MES Summer School 2019 on Introduction to Model-Based Development

Date: June 24 - 28, 2019
Language: English

Christoph Kerschner

Functional Safety Engineer at Engineering Center Steyr (Magna Powertrain)

"At the MES Summer School, you don’t only get to know model-based development presented by welcoming and experienced instructors, but also the exciting city of Berlin.”

Alexander Boll

Researcher at the Humboldt University Berlin, Department of Computer Science, Model-Driven Software Development

"A comprehensive introduction to ISO 26262 from abstract understanding to hands-on exercises in a great atmosphere.”


Looking back on a great week at the MES Summer School 2019.

Sun, great location, motivated participants - despite the scorching temperatures during the heatwave, we learnt a lot together and enjoyed the leisure program!

Michelberger Hotel

Warschauer Str. 39-40
10243 Berlin


Five fruitful days in Berlin with MES instructors who provided a thorough introduction to model-based software development. Model-based development of embedded systems is a mature technology to create technical software applications with high quality and efficiency. The MES Summer School 2019 gave a comprehensive introduction to this technology applied in the automotive and automation industry, among others.

Starting from the elicitation and management of requirements all the way through to the definition of architectures and the design of a model structure, the program provided an introduction to modeling. Particular attention was paid to static and dynamic quality assurance methods to ensure that models from which high-quality software is sourced are suitable for safety-critical systems. By applying all relevant process steps during several hands-on sessions, participants faced all the typical challenges of modeling safety-critical systems. The idea here was to ensure that participants are well prepared when it comes to applying the relevant process steps to their own projects. Finally, to complete the picture, MES presented recommendations of applicable standards in the field such as IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and ASPICE.

The small training group allowed for individual supervision, whereas our experienced training team, and a relaxed atmosphere enabled the participants of the MES Summer School 2019 to learn all that is necessary for safeguarding safety-critical embedded software. We are already looking forward to our next Summer School. Thank you once again to all our participants who attended this year.

SAE Certificate of Competency

SAE Certificate of Competency:
Participants had the opportunity to achieve the SAE Certificate of Competency at the MES Summer School 2019 by passing the evaluation exercise as part of the training class.

Here are some impressions of the MES Summer School 2019: