International Conference : CESA 4.0 // Automotive Electronics English

  • 16 & 17 November 2016
  • Versailles


CESA 4.0 > AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS is under preparation…
The next edition of our successful conference on automotive electronics, CESA 4.0 will take place on 16 and 17 November 2016.
The aim of CESA is to bring people from different backgrounds together to talk about today’s automotive electronics as well as future trends and technologies. We will look beyond the geographical horizon of our export markets and beyond the automotive technological horizon of connected and automated driving.

Organized by the French Association of Automotive Engineers (SIA) and strongly supported by the French Automotive Industry (PFA), this year CESA will focus on Electrification, Automated Driving and the transfer of knowledge from the electronics industry to automotive applications.
We will again welcome many top speakers from OEMs (from France, Germany and elsewhere in the world), all major suppliers to the car industry and also representatives from other industries active in the factory 4.0.
Besides industrials we will also show some of the young Institutes of Technology created here in France recently, in particular VEDECOM and IRT SystemX.
With the help of our sponsors and the partners of our dedicated exhibition we will facilitate networking between main actors in the market. As with previous, we develop specific partnerships with a country that is important for automotive electronics. After Austria and Germany for the first editions, we have chosen to highlight Asia for 2016.
Top speakers are expected such as engineering directors from French OEMs, as well as from foreign countries. At the last edition, more than half of the visitors travelled from locations other than France to Paris.
Link to other industries, such as Industry 4.0. focusing on the example of automated driving, there are already solutions available in agriculture or factory automation that demonstrate the highest levels of autonomy.
At the same time, usage of data and services in a cloud environment is becoming standard for office management and will certainly also  influence the automotive industry.



Conference chair
Jochen LANGHEIM - STMicroelectronics

Ignacio ALVAREZ - Faurecia
Christophe AUFRERE - Faurecia
Patrick BASTARD - Renault
Rémi BASTIEN - Renault
Henri BELDA - Vector
Franck CAZENAVE - Robert Bosch
Guillaume DEVAUCHELLE - Valeo
Dominique DOUCET - Valeo


Carla GOHIN - Groupe PSA


El Khamis KADIRI - Groupe PSA
Claude LAURGEAU - Mines-ParisTech
Gérard MANIEZ - NXP Semiconductors
Jean-Luc MATE - Continental Automotive
Patrick NEBOUT - Visteon
Laurent PERIER - STMicroelectronics

Jérôme PERRIN - Renault

Ladimir PRINCE - Groupe PSA


Pascal RIBOT - STMicroelectronics
Daniel RICHARD - Valeo
Xavier ROTH - Robert Bosch

Jean-François SENCERIN - Renault

Thierry SEYNAEVE - e2-CAD
Andy TOULEMONDE - Infineon
Michel VALETTE - Elmos
Louis-Claude VRIGNAUD - Continental Automotive
Gérard YAHIAOUI - Nexyad


business tour

November 15, 12:45 → 18:45 (cocktail included at 19:00)




Make the most of your stay in Paris to visit -for free- the most innovative French research centers in cyber-security, autonomous driving, HMI, wireless charging and intelligent transportation:

• the VEDECOM research institute for energy transition, dedicated to individual, carbon-free and sustainable mobility
• the institute for technological research SystemX, dedicated to digital engineering of complex systems in the transport, communication, digital security and energy sectors.

Demos will be about: electric machines prototyping, dynamic inductive charging, cybersecurity on smart transportation, augmented reality for drivers, the presentation of a level 4 self-driving demonstrator.


The tour includes:
• A networking lunch. The meeting point will be at 12.45 pm in central Paris (the exact location is to be confirmed) 
• The visits and demos (from 2.45 pm to 6.15 pm)

• Transfers by bus from Paris to the sites and to the evening buffet

• An evening buffet with the CESA operational commitee and speakers at the Palais des Congrès de Versailles from 6.45 pm.


Registration is required due to limited capacities and will be submitted to validation.






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Access & Accommodation

conference venue


10 rue de la Chancellerie

78000 Versailles, France

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public transportation

  From Roissy CDG Airport, take RER B towards Paris and stop at “Saint-Michel Notre-Dame”.
Then, take another train RER C towards Versailles Rive-Gauche. Stop at “Versailles Rive-Gauche”.
The Palais des Congrès is 5 min by foot.
  From Saint-Lazare station (Paris), take a SNCF train towards Paris “Versailles Rive-Droite”.
The Palais des Congrès is 20 min by foot.


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