Workshop: Traceability



Bernhard Sechser
Process Fellows, Germany

Rainer Dreves
Continental, Germany
Definition of Traceability

Traceability is a concept required by Automotive SPICE, Functional Safety, and Medical Device Industry. Automotive SPICE requires traceability from customer requirements all way through to the source code. This includes various different development and test levels and also different artefacts of the development. Solutions vary from company to company. In SOQRATES (a working group kicked off by the Bavarian SW initiative in 2003 and now represented by ca. 20 leading electronics and Automotive companies) a best practice was developed and shared. Automotive SPICE 3.0 shows that in future the mechanical V-model and also the electronics V-model will be included in the assessment model and traceability.



How do I submit my paper?


Please follow the following steps for submitting a paper:

  • Your thematic topic paper should comprise 10-12 pages.
  • Your paper has to be conform to the Springer CCIS format which is the same as the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format (please see the author guidelines of Springer)
  • The paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website (see below).
  • Authors of accepted papers will be asked to write a final paper of 10 to maximum 12 pages and to prepare a 20 minutes PowerPoint presentation.
  • The final paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website again.
  • Papers shall reference the SPI Manifesto (find relationships to values and principles or propose new values and principles to be added).

Note: To publish the paper in the proceedings the authors have to sign a copyright form and at least one of the authors has to present the paper at the conference. The paper will be published in printed form and electronically and therefore we need all source files.

Please read first the author submission guideMore...

Also see "Thematic Paper Submission for one of the 10 workshop communities" for more information

Thematic Paper Topics

  • Traceability through the Lifecycle in Automotive SPICE
  • Functional Safety
  • Re-Use
  • Towards Black Boxes and SEooCs
  • Traceability like the VW SQIL based Cockpit Charts
  • Systems and Tools supporting Traceability
  • Traceability in Future Complex Systems

Submission Dates

10.04.2020 First Thematic Paper Submission
30.04.2020 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
05.06.2020 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
07.08.2020 Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
28.08.2020 Upload of Powerpoint Conference Presentation

SPRINGER Book Series

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual SPRINGER book and the EuroSPI books show a total of 150000 (one hunded fifty thousand) chapter downloads. The workshop papers will form a chapter for this thematic topic in the SPRINGER book.


Additional Information

Key Contributors

Key contributions will come from European initiatives which developed best practices for traceability. However, the workshop is open to include experts who are willing to share their best practices with the community.

We invite experts to share their experiences with the EuroSPI community:

• Good tracebility practices / experiences
• Bad traceability practices / experiences
• Re-Use of traceability in "Baukasten" architectures
• Automatic generation of reports
• Environments and tools supporting traceability

Interactive Workshop Approach

Focus of interest and main questions discussed during the workshop will be:
  • What are good practices to repeat?
  • What are bad practices to be avoided?
  • How do successful linking strategies work?
  • What are key success factors?
  • How do we integrate the traceability concepts to cover all mentioned norms?
  • What metrics are used?

Do we need a domain specific approach (Automotive versus IT service versus medical etc.)

Each presentation will be discussed towards these main topics of interest. A panel discussion at the end shall come up with a summary of the solutions presented and with new research topics to focus on to solve this integrated approach (work for next year to meet at next EuroSPI and share again).