Digitalization gives us new conditions and opportunities to run and develop businesses. Today, it is not uncommon for new technology to shape an entire industry. New technologies and companies emerge and challenge existing ones. Software is the core in this process, enabling the transformation that affects all parts of our society. The STEW 2021 program is filled with presentations where industry, academia and public sector presents different perspectives on how software drive development forward or changes it.
Swedsoft met up with two of our speakers at this year’s STEW, Vandana Narri and Truls Nyberg and had a small chat about their participation at the upcoming conference.
Vandana Narri is an industrial PhD student at ATS Pre-Development & Research, Scania CV and at Division Decision and Control System, KTH. Her research is about “Shared Situational Awareness for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) using Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Communication”. Truls Nyberg is also an industrial PhD student at Scania CV and at the Division of Robotics, Perception and Learning at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Truls research is in situational awareness and risk-aware decision making for autonomous vehicles.
Software and algorithms for safe and risk-aware autonomous vehicles
Vandana’s and Truls’ presentation at STEW is called Software and algorithms for safe and risk-aware autonomous vehicles and will address challenges for CAVs in complex urban scenarios.
What will you talk about at STEW?
Application of connected and autonomous vehicles in urban setting, exposes complex challenges in terms of understanding the surrounding and safety of unprotected road users. In any urban scenario, there is a high probability of the ego-vehicle experiencing occlusions in its own sensor field of view”, Vandana says. She continues, “these occlusions can lead to limited understanding of the environment and anticipation of road users’ behavior in the near surrounding. In this presentation, we will be discussing about the challenges related to limited understanding in urban scenarios and solutions to improve situational awareness
Truls adds “Software and algorithms controlling an autonomous vehicle are safety critical, but often highly complex. In this presentation we will talk about challenging traffic situations, and how formal methods can help a vehicle take risk-aware decisions in such situations.”
Why do you think it is important to be a part of an event like STEW?
“For me as a researcher”, Vandana says, “adapting and following state-of-the-art developments in my field is a crucial part of my journey. Knowledge development should not be limited to an individual level, it should target the community as a whole. As a researcher I find it interesting to listen and discuss with fellow researchers, to be inspired and to inspire. The STEW 2021 event is creating a platform to enable innovative discussion between leading software developers in Sweden. It is an honor to be a part of this event, who’s aim is to drive and build a stronger and innovative community.“
“STEW provides an invaluable opportunity for us to both share ideas and knowledge, but more importantly to learn and be inspired by other leading software developers in Sweden. With the chance to finally meet again, we are more excited than ever to engage in the discussions on software as a motor for acceleration and disruption!” , Truls concludes.
Besides listening to interesting and inspiring speakers, the conference offers many opportunities for discussions with all participants and speakers. We also give room for a lot of networking, not least at the annual STEW-dinner. You can find the whole program for STEW here.