Postponed conference re-scheduled - The 17th iCC goes online

The nonprofit CAN in Automation (CiA) association has re-schedule the 17th international CAN Conference (iCC). It is held online in June 2021.

Originally, the iCC was planned as two-day conference in Baden-Baden (Germany). However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was postponed. The 17th international CAN Conference takes place as an online conference from June 14 to June 17. Now, the iCC is scheduled on four half-days allowing people from Asia, Europe, and America to participate jointly at a convenient time. The program is intended to be the same as of the postponed conference. The most interesting topic is CAN XL, the third CAN data link layer generation. Of course, the speakers are updating their papers and some additional presentations are given, or if necessary new papers will be acquired. Besides CAN XL, there are a lot of other interesting topics covered by this conference. The first iCC was held in 1994. “It is regarded as a technical high-level conference for CAN technology covering all OSI layers,” said Holger Zeltwanger, CiA Managing Director and iCC program committee chair. “Who likes to discuss the latest information on CAN technology should attend this event.”

At the end of each conference day, there is a question and answer session provided, in which all speakers of the day are present. Unfortunately, the iCC is not accompanied by a tabletop exhibition. Therefore, is also no opportunity for informal talks as usually possible in the breaks. Alternatively, CiA offers the CiA CAN Coffee (C3) chat rooms for such informal meetings. These chat rooms can be used to discuss different topics, which are not in the official conference program. The possibility of private breakout chats is under consideration.

Details on the iCC program are available on the CiA website. As usual, early birds get a discount on the conference fee. CiA plans a supporting program with ‘open’ CiA technical group meetings and CiA webinars. Details will be published as soon as possible. Contact headquarters(at) for further information or go to and