MES User Conference 2018

The third MES User Conference will take place on October 11 and 12, 2018, in Berlin (Germany). Come and enjoy an exciting program with us, featuring high-caliber speakers from dSPACE GmbH, China Euro Vehicle Technology AB, Ford Motor Company, InSystems Automation GmbH, Joyson Safety Systems Aschaffenburg GmbH, Plastic Omnium, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, and Volvo Cars Corporation.

The conference is aimed at quality and project managers, testers, developers, users of the MES software solutions, and all interested parties.

Venue: at Umspannwerk Ost, Palisadenstraße 48, 10243 Berlin (Germany)
Date: October 11 and 12, 2018
Time: Start: Thursday, 10 a.m. End of presentations: Friday, 3:30 p.m. (followed by a visit to the Computerspielemuseum - the Computer Games Museum until approx. 5:30 p.m.)

Cost and registration

Cost: € 220 plus VAT
Limited number of participants, please register in advance by September 20, 2018.
► Register online


The MES User Conference 2018 will turn its focus towards agile software development. 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. We will address the following questions: What are the challenges in agile model-based software development? How are challenges addressed?


Thursday, Oct 11
from 8 a.m.Registration and welcome coffee, tea, and breakfast snack
10 a.m.Introduction: Next Level: Get Agile!
Dr. Heiko Dörr (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
10:15 a.m.Major Improvements in the MES Tool Chain
Dr. Hartmut Pohlheim (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
10:30 a.m.Process-compliant Agile Model-based Development in Distributed Teams
Dr. Sascha Ridder (dSPACE GmbH)
11 a.m.Agile in V – A Compliant, Interactive, Real-time Overview of Quality
Florian Stein and Barbara Barzi (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
11:15 a.m.The MES Tool Chain in Action
Dr. Jan Grabowski (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
11:30 a.m.Coffee break and exhibition
11:45 a.m.Development of the MES Model Examiner - Between Agile and Qualification/Certification Requirements
Sophia Kohle (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
12 p.m.Qualité Totale @ Renault Powertrain:
CI-based MBD Workbench for Efficient Engine Software

Etienne Beaumont (Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance)
12:30 p.m.Lunch and exhibition
Lunch at the restaurant of Umspannwerk Ost - The former hall for transformators.
2 p.m.Mastering Testing of Rapidly Evolving Models and Requirements in Model-based Development
Dr. Eric Meyer (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
2:15 p.m.Increasing Model Review Efficiency with MXAM DRIVE
Simon Nolden (Ford Motor Company)
2:45 p.m.MES Model Assist (Model Assist) - Speed Up, Simplify, and Automate Working with Simulink Models
Alexander Binkowski (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
3 p.m.Coffee break and exhibition
4 p.m.MES Unconference - Open Space
4:30 p.m.Continuous Test Scenario from Module Test to Crash Test
Mehdi Kadiri Hassani (Joyson Safety Systems Aschaffenburg GmbH)
5 p.m.Collaborative Transport Robots in Logistics
Jan Stefan Zernickel (InSystems Automation GmbH)
5:30 p.m.Transfer to Private Roof Club via Hotel NEWBERLIN and MOXY
5:45 p.m.Evening reception at Private Roof Club Mühlenstrasse 78-80, 10243 Berlin
Open end


Friday, Oct 12
from 9 a.m.Registration and welcome coffee, tea, and breakfast snack
9:30 a.m.ISO 26262 Compliance - U.S. Perspective
Scott Ranville (Model Engineering Solutions Inc.)
10 a.m.MES Unconference - Open Space
10:30 a.m.Coffee break
11 a.m.Improvement of Interfaces Guided by MES M-XRAY
Ferry Bachmann (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
11:15 a.m.From zero to a new car brand
Markus Niklasson and Azin Akbari (China Euro Vehicle Technology AB)
11:45 a.m.Lunch and exhibition
Lunch at the restaurant of Umspannwerk Ost - The former hall for transformators.
1:15 p.m.Testability - A Prerequisite for Agility
Dr. Heiko Dörr (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
1:45 p.m.Continuous Integration with Model-based Development and Validation
Muhammad Awais and Christoffer Nilsson (Volvo Cars Corporation)
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 (Model Engineering Solutions GmbH)
3 p.m.MES User Conference Finals at the Computerspielemuseum - the Computer Games Museum
Karl-Marx-Allee 93a, 10243 Berlin
Join us and have fun!
5:30 p.m.End


Event Location | Getting There | Accommodation

Event location at Umspannwerk Ost, Palisadenstraße 48, 10243 Berlin




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.

Getting there

Located in the Berlin district of Friedrichshain, Umspannwerk Ost is easy to get to by public transport or car. Please refer to to find the best route to reach us. Please note that there is on-street parking spaces available around Umspannwerk Ost.

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).

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.
The nearest subway station is Weberwiese (U5) (distance: 350 m).

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



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