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Christian Doppler Labor für die Verbesserung von Sicherheit und Qualität in Produktionssystemen (CDL-SQI)

Im Jänner 2018 wurde am Institut für Information Systems Engineering das Christian Doppler Labor für die Verbesserung von Sicherheit und Qualität in Produktions­systemen (Christian Doppler Laboratory for Security and Quality Improvement in the Production System Lifecycle – SQI) eingerichtet. Die Mission dieses CD-Labors besteht in der Erforschung und Entwicklung von Konzepten zur Verbesserung von Sicherheit und Qualität über den ganzen Lebenszyklus von cyber-physikalischen Produktions­systemfamilien hinweg.

Das Christian Doppler Labor wurde am 19. April 2018 an der TU Wien feierlich eröffnet. Ermöglicht wird das Labor durch die Mittel des Bundesministeriums für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort und die Industriepartner Software Quality Lab (Österreich) und SMS group (Deutschland).

Die Christian Doppler Forschungsgesellschaft fördert mit den Christian Doppler Labors die Kooperation von Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft. Akademische Grundlagenforschung auf hohem Niveau wird mit anwendungsorientierter Forschung in Verbindung gebracht, die konkrete Probleme aus der Industrie lösen soll. Christian Doppler Labors werden von der öffentlichen Hand und den beteiligten Unternehmen gemeinsam finanziert. Wichtigster öffentlicher Fördergeber ist das österreichische Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort.


Christian Doppler Laboratory for Security and Quality Improvement in production systems (CDL-SQI).

In January 2018, the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Security and Quality Improvement in the Production System Lifecycle was established at TU Wien’s Institute of Information Systems Engineering. The ceremonial opening act took place on April 19th, 2018 in the Kuppelsaal at TU Wien.

SQI’s mission is to both explore and develop concepts which improve the security and quality in cyber-physical production system lifecycles. The laboratory is financed by Austria’s Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs and its industrial partners Software Quality Lab (Austria) and SMS Group (Germany).

Together with the Christian Doppler Research Association, the Christian Doppler Laboratories promote the cooperation of science and economy. In order to solve specific industrial problems, academic basic research of the highest quality is combined with applied research.

All Christian Doppler Laboratories are financed by public institutions and the involved companies, whereby the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs is the principal public sponsor.

Firmenpartner

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Fördergeber

Logo der Christian Doppler Gesellschaft

Research

Publications

Pitchforks in Cryptocurrencies: Enforcing rule changes through offensive forking- and consensus techniques (Short Paper)

Aljosha Judmayer, Nicholas Stifter, Philipp Schindler, Edgar Weippl
International Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology - CBT'18, Barcelona, Catalonia, September 2018

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Towards Flexible and Automated Testing in Production Systems Engineering Projects

Dietmar Winkler, Kristof Meixner, Stefan Biffl
International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, IEEE, Italy, September 2018

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Special issue on “software quality in software-intensive systems”

Emilia Mendes, Dietmar Winkler
Software Quality Journal (SQJ), 26(2), Guest Editorial, June 2018.

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Expert Sourcing to Support the Identification of Model Elements in System Descriptions

Marta Sabou, Dietmar Winkler, Sanja Petrovic
Proceedings of the 10th Software Quality Days Conference (SWQD2018), January 2018

Software Quality: Methods and Tools for Better Software and Systems

Dietmar Winkler, Stefan Biffl, Johannes Bergsmann (Eds.)
10th International Conference, SWQD 2018, Vienna, Austria, January 2018, Proceedings

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Proof-of-Blackouts? How Proof-of-Work Cryptocurrencies Could Affect Power Grids

J. Ullrich, N. Stifter, A. Judmayer, A. Dabrowski, E. Weippl
21st International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID 2018)

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CDL-SQI Opening Slides

Edgar Weippl and Others
April 2018

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Verifying Conceptual Domain Models with Human Computation: A Case Study in Software Engineering

Marta Sabou, Dietmar Winkler, Peter Penzerstadler, Stefan Biffl (TU Wien),
6th AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP 2018), July 2018

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Towards Security-Aware Virtual Environments for Digital Twins

Matthias Eckhart (TU Wien), Andreas Ekelhart (SBA Research)
4th ACM Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop (ACM CPSS 2018), June 2018

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Towards an Experiment Line on Software Inspection with Human Computation

Dietmar Winkler (TU Wien), Marcos Kalinowski (PUC-Rio), Stefan Biffl (TU Wien)
6th International Workshop on Conducting Empirical Studies in Industry (CESI 2018), May 2018

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Investigating a Distributed and Scalable Model Review Process

Dietmar Winkler (TU Wien), Marcos Kalinowski (PUC-Rio), Marta Sabou, Sanja Petrovic, Stefan Biffl (TU Wien)
CLEI Electronic Journal, Vol 22, No 1, April 2018

Team

Profile: Matthias Eckhart

Matthias Eckhart
Researcher

Profile: Kristof Meixner

Kristof Meixner
Researcher

Profile: Felix Rinker

Felix Rinker
Researcher

Profile: Nicholas Stifter

Nicholas Stifter
Researcher

Profile: Johanna Ullrich

Johanna Ullrich
Senior Researcher

Profile: Edgar Weippl

Edgar Weippl
Laborleiter

Profile: Dietmar Winkler

Dietmar Winkler
Senior Researcher

Profile: Felix Rinker

Felix Rinker

is researcher with CDL-SQI.

Research Interest

His research focuses on concepts of multi-disciplinary engineering, tool integration in production system engineering and AutomationML.

Profile: Matthias Eckhart

Matthias Eckhart

is researcher with CDL-SQI.

Research Interest

His research interests center around the security in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs), Industrial Control Systems (ICSs) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Bio

Matthias Eckhart received a bachelor’s degree in Internet Technology and a master’s degree in IT & Mobile Security from the University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM. His previous work experience includes two years as a research assistant at FH JOANNEUM and as a software developer at NXP Semiconductors. He is currently working towards a PhD degree focusing on CPS security.

Profile: Johanna Ullrich

Johanna Ullrich

is senior researcher with CDL-SQI.

Research Interest

Her research interests include network security and cloud security, and raising awareness for security and privacy in traditional engineering.

Bio

She received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and a master’s degree in Automation Engineering, both with distinction from the TU Wien. For her master thesis on Header Compression of IPsec in Powerline Networks, she received the diploma prize of the city of Vienna. During her studies, she spent a semester at the Czech Technical University in Prague. In 2016, she obtained a PhD degree with a thesis focusing on side channels and their practical exploitation in attacks; therefore, she is entitled for a promotio sub auspiciis praesidentis (with highest distinctions and awarded by the Austrian president). Besides, she studies law at the University of Vienna. Johanna teaches graduate courses on network and cloud security at University of Applied Sciences FH Technikum as well as FH Campus Wien.

Profile: Nicholas Stifter

Nicholas Stifter

is researcher with CDL-SQI.

Research Interest

His research focuses on the security and sustainability as well as fundamental principles of block chain technologies and smart contracts.

Short Bio

Nicholas Stifter received a master’s degree in Computer Science Management with distinction and a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from Vienna University of Technology. He is currently working towards a Ph.D. on security and maintainability aspects of block chain technologies and smart contracts and his research interests include Nakamoto consensus, distributed agreement protocols and computing education for distributed systems topics.

Profile: Edgar Weippl

Edgar Weippl

is head of laboratory with CDL-SQI.

Research Interest

His research focuses on applied security concepts of blockchain technology and industrial systems.

Bio

After graduating with a Ph.D. from the TU Wien, Edgar worked in a research startup for two years. He then spent one year teaching as an Assistant Professor at Beloit College, WI. From 2002 to 2004, while with the software vendor ISIS Papyrus, he worked as a consultant in New York, NY and Albany, NY, and in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2004 he joined the TU Wien and founded the research center SBA Research together with A Min Tjoa and Markus Klemen. Edgar R. Weippl (CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CSSLP, CMC) is member of the editorial board of Computers & Security (COSE), organizes the ARES conference and is General Chair of SACMAT 2015, PC Chair of Esorics 2015, General Chair of ACM CCS 2016, and PC Chair of ACM SACMAT 2017.

Profile: Dietmar Winkler

Dietmar Winkler

is senior researcher with CDL-SQI.

Research Interest

His research interests include Software/Systems Engineering, Processes and Process Improvement, Empirical Software Engineering, and Quality Assurance and Quality Management.

Bio

Dietmar Winkler studied computer science at the Vienna University of Technology with focus on Software Engineering, Quality Management and Requirements Engineering and received a PhD in computer science in 2015 and a MS in computer science in 2003. From 2010-2017 he worked as project assistant and key researcher for Quality Assurance and Engineering Process improvement in the Christian Doppler Laboratory “Software Engineering Integration for Flexible Automation Systems” at TU Wien. In 2016 he worked as senior researcher at SBA Research. In 2008, he received a scholarship (by Siemens Austria and the Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien) for a 4 months research stay at the Fraunhofer Institute of Experimental Software Engineering in Kaiserslautern (DE). In 2007 he worked as a guest researcher at Czech Technical University, Department of Cybernetics in Prague (CZ).

Profile: Kristof Meixner

Kristof Meixner

is researcher with CDL-SQI.

Research Interest

His research focuses on concepts of software quality, test automation and variability modeling.

Bio

Kristof Meixner received a master’s degree in Business Informatics from Vienna University of Technology. He is currently working towards a Ph.D. on variability aspects of test automation in software and production systems engineering.