VVM Mid-term presentation

15 / 16 March, 2022


VVM plays a key role in the proof of safety of automated driving functions. The mid-term event will present first results and new developments within the project. In various presentations and panel discussions, detailed insights into the methods, tools and approaches of VVM will be given. The second day of the event will discuss the goals and currents developments in an international context. In addition to that, a virtual exhibition of posters will give more in depth information on the topics surrounding verification and validation of automated driving systems.


Presentations and Posters online

Posters and Presentations can be found on our >>documents page

Furthermore, you can find the video recordings of the event >>here.


March 15

Agenda Day 1 - 9am - 5pm CET


9:00 - 9:30

Welcome & Introduction
Roland Galbas (Bosch)

9:30 - 9:50

From PEGASUS to VVM - Where do we come from and why the PEGASUS Journey has not yet reached its Final Destination
Ulrich Eberle (Stellantis)

9:50 - 10:20

VVM Main Approach - How to Systematically Release AD Systems
Roland Galbas (Bosch)

10:20 - 10:40 Break
10:40 - 11:10 VVM Assurance Argumentation - How to Systematically Organize the Approval Concerns for Safe AD Systems in a Structured Framework
Jan Reich (Fraunhofer), Marcus Nolte (TU Braunschweig)
11:10 - 11:40 VVM Safeguarding Automation - How to Ensure a Safe Operation of an Automated Driving System by a Methodological Approach - An interims report
Helmut Schittenhelm (Mercedes-Benz)
11:40 - 12:10 Introduction to the Virtual Exhibition
12:10 - 1:15 Lunch break
1:15 - 4:45 Parallel Streams (see streams below)
4:45 - 5:00 Wrap-up
Roland Galbas (Bosch)


Parallel Streams - Day 1 - 1:15pm - 4:45pm CET

Stream 1: Requirements

1:15 - 1:35 How to Derive Top Goals Systematically
Tino Brade (Bosch)
1:35 - 2:05 Criticality Analysis for the Verification & Validation
Automated Driving Systems

Christian Neurohr (DLR)
2:05 - 2:25 Ontologies for the Formalization, Recognition, and Analysis of Criticality
Lukas Westhofen (DLR)
2:25 - 2:45 Criticality Metrics: Introduction and their Use in Practice
Martin Bollmann (ZF)
2:45 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 3:30 How to Specify Behavior of Automated Vehicles in Accordance with Traffic Rules and Regulations - A Contribution
Frank Junker (Bosch)
3:30  - 4:15 Contributions to a Traceable Behavior Specification for Automated Driving Systems Using Formal Methods
Hans Nikolaus Beck (Bosch), Nayel Fabian Salem (TU Braunschweig)
4:15 - 4:45 Capability-based Architecture for Automated Vehicles in Urban Environment
Tamara Hofmann (PROSTEP)

Stream 2: Verification & Validation

1:15 - 1:45 Structure of Verification and Validation
Jürgen Nuffer (Fraunhofer)
1:45 - 2:15 An Approach for Decomposition and Analysis
Julian Pott (Ford), Matthias Rauschenbach (Fraunhofer)
2:15 - 2:45 A Story of Scenarios - From Data and Knowledge to Scenarios for Testing
Andreas Bussler (Volkswagen), Nicolas Wagener (RWTH Aachen)
2:45 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 3:45 Technical Test Orchestration – Deriving Technical Test Specifications and Ensuring Test Automation
Martin Doerr (ZF), Slavisa Krebs-Radic (ZF)
3:45 - 3:15 Test Technologies and Infrastructure for Verification and Validation of AD Systems 
Christian King (FZI), Jonathan Millitzer (Fraunhofer)
4:15  - 4:45 Validation of Test Infrastructure - From Cause Trees to a Validated System Simulation
Gerhard Schunk (Valeo), Philipp Rosenberger (TU Darmstadt)

Stream 3: Data processes and tools

1:15 - 1:45 Dataflow in the VVM Project
Nicolas Wagener (RWTH Aachen), Kevin Laubis (AVL)
1:45 - 2:15 The OMEGA Format – A Comprehensive Open-Source Measurement Data Format
Michael Schuldes (RWTH Aachen)
2:15 - 2:45 Derivation of Requirements for Data Collection
Christian Gutenkunst (AVL)
2:45 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 3:45 Deriving and Simulating Scenarios
Michael Schuldes (RWTH Aachen), Tuan Duong Quang (TÜV Süd)
3:45 - 4:15 Configurable Simulation Tools for Various V&V Tasks 
Hardi Hungar (DLR)
4:15  - 4:45 Usage of Baselining and Traceability Demonstrator Developed in VVMethods
Christian Bühler (PROSTEP), Kim Steinkirchner (PROSTEP)

March 16

Agenda Day 2 - 9am - 3pm


9:00 - 9:30 A Summary of Current Project Achievements
Roland Galbas (Bosch)

International Perspectives and Link to VVM - (When) are we ready for Deployment? European Perspectives
9:30 - 9:40 Introduction to the International Session
Marcus Nolte (TU Braunschweig)
9:40 - 10:00 The SET Level project approaching the final sprint
Frank Köster (DLR), Germany
10:00 - 10:20 ODD based safety assurance for Automated Driving Systems - standards and tools
Siddartha Khastgir (WMG, University of Warwick), UK
10:20 - 10:40 A path to a European scenario database for ADAS and ADS specification and validation
Emmanuel Arnoux (Renault), France
10:40 - 11:00 Scenario selection and allocation based on databases
Xavier Sellart (IDIADA), Spain
11:00 - 11:15 Break

International Perspectives and Link to VVM - (When) are we ready for Deployment? Oversea Perspectives
11:15 - 11:35 Safety Assurance to Earn Public Trust - Formalizing the Safety Case for ADS (Autonomous Driving Systems)
Steven Shladover (University of California, Berkeley), US
11:35 - 11:55 Advancing on the development of a sustainable ecosystem for Autonomous Driving safety assurance in Japan
Jacobo Antona-Makoshi (JARI, SAKURA project), Japan
11:55 - 12:15 Challenges, solutions and industry practices of SOTIF for Autonomous Vehicles in China
Hong Wang (Tsinghua University), China
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch break
1:15 - 2:45

Panel Discussion: Harmonizing Targets and Solutions for Deployment

Moderator: Lutz Eckstein

Participants: Roland Galbas (Bosch), Ulrich Eberle (Stellantis), Björn Filzek (Continental), Jan Reich (Fraunhofer), Helmut Schittenhelm (Mercedes-Benz), Frank Köster (DLR), Jacobo Antona-Makoshi (JARI, SAKURA project), Steven Shladover (UC Berkeley), Emmanuel Arnoux (Renault), Xavier Sellart (IDIADA), Hong Wang (Tsinghua University)

2:45 - 3:00 Wrap-up
Roland Galbas (Bosch)