Workshop: Standards and Assessment Models



Klaudia Dussa-Zieger
imbus AG, Germany

Gerhard Griessnig
AVL, Austria

Timo Varkoi
FiSMA, Finland
About Standards

In systems, software, services development more and more ISO, IEC, SAE IEEE standards, are published and need to be considered. With every technology push on the market the standards are adapted to fulfil the new needs. For instance, the development of smart connected cars and industry 4.0 leads to a high demand for cybersecurity norms. In general there is a large variety of engineering standards in ISO/IEC, SAE, IEEE, and national standards. Depending on the domain (Automotive, Medical, Aerospace, IT services, SMEs, etc.) different norms are applicable. Still many norms show cross-sector synergy potentials. For instance the medical device and Automotive safety relevant standards contain complementary best practices where each group can learn from the other. Additionally there are norms dealing with innovation management and with process improvement and change management. Etc.

Dr Klaudia Dussa Zieger is ISO 15504 representative for Germany, Dr Gerhard Griessnig is ISO 26262 representative for Austria and Timo Varkoi is ISO 15504 reprasentative for Finland and Dr. Marion Lepmets is one of the developers of MedDev SPICE.

In this workshop series every year different ISO standards and assessment models will be introduced, explained, and discussed. This should offer an entrance to the world of norms but also to offer help in selecting the norms or integrating them and why to use a specific norm.


Workshop Program 9.9.2020

Workshop - Standards and Assessment Models
09.00 - 10.30
Separation of Concerns in Compliance Checking: Divide-and-Conquer
Julieth Patricia Castellanos Ardila and Barbara Gallina, IDT, Malardalen University,Sweden
Towards a Model Based Process Assessment for Data Analytics: An Exploratory Case Study
Mert Onuralp Gökalp, Kerem Kayabay, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, Ebru Gökalp, Baskent University, Turkey, Altan Koçyiğit, P. Erhan Eren, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Experience with the Performance of Online Distributed Assessments – Using Advanced Infrastructure
Damjan Ekert, Richard Messnarz, So Norimatsu, Tobias Zehetner, Laura Aschbacher, ISCN GesmbH, Austria
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.30
Forecasting Completion Deadlines in Software Testing
Thomas M. Fehlmann and Eberhard Kranich, Euro Project Office AG, Switzerland
Metrics and Dashboard for Level 2 – Experience
Bernhardt Steger, Damjan Ekert, Richard Messnarz, ISCN GesmbH, Austria, Jakub Stolfa, Svatopluk Stolfa, VSB TUO, Czech Republic, Zdenek Velart, Scoveco, Czech Republic
An introduction to HWE SPICE
Carlo Donzella, Claudio La Rocca, Giuseppe Pepe, intacs group for HWE PRM/PAM
12.30 - 14.00
Lunch Break
14.00 - 15.30
Integrating Approaches in Software Development: A Case Analysis in a Small Software Company
Mary Sanchez-Gordon, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Ostfold University College, Norway, Alex Sanchez, LogicStudio, Panama,  and Sandra Sanchez-Gordon, Escuela Politecnica Nacional Quito, Ecuador
Application of Mutually Integrated International Standards (A-SPICE PAM 3.1 & IATF 16949/2016)
Samer SAMEH, VALEO, Egypt, Sherif ELTOUKHI, VALEO, Egypt
An interpretation and implementation of  Automotive Hardware SPICE
Jaka Ivancic, Kolektor Group d.o.o, Slovenia, Andreas Riel, ISCN GesmbH, Austria and Grenoble Alps University, France, Damjan Ekert, ISCN GesmbH, Austria
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.00
A Barbell Strategy-oriented Regulatory Framework and Compliance Management?
Barbara Gallina, IDT, Mälardalen University, Sweden
An Automated Pipeline for the Generation of Quality Reports
Ricardo Eito Brun, Carlos III Universiy of Madrid, Spain
17.15 - 18.00
Key Note: Updates to DRIVES - The Strategic EU Blueprint Project for Automotive, ACEA Petr Dolejsi, European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)
18.30 - 19.00
Buses take the delegates from the university to the Dusseldorf City Center
19.00 - 24.00
To the Key Brewery in Dusseldorf - Traditional beer garden


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
  • ISO/IEC , SAE, IEEE standards/guidelines to be considered in systems, software services assessment, development, improvement
  • Automotive SPICE 3.1
  • MDevSPICE Assessments
  • VDA Blue Gold Book
  • Volkswagen KGAS Criteria
  • ISO/IEC 330xx norm series
  • IATF 16949
  • ISO 26262, IEC 61508and new norm parts published in 2018
  • SOTIF - Safety of the Intended Functionality
  • SAE J3061 Cybersecurity Norm
  • ISO 27000 Security Norm
  • ISO 20000 Service Norm
  • New norms to be considered, including System of Systems (SoS) considerations
  • etc.

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 (now 14.08.2020) 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

We invite experts who are working with

• ISO/IEC , SAE, IEEE standards to be considered in systems, software services development
• ISO , SAE, IEEE standards to be considered in process improvement and innovation management
• ISO/IEC , SAE, IEEE standards to be considered in systems, software services verification
• New forthcoming ISO, SAE, IEEE standards that will impact the future development
• Working parties who are representing standards in ISO, SAE, IEEE

Papers shall present the standard, its background (what needs it addresses, which processes and content, hints for implementation, potential contacts to follow up).

Interactive Workshop Approach

Focus of interest and main questions discussed during the workshop will be:
  • New ISO, IEC, SAE, IEEE standards to be considered in systems, and software design
  • New ISO, IEC, SAE, IEEE standards to be considered in services
  • New ISO, IEC, SAE, IEEE standards to be considered in management
  • New ISO, IEC, SAE, IEEE standards to be considered in innovation and improvement
  • Comparing related IEEE, ISO, SAE norms
Proposing an integrated approach – addressing many norms in one approach

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 EuroAsiaSPI and share again).