Software Engineering

How to become an Embedded Software Engineer

You want to become an embedded software engineer?No matter where you are right now, you are probably surround by embedded systems without even realizing it: An embedded system is a comupter systen that has a dedicated function within a larger mechanical or electronic system. This could be for example, the microcontroller in your coffee machine or the …

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Mitarbeiterführung auf Distanz

Wir haben bei uns im Unternehmen natürlich eine Regelung zur Mobil Arbeit, welche Arbeiten von zu Hause aus ermöglicht und regelt, und ja auch im Umfang beschränkt. Diese gilt in “normalen Zeiten”, “normale Zeiten” sind im Prinzip alle Zeiten, hiervon ausgenommen sind nur Zeiten in denen die Verbreitung eines Virus das Ausmaß einer Pandemie annehmen …

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SPIN 2014 Talk: SpinCause: A Tool for Causality Checking

Today I talked at the SPIN 2014 symposium in San Jose, CA about the SpinCause tool. The slides for my talk are available here. In this paper we present the SpinCause tool for causality checking of Promela and PRISM models. We give an overview of the capabilities of SpinCause and briefly sketch how the causality checking …

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1st International Conference Automotive Embedded Systems

I’m happy to announce that I will chair the 1st International Conference Automotive Embedded Systems. The Automotive Embedded Systems conference focuses on the challenges of nowadays automotive software and systems development. The conference will be held from 25 – 27 February 2014 at the Lindner Hotel Airport, Düsseldorf, Germany. We will discuss emerging trends in automotive …

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Functional Safety Book recommendation: Design and Safety Assessment of Critical Systems

I have updated my list of literature on functional safety with the book of Marco Bozzano et al.. The book is a very well written introduction into the topic of safety assessment and functional safety and I can recommend it for readers on beginner levels as well as for functional safety experts that want learn more about formal …

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AVM 2013 Talk: Recent Advances in Causality Checking

On Tuesday May 28th 2013 I gave a talk at the Alpine Verification Meeting in Trento Italy with the title “Recent Advances in Causality Checking”.  Abstract: In recent work on the safety analysis of systems we have shown how causal relationships amongst events can be algorithmically inferred from probabilistic counterexamples and subsequently be mapped to fault …

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Causality Checking for Complex System Models (Talk at VMCAI 2013)

I gave a talk on causality checking for complex system models at the VMCAI 2013 conference in Rome, Italy. The slides of my talk are available here. Abstract: With the increasing growth of the size and complexity of modern safety-critical systems, the demand for model based engineering methods that both help in architecting such systems …

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CausCheck : Causality Checking for Complex System Models

I’m currently developing a new method for automated safety analysis of complex systems. This method is called Causality Checking and allows for the automated generation of fault trees out of system or software architectures in SysML or UML. This post gives an overview of how Causality Checking works. CausCheck : Causality Checking for Complex System Models …

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