Dependable Systems and Software

The ever accelerating trend towards sophisticated computing systems pervades application areas where computing services need to function with great reliance. Automotive, avionics, and energy production are typical industrial sectors where different or multiple properties of such services – e.g., availability, performance, real-time response, ability to avoid catastrophic failures, prevention of deliberate privacy intrusions – are crucial.

The chair for Dependable Systems and Software at Saarland University conducts research and teaching in the area of Dependability.

A system is dependable
if reliance can justifiably be placed on
the service it delivers.

Dependability thus includes as special cases such attributes as reliability, availability, safety, security. The design of dependable systems and software asks for strong modelling and analysis methods for design-time prediction of dependability attributes. To this end the chair covers the area of formal verification, quantitative modelling, and distributed system design in a unified research and teaching structure.

Latest News

Perspicuous Computing in focus of new CRC

The DFG establishes a new Transregional Collaborative Research Centre on Perspicuous Computing, CRC 248, joining Saarbrücken and Dresden.

Read more

SENSATION in Acta Astronautica

The major scientific journal for spacewomen and spacemen publishes our earth-orbiting work rooted in the European Project SENSATION.

Read more

Award: “Ausgezeichneter Ort im Land der Ideen”

We are “Ausgezeichneter Ort im Land der Ideen” 2018.

Best Paper Award for Markov Automata on Discount

Our discounted work on Markov automata wins the best paper award at MMB 2018.

Best Paper Award for Alternating Bisimulation

Our work on alternating bisimulation for interval Markov decision processes wins the best paper award at SETTA 2017.