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Dependable Adaptive Systems and Mathematical Modeling

Cluster of Excellence in Rhineland-Palatinate

Software systems play crucial roles in modern societies, in particular in the form of embedded systems and information systems. In the future, they need to adapt automatically to the available system resources, to the environment, and to the user. Mathematical models allow to describe the real world as well as the interaction with the software systems and, in particular, to express probabilistic process behavior. Simulations and visualizations can be used to validate those models. Being complex software systems on their own, simulation systems form ideal prototype testbeds for embedded and other environment-dependent adaptive software systems. This role of simulation software will become more and more strengthened in the future.

The general aim of this research cluster is to further integrate software system engineering, mathematical modeling, and simulation and to provide the foundation for understanding and constructing the future generation of adaptive systems. This basic foundation is required to enable the society to exploit the power of such systems, and also to estimate the risks of being dependent on those systems in many aspects.

This Cluster of Excellence is funded by the Government of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Participating Institutions

  • Department of Computer Science of the University of Kaiserslautern
  • Department of Mathematics of the University of Kaiserslautern
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM)
  • German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

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