Hi-Drive's 2nd Summer School 25.09.2024 | Vouliagmeni Athens - Greece, 25 + 26 September 2024

2nd Hi-Drive SUMMER SCHOOL: Navigating the Future with Advanced and Safe Automated Driving 


Welcome to the second edition of the Hi-Drive Summer School on ‘Navigating the Future with Advanced and Safe Automated Driving’, set against the picturesque coastal backdrop of Athens! This two-day event, scheduled for 25 – 26 September 2024 at Amarilia Hotel in Vouliagmeni, is proudly organised by the EU project Hi-Drive and the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) of the National and Technical University of Athens.  

Focused exclusively on the Implementation and Testing of Higher Levels of Automation, this second edition aims to delve deeper into the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the dynamic field of Automated Driving (AD). Prominent speakers from both academia and industry, and renowned experts from European projects and international initiatives will deliver lectures to ensure participants gain insights into the forefront of AD research and practice.  

Geared towards young researchers, PhD students, and professionals in the field of AD, the Hi-Drive Summer School 2024 program will allow all participants to expand their expertise and networks, and learn more about cutting-edge advancements in autonomous vehicle systems, by exploring the following topics: 

Advances in motion prediction and testing  

  • Algorithms for Motion Prediction of other road users 
  • Human motion reference models  
  • Testing in Human-in-the-loop simulators 

Advances in collective perception and testing 

  • Cooperative perception 
  • Testing CP in simulation 
  • Cybersecurity design for CP 

Use Machine Learning to safeguard AD during runtime 

  • OOD detection, anomaly detection and Bayes for perception safeguarding  

Methods for AD virtual V&V and impact assessment 

  • Coverage-driven Test Selection in Simulation-Based Verification 
  • Prospective evaluation and the ISO standards  
  • L3 impact assessment in Europe  


To find out what this event offers, have a look at the 2023 Hi-Drive Summer School presentations here: https://www.hi-drive.eu/events/summerschool_1/. This will provide valuable insights into the topics covered, the calibre of speakers, and the overall experience attendees can expect.


Call for Poster Proposals: 

Interested participants are encouraged to submit abstracts (250w max.) of their research projects for consideration in the poster session. Submissions should include a brief overview, objectives, methodology, and key findings. Selected posters will be presented during the dedicated poster session.  To apply, send an email to Sevi Christoforou by April 12, 2024 EoB. 


WHY ATTEND the Hi-Drive Summer School 2024 

  • Meet and interact with experts and peers in the AD field 
  • Expand your expertise and network 
  • Gain exposure to state-of-the-art techniques and methods 
  • Present or discuss your research work and receive feedback from academics and highly qualified professionals in the field 



The registration deadline is Tuesday, April 30th, 2024
Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory.


Important Dates:
Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: 12 April 2024
Notification of Acceptance: 19 April 2024
Accommodation Booking Code Expiration: 30 April 2024
Registration Deadline: 30 April 2024
Summer School Dates: 25 – 26 September 2024 


Amarilia Hotel is a conference and accommodation venue with direct access to the waterfront and is reachable from the center of Athens by taxi, car or public transport.  

A number of rooms have been reserved at a special price for the participants of the Hi-Drive Summer School 2024.  

  • Single room (breakfast incl.) – EUR 170, – /night 
  • Double room (breakfast incl.) – EUR 180, – /night   

You can reserve your accommodation by visiting the booking section of the hotel’s website at the following link: www.amarilia.gr and using the unique booking code:  HIDRIVE
The discount rates will be valid until April 30, 2024. After that date, rooms will be offered subject to availability.  

*Please note that a climate resilience fee of 7 euros per room per night must be paid upon check-out.  




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