EuroSPI² 2022 Key Notes

VR Digitalisation & Innovation of Medical Systems

Abstract: Medical devices became complex IT systems, integrating new technologies, and connecting systems. This talk is about VR Digitalisation & Innovation of Medical Systems and how innovative IT solutions and medical systems can be successfully integrated.

CV: Prim. Univ.Prof. Dr Herbert Reitsamer has cross disciplinary skills of an engineer in communication technology (German: Nachrichtentechnik) and professor for neurology and psychology (German: Neuro- und Sinnespsychologie), and professor for ophthalmology (German: Augenheilkunde). The idea is to consider cross disciplinary innovative medical systems combining medical science and technology, and best practices in design for safety and security of such networked solutions.


Prim. Univ.Prof. Dr Herbert Reitsamer,
VR Digitalisierung & Innovation,
PMU Paracelsus Medical University, Austria

ASA Automotive Skills Alliance Updates - Integrating European Blueprint Projects into a European Alliance

Abstract: The ASA (Automotive Skills Alliance DRIVES)  has been formed by end of 2021 inegrating different automotive associations and members of blueprint projects for automtive to build an upskilling strategy and platform for the automotive sector.

A EuroSPI & Valeo (represented in EG-SPICE) working group for IT and software in automotive has been formed and an EuroSPI chair for ASA has been appointed. The working group is now active and participation is possible.

DRIVES as a European Blueprint project developed a Learn-Compass platform for the Automotive and will establish in 2021 a DRIVES Framework Platform. In 2021 an ASA (Automotive Skills Alliance) has been founded.  ALBATTS as a European BLUEPRINT project develops a skills agenda for E-Mobility and electrification in Europe, and they also joined the ASA.

Both projects are under the guidance of the ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association and the ASA (Automotive Skills Alliance) provides a strategic service platform for Automotive in Europe.

Curriculum vitae: Petr Dolejsi was born in 1977 in Prague. He has graduated PhD. in Economics and Social policy at the University of Economics in Prague, following the Masters´ degree in Economics and Reginal policy. He also passed several courses and stages, including scholarhip at the Universite Cathollique du Louvain in Belgium.
He has started his career within the public services on different, leaving the Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic at the Head of Unit post to Permanent representation in Brussels in 2004. He became member of the Presidency team in 2009 chairing the Competitiveness and Growth working party of the Council. In 2010 he joined ACEA and became a Director for Mobility and Sustainable transport, with a specific focus on CO2 policy, industrial policy and alternative

The new intacs™ Training Strategy - The new modular structure and the concept of process experts

Abstract: Cybersecurity - a topic that is currently on everyone's lips and affects every company that wants to survive in the automotive industry in the future. In addition to the already high demands on the quality and functional safety of the systems developed for a highly complex vehicle, topics such as access protection, threat defense, security strategies, etc. are now being added. For the developers of such systems themselves, it is already difficult to know and consider all the necessary aspects. But beyond that, there must be other, independent, and objective people who must be able to evaluate the implemented solutions, both technically and in terms of systematical development. Automotive SPICE® is a process assessment model that is demanded by vehicle manufacturers as the basis for almost all these systems. In Functional Safety according to ISO 26262, it is often equated with the "QM" level. However, the topic has never officially managed to be integrated into Automotive SPICE®. When it comes to cybersecurity, things are quite different. In its rule R155, the UNECE requires, among other things, that vehicle manufacturers identify and manage cybersecurity risks in the supply chain. In this context, Automotive SPICE® is named as an appropriate method to identify process-related product risks by adding cybersecurity-specific processes. But here, too, the question arises as to who should and can check these processes for adequacy, especially in the context of type approval, where a positive assessment result will become crucial. Until now, there have been no specific requirements for this. The presentation aims to shed light on this problem on the assessor side and to present both the currently defined procedure and the future intacs™ training scheme.

CV: Since more than 20 years, Bernhard Sechser has been designing and improving livable processes with his colleagues, customers, and partners that add real value and do more than just help meet standards. In working groups and committees on the topics of Automotive SPICE, Functional Safety and Cybersecurity, he develops solutions together with other experts to make the world of tomorrow a bit more comprehensible. Whether in seminars or coaching, he tries to give his participants practical answers to all their questions. And where that is not possible, he researches other options.

Bernhard Sechser Process Fellows GmbH

Frank Zurheide, KTM Vehicle Security, KTM AG

Abstract: Frank Zurheide will talk about new vehicle security regulations and their impact on KTM AG, and give us his opinion about future developments.

CVs: Frank Zurheide is since 2021 responsible for Vehicle Security and Riskmanagement at KTM AG.

Frank Zurheide, KTM AG

What will be accessibility in 2050? Let us dream about an inclusive future!

Abstract: Digital accessibility, for the inclusion of people with disabilities and what is possible and a vision for 2050

CVs: Founder & CEO of KOENA since 2016, Digital Accessibility Consultant and Trainer


Large Websites for Organizations have to become more interactive

Abstract: It is strange to note that Social Networks, e-Learning Modules and Computer games on the net offer all kinds of interactivity between contents, users and even administrators, but large Websites of companies developed for customers very often do not offer any such kind of facility. Typically, if one studies a large Website and finds an issue interesting, yet one needs more information than is available, one is usually stuck. Ways to send a message or a question beyond examining FAQ lists are rarely offered. If one is lucky, one does find a phone-number. Dialing, one usually ends in a long waiting line, supposedly made more pleasant by a bit of music. If finally a person does answer, the person is no specialist and cannot really help except possibly by redirecting the call (to another waiting line). It would be technically easy to offer on any page of the Website a ”Feedback” button, that allows to send messages or queries. Yet companies hate this idea, simply because of the avalanche of messages ending up on someone’s desk, who is also not an expert in most areas. The obvious solution is to define for every Webpage or set of Webpages one or more experts, so nobody is getting an avalanche and questions end up with someone who can provide good answers. In this presentation we show examples of this approach, but also indicate that one should go much further: If someone has a question, probably there are other users who have the same question. So it makes sense to make questions and answers publicly visible, and even allow communication between users with similar problems. The speaker has implemented with his group a fairly sophisticated system going much beyond what just has been explained. Features of this system will be shown, including the provision of group rights, of high resolution pictures, of sophisticated search not restricted to text, notes including links or media object attached not just to text, but also to parts of pictures, and more. The system is available for first tries for a token sum, but can (and has been) also used for major applications.

CVs: Studied mathematics in Austria and Canada. Systems Analyst with the Government of Saskatchewan, Canada (1963); Researcher at the IBM Laboratory Vienna 1964 - 1966. Dr. phil. (Mathematics) from the University of Vienna in 1965. Professor of Computer Science at the University of Calgary 1966-1971, University of Karlsruhe 1971-1977, from 1978 TU Graz. Visiting professor at universities in Denver and Dallas (USA), Brasilia (Brazil), Waterloo (Canada), Auckland (NZ), Perth (Australia). Awards: ADV Prize for services to information processing in Austria, Integrata Prize (for humane use of information technology) 2000, 2001 Austrian Cross of Honor for Art and Science First Class and 2001 Great Decoration of Honor from the Province of Styria. Honorary doctorate from St. Petersburg in 1991, from Karlsruhe in 2002 and from Calgary in 2007. Member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences and member of the Academia Europaea in various functions. Publications: 20 books, over 750 scientific articles. Head of several large industrial and research projects. Successful supervision of over 500 diploma theses and 60 dissertations or habilitation theses. (Co) founder of 21 companies, over 1100 lectures.
Research areas: formal languages, algorithms and data structures, web-based learning environments, computer-aided new media and dynamic symbolic languages. Main interest since 2009: New technologies and knowledge structuring in the WWW. This resulted in, and


Professor H. Maurer, Ph.D., MAE
Former Member of the Board, Academia Europaea and
Professor, School of Computer Science,
Graz University of Technology, Austria