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).

Course by the distinguished guest lecturer Prof. Kim G. Larsen at TU Graz

The course titled "Selected Topics in Computer Science (From Timed Automata to Stochastic Hybrid Games)” will be held as a block course from the 22nd of May to the 2nd of June. It is a combination of lecture and practicals (3 VU) and intended for doctoral and master students. Details and registration here.

Best Poster Award

The poster entitled "Switchable Directional Antenna System for UWB-based Internet of Things Applications" presented by Bernhard Grosswindhager at the International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN 2017) won the best poster award. Congratulations!

EWSN 2017 Dependability Competition

Uppsala, Sweden, February 18-19, 2017
Researchers from the LEAD project have organized the 2nd edition of the EWSN dependability competition, in which 10 teams from academia and industry have battled to provide the most dependable networking solution for wirelessly networked embedded systems operating in environments rich with radio interference. A summary about the results and lessons learned can be found here.

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: