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GERPISA: The International Automobile Network, and the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI) are jointly co-sponsoring .

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The theme of the 28th International Colloquium of GERPISA (co-sponsored with the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI) is the digitalization of the auto industry. This includes three broad categories: the effect of digitalization on the architectures of automotive products, the impact on industry value chains and the wider industry eco-systems. (See the details of each theme below)

The colloquium will take place in metropolitan Detroit, the cradle of the North American auto industry, at a time when the industry faces major challenges. Make plans to attend and submit your research!

Deadline - 15th of March 2020 


Online submission: http://gerpisa.org/node/5849

The four day program includes:

Monday, June 8th:

Morning: Visit US Environmental Protection Agency vehicle testing facility and University of Michigan autonomous vehicle testing facility (Mcity) (Limit 50 people)

Afternoon: Opening Conference Session (box lunch) and two breakout sessions of four research tracks each

Tuesday, June 9th:

Morning: One breakout session of four research tracks and a plenary session focusing on the Detroit Nexus in Global R&D.

Afternoon: Lunch, two breakout sessions of four research tracks each.

Wednesday, June 10th:

Morning: One breakout session of four research tracks and a plenary session focusing on the Future of Labor and Vehicle Production

Afternoon: Lunch, one breakout session of four research tracks, and a plenary session focusing on the role of regulation in shaping technological change.

Thursday, June 11th:

Morning: Bus from Ann Arbor to the Federal Reserve Bank in Detroit for two plenary sessions with industry and academic leaders on the topics of Digitalization is Here! and Challenges and Opportunities of the New Mobility Paradigm.

Afternoon: Lunch with concluding remarks, and bus to the North American International Auto Show (https://naias.com/)

Evening: Gala dinner at Henry Ford's first auto factory in Detroit, the Piquette Plant, and bus back to Ann Arbor

Colloquium Concludes

Additional Tour: Friday, June 12th

Morning: Bus to Dearborn, Michigan from Ann Arbor to tour the Henry Ford Museum and Dearborn truck plant. (Limit 50 people)

Parking:

For people who drive to the colloquium, there will be parking at the venue for $10 (cash) per day.

Hotel Information:

Local hotels are holding blocks of rooms for our colloquium until May 7th:

Microtel: 1.2 miles from the colloquium venue with a free shuttle to the venue (~$60-$90 per night): Contact Joy Humbarger at joyhumbarger@microtelannarbor.com and use the code GERPISA.

DoubleTree Ann Arbor North: 1.2 miles from the colloquium venue with a free shuttle to the venue (~$150 per night). Contact Denise Warwick at dwarwick@hiannarbor.com and ask for the rate for the GERPISA group (Code GPA).

Bell Tower Hotel: 3 miles from the colloquium venue with bus service to the venue (~ $189 per night, including breakfast): use the code 361994 to register https://www.belltowerhotel.com/

Graduate Hotel: 3 miles from the colloquium venue with bus service to the venue (~$250 per night): https://www.graduatehotels.com/ann-arbor/ . The Graduate is not holding rooms for us, but it is on Central Campus and very close to the downtown area.

There are many other hotels and Airbnb's in Ann Arbor, but they tend to be further from the colloquium venue (bus access may not be direct to the venue). The four hotels above have easy/direct access to buses and shuttles. The Microtel and DoubleTree are on North Campus, farther away from the downtown area, while the Bell Tower Hotel and the Graduate Hotel are directly on Central Campus, very close to the downtown area.

Conference Themes:

New product architectures: electrification, digitalization and beyond

Key topics: EVs, AVs, connected cars and their related technologies and innovations; their conception, production and distribution; alternatives technologies (biofuel, NGV, etc.);  company trajectories (OEMs, global and national suppliers, new entrants etc.); profit strategies and product policies; productive organizations; integral vs modular product architectures; global platform organization and governance; platform economy and related product-services.

New value chain architectures: digitalization, globalization, de-globalization and the future of work

Key topics: the transformation of global value chains; the impact of new technologies on transnational manufacturers; industrial and innovation policies; economic, functional and social upgrading (downgrading); trade policies, FTAs and neo-protectionism; the future of work and the impact of digital technologies on work and employment; working conditions; upskilling – deskilling; training; organizing labour; restructuring; autonomy and control at work; decent work.

New eco-system architectures: embedding the automobile in societal contexts

Key topics: new mobilities and new eco-system architectures; the role of old and new actors and of public policies and regulations in their shaping; new business models for mobility providers; consumer and user behaviour; endorsement, acceptance or resistance towards new mobilities by users and workers; work and labour in platform economies; environmental policies; transnational, national and cities’ regulations;

Papers developing historical perspectives on all these issues are welcome: how did the processes by which product, value chain and eco-system architectures emerge in the past century compare with their transformation today? How do past visions of the “future of automobile industry” and the “future of work” enlighten current visions and debates on these topics? How do histories of past technology adoption, both successful and unsuccessful, compare with the current development of digital mobility systems?

Best Conference Papers:

The best conference papers will be selected for a SPECIAL ISSUE of the International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management (IJATM). Here is the latest version: http://gerpisa.org/node/ 5626

Young Author's Prize:

The Young Author’s Prize of GERPISA, consists of the publication of the winning paper in a special issue of IJATM and a €1500 award.

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