Fredrik Asplund

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Phone: +46 (0)8 - 790 7405 / +46 (0)73 - 460 7405
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Visiting address: Brinellvägen 83


Research interests include system safety, system/software engineering, empirical software engineering and engineering education. Current work is focused on support environments for the development of complex systems and systemic safety standards in domains relevant to embedded systems.


  • Teacher, MF2042 Embedded Systems for Mechatronics, I
  • Course Responsible, Teacher, MF2070 Introduction to Engineering Design (Research Methodology)
  • Course Responsible, MF204X Degree Project in Mechatronics, Second Cycle
  • Course Responsible, MF212X Degree Project in Embedded Control Systems, Second Cycle
  • Master Thesis Supervisor. Finished:
    • Tool Integration and Software Development for Embedded Systems; Hans Jonasson; 2010
    • Improving software development with static code analysis in a traceable environment; Rickard Eklöf; 2011
    • Formal Requirements Specification, Cooperative Driving System GCDC 2011, Use Case; Liliana Garcia Alonso; 2011
    • Meta Modelling in the Vehicle Industry; Sara Sadeghi; 2013
    • Study of the Back-to-Back Test Method for Embedded Systems in Hardware-Software Integration Context; Shangning Wang; 2013
    • Microsoft Kinect in outpatient applications; Erik Lundquist; 2014
    • Inspection ROV for Nuclear Pressure Water Reactors; Johan Lindgren and Thomas Larsson; 2015

Curriculum Vitae


Reference - Primary Author - Peer Reviewed Download
Fredrik Asplund, Matthias Biehl, Jad El-khoury, Martin Törngren
Tool Integration Beyond Wasserman
First Workshop on Integration of Information Systems Engineering Tools (INISET 2011), June 2011, London, UK
pdf (pdf 170 kB)
Fredrik Asplund, Matthias Biehl, Jad El-khoury, Daniel Frede, Martin Törngren
Tool Integration, from Tool to Tool Chain with ISO 26262
SAE 2012 World Congress, April 2012, Detroit, US
pdf (pdf 509 kB)
Fredrik Asplund, Jad El-khoury, Martin Törngren
Safety-Guided Design through System-Theoretic Process Analysis, Benefits and Difficulties
30th International System Safety Conference (ISSC 2012), August 2012, Atlanta, US
pdf (pdf 415 kB)
Fredrik Asplund, Jad El-khoury, Martin Törngren
Qualifying Software Tools, a Systems Approach
SAFECOMP 2012, September 2012, Magdeburg, Germany
pdf (pdf 644 kB)
Fredrik Asplund, Matthias Biehl, Frederic Loiret
Towards the Automated Qualification of Tool Chain Design
SAFECOMP 2012 Workshop: ERCIM/EWICS/Cyberphysical Systems Workshop, September 2012, Magdeburg, Germany
pdf (pdf 215 kB)
Fredrik Asplund
Tool Integration and Safety - A Foundation for Analysing the Impact of Tool Integration on Non-functional Properties
Licentiate Thesis, October 2012, Stockholm, Sweden
pdf (pdf 15.4 MB)

Fredrik Asplund

Risks Related to the Use of Software Tools when Developing Cyber-Physical Systems: A Critical Perspective on the Future of Developing Complex, Safety-Critical Systems

PhD Thesis,October 2014, Stockholm, Sweden


Fredrik Asplund, Martin Törngren, Richard Hawkins, John A. McDermid

The Need for a Confidence View of CPS Support Environments (Fast Abstract)

HASE 2015, The 16th IEEE International Symposium on High Assurance Systems Engineering, January 2015, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

pdf (pdf 76 kB)

Fredrik Asplund, Martin Törngren

The Discourse on Tool Integration Beyond Technology, A Literature Survey

Journal of Systems and Software, Volume 106, August 2015, Pages 117-131

1. pdf (pdf 1.5 MB)

2. link

Fredrik Asplund

The Future of Software Tool Chain Safety Qualification

Safety Science, Volume 74, April 2015, Pages 37-43

1. pdf (pdf 3.6 MB)

2. link

Reference - Peer Reviewed Download
Assad Alam, Fredrik Asplund, Sagar M. Behere, Mattias Björk, Liliana Garcia Alonso, Farzad Khaksari, Altamash Khan, Joakim Kjellberg, Kuo-Yun Liang, Rickard Lyberger, Jonas Mårtensson, John-Olof Nilsson, Henrik Pettersson, Simon Pettersson, Elin Stålklinga, Dennis Sundman, Martin Törngren, and Dave Zachariah
Cooperative driving according to Scoop
Real-Time in Sweden (RTiS) 2011, June 2011, Västerås, Sweden
pdf (pdf 1.0 MB)
A Roadmap Towards Integrated CPS Development Environments
Jad El-khoury, Fredrik Asplund, Matthias Biehl, Frederic Loiret and Martin Torngren
First Open EIT ICT Labs Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering (EIT CPSE 2013), May 2013, Trento, Italy
pdf (pdf 86 kB)

De-Jiu Chen, Fredrik Asplund, Kenneth Östberg

A Systematic Approach to Risk Management in ITS Context - Challenges and Research Issues

DEpendable Systems, SERvices and Technologies (DESSERT), May 2014, Kiev, Ukraine

pdf (pdf 486 kB)
Sagar Behere, Fredrik Asplund, Andreas Söderberg, Martin Törngren
Architecture Challenges for Intelligent Autonomous Machines: An Industrial Perspective
13th International conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-13), July 2014, Padova, Italy
pdf (pdf 302 kB)

Kenneth Östberg, Martin Törngren, Fredrik Asplund, Magnus Bengtsson

Intelligent Transport Systems - The Role of a Safety Loop for Holistic Safety Management

SAFECOMP 2014 Workshop: Architecting Safety in Collaborative Mobile Systems (ASCoMS'14), September 2014, Florence, Italy

pdf (pdf 232 kB)

De-Jiu Chen, Fredrik Asplund, Kenneth Östberg, Eugene Brezhniev, Vyacheslav Kharchenko

Towards an Ontology-Based Approach to Safety Management in Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems

Theory and Engineering of Complex Systems and Dependability, Volume 365 of the series Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

pdf (pdf 285 kB)

DeJiu Chen, Karl Meinke, Kenneth Östberg, Fredrik Asplund, Christoph Baumann

A Knowledge-in-the-Loop Approach to Integrated Safety & Security for Cooperative System-of-Systems

International Symposium on Knowledge Engineering for Decision Support Systems, IEEE Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems (ICICIS’15), December 2015, Cairo, Egypt

pdf (pdf 276 kB)

Didem Gürdür, Fredrik Asplund, Jad El-khoury, Frederic Loiret, Martin Törngren

Visual Analytics Towards Tool Interoperabilty, A Position Paper

VISIGRAPP 2016: 11th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, February 2016, Rome, Italy

pdf (pdf 402 kB)

Didem Gürdür, Fredrik Asplund, Jad El-khoury

Measuring Tool Chain Interoperability in Cyber-physical Systems

11th System of Systems Engineering Conference (SoSE), June 2016, Kongsberg, Norway

pdf (pdf 334 kB)
Reference - Book Chapters Download

Viktor Kaznov, Johan Svahn, Per Roos, Fredrik Asplund, Sagar Behere, Martin Törngren

Chapter 27, Architecture and Safety for Autonomous Heavy Vehicles: ARCHER, in Automated Driving - Safer and More Efficient Future Driving

ISBN: 978-3-319-31893-6, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2017

M. Törngren, F. Asplund, S. Bensalem, J. McDermid, R. Passerone, H. Pfeifer, A. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, B. Schätz

Chapter 1, Characterization, Analysis, and Recommendations for Exploiting the Opportunities of Cyber-Physical Systems, in Cyber-Physical Systems - Foundations, Principles and Applications

ISBN: 978-0-12-803801-7, Elsevier Inc., 2017
In Press
Reference - Technical Reports Download
Fredrik Asplund
Safety and Tool Integration, A System-Theoretic Process Analysis
TRITA-MMK 2012:01, ISSN 1400-1179, ISRN/KTH/MMK-R-12/01-SE, March 2012, Stockholm, Sweden
pdf (pdf 886 kB)

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