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CARS 2016

The increasing complexity of automotive applications, the challenges posed by autonomous vehicles, the need to master production costs using off-the-shelf components, the coexistence of critical and non-critical applications, and the emergence of new architectural paradigms have a strong effect on dependability of automotive embedded systems. This situation requires design and validation methods, but also tools to improve automotive systems robustness and their safety and security properties. The fast evolution of standards such as AUTOSAR and ISO26262 is a reality to incorporate novel features, more flexibility while improving robustness, security and safety.


The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the construction of critical automotive applications and systems. It places the emphasis on:

  • dependability issues,
  • software engineering for robustness, 
  • security and safety issues, 
  • real-time embedded systems technologies, 
  • architectural software and hardware solutions, 
  • development processes for dependable automotive embedded systems.