Registration is open: 17th international CAN Conference with supporting program

The nonprofit CAN in Automation (CiA) association has updated the international CAN Conference (iCC) program and has also scheduled a free of charge supporting program.

Originally, the iCC was planned as two-day conference in Baden-Baden (Germany). However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was postponed. In February, CiA has re-scheduled the conference. Read details here. The iCC now takes place from June 14 to June 17 as an online event. The motto is “From Classical CAN via CAN FD to CAN XL”. Besides the regular iCC conference program, there is also a supporting program. The CiA open-house session comprises several open CiA technical meetings on June 15; the details are here. These open meetings give members and non-members the opportunity to have an inside look to some CiA technical groups. Additionally, CiA has scheduled some webinars on June 16 and June 17; the details are here. For both kinds of supporting program (the open-house meetings and the webinars), participants need to register. The participation is free of charge – also for non-members.

The iCC program comprises several sessions. The keynote by Carsten Schanze (Volkswagen) is scheduled for June 15. His presentation is titled “Future of CAN from prospective of an OEM” (original equipment manufacturer). The regular sessions cover CAN physical layer issues, the CAN XL protocol, CAN FD topics, classic CANopen and CANopen FD, CAN engineering, CAN XL higher layers, and CAN security solutions. “Of high interest are the CAN XL related papers,” said Holger Zeltwanger, CiA Managing Director and iCC program committee chair. “Nevertheless, there are also other important presentations – the introduction of CAN FD Light is one of them.”

Because the 17th iCC is planned as virtual event, the networking of CAN fellows is limited. To overcome this, CiA organizes after each of the four conference days a one-hour CiA CAN Coffee (C3) session for answering questions regarding the presentations of the day, but also to discuss other CAN-related topics. The access to the C3 is free for all iCC conference attendees.

“The iCC is a must for those who like to get first-hand information about new developments in CAN technology,” stated Zeltwanger. CiA has already started the iCC registration and booking for early birds. The registered attendees may access all sessions during the four half-days of the iCC 2021.