Dependable IoT Systems

As a result of the many technical advances in microcomputers and mobile connectivity, large numbers of sensor-equipped devices and distributed systems are used for the continuous monitoring and control of smart factories, cities, and homes. However, operating these systems in the geo-distributed, heterogeneous, and dynamic computing environments of the Internet of Things (IoT) so that they meet given performance and dependability requirements is often difficult. For this, an effective and reliable resource management is essential. In addition, these IoT systems need to be tested adequately. We, therefore, investigate new methods and systems that support the continuous operation and testing of IoT systems.

Ongoing Research

We currently work on multiple topics in this area: