2008 Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum

The Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF 2008) for the automotive industry will be held at the Hyatt hotel, Dearborn, Michigan, on Tuesday, December 9th, 2008. IESF is an event for people involved in automotive electrical systems design, electrical analysis and simulation, wire harness engineering or vehicle network design and test. It is also the only event that has a full track dedicated to wiring design and engineering issues in the automotive industry. This year the event has been expanded to include additional tracks for commercial vehicles and off-highway topics, distributed embedded systems and PCB design. Attendance at IESF events is free to anyone from an automotive, commercial vehicle or off-highway OEM or supplier.

IESF 2008 features a full program of 42 different presentations, six tracks of specialist topics, an industry panel, solutions expo, and networking events for managers and engineers.

IESF 2008Highlights

  • Changing the Landscape of Vehicle EE Design keynote by Dr. Walden C. Rhines, Mentor Graphics chairman and chief executive officer
  • Managing Electrical Complexity by Thomas Blankinship, Vice President EDS Engineering, Yazaki North America
  • Trends in the Automotive & Commercial Vehicle Industry – The ECAD, MCAD, EDA, PLM Perspective by Brett Hillhouse, IBM
  • 2008 Electrical & Electronics Industry Trends and Observations by Paul Hansen, The Hansen Report
  • Building and Sustaining a Lean Culture in EE Design Teams by Michael Hoseus, Executive Director for the Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO) and President of Lean Culture Enterprises. Mike is also co-author of the bestselling book The Toyota Culture
  • Trends in Automotive E/E Systems Modeling and Analysis by Dr. Asaad Makki, E/E CAE Core Supervisor, EESE – E/E CAE Department, Ford Motor Company
  • Challenges in Wire Harness Engineering by Dan Boileau, Chief Engineer, New Product Development, Alcoa
  • Standardizing Electrical Design Practices across the Organization by James C. Miller, Senior Standards Engineering, John Deere
  • Electrical Systems Design Challenges and Trends in the Off-Highway Industry by Sam S. Guron, Manager, Harness Center of Excellence, Caterpillar

IESF 2008Topics

  • Electrical Systems Design
  • Automotive Network Design
  • Electrical Analysis
  • Multi-Technology Design and Simulation
  • In-Vehicle Software
  • AUTOSAR, JasPar, J1939 Standards
  • PLM Electrical Design Integration
  • Optimizing EE Architecture
  • Design for Six Sigma
  • Requirements Capture
  • System Level Analysis
  • Wire Harness Engineering
  • ECAD/MCAD Integration
  • CAN/FlexRay/LIN Bus Design
  • Distributed Embedded Systems
  • PCB Design
  • Model-Driven Design
  • Industry Trends and Challenges

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