Presenter: Prof. Poul Heegaard (Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology)
Title: Managed Dependability in Interacting Systems
Abstract: The digital ICT infrastructure is a complex system-of-systems in itself, but also in interaction with other critical infrastructures such as water distributions, transportation (e.g. Intelligent Transport Systems) and Smart Power Grid control. The interacting relationship between the stakeholders is agreed upon in Service Level Agreements (SLAs), which gives guarantees on the non-functional properties of the services, including QoS, QoE, security, and dependability. In order to increase the insight a dependability modelling approach is taken, where the goal is to combine and extend the existing modelling approaches in a novel way. To demonstrate and discuss the consequences of adding more functionality both in the distributed entities serving the primary function, and centralised in the control center, a Smart Grid system example will be presented.
Bio: Poul Heegaard is a professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) since 2010. His main research interests are performance and dependability modelling and simulations of communication networks, and now focusing on resource optimisation and management in distributed, autonomous systems in a multi-domain context (aka digital ecosystems). He has previously worked ten years for Telenor (the major Norwegian telecom operator), and ten years for a research institute called SINTEF. He has been the head of Department of Telematics, and now is the head of the QUAM research lab.