Critical Systems, i.e., systems whose failure either endanger human life or cause drastic economic losses, form the technological backbone of today’s society and are an integral part in such vastly diverse industrial sectors as automotive, aerospace, maritime, automation, energy, health care, banking, and others. Such systems are safety critical – human errors, technical failures and malicious manipulation of information can cause catastrophic events leading to loss of life. Examples of such systems can be for example future automated vehicles and their cooperation with humans and other traffic participants, future ship bridges with highly distributed work tasks on the bridge and with other ships and ship control stations but also emergency care where joint teams are treating an individual’s medical condition with technical support.
Critical Systems Engineering for Socio-technical Systems addresses critical systems, which rely on synergistically blending human skills with IT-enabled capabilities of technical systems to jointly achieve the overarching objectives of the system-of-systems. The socio-technical relationship humans and more and more automated cyber-physical systems is characterized by a synergistic cooperation between humans and their real and digital environment. Engineering such socio-technical Safety Critical systems involves a wide range for foundations from the field of engineering, computer science, cognitive psychology and human computer interaction.
The summer school gives your insights into the engineering of such safety-critical systems from a scientific perspective but also give the opportunity to get hands on latest research prototypes and systems raining from automated driving, maritime navigation to emergency health care.
The summer school is jointly organized by two large research efforts that address the engineering of large cyber-physical systems in safety-critical domains at the University of Oldenburg and the OFFIS-Institute for IT.
The Interdisciplinary Research Center of “Critical Systems Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems” addresses critical systems, which rely on synergistically blending human skills with IT-enabled capabilities of technical systems to jointly achieve the overarching objectives of the system-of-systems.
The Graduate School “SAMS – Safe Automation of Maritime Systems” facilitates research in the domain of integrated and save maritime supervision, control and assistance technology.