We are proud to give you the program for Vehicle Electronics & Connected Services 2017!

The program for 2018 is under development and will updated here as it progresses!


The impact of artificial intelligence on vehicle architecture and OEM strategy

Artificial intelligence is being integrated with both safety and infotainment systems.  The implications for connected car systems and business models are profound and are transforming everything from automotive insurance and infotainment systems to automated driving.  Understanding the organizations that are leading the charge and their objectives are essential to understanding the impact on embedded systems and strategy.  Roger will detail those plans and forecast those impacts.

Roger Lanctot, Director, Automotive Connected Mobility, Global Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytic. Roger Lanctot has 25+ years of experience as a journalist, analyst and consultant advising electronics companies, car companies, wireless carriers, Tier 1s and developers on product and market development and strategy.  He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a frequent blogger and keynote speaker.

Rethink EE Architecture in Automotive to Facilitate Automation, Electro-Mobility and Connectivity

Anders Magnusson, Logical EE Architect, Volvo Group Trucks Technology.

Machine Learning in the development of automotive software

  • We explore the concept of machine learning in software engineering
  • We provide examples of code classification and defect clustering
  • We outline the future of applying machine learning to automotive software

Miroslaw Staron is Professor in Software Engineering at University of Gothenburg and the author of “Automotive Software Architectures: An Introduction”. He received his PhD from Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden in 2005 and was promoted to Associate Professor in Software Engineering at the University of Gothenburg in 2009. Prof. Staron has worked on decision support in software engineering, software metrics adoption in large organizations with such companies as Ericsson, Volvo Cars, Volvo AB, SAAB Electronic Defense Systems, and RUAG Space. Prof. Staron worked with Volvo Cars on the improvement of verification and validation of ISO 26262 safety goals and on Model Driven Engineering with Telelogic AB and Volvo IT. Prof. Staron is an author of over 180 articles in the areas of modeling, software design, software metrics, decision support and empirical software engineering

Learning-Based Testing for Safety Critical Automotive Applications (20+5 minuter)

  • Automatic tests from formal requirements
  • Instruction set simulation and virtual hardware
  • A fault-injection case study

Andreas Rasmusson is a Senior Engineer Systems Development at Scania CV AB. His work regards development and selection of tools supporting the Engineers in Development and Test of the Embedded Systems of the Truck’s Chassis.

Energy storage system requirements in commercial vehicles

Hanna Bryngelsson, Specialist Energy Storage Systems at Volvo Powertrain.

Performing risk assessments against connected cars

Having spent several years presenting on how to hack connected cars through penetration testing of TCUs, Alissa Knight will now detail a risk-based approach to connected car cyber security through performing risk assessments, demystifying the AES J3061 standard by detailing techniques for Threat Analysis and Risk Assessment; Threat Modeling and Vulnerability Analysis (e.g., Attack Trees); and when to use them.

Further guidance will be provided along with free tools and whitepapers on performing a risk assessment according to the J3061 standard based off of, and expanded on from, existing practices which are being implemented or reported in industry, government and conference papers. The best practices are intended to be flexible, pragmatic, and adaptable in their further application to the vehicle industry as well as to other cyber-physical vehicle systems. Further, this track will cover:

  • Defining a complete lifecycle process framework that can be tailored and utilized within each organization’s development processes to incorporate Cybersecurity into cyber-physical vehicle systems from concept phase through production, operation, service, and decommissioning.
  • Providing information on some common existing tools and methods used when designing, verifying and validating cyber-physical vehicle systems.
  • Providing basic guiding principles on Cybersecurity for vehicle systems.

Alissa Knight is the Group Managing Partner of Brier & Thorn, Inc., and heads up the firm’s Connected Car Division. Alissa has worked in both connected product and IT risk management for over 18 years focusing in both offensive and defensive security roles. She has performed dozens of penetration tests and risk assessments against connected cars, specifically Telematics Control Units (TCUs) and infotainment systems for some of the world’s largest automakers and OEMs in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Having published numerous articles; videos; and spoken at conferences in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia on hacking connected cars; Alissa remains at the forefront of research into securing connected cars and autonomous vehicles.


Cybersecurity for highly automated driving

  • Principal threats to automotive cybersecurity
  • A primer on cryptography and its applications in the automotive domain
  • Mitigation technologies for common threat classes
  • Standards, processes, and guidance for automotive cybersecurity

Sagar Behere leads development of AD architecture and functional safety at the Toyota Research Institute in California, USA. He has a PhD in Machine Design from KTH, Sweden with a prior Master degree in Systems, Control, and Robotics. He is passionate about combining research from the domains of industrial mechatronics, artificial intelligence, and machine consciousness to create architectures for applied machine intelligence.

New innovation with the car as a Software Product

  • The digitalized and connected vehicle enables business innovation on new levels, from car sharing and other smartphone applications to decoupled autonomous drive and vehicle development. This opens new possibilities also for industrial collaboration, like Volvo cars joint project with Uber.
  • The modern car is a platform for several services, around the key feature of fast, efficient and comfortable transport.
  • The enabler is a secure, safe and connected product platform, with quick development and new frameworks of test automation at multiple levels.

Jonn Lantz, Technical Specialist, Volvo Car Group.