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).

LEAD Spring School 2017

The LEAD project organizes a Spring School on "Security and Correctness in the Internet of Things", registration deadline April 16, 2017. For further information please visit:

EWSN 2017 Conference and Dependability Competition

The featured topic of the 2017 edition of EWSN is “Dependability”. The conference specifically welcomes contributions that aim at making networked embedded systems more reliable, predictable, safe, and secure in order to enable critical applications that require guaranteed performance. EWSN 2017 will also host a competition on dependability organized by a researcher working in the LEAD project.

COMET K1 Research Center Pro2Future on Future Products and Production Systems

Four key researchers of the LEAD project will lead the research area 'Cognitive Products' in the COMET K1 Research Center Pro2Future on Future Products and Production Systems coordinated by Johannes Kepler University of Link. For more information visit this Webpage (in Germany only).