Prospective authors are invited to submit original and unpublished contributions for regular and poster sessions electronically (.pdf or .ps file). All submitted contributions must be full draft papers, written in English and limited to 8 pages. Style sheets can be obtained from the symposium website. When submitting your draft paper, include a cover page with a short abstract, indicate the desired type of topics (regular or poster) and intended scope as well as the authors' name, title, affiliation and the address, phone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the contact author.

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The contributions will be reviewed and the final version of all accepted papers (invited, regular and poster) will be published in print and digital by the Institute for Traffic Safety and Automation Engineering and Elsevier.


Specific topics and areas include but are not limited to:


Notation Means and Methods for Concepts, Design, Modelling, Implementation and Operation 

formal means of description as UML/SysML, Petrinets and others modelling techniques, simulation, quantification and metrics, and further topics of relevance


Verification, Validation and Testing Methods

 system and functional validation, automated verification and testing, model based testing tools, limits of formal methods, tools, and further topics of relevance


Safety Engineering

reliability, availability and maintainability, methods for risk and hazard analysis; risk acceptance, risk measures, evaluation of RAMS-Parameter, risk mitigation, tools, and further topics of relevance


Security Engineering

vulnerability of traffic infrastructure, vehicle security, communication security, tools, and further topics of relevance


Requirements Engineering, Ontology and Terminology 

knowledge engineering, requirements management, identification, analysis, validation, ontology and terminology developement, tools, and further topics of relevance


Human Factors and Human Behaviour Modelling 

learning, manipulation, human in the loop, FCR-modelling and further topics of relevance


Legal framework and Standardisation 

directives, laws, regulations, standards and norms, certification and further topics of relevance


Applications, Demonstrations and Case Studies 

driver assistance systems, signalling systems, control of driving dynamic systems, application of standards, and further topics of relevance


The contributions and the oral presentations are considered to be awarded a Best Paper Award by the Programme Committee.