WS 4 - 2nd Workshop on Advanced Technologies in Industrial Vehicular Systems (DIVERSE)

Workshop Organized by

Mohammad Ashjaei, Mälardalen University, Sweden and Saad Mubeen, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Aims and Objectives

The innovation in modern vehicles can be largely attributed to advanced computer-controlled functionalities. With the increasing volume of these functionalities, the complexity in vehicular systems has increased enormously over the past few years. For example, the software in a high-end car consists of millions of lines of code running on several tens of distributed Electronic Control Units (ECUs). These ECUs can be connected by five or more different types of on-board networks, such as CAN, CAN-FD, FlexRay and switched Ethernet solutions, including various set of standards such as TSN. Many vehicular functions are constrained by real-time requirements. Hence, the developers of these functions are required to verify their timing predictability at the design time and provide predictable execution environments at run-time. In addition, vehicular systems need to be supported for precise time synchronization, deterministic communications, high-bandwidth and ultralow latency onboard communication, zero congestion loss, reliability, and fault tolerance. These properties are paramount for the next generation of Automated Driving vehicles. The advanced features in modern vehicles also require new levels of computational power and more complex coordination among subsystems. Multi-core ECUs offer a promising solution for running such computation-intensive vehicular functions. However, such advanced ECUs face many challenges due to shared resources. The objective of this workshop is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners to present and discuss advanced technologies that can address the challenges faced by the developers of vehicular systems.

Topics under this workshop include (but not limited to)

  • Models and languages for the development of software architectures
  • Onboard network protocols, e.g., CAN, Automotive Ethernet, TSN
  • Scheduling and schedulability analysis
  • Autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems, V2X communications
  • Advanced computing platforms for vehicular systems, e.g., multi-core
  • Safety, security and certification (e.g., according to ISO 26262) aspects in vehicles
  • Tool support and industrial case studies for vehicular embedded systems

Bio of the Presenters/Organizers

Dr. Mohammad Ashjaei is an Assistant Professor at Mälardalen University, Sweden. He is a member of Complex Real-Time Systems (CORE) group at Mälardalen University. Mohammad has received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in November 2016. His main research interests include real-time systems, real-time distributed systems, scheduling algorithms on networks, schedulability analysis, timing analysis of in-vehicle communication, resource reservation and reconfiguration mechanisms for real-time networks. Within this context, he has co-authored over 52 publications in peer-reviewed international journals, conferences and workshops. He has received several awards, including a Best Paper Award in 2018. He is a PC member and referee for several journals and conferences including IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII) and Journal of Real-Time Systems (RTS).

Dr. Saad Mubeen is an Associate Professor at Mälardalen University, Sweden. He has previously worked in the vehicle industry as a Senior Software Engineer at Arcticus Systems and as a Consultant for Volvo Construction Equipment, Sweden. Dr. Mubeen is a Senior Member of IEEE (90793619) and a member of IES. He is a Co-chair of the Subcommittee on In-vehicle Embedded Systems within the IES Technical Committee on Factory Automation. His research focus is on model- and component-based development of predictable vehicle software, modeling and timing analysis of in-vehicle communication, and end-to-end timing analysis of distributed embedded systems. Within this context, he has co-authored over 125 publications in peer-reviewed international journals, conferences and workshops. He has received several awards, including the IEEE Software Best Paper Award in 2017. He is a PC member and referee for several international conferences and journals respectively. He is a guest editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII). He has co-organized several special sessions at the international conferences such as IEEE IECON and ICIT. He has also organized the 9th International Workshop on Compositional Theory and Technology for Real-Time Embedded Systems (CRTS 2016) and Model-based Engineering of Cyber Physical Systems track at the 13th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG), 2016.

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