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Research papers shall be 8-12 pages, and address the below research paper topics in the call.


Thematic topics papers shall be 8-12 pages, and address one of the 10 thematic paper topics per workshop community below.


Research Paper Topics

Assessment and Process Models
- ISO/IEC 15504
- ISO 27000
- SAEJ3061
- IEC 61508
- ISO 26000
- ISO/IEC 330xx
- ISO/IEC 15288
- ISO 26262
- ISO 20000
Knowledge Alliance for Automotive
- Functional Safety
- IT Security Framework
- Lean Six Sigma
- Automotive SPICE
- Cybersecurity
- Agile


People Issues
- Social Networking Strategies
- Social Responsibility
- Dissemination Networks
- Multicultural Issues


Improvement Case Studies
- Implementing SPICE
- Implementing Safety
- Implementing Cybersecurity
- Implementing Agile
- Requirements Management
- Testing
- Design
- Knowledge Management
- Team Learning
- Measurement
- Configuration Management
- Risk Management
- Requirements Elicitation
- Implementing IT Security
- Implementing Sustainability
- Assessment Experiences
 Experiences in Branches
- Automotive - Finance
- Medical - Electronics
- Nuclear - Aerospace
- Motorsport - Defence
- Software Development
 System Process Improvement
- System Design Strategies
- Complex Systems
- Reliability
- Availability
- Functional Safety
- Product Design Strategies
- Service Strategies
- Networked Collaboration Principles


Thematic Paper Topics per Workshop Community

WS1 : Gamification of SPI
Gamification for software development, project management, innovation and change management, Automotive industry, life cycle management, business intelligence. Design patterns for gamification and how to assess gamification.
WS2: Digitilisation of Industry, Infrastructure, and E-Mobility
Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing, additive layer manufgacturing (3D printing), knowledge engineering, robotics & automation, artificial intelligence, Smart Car, Car to Car communication, sensor clusters, Highly Automated Drive, Fail Safe Concepts, Big Data Processing, Robotic engineering, Electrical Powertrain, Zero Emission,     Smart energy management, New business models,New legislation, Learning vehicles,   sustainability (CO2 reduction), Eco & recycling, Used electronics treatment e.g. battery, bio(circular) economy,  Hydrogen/Fuel Cell vehicles,    E-Mobility service models,  New Life Cycle Models,  Complex Supply Chains, On the air Updates in Complex Systems,   Integration of Virtual Reality,    Best Practices, How to Assess Digitilised Industry, Infrastructure and artificial intelligence,  self driving vehicles?
WS3: Traceability
Traceability through the lifecycle, in Automotive SPICE (r), functional safety, re-use, towards black boxes and SEooCs, traceability metrics like the VW SQIL based Cockpit Charts, systems and tools supporting traceability, traceability in future complex systems (cloud function, vehicle function, feature in components).
WS4: Good & Bad SPI Practices
Values and principles of the SPI Manifesto, organisational best practices, experiences with bad practices, experiences with the Volkswagen SQIL - SW Quality Improvement Leader program, experiences with the ECQA process improvement manager qualification, roll out strategies, new values and principles to be considered.
WS5: Functional Safety and Cybersecurity
ISO 26262 experiences, IEC 61508 experiences, safety assessments and Automotive SPICE assessments integrated, specific topics (design patterns, SEooC strategies, FTA, diagnostic coverage, FIT, etc.), new norm parts published in 2018, design patterns for functional safety, SOTIF - Safety Of The Intended Functionality (vehicle function receives ASIL). SAE J3061, ISO 27000 cybersecurity norms, experiences with cybersecurity methods (STRIDE, EVITA, etc.). Specific experiences with attack trees, cybersecurity concepts, new system and software architectures and networks. How to create systems addressing both, functional safety and cybersecurity.
WS6: Agile and LeanThe Agile Manifesto, lean and agile, best practices in development, improvement projects, business processes. Agile in industry branches such as Automotive, IT services, aerospace, medical devices, and production. WS7: Standards and Assessment Models
Introduction to standards and norms with hints about how to understand and apply them. Norms related to product, system, software and services engineering, testing, functional safety, cybersecurity. Norms related to industry branches such as Automotive, medical devices, aerospace.  New norms to be considered.
WS8: Team Skills & Diversity
Social and complementary skills needed in nowadays distributed and networked engineering and production.  Effective teams, communication, compliance, terminology, acceptance of process improvement, and organisational leadership styles. Design patterns for effective networks and organisations.
WS9: SPI in Medical Device Industry
Medical device industry improvement experiences based on process assessment and process improvement (IEC 62304, 60601-1, 62366, ISO 13485, 14971). Assessment models compliant with the ISO 330xx series (former ISO 15504) such as MDevSPICE and MediSPICE.
WS10: Innovations

Part 1 - Innovation in Test Methods (Morning)

Modern SW Testing Process targeting  - Testing AI applications - Testing Microservices Kubernetes Concerts - Testing Privacy Protection - Testing Safety Risks in Software  - Secure Software Engineering (SSE)  

Part 2 - New Service Innovation Models (Afternoon)

Implementing e-mobility, intelligent infrastructures and industrial processes, Internet of things based solutions, etc. will require new strategies for innovation coming up with new service models, new business models, new stakeholder networking strategies, new innovation roadmapping concepts,  etc.