Call for Papers: Modelling in Automotive Systems and Software Workshop

by Joanne Atlee, May 12, 2024

Call for papers for workshop on Modelling in Automotive Systems and Software, to be co-located with MODELS'24 in Linz Austria, Sept 22 or 23, 2024.

C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S 
Linz, Austria
September 22 or 23, 2024
Co-located with MODELS'24

Automotive software was born less than 50 years ago. Within just 50 years, the significance, size, and development costs of automotive software has grown to staggering levels. The automotive industry is increasingly relying on and becoming a driver of advances in system and software development and engineering methods, techniques and tools to deal with the many unique challenges the automotive industry faces. Significant advances have been made dealing with many of these challenges involving, for instance, variability modelling and software product lines, standardization, model-based development, cyber-physical systems, and systems engineering. However, the remaining challenges are compounded by future trends. System and software complexities continue to grow and the industry is being forced to incorporate disruptive technology such as electrification, machine learning, autonomous vehicles and, in the near future, support for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and collaborations. 

A central objective of the workshop is to provide a forum for practitioners and researchers from industry and academia in which novel, innovative, model-based solutions to current and future challenges in automotive system and software development can be presented and discussed. Another important objective is the identification of new research problems arising from current trends.

Modelling and model-based approaches to system and software development already have a long tradition in the automotive industry due to, e.g., the high need for abstraction, standardization and interoperability. It is reasonable to believe that advances in modelling will be key to further advancing automotive system and software engineering as well. MASE 2024 encourages submissions presenting novel and insightful descriptions of applications of modelling techniques to problems arising in the context of automotive system and software engineering. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Advanced Driver Assist Systems and Autonomous Driving
- Emerging technologies such as big data, mobile apps, social media, open source software, and vehicle networks
- Architectures and component-based development and relevant technologies such as AUTOSAR, EAST-ADL, and UML,
- Real-time systems and support for multi-core, mixed criticality and IP, and dynamic scheduling,
- Quality assurance and support for different quality attributes such as functional and non-functional correctness, interoperability, fault-tolerance, maintainability, and reusability,
- Safety and security and support for safety standards such as ISO 26262
- Requirements and traceability
- Variability and configuration management
- Synthesis, transformation, iterative development, integration, and code generation
- Development processes and support for globally distributed development

Paper submission: July 5, 2024
Notification to authors: August 7, 2024
Camera ready version: August 16, 2024
(Tentative) Workshop date: September 22 or 23, 2024

Alessio Bucaioni (Main contact), Mälardalen University (Sweden)
Joanne Atlee, University of Waterloo (Canada)
Juergen Dingel, Queen’s University (Canada)
Sahar Kokaly, General Motors (Canada)