The IoT is a key enabling technology for application domains with very high societal relevance and impact, including smart cities, smart cars, smart health, smart factories, and smart buildings. All these applications are only feasible if the underlying Internet of Things doesn’t fail, as failures may lead to disastrous real-world impact.

The "Symposium on Dependable Internet of Things" aims at discussing concepts, methods, and tools to predict, guarantee, and ultimately raise the level of dependability of the IoT, where dependability summarizes all attributes of a system that allow a user to put trust into and rely on the system, to systematically construct a dependable IoT that is resilient against failures due to adverse environments. Adverse environments pose the IoT with a range of physical and man-made treats, including harsh environmental conditions (for example, unpredictable wireless signal propagation and strong interference from other wireless transmitters), physical and remote attacks, and the inherent complexity of a system of systems.

The symposium will address the scientific challenges associated with a dependable IoT from four different directions, highlighting the multi-disciplinary nature of this research topic:

  • "Dependable Wireless Communication and Localization" addressing communication latency and loss as well as localization accuracy of mobile nodes in harsh environments;
  • "Dependable Computing" dealing with the dependable execution of modular real-time software under environmental perturbation, software, or physical attacks;
  • "Dependable Composition" placing its focus on the correct and robust interaction of independently developed smart things;
  • "Dependable Networked Control" being concerned with control problems where sensors, actuators, and controllers are connected by a wireless network.

The "Symposium on Dependable Internet of Things" is a single-day event organized by the LEAD Project "Dependable Internet of Things in Adverse Environments", which has been funded through an excellence initiative sponsored by TU Graz to foster excellent research areas of strategic importance. The symposium will comprise invited keynote presentations and scientific presentations, posters, and demonstrators by project members and associated researchers. More information on the project can be found here:

Date: June 5, 2018, from 9:00 to 18:00
Location: Graz University of Technology, Rechbauerstraße 12, 8010 Graz, Austria

In case of questions, please send an e-mail to baunach(at) or call +43316876412.