Houssem Guissouma, M. Sc.

Houssem Guissouma, M. Sc.

  • Engesserstr. 5

    76131 Karlsruhe

M. Sc. Houssem Guissouma

CV

  • Born in May 1991
  • Bachelor studies of electrical engineering and information technology at KIT
    • closed in November 2014
    • Bachelor thesis: Implementation of an adaptive OFDM-Demonstrator for powerline communication
  • Master studies of electrical engineering and information technology at KIT
    • closed in November 2016
    • Master thesis: Feature-based gestures classification using high-resolution radar measurements
  • at ITIV since January 2017

Research interests

  • Design, test and management of Over The Air (OTA) software updates for connected vehicles
    The introduction of the OTA technology in the automotive industry brings many advantages to both the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and the vehicle owner. It significantly reduces the maintenance costs of embedded software and makes update processes more convenient and faster. Furthermore, OTA is an important part of the "Internet of Things" and a core feature for the realization of future autonomous driving functions. However, the introduction of OTA technology brings several challenges: In addition to the obvious security risks, the increasing complexity of the electric/electronic architecture, with up to over a hundred networked ECUs, requires new methods for testing and managing the software components to be updated in conjunction with the enormous number of variants and configurations in the field.

  • Methods for model-based development of updatable electric/electronic architectures
    For the design and verification of OTA updates, computational methods such as model-based development, software-in-the-loop (SiL), and virtual testing of embedded systems are investigated and evaluated for their efficiency and performance. The focus is on ensuring the functional safety of the system (cf. ISO 26262, SOTIF) after each functional update performed. As a use case, updates of driver assistance systems of automated driving are considered. For the implementation, different tools from the state of the art and science are used and, if necessary, combined or extended.

Teaching

Supervised student works

  • MA: "Development of a Methodology for Cross-Fleet Verification of Software Updates of a Self-Learning Driving Function"
  • BA: "Development of a Digital Twin Simulation to Generate Context Data of Vehicular Safety and Security"
  • MA: "Entwicklung einer re-konfigurierbaren Digital-Twin-Simulation für Contract-basierte Update-Tests im Automotive-Bereich"
  • BA: "Integration von vertragsbasierten Monitoren in eine Simulationsumgebung zum Testen von Software Updates"
  • BA: "Konzeptionierung und Implementierung von serverseitigen Konfigurationschecks für OTA Updates"
  • MA: "Konzeptionierung und prototypische Implementierung einer Entwicklungsplattform für Updates in SOA"
  • MA: "Virtuelles Testen und Debuggen von Ziel-kompilierten IoT Anwendungen am Anwendungsfall "Remote Software Updates"
  • BA: "Realisierung und Analyse von Contract-Checks eines Software Updates für variantenreiche Automotive Systeme"
  • BA: "Diagrammbasierte Verhaltensmodellierung in E/E-Architektursprachen mittels Sequenzdiagrammen"
  • BA (extern: Vector Informatik GmbH): "Optimierung von parallelisierten Flash-Abläufen innerhalb eines Fahrzeugs"
  • BA: "Entwicklung einer virtuellen Testumgebung für varianten-reiche und updatebare eingebettete Systeme im Automobilbereich"
  • MA (extern: Vector Informatik GmbH): "Analyse und Konzeption eines Workflows zur Modellierung und Validierung von zeitsensitiven Netzwerken (TSN) für verteilte, eingebettete Systeme im Fahrzeug"
  • MA: "Application of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) in the Development of a Bus Door Control System"
  • MA: "Entwurf und Aufbau eines demonstrativen Systems für Software Over the Air (SOTA) Updates"
  • MA (extern: Streetscooter GmbH): "Entwicklung und Realisierung eines optimierten Fahrzeugsteuergeräts für ein Elektrofahrzeug mit Hinblick auf funktionaler Sicherheit"
  • BA: "Konzeptionierung und Modellierung der Elektronik-Architektur eines Demonstrators"
  • MA: "Entwicklung und anschließende Virtualisierung eines vernetzten Steuergerätesystems"

Publications


2021
Conference Papers
Extension of Contracts for Variability Modeling and Incremental Update Checks of Cyber Physical Systems.
Guissouma, H.; Kroger, J.; Maelen, S. V.; Sax, E.
2021. 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering (ISSE). Hrsg.: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE, 1–8, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/ISSE51541.2021.9582468
ICARUS - Incremental Design and Verification of Software Updates in Safety-Critical Product Lines.
Guissouma, H.; Schindewolf, M.; Sax, E.
2021. 2021 47th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA). Hrsg.: IEEE, 371–378, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/SEAA53835.2021.00055
Project Overview for Step-Up!CPS - Process, Methods and Technologies for Updating Safety-critical Cyber-physical Systems.
Strathmann, T.; Hake, G.; Guissouma, H.; Hohl, C. P.; Bebawy, Y.; Maelen, S. V.; Koerner, A.
2021. 2021 Design, Automation Test in Europe Conference Exhibition (DATE), 1326–1329, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.23919/DATE51398.2021.9474032
Analysis and Modeling of Future Electric/Electronic Architectures for Modular Vehicles Concepts.
Schindewolf, M.; Guissouma, H.; Sax, E.
2021. 21. Internationales Stuttgarter Symposium. Hrsg.: M. Bargende, 32–46, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-33521-2_3
2020
Conference Papers
Incremental Contract-based Verification of Software Updates for Safety-Critical Cyber-Physical Systems.
Bebawy, Y.; Guissouma, H.; Vander Maelen, S.; Kröger, J.; Hake, G.; Stierand, I.; Fränzle, M.; Sax, E.; Hahn, A.
2020. 2020 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI), Las Vegas, United States, Dec 16, 2020 - Dec 18, 2020
Development Processes in Automotive Service-oriented Architectures.
Vetter, A.; Obergfell, P.; Guissouma, H.; Grimm, D.; Rumez, M.; Sax, E.
2020. 9th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing (MECO), 1–7, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/MECO49872.2020.9134175
Variability-Aware Process Extension for Updating Cyber Physical Systems Over the Air.
Guissouma, H.; Hohl, C. P.; Stoll, H.; Sax, E.
2020. 2020 9th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing (MECO), Budva, Montenegro, Montenegro, 8-11 June 2020, 1–8, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/MECO49872.2020.9134339
Towards Design and Verification of Evolving Cyber Physical Systems Using Contract-Based Methodology.
Guissouma, H.; Leiner, S.; Sax, E.
2020. ISSE 2019 - 5th IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, October 1 - 3, 2019, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/ISSE46696.2019.8984478
2019
Conference Papers
Virtual Test Environment for Efficient Verification of Software Updates for Variant-Rich Automotive Systems.
Guissouma, H.; Lauber, A.; Mkadem, A.; Sax, E.
2019. The 13th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon), Orlando, FL, April 8 –11, 2019, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/SYSCON.2019.8836898
2018
Conference Papers
An Empirical Study on the Current and Future Challenges of Automotive Software Release and Configuration Management.
Guissouma, H.; Klare, H.; Sax, E.; Burger, E.
2018. Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications 2018 (SEAA 2018), Prague, CZ, August 29-31, 2018. Ed.: T. Bures, 298–305, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/SEAA.2018.00056
Virtual Test Method for Complex and Variant-Rich Automotive Systems.
Lauber, A.; Guissouma, H.; Sax, E.
2018. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety (ICVES), Madrid, E, September 12-14, 2018, 151–157, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/ICVES.2018.8519599
A Generic System for Automotive Software Over the Air (SOTA) Updates Allowing Efficient Variant and Release Management.
Guissouma, H.; Diewald, A.; Sax, E.
2018. Information Systems Architecture and Technology: Proceedings of 39th International Conference on Information Systems Architecture and Technology – ISAT 2018, September 16-18, 2018, Nysa, Poland. Part I. Ed.: L. Borzemski, 78–89, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-99981-4_8
2017
Conference Papers
Feature-based gesture classification by means of high resolution radar measurements.
Fink, J.; Guissouma, H.; Jondral, F.
2017. 2017 18th International Radar Symposium (IRS), Prague, Czech Republic, 28–30 June 2017, 1–10, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.23919/IRS.2017.8008239
Reports/Preprints
A Survey on the State and Future of Automotive Software Release and Configuration Management.
Sax, E.; Reussner, R.; Guissouma, H.; Klare, H.
2017. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). doi:10.5445/IR/1000075673