6th ACM Computer Science in Cars Symposium (CSCS 2022)

Conference Proceedings Conference Program Keynote Speakers Conference Comittee

CSCS is ACM’s flagship Car IT event and we welcome you to CSCS 2022.

With this conference, we would like to bring together the likes of scientists, engineers, business representatives, and everyone who shares a passion for solving the myriad of complex problems of in-vehicular technology and its application in automation, driver/vehicular safety, and driving system security. While continuous developments make way in all the mentioned areas, we need a common platform to discuss and present ground-breaking ideas in these exciting fields together. Along with the presentation of papers for research in these fields, we also present opportunities for networking amongst individuals to promote brainstorming on problems and to create new designs and solutions.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all attendees and authors for making our conference a resounding success. Your presence and contributions have truly made this event one to remember. We were delighted to see so many new faces and to hear such a wide range of thought-provoking ideas. We are already excited for next year’s conference and we hope to see you all there. We hope you enjoyed the conference and we encourage you to stay tuned for updates on next year’s event. Together, we can continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in computer science. Thank you all again for your support!

Conference Theme

`Artificial Intelligence and Security for Autonomous Vehicles` is a very important research area due to the current drive in making vehicles fully autonomous i.e without a human safety operator behind the wheel in specified operating areas of public road traffic in its regular form of operation. This means the computer will be responsible for handling the driving in certain conditions or environments making this topic very challenging and important for ensuring safe operations of driverless vehicles.

It is no secret that both, the technology and automotive giants have vested interest and large investments to make this technology commonplace. With advancements in this technology happening at so many different sources it can get hard to keep up with the state-of-the-art or what improved since the last ride. Whether it is a record-breaking achievement of the world’s first “fully autonomous” taxi service or a new algorithm for better tracking object movement at night, the place to discuss and learn would be CSCS.

Conference Program

Time Title Speaker
08:00 Registration
08:45 Opening & Welcome Björn Brücher (General Chair), Prof. Hans-Joachim Hof (Local Host), Prof. Christoph Krauß (Program Chair)
09:00 Keynote - Adaptable and Scalable Machine Perception for Autonomous Driving Dr. Dengxin Dai (Senior Researcher at the MPI for Informatics)
09:45 Increasing pedestrian detection performance through weighting of detection impairing factors (View on ACM) Korbinian Hagn (Intel)*; Oliver Grau (Intel)
10:05 SynPeDS: A Synthetic Dataset for Pedestrian Detection in Urban Traffic Scenes View on ACM Thomas Stauner (BMW AG)*; Frederik Blank (Bosch); Michael Fürst (DFKI); Johannes Günther (Intel Deutschland GmbH); Korbinian Hagn (Intel); Philipp Heidenreich (Opel Automobile GmbH); Markus Huber (Accenture); Bastian Knerr (QualityMinds); Thomas Schulik (ZF); Karl Leiss (BIT-TS)
10:25 Break & Poster Session
10:55 Keynote - Probabilistic and Machine Learning Approaches for Autonomous Robots and Automated Driving Prof. Wolfram Burgard (Professor of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Technology Nuremberg)
11:40 Evaluation of Level 2 Automated Driving Artificial Intelligence Readiness in Simulated Scenarios View on ACM David Tena-Gago (University of the West of Scotland)*; Jose M. Alcaraz-Calero (University of the west of Scotland); Qi Wang (University of the west of Scotland)
12:00 Predictive Uncertainty Quantification of Deep Neural Networks using Dirichlet Distributions View on ACM Ahmed Hammam (Opel Automobile GmbH)*; Frank Bonarens (Opel Automobile Gmbh/ Stellantis N.V.); Seyed Eghbal Ghobadi (THM); Christoph Stiller ( Institute of Measurement and Control Systems, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) )
12:20 Lunch
13:20 Keynote - How to defend connected intelligent vehicles: Transferring established Information Security best practices to the vehicular world Jan Lange (Senior Defensive Security Expert at CARIAD SE)
14:05 Challenges and Directions for Automated Driving Security View on ACM David Förster (Robert Bosch GmbH); Thomas Bruckschlögl (Robert Bosch GmbH); Jason Omer (Robert Bosch GmbH)*; Tom Schipper (Robert Bosch GmbH)
14:25 Systematic evaluation of automotive intrusion detection datasets View on ACM Thomas Rosenstatter (RISE Research Institutes of Sweden)*; Nishat I Mowla (RISE Research Institutes of Sweden); Arash Vahidi (RISE Research Institutes of Sweden)
14:45 Break & Poster Session
15:15 More Secure Collaborative APIs resistant to Flush-Based Cache Attacks on Cortex-A9 Based Automotive System View on ACM Jingquan Ge (Continental-NTU Corporate Lab)*; Yuekang Li (Continental-NTU Corporate Lab); Yaowen Zheng (Continental-NTU Corporate Lab); Yang Liu (Nanyang Technology University, Singapore); Sheikh Mahbub Habib (Continental Automotive Technologies GmbH)
15:35 Steering Your Car With Electromagnetic Fields View on ACM Oliver Pöllny (Mercedes-Benz AG)*; Frank Kargl (Universität Ulm); Albert Held (Was with Mercedes-Benz AG, now retired)
15:55 Analysis of the DoIP Protocol for Security Vulnerabilities View on ACM Patrick Wachter (Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation); Stephan Kleber (Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation)*
16:15 A Data Protection-Oriented System Model Enforcing Purpose Limitation for Connected Mobility View on ACM Sarah Syed-Winkler (Continental Automotive Technologies)*; Sebastian Pape (Continental Automotive Technologies); Ahmad Sabouri (Continental Automotive Technologies)
16:35 Break & Poster Session
17:05 Lightweight Privacy-Preserving Ride-Sharing Protocols for Autonomous Cars View on ACM Sara Ramezanian (University of Helsinki)*; Gizem Akman (University of Helsinki); Mohamed Taoufiq Damir (University of Helsinki); Valtteri Niemi (University of Helsinki)
17:25 Combined Safety and Cybersecurity Testing Methodology for Autonomous Driving Algorithms View on ACM Mohsen Malayjerdi (Tallinn University of Technology)*; Andrew J Roberts (Tallinn University of Technology)*; Olaf Maennel (Tallinn University of Technology); Ehsan Malayjerdi (Tallinn University of Technology)
17:45 Closing & Get Together Björn Brücher (General Chair), Prof. Hans-Joachim Hof (Local Host), Prof. Christoph Krauß (Program Chair)

Keynote Speakers

Wolfram Burgard

University of Technology Nuremberg

Wolfram Burgard is a Professor of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Technology Nuremberg. Before this, he was a Professor of Autonomous Intelligent Systems at the University of Freiburg and also Vice President for Automated Driving Technology at Toyota Research. His areas of interest lie in artificial intelligence and mobile robots. His research mainly focuses on the development of robust and adaptive techniques for robot state estimation and control. Over the past years, his group has developed a series of innovative probabilistic and machine-learning techniques for robot navigation and perception. Wolfram Burgard has coauthored over 400 publications in robotics and artificial intelligence. He is a Fellow of the European European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI), the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In 2009, he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the most prestigious German research award. In 2010, he earned an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. He is a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Science and the National Academy of Science Leopoldina. In 2022, he received the Technical Field Award of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

KEYNOTE: Probabilistic and Machine Learning Approaches for Autonomous Robots and Automated Driving

For autonomous robots and automated driving, the capability to robustly perceive their environments and execute their actions is the ultimate goal. The key challenge is that no sensors and actuators are perfect, which means that robots and cars need the ability to properly deal with the resulting uncertainty. In this presentation, I will introduce the probabilistic approach to robotics, which provides a rigorous statistical methodology to solve the state estimation problem. I will furthermore discuss how this approach can be extended using state-of-the-art technology from machine learning to bring us closer to the development of truly robust systems that serve us in our everyday lives.

Dengxin Dai

MPI for Informatics

Dengxin Dai is a Senior Researcher at the MPI for Informatics, heading the research group Vision for Autonomous Systems. In 2016, he obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Vision at ETH Zurich and has been a group leader from 2016 to 2021 working on autonomous driving. His research interests lie in autonomous driving, robust perception in adverse weather and illumination conditions, domain adaptation, sensor fusion, multi-task learning, and object recognition under limited supervision. He has been area chair of multiple major computer vision conferences (e.g. CVPR21, CVPR22, ECCV22), has organized multiple international workshops, is on the Editorial Board of IJCV, and is an ELLIS member. His team has won multiple awards including 1st Place at Waymo Open Dataset Challenge 2022 and 2nd Place at nuScenes Tracking Challenge 2021. He has received the Golden Owl Award at ETH Zurich in 2021 for his exceptional teaching.

KEYNOTE: Adaptable and Scalable Machine Perception for Autonomous Driving

While steady progress has been made in machine perception, the performance is mainly benchmarked under good weather and favorable lighting conditions. Even the best performing algorithms on the existing benchmarks can become untrustworthy in a new domain or under adverse conditions. The ability to robustly cope with new domains such as bad weather or lighting conditions is absolutely essential for robotic applications such as autonomous driving. In this talk, I will first present our work on semantic scene understanding under adverse weather conditions and under general unseen domains. This involves multiple methods on the topic including weather phenomenon simulation, incremental domain adaptation, novel network architectures, and new training strategies. I will then present a few other recent works on reducing human annotations for scalable machine perception. This includes supervision transfer across modalities and learning with weak supervision. Our methods contain multiple contributions to increasing the adaptability and scalability of visual perception systems.

Jan Lange


Jan Lange is a Senior Defensive Security Expert at CARIAD SE, a Volkswagen Group Company. He is currently focused on building an end-to-end solution for defensive security operations spanning both the vehicle fleet and connected backend systems, bringing much-needed defensive security capabilities into the automotive world. Before joining CARIAD in January 2021 he worked for 5 years in the insurance industry for Allianz Deutschland’s Incident Response and Vulnerability Management teams, one of Germany’s largest companies. Parallel to his employment at Allianz he completed his master’s degree in IT Security, focusing on memory forensics in his thesis and contributing to the Volatility memory analysis framework. He is a committed member of the Blue Team by heart and is supporting CARIAD’s vision to build the most secure mobility products.

KEYNOTE: How to defend connected intelligent vehicles: Transferring established Information Security best practices to the vehicular world

With each passing year vehicles get closer and closer to “normal” IT devices such as computers and smartphones, forcing the automotive industry’s Information Security capabilities to improve as well. The same threat landscape enterprise IT has had to deal with for decades is now slowly expanding its attention towards automotive mobility products and the likelihood of sophisticated attacks against vehicles and their infrastructure will only increase. There is much to learn from the methods and controls used by “classical” enterprise IT, ranging from attack detection and Incident Response over Cyber Threat Intelligence to active defense combining automated response with human interaction. Based on our experiences in the automotive industry we will share our vision of secure mobility, our strategy on how to achieve it, and the challenges we have faced during its implementation so far.

Conference Committee

General Chair

Björn Brücher, Intel Germany, GChACM Council, ACM

Program Co-Chairs

  • Mario Fritz, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Germany
  • Hans-Joachim Hof, Technical University of Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Oliver Wasenmüller, University for Applied Science Mannheim, Germany

Program Chair

Christoph Krauß, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and INCYDE GmbH


  • Dominik Bayerl, Technical University of Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Kevin Klaus Gomez Buquerin, Technical University of Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Oliver Grau, Intel Germany, ACM Europe Council
  • Isha Sharma, Intel Germany

Program Committee