SafeComp 2021

SafeComp 2021

Date: September 7-10, 2021
Venue: hybrid: University of York (UK)
Paper accepted

Guideline for Architectural Safety, Security and Privacy Implementations Using Design Patterns: SECREDAS Approach

Nadja Marko, Joaquim Maria Castella Triginer, Christoph Striecks, Tobias Braun, Reinhard Schwarz, Stefan Marksteiner, Alexandr Vasenev, Joerg Kemmerich, Hayk Hamazaryan, Lijun Shan, Claire Loiseaux

Collaboration between:

  • Virtual Vehicle, Graz, Austria

  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria

  • Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany

  • AVL, Graz, Austria

  • ESI (TNO), Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Friedrichshafen, Germany

  • Internet of Trust, Paris, France


Vehicle systems engineering experiences new challenges with vehicle electrification, advanced driving systems, and connected vehicles.

Modern architectural designs cope with an increasing number of functionalities integrated into complex Electric/Electronic (E/E) systems. Such complexity is extended, adding V2X (Vehicle-to-everything) communication systems, which provide remote communication services that collect, store, and manipulate confidential data.

The impact on Safety, Security, and Privacy (SSP) of these new advanced technological systems requires the implementation of new processes during their development phase. Therefore, new product development strategies need to be implemented to integrate SSP mechanism across the entire product development lifecycle.

The European H2020 ECSEL project SECREDAS proposes an innovative solution for Safety, Security and Privacy specifically for automated systems. The project outlines the shortcomings of existing SSP approaches and proposes its own approach to implementing SSP mechanism for the emerging technologies. This approach includes a reference architecture with SSP features implemented by a set of reusable Design Patterns (DPs) along with their associated technology elements. This guideline proposes rules for developing new architectural Safety, Security, and Privacy implementations in a product under development using Design Patterns.

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