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Workshops & Tutorials


Smart Intersections and Roads for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles


  • Prof. Dr. Eng. Moustafa Baraka, Prof. of Geomatics & Geoinformatics, Director of Civil Engineering Program, German University in Cairo (GUC) 
  • Dr. Eng. Ramy Shaltout, Associate Prof. of Railways Engineering, Civil Engineering Program, German University in Cairo (GUC)
  • Dr. Eng. Ehab NourEldin, Assistant Prof. of Highways & Airports Design, Civil Engineering Program, German University in Cairo (GUC) 
  • Dr. Ing. Yarah Basyoni, Assistant Prof. of Transportation & Traffic Engineering, Civil Engineering Program, German University in Cairo (GUC) (contact person


Autonomous vehicles research is currently one of the most vibrant topics for researches and engineers of different disciplines. This interest extends to the industry that seeks out to develop autonomous vehicles that can easily adapt in different roads’ environments and various driving behaviors with the ultimate objective to increasing safety. The objective of the whole-day workshop is to introduce the different civil engineering principals, concepts, and processes that influence and enhance the design of new and existing road environment for autonomous vehicles. The workshop will consider an existing intersection within GUC campus for field experiments to study safety of road components. The workshop content is delivered through a balanced mix of; lectures, field experiments, lab tests, and tutorials. The workshop consists of three main modules: 1- Smart Mapping Module, 2- Green Roads Module, and 3- Autonomous Intersection Management Module.


The workshop starts by the introducing smart mapping techniques for autonomous and connected vehicles. The surveying of a real world intersection will be carried out using GPS and terrestrial laser scanners. Following that field activity, the collected data will be processed and presented in the Lab. The second part of the workshop presents the concepts of Green Roads, pavement performance measurements, roads’ signs, and marking. Finally, these concepts will be emphasized through simulation-based tests that involves both pedestrian and vehicles interaction with the autonomous vehicles. At the end of this workshop, attendees will have a whole picture about what, where, and how autonomous vehicles’ concepts related to civil engineering are implemented.


Module 1: Smart Mapping Module
Main Speaker/ Prof. Dr. Eng. Moustafa Baraka 

  • Smart mapping techniques for autonomous and connected vehicles
  • Surveying of an intersection in GUC campus
  • Processing of surveyed intersection data at Civil Engineering Labs,  GUC

Module 2: Highway and Pavement Module
Main Speakers/ Dr. Eng. Ehab Nour Eldin 

  • Highway design and pavement performance for autonomous vehicles
  • Necessary Roads’ signs and marking for autonomous vehicles
  • Visit to the Roads & Pavement Lab at the Civil Engineering Labs, GUC

Module 3: Autonomous Intersection Management Module
Main Speakers/ Dr. Ing. Yarah Basyoni & Dr. Ramy Shaltout 

  • Data Collection, Processing, and Management for Autonomous Vehicles

(Guided vehicles, e.g. Light Rail Transit (LRT), Non-guided vehicles, e.g. cars, trucks)

  • Autonomous Public Transportation Challenges
  • Autonomous Intersection Management Concepts
  • Simulation Based Tests on the surveyed intersection in Module 1 at Civil Engineering Labs, GUC


 Provided by the Civil Engineering Program at the GUC: GPS and Terrestrial Laser Scanner


Vehicular Networks Security: Threats and Opportunities


  • Assoc. Prof. Amr T. Abdel-Hamid, Network/Electronics Department, Faculty of Information Engineering and Technology, German University in Cairo (GUC) –


Vehicular Ad Hoc Network (VANET) is an evolving paradigm where vehicles and self-driving cars are connected through such adhoc network to allow data sharing and information exchange. Yet, such process is challenged with different Security Threats that might cause even physical damage and life loss. 

In this workshop, we are presenting VANET Security challenges and architectures in a formal way. First, we will start by presenting VANET network architecture, and different specified Protocols. Then, Afterwards, we will present an extensive overview of VANET security characteristics and challenges including different attack models of such networks. We will give details about the implementation of secure VANET infrastructure with efficient communication between parties. Finally, we will present recent security architectures. Finally, we will present different techniques to simulate and validate such architectures. We believe this Tutorial can be extremely valuable as a jump start to anyone who is trying to learn more about VANETs Security threats and state-of-the-art solutions.


The workshop starts by the introducing of VANET architecture including definition, importance and protocols. Followed by VANET security vulnerabilities including threat and attack models. VANET secure architecture and protocols as well as the modeling and verification of security protocols will be introduced. Finally, a brief discussion of future challenges and opportunities will be addressed.


Module 1: VANETS Architecture

  • VANET definition
  • VANET importance
  • Integration of VANET with vehicular technology
  • Different protocol architectures

Module 2: VANET Security Vulnerabilities

  • Vanets provacy concerns
  • VANET threat model and attacks
  • Attack modeling

Module 3: VANET secure architecture and protocols

  • Security architecture framework for VANETs
  • VANETs secure communication protocols
  • Autonomous Intersection Management Concepts
  • VANETs privacy enhancing techniques

Module 4: Modeling and Verification of Security Protocols

  • Modeling VANETs
  • Testing and verification of secure VANETs

Module 5: Future Challenges and Opportunities


AUTOSAR Approach for Functional Safety



With increasing SW complexity in the automotive domain , it became inevitable to ignore its contribution to functional safety at system level.Given to the fact that any unacceptable risk due to hazards caused by malfunctional behaviour of an electronic system might cause harm to the driver, passengers or other traffic system users, AUTOSAR community realized this and offered safety measures and mechanisms to support the development of safety-related systems in compliance with ISO-26262 standard.


  • Introduction to Functional Safety.  
  • AUTOSAR Architecture Overview
  • ISO-26262 Fault model 
  • Software Safety Mechanisms Efficiency
  • AUTOSAR Software Safety Mechanisms
    • End-2-End Protection
    • Memory Partitioning
    • Timing Monitoring
    • Logical Supervision
  • Use Case 
    • Front Light System