Ilona Anna Cieslik

Ilona Anna Cieslik

Full Name: Ilona Anna Cieslik
Job title: Researcher, Project Manager
Organisation Name: Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH
Country: Poland


Open Call Topics

  • Smart Cities and Circular Economy in Buildings
    • Transportation: Connected cars


  • ISO - International Organization for Standardization

Technical Committees and Working Groups

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems & Autonomous Vehicles (ADAS/ADS)
  • R&D PM in H2020/Horizon Europe, Technical Expert-Regulations ADAS/AD
  • Representing the companies towards new and emerging regulatory and standardization Working Groups (WGs) and national mirror committees consisted of multidisciplinary and multicultural professionals. The meetings take place in Europe, Asia, and the USA (delegations of the USA, Japan, China, the EC, and Canada, among others).
    • NECE World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA): Validation Method for Automated Driving (VMAD), Functional Requirements for Automated and Autonomous Vehicles (FRAV), Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF). 
    • European Commission Joint Research Centre Informal Working Groups on autonomous driving
    • The EU General Safety Regulation (AEB topics) via. R&D collaborative projects
    • ASAM - Association for Standardisation of Automation and Measuring - Standards for ADAS and AD development: OpenLABEL, OpenODD, OSI, OpenXOntology and others from OpenX-standards (supporting simulation and virtual validation).
    • ISO - focus on ADAS/ADS via. mirror national committees: ISO/TC 22/SC 33 / WG9 Test scenarios of automated driving systems (ISO 34501, 34502, 34503, 34504, 34505 family of standards for scenarios, tagging, odd specification, ontologies), ISO/TC 22/SC 32 / WG 8 Functional safety (SOTIF - Safety Of The Intended Functionality, ISO 21448), etc.
    • Euro NCAP protocols for better protection of Vulnerable Road Users, car-to-VRU (AEB and AES systems).
  • A delegate in EARPA (the association of automotive R&D organisations) with the objective to coordinate legal, administrative, innovation, exploitation, and communication topics and analysing the current landscape with available methods and tools, proposing recommendations and, if applicable drafting white papers, roadmaps and harmonized proposals for European Research Area and the future EU RTD funding programs. Additionally, I was continuously monitoring the research agenda of the transport associations that represent the European automotive / transport/mobility industry (among others: CLEPA, EGVIA, ERTRAC, EUCAR, Euro NCAP, and liaisoning with other transport associations like POLIS, ETSC)
  • Collaboration with the decision makers from the European Commission and communication with the EC responsible (DG MOVE, DG GROW, DG RTD, JRC) and sharing the results of research R&I actions (ADAS/DS projects: PROSPECT, AEROFLEX, HEADSTART, etc.)
  • Good understanding of current and novel initiatives and standards as part of my research in COMET project in Austria on the Safety Argumentation: UL4600, SAE J3016, SEA ODD lexicon, IEEE 2846 Safety-Related Models for Automated Driving, BSI 1881-1883, global projects like SAKURA (Japan), PEGASUS and V&V Methoden (Germany), CertiCAV (UK), The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium AVSC (USA), Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization IAMTS (Global), etc. Research in the area of the Safety Argumentation of an Automated Driving System, concluded with publication at SafeComp2022 entitled: State of the Art Study of the Safety Argumentation Frameworks for Automated Driving System (I. Cieslik, et al.), with main focus on regulators and standardisation challenges.