ACM Computer Science in Cars Symposium (CSCS) 2023

at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences


The 7th ACM Computer Science in Cars Symposium (CSCS) took place on December 5, 2023, at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da) in Germany. The conference served as a central meeting point, bringing together experts and enthusiasts to explore the central topics artificial intelligence (AI) and security for vehicles.

The agenda began with a warm welcome at the premises of h_da by Prof. Dr. Nicole Saenger, Vice President for Research at h_da, together with Björn Brücher as General Chair and Prof. Dr. Christoph Krauß as Program Chair. Three keynotes, nine full papers, and three extended abstracts formed the backbone of the conference program, showcasing the latest advances, research results, and innovative approaches in the field of AI and automotive security. Attendees had the opportunity to delve into various topics, gaining insights into the challenges and opportunities of these dynamic fields. At the end of the symposium, attendees voted for the (unofficial) best paper and best extended abstract.

A highlight of the symposium was the exceptional line-up of keynotes delivered by industry and research leaders. Martin Arend (BMW Group, Germany) provided insights into automotive security management systems and Hassan Mohd (Continental Automotive, Germany) discussed cybersecurity regulations impacting Europe. The AI keynote was delivered by Prof. Jan Peters, Ph.D. (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany), who provided attendees with insights into lessons learned from robot reinforcement learning.

The symposium attracted nearly 50 participants, fostering a collaborative environment conducive to knowledge exchange and networking. Scientists, researchers, and practitioners engaged in insightful discussions, solidifying connections within the vibrant community dedicated to advancing the frontiers of AI and automotive security.

The conference's success was a testament to the collaborative efforts of its organizers. The general organization was in the capable hands of Björn Brücher (Intel Germany) as General Chair. The carefully crafted program was a collaborative effort of Program Chair Prof. Dr. Christoph Krauß (h_da), Co-Chairs Prof. Dr. Mario Fritz (CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Germany), Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Hof (Technical University of Ingolstadt, Germany), and Prof. Dr. Oliver Wasenmüller (Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany) with the support of 20 reviewers from academia and industry. Special recognition goes to the Web Chairs and Local Organization Chairs, whose dedication was instrumental to the success of the event: Dominik Bayerl (Technical University of Ingolstadt, Germany), Timm Lauser (h_da), Lukas Kaupp (h_da), Jana Brücher (Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany), and Oliver Grau (Intel Germany).

The proceedings of the symposium have been published in the ACM Digital Library as "CSCS '23: Proceedings of the 7th ACM Computer Science in Cars Symposium". This collection captures the depth and breadth of insights shared during this collaborative exploration of AI and security in the automotive domain.


Pictures of the event


Head of Research
Prof. Dr. Christoph Krauß

Communication Schöfferstraße 10
64295 Darmstadt
Office: D19, 3.07


Head of Research
Prof. Dr. Alexander Wiesmaier

Communication Schöfferstraße 10
64295 Darmstadt
Office: D19, 2.09