AEC Annual Workshops

2018 AEC Annual Reliability Workshop: The Twentieth Annual Automotive Electronics Reliability Workshop will be held April 24-26, 2018 at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel located in Novi, Michigan, USA. The Final 2018 AEC Workshop Agenda will be posted in early April 2018. Check back later for more information.

Please use the Registration Form to register for the event.

Key Workshop Dates:

Preliminary Call for Presentations                January 15, 2018

Abstract Submittal Deadline                         February 23, 2018

Presentation Selection & Final Agenda        March 4, 2018

Hotel Reservation Deadline                          April 2, 2018

Final Copy of Presentation Due                    April 13, 2018

Workshop Pre-Registration Closes               April 13, 2018

Workshop Begins                                          April 24, 2018


Workshop Call for Presentations:  2018 AEC Reliability Workshop - Call for Presentations (pdf).

There is NO REGISTRATION FEE to attend the workshop.  Travel and lodging fees are the responsibility of the participant.  Participants must register with the hotel before Monday, April 2, 2018 to ensure that the AEC Reliability Workshop block room rate is available.


The AEC negotiated a minimum hotel room commitment to minimize room rates and meeting expenses.  In order to remain a free Workshop event for attendees, the AEC must meet the sleeping room commitment.  Please use the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel when making your room reservation, and clearly state that you are attending the 2018 AEC Reliability Workshop.


Hotel Reservations:

Reserving a room at the hotel can be accomplished by accessing the hotel reservation website for the 2018 AEC Reliability Workshop at the following link and entering the requested information: Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel Reservations


Reservations can also be made by phone at 248-349-4000 or 866-837-4180.  Be sure to request a room from the block reserved under the meeting "2018 Automotic Electronics Reliability Workshop".  The room rate for the block is $159 per night.  Room block rates will be accepted until the Monday, April 2, 2018 cut-off date.  Reservation requests received after 5:00 pm (EST) on Monday, April 2, 2018 will be accepted at the prevailing rate.



If you have any questions, please contact the Technical Committee.


2017 AEC Annual Reliability Workshop: The 19th Automotive Electronics Council was held April 28-30, 2017 at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel located in Novi, Michigan, USA. Over 200 people representing 98 global automotive electronics user and supplier communities attended the AEC workshop. A large cross-section of the user and supplier community made 25 presentations on methodologies for improving the quality & reliability of Integrated Circuits, Discrete Semiconductors, and Passive Components. The 2017 Workshop also included seven Open Forum Panel Discussions where industry experts reviewed the current status and future direction of AEC Technical Committee activities, providing attendees an opportunity to share their experiences and expertise. Open Forum topics included LED Qualification, MEMS Qualification, Multi-Chip Module Qualification, EOS Mitigation, and a revision status overview of the AEC Q-Specifications (presentation materials are posted below). The goal of the Automotive Electronics Council is the development of uniform automotive industry specifications and requirements to improve automotive product quality and reliability while reducing cost and time to market. The purpose of the workshop is to continuously improve communications between automotive electronic component users and their supplier base.


Information from the 2017 Workshop:


Workshop Call for Presentations & Registration: 2017 AEC Reliability Workshop - Call for Presentations (pdf).

Workshop Final Agenda: 2017 AEC Reliability Workshop - Final Agenda (pdf)

Workshop Technical Session Abstracts: 2017 AEC Reliability Workshop - Technical Session Abstracts (pdf)

State of the AEC and Challenges Ahead: 2017 Automotive Electronics Council Chair Report (pdf)

2017 Workshop Technical Session Presnetations: 2017 AEC Reliability Workshop Technical Session Presentations

2017 Open Forum Panel Discussion Materials:




If you have any questions, please contact the Technical Committee.