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October 11-12, 2018

We are pleased to invite you to the MES User Conference 2018. Join us for an exciting program with outstanding speakers from Daimler, Ford, Renault, Schaeffler, Plastic Omnium, Insystems, CEVT, and dSPACE.

Agile methods have become state of the art in software development. Agile teams are able to react to changing requirements, delivering intermediate solutions for rapid feedback. Model-based development, by its very nature, contributes to early validation and is hence in line with agile principles.
The MES User Conference 2018 will turn its focus towards agile software development. What are the challenges in agile model-based software development? How are challenges addressed?

Venue: Umspannwerk Ost, Palisadenstraße 48, 10243 Berlin
Conference language: English
Registration fee: € 220 plus VAT

Limited number of participants, please register in advance by September 20, 2018.
► Online registration

Target Audience

Managers, project managers, testers, developers, users of the MES software solutions, and other interested parties.



Thursday, October 11, 2018
8 a.m.Registration and welcome coffee and tea
10 a.m.Welcome and introduction
Dr. Heiko Dörr (MES CEO)
10:30 a.m.Process-compliant Agile Model-based Development in Distributed Teams
Dr. Sascha Ridder (dSPACE)
11 a.m.Increasing Model Review Efficiency with MXAM DRIVE
Simon Nolden (Ford)
11:30 a.m.Coffee break
11:45 a.m.MES Model Examiner® DRIVE (MXAM)
Anna Trögel and Sophia Kohle (MES)
12:15 p.m.Qualité Totale @ Renault Powertrain:
CI-based MBD Workbench for Efficient Engine Software

Etienne Beaumont (Renault)
12:45 p.m.Lunch + exhibition
2:15 p.m.Collaborative Transport Robots in Logistics
Stefan Zernickel (Insystems)
2:45 p.m.TBA
3:15 p.m.MES Test Manager® (MTest)
Dr. Eric Meyer (MES)
3:30 p.m.Coffee break and exhibition
4:30 p.m.MES Test Center
5 p.m.Model-based Configuration Management with ConfigML:
Managing Models with Models in the PLM

Daniel Batz and Tim Schulte (Schaeffler)
5:30 p.m.Evening reception at Private Roof Club
9:45 p.m.End of day


Friday, October 12, 2018
9 a.m.Welcome coffee and tea
9:30 a.m.TBA
Scott Ranville (MES)
10 a.m.Enhanced Safety and Efficiency for the Software Design Process at Mercedes-Benz
Alexander Dolpp (MBRDNA)
10:30 a.m.MES M-XRAY® (MXRAY)
Ferry Bachmann (MES)
10:45 a.m.Coffee break
11:15 a.m.MES SL Refactor
Alexander Binkowski (MES)
11:30 a.m.From Chaos to Launch of a Brand New Car
Markus Niklasson and Azin Akbari (CEVT)
12 p.m.MES Quality Commander® (MQC)
Dr. Lena Kaland and Florian Stein (MES)
12:15 p.m.Lunch + exhibition
1:45 p.m.TBA
2:15 p.m.An Introduction to the Model-based Development Process for Application Software at Plastic Omnium
Benone Dorneanu (Plastic Omnium)
2:45 p.m.Closing and end of MES User Conference 2018
Dr. Heiko Dörr (MES, CEO)
3 p.m.Refreshments and networking
3:30 p.m.MES User Conference Finale at the Computerspielemuseum - the Computer Games Museum
Join us and have fun!
6 p.m.End


Leisure Program

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Following the conference program, we will get together at Private Roof Club (located along the Spree River) from 6 p.m. for dinner and networking with music and drinks. Come and enjoy an incredible view of the city in an exceptional atmosphere.

There will be a shuttle service from Umspannwerk Ost to the Private Roof Club, as well as a stopover at the Hotel NEWBERLIN and MOXY.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Following the official conclusion of the program, we invite all participants to join us at the Computerspielemuseum (Computer Games Museum). From hardware classics through to digital gaming culture – this museum has everything a gamer’s heart could wish for. Preregistration is requested.

The museum is located on Karl-Marx-Allee and is a five-minute walk from Umspannwerk Ost. Luggage can be stored in the cloakroom.


Travel Information

The MES User Conference 2018 will take place at:

Umspannwerk Ost

Palisadenstraße 48
10243 Berlin

► Getting there

Info on venue location: Umspannwerk Ost

The landmarked building that today houses Umspannwerk Ost was built in 1899/1900 according to plans drawn up by the architect Oskar Springmann and is considered one of the oldest records of Berlin's electricity supply. In 1900, Berliner Elektrizitätswerke AG opened a transformer and converter station in Palisadenstrasse in the Berlin district of Friedrichshain; the building was expanded in the 1920s to include a machine room and battery rooms. The electricity plant was shut down in 1945 after the Second World War. In the 1950s, the parts of the building that had been destroyed were torn down when Stalinallee (Stalin Avenue) was being built. Since the 1980s, the building has been used as a production and office building, and in 1999, it was converted into a cultural and conference center.

Our hotel recommendations within walking distance (aprox. 20 min.):


Petersburger Straße 24
10249 Berlin

T: +49 (0)30-420 256 0
F: +49 (0)30-420 269 9


Andreasstrasse 76-78
10243 Berlin

T: +49 (0)30-567 968 71
F: +49 (0)30-726 218 540

Getting there:

Located in the Berlin district of Friedrichshain, Umspannwerk Ost is easy to get to by public transport or car.

To access the venue from the street, walk through the archway. Once you are in the courtyard, go into the building on the left-hand side and take the elevator up.
You can also follow the signs.

Relax and refresh on arrival!
The conference starts on October 11 at 10 a.m. We will be there from 8 a.m. to welcome you with a coffee and a pastry.


From hotel NEWBERLIN:

Umspannwerk Ost is 1.2 km away from the NEWBERLIN hotel and can be reached by car or taxi (5 minutes) or by foot (20 minutes).

Public transport:

The closest train station to Umspannwerk Ost is Ostbahnhof (1 km away). From here, it’s about a 15-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride to the venue.

For those traveling from Berlin Hauptbahnhof:

You can easily reach Umspannwerk Ost from Berlin Hauptbahnhof within 30 minutes using public transport. Take the S-Bahn lines S3 (going towards Erkner or Friedrichshagen), S5 (going towards Strausberg or Hoppegarten), S7 (going towards Ahrensfelde), or S9 (going towards Schönefeld Airport), and ride either of these lines 5 stations to Ostbahnhof.

For those traveling direct from Tegel Airport or Schönefeld Airport, both airports are located within a 20 km radius, approx. 40 minutes away from the venue.

You can plan your journey by public transport using the following links:

Traveling by car or taxi:

Please allow sufficient time should you arrive by car or taxi. The MES User Conference 2018 location is approx. a 40-minute taxi ride away from both airports (Berlin Tegel or Berlin Schönefeld).

Refer to to find the best route to reach us. Please note that there is on-street parking spaces available around Umspannwerk Ost.