AG Rechnernetze und verteilte Systeme

The RVS Group (german: AG RVS - Arbeitsgruppe Rechnernetze und Verteilte Systeme) was established on January 1, 1995, is located at the Faculty of Technology at Bielefeld University and is headed by Prof. Peter Bernard Ladkin Ph.D. The RVS Group's specialities lie in:

Peter Ladkin is the developer of the formal and semi-formal failure and accident analysis method Why-Because-Analysis (WBA), which is in commercial use for analysing public-transportation accidents, and Ontological Hazard Analysis, for the hazard analysis and safety-requirements derivation for safety-critical and safety-related systems. The RVS group's research centers on such system-safety analysis methods and of course they teach them.

The RVS group designed, installed and runs a computer-networking laboratory with its own local network for teaching, which is also used for teaching by other faculty groups.

They are developing cooperative programs with partner universities in Indonesia in System Safety, and in Sustainable Protocols (see Research:Sustainable Protocols)