2 - 5 December 2019
| Munich, Germany

Focus Day & Pre-opening

Focus Day on AI Processor Units

9:30 am - 10:10 am Registration for Workshop Day and welcome coffee

10:10 am - 10:30 am Opening of the Focus Day by chairman and introduction to AI chips

Riccardo Vincelli - Director of the Functional Safety Competence Center, Renesas Electronics Europe GmbH
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Riccardo Vincelli

Director of the Functional Safety Competence Center
Renesas Electronics Europe GmbH

10:30 am - 11:10 am Challenges in AI/ML for safety critical systems

Dr. Riccardo Mariani - VP Industry Safety, NVIDIA
AI/ML/DL is used with various critical roles in autonomous vehicles. As a consequence, Functional safety as also safety of the intended functionality need to be carefully considered. The talk will provide examples on the related challenges, at HW, SW and algorithm levels, and from specification, design, verification and validation point of views. It will be highlighted what is currently covered by existing (ISO 26262) or upcoming (ISO 21448, UL4600) standards and which gaps are still to be fully understood. The talk will also give an overview of ongoing and future initiatives on safety critical AI.
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Dr. Riccardo Mariani

VP Industry Safety
NVIDIA

11:10 am - 11:50 am Functional Safety and Soft Error Rate Modeling for Deep Learning Applications

Jyotika Athavale - Principal Engineer, Senior Functional Safety and RAS Architect, Intel Corporation
Compliance to FuSa metrics and SER requirements pose challenges for safety critical systems. This talk will focus on soft error rate modeling for functional safety, with a focus on product vulnerability factors for AI and Deep Learning applications. It will describe different considerations and approaches for derating, based on workloads, and will highlight methodologies to architect and design for transient reliability and safety in the context of artificial intelligence. 
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Jyotika Athavale

Principal Engineer, Senior Functional Safety and RAS Architect
Intel Corporation

11:50 am - 1:00 pm Networking lunch

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm ASIL Level 5.x – A stepwise AI-Approach towards Autonomous Mobility

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ecker - Senior Principal, Infineon Technologies
Providing good mobility solutions gets more and more challenging in times of requirements for carbon reduction, aging society, exploding cities and growing town-country discrepancies. AI has the potential to sustain or even improve future mobility solutions under these constraints. However, AI has the challenge that many things are not completely understood today, especially that there is no agreed method to carefully and exhaustively verify AI-based solutions. AI faces also the challenge that nm-technologies used to build AI-hardware come up with new faults and thus new challenges in fault analysis. We propose in this talk a physical and/or virtual cage around AI enabled autonomous mobility as the standard method to support AI in 26262. Further, a process of releasing the constraints of such cages in a yearly revision of the standard to keep track with the rapidly evolving findings in AI-research.
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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ecker

Senior Principal
Infineon Technologies

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Riccardo Vincelli

Director of the Functional Safety Competence Center
Renesas Electronics Europe GmbH

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Jyotika Athavale

Principal Engineer, Senior Functional Safety and RAS Architect
Intel Corporation

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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ecker

Senior Principal
Infineon Technologies

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Riccardo Vincelli

Director of the Functional Safety Competence Center
Renesas Electronics Europe GmbH

Pre-Opening

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon coffee break and pre-registration for main conference

3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Opening session | Promoting leadership in an automotive organization

Johan Stenson - Change Manager R&D, Volvo Car Group
In this day and age, if a company wants to succeed in a highly competitive market, promoting leadership skills amongst the employees is crucial. In this interactive and energetic session, a top OEM expert will guide you through exercises that will help you understand where you stand and how to progress in this important area. You will:
• Learn how to create awareness for leadership in your organization
• Create trust and promote collaboration
• Interactive and energizing exercises that will help you make the best of this event
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Johan Stenson

Change Manager R&D
Volvo Car Group

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Ice-Breaking round tables and welcome drinks