Conference programme

Conference moderation: James Tillyer, FTA (UK) and Malte Stamer, DEKRA (DE)

Thursday, 12 February 2015


Coffee and registration



Welcome and Greetings



ICT-DRV - the European initiative and its baseline

  • “ICT-DRV: Preparing and keeping professional drivers’ qualification up-to-date
    for their changing job requirements with technology-supported learning”,
    Claudia Ball, DEKRA Akademie GmbH (DE)
  • “Technology-based learning within professional driver qualification
    and in the context of Directive 2003/59/EC”,

    Moncef Semichi, AFT (FR)
  • "The definition of quality within technology-supported vocational education and training",
    Tanja Bacher, 3srl (AT)






Key note:
Designing first-class e-learning for professional drivers,


Helmut Niegemann, Saarland University (DE)



Round table: Current practice of CBT and SBT application within vocational training for professional drivers

  • Eco2Trainer: Serious gaming to improve economical driving techniques,
    Andreas Bengtsson, StageIt (SE)
  • The Transportation Professionals Entrepreneurship Program in South Africa,
    Rob Peacock, Fox Valley Technical Institute (SA)
  • CARGODYNASTY: Get behind the wheel, build your own company,
    and steer towards a future in the field of transport,

    Hans Christiansen, TUR (DK)
  • The Tinker environment,
    Guillaume Zufferey, Simpliquity Sárl (CH)

moderated by Tamara Miller, TruckingHR Canada (CA)



Coffee break



Realising high-quality technology-supported vocational training for professional drivers based on instructional considerations


  • Simulator-based coaching on "Passenger safety and comfort",
    Arkadiusz Matysiak, ITS (PL) & Moncef Semichi, AFT (FR)
  • Supporting continuous work-based learning of drivers through e-learning ... a course on "Load security on the distance,
    Matthias Ball, DEKRA Akademie GmbH (DE)
  • Different simulators for different learning outcomes ... the example of a "Defensive driving simulator training,
    Teemu Lahde, TTS (FI)
  • A simulator training on "Defensive driving" ... four components for complex learning,
    Thorsten Straube & Reinhard Buchsdrücker, DEKRA Akademie GmbH (DE)



End of conference day 1



Conference dinner

Friday, 13 February 2015


Summary of conference day 1 and introduction into the 2nd day



Ensuring high-quality within technology-supported training for professional drivers

  • “The ICT-DRV quality indicators on e-learning and simulator training
    within professional driver qualification”,
    Claudia Ball, DEKRA Akademie GmbH (DE)
  • “Technology-supported training in the framework of directive 2003/59/EC ... practical experiences from the Netherlands”,
    John van Rijn, STL (NL)
  • "Experiences on ensuring quality within technology-support
    in qualification and training from Canada"
    Angela Splinter & Tamara Miller, TruckingHR Canada (CA)



Coffee break



Key note:
The future of simulator-supported learning within professional driver qualification


Bart Kappé, SimBEAR (NL)



Final panel: Increasing the quality of vocational training for professional drivers with technology-supported learning: future perspectives, opportunities and challenges

  • Claudia Ball, DEKRA Akademie GmbH (DE)
  • Inga-Lena Heinisch, ETF
  • Thomas Lazzeri, European Commission
  • Patrick Philipp, IRU
  • Angela Splinter, TruckingHR Canada (CA)

moderated by James Tillyer, FTA (UK)



Conclusion and Farewell


Dietmar Metzger, DEKRA Akademie GmbH (DE/HU)



Closing of conference


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