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ASD - Initiative on Autonomous Systems Design

Monday, 25 March 2024 09:00
Wednesday, 27 March 2024 18:00
Rolf Ernst, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany
Dirk Ziegenbein, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Selma Saidi, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
Sebastian Steinhorst, Technical University of Munich, Germany

DATE 2024 Initiative on Autonomous Systems Design (ASD)

Fueled by the progress of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems become more and more integral parts of many Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) applications, such as automated driving, robotics, avionics, industrial automation and smart systems in general. Autonomous systems are self-governed and self-adaptive systems that are designed to operate in an open and evolving environment which is not completely defined at design time. This poses a unique challenge to the design and verification of dependable autonomous systems. Following the successful editions from previous years, DATE is again hosting the Initiative on Autonomous Systems Design. The initiative will include peer-reviewed papers, invited contributions and interactive sessions.

Organizing Committee

  • Rolf Ernst, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
  • Dirk Ziegenbein, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • Selma Saidi, Technical University Dortmund, Germany
  • Sebastian Steinhorst, Technical University Munich, Germany

    Call for Papers

    Areas of Interest

    We welcome your contributions within the scope of the event. The main areas of interest include but are
    not limited to the following:

    • Concepts, Algorithms and Formal Methods for Autonomy
    • Platforms for Autonomous Systems
      • Architectures (from Chip Level to System Level) for Autonomous Systems
      • Middleware and Frameworks (e.g., ROS) for Autonomous Systems
      • Models and HW/SW Mechanisms for Self-Awareness and Self-Adaptation
    • Design of Autonomous Systems
      • Mastering Emergent and Evolving Behavior (Goals, Constraints, ...)
      • Design, Verification and Test of High-Assurance Learning-Enabled Systems
      • Design Automation and Methodologies for Autonomous Systems
    • Dependability and Trustworthy Autonomy
      • Functional Safety and Assurance Cases for Evolving and Learning-Enabled Systems
      • HW/SW Mechanisms for Resilient Systems
      • Autonomous Systems Security
    • Applications and Case Studies of Autonomous Systems

    Types of Contributions

    Conference Papers:

    The special initiative features regular sessions for presenting novel technical contributions. Submitted papers will undergo a peer-review process and accepted papers will appear in the DATE conference proceedings. All manuscripts should be submitted in pdf format not exceeding 6 pages, following the DATE submission instructions. Detailed submission instructions can be found here:

    • Abstract Submission: Saturday, 04 November 2023 AoE
    • Full Paper Submission: Saturday, 11 November 2023 AoE
    • Acceptance Notification: Sunday, 17 December 2023 AoE

    Special Sessions / Panels / Interactive Sessions:

    We additionally solicit proposals for special sessions, panel discussions, interactive sessions and invited talks, targeting emerging challenges in the field of autonomous systems, especially that are of interest to the DATE conference participants. Sessions on industrial perspectives, prototypes and demos are also highly welcome. Proposals must consist of an extended summary of up to 1,500 words in a PDF file, describing the topic, the authors/speakers, and the intended format. 

    Submission deadline is Saturday, 11 November 2023 AoE.

    Submission Instructions

    All submissions should follow the DATE proceedings submission instructions. Please submit your contribution at