Project supported by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports – Distributed computer control in transport and industrial plants

Project ID: 165-0361621-2000
Duration: 2007-2013

The project studies the following issues: methods of developing and organising hardware and software support, fault diagnosis, increasing the level of reliability and fault tolerance as well as maintenance of a modern hierarchically distributed and embedded real-time computer system applied in transport means and systems as well as industrial plants. Real-time computer systems are applied as embedded in the transport means and distributed towards a location in the system and industrial plants. Due to diversity of functions they perform, reliability and security, there is a hierarchical and distributed organisation. Since demands on security and reliability have increased, there is a need for hardware and software fault diagnosis and tolerance. System's multilayered structure includes embedded microcontrollers, intelligent peripheral devices, microprocessor subsystems, expert and high-end computer systems. Project research should offer possible hardware solutions at all levels, the corresponding software structure as well as the analysis of the set demands and standards. Methodology of establishing a system, testing components, subsystems and the system as a whole should be determined. It is necessary to define methodology and procedures for failure diagnosis both preliminary and while the system is operating, i.e. on-line. In accordance with demands on reliability and security, fault-tolerance and repair procedures as well as maintenance methodology should be determined. Research results will be checked partly by simulation done on models of components and subsystems, but also on real models and prototypes of the system as a whole. Hardware and software tools for failure injection will be applied for the purpose of testing system’s behaviour and measuring reliability parameters, fault coverage and fault tolerance. The proposed research is significant because of the possibility of applying its results in real transport means and systems and production plants in various branches of industry. There is a need manufacturers express for improving assembly-line production aimed at satisfying high demands and competitiveness on the market. That would enable input of more intelligence into Croatian products and employment of new highly educated professionals. In addition to other publications, special contribution and importance of the project imply 7-10 doctoral dissertations and 4-6 Master's theses that are expected to be completed.

TEMPUS KISEK (Collaborative Internationalization of Software Engineering in Croatia) 
Project ID: UM_JEP-41023-2006
Duration: 2007-2009


TEMPUS (Trans-European-Mobility Scheme for University Studies) programme supports the development of higher education in Eastern European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro) by improving university cooperation in the region and the EU member states.
Reform and development strategy has been aligned with the objectives of the Bologna Declaration, i.e. with establishing the European Higher Education Area by 2010. Participation in the Bologna Process requires a structural reform of higher education management with special emphasis placed on stronger universities which is to be achieved by institutional integration, effective quality control and compatibility among higher education institutions.


Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek was a Tempus project consortium member for the project UM_JEP-41023-2006 Collaborative Internationalization of Software Engineering in Croatia (KISEK) 2007-2009. One of the main achievements of the project is the establishment of the Competence Centre for Software Engineering; quality, reliability and diagnosis of software within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Due to regional development and assistance in developing small and large businesses, the Centre was established together with partners from J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek. 


  • Improving the cooperation between government institutions, the University and economy through public-private partnerships, joint research and development, training, exchange of experience, practical work, and other activities of interest to the partners.
  • Reinforce internationalization of both J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek and regional economies, support new study programmes which are to be held in the English language for foreign students, exchange of teaching staff not only between universities but companies as well.

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