The Summer School on Critical Systems Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems offers

  • lectures delivered by experts from academy and industry providing a clear and in-depth summary of state-of-the-art research in Critical Systems Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems in different challenging domains and
  • visit of scenarios in our driving simulator, ship bridge simulator and reanimation simulator and care lab that gives a first-hand experience on the challenges and design aspects of engineering cooperation between humans and technical systems  in critical domains.

Thursday, September 28th, 2017


09:15 – 13:00   Drive Me – Designing for Automated Driving 

  • 09:15-10:00
    Prof. Martin Fränzle, University of Oldenburg, Germany:  “Extending System Verification Across the Human-CPS Boundary”
  • 10:15-11:00
    Prof. Andrew Kun, University of New Hampshire, USA: “Modeling Driver Workload and Belief in Automation”
  • 11:15-12:00
    Prof. Chris Janssen,  Utrecht University, “Automated driving: why would we care about the human?”

12:15 Driving Simulator: Designing take-over requests for automated driving (Shadan Sadeghianborojeni, Lars Weber)

13:00 LUNCH

14:00 – 17:15   Save Me – Design for safety-critical medical technology

  • 14:15-15:00
    PD Dr. Georg Breuer, University Hospital Erlangen: “Crisis ressource Management in Critical Care Medicine”
  • 15:15-16:00
    Prof. Rainer Röhrig, University of Oldenburg, Germany: „Human failure in medicine – Improving patient safety through healthcare IT”
  • 16:00-16:30
    Prof. Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg: “Designing multimodal alarm systems in Intensive Care units”

16:30 – 17:15 Patient Simulator:  Crew resource management in critical care situations (pre-hospital emergence / emergency medicine) (Myriam Lipprandt)


18:00 Visit and demo of the Neuro-imaging Unit at the University of Oldenburg combined with a reception
Chaired by Prof. Jochem Rieger

We will make a tour through the Neuro-Imaging Unit including fNIRs, Magnetoezephalography (MEG), Magnet-Resonance-Tomography (MRT) by researchers from applied neuro-cognitive psychology and experimental psychology.


We invite the participants to a nice social dinner in the picturesque center of Oldenburg in the Kulturlounge Selig.

September 29th, 2017


09:00 – 13:00   On high seas – Situation Awareness in Systems of Systems (SAMS)

  • 09:00 – 09:45
    Prof. Axel Hahn, University of Oldenburg: “Modeling and Simulation of Maritime Operations”
  • 10:00 – 10:45
    Prof. Wen Yuanqiao, School of Navigation, Wuhan University of Technology, China: “Maritime Situation Awareness and its Application in Maritime safety”.
  • 11:00 – 11:45
    Dr. Jin H. Park, Korea Research Institute of Ships and Oceans Engineering (KRISO), Daejeon, South Korea : “Time-Series Distance Graph (TSDG): for better detection of collision with many target ships”

12:00 – 12:45 Ship Bridge Simulator: Attention guidance in complex large cyber-physical systems with head-mounted devices (Tim Stratmann, Uwe Grünefeld


The students will have the opportunity to bring posters from their research work .


14:00 – 17:00 Care for me – Designing for Assistance Systems in Care

  • 14:00 – 15:45 Dr. Serge Autexier, DFKI Bremen, Germany: “Safety in Personal Health Assistance”
  • 15:00 – 15:45
    Prof. Andreas Hein, Department of Public Health, University of Oldenburg, Germany: “Ambient Assistance Systems for Ambulant Care”

16:00 Care Robot and Intelligent Environments: Designing for shared-control in care and nursing environments