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Resilience in networked worlds

DFG approves new priority program in the field of network infrastructure

The German Research Foundation (DFG) approves the new priority program “Resilience in Networked Worlds – mastering failures, overload, attacks and the unknown” and is funding it for the next three years. With the aim of complementing modern concepts of networked worlds with resilience as a central component, researches from all over Germany are working together in an interdisciplinary manner under the leadership of the TU Berlin to develop a “resilience-by-design” approach.


Following the program title “Mastering failures, overload, attacks and the unknown”, the resilience of the network infrastructure – the ability of a system to provide a required minimum level of functionality even when individual parts fail, are attacked or completely unexpected disruptions occur – is to be increased. The research areas relating to networking and communication systems are bundled and strengthened by expertise in, for example, circuit design, IT security, artificial intelligence and control engineering. In other words, resilience is “implemented” from electronic circuits and processors via signal processing and wireless communication to global internet technologies, in order to dynamically detect bottlenecks, reallocate resources and ultimately continue to provide the required minimum functionality without system failure.


Belong to the initiation team of the priority program includes Prof. Dr. Falko Dressler (TU Berlin), Prof. Dr. Antonia Wachter-Zeh (TU Munich), Prof. Dr. Matthias Hollick (TU Darmstadt), Prof. Dr. Konrad Rieck (TU Braunschweig) and Prof. Dr. Milos Krstic (IHP - Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics).


“The active participation of the IHP in the priority program is of enormous importance and is fully in line with the research program “Total Resilience” that was initiated at the IHP”, says Prof. Dr. Milos Krstic.

More information at: Press Release Technische Universität Berlin

The building and the infrastructure of the IHP were funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, funds of the Federal Government and also funds of the Federal State of Brandenburg.