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Department of Computer Science 4
Distributed Systems and Operating Systems

System Software Group

Overview

Both our group's research and our lectures target several areas of computing systems and software engineering as well as their intersections in the following aspects:

In organizational respects, the group incorporates the Chair in Distributed Systems and Operating Systems in the Computer Science Department of the School of Engineering at FAU. About two-thirds of the group's staff is supported through third-party funds, mainly by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Furthermore, we maintain research cooperations and ongoing projects with engineering industry such as Siemens Automation & Drive, Siemens Corporate Technology, and Elektrobit, amongst others.

The group is headed by Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat and additionally comprises 4 assistant professors, 24 postgraduates (scientific staff), 4 staff members, and 11 research students, currently (see People at CS 4).

Awards

Papers

Theses

  • Simon Schuster received a Thesis Award from the GI-Fachausschuss Echtzeitsysteme for his Master thesis on "Systemgewahre statische Laufzeitanalyse von Universalbetriebssystemen" (System-aware static run-time analysis of generic operating systems, 2018).
  • Martin Hoffmann received the Dissertation Award from the GI-Fachgruppe Betriebssysteme for his dissertation on "Dependability by Design: A Methodology for Dependable System Software on Undependable Hardware" (2017).
  • Christian Eichler received a Thesis Award from the GI-Fachausschuss Echtzeitsysteme for his Master thesis on "Benchmark Generation for WCET Analysis" (2017).
  • Michael Eischer received the ASQF Advancement Award for his Master thesis on the "Design of a Byzantine Fault-tolerant Protocol for Heterogeneous Environments" (2017).
  • Rainer Schiekofer received a Siemens Master Thesis Award for his Master thesis on the "Consensus-oriented Parallelization of Infrastructure Services at the Example of ZooKeeper" (2017).
  • Phillip Raffeck received a Thesis Award from the GI-Fachausschuss Echtzeitsysteme for his Bachelor thesis on the "Design and Implementation of an Energy-Neutral Real-Time Operating System" (2016).
  • Peter Wägemann received a Thesis Award from the GI-Fachausschuss Echtzeitsysteme for his Master thesis on "Assisting Analysis Based on Implicit Path Enumeration through Evolutionary Testing for Energy Awareness" (2015).
  • Christian Dietrich received the Thesis Award from the GI-Fachgruppe Betriebssysteme for his Master thesis on the "Global Optimization of Non Functional Properties in OSEK Real-Time Systems by Static Cross-Kernel Flow Analyses" (2015).
  • Florian Lukas received the Thesis Award from the GI-Fachgruppe Betriebssysteme for his Master thesis on the "Design and Implementation of a Soft-error Resilient OSEK Real-Time Operating System" (2014).
  • Rainer Müller received a Thesis Award from the GI-Fachausschuss Echtzeitsysteme for his Diploma thesis "Slothful Linux: An Efficient Hybrid Real-Time System by Hardware-Based Task Dispatching" (2013).
  • Tobias Distler received an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award for the 2012-2013 academic year.