The SAFURE partners will present the project at the DATE conference 2016. It will take place from 14th – 18th March 2016 in Dresden, Germany.

DATE combines the world’s favorite electronic systems design and test conference with an international exhibition for electronic design, automation and test, from system-level hardware and software implementation right down to integrated circuit design. You will find SAFURE in an extra section of the Proceedings dedicated to European Projects.

For more information please visit the DATE Conference website.

The DATE conference also offers a large and highly qualitative opportunity to submit papers. Out of a total of 829 paper submissions received, a large share (42%) is coming from authors in Europe, 29% of submissions are from Asia, 25% from North America, and 4% from the rest of the world. This clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, its global reach and impact.

The SAFURE partner TUBS submitted 2 papers. Below you can find the abstracts and dive into the topic:

Formal Analysis Based Evaluation of Software Defined Networking for Time-Sensitive Ethernet (Authors: Daniel Thiele and Rolf Ernst)

Software defined networking (SDN) aims to standardize the control and configuration of network infrastructure. It consolidates network control by moving the network’s control plane to a (logically) centralized controller and downgrading switches to simple forwarding devices. This offers huge advantages for future automotive Ethernet networks, including admission control (e.g. to prevent/limit congestion) or network reconfiguration (e.g. in case of faults), both based on a centralized view of the current network state. SDN’s centralized architecture, however, requires additional communication, which entails a certain overhead. If SDN is used in safety-critical real-time networks, this communication is subject to strict timing requirements. In this paper, we present a formal analysis based evaluation of the general suitability of SDN for time-sensitive networks including overhead, scalability, and timing guarantees by using a realistic automotive setup.

Formal Worst-Case Timing Analysis of Ethernet TSN’s Burst-Limiting Shaper (Authors: Daniel Thiele and Rolf Ernst)

Future in-vehicle networks will use Ethernet as their communication backbone. As many automotive applications are latency-sensitive and have strict real-time requirements, a key challenge in automotive network design is the deterministic low-latency transport of latency-critical Ethernet frames. Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is an upcoming set of Ethernet standards, which address these requirements by specifying new quality of service mechanisms in the form of different traffic shapers. One of these traffic shapers is the burst-limiting shaper (BLS). In this paper, we evaluate whether BLS is able to fulfill these strict timing requirements. We present a formal timing analysis for BLS in order to compute worst-case latency bounds. We use a realistic automotive Ethernet setup to compare BLS against Ethernet AVB and Ethernet following IEEE 802.1Q.

We are looking forward meeting you at the DATE conference 2016!