Automotive Computing Conference

October 23-24, 2019 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Major changes within the automotive industry such as automated driving and connectivity are transforming the classic vehicle into a mobile, software-defined IoT device. The vehicles of the future require the highest computing performance, with more powerful control units and compliance with ever stricter standards. Challenges faced by car makers and their suppliers include security, functional safety, cloud connectivity, and more.

The development of high-performance computing in automotive infrastructure enables all sorts of opportunities but it also introduces new challenges in the form of increased design complexity and a requirement to rethink traditional approaches to the way we work. Recognizing both the myriad of opportunities and challenges associated with high-performance computing in the automotive sector, technology experts Arm, Elektrobit, and Synopsys are co-sponsoring the 2019 Automotive Computing Conference (ACC). 

The conference is a one-day, intensive program for managers, project managers and lead architects, focusing on best practices in the industry and encouraging an open dialog among attendees and participants on opportunities, innovations, and challenges.

Full agenda will be available soon.

Confirmed speakers
Dr. Marcel Wille

Team lead for AUTOSAR, Standardsoftware and Basic Services
Speech: Adaptive AUTOSAR is on the road – challenges & experiences for series development at Volkswagen
In his keynote speech, Dr. Marcel Wille will explain challenges and experiences with respect to system performance, handling of inconsistencies in an emerging AUTOSAR standard, limitations of service-oriented communication in interaction between embedded systems and Adaptive AUTOSAR as well as portability of applications.

Digitalization is changing the automotive industry dramatically. The “smart” vehicle becomes an integral part of the digital world. It consistently increases performance and functionality via updates after sales. This requires new approaches with respect to E/E architectures, SW-platforms and communication paradigms heavily influenced by technologies established for long time in software industry and consumer electronics.

Volkswagen will introduce those approaches in its new electrical car platform MEB. It comes along with a centralized functional architecture together with the introduction of the Adaptive AUTOSAR software platform and service-oriented communication.

The initial situation with a completely new architectural approach, an AUTOSAR standard that was under development and never proven in use and unknown impact of service-oriented communication in such an environment a couple of challenges has been mastered.
John Wall
BlackBerry QNX

Senior Vice President and Head of BlackBerry QNX
Panel Discussion: Safety/Security & open-source solutions vs. closed code
As senior vice president and head of BlackBerry QNX, John Wall is responsible for the direction and overall activities for the company. Mr. Wall oversees the planning, design, and development of BlackBerry QNX’s products, and the direction of its engineering services programs, including design consulting and custom engineering, to support BlackBerry QNX customers in bringing their products to market.

Mr. Wall has been an integral member of the BlackBerry QNX team since 1993. He has held a variety of roles within the organization, including vice president of engineering and services. He is a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa and holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering, in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Professorship for Open Source Software
Panel Discussion: Safety/Security & open-source solutions vs. closed code
Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle is the Professor for Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before joining academia, Riehle led the Open Source Research Group at SAP Labs, LLC, in Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley). Before this, he was the co-founder of an on-demand business software startup in Berlin, Germany, which used agile methods and strategically employed open source software. Riehle works on open source and inner source software engineering, agile methods and continuous delivery, complexity science and human collaboration, and software design.

Prof. Riehle holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zürich and an M.B.A. from Stanford Business School. He welcomes email at, blogs at, and tweets as @dirkriehle.

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Be sure to secure your early bird ticket by August 23, 2019. By selecting “Register now” you will be redirected to the VOK DAMS Ticketshop.

Venue & Accommodation

Fleming´s Selection Hotel Frankfurt City, Frankfurt am Main

The Automotive Computing Conference will take place in Frankfurt, Germany at "Fleming´s Selection Hotel Frankfurt City“. Some hotel rooms are reserved for the participants. During the registration process, we will be providing you with the necessary group-booking code and the hotel registration link. Please note that you have to book a hotel room by yourself. The ACC team is happy to assist you with further information about the conference venue!


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Get to know our ACC team members:

Martin Schleicher
Elektrobit Automotive GmbH

Event organization
Katharina Nugraha
Elektrobit Automotive GmbH

Technical expert
Rudi Grave
Elektrobit Automotive GmbH
Marketing communication
Nermina Gradisic
Elektrobit Automotive GmbH