AvioSE'21, February, 23, 2021, virtual conference

Software development in the aerospace domain is driven by demanding fault tolerance, increasing complexity, new application potentials, rising certification effort, and increasing cost pressure. New software development methodologies are required for future applications such as e.g., autonomous air transport, aircrew workload reduction, commercial UAVs, and further enhancement of existing functionality. At the same time, there are challenges in communication and navigation in airspace, certification for multi-core processors, artificial intelligence as well as security of software, hardware, and connectivity.



Agenda ready

The program for the AvioSE'21 is compiled. We are delighted to announce six papers, two keynote speakers, and a panel discussion for Feb 23 2021.


Template change

This year the proceedings are planned to publish in LNI template. The number of maximal pages per submission was updated accodingly. Please consider this for your submission. We appologize the late announcement. !


Submission Deadline Extension

As the OC received some requests, the submission deadline is extended for everybody to the 6th of December 2020 !


Registration open

The registration page opened up. You are now able to register for the AVIOSE20 or the full SE21. Find the registration here.


Announcement of keynote speakers

The AVIOSE21 workshop is accompanied by two keynote speakers.

  • Andreas Bierig from DLR Braunschweig. He is the head of the department "Sichere Systeme und System Engineering".
  • Rolf Büse from Diehl Aerospace. He is the chief expert on Aircraft Systems Engineering.


Call for Papers!

Become a part of AvioSE. The Call for Papers for the AvioSE'21 is open. We appreciate your contribution!


Workshop announcement

The organization team and the program committee applied for the conduction of the workshop co-located with SE21. We look forward to your contribution and participation!

Important dates

Dec 6, 2020

Paper submission deadline (extended)
Dec 21, 2020 Paper acceptance notification
Jan 20, 2021 Camera-ready paper deadline


Participation as an author or listener requires a registration at the hosting conference SE21. Participation is free of charge for listeners. Authors must register to the workshop for a fee. Prices shall be made available soon.

Call for Papers (PDF)

The objective of the workshop is the presentation of methods and technologies of the avionics domain. Topics of interest, but not limited to these, are:

Development technologies:

Development methods:

Product technologies:

Type of submission and conditions

We welcome two kinds of contributions:

All accepted contributions will be published within the SE-workshop proceedings and be available in CEUR-WS.

!!! Accepted contributions must be presented by one of the authors in person!!!

How to Contribute?

The papers must follow LNI formatting guidelines.

The papers are to be submitted using EasyChair. If you do not have an EasyChair account, you need to create a new one. The text of the abstract should not exceed 200 words.

Assessment and Selection of Submissions

The requested submissions lie in the field of expertise of the Organisation and Program Committee. They are assessed according to the following scientific criteria:


The workshop is an all-day event. It is a mini-conference giving space to the authors of the accepted papers to present their work. Moreover, invited experts give insights on important avionics topics in keynote presentations. Last, a panel session with experts is organized for exchanging experiences and fostering the network. The workshop language is English. The preliminary program can be found below.

08:30 09:00 00:30 Opening - Björn Annighöfer, Andreas Schweiger, Marina Reich
09:00 09:30 00:30 Keynote 1: Andreas Bierig (Head of the department "Safe Systems and Systems Engineering", DLR Braunschweig)
09:30 10:00 00:30 Paper 1: A Framework for IMA-based architecture design with an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) as a test case - Muhammad Salman Akhtar and Muhammad Adnan (Air University, Pakistan)
10:00 10:30 00:30 Paper 2: RMC Factory: a new Approach for Avionics Software Reuse - Laurent Dieudonne, Andreas Bayha and Benedikt Müller (Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH & fortiss GmbH)
10:30 11:00 00:30 Coffee break
11:00 11:30 00:30 Paper 3: A Requirements Management Template in Polarion for Model-Based Development of Airborne Systems - Kevin Schmiechen, Shanza Ali Zafar, Konstantin Dmitriev, Christoph Krammer, Markus Maly and Florian Holzapfel (Technical University of Munich)
11:30 12:00 00:30 Paper 4: State of the Art in Software Tool Qualification with DO-330: A Survey - Mohamad Ibrahim and Umut Durak (Technical University of Clausthal - Institute for Informatics & German Aerospace Center (DLR))
12:00 12:30 00:30 Paper 5: Model-Based Design of Correct Safety-Critical Systems using Dataflow Languages on the Example of SysML Architecture and Behavior Diagrams - Hendrik Kausch, Mathias Pfeiffer, Deni Raco and Bernhard Rumpe (RWTH Aachen University)
12:30 13:30 01:00 Lunch break
13:30 14:00 00:30 Keynote 2: Future Changes and its Implications for Aircraft Systems - Rolf Büse (Chief Expert Aircraft Systems Engineering, Diehl Aerospace Überlingen)
14:00 14:30 00:30 Paper 6: An Approach for Partially Automated Test Generation Based on Signal Recordings - Timur Eksen and Frank Thielecke (Hamburg University of Technology)
14:30 15:00 00:30 Panel discussion: Future avionic capabilities driven by AI - Alexis de Cacqueray (AI expert @ Airbus and EUROCAE), Yannick Moy (AdaCore), Dr. Thomas Soodt (Federal Aeronautical Research Programme, DLR-PT), Hassan Semde (AI specialist @ EASA), Christoph Regli (Pilot @ Helvetica Airways & Teacher @ Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
15:00 15:30 00:30 Coffee break
15:30 16:30 01:00 Panel discussion (continued): Future avionic capabilities driven by AI - Alexis de Cacqueray (AI expert @ Airbus and EUROCAE), Yannick Moy (AdaCore), Dr. Thomas Soodt (Federal Aeronautical Research Programme, DLR-PT), Hassan Semde (AI specialist @ EASA), Christoph Regli (Pilot @ Helvetica Airways & Teacher @ Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
16:30 17:00 00:30 Conclusion - Björn Annighöfer, Andreas Schweiger, Marina Reich


To contact the organizers, send an email to Marina Reich: marina.reich[AT]airbus.com.

Workshop chairs

Jun.- Prof. Björn Annighöfer, Universität Stuttgart
Dr. Andreas Schweiger, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
Marina Reich, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Technische Universität Chemitz

Program committee

Jun.- Prof. Björn Annighöfer, Universität Stuttgart
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Becker, Universität Stuttgart
Umut Durak, DLR Braunschweig
Prof. Dr. Ralf God, Technische Universität Hamburg
Dr. Christian Heinzemann, Robert Bosch GmbH
Prof. Dr. Eric Knauss, University of Gothenburg
Dr. Winfried Lohmiller, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
Dr. Christian Meißner, Volkswagen AG
Prof. Dr. Alexander Pretschner, Technische Universität München
Dr. Stephan Rudolph, Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen University
Dr. Andreas Schweiger, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
Katja Stecklina, Philotech Systementwicklung und Software GmbH
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Voss, FH Aachen


All accepted contributions will be published with CEUR-WS and freely accessible.

Past Editions

AvioSE'20 Co-located with SE in Innsbruck, Austria
AvioSE'19 Co-located with SE in Stuttgart, Germany