Florian Schade, M. Sc.

Florian Schade, M. Sc.

  • Engesserstr. 5
    76131 Karlsruhe

Research interests

Hypervisor-based software architectures for efficient mixed-criticality systems

Increasingly powerful processing platforms are leading to more centralized controller architectures in networked embedded systems as found in cars, aircraft or industrial production systems. Software-driven functions formerly realized on distributed processing units are integrated on few powerful machines. Hypervisors support this integration by managing the machine’s resources and isolating applications. However, In the context of safety and real-time systems, an efficient integration of mixed-critical software is difficult. Therefore, we research architectures and mechanisms to increase the efficiency of such platforms while still maintaining safety and timing guarantees.

Data processing in future industrial production systems

Future industrial production systems lead to new challenges concerning data processing and machine control. Focusing on flexibility and efficiency, KIT investigates a production system concept based on collaborating robots executing different manufacturing steps. During production robots exchange tools and switch between standalone and collaborative mode. An efficient control and data processing system is needed to orchestrate control and data processing software execution within a network of processing units, providing processing power as needed by the production system and ensuring real-time processing where necessary.

Supervised student works (selection)

  • MA: „Architecture for the Integration of Reconfigurable Hardware Accelerators in Hypervisor-based Edge Devices“
  • BA: „Development of a Resource Management Module for XEN Hypervisor Guest System Management“
  • BA: „Automated Job Deployment for Reconfigurable Industry 4.0 Production Systems in Additive Manufacturing“
  • MA: „Embedded Hypervisor Monitoring Using CPU Trace Information“
  • BA: „Design of a Monitoring System for Hypervisor-Based Multiprocessor SoCs“


Journal Articles
Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration for Adaptive Sensor Integration in Highly Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Schade, F.; Karle, C.; Mühlbeier, E.; Gönnheimer, P.; Fleischer, J.; Becker, J.
2022. Procedia CIRP, 107, 1311–1316. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2022.05.150
Conference Papers
Safety by Construction: Pattern-Based Application of Safety Mechanisms in XANDAR
Dörr, T.; Schade, F.; Masing, L.; Becker, J.; Keramidas, G.; Antonopoulos, C. P.; Mavropoulos, M.; Kelefouras, V.; Voros, N.
2022. 2022 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), Nicosia, Cyprus, 04-06 July 2022, 369–370, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/ISVLSI54635.2022.00081
A Behavior Specification and Simulation Methodology for Embedded Real-Time Software
Dörr, T.; Schade, F.; Ahlbrecht, A.; Zaeske, W.; Masing, L.; Durak, U.; Becker, J.
2022. 2022 IEEE/ACM 26th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT), 151–159, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/DS-RT55542.2022.9932069
Using Trace Data for Run-Time Optimization of Parallel Execution in Real-Time Multi-Core Systems
Schade, F.; Sandmann, T.; Becker, J.; Theiling, H.
2022. 2022 IEEE 28th International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA), Taipei, Taiwan, 23-25 August 2022, 228–234, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/RTCSA55878.2022.00031
Hypervisor-Based Target Deployment Strategies for Time Predictability in Model-Based Development
Schade, F.; Dorr, T.; Becker, J.
2022. Conference Proceedings: 2022 IEEE 35th International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC) Ed.: S. Sezer, 1–2, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/SOCC56010.2022.9908090
XANDAR: A holistic Cybersecurity Engineering Process for Safety-critical and Cyber-physical Systems
Siddiqui, F.; Khan, R.; Sezer, S.; McLaughlin, K.; Masing, L.; Dorr, T.; Schade, F.; Becker, J.; Ahlbrecht, A.; Zaeske, W.; Durak, U.; Adler, N.; Sailer, A.; Weber, R.; Wilhelm, T.; Nemeth, G.; Nemeth, G.; Morales, V.; Gomez, P.; Keramidas, G.; et al.
2022. 2022 IEEE 95th Vehicular Technology Conference: (VTC2022-Spring): Proceedings ; 19–22 June 2022, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/VTC2022-Spring54318.2022.9860859
XANDAR: Exploiting the X-by-Construction Paradigm in Model-based Development of Safety-critical Systems
Masing, L.; Dörr, T.; Schade, F.; Becker, J.; Keramidas, G.; Antonopoulos, C. P.; Mavropoulos, M.; Tiganourias, E.; Kelefouras, V.; Antonopoulos, K.; Voros, N.; Durak, U.; Ahlbrecht, A.; Zaeske, W.; Panagiotou, C.; Karadimas, D.; Adler, N.; Sailer, A.; Weber, R.; Wilhelm, T.; et al.
2022. 2022 Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE), Antwerp, Belgium, 14-23 March 2022, 814–818, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.23919/DATE54114.2022.9774534
Final Report Sino-German Industry 4.0 Factory Automation Platform
Albers, A.; Ovtcharova, J.; Becker, J.; Lanza, G.; Zhang, W.; Zhang, T.; Qiao, F.; Ma, Y.; Wang, J.; Wu, Z.; Ehrmann, C.; Gönnheimer, P.; Behrendt, M.; Mandel, C.; Stürmlinger, T.; Klippert, M.; Kimmig, A.; Schade, F.; Yang, S.; Heider, I.; et al.
2022. (J. Fleischer, Ed.), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). doi:10.5445/IR/1000143693
Journal Articles
Wertstromkinematik – Produktionssysteme neu gedacht: Interdisziplinäres Forscherteam arbeitet an der Produktionstechnik der Zukunft (Teil 2)
Kimmig, A.; Schöck, M.; Mühlbeier, E.; Oexle, F.; Fleischer, J.; Bönsch, J.; Ovtcharova, J.; Hahn, J.; Grunwald, A.; Albers, A.; Rapp, S.; Hagenmeyer, V.; Scholz, S. G.; Schmidt, A.; Müller, T.; Becker, J.; Schade, F.; Beyerer, J.; Rehak, J.; Zwick, T.; et al.
2021. Zeitschrift für wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb, 116 (12), 935–939. doi:10.1515/zwf-2021-0207
Conference Papers
XANDAR: X-by-Construction Design framework for Engineering Autonomous & Distributed Real-time Embedded Software Systems
Becker, J.; Masing, L.; Dörr, T.; Schade, F.; Keramidas, G.; Antonopoulos, C. P.; Mavropoulos, M.; Tiganourias, E.; Kelefouras, V.; Antonopoulos, K.; Voros, N.; Durak, U.; Ahlbrecht, A.; Zaeske, W.; Panagiotou, C.; Karadimas, D.; Adler, N.; Sailer, A.; Weber, R.; Wilhelm, T.; et al.
2021. Proceedings 2021 31st International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications: FPL 2021 ; Dresden, Germany, 30 August – 3 September 2021, 382–383, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/FPL53798.2021.00075
Evaluation of a Hypervisor-Based Smart Controller for Industry 4.0 Functions in Manufacturing
Schade, F.; Barton, D.; Fleischer, J.; Becker, J.
2021. 7th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), 680–685, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/WF-IoT51360.2021.9595534
Journal Articles
Methodical approach for the development of a platform for the configuration and operation of turnkey production systems
Gönnheimer, P.; Kimmig, A.; Mandel, C.; Stürmlinger, T.; Yang, S.; Schade, F.; Ehrmann, C.; Klee, B.; Behrendt, M.; Schlechtendahl, J.; Fischer, M.; Trautmann, K.; Fleischer, J.; Lanza, G.; Ovtcharova, J.; Becker, J.; Albers, A.
2019. Procedia CIRP, 84, 880–885. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2019.04.260
Evaluation of a high-throughput communication link for future automotive ADAS controllers
Yigui, L.; Youteng, S.; Schade, F.; Hotfilter, T.; Becker, J.; Yuan, Z.; Zizhou, O.; Weiming, L.
2019. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers / D, 233 (9), 2371–2378. doi:10.1177/0954407019851334
Modular smart controller for Industry 4.0 functions in machine tools
Barton, D.; Gönnheimer, P.; Schade, F.; Ehrmann, C.; Becker, J.; Fleischer, J.
2019. Procedia CIRP, 81, 1331–1336. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2019.04.022
Conference Papers
Leveraging the Partial Reconfiguration Capability of FPGAs for Processor-Based Fail-Operational Systems
Dörr, T.; Sandmann, T.; Schade, F.; Bapp, F. K.; Becker, J.
2019. Applied Reconfigurable Computing – 15th International Symposium, ARC 2019, Darmstadt, 9.-11. April 2019, 96–111, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-17227-5_8
Conference Papers
HLS-based Performance and Resource Optimization of Cryptographic Modules
Silitonga, A.; Schade, F.; Jiang, G.; Becker, J.
2018. Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications (ISPA2018), Melbourne, Australia, 11th-13th December 2018, 1009–1016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/BDCloud.2018.00147