ASAM International Conference 2019

Date: December 10, 2019 - December 11, 2019

Location: International Congress Center, Dresden, Germany

Program: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

Conference language will be English.   |   Flyer Download


Plenary Room

09:00 - 09:20


Prof. Dr. Marcus Rieker, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ASAM e.V.
Dr. Hartmut Mangold, State Secretary of the Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

Session I:        General Aspects of Autonomous Driving
Chairman:       Dr. Stefan Rude, BMW AG

09:20 - 09:50


The German Government’s Strategy on Automated and Connected Driving

Dr. Tobias Miethaner, Head of Department Digital Society, Federal Minsitry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

09:50 - 10:20


Development of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) – Different Approaches

Prof. Dr. Frank Köster, Head of Business Development, Institute of Transportation Systems, DLR

10:50 - 11:20


Scenario Based Safety Assessment of ADAS and Automated Driving

Prof. Dr. Günther Prokop, Chair of Automotive Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden

Session II:       From Development to Homologation
Chairman:       Dr. Henning Holzmann, AUDI AG

11:20 - 11:50


The AV Test Fleet of the Future is Virtual

Dr. Justyna Zander, Simulation Architect, NVIDIA

11:50 - 13:20LUNCH  |  EXHIBITION
13:20 - 13:50

Handling the Complexity of Developing Automated Driving Functions with Scenario-Based Systems Engineering (SBSE)

Aaron Heinz, Predevelopment Chassis / Automated Driving, AUDI AG

13:50 - 14:20

Scenario Modeling and Application

Charles Shao, Senior Product Manager of Data and Simulation, Baidu

14:20 - 14:40

Virtual-Based Homologation of AV Systems

Jakub Záhorský, ADAS Engineer, TÜV SÜD Czech

14:40 - 15:00

Certification of Autonomous Vehicles in Synthetic Environments

Nicholas Moylan, Product Specialist, XPI Simulation


Session III:      Testbed Dresden - Synchronized Mobility 2023
Chairman:       Luise Wunderling, SAENA GmbH

15:30 - 15:50

"Synchrone Mobilität 2023" - An Initiative of the Free State of Saxony

Dr. Torsten Gründel, Head of Department - Intelligent Transport Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems

15:50 - 17:00


Automated Driving Systems for Cooperative, Automated Driving in Urban Areas

Tim Alscher, Development Engineer, IAV GmbH

HMI in the Vehicle 

Sabine Springer, Scientific Research Fellow, Institute Cognitive and Engineering Psychology, Chemnitz University of Technology

ITS Testbed Backend for Automated Urban Traffic

Dr. Thomas Otto, Team Manager - Intelligent Transport Systems - Traffic System Data, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems

Roadside Infrastructure for Connected Driving

Dr. Markus Dod, Head of Software Department, MUGLER AG
Mike Ludwig, Team Leader Research, dresden elektronik ingenieurtechnik gmbh

Simulation based Research of Optimal Longitudinal Control of Automated Vehicles with GLOSA Functionality

Dr. Steffen Kutter, Research Group Leader for Highly Automated Driving and Driving Strategies, Chair of Vehicle Mechatronics, Technische Universität Dresden

Traffic and Accident Scenarios Merged in the Harmonized PCM v5 Standard

Florian Spitzhüttl, Leader of Research and Development, VUFO GmbH - Institute for Traffic Accident Research at Technische Universität Dresden
Martin Urban, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems 



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Program: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019


TimePlenary RoomSeminar Room

Session IV:

Standardized Virtual Development
Prof. Dr. Marcus Rieker, HORIBA Europe GmbH

Session V:   Virtual Verification and Validation
Chairman:   Prof. Dr. Günther Prokop, TU Dresden

9:00 - 9:20

Development of a 3D Model Exchange Format With Physical Material Properties for Virtual Development, Test and Validation
Dr. Ludwig Friedmann, Solution Architect Simulation Autonomous Driving, BMW AG

Moving Testing from “Proving Ground” to “Proving Cloud”

Dr. Michael Kochem, Senior Consultant, IPG Automotive GmbH

9:20 - 9:40

Real Driving Validation of Highly Automated Driver Assistance Systems Based on OTX Standardization

Armin Rupalla, Telematics and Ideation, Member of the Board of Directors, ASAM e.V.

Scenario-Based Validation Framework for Highly Automated/Autonomous Vehicles
Hannes Schneider, Senior Software Development Engineer, AVL List GmbH

9:40 - 10:00

Semantically Rich Distributed Data Science Platforms - Patterns for Future Standardized Virtual Development in Autonomous Driving

Puran Parekh, Managing Director & CEO, iASYS Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd (India) 

OpenSCENARIO for Automated Vehicle Validation and Verification 

Joan Roca, Product Manager Software and Services, Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.

10:00 - 10:20

No Bit Lost - High Volume MDF4 Recording in ADAS Development

Bernhard Kockoth, Advanced Development Lead, ViGEM GmbH

The Road to Cloud: Cloud based Validation of Automotive Software

Janek Jochheim, Product Manager Virtual Validation, dSPACE GmbH

10:50 - 11:10

Enabling Virtual Product Validation: Quality Measures and Traceability

Carlo van Driesten, Fully Automated Driving, BMW AG 

Traffic in Co-Simulation as a Standard Toolchain for Automotive Development

Dr. Thomas Benz, Solution Director Automotive, PTV AG

11:10 - 11:30

Boosting the Development of OpenDRIVE Through Integration Into Standardised GIS Frameworks

Michael Scholz, Researcher and Open Source Evangelist, DLR e.V.

Testing Challenges for Autonomous Driving: From ASAM OpenX to the Evaluation of Millions of Simulations

Michael Gebauer, Product Owner, TraceTronic GmbH 

11:30 - 11:50

OpenSCENARIO Beyond Simulation - Application Methods for Field Testing

Rico Auerswald, Research fellow, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (IVI)

Measurable Safety – A Metric Driven Approach for Safety Assessment And Rating of AVs

Gil Amid, Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer | VP Operations | Co-Founder, Foretellix Ltd

11:50 - 12:10

Open Standards as a Leverage for the Development of Automated Driving

Dr. Jakob Kaths, Product Manager, Vector Informatik GmbH

Extraction of Real-World Driving Scenarios and Generation of Effective-Valid Scenarios for Autonomous Vehicles and ADAS Using Artificial Intelligence

Harsha Jakkanahalli Vishnukumar, Project Leader and Architect AI-Core, AKKA GmbH & Co. KGaA  

12:10 - 13:45


Session VI:

Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
Prof. Dr. Stefan-Alexander Schneider, Kempten University

Session VII:   Sensor Modeling and Data Fusion
Chairman:     Dr. Gunnar Gräfe, 3D Mapping
                        Solutions GmbH

13:45 - 14:15

KEY NOTE (Plenary Room):

Current Trends in Machine Learning for Automated Driving

Dr. Alexander Jungmann, Team Manager “Intelligent Driving Functions”, IAV GmbH 

14:15 - 14:35

Object Detection in Autonomous Driving Scenarios

Dr. Karsten Schwalbe, Group Leader, FusionSystems GmbH 

New Sensor Modeling Approach for Autonomous Driving Simulation and Sensor Simulation

Dr. Thilo Vörtler, Senior Development Engineer, COSEDA Technologies GmbH 

14:35 - 14:55

Convolutional Tunneling and Its Application in Neural Network

Intakhab Khan, Founder & Managing Director, Automotive Artificial Intelligence (AAI) GmbH

Data Fusion Development for Series Production

Dr. Eric Richter, Director Customer Relations, BASELABS GmbH

Session VIII

Cyber Security
Richard Vreeland, Cummins Inc.

14:55 - 15:15

An Update on SAE Scenario Development and Cyber Security for ADS

Tim Weisenberger, Project Manager, Global Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International

An Efficient Approach to Generate Tagged Traffic Scenario Models from Naturalistic Driving Data

Dr. Xianpeng Lang, Director of Autonomous Driving, CHJ Automotive

15:15 - 15:45

Cyber Security Innovation Lead

Dr. Madeline Cheah, HORIBA MIRA

15:45 - 16:00Closing Remarks 




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