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This is a call for abstracts to all functional safety practitioners, the ISO 26262 community, powertrain and ADAS innovators and people who share our vision for safe and secure roads. We encourage participation from both business and academia.

The adoption of the international  standard ISO 26262 has paved the way for the introduction of efficient and robust safety engineering processes in the automotive industry, both at OEMs and at suppliers manufacturing automotive E/E hardware and software components, and thus enjoys wide acceptance and support in the industry. The current disruptive developments in the automotive sector have significant impact on processes and techniques. These include the ongoing digitization of automotive functions, the introduction of Artificial Intelligence based control functions, the trend towards autonomous driving, the integration of cars into networked Cyber-Physical Systems, including Internet of Things, and the increased use of open access / open source software. While some attempts to address functional safety in light of these challenges have been made (see for instance the recent standard ISO 21448 “Safety of the Intended Functionality”), a comprehensive solution for system safety in innovative intelligent automotive mobility systems remains a significant challenge to be addressed.

The conference aims at offering representatives from industry and academia a forum for exchange of validated experiences and innovative concepts in addressing the above challenges.

The conference organizing committee solicits abstracts for presentations covering relevant topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Lessons learnt from the past 2 years of application of 26262:2018 (v2).
  • Adoption and optimizing customization of ISO 26262 processes.
  • Automotive Functional Safety standards evolution.
  • Functional safety of machine learning based components.
  • Strategies for functional safety of autonomous vehicles.
  • Functional safety of networked vehicles.
  • Functional safety and cyber security.
  • Open source software and functional safety.
  • Significant case studies for applying functional safety techniques and processes.
  • SOTIF case studies, integration of SOTIF lifecycle with classic 26262 lifecycle
  • IEEE P2851, Exchange/Interoperability Format for Safety Analysis and Safety Verification of IP, SoC and Mixed Signal ICs
  • Other related standard developments and practices

Contributions will be selected by the organizing committee based on relevance, innovativeness and technical soundness.

The conference will be held as a virtual online event, including streamed presentations and interactive working groups. All intellectual property and copyright remains with the presenters.

Abstracts in English should be up to two pages in length and describe key ideas of the proposed presentation.

Regarding the event: This is a functional safety community driven digital event, designed to provide opportunities for networking and meeting old colleagues, knowledge sharing and facilitated discussion on key themes. You should expect the following elements: face2face networking sessions, keynote invited speakers, presentation of submitted papers, chat rooms, expert talks and beginners safe spaces. 

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