On May 23rd, Amer Kajmakovic, a researcher in Area 4.1, successfully defended his dissertation thesis with distinction at the Institute of Technical Informatics at the Graz University of Technology. The thesis was written under the supervision of Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Dr.sc.ETH Kay Uwe Römer. The rest of the examining committee consisted of Prof. Dr.sc.ETH Simon Mayer from the University of St.Gallen as the external examiner and Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Dr.rer.nat. Marcel Carsten Baunach as the chairman.
The title of the defended thesis is “Predictive Fail-Safe: Advanced Services for Safety Architectures” The aim of the research was to investigate the potential improvements in non-functional requirements, primarily availability, as well as safety, reliability, and maintainability within the realm of safety-critical systems.
The conducted research has resulted in the development of a new set of services bundled under a new concept called Predictive fail-safe. The core principle of this concept involves analyzing the current state of the system and mitigating sudden and unnecessary activation of the system’s safe state, thereby enhancing the system’s availability, maintainability, and safety.