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Dagstuhl Seminar 03461

Software Intensive Embedded Systems – with Special Emphasis on Automotive

( Nov 09 – Nov 14, 2003 )

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In a modern car a network of up to 80 electronic control units (ECUs) realises several hundred functions that range from power train control, active and passive safety systems, body electronics and driver assistance to infotainment applications. High demands on quality, reliability, the increasing complexity, and the rapidly growing number of interactions between subsystems, as well as time-to-market and cost constraints lead to challenging requirements for new processes, methods and tools. The automotive area is a particular interesting field for the application of design processes and methods being developed for software-intensive embedded systems. The seminar covered a wide range of topics (see below). As aspects from such a wide field are relevant for the development of software-intensive embedded systems for a mass market, the intensive interdisciplinary exchange of ideas between experts from electrical and mechanical engineering and computer science is the most promising approach to progress.

The seminar had a dense program of presentations followed by active discussions. Topics were:

  • design and development processes
  • tool support (framework and chains)
  • software integration (technical and legal)
  • software layer techniques (middleware)
  • performance analysis (timing constraints)
  • modelling, analysis, and validation methods
  • diagnosis and test
  • model based software and system design
  • model driven architecture
  • model checking and verification
  • requirements on safety critical and embedded systems
  • programmable networks

The seminar provided a good overview of the international activities in industry and universities in (automotive) embedded software design. As a result, the participants could establish contacts and coordinate their activities. Finally the necessity for further meetings was affirmed. Only by an intensive knowledge exchange it is possible to master the increasing challenges.

  • Hubert Baumeister (LMU München, DE)
  • Jörn-Christian Braam (TU Braunschweig, DE)
  • Oliver Bringmann (FZI - Karlsruhe, DE)
  • Manfred Broy (TU München, DE) [dblp]
  • Werner Damm (Universität Oldenburg, DE) [dblp]
  • Jörg Desel (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, DE)
  • Gregor Engels (Universität Paderborn, DE) [dblp]
  • Rolf Ernst (TU Braunschweig, DE) [dblp]
  • Christian Ferdinand (AbsInt - Saarbrücken, DE) [dblp]
  • Bastian Florentz (TU Braunschweig, DE)
  • André Francisco (Universität Paderborn, DE)
  • Ulrich Freund (ETAS GmbH - Stuttgart, DE) [dblp]
  • Thomas Fuhrmann (KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, DE) [dblp]
  • Alfonso Gambuzza (Universität Paderborn, DE)
  • Ursula Goltz (TU Braunschweig, DE)
  • Mirko Harms (TU Braunschweig, DE)
  • Holger Hermanns (Universität des Saarlandes, DE) [dblp]
  • Marc Horstmann (TU Braunschweig, DE)
  • Michaela Huhn (TU Clausthal, DE) [dblp]
  • Marek Jersak (TU Braunschweig, DE)
  • Hermann Kopetz (TU Wien, AT)
  • Stefan Kowalewski (RWTH Aachen, DE) [dblp]
  • Ingolf Krueger (University of California - San Diego, US)
  • Luciano Lavagno (Polytechnic University of Torino, IT)
  • Stefan Leue (Universität Konstanz, DE) [dblp]
  • Angelika Mader (University of Twente, NL) [dblp]
  • Martin Mutz (TU Braunschweig, DE)
  • Martin Rappl (TU München, DE)
  • Bernhard Rumpe (TU Braunschweig, DE) [dblp]
  • Thomas Scharnhorst (Volkswagen AG - Wolfsburg, DE)
  • Bernhard Schätz (TU München, DE) [dblp]
  • Rainer Schloer (FORD Forschungszentrum Aachen GmbH, DE)
  • Jochen Schoof (3Soft GmbH - Erlangen, DE)
  • Bran V. Selic (IBM Software - Kanata, CA) [dblp]
  • Karsten Strehl (ETAS GmbH - Stuttgart, DE)
  • Lothar Thiele (ETH Zürich, CH) [dblp]
  • Reinhard Wilhelm (Universität des Saarlandes, DE) [dblp]
  • Fabian Wolf (Volkswagen AG - Wolfsburg, DE) [dblp]
  • Dirk Ziegenbein (Robert Bosch GmbH - Stuttgart, DE) [dblp]

  • Embedded systems
  • automotive
  • HW/SW-Co design
  • software engineering