12th Graz Symposium Virtual Vehicle (GSVF)

May 7-8, 2019  |  Seifenfabrik, Graz, Austria


Continuous Integration and Agile Engineering

Processes, Methods, Tools and Applications
A disruptive change in vehicle development


GSVF 2019 will address the up-coming disruptive change in industries from strictly vertical to broadly horizontal vehicle development approaches. Agile enriched processes are capable for coping with related complexity, quality, costs and timely delivery – speeding-up system delivery for ensuring competitiveness and market-shares.

About the symposium

Agile principles typically require a radical change in the established development frameworks, the organizational structures and the implemented methods & tools. A strict modularization of systems in terms of software and hardware, flexible teams as well as a appropriate development infrastructures are key for having success. Especially for vehicle engineering related processes, methods and tools must be developed, extended and implemented, which opens up huge potentials for applied research and for businesses.

First applications have already proven the possible gain through more agile and collaborative engineering – now the task is to exploit the hidden potentials in industry and to apply these innovative concepts to up-coming applications like automated driving function evaluation w.r.t. to vehicle safety.

The GSVF 2019 focuses on new trends, methods, and tools for

  • Model-based Systems Engineering
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
  • Agile enriched Engineering Processes
  • Change Management
  • Automation in Simulation for System Development
  • Virtual Homologation of Automotive Systems
  • Data- and Information Management

Main Application Use Cases

  • Automated Driving and Assistance Systems
  • Cooperative/Integrated Vehicle Safety
  • Energy Management


Program Committee:

Dr. Phil Barber | Jaguar Land Rover Limited
Jan Becker | Stanford University
Dr. Michael Paulweber  | AVL List GmbH
Simon Fürst | BMW AG
Christoph Gümbel | future matters
Dr. Michael Holzner | iCONDU
Gerhard Krachler | Magna Steyr
Dr. Martin Schuster | Audi AG
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Stark | Fraunhofer IPK
Prof. Dr. Hermann Steffan | VSI TU Graz
Prof. Dr. Martin Törngren | KTH, Stockholm

Conference Chairs:

Dr. Jost Bernasch – General Chair | Virtual Vehicle
Prof. Dr. Daniel Watzenig – Program Chair  | Virtual Vehicle
Dr. Martin Benedikt – Program Chair  | Virtual Vehicle
Dr. Filip Kitanoski – Industrial Chair  | Virtual Vehicle

Keynote Speakers


Ulrich Schulmeister

Vice President Systems Engineering
Robert Bosch

“Challenges and Opportunities for Suppliers in a Changing Automotive World” 


Maik Gummert

Head of E/E Virtual Validation and Simulation
Volkswagen AG

“With Continuous Integration (CI) to a sustainable mobility provider”


Uwe Class

Director Integrated Vehicle Safety
ZF Friedrichshafen

“Future Mobility and its Impact on Development & Testing.” 

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Björn Giesler

Director ADAS Function Development

“When the requirements get agile, so should the development methods”


ADAS & AD – Quo Vadis ? – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems on the way to Autonomous Driving

Holger Meinel


Agile Modeling in Safety-Critical Environments

Konrad Wieland | LieberLieber Software


Continuous Integration across Roles and Organizational Units

Hubert Baumgartner | Robert Bosch AG, Austria


The role of HIL testing in agile development with continuous testing

Michael Beine | dSpace GmbH


Driving sound simulator as enabler for virtual prototyping

Bernd Philippen | Head Acoustics


A Seamless Toolchain for ADAS/AD Validation

Christian El Salloum | AVL List GmBH


Digital Twin Knowledge Graph for Mobility Rolling Stock and Customer Service Systems

Andreas Grzona | Siemens Mobility GmbH, Siemens AG


Future Engineering Lab – Making Future Vehicle Engineering Methodology Tangible

Bernd Fachbach | Virtual Vehicle


The MAN.Simulutions.Framework Processes, Methods, Tools and Applications for Agility and Continuity

Stefan Litter | MAN Truck & Bus AG


Continuous Integration and Validation Using Closed-Loop SiL Simulation for Propulsion Control and Calibration

Mattias Eriksson | Volvo Cars


Tool-chain Enriched Security Development in Automotive Industry



Agile-enriched Hybrid Simulation and Empirical X-in-the-loop Testing and Tuning Paradigms for ADAS Functions

Selim Solmaz | Virtual Vehicle


A traceable development and testing methodology for embedded software

Nick van Kelecom | Siemens Industry Software NV

Reachability based safety verification method

Jinwei Zhou | Johannes Kepler University Linz


The role of HIL testing in agile development with continuous testing

Michael Beine | dSpace GmbH


Towards a Generally Accepted Validation Methodology for Sensor Models – Challenges, Metrics and First Results

Philipp Rosenberger | TU Darmstadt


Conceptual modeling of a truck platooning system using CMMS framework

Oguz Icoglu | Ford Otosan


Design and Virtual Evaluation of Disruptive Cabin Designs for Energy Efficiency and Comfort Using Human-Centered Methodologies

Peter Mörtel | Virtual Vehicle


Virtual Concept Definition of Hyundai’s I30N Vehicle

Pilyoung Jeong & Mario OSWALD | AVL List GmBH


Modelica Association

Jonathan Brembeck | DLR


Meeting the A-SPICE standard through model-based requirements and system engineering in the automotive industry

Lucas Kirsch | Contact Software


Exploring Agile Model-Based Systems Engineering

Hans Vangheluwe | University of Antwerp



Design Optimization of Li-Ion-Battery Modules for use as Thermal Storage in Battery Electric Vehicles
– results from the EU-funded project “OPTEMUS”

Gero Mimberg | RWTH Aachen


A holistic vehicle assessment framework

Kojo Sarfo Gyamfi | Coventry University


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AVL, Magna, Siemens, NVIDIA, Volkswagen Group, BMW Group, and many other industry-leading enterprises have been working with us to connect and engage with our audience of vehicle engineers, CI/CD researcher, and decision-makers.


Without further due, let’s discuss your exclusive appearance at the 12th Graz Symposium Virtual Vehicle that gathers 200+ experts in one place.



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