Call for Papers 2024

The international conference Safetronic holistically addresses the satety of road vehicles and all related aspects including but not limited to functional satety, SOTIF, cybersecurity, safety-in-use and others.

The conference offers a rewarding exchange with experts or renowned companies and the excellent opportunity to connect with partners next to best practice reports and innovative approaches or leading OEMs and the supply industry.



15 May

Paper submission

14 June

Notification of acceptance

25 October

Final presentation 

Submitting details

1. The abstract shall be written as continuous text and must not exceed one page.
2. Please conclude the abstract with a summary regarding the key take-aways for the audience.
3. The presentations should include best practice reports, lessons learned or innovative approaches.
4. With the submission of an abstract you agree on publishing your presentation for the conference attendees in the password protected download area.
5. Please note that we do not accept any product marketing.
6. Your abstract should include:

  • Information on the presenter and co-authors (names, company only)
  • Self-explanatory title for your abstract and presentation
  • Assignment of the presentation to one of the focal points listed below
  • If available, list of previous publications on the topic

Please submit your paper as PDF file via mail to
Each paper is allotted 30 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for subsequent discussion.
The conference and the presentation program will be held in English.
Abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the program committee.


Best practices

1. Holistic safety approaches to handle the increasingly complex and connected systems

  • Strategies for operational safety and safety in use
  • New methods like model-based systems engineering and analysis, agile development
  • Integration and management of the various aspects of safety from different domains like E/E, mechanical and chemical (EV battery systems) safety, human factors, SOTIF etc.
  • Off-board aspects of safety like safety-related elements outside the vehicle such as backend, infrastructure, connectivity, communication and safety for cloud services such as maps or on road-side units
  • Safety & Security: interactions, contradictions, solutions
  • Approaches for dealing with the complex landscape of safety standards and regulations (Functional Safety, SOTIF, Validation according to VMAD, ISO 3450FF (ODD) and many other standards, Safety in Use, Cybersecurity, Requirements from legal regulations, UNECE, GSR, EU 858, AFGBV etc.)
  • Integration and management of the various aspects of safety from different domains like E/E, mechanical and chemical (EV battery systems) safety, human factors, SOTIF etc.
  • Common automotive safety approach in comparison to safety by design from other domains

2. Safety management systems and Automotive Safety Lifecycle

  • Implementation in accordance with ISO standards, e.g. ISO 26262, IATF 16949, ISO SAE 21434, ISO 27001
  • Safety based on UNECE R157 or others
  • Software Update Management System (SUMS)
  • Harmonization of the automotive management systems

3. Application solutions with focus on Functional Safety, SOTIF for fail degraded systems

4. Safety of SW and HW

  • Analytic methods for safety and security of software, hardware and design
  • Safety for software systems (e.g. also for pure software products)
  • Use of pre-existing software including Free and Open Source Software in safety related systems, qualification of legacy SW
  • Safety considerations for hard-realtime embedded systems, including hardware accelerators

5. Developing FuSa and SOTIF for vehicles under the aspect of global markets

6. Safety analyses, e.g. hazard analyses and risk assessments, system, hardware, software, environmental protection, edge case situations

7. V&V definition of acceptance criteria and indicators for safety

8. Safety processes, e.g. incremental safety qualification for continuous deployment (OTA); concrete implementation of normative requirements; handling of variability; accelerated development cycles, agile development, tailoring and argumentation

9. Evaluation and management of the achieved level of safety at the vehicle level

10. Simulation

  • Dynamic behaviour ODD
  • Vehicle dynamics

Innovative safety approaches

11. Automated driving & AI

  • Safety for neural networks / machine learning, like DNNs, reinforcement learning and validation (including insights from standardization work like ISO/PAS 8800, ISO/IEC TR 5469)
  • Safety for Automated Driving, Application of cybernetical approaches for perception, prediction and control

12. Ideas and concepts regarding ALKS – R157

13. SafeDevOps like continuous deployment and iterative development of safety concepts and mechanisms, e.g. when expanding the ODD

14. Safety for software defined vehicles

15. Safe POSIX OS architecture and qualification approaches, e.g. SafeLinux

16. Digital twin for road traffic in the context of simulation and modeling