Houssem Guissouma, M. Sc.

Houssem Guissouma, M. Sc.

  • Engesserstr. 5

    76131 Karlsruhe

M. Sc. Houssem Guissouma

CV

  • 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 (selection)

  • MA: "Development of a Methodology for Cross-Fleet Verification of Software Updates of a Self-Learning Driving Function"
  • MA: "Entwicklung einer re-konfigurierbaren Digital-Twin-Simulation für Contract-basierte Update-Tests im Automotive-Bereich"
  • BA: "Konzeptionierung und Implementierung von serverseitigen Konfigurationschecks für OTA Updates"
  • BA: "Realisierung und Analyse von Contract-Checks eines Software Updates für variantenreiche Automotive Systeme"
  • MA: "Entwurf und Aufbau eines demonstrativen Systems für Software Over the Air (SOTA) Updates"

Publications


2022
Book Chapters
U-Shift II Vision and Project Goals
Münster, M.; Brost, M.; Siefkes, T.; Kopp, G.; Beeh, E.; Rinderknecht, F.; Schmid, S.; Osebek, M.; Scheibe, S.; Hahn, R.; Heyner, D.; Klein, P.; Piazza, G.; Ulrich, C.; Kraft, W.; Philipps, F.; Köhler, L.; Buchholz, M.; Wodtko, T.; Guissouma, H.; et al.
2022. 22. Internationales Stuttgarter Symposium – Automobil- und Motorentechnik. Hrsg.: M. Bargende, 18–31, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-37011-4_3
Journal Articles
Lifecycle Management of Automotive Safety-Critical Over the Air Updates: A Systems Approach
Guissouma, H.; Hohl, C. P.; Lesniak, F.; Schindewolf, M.; Becker, J.; Sax, E.
2022. IEEE Access, 10, 57696–57717. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3176879
Conference Papers
Towards an Ontology That Reconciles the Operational Design Domain, Scenario-based Testing, and Automated Vehicle Architectures
Erz, J.; Schutt, B.; Braun, T.; Guissouma, H.; Sax, E.
2022. 2022 IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon): 25–28 April 2022, Montreal, QC, Canada, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/SysCon53536.2022.9773840
A Comparison of Architecture Paradigms for Dynamic Reconfıgurable Automotive Networks
Schindewolf, M.; Stoll, H.; Guissouma, H.; Puder, A.; Sax, E.; Vetter, A.; Rumez, M.; Henle, J.
2022. International Conference on Connected Vehicle and Expo (ICCVE), Lakeland, FL, USA, 7-9 March 2022, 1–7, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/ICCVE52871.2022.9742775
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