SEPTEMBER 15 2019, Munich, Germany

Modeling in Automotive Software Engineering Workshop

Co-located with ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems

Submission Details

The 2nd Workshop on Modeling in Automotive Software Engineering (MASE) 2019 is a satellite event at ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems - MODELS

Automotive software was born less than 40 years ago. Within just 40 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 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 modeling and software product lines, standardisation, model-based development, cyber-physical systems, and systems engineering. However, the remaining challenges are compounded by future trends: according to an IBM report released in January 2015, the traditional industry boundaries are starting to disappear and automotive companies must adapt not only to the increasing role of cognitive and adaptive technologies and social media, but also to an increasingly open and collaborative ecosystem of traditional and non-traditional industrial participants (such as carsharing companies); 80% of the 175 industry executives questioned currently feel ill-prepared for these changes.

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 software development can be presented and discussed. Another important objective is the identification of new research problems arising from current trends.

Alessio Bucaioni (Main contact)
Mälardalen University (Sweden)

Joanne Atlee
University of Waterloo (Canada)

Juergen Dingel
Queen’s University (Canada)


  • Abstract submission: July 3, 2019 July 10, 2019
  • Paper submission: July 3, 2019 July 10, 2019
  • Notification to authors: July 26, 2019
  • Camera ready version: August 2, 2019
  • Workshop date: September 15, 2019


Moussa Amrani University of Namur
Joanne Atlee University of Waterloo
Manfred Broy University of Munich
Alessio Bucaioni Mälardalen University
Marsha Chechik University of Toronto
Betty Cheng Michigan State University
Antonio Cicchetti Mälardalen University
Federico Ciccozzi Mälardalen University
Yanja Dajsuren Eindhoven University of Technology
Juergen Dingel Queen’s University
Darko Durisic Volvo Car Group
Romina Eramo University of L'Aquila
Ludovico Iovino Gran Sasso Science Institute
John Lundbäck Arcticus Systems AB
Henrik Lönn Volvo Group Trucks Technology
Levi Lucio Fortiss GmbH
Henry Muccini University of L’Aquila
Shiva Nejati University of Luxembourg
Patrizio Pelliccione Chalmers and University of Gothenburg
Alfonso Pierantonio University of L'Aquila
Ina Schaefer Braunschweig University of Technology
Ramesh S General Motors
Bran Selic Malina Software Corporation
Jan-Philipp Steghöfer Chalmers and University of Gothenburg
Joerg Tessmer Robert Bosch GmbH
Antonio Vallecillo University of Malaga
Mark G.J. van den Brand Eindhoven University of Technology
Hans Vangheluwe University of Antwerp


Modeling and model-based approaches to software development already have a long tradition in the automotive industry due to, e.g., the high need for abstraction, standardisation and interoperability. It is reasonable to believe that advances in modeling will be key to further advancing automotive software engineering as well. MASE’19 encourages submissions presenting novel and insightful descriptions of applications of modeling techniques to problems arising in the context of automotive software engineering. More precisely, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Emerging technologies such as big data, mobile apps, social media, open source software, and vehicle networks


Authors are invited to submit:

  1. Technical papers providing novel contributions relevant to the workshop topics.
  2. Experience papers describing the use of modeling in an automotive context
  3. Position papers on future research challenges and open problems.

Both, short papers (not more than 6 pages,including references) and full papers (not more than 10 pages including references) are welcome. Contributions must be written in English and adhere to the IEEE formatting. All submissions will be reviewed by at least three PC members who are expert or have been experiencing in the related field for years. Accepted papers will be published as IEEE workshop proceedings, and indexed in DBLP and Scopus. Selected best papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue at the Journal of Automotive Software Engineering (JASE). Contributions must be submitted through the MASE'19 EasyChair submission page.



Date-Time Talk/Event
09:00 - 09:15
 Opening Remarks
09:15 - 10:15
 Key note
Maged Khalil. Head of System Reference Solutions, Senior Expert Systems Architecture for Automated Driving Systems Engineering Lead, Project House Automated Driving at Continental
10:15 - 11:00
 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30
Session: Verification and Validation.
11:00 - 11:30
Alessio Di Sandro, Sahar Kokaly, Rick Salay and Marsha Chechik. Querying Automotive System Models and Safety Artifacts with MMINT and Viatra. Presentation.
11:30 - 12:00
Carsten Wiecher, Joel Greenyer and Jan Korte. Test-Driven Scenario Specification of Automotive Software Components. Presentation.
12:00 - 12:30
Matthias Bernaerts, Bentley Oakes, Ken Vanherpen, Bjorn Aelvoet, Hans Vangheluwe and Joachim Denil. Validating Industrial Requirements with a Contract-Based Approach. Presentation.
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Session: Simulation and Optimization.
14:00 - 14:30
Jörg Christian Kirchhof, Evgeny Kusmenko, Bernhard Rumpe and Hengwen Zhang.Simulation as a Service for Cooperative Vehicles. Presentation.
14:30 - 15:00
Thomas Wilhelm and Raphael Weber. Towards model-based Generation and Optimization of AUTOSAR Runnable-to-Task Mapping. Presentation.
15:00 - 15:30
Lukas Krawczyk, Mahmoud Bazzal, Ram Prasath Govindarajan and Carsten Wolff.Model-based Timing Analysis and Deployment Optimization for Heterogeneous Multi-Core Systems using Eclipse APP4MC. Presentation.
15:30 - 16:00
 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30
Session: Security.
16:00 - 16:30
Betty H.C. Cheng, Bradley Doherty, Nick Polanco and Matt Pasco. Security Patterns for Automotive Systems. Presentation.
16:30 - 17:15
 Open Discussion
17:15 - 17:30   Wrapup and Closing


The Workshop on Modeling in Automotive Software Engineering of MODELS 2019. MODELS is the premier conference series for model-based software and systems engineering which since 1998 has been covering all aspects of modeling, from languages and methods to tools and applications.
MODELS 2019 will be held at the Holiday Inn Munich – City Centre, in Munich, Germany. The hotel is located in the city centre. MODELS 2019 has negotiated special rates for the attendees at the hotel.
You can use this link to reserve a room at the negotiated price.


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