The Computer Science in Cars Symposium (CSCS) is ACM’s flagship Car IT event which began in the year 2017. It aims at bringing 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.


Despite the industry and academia making great advances every year, the vision of a fully autonomous driving system that is safe and secure is a work-in-progress. The purpose of CSCS is to provide a common platform to both these parties for exchanging ideas and jointly addressing the problems of this realm.


To enable infrastructure for interest groups from varied fields like autonomous driving, automotive safety, automotive software development etc. for creating the next generation of automotive technology.


Seamless integration of ideas and solutions from all backgrounds and creation of safe, sustainable and extensible resources supporting automotive infrastructures.

General Chair

Björn Brücher

Intel Germany

Björn Brücher is a technical lead in computer cloud graphics at Intel in Germany and the General Chair of the CSCS conference this year. He is an experienced professional in computer science with broad technical acumen across CPU & GPU in hardware and software with extensive experience in software development, optimization, and validation. As a trusted advisor and industry influencer he led projects in the autonomous driving area in close collaboration with German car manufactures. Most of his professional life he focused on computer graphics and high-performance computing. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Siegen, Germany. Preservation of the environment, green energy, and electromobility are what he is interested in. Implementing innovative solutions in private life, proven to work, and being vocal about it in public.

Program Chair

Christoph Krauß

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and INCYDE GmbH

Prof. Dr. Christoph Krauß is full professor for Network Security, spokesperson of the IT Security expert group, and head of the research group Applied Cyber Security Darmstadt (ACSD) at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Furthermore, he is Head of Automotive Security Research at INCYDE GmbH, which he co-founded. At the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE, he is Principal Investigator and coordinator of the research area Secure Autonomous Driving. He has over 15 years of experience in IT security. His research and interests include automotive security and privacy, railway security, intelligent energy networks security, trusted computing, network security, efficient and post-quantum cryptography, and security engineering.

Program Co-Chairs

Mario Fritz

CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Germany

Mario Fritz is faculty member at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Saarbruecken, Germany and professor at the Saarland University. Previously, he was senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and post-doc at UC Berkeley and the International Computer Science Institute on a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His research focus is at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning with Security & Privacy. His recent work focuses on Deep Learning techniques that allow end-to-end training of complex and multi-modal approaches. He has over 90 publications - 50 in top venues. His key contributions include work on visual domain adaptation, latent factor models, the Visual Turing Test, privacy in visual data, and attack as well as defenses for machine learning models. He has served as area chair for ECCV and ICCV, is associate editor of TPAMI and is member of the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee.

Hans-Joachim Hof

Technical University of Ingolstadt, Germany

Hans-Joachim Hof is full professor and vice president of Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany. He leads the research group „Security in Mobility“ in the CARISSMA Institute of Electric, Connected, and Secure Mobility (C-ECOS). His research focus is on the security testing of vehicles as well as on secure automotive software. Previously, Hans-Joachim was a full professor at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany and research scientist at Corporate Technology of Siemens AG, Germany. He holds a PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Hans-Joachim is a member of  the board of the German Chapter of the ACM and of the German national computer science association (Gesellschaft für Informatik).

Oliver Wasenmüller

University for Applied Science Mannheim, Germany

Oliver Wasenmüller is full Professor at the Mannheim University for Applied Science. His research is in the intersection of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence with a focus on automotive. Previously he was a team leader for "machine vision and autonomous vehicles" at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). He is both speaker and reviewer in many scientific conferences in this field and co-organizes also the IEEE CVPR workshop SAIAD.

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