The System and Software Engineering group deals with methods, applications and tools for the design of complex technical systems and software.
Elements of these systems often come from the areas of mechatronics and electrical engineering, with an increasing proportion of software. In important industrial application fileds of embedded systems, such as automation and automotive systems, an interdisciplinary and holistic view is necessary.
From the point of view of information technology, software engineering plays a prominent role, but cannot be seen in isolation from the development process of the surrounding system. Training, methods and tools for successful engineering solutions must reflect this connection.

The main topic of the work is the model-based engineering of automation and embedded systems. Such technical applications in computer science contain hardware and software elements and cannot be designed with the tools of classic software engineering alone. The interface between computer science, electrical engineering and automation technology makes the subject area an important current challenge with high future potential for the graduates.
The central point of systematic system and software engineering are computer-internal models and the procedural methods that use them.

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The SSE group offers courses in the areas of software technology and system design, which are primarily aimed at the degree courses Informatik, Ingenieurinformatik, Wirtschaftsinformatik as Research in Computer and Systems Engineering (RCSE).


New Publications

T. Jungebloud, N. Nguyen, D.-S. Kim, and A. Zimmermann:
Hierarchical Model-Based Cybersecurity Risk Assessment During System Design.
accepted for publication at 38th Int. Conf. on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection (IFIP SEC 2023), Poznan Poland, June 2023.

N. Bodenschatz, M. Eider, D. Kratschmer, A. Berl and A. Zimmermann:
Battery-friendly charging process scheduling of electric vehicle fleets at company sites.
accepted for publication at 3rd Int. Conf. on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering (ICECCME’23), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, July 2023.