L3Pilot Summer School

The L3Pilot Summer School "Developing and Testing Automated Driving" will take place in Athens, Greece, on 13-14 May 2020.

With a focus on the theory and practice of Automated Driving Implementation and Testing, L3Pilot invites researchers, PhD students, developers, technicians and other professionals to learn more about  the progress of the largest European pilot-testing of SAE Level 3 driving functions implemented by L3Pilot partners as well as to discuss the latest findings and main challenges in the areas of Automated Driving Technology (AD), namely: the key enablers of AD, the Testing and Validation Framework, the AD Human Factors in automotive engineering and the Impact Assessment of the AD Deployment.

During the L3Pilot Summer School prominent speakers from academia and industry, both internal and external to the L3Pilot consortium, as well as key-experts from other European projects and international initiatives in the field, will join the event to thoroughly present the latest SoA developments, exchange knowledge and contribute to the ongoing discussions about the future of AD.

The Summer School will also provide the ground for senior and junior researchers and PhD students to expand their expertise and networks and present their research work through a dedicated poster area to a number of academics and highly qualified professionals in the field.

Please find here the invitation and the flyer for the L3Pilot Summer School.



The event will take place at the Amarilia Hotel  (→external link) in Athens, Greece.

Amarilia Hotel
13 Agiou Nikolaou st.
16671 Vouliagmeni
Athens, Greece
T. +30 210 8990391
F. +30 210 8955790

Coordinates: 37°49'40.3"N 23°46'18.8"E

Directions from the Athens Airport:

20 minutes by taxi, around 20-25 Euros during day time and around 25-30 Euros after midnight
60 minutes by Airport EXPRESS (ATHINON in Greek), Bus Connections Route X96 PEIRAIAS - AEROL, ticket price 6 Euros, the closest bus station is "Pigadakia" (ΠΗΓΑΔΑΚΙΑ in Greek), time schedule of the bus X96 (→external link).



You can register here (→external link) for the L3Pilot Summer School.



The L3Pilot Summer School will include four tutorials on the following topics:


Wednesday 13 May 2020


Welcome & opening

Aria Etemad, Volkswagen Group Innovation, L3Pilot Coordinator
Angelos Amditis, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Summer School Organiser

Tutorial A: Enabling Driving Automation

Code of Practice for Automated Driving | Heavy Duty Vehicles towards Automation | Connectivity technologies | Road Infrastructure and Automated Driving | End-to-END AI Approaches for AD

Tutorial B: Human Factors

Human Factors approaches | Transition between AD Levels | Simulator studies for Long Term effects on users | Automated Vehicles interaction in mixed traffic environments


Thursday 14 May 2020


Tutorial C: Handling Data for Automation

Data analytics | Intelligent road and infrastructure data | Cyber-security | Data privacy

Tutorial D: Testing and Validation Framework

Testing framework for Automated Driving | Testing enablers | Testing scenarios and practical issues | Testing of Automated Driving on public roads


The detailed agenda will be announced soon.



A block booking with a special rate will be secured at the  Amarilia Hotel (→external link) for the L3Pilot Summer School participants. The booking code L3PILOTSUMMER will remain active until 22 March 2020 19:00 CET. After that date, rooms will be available on request basis and subject to hotel’s availability.

For booking your accommodation, you will need to reserve your room online through the website of the  Amarilia Hotel (→external link).  Please use the provided booking code to take advantage of the special rates foreseen for the L3Pilot Summer School participants. Please contact Ms Nantia Skepetari for step-by-step booking-info.

Special L3Pilot rates per type of room:

  • Rate for double room for single use: 105,00 Euro per room / per night / breakfast included / with taxes*
  • Rate for double room for double use: 115,00 Euro per room / per night / breakfast included  / with taxes*

*Please note that the above rates do not include the special hotel tax which is 3,00 Euro per room / per night. The special rates are applicable for 5 nights (10 - 15 May 2020).

Check in: from 14:00 / Check out: until 12:00

Payment policy:

A deposit of the first night is required to secure requested accommodation.

For safety reasons, credit card used and its owner, must be present upon check-in. In case the same credit card cannot be provided, another credit card or payment in cash will be required. Please contact the Amarilia Hotel for further information about third party payments.

Cancellation policy:

  • This rate allows booking modifications or cancellation without charges up to Sunday, 26 April 2020, 13:00 local time.
  • In case of cancellation up to 15 days before the arrival, no cancellation fees will apply.
  • In case of cancellation until 6 days prior to arrival, 1 night cancellation fees will apply.
  • In case of cancellation during last 5 days prior to arrival or non show, full cancellation fees will apply.
  • Early departures are subject to cancellation fees.


Call for posters

A poster area will be shown in parallel. The call for poster submission is closed.

  • Abstract Submission: 3 March 2020
  • Notification: 12 March 2020
  • Final poster submission: 24 March 2020

Posters will show on all research topics that are related to the theory and practice of Automated Driving (AD) Implementation and Testing including, but not restricted to most recent developments, future directions or updates to establish approaches in the following topics:

  • Key Enablers of AD
  • Human Factors relevant to AD in automotive engineering
  • Handling data for automation (Large scale data and Simulation methods)
  • Needed Testing and Validation Framework and Practices

Please note that posters that are reviewed positively and are eligible for acceptance will be served on first come principle since the space is limited.



For any questions, please contact Nantia Skepetari of ICCS, at the following e-mail address:

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