PANORAMA Boosting Design Efficiency for Heterogeneous³ Systems


Software developers in the automotive and aircraft industries will face major challenges in the future. Future mobility will be electrified, automated and highly networked. For example, in 2030 it is expected that up to 37 % of the kilometers driven will be covered with autonomous vehicles is covered. Consequently, future mobility systems will contain a high a number of complex and compute-intensive software functions distributed over a few powerful and specialized embedded hardware systems ("Electric/Electronic architectures", or E/E architectures for short). As a result, mobility systems will be subject to radical changes in the way E/E architectures are designed, software and hardware are integrated, and development processes are shaped. Three central, heterogeneous fields of tension are emerging:

  • Future development processes will be designed collaboratively by several different partners (OEM, Tier 1, and Tier 2 suppliers) along the value chain. In particular, Software providers, domain experts, and service providers will become more involved in futures development processes.
  • The application of heterogeneous, i.e. specialized and networked hardware (e.g., AI-Accelerator for the realization of Deep Learning), will become necessary.
  • Previously separated functional areas (e.g., drive, comfort, multimedia, ...) are integrated within central hardware platforms.


The joint research project PANORAMA aims to develop model-based methods and tools and to make them available as an open source integration platform, which make the collaborative development of heterogeneous and complex E/E architectures between different partners in mobility value chains more efficient. The main line of action is extending the scope of current system-level approaches by enhancing existing abstract performance meta-models to be suitable for heterogeneous hardware and various function domains. PANORAMA aims in particular at early phases of design and supports efficient design decisions by defining open de facto standards, tools and best practices for the exchange of non-functional, formal models.

OFFIS will support the project consortium in extending existing AMALTHEA metamodels and jointly defining consistent model types and abstraction levels. The integration of suitable extensions based on the results of ARAMiS II forms another crucial building block.

The main focus of OFFIS activities is the integration of modeling artifacts required to perform an integrated safety analysis according to ISO 26262, taking into account collaborative design processes and ensure traceability. Finally, OFFIS implements analysis functions based on the APP4MC open source project to demonstrate the applicability of the developed methods. The intended work also comprises the establishment of a project community and the external dissemination of the results.


External Leader

Jörg Teßmer (Robert Bosch GmbH)

Scientific Director

Model Checking Amalthea with Spin

Jan Steffen Becker; Software Engineering (Satellite Events); 2021

Design Decisions in the Construction of Traceability Information Models for Safe Automotive Systems

Jan-Philipp Steghöfer and Björn Koopmann and Jan Steffen Becker and Mikaela Törnlund and Yulla Ibrahim and Mazen Mohamad; Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'21); 009 / 2021

The MobSTr Dataset – An Exemplar for Traceability and Model-based Safety Assessment

Jan-Philipp Steghöfer and Björn Koopmann and Jan Steffen Becker and Ingo Stierand and Marc Zeller and Maria Bonner and David Schmelter and Salome Maro; Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'21); 009 / 2021

Handling of Operating Modes in Contract-based Timing Specifications

Janis Kröger and Björn Koopmann and Ingo Stierand and Nadra Tabassam and Martin Fränzle; Proceedings of the 15th International Verification and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems (VECoS'21); 11 / 2021

ALTEN Sverige Huvudkontor
Arcticus System AB
AVL Turkey Reseach and Engineering Turkey
CRITICAL Software S.A.
Eclipse Foundation Europe Gmbh
FH Dortmund
Fraunhofer-Institut für Entwurfstechnik Mechatronik IEM
isep Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (Royal Institute of Technology)
Mälardalen University
Mantis Software Company
Ostbayrische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Qamcom Research & Technology AB
Robert Bosch GmbH
Siili Solutions Oyj
Tacto Tec
UNIT Information Technologies R&D Ltd
Universität Rostock
University of Gothenburg
University of Oulu
Vector Informatik GmbH


Start: 01.04.2019
End: 31.03.2022

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