Software Architectures of the Convergence of Automotive Systems and Cloud Platforms

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Date and time of the thesis defence

Place of the thesis defence

Linnanmaa campus, Saalastinsali. Remote connection:

Topic of the dissertation

Software Architectures of the Convergence of Automotive Systems and Cloud Platforms

Doctoral candidate

Master of science Ahmad Banijamali

Faculty and unit

University of Oulu Graduate School, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering in Software, Systems and Services (M3S)

Subject of study

Software engineering


Associate Professor Christian Berger, Chalmers University of Technology


Professor Markku Oivo, University of Oulu

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On software architecture designs where automotive systems are connected to cloud platforms

Over the last few years, there has been an emerging interest in connecting automotive systems to cloud platforms. As a result, it has become imperative to improve software architectures that enable continuous software delivery, pervasive provisioning of services and connectivity through federated networks and resources. It is essential that the architecture designs allow frequent software updates, complex algorithms and better software quality in vehicles.

The dissertation investigates and proposes software architecture solutions that aim at improving continuous software delivery in the automotive domain while alleviating quality concerns under the dynamic performing conditions in vehicles. For this purpose, a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods was used for detailed analysis of previous literature, collecting architectural preferences from field experts, designing architectural solutions and evaluating the designed solutions in an experimental laboratory setting.

The results of this dissertation show that software architectures in the interplay of convergence of automotive systems and cloud platforms should address a wide range of quality concerns to fulfil different automotive scenarios. According to the findings, the availability, reliability and scalability of services are among the major quality concerns to be addressed. This dissertation also concludes that modern service-oriented architectures such as microservices are a fully potential solution to address these quality concerns and provide reliable, autonomous software functionalities under dynamic operating conditions in vehicles.
Last updated: 1.3.2023