How can we ensure the safety and availability of highly networked human-cyber physical systems which bring together humans, ICT systems, and physical systems that are controlled by humans or machines and networked with each other to create one overall system? An overall system that is responsible for higher functions that are essential for the state and business, such as energy supply; air traffic surveillance and control; traffic flow control; maritime safety, production chains; or systems for postoperative patient monitoring? The Safety Relevant Cyber Physical Systems competence cluster is examining this highly relevant central issue.
Safety-critical systems whose possible failure would endanger human lives are increasingly being used in the automobile industry; maritime technology; aerospace sector; automation technology; energy supply; and healthcare. The reliable avoidance of serious economic consequences as a result of defective computer-based systems is also a key issue.
The development of (partially) autonomous systems is highly dependent on safety being a given. The already high demands on such systems increase not only due to the partial or complete transfer of control, for example to an autopilot, but increasingly also due to the inclusion of self-learning systems. These systems are able to use information gained from their experiences to make future decisions. The element of uncertainty in automatically made decisions presents a further major challenge for safety-relevant applications and systems.
The scientific work being carried out by this competence cluster is thus based on many years of basic research on models, requirements, analyses, and synthesis – which initially took place without the involvement of humans in a special research area. Projects on "Integrated Modeling for Safe Transportation" and "Critical Systems Engineering for Socio-Technical Systems", funded by the German Ministry of Science and Culture, expanded the remit of this work to include humans, examining their infl uence on safety as active participants and decision-makers in such systems.
Over and above this, the OFFIS Safety Relevant Cyber Physical Systems competence cluster can draw on many years of industrial experience in the development of safety-relevant systems that have been developed within the scope of close industrial cooperation with partners from the aerospace and automotive industries as well as the maritime sector. A range of cooperation projects that take basic research as their starting point are examining processes and methods for the development of safety-relevant systems. A particular focus is the issue of how threats to safety in sub-systems or -components can impact the overall system’s safety.
Jan-Philipp Steghöfer and Björn Koopmann and Jan Steffen Becker and Mikaela Törnlund and Yulla Ibrahim and Mazen Mohamad; Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'21); 09 / 2021
Houssem Guissouma, Janis Kröger, Sebastian Vander Maelen, Eric Sax; 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering (ISSE). Hrsg.: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE; 09 / 2021
Janis Kröger and Björn Koopmann and Ingo Stierand and Nadra Tabassam and Martin Fränzle; Proceedings of the 15th International Verification and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems (VECoS'21); 11 / 2021
Jurj, Sorin Liviu and Grundt, Dominik and Werner, Tino and Borchers, Philipp and Rothemann, Karina and Möhlmann, Eike; Energies; 2021
Georg Hake, Sebastian Vander Maelen, Axel Hahn; IFAC-PapersOnLine; November / 2021
Tino Brade, Birte Kramer, Christian Neurohr; ISEEIE 2021: 2021 International Symposium on Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering; 2021
Thomas Strathmann,Georg Hake, Houssem Guissouma; Carl Philipp Hohl, Yosab Bebawy, Sebastian Vander Maelen, Andrew Koerner; 2021 Design, Automation Test in Europe Conference Exhibition (DATE); 07 / 2021
Grujic, Daniel and Henning, Tabea and Garcıa, Emilio José Calleja and Bergmann, Andre; Proceedings of the 9th Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems; 2021
Jan-Philipp Steghöfer and Björn Koopmann and Jan Steffen Becker and Ingo Stierand and Marc Zeller and Maria Bonner and David Schmelter and Salome Maro; Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'21); 09 / 2021
Nadja Marko andEike Möhlmann andDejan Nickovic andJürgen Niehaus andPeter Priller andMartijn Rooker; 08 / 2020