Dependable and Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems



The main goal of this project is to develop an integrated vehicle and system technology that enables a largely emission-free and automated delivery of goods in urban centers. To this end, autonomous and remote-controlled driving on company grounds and in urban environments, as well as intelligent assistance for parcel delivery by autonomous driving functions of e-transporters, will be implemented.

Contact: Karina Rehfeldt 


The autoMoVe project focuses on highly modular vehicle concepts based on a universally usable basic vehicle module with interchangeable vehicle superstructures, e.g. for passenger or goods transport. Taking into account the requirements of the selected application scenarios, the vehicle concepts are developed with a focus on vehicle design, vehicle functions, energy management and control as well as software architectures.

Furthermore, a development and simulation platform will be implemented to support the virtual development work. Here the functions of the developed vehicle concepts are demonstrated. In addition, individual innovative subsystems are physically implemented and tested.

Contact: Tim Warnecke

Accurate speed determination

The car manufacturer Volkswagen has had an algorithm developed which determines the vehicle speed under the conditions of the Euro-NCAP requirements instead of on the basis of current national legal requirements. Within the project "Accurate Speed Determination" the correctness of the developed algorithm shall be checked by formal methods against the legal and NCAP requirements.

Contact: Adina Aniculaesei

Safeguarding the development of steering systems

The overall objective of this project is to investigate what a good and effective model-based validation process based on the SCADE tool chain looks like. From this a concrete goal has been derived: requirement based test cases for a vehicle function shall be generated automatically. SCADE Software Architekt will be used for modelling the vehicle function and the Model Checker SCADE Design Verifier will be used for automated test case generation.

The project is carried out in cooperation with VW Braunschweig in order to emphasize the added value of formal methods for our industrial partner and to increase the acceptance of formal methods in industry as part of a more comprehensive experiment.

Contact: Adina Aniculaesei

Timing Analysis and Steering Development

The project "Timing Analysis and Steering Development" researches methods for estimating and safeguarding runtime behavior in embedded control systems with hard real-time requirements. This is done in the context of actual development projects. The focus is on the specification, modeling and measurement of runtime behavior at system level.

Contact: Leonard Scholz

Mobility Lab

The Mobility Laboratory is a cross-sectional internal project that aims to connect the current dynamically adaptive software platform with safeguarding mechanisms. The platform to be developed should be used in as many projects as possible. Furthermore, the mobility laboratory is a place where mainly students come together to work on topics of autonomous driving and machine learning. The laboratory has two RaspberryPi vehicles, a 1:8 model vehicle and an indoor positioning system.

Contact: Tim Warnecke

Open and Intelligent Cloud- and IoT-Based Services and Platforms

Recycling 4.0


The aim of the "Recycling 4.0" project is to improve the recycling process through a targeted and controlled exchange of information. All actors, from the raw material producer to the OEM to the recycler, are to be linked and form a circular economy. The focus of our subproject is on the development of an information and data marketplace where the different actors can connect and exchange information.

Contact: Sebastian Lawrenz 



The project is located in the mining domain and brings together innovative solutions from the field of digitisation and automation with proven mining concepts. The availability, efficiency and safety of the machines and mine equipment will be improved by an intelligent, integrated and holistic maintenance system. New existing IoT methods link the already installed controls and measuring systems to a common platform. In this way, new components can be connected to the system step by step or older ones can be disconnected in a similar way. This project focuses on the semantic integration of different data sources, from sensors to complete machines.

Contact: Mirco Schindler


Internet marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay are dominating more and more areas of the retail trade as "digital checkpoints". One exception so far has been the trade with durable, highly varied and customizable consumer goods. The effect of the configurable product on the consumer's own four walls can only be checked after delivery. The ARBAY project brings the consultation and configuration of individualized goods into the living room. Virtual and augmented reality technologies are used in the project to create new digital distribution channels for highly varied goods. The aim is to develop a sales platform that extends the principle of known sales platforms for the sale of these goods. The main focus of the ISSE project is the development of a semantic product model as a basis for the platform.

Contact: Axel Grewe

Intelligent control systems

The project "Intelligent Control Systems" deals with the application of deep learning methods to control systems. The long-term goal is the evaluation of concepts for intelligent, AI-based controllers in the automotive sector. As a first step, data-based models for hidden system states will be investigated. Different subsystems of the engine are considered as application examples.

Contact: Stefan Wittek

SWZ Multi-level Simulation

The development of cyber-physical systems requires the application of holistic simulations. In order to do justice to the complexity of these systems, we are striving for an efficient simulation methodology in the Multi-Level Simulation project. The required holistic perspective is achieved at the rough level, which is co-simulated with several models at the detail level to focus parts of the system that are of particular interest. Which parts are "zoomed in" is dynamic during a simulation run. This dynamic is taken into account on the computing infrastructure level by rolling out the resulting multi-level simulation in a cloud environment with dynamically allocated resources and thus avoiding wastage of resources.

Contact: Stefan Wittek

Requirements, Architecture and Lifecycle Engineering

Model-based requirements management for embedded automotive systems

The tasks of requirements management include gathering and documenting requirements. In the automotive sector, it is common practice for system requirements to be documented in specifications at component level only. In order to ensure their traceability and consistency, requirements from the component level are assigned to requirements from the customer level. This step is very time-consuming and error-prone, as many component requirements have to be assigned manually. The model-based development approach enables the tool-supported derivation of artifacts from different abstraction levels. The goal is therefore to develop a hierarchical modeling concept and a tool so that the structuring and derivation of requirements with modeling tools is possible across specifications.

Contact: Axel Grewe

Modular thermal management

Thermal management is a vehicle function from control engineering. Part of the function is implemented with software components so that they can be reused for different vehicle models. The software components have a large number of application parameters so that the interfaces and the behavior of the software can be configured to suit the vehicle model. The application parameters are set with DCM-XML-based tools, so that the setting must fulfill the interaction of the software components. For this purpose, the application developer manually checks the descriptions for consistency, which causes high effort. The goal is to develop an integrated modeling concept and a tool for automated consistency checking in order to reduce the effort required for the application step.

Contact: Arthur Strasser



The digitization of value chains can result in considerable productivity increases and economic potentials for Germany as an industrial location across all industries. The basis of all I4.0 solutions is the collection, processing and provision of information for the real-time networking of people and products. The distribution, analysis and target-oriented use of information results in diverse potentials for improved planning and control of processes and products along the entire value chain. However, companies are reluctant to digitize their own business processes. This is due to a lack of knowledge, difficulties in forecasting an introduction, high investment costs and unknown follow-up costs. The objective is therefore to map the information, material and energy flows changed by I4.0 solutions within companies across divisions. In order to achieve the outlined objectives, new methods, modelling and simulation tools for the integrated conception and evaluation of potentials as well as obstacles of I4.0 solutions are researched, prototypically elaborated and exemplarily applied.

Contact: Daning Wang


Due to the high development dynamics in electromobility, simulation tools are required in order to be able to select the most energy-efficient and economical configuration from the multitude of possible system concepts and operating strategies on an interdisciplinary and cross-departmental basis. However, since the tool landscape used in the automotive industry is very heterogeneous, it is hardly possible to carry out the required number of total vehicle simulations with reasonable effort. This is due to the lack of interoperability of the individual simulators, which generally do not allow standardized access to the libraries of the component and system models of other simulators. This is where the KISEL project steps in. The aim of the project is to develop a novel, interdisciplinary catalogue platform for component and system models based on international standards that guarantees such interoperability. This is made possible by standardized access to the model libraries of different simulators. The effectiveness of the platform will be tested by means of demonstrators for electric vehicles of the compact class and for battery-powered electric buses.

Contact: Mirco Schindler

Data-based Methods for Effective Product- and System-Development and Evolution


The goal of the project is to ensure the improvement and maintenance of the V-Modell Bayern III. The Bavarian Ministry of the Interior uses a company-specific adaptation of the V-Modell XT as a process model standard for the development of software systems. The V-Modell XT Bayern was developed in the WarWeiVMBay project. Since then, WarWeiVMBay II and WarWeiVMBay III have ensured the further development, maintenance and consistency of V-Modell XT. The subject of the project is the provision of a change management environment, the activation of further project types, updates to a newer version of the V-Modell XT and maintenance support.


V-Modell XT Bund

This project is about improvement and maintenance of V-Modell XT Bund. The V-Modell XT Bund is a company-specific adaptation of the V-Modell XT to the federal authorities. In this project it is developed, maintained and maintained according to V-Modell XT.



In the SmartHybrid innovation network, six Lower Saxony research institutions from different scientific disciplines are researching new digital services and innovative business models for the future of Lower Saxony companies. Digital technologies such as the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, Virtual & Augmented Reality or 3D printing, which can be integrated into your business processes to develop new digital services for many product types, are of central importance for research. With this bundling of services in the sense of "hybrid value creation" (also known as product service systems), the Innovation Network is focusing on a topic that is being discussed more and more in the context of digitization and which many experts consider to be of greater economic importance for small and medium-sized enterprises than "Industry 4.0".

Innovation by Digitalization

Digitization Lab


The Digitization Lab offers a setting in which students from different disciplines, pupils and companies from the region can meet and develop and implement innovative ideas together with us. We accompany the participants from prototype development to start-up initiatives and help them to expand their network. The placement of specialists and their retention in the region is one of our greatest concerns. The digitization laboratory is supported by the district of Goslar, the TU Clausthal and the European Social Fund.

Contact: Diana Hoffmeister

Financial Forecast

The ISSE is developing a concept and a software prototype of a forecasting system for the foresighted financial planning of the IT operations of the German Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit). The task of the forecasting system is to predict future operating costs on the basis of internal and external predictors, such as past expenditures, maintenance intervals or economic developments.

Contact: Peter Engel

Health App

In cooperation with the district of Goslar, the Duderstadt prescription testing centre and Ameno GmbH, the ISSE is developing a health app for the Hannover Braunschweig Göttingen Wolfsburg metropolitan region. Our role in this project is the requirements analysis and concept development. The idea for this app was first formulated at the Health Conference 2015, and in 2018 an application for funding was approved. The focus of the app will be on ease of use, which should make the app accessible to as broad a user group as possible.

Contact: Diana Hoffmeister