What is Certus?
Leading industrial enterprises, public services, and research organizations collaborate in the Certus Centre to improve dependability of software-intensive systems. In Certus we work to advance scientific methods and industry best practices to build industrial systems that are more reliable, robust, efficient, safe, and secure. Certus was opened October 1st 2011 and is hosted by Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, Norway. The centre is supported by the Research Council of Norway as a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI). More about Certus.
2016 has been eventful for Certus so far. Jan-Christian Kerlefsen has become the new leader of the board, the Cancer Registry of Norway has joined the ranks as a new User Partner, and the centre’s researchers have attended numerous conferences and academic events. The newsletter is written for partners and affiliates of Certus, however, it is[…]
April 28-29, 35 representatives from the partners and Certus joined forces at the offices of the Cancer Registry of Norway. The traditional seminar format was set aside for a proper workshop, with a number of creative tools provided by OKONI, a French consultancy agency. The objective of the workshop was to brainstorm and create an[…]
It’s been another eventful year for Certus. The Centre has been evaluated in the midway evaluation that all Centres for Research-based Innovation are subjected to, and Certus received a green light from the Research Council of Norway to continue as planned until 2019. The conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation committee have been carefully taken into consideration and[…]
Jan Christian Kerlefsen (fourth from left) is Certus’ new board leader as of 01.01.2016. He takes over the postion from Professor Are Magnus Bruaset (third from left). (Photo: Certus/Bård Gudim)
On Friday, October 30th, 2015, Certus held its 8th annual user partner workshop in the company of its industry collaborators. The workshop was held at the offices of Cisco at Lysaker this year, with a varied programme. Presentations While the Certus project leaders presented the status and content of their research, several of the partners gave talks[…]
Mathieu Collet did his Master’s degree in collaboration with the Certus centre, and he wrote a script for an industrial ABB robot. He is using constraint programming to create the movements of the robot, where the robot itself intelligently generates a Hamiltonian circuit. Have a look at his demonstration below.
On Wednesday August 26th 2015, Morten Mossige successfully defend his PhD thesis “Testing Robotics Software using Constraint Programming in a Continuous Integration Process”. The defense took place at the University of Stavanger at 12:15. Mossige has conducted his PhD as part of the Industrial PhD scheme, in cooperation between the Research Council, the University of[…]
In collaboration with ABB Robotics, a Certus partner, Mossige’s dissertation demonstrates that development costs can be reduced, and the quality of the software increases uptime for the robots. Please read more at NTB (in Norwegian).
Certus will have a booth at Formal Methods 2015, the most important venue in the area of formal methods. The conference is organised from June 22th to June 26th at UiO and features an excellent program: http://fm2015.ifi.uio.no/ . Certus, as an official sponsor of the event, will present various innovations realized in the center. Please,[…]
David Binkley, Ph.D., professor of computer science at Loyola University Maryland, has received awards from the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program and National Science Foundation to support an international, collaborative research project on the evolution of software product families in safety critical systems. Binkley will work on the project in Norway with fellow computer scientist[…]