Pre-conference Workshop Day | Monday, 30 March 2020

7:30 am - 8:00 am Welcome coffee and registration for workshop 1 and 2


Focus: MISRA safety case guideline

Recently MISRA produced a guideline for automotive safety case: A logical framework that allows you to make your safety argument structured and thus defendable. In this workshop we will discuss the reasoning behind this framework, go through its structure and develop knowledge on how to develop a safety case based on these guidelines. We will also answermost common questions related to “free from unreasonable risk” safety claim. 

8:00 am - 10:30 am WORKSHOP 2 - Introduction to ISO 21448 SOTIF and its most recent updates

Rami Debouk - Staff Researcher, General Motors R&D
Focus: Basics of ISO 21448:2019

Originally started as part 14 of ISO 26262, SOTIF created some controversy. Now, SOTIF becomes a standard on its own. The scope of ISO 21448:2019 is to complete ISO 26262:2018 by the aspect of safe functionality of the system. As such, it completes the safety scope from only looking into internal causes by malfunctioning (26262) by adding hazards due to external causes into the safety analysis. SOTIF looks closely into the influence by the environment, as well as by unintentional misuse.
• Learn the basics of ISO 21448:2019, how to interpret it
• Get first-hand information on what has been renewed just recently when the PAS turned to a CD
• Understand early on what you need to prepare on when adapting SOTIF to your current business processes

Rami Debouk

Staff Researcher
General Motors R&D

10:30 am - 11:00 am Coffee break and registration for workshop 3 and 4


This workshop will describe in detail how Digital Dependability Identities (DDI) as model-connected and fully integrated safety cases simplify safety assurance in multi-tier engineering scenarios. After the attendance of the workshop you will:
• Know what DDIs are and understand, why a formal traceability between safety argument and model-based safety artifacts (Architecture, HARA, Failure Logic, safety concept models) is key to tackle normative requirements efficiently and effectively
• Know which concrete safety engineering scenarios and practical pains can be supported by DDIs
• Have created your first DDI for an example system with the DDI tool framework developed in the H2020 DEIS Project
• Know how the runtime assurance extension of DDIs will make your highly-automated, autonomous or connected systems safe and performant in the future

11:00 am - 1:30 pm WORKSHOP 4 - The impact of SOTIF on the semiconductor companies

Focus: SOTIF within the semiconductor industry

Safety of the intended functionality looks at safety on the vehicle level, which in the first place seems not to touch the very beginning of the value chain, the automotive semiconductor companies. Yet, the more complexity is added to the system, the stronger the need of the entire value chain to strongly corporate. Performance weakness in IP design might lead to triggering events. This workshop offers a closer look into what ISO 21448:2019 SOTIF means for the semiconductor industry in concrete terms.
• Understand the relevant parts of the ISO 21448:2019 SOTIF for the semiconductor companies
• Prepare early on for adapting SOTIF within your current processes
• Learn from a practice example how a strong corporation between semiconductor company, tier 1 and OEM can look like

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Refreshment break and registration for workshop 5

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm WORKSHOP 5 - How to write a Safety Case

A Safety Case is a structured argument that justifies that your system is acceptably safe for aspecific application in a specific context. The Safety Case is the final document including all safety evidence that you have won from testing and analysing. The Standard for the Evaluation of Autonomous Products, UL 4600, provides a guideline on methods and techniques forbuilding and evaluating a safety argument for fully autonomous vehicles.
• Learn on safety principles, techniques, tools and processes for writing a Safety Case
• Brainstorm together on all evidence that needs to be collected for a good Safety Case
• Exchange on lessons learnt and develop a good understanding on advantageous approaches to build a Safety Case

Pre-conference kick-off

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Pre-conference registration and coffee

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Panel Discussion: At The Interface Between ISO 26262 / SOTIF and Cyber Security

Join us pre-event to kick off the 10th Anniversary ISO 26262 Conference and co-located 2nd Annual SOTIF conference with a critical panel discussion examining how ISO 26262, SOTIF and Cyber Security are coming together within companies and how this should be handled and resourced. Key areas to be discussed include:
• Current status overview: How are these functions interacting and where are the lines drawn
• Where are the overlaps
• Reducing inefficiency: Is a more unified approach required
• Critical examination of resourcing challenges
• Improving communication channels
• Towards a cost-effective and efficient approach

6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Pre-Conference Drinks