Verification, validation, configuration

Verification, validation, configuration

Partner IDEW'21: Offis /DLR
April 15, 2021 - 14h30-17h30
Venue: online

Verification, validation, configuration

Industrial and everyday products have become ‘intelligent’, inter-connected embedded systems linked with the physical world. They are typically sold in many configurations. Once deployed, they frequently have a long lifetime, during which they need to be updated regularly to meet changes in their operational context including customer usage needs. 

How to verify and validate updates for those many deployed systems and variants? Space and sheer cost prohibit the creation of factory ‘shadow copies’ of possibly hundreds to thousands of customer configurations, just to perform testing. Yet, the trustworthiness and safety of any update to any configuration must be assessed. 

This track reports on novel approaches and methods to cope with V&V of updates for deployed systems, to handle the many configurations and generations. Topics addressed are complexity reduction by virtualization, impact assessment, test selection, separation and protection mechanisms, all placed in context of the increasing embedded intelligence in such systems.


André Bolles, OFFIS/DLR

Autonomics for future Mobility

Jacco van de Laar, Philips IGT

The Virtual Test Platform: Philips Image Guided Therapy Systems' Digital Twin

Debjyoti Bera, ESI (TNO)

Impact Analysis for Smarter Testing

Jürgen Niehaus, SafeTRANS

Contract-based Design for Modular Updates of Cyber-Physical Systems

Christian Schyr, AVL Deutschland GmbH

How model-based V&V improves safety assurance in the development of highly-automated vehicles

Teun Hendriks, ESI (TNO)

  • Andre Bolles, Director R&D Division Transportation OFFIS / DLR - Chair

  • Jacco van de Laar, Senior Architect Integration & Test Philips, Image Guided Therapy Systems

  • Debjyoti Bera, Research Fellow ESI (TNO)

  • Jürgen Niehaus, Managing Director SafeTRANS

  • Christian Schyr, Project Manager Principal Engineer Advanced Solution Lab AVL Deutschland GmbH

Moderator: Teun Hendriks, Senior Research Fellow ESI (TNO)

International Digital Enablement Week 2021

Are you working in the high-tech industry, in R&D, in systems engineering or systems architecting? Then you should not miss this event! Over the past decades, the high-tech industry has fully experienced the digitalization of their products and processes. Consequently, innovation in high-tech industry is now largely enabled by digital technologies. Complexity of systems is increasing, and with it the complexity of the system of systems.

Are you interested to know how to deal with your legacy? Would you like to be informed about latest verification and validation strategies? Is systems modeling part of your systems engineering strategy? Is platform-based engineering a concern or a benefit? How to use field data in conjunction with system models and artificial intelligence techniques?  These - and many other - questions will be addressed in a one-week event that will feature a varied program with interactive sessions inspired by contributions of industry and research organizations

Every working day from 13-20 April there will be an on-line event from 14h30-17h30 organized by
ESI (TNO) and its national and international partners High Tech NL, OFFIS/DLR, SERC and TNO.

  • Tuesday April 13, 2021: Managing your legacy - ESI link

  • Wednesday April 14, 2021: Hoe volg ik mijn klant?! (in Dutch) - ESI and High-Tech NL link

  • Thursday April 15, 2021: Verification, validation, configuration - ESI and OFFIS/DLR (Germany)

  • Friday April 16, 2021: Model Based Systems Engineering - ESI and SERC (USA) link

  • Monday April 19, 2021: Data sharing, AI, and digital twinning - ESI and TNO unit ICT d

  • Tuesday April 20, 2021: Reference architecting - ESI link

Partners International Digital Enablement Week 2021