Resilient Worlds

DFG Priority Programme SPP 2378

Resilience in Connected Worlds – Mastering Failures, Overload, Attacks, and the Unexpected

In April 2021, the Senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) established the Priority Programme “Resilience in Connected Worlds – Mastering Failures, Overload, Attacks, and the Unexpected (Resilient Worlds)” (SPP 2378). The programme is designed to run for six years in two phases. The present call invites proposals for the first three-year funding period.

Resilience is needed as the core property of the network infrastructure, from the Internet to the internet of things (IoT), from connected cars to complex cyber-physical systems (CPS) and resilience will be a primary research objective for the coming years.

We expect that modern communication networks can deal with unknown and unforeseen events, both from within the network as well as from external sources. This requires a holistic view of the resilience problem, leading to appropriate and easy-to-handle solutions. Resilience evidently cuts through several thematic areas, such as information and network security, fault tolerance, software and hardware dependability, and network survivability.

DFG SPP 2378

This DFG priority program supports fundamental research on resilience in connected worlds.

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Announcements and Events

September, 2020 Submission of the SPP proposal.
April, 2021 SPP proposal has been granted.
June, 2021 Call for proposals for the first funding period.
Nov. 22, 2021 Submission deadline for proposals.
June, 2022 Review panel.
September, 2022 Decision notification.
February 17, 2023 Kickoff workshop in Berlin.
November 8, 2023 Research school in Berlin: Program ready.
November 8, 2023 First annual review meeting will be in Bremen at Jan. 26, 2024.
Nov. 27, 2023 First research school!
January 26, 2024 First annual status update meeting.
February 2, 2024 First Resilience Talk by Prof. Gianni Antichi.
March 8, 2024 Resilience Talk by Prof. Michał Pióro.
March 11, 2024 The next status meeting will be in Berlin at July 4-5, 2024.
April 4, 2024 Resilience Talk by Prof. Boris Bellalta.
June 7, 2024 Resilience Talk by Prof. Nicolas Navet.
July 4-5, 2024 Second semi-annual status update meeting.


Falko Dressler
Telecommunication Networks
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
TU Berlin

Frank H. P. Fitzek
Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks
School of Engineering Sciences
TU Dresden

Matthias Hollick
Secure Mobile Networking
Dept. of Computer Science
TU Darmstadt

Milos Krstic
Institute of Comp. Sci., Design and Test Methodology
System Architecture Dep. and Uni. of Potsdam

Konrad Rieck
Institute of System Security
Computer Science Dept.
TU Braunschweig

Thorsten Strufe
IT Security
Dept. of Informatics
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Antonia Wachter-Zeh
Coding and Cryptography
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
TU München