L3Pilot Summer School

The L3Pilot Summer School has been rescheduled and is planned to be held in Athens, Greece on  9-10 September 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.



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).



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



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


Wednesday 9 September 2020


Welcome & opening

Aria Etemad, Volkswagen Group Innovation, L3Pilot Coordinator
Angelos Amditis, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, L3Pilot 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 10 September 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.



Please note that a block booking with a special rate is secured at the Amarilia Hotel (→external link) for the L3Pilot Summer School participants. The booking code is L3PILOTSUMMER. The booking code will remain active until 30 June 2020. After that date, rooms will be available on request basis and subject to hotel’s availability.

Step-by-step process:

  • For booking your accommodation, you will need to reserve your room online through the website of the Amarilia Hotel: (→external link) .
  • Click 'Book Online' at the top of the page.
  • Enter the L3PILOTSUMMER code to take advantage of the special rates foreseen for the L3Pilot Summer School participants.
  • Fill in the information needed (dates, type of accommodation, number of people per room, etc.)
  • After completing the reservation procedure, you will receive an e‐mail with the confirmation of your booking.

Special L3Pilot rates per type of room:

  • Rate for single room: 110,00 Euro
  • Rate for double room: 120,00 Euro

The above prices are per room, per night and include American buffet breakfast. In case of change of the VAT rate, the hotel has the right to change the prices.

The above prices do not include a 3 Euro accommodation tax per room per night.

Free Wi-Fi in the hotel's public areas, rooms and meeting rooms.
Check in: From 14:00 / Check out: Until 12:00.

Booking terms & conditions

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 us for further information about third party payments.

Cancellation policy

This rate allows booking modifications or cancellation without charges up to Monday, 24 August 2020, 13:00 local time.

This reservation cannot be cancelled or modified. In case of non-show, cancellation or departure prior to scheduled date, your credit card will be charged at full amount. Early departures are subject to cancellation fees.

Important notice

Please note that as of 1st January 2018, accommodation tax of 3 Euro per room per night will be applied, payable by guests, at the hotel, upon check out.

Children Policy

Children up to 3 years old, sharing parents' room, are accommodated free of charge. Baby cot is provided in single or double occupancy rooms and in suites or senior suites, and is free of charge


Call for posters

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

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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