OFFIS e.V. (OFFIS)
The Oldenburg Research Institute for Information Systems, OFFIS e.V., is an affiliated institute of the Oldenburg University, founded in 1991 and belongs to the top 5% of research institutes in Germany, in accordance of the DFG rankings. 20 professors from the fields of informatics and computer science are working with approximately 250 employees, on application-oriented IT research and development in the application domains of transport, energy and health.
The transport sector involved in PEGASUS employs approximately 75 scientific staff members and has developed, for more than 20 years, methods, tools and processes for the design and analysis of safety-critical transport systems. This includes, in particular, real-time, safety, security and privacy approaches for the development of assistance systems and highly automated/autonomous functions in the automotive, aviation and maritime fields. OFFIS was and is involved in relevant national and EU projects: ENABLE-S3, CSE, CRYSTAL, MBAT, COMPANION, SPES_XT, D3COS, IMoST/IMoST 2, SAFE, MotorBRain and SaLsA. Thereby, methods for the requirements engineering, contract-based design methods as well as model-based safety analysis procedures were created. Due to its competences in the field of real-time and security analysis, OFFIS is also a development partner in AUTOSAR.
In PEGASUS, OFFIS will use its expertise regarding the model-based safety analysis, in order to especially identify and evaluate automation risks. In the first work pack, the basic approaches for the identification of automation risks, on the basis of the demonstrator highway chauffeur, will be developed. The extent to which safety analysis processes and standards are suitable for the management of automation risks and which extensions are necessary, represents the subjects of OFFIS works within the second work pack. Subsequently, questions regarding the traceability of requirements and safety claims are considered in the fourth work pack.