A look at the SafeComp 2022 in Munich

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Video impressions of the SafeComp 2022 in Munich

The 41st edition of the international SafeComp conference was held in Munich – the first time it had ventured to this location. The conference chairs were Prof. Mario Trapp, Executive Director of Fraunhofer IKS, and Prof. Francesca Saglietti, Chair of Software Engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). The SafeComp 2022 gave 156 experts from 18 countries an opportunity to focus intensively on is-sues regarding the safety and reliability of computer-based systems. Next year, SafeComp will take place in Toulouse.  

Topics of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

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Cognitive Systems

Cognitive systems have the ability to adapt to their environment and as a result, solve complex tasks on their own. Fraunhofer IKS conducts research into safe and dependable cognitive systems.

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Autonomous Driving

Will the automobiles of the future drive autonomously? This vision of the future will become reality only when autonomous driving is safe. With this in mind, Fraunhofer IKS works on adaptive automobile software architectures.

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Artificial Intelligence

The goal of Fraunhofer IKS is to take advantage of machine learning technologies in order to design a future that is safe. AI technologies must be 100 percent dependable, especially when it comes to safety-critical applications.

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AI in medicine

In the future, digital medicine will accompany us as patients from prevention to aftercare. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key technology here, because AI can combine and analyze large amounts of data in a very short time. Fraunhofer IKS conducts research on the validation of such digital applications.

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Industry 4.0

The term Industry 4.0 refers to the digitalization of production and manufacturing. In order to safely exploit the corresponding advantages, connected and automated production systems must function first and foremost in a dependable manner.

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Safety Engineering

The electronics inside vehicles and machinery are growing increasingly complex. It takes more advanced safety mechanisms to tame this complexity. This is why safety engineering is a focal point of research at Fraunhofer IKS.

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Smart Farming

Smart Farming makes it possible to simultaneously render agriculture more sustainable, efficient and resilient. Fraunhofer IKS supports manufacturers of agricultural machinery, technology or software in the development of solutions for smart farming.

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Quantum Computing

Quantum computers could enable new applications. Fraunhofer IKS is researching safe software applications for quantum computing so that the calculations can be relied on.

Current activities at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

Here you will find our upcoming events, current press releases and other news about Fraunhofer IKS in Munich.


Press Release / 9.9.2022

SafeComp 2022 in Munich delivers positive results

The 41st international SafeComp conference (Safety, Reliability and Security of Computer-based Systems), which drew to an end in Munich on September 9, gave 156 experts from 18 countries an opportunity to focus intensively on is-sues regarding the safety and reliability of computer-based systems. Next year, SafeComp will take place in Toulouse.


Mario Trapp appointed to TU Munich

Since June 1, Mario Trapp, director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS, has been a full professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He is part of the Faculty of Computer Science as holder of the Chair of Engineering Resilient Cognitive Systems. This means that Mario Trapp will also be a professor at the future TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology.

The habilitated computer scientist has headed Fraunhofer IKS since January 2018 and previously taught as an adjunct professor at the Department of Computer Science at TU Kaiserslautern.


Event / 11.10.2022

Beyond Safety. Forum@SICK

On 11th October 2022, the first public day of »Beyond Safety. Forum« @SICK in cooperation with Fraunhofer IKS will be held at SICK’s new SIA Campus in Waldkirch-Buchholz and online via Webex. Experts from different fields could seize the chance to discuss opportunities and challenges and emerging topics within industrial automation and safety.


Conference / 8.-9.11.2022

Safetronic 2022

After the successful premiere in 2021, the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems will again host the international conference »Safetronic« 2022. The event is planned for November 8 and 9, 2022.


Delegation visit from Africa

Fraunhofer IKS hosted a delegation from Africa. The visit was in connection with the Bavarian Africa Forum 2022, which was organized by the Bavarian Chambers of Industry and Commerce, the German Chamber of Commerce Abroad in Africa and the Bavarian State Chancellery. At Fraunhofer IKS, the participants received an introduction from institute director Mario Trapp as well as three project presentations focusing on industry and automotive.


Delegation visit from Quebec

On June 28, a Canadian delegation of parliamentarians visited Fraunhofer IKS together with two members of the Bavarian Parliament. In addition to a presentation on Fraunhofer IKS by Director Mario Trapp, the delegation was given a tour in the Living Lab and got insights into various research fields and projects of Fraunhofer IKS, including AI assurance, quantum computing and adaptive resilience management.



Artificial Intelligence in MedTech

Dr. Narges Ahmidi, Head of Reasoned AI Decisions, explains in this video, how artificial intelligence and machine learning will share medical technology in the near future. AI is particularly helpful where a lot of data is involved. The areas of application range from diagnosis, for example through image analysis, to the treatment of patients and the maintenance of medical equipment in intensive care units.



ezCar2x® framework: Source code available

With the flexible ezCar2x® software framework Fraunhofer IKS provides the key components needed to rapidly create prototype applications for networking vehicles. The link to the complete source code and the corresponding manual can be found on the ezCar2x® website.



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The Story of Resilience, Part 3 / 16.11.2022

Understanding Self-Adaptive Systems

What are the basic principles of self-adaptive systems? This is the basic prerequisite for bringing the concept of resilience to life. Part 3 of our series.


The Story of Resilience, Part 2 / 27.10.2022

The Complexity Challenge

Resilience is the key ingredient for the next generation of cognitive cyber-physical systems. Many visions of the future can only become reality if the systems become aware of themselves, their goals and their context in order to be able to adapt to unknown and changing environments. In this article, part 2 of our series on resilience, we look at the character of complexity to better understand where to start engineering in order to manage this complexity.


Operational Design Domain / 13.10.2022

Narrow frame provides safety

The Operational Design Domain (ODD) precisely defines the area in which automated driving functions may be used. As such, they represent a fundamental prerequisite for safe automated driving. Part 1 of a three-part series on the importance of ODD.


Safetronic 2022 / 6.10.2022

Here's the final agenda – take a look!

Registration for this year's Safetronic (November 8 - 9, 2022) has already started. Save your ticket now and take advantage of the early bird rate until October 10. Safetronic will again be organized as a hybrid conference.

Services by the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

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Dependable Artificial Intelligence

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Adaptive Software

Fraunhofer IKS makes embedded systems adaptive and extendable.

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Safety Architectures for AI Systems

Fraunhofer IKS develops safety architectures for artificial intelligence technologies.

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Fault-tolerant Embedded Platforms

Fraunhofer IKS develops fault-tolerant embedded systems.

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Dependable Connected Systems

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Flexible Production

Fraunhofer IKS makes sure your production systems are flexible and dependable.

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