List of Speakers


Prof. Dr. Marcel Baunach

Graz University of Technology

(Friday 4pm) Compositional Embedded Systems Design for Multi-Tasking and Multi-Core Environments

Marcel Baunach is professor for “Embedded Automotive Systems” and head of the corresponding working group at the Institute for Technical Informatics at Graz University of Technology, Austria. He received his PhD from the University of Würzburg, Germany, where he also founded the research area “Wireless Sensor/Actuator Networks”, before he changed to industry as head of hardware development for “Automotive Diagnostics”. In 2013 he returned to academia and joined the Graz University of Technology. His research area is Compositional Hardware/Software/Network-Codesign with a strong focus on Embedded Multi-Core, Real-Time Operating Systems, and Self-Organizing Wireless Communication.



Prof. Dr. Marco Gruteser

Rutgers School of Engineering, USA

(Monday 9am) Sensing with Connected Vehicles

Marco Gruteser is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as Computer Science (by courtesy) at Rutgers University's Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB). He directs research in mobile computing, is a pioneer in the area of location privacy and recognized for his work on connected vehicles.

Beyond these topics, his more than hundred peer-reviewed articles and patents span a wide range of wireless, mobile systems, and pervasive computing issues. He has served as program co-chair or vice-chair for conferences such as ACM MobiSys, ACM WiSec, IEEE VNC and IEEE Percom. He has delivered seven conference and workshop keynotes, served as panel moderator at ACM MobiCom, and as panelist at ACM MobiSys, IEEE Infocom, and IEEE ICC. He was elected treasurer and member of the executive committee of ACM SIGMOBILE.

He received his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Colorado in 2000 and 2004, respectively, and has held research and visiting positions at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and Carnegie Mellon University. His recognitions include an NSF CAREER award, a Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence, a Rutgers Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award, as well as best paper awards at ACM MobiCom 2012, ACM MobiCom 2011 and ACM MobiSys 2010. His work has been regularly featured in the media, including NPR, the New York Times, Fox News TV, and CNN TV. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist.



Karl H. Johansson

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

(Monday 4pm) Road Freight Transport based on Heavy-Duty Vehicle Platooning

Karl Henrik Johansson is Director of the ACCESS Linnaeus Centre and Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He is a Wallenberg Scholar and has held a six-year Senior Researcher Position with the Swedish Research Council. He is also heading the Stockholm Strategic Research Area ICT The Next Generation. He received MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Lund University. He has held visiting positions at UC Berkeley (1998-2000) and California Institute of Technology (2006-2007). His research interests are in networked control systems, cyber-physical systems, and applications in transportation, energy, and automation systems. He has been a member of the IEEE Control Systems Society Board of Governors and the Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Networked Systems. He has been on the Editorial Boards of several journals, including Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, and IET Control Theory and Applications. He is currently on the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems and the European Journal of Control. He has been Guest Editor for special issues, including one issue of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control on cyber-physical systems and one of IEEE Control Systems Magazine on cyber-physical security. He was the General Chair of the ACM/IEEE Cyber-Physical Systems Week 2010 in Stockholm and IPC Chair of many conferences. He has served on the Executive Committees of several European research projects in the area of networked embedded systems. He received the Best Paper Award of the IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems in 2009 and the Best Theory Paper Award of the World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation in 2014. In 2009 he was awarded Wallenberg Scholar, as one of the first ten scholars from all sciences, by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. He was awarded Future Research Leader from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research in 2005. He received the triennial Young Author Prize from IFAC in 1996 and the Peccei Award from the International Institute of System Analysis, Austria, in 1993. He received Young Researcher Awards from Scania in 1996 and from Ericsson in 1998 and 1999. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.


Prof. Dr. Stefan Kowalewski

RWTH, Germany

(Monday 11am) Validation of Automotive Software - Requirements, Architecture, Models, Code

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kowalewski is university professor for embedded systems software at the faculty of mathematics, computer science and natural sciences of the RWTH since November 2003. His main research areas are design and analysis methods for software intensive embedded systems. A special interest are safety-critical applications.



Dr. Christian Kreiner

Graz University of Technology, Austria

(Tuesday 9am) Do you really trust your Autonomous Car? Issues of Functional Safety

Christian Kreiner



Dr. Ulrich S. Lages

ibeo automotive, Germany

(Thursday 9am) How can we evaluate Sensor Fusion Systems for HAD efficiently in Public Traffic?

Ulrich Lages is founder and CEO of ibeo Automotive, Germany. He received his PhD on Collision Avoidance Systems in 2001 and was involved in various related projects with AUDI/VW. He received his BBA at GSBA in Zurich and his MBA at University of Maryland. He is involved in more than 27 patents, provided more than 100 presentations, and participated or managed more than 15 European funded projects.


Dr. Alexander Mattausch

Elektrobit Automotive GmbH, Germany

(Friday 11am) Multi-Core, AUTOSAR and Safety: a challenging Environment for future Automotive ECUs

Dr. Alexander Mattausch studied physics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and obtained his PhD in Theoretical Solid State Physics there in 2005 on the numerical simulation of semiconductor properties. In 2007, he joined Elektrobit Automotive GmbH in the real-time operating system development group. There he lead as project manager the development of the EB tresos Safety OS, which is an OSEK and AUTOSAR compatible real-time OS that has been certified to meet ASIL-D and SIL-3 requirements. Since 2014, he is the product owner for EB’s safety product line. He is also the author of numerous publications in scientific physics journals and German computer magazines.



Dr. Richard Messnarz

ISCN, Ireland

(Tuesday 11am) Do you really trust your Autonomous Car? Issues of Functional Safety

Dr. Richard Messnarz is an ISO 15504 and Automotive SPICE Principal Assessor and for the last 25 years he has been acting as consultant and/or trainer for leading companies like ZF Friedrichshafen AG, ZF/BOSCH Lenksysteme, HELLA, Robert BOSCH, Continental Automotive, AVL, Magna, Giesecke & Devrient, RENESAS, AUDI/VW, KTM Motorsport, T-Systems and many more. He is an INTACS certified instructor for Automotive SPICE Provisional and Competent Assessor Courses.

Dr. Messnarz focuses on system architecture, functional (safety) design, requirements management and safety (ISO 26262) and Quality (ISO 15504) standards. He is an ECQA certified Functional Safety Manager and ECQA certified trainer. He is teaching Automotoive Quality at the University of Applied Sciences, FH Joanneum, Graz. Dr. Messnarz manages EU initiatives to deal with Innovation, international standards and safety ( and he is the moderator of the German initiative
SOQRATES, where experiences and best practices for traceability, requirement management, system and SW design, system test and safety standards are exchanged. He is vice president of the European Certification and Qualification Association (ECQA), and chair of EuroSPI.



Achim Przymusinski

AVL Software and Functions GmbH, Germany

(Wednesday 2pm) Aspects for Model Based Development from first Concepts to serial Applications

Achim Przymusinski is Head of Combustion and Customer Segment at AVL Software and Functions GmbH, Regensburg. Since joining AVL in 2008, he is responsible for the functions and software development for combustion engine. During this time AVL development beside of control strategies a model based development environment which allows an efficient workflow from concepts to serial applications. Before Mr. Przymusinski was at Siemens Automobiltechnik, Siemens VDO, Continental AG in Diesel System Segment in different fields active. He received his Dipl. Ing. at the University (TH) Karlsruhe in 1994 in Electrical Engineering.



Prof. Dr. Steffen Reith

Hochschule RheinMain, Germany

(Tuesday 4pm) On fast Authentication Methods for Security Applications in modern Cars

Steffen Reith is professor for “Theoretical Informatics” at Hochschule RheinMain, Germany. He received his PhD from the University of Würzburg, Germany, in the area of generalized satisfyability problems, before he changed to industry as project leader in deeply embedded cryptographic algorithms. In 2006 he joined the Hochschule RheinMain. His research areas comprise complexity theory, satisfyability problems, cryptography, and processor architectures.



Brandon Schoettle

University of Michigan, USA

(Wednesday 11am) Road Safety with Self-Driving Vehicles

Brandon Schoettle is a Project Manager in UMTRI’s Human Factors Group. Since joining UMTRI in 2000, Mr. Schoettle has authored over 100 scientific articles and technical reports. His recent research with the Sustainable Worldwide Transportation (SWT) program focuses on international road-safety trends, changes in driver licensing and demographics, eco-driving strategies, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and CAFE performance, and monthly monitoring of new-vehicle fuel economy and emissions. Mr. Schoettle is the current project manager for the University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index, a national index that estimates the average monthly greenhouse gas emissions produced by new light-duty vehicles in the U.S. Mr. Schoettle is also the co-author of a series of reports focusing on international public opinion, human factors, and safety-related issues regarding connected and self-driving vehicles. He received a B.S. in Biopsychology & Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan.


Dr. Yu Yuan

Cate Global Corp, President

(Friday 9am) Connected, Automated, Intelligent, Electric, and Electronic - The Future of Transportation and IEEE Standards

Dr. Yu Yuan is currently serving as the Chair of IEEE SCC42 Transportation, the Chair of IEEE 2040 Working Group (Standard for Connected, Automated and Intelligent Vehicles), the Standards Chair of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, the Secretary & Standards Chair of IEEE Transportation Electrification Community,  a Board Member and the SCC Coordinator of IEEE-SA Standards Board, the Chair of China Operations at IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, the Chair of Technical Committee on Software Infrastructure at IEEE ITS Society, and the Publicity Chair of Land Transportation Division at IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is also serving on the TRB Standing Committee ABJ30 (Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems), ABJ50 (Information Systems and Technology), AHB30 (Vehicle-Highway Automation), ABE90 (Transportation in the Developing Countries), and the IFAC Technical Committee TC 7.1 (Automotive Control), TC 7.4 (Transportation Systems), TC 7.5 (Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles). He is a veteran researcher and practitioner in the areas of Transportation, Consumer Electronics, and Internet of Things.

Dr. Yu Yuan founded Cate Global, a multinational think tank focusing on bringing world-class expertise to clients and projects in China, and is serving as the President. Prior to this he had been working for IBM Research - China and was also a key contributor to IBM IoT Technology Center. Dr. Yuan is experienced in the patent process and invention development. He has filed numerous patents and received many IBM Invention Achievement awards and IBM High Value Patent awards.