Call for Submissions
Experience Track on Automotive Systems
Innovations in modern automobiles are mostly driven by electronic components and
embedded software. The effort spent on software development for new
products in the automotive industry is steeply increasing, and so is
the value of the created software assets. Automotive Software
Engineering has gained significant importance and visibility in
research and industry in recent years as an enabling technology and
driver of innovation.
The challenges in this field are manifold and include: highly complex
system architectures, a necessity for product line support, the
supplier-manufacturer interface, highly heterogeneous and changing
requirements, a wide functional variety from hard real-time safety
critical engine control to comfort electronics and infotainment
systems, long product life cycles, demanding time-to-market, and a
strong need for competitive per-piece costs. Other technical
challenges emerge from logical and physical distribution: in some
vehicles more than 60 different electronic control units (ECUs),
interconnected using multiple communication bus technologies and
hundreds of signals, together provide more than 1,000 externally
observable functions. Heterogeneity and distribution lead to high
numbers of different configurations and variants that must be managed
also from the software perspective.
Providing further innovative automobile functions with highest demands on
quality and, specifically, safety, while keeping cost and resource
use competitive is one of the software engineering challenges of the
next decade. The field requires a sustainable integration of new
software engineering methods, development processes, and tools that
are specifically adapted and tailored to the automotive domain.
For these reasons, the ICSE 2008 Track on Automotive Software
Systems invites your contribution.
Case studies of practices that describe
the application of one or more software engineering practice(s) in
the automotive domain. A case study provides a detailed description
of how the practice was applied and why (what problems it was
intended to address), along with the results achieved.
reports of projects that provide a critical review of
experiences during one or more phases of an automotive software
development project, mention key unaddressed problems, and draw
lessons learned from that experience.
papers that describe how software engineering techniques,
processes, or tools make, or might make, a substantial improvement
in automotive systems development. We are interested in successful
applications of rigorous or scientific methods and tools to software
engineering challenges of the automotive domain.
Topics of Interest
We are soliciting all topics relevant for
software engineering for automotive systems including (but not
- Automotive software and systems engineering processes
- Requirements engineering and management
- Software product lines, components and reuse
- Software-aware cost-models
- Project management and outsourcing
- Software and the vehicle life cycle
- Design techniques of functional, system and software architectures for
heterogeneous, distributed, feature-rich systems
architectures, infrastructures and platforms (such as AUTOSAR)
- Systematic quality
assurance techniques, including coding standards, inspection,
testing, and formal verification
specification and verification of timing aspects and timing-related
reliability, safety, fault-tolerance, failure management, security,
and privacy for automotive software
software services and service-oriented development
- Modular software
and systems integration
configuration, compatibility and conformance management
domain and architecture models, domain-specific languages,
model-driven development, and code
and feature interaction for automotive software
of automotive software engineers
invite both full papers and short papers. We acknowledge that
important contributions may be made in the form of preliminary
results of any of the three kinds, either as full paper or as short
paper, depending upon the maturity of the idea, or experience.
must conform to the ICSE 2008 Format and Submission Guidelines.
Short papers must be at least two pages and must not exceed
four pages, and full papers should not exceed ten pages (including all text, figures, references, and appendices). The
results described must be unpublished and must not be under review
Papers must be submitted electronically via CyberChairPRO.
Review and Evaluation Criteria
Each submission will be reviewed by at least three
members of the Automotive Systems Experience Track program committee,
which will make final decisions on which submissions to accept for
presentation at the conference. Submissions will be evaluated based
on the following criteria: Clarity of the motivation for the paper,
soundness, significance and relevance of the results obtained or
projected, quality and clarity of the written presentation.
accepted contributions will be published in the ICSE 2008 conference proceedings which will also be available electronically.
Track Committee Co-Chairs
Mikio Aoyama, Klaus Grimm and Ingolf H. Krüger
Track Committee Members
- Kiyoshi Agusa, Nagoya University, Japan
- Jürgen Belz, Hella, Germany
- Sushil Birla, General Motors, U.S.
- Manfred Broy, TU München, Germany
- Rance Cleveland, Reactive-Systems Inc., U.S.
- Werner Damm, Offis, Germany
- Claudiu Farcas, UCSD, U.S.
- Bernhard Hohlfeld, DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany
- Akihito Iwai, Denso, Japan
- Kyo Kang, POSTECH, Korea
- Shigeyuki Kawana, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan
- Thomas Kropf, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
- William Milam, Ford Motor Company, U.S.
- Klaus Müller-Glaser, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
- Oliver Niggemann, dSpace, Germany
- KV Prasad, Ford Motor Company, U.S.
- Wolfgang Pree, University of Salzburg, Austria
- Alexander Pretschner, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
- Alexandre Saad, BMW AG, Germany
- Bernhard Schätz, TU München, Germany
- Douglas Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, U.S.
- Joseph Sifakis, Verimag, France
- Thomas Stauner, BMW AG, Germany
- David Weir, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, U.S.
- Rieko Yamamoto, Fujitsu Laboratories, Japan
- Kentaro Yoshimura, Hitachi, Japan