In the future, information and communication technologies will continue to play a significant role in one’s social and occupational lives. Products and everyday items will receive a great deal of intelligent functions through software and embedded systems. The combination of sensors and reliable software opens up new possibilities for connecting devices, and systems for intelligent environments. The continuous availability of secure information access enables an „Internet of Services“ with a variety of new applications and business models.
The reliable combination of hardware, software, communications systems and security concepts is a prerequisite for further distribution of information and communications technologies into existing and future sectors. Only when the accuracy of the software can be assessed can certain areas provide the highest demands on reliability.
Medicine, Aerospace, and Energy are such sensitive areas, where the smallest error can have fatal consequences. But also in the everyday ICT environment, equipment is only accepted if it offers reliable assistance and simplifies complex processes. Safety is also an essential prerequisite for this.