April 27, 2010


Program (pdf)

CARS 2010 articles on dblp 

CARS 2010 articles on ACM digital library 


Workshop objectives


The increasing range and complexity of automotive applications, the need to master development costs using off-the-shelf components, the coexistence of critical and non-critical applications, and the emergence of new architectural paradigms may have a strong impact on dependability of automotive embedded systems. This situation calls for novel design and validation methods, but also tools to improve the robustness of automotive systems and their safety properties. The evolution of automotive systems is currently supported by standards (like AUTOSAR and ISO26262) that respectively advocate a software architecture but also recommend specific development approaches.


The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the design, implementation and operation of critical automotive applications and systems. Particular emphasis will be put on dependability issues, software engineering for robustness, security and safety issues, real time embedded systems technologies, architectural solutions and development processes for dependable automotive embedded systems.


Topics of interest for the workshop include (but are not limited to):

  1. Architectures for robust automotive application.

  2. Hardware mechanisms for dependable automotive systems.

  3. Real-time operating systems, WCET estimation, etc.

  4. Coordination, communication, networking and distributed control architectures.

  5. Analysis and verification techniques for automotive systems.

  6. Middleware and tool support for dependable embedded automotive systems.

  7. Safety architectures, processes, analyses, and standards .

  8. Failure data collection and analysis, diagnosis approaches.

  9. Practical experience and case studies on critical applications.

  10. Modelling and code generation techniques.

Primary application areas of interest to the workshop focus on the automotive domain. However, methods and techniques developed in other fields of application of critical embedded systems (e.g., avionics, railways, space, etc.) can be of interest for the automotive domain.




Jean-Charles Fabre (LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France)

Olivier Guetta (Renault TechnoCentre, Paris, France)

Mario Trapp (Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany)


Program committee


Jean Arlat, LAAS-CNRS, France

Andrea Bondavalli, Univ. of Florence, Italy

Vincent David, CEA-LIST, France

Luc Fougerousse, Valeo, France

Per Johannessen, Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden

Christoph Jung, BMW, Germany

Johan Karlson, Chalmers Univ., Sweden

Philip Koopman, Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA

Hermann Kopetz, TU Vienna, Austria

Antonio Kung, Trialog-Paris, France

Nils Oppermann, Audi Electronics Venture, Germany

Massimo Osella, General Motors R&D, USA

François Ougier, Renault SAS, France

Yiannis Papadopoulos, Univ. of Hull, UK

Juan-Carlos Ruiz-Garcia, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Jürgen Schwarz, Daimler AG, Germany

Françoise Simonot, INRIA, France

Yvon Trinquet, IRCCYN, France

Submission information


The papers accepted  and presented at the workshop have been published in a workshop volume of the ACM Digital Library with the ISBN 978-1-60558-915-2.





This workshop is sponsored by the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia.

This workshop will be partially supported by the research project SCARLET, funded by ANR (the French National Research Agency, ground transportation research program PREDIT).