September 18 – 20, 2019

1st Rail & Digital Mobility User Conference

Michael Kretschmer
Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony

(Photo: Pawel Sosnowski)

Welcoming address

In the Ore Mountain region, people have always been thinking ahead. The region thrives on its innovative strength, exchange, knowledge transfer and the courage to think long-term. From this, a cultural landscape and economic region has risen that today is home to global market leaders and renowned research.

Therefore, the Ore Mountain region is the perfect place for the Rail & Digital Mobility User Conference. For three days, Annaberg-Buchholz will be the European platform for digitalization and mobility. We cordially invite you to this unique atmosphere to work on the key topics that shape future societal debates and trends already today.

Make use of the potential that the conference provides by facilitating interdisciplinary exchange with leading experts in their respective fields and catch up on the possibilities the Smart Rail Connectivity Campus as an innovation platform has to offer.

Designed as a Conference Lab, the event is your chance to add momentum to the future of mobility. As prime minister, it would be my pleasure to welcome you to the Free State of Saxony in September

Michael Kretschmer
Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony

First Rail & Digital Mobility User Conference 2019

It is no secret that our society is on the verge of entering into a new digital age. In the wake of this new era, we are facing great societal and economic changes yet once more. Since we started thinking more industry-oriented or in industrial contexts on a global scale, we see that what drives the new digital age is technological progress. Yet, no one can fully survey to which dimensions these changes, which also entail upheavals, extend. Nevertheless, these developments and processes of digitalization have one common DNA: Networks – without which neither technological process nor digitalization can be successful. 

The 1st Rail & Digital Mobility User Conference, taking place from 18th of September to 20th of September 2019 in Annaberg-Buchholz, establishes the foundation for networks in the field of digitized mobility. It is held by Smart Rail Connectivity Campus (SRCC), Europes most innovative research project on traffic.

We cordially invite you to an overall unique conference that will be conducted as a Conference Lab. You will have the opportunity to choose between up to 35 work-streams in which you can actively dicuss your ideas with experts from around the globe – whether to initiate new research projects or develop ready-to-market ideas.

By taking part in this conference, you will visit a wonderful region that is, thanks to the creativity residing here, well under way to become a hidden champion. Be there, when innovations are born and profit from this special conference atmosphere by getting new developments off the ground.

After your binding registration, we kindly ask you around mid-August via E-Mail to commit to your work-stream(s) of preference. Please do so quickly, as we can only provide 15 openings per work-stream. Already occupied work-streams can not be chosen anymore.

Prof. Dr. Uwe Götze
Vice President for Transfer and Academic Qualification
at the Chemnitz University of Technology

Sören Claus
Technical Director
Smart Rail Connectivity Campus