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Date and Location

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Location: Veranstaltungsforum Fürstenfeld, Fürstenfeldbruck near Munich, Germany

The workshop will be co-located with the CoFAT-2019 (8. Conference on Future Automotive Technology – Focus Electromobility) conference and exhibition, which takes place in Veranstaltungsforum Fürstenfeld on May 7-8, 2019.

Description and Topics

A significant problem in the area of Battery Management Systems (BMS) is the current lack of technical standards: several norms exist related to the operational use and tests procedures for battery cells and modules, but there is a currently a lack of technical norms at the system level and the functionality level of BMS. Standardized BMS interfaces and interchangeable components would help reducing the cost of vehicle batteries by allowing for higher volume production and stimulating competition, while at the same time improving safety and reliability by allowing for more intensive testing and more structured development. The EVERLASTING project aims to make a contribution towards this goal by developing a generic, multi-layer and standardized architecture that will  foster specialization, competition, and economies of scale of BMS technology.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together various experts and stakeholders involved in BMS hardware, software, and interface development, to discuss the integration of technologies and results from EVERLASTING into a common BMS architecture, and to take steps towards pre-standardization of BMS technological solutions.

Preliminary topics covered in the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Standardization potential of BMS hardware/software architectural solutions
  • Standardizing BMS interfaces and integration of third-party model-based algorithms on BMS
  • Consolidation/virtualization of BMS functions on central vehicle control units/platforms
  • Application and tailoring of relevant functional safety norms (IEC 61508, ISO 26262) to BMS
  • Standardization of testing procedures for BMS and BMS components
  • BMS interfaces to support second-life use cases of batteries

Call for Participation

Participation in the workshop is by invitation and there will be space for a limited number of participants only. If you are interested in participating, please send a short statement describing your background and motivation to

Travel Information

Veranstaltungsforum Fürstenfeld can be conveniently reached by suburban train (S-Bahn) line S4 from Munich (10 minutes walk from station “Fürstenfeldbruck”) or by car (there are 800 complimentary parking spaces opposite to the monastery complex). For further travel information, please refer to the directions map of Veranstaltungsforum Fürstenfeld.

A list of nearby accommodation options can be found at the hotel list of Veranstaltungsforum Fürstenfeld.

The workshop takes place in the seminar area on the west side of the monastery complex (position “7” on the site map):


Workshop Program 

08:30-09:00: Registration (Room: SR 1)

09:00-09:10: Welcome and Introduction, Daniel Folgmann, LION Smart GmbH and Alexander Stadler, TÜV SÜD Battery Testing
09:10-09:25: EVERLASTING Project Overview, Carlo Mol, VITO

Session 1:
09:30-09:50: EVERLASTING BMS platform – Hardware and Software, Tobias Mayer and Till Rachow, LION Smart GmbH
09:50-10:10: foxBMS – The open source BMS development platform, Martin Wenger, Fraunhofer IISB
10:10-10:30: Tailored BMS Solutions at Cleantron, Bjorn van de Ven, Cleantron

10:30-10:50: Coffee Break

Session 2:
10:50-11:10: Sarolea BMS, Bert Robbens, Sarolea Motorcycles Company
11:10-11:30: Model-based SOC and SOH estimation: from simulation to deployment in BMSs, Emil Namor and Andreas Hutter, CSEM SA
11:30-11:50: Testing procedures for BMS and BMS components, Alexander Stadler, TÜV SÜD Battery Testing GmbH

12:00-13:15: Lunch Break (Room: Fürstenfelder Restaurant)

13:15-13:35: Standardization in the field of Electric Mobility – Overview, Mario Beier, DIN – R&D Phase Standardization Mobility Office

Session 3: Technical Working Groups A (Rooms: SR 1 and SR 5; room SR 3 available for break-out meetings)
13:40-14:35: Group A1 – Software, Chair: Till Rachow and Prashanth Vemireddy, LION Smart GmbH
13:40-14:35: Group A2 – Hardware, Chair: Daniel Folgmann, LION Smart GmbH and Sebastian Ludwig, TUM

14:35-14:50: Coffee Break

Session 4: Technical Working Groups B (Rooms: SR 1 and SR 5; room SR 3 available for break-out meetings)
14:50-15:45: Group B1 – Interfaces, Chair: Dominik Joest, RWTH Aachen
14:50-15:45: Group B2 – Testing, Chair: Alexander Stadler, TÜV SÜD Battery Testing GmbH

Session 5: Technical Working Groups C (Rooms: SR 1 and SR 5; room SR 3 available for break-out meetings)
15:50-16:45: Group C1 – Safety & Diagnostics, Chair: Prashanth Vemireddy, LION Smart GmbH and Carlo Mol, VITO
15:50-16:45: Group C2 – Vehicle/Cloud Integration, Chair: Michael Baumann, TWAICE

16:45-17:00: Break and Short Garden Walk

Session 6: Wrap-up and Discussion (Room: SR 1)
17:00-17:30: Short reports from each working group (5 min each)
17:30-18:00: Discussion and next steps

18:00-19:00: Reception and Get-Together (Room: Theatertreff)