Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH

The University of Applied Sciences Burgenland “Fachhochschule Burgenland” is an established Institution in the area of the Universities of Applied Sciences in Austria, with an active and vivid involvement in various research and open source activities.

Fachhochschule Burgenland (F-B) is a 100% subsidiary of the state of Burgenland. FHB employs about 160 Researchers and Teachers, full time in permanent positions at the campus in Eisenstadt and Pinkafeld. The two campuses of the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland are centrally situated in the heart of modern Europe, thus offering unique intercultural learning opportunities at tertiary level. Students are involved in research activities and can choose between eight bachelor´s and twelve master´s degree programs in five departments: Business Studies; Information Technology and Information Management; Energy and Environmental Management; Health; and Social Work. As an academic partner, FHB is involved in a number of research projects and is currently setting up the research-field of secure Cloud computing and CPS.

F-B’s key contribution to the project is to develop means for building flexible CPPS which can adapt itself to a changing environment.


Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH is involved in WP1, WP5, and WP6. In WP1 F-B leads the Task 1.2.1 addressing secure inter-organization and cross-trust boundary data exchange and Task 1.4.2 providing techniques for incident detection via self-* methods and cyber-physical event correlation. F-B will support the design of a process meta-model for cyber-physical production systems (CPPS) to support the understanding of such systems, to reduce the complexity, and to provide a consistent terminology.  Furthermore, to improve the overall security concept for access control systems will be evaluated existing state of the art security and business process management standards. Both evaluations will be used as a basis to derive and model measurable security metrics related to operational security, legal (e.g. SLAs) and business process performance metrics. Based on the derived security and business process performance metrics, F-B will develop self-* (autonomic management) approaches to allow systems to adapt themselves in the presence of unsatisfactory security situations.

Key contribution

F-B’s key contribution to the project is to develop means for building flexible CPPS which can adapt itself to a changing environment. The policies on which the adaptation is going to happen will be determined by business process performance metrics and security metrics allowing to dynamically find an optimal trade-off between business process performance and security. A second goal is the identification and monitoring of bespoken metrics which will enhance transparency of CPPS.

Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
Campus 1
A-7000 Eisenstadt