Dependable Internet of Things in Adverse Environments

By 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) will consist of 50 billion resource-constrained “Smart Things” that will provide critical every-day services in applications as diverse as Smart Cities, Smart Production, or Connected Cars. These applications require a dependable IoT despite hostile environments and deliberate attacks, where dependability summarizes aspects such as reliability, safety and security that enable users to put trust into the IoT. Today’s approaches to construct an IoT do not guarantee dependability.

The research center “Dependable Internet of Things” brings together ten of the best researchers from the departments of Computer Science & Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Information Engineering at TU Graz in order to provide the scientific foundations for an IoT that works dependably and that is resilient against failures and attacks.

Besides carrying out cutting-edge basic research aiming to offer methods and tools to predict, guarantee, and ultimately raise the level of dependability of the IoT (more info), the center aims to transfer the research results into real-world applications together with local and international industry partners (more info).

Successful mid-term review

On Feb 7, 2019 an international expert jury, chaired by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knoll, managing director of AIT, reviewed the LEAD project positively and recommends funding the second 3-year phase.

Fourth Edition of the Dependability Competition

The LEAD project organizes the fourth edition of the Dependability Competition in conjunction with EWSN 2019 in Beijing, China. This year, 12 international teams, many of them including industry partners, are competing for the most dependable IoT networking solution. Please find more information here.

Dagstuhl Winter School on Operating Systems

The LEAD project co-organizes the second edition of the Winter School on Operating Systems with a focus on dependable operating systems. The inaugural edition of the school was held 2016 in Graz, the second edition will take place at Schloss Dagstuhl in Germany. Please find more information here.