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Project Handbook

This document describes how to propose, develop, review and release ASAM standards, how to resolve known problems with already released versions and contains definitions of the ASAM project types. This handbook should be read by members, who want to propose or lead an ASAM project.  Download


TSC Guidelines

This document describes tasks and responsibilities of the Technical Steering Committee (TSC) like processes related to project controlling, how meetings and votings are carried out, and the process for quotation and ordering. This document should be read by candidates or elected members of the TSC.  Download


Antitrust Reminder

Please read this document to be aware of antitrust requirements and behavior within ASAM project groups.  Download





Project Form                                        Download

To propose an ASAM project.


Meeting Minutes                                Download


Contact List                                          Download


Request for Quotation                    Download


Release Presentation                      Download


Work Group Information Sheet  Download

To propose an ASAM study project.


Standards Template                        Download


Online Tools


Management of change requests (CR). Each Standard has a CR queue in Bugzilla, in which error reports, features requests or improvements proposals are documented and tracked. Bugzilla is also the source for the revision history document for each new Standard release. The online tool is used by project groups and ASAM technical support.   Link to Bugzilla



File storage and version control. Each Standard has a SVN (Subversion) file repository, which is primarily used to store draft versions for the Standard under development, their sources and supplementary files, proposals, meeting minutes and other development artifacts. The ASAM SVN server is accessible via a web-browser or a PC-client. The online tool is used by project groups and the TSC.

Instructions for Using SVN Clients

Link to Projects Repository

Link to the TSC Repository


Adobe Shared Commenting

Carrying out Standard reviews. "Shared Commenting" is an online feature of Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat, allowing users to see the review annotations of other reviewers and to annotate a PDF file with their own review comments. The annotations are stored on a WebDAV server (operated by ASAM) and automatically synchronized with each PDF document that is in use on a computer connected to the Internet. The feature is used by project groups and ASAM members. Public reviews are announced on the Projects  page.

Instructions to participate in a Standard Review

Instructions to preparing a Standard Review




Internal Standards

Data Models


MSR Description for Software of ECUs. Provides a Data Model for the formal description of software components in an ECU. Download


ASAM HDO v1.1.0

Harmonized Data Objects. Provides a Data Model for data elements shared in the MCD-area. For the most parts, it is identical with ASAM MSRSW. Download


ASAM Data Types v2.0.0

Definition of data types, e.g. boolean, integer, float, string, BLOB, etc, and related functions. Download


ASAM Structures v2.0.0

Definition of data structures, e.g. for time, IP adresses or URLs. Download





ASAM Expression v1.0.1

General Expression Syntax. Provides a language to express arithmetic, relational and logical expressions in a C-like notation. Download




Model-Based Development

ASAM Modeling v1.0.0

Modeling Guidelines. Rules for the creation of UML models. Includes rules for specific standards, e.g. ASAM XILDownload

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