OCTOBER 16 2020, Montreal, Canada ONLINE

Modeling in Automotive System and Software Engineering Workshop

Co-located with ACM/IEEE 23rd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems

Submission Details

The 3rd Workshop on Modeling in Automotive System and Software Engineering (MASE) 2020 is a satellite event at ACM/IEEE 23rd 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 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 modeling and software product lines, standardisation, 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.

Alessio Bucaioni (Main contact)
Mälardalen University (Sweden)

Joanne Atlee
University of Waterloo (Canada)

Juergen Dingel
Queen’s University (Canada)
Sahar Kokaly
General Motors (Canada)
  • Paper submission:July 22 July 26, 2020
  • Notification to authors: August 21, 2020
  • Camera ready version: August 28, 2020
  • (Tentative) Workshop date: October 18, 2020


Moussa Amrani University of Namur
Joanne Atlee University of Waterloo
Alessio Bucaioni Mälardalen University
Marsha Chechik University of Toronto
Betty H.C. Cheng Michigan State University
Amleto Di Salle University of L'Aquila
Juergen Dingel Queen’s University
Romina Eramo University of L'Aquila
Ludovico Iovino Gran Sasso Science Institute
Javier Luis Canovas Izquierdo Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Henry Muccini University of L'Aquila
Maged Khalil Continental
Ramin Tavakoli Kolagari Nuernberg University
Sahar Kokali General Motors
Stefan Kugele Technical University of Munich
John Lundbäck Arcticus Systems AB
Henrik Lönn Volvo Group Trucks Technology
Patrizio Pelliccione Chalmers and University of Gothenburg
Ina Schaefer Braunschweig University of Technology
Ramesh S General Motors
Bran Selic Malina Software Corporation
Jianlin Shi Volvo Cars
Joerg Tessmer Robert Bosch GmbH
Javier Troya Universidad de Sevilla
Mark G.J. van den Brand Eindhoven University of Technology
Md Tawhid Bin Waez Ford


Modeling 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, standardisation and interoperability. It is reasonable to believe that advances in modeling will be key to further advancing automotive system and software engineering as well. MASE 2020 encourages submissions presenting novel and insightful descriptions of applications of modeling 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


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 5 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 ACM Master Article Template. 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 joint workshop proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. 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 2020 EasyChair submission page.



Friday Ocotber 16, GMT+2

Date-Time Talk/Event
13:00 - 13:05
 Opening Remarks
13:05 - 13:45
 Key note
Dr. Olaf Kath, Ansys Germany GmbH
13:45 - 14:25
Session: Analysis of automotive software systems
13:45 - 13:58
Yuvaraj Selvaraj, Ashfaq Farooqui, Ghazaleh Panahandeh and Martin Fabian. Automatically Learning Formal Models: An Industrial Case from Autonomous Driving Development. Presentation.
13:58 - 14:11
Tobias Pett, Domenik Eichhorn and Ina Schaefer. Risk-Based Compatibility Analysis in Automotive Systems Engineering. Presentation.
14:11 - 14:24
Carsten Wiecher, Sergej Japs, Lydia Kaiser, Joel Greenyer, Roman Dumitrescu and Carsten Wolff. Scenarios in the Loop: Integrated Requirements Analysis and Automotive System Validation. Presentation.
14:24 - 14:34
Questions & Answers
14:34 - 14:40   Wrap-up and Closing


The Workshop on Modeling in Automotive Software Engineering of MODELS 2020. 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 2020 will be held at the MIL Campus of the University of Montreal., in Montreal, Canada. The MIL Campus is located at the cross-roads of four neighborhoods: Outremont to the south, Town of Mount-Royal (a.k.a. TMR) to the west, Parc Extension (a.k.a. Parc Ex) to the north, and Little Italy to the east. MODELS 2020 recommends to either rent the many available rooms in the neighborhood on Airbnb or to stay at one of the hundred hotels down-town ONLINE.


In case of questions, contact us via an email to mase20@easychair.org