full papers) from PhD candidates in the following categories:

Trends in Artificial Intelligence

Urbanization and Future Urban Living

Smart City and Smart Urban Traffic Solutions

Connected Urban Living

Economic Benefits of AI

Societal Challenges and Opportunities of AI

Human Centric Interaction Design

Autonomous Systems

Psychology of passengers (in autonomous vehicles)

Machine Learning for Demand Prediction

Data Analytics for Smart City Traffic Management

Challenges and opportunities of automation and algorithmic control

New Business Models and Customer Ecosystems

Consciousness, Human Mind and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence


The BMW Summer School is a full week event hosted at abovementioned venue. Full room and board are included in your registration fee.

Ph.D. Candidates:                               720 €
Regular participants including Post-Docs, Professors, and Industry:                               997 €

Special discount registration fees available for members of ACM German chapters and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society:

Ph.D. Candidates:                                                                                                        670 €
Regular participants:                                                                                                        947 €

Submit your poster.

We are seeking multi-disciplinary interaction, hence are encouraging contributions from a broad number of fields such as software developers, engineers, psychologists, IoT evangelists, urban sociology and culture, urban development, business management / service management, multi-modal mobility, digital transformation experts, AI experts, and futurologists.

Contributions will be as single poster to be presented during the summer school. Submission are required to be full poster submissions. The poster, a 1-page description of your research activities, a letter of motivation, together with a short CV (including list of publications and/or academic achievements) is to be submitted to: Easychair DRIVEME2019.


Participation in the BMW Summer School is subordinated to a review process, to assess qualification and relevance of your submission.

Submission Guidelines:

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

The following paper categories are welcome:

Posters describing original work, ideas, concepts in the area of urbanization and digital mobility with a praticular focus on applications of IoT, artificial intelligence, deep learning and advanced analytics, their benefits and challenges.

Full applications require:

- Title and abstract of your poster

- Full poster (formatted for DIN A1, PDF document format)

- Keywords to describe your work

- Short CV, including list of publications and/or academic achievements (PDF document format)

- Research statement - description of your PhD topic (PDF document format), max. 1 page

- In case you apply for a (partial) grant, i.e. travel support or conference fee waiver:

- letter of motivation including a short explanation of your need because of which you are applying for a grant, max. 1 page (PDF document format)

- support statement by your academic supervisor elaborating on your achievements and confirming the need for financial support (PDF document format) 

The submission process is handled via easychair. Once you have prepared all the requested documents, you can apply via the link below. For your submission, you will need an easychair account: if you do not have one, you will automatically be invited to create it. When adding a new submission, please fill in the title, the abstract and the keywords in the designated fields in the submission form, and upload the remaining requested documents as PDF attachments.

Submission for posters will close on May 15, 2019. The review process will be completed by May 22nd. In case of acceptance, you will be contacted with further instructions on how to upload the camera ready version of your poster, that will be included in the summer school proceedings.

Update: Extended Submission Deadline (May 22, 2019), Acceptance notifications will be sent out on May 30, 2019

The submission will be via Easychair EVA-2019


Partial travel grants and registration fee waivers are available and will be awarded by BMW Group.

Grants are made to help eligible students to attend the BMW Summer School. Each grant covers the stay of one student in the official hotel, by a complimentary waiver of the registration fee covering full room and board. There is a limited number of grants and therefore will be offered on a competitive basis. The Scientific Committee will decide on grants based on the material submitted (see APPLICATION above). The order of poster submission will be accounted for, so that earlier submissions will have higher chances of winning a grant. Only authors of an accepted poster to the BMW Summer School 2019 are eligible for these grants.

In case you intend to apply for a grant, please prepare a letter of your supervisor elaborating on your achievements and confirming the need for financial support. This letter may be submitted together with your poster submission, but at the latest after your poster's acceptance to the summer school.

The grant is only intended to cover room costs and board. Applicants are expected to make their own travel arrangements and have other sources with which to fund their travel. Should this not be the case, students may also apply for partial travel grants.

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