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.


The presentations take place in OFFIS room F02.

The posters can be found in OFFIS room E02/E03. 


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