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 Friday, 31 May, 2024 – Closed
UPDATE: The registration limit has been reached; anyone interested in attending can still register but will be placed on the waiting list.
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
Registration Deadline: Closed – The registration limit has been reached; anyone interested in attending will be placed on the waiting list.
Summer School Dates: 25 – 26 September 2024 

There are no available rooms at the Amarilia Hotel.  Alternative accommodation options (single room):

Access to the Venue

Reaching Amarilia Hotel from Athens International Airport
By taxi
There is a 24-hour taxi service at the Arrivals Terminal at Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos). Taxis are available at the designated area located at Exit 3 of the Arrivals level. The trip to Amarilia Hotel takes approx. 20 minutes. The cost is 20-25 € with Tariff 1 (05:00 am – 00:00) and 25-30 € with Tariff 2 (00:01 – 04:59 am). FREENOW and Uber services are also available 24/7.
By car
You drive on the highway until the KOROPI – MARKOPOULO sign and exit to the left. Then you follow the signs to GLYFADA and drive along the Vari – Koropi Avenue at the end of which there is a sign VOULIAGMENI where you turn left. After 300m, you reach a traffic light; you turn right in the small street 15m after the traffic lights, then right in the first street, and then right to Agiou Nikolaou Street. This is the VOULIAGMENI area and it is where our hotel is located. The distance from the Airport is 19km (20 minutes driving distance).
By bus
There is a 24-hour bus service (X96) at the Arrivals Terminal at Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos). The trip to the closest bus station to Amarilia Hotel (named ‘Pigadakia’) takes approx. 35-40 minutes and the cost is 3,20 €. From the bus station ‘Pigadakia’ you turn left on the main avenue and walk 10 minutes before you arrive at Amarilia Hotel, on the right side of the main avenue.

Reaching Amarilia Hotel from Athens City Centre
By taxi
The trip from downtown Athens to Amarilia Hotel takes approx. 30 minutes (depending on traffic levels) and costs 15 -20 €. You can use FREENOW or Uber services.
By public transport
From Syntagma metro station you can get the metro Line 2 (Red Line) with direction Ellinikon, where you will disembark. From Ellinikon metro station, you can either get a bus to the hotel or a taxi. You could take E22 st. Metro Elliniko – Saronida (Express) bus line and stop at “Aghios Nikolaos” (in Greek “Άγιος Νικόλαος”). The hotel is 250 m (3 mins) away.

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