Dr.-Ing. Andreas Schmidt

 Researcher |   Lecturer |   Developer |   Lifeguard |   Trainer


I am a computer scientist by trade and doing research & development and teaching in the area of open dependable cyber-physical systems. I have a particular interest in dependable software engineering, computer networking and open source.


I do research concerned with the following topics (you find a full list below):

My ORCID is 0000-0002-7113-7376.

My current h-index is 4 and my ha-index is 93.

I have been honoured to publish together with the following co-authors:

  1. Mohammed Naveed Akram
  2. Koorosh Aslansefat
  3. Karsten Berns
  4. Markus Berg
  5. Marlene Böhmer
  6. Tobias Büttner
  7. Georg Carle
  8. Dennis Christmann
  9. Al-Harith Farhad
  10. Joshua Frey
  11. Sebastian Gallenmüller
  12. Christian Giehl
  13. Benedikt Herzog
  14. Pablo Gil Pereira
  15. René Glebke
  16. Reinhard Gotzhein
  17. Stephan Günther
  18. Eric Hauser
  19. Thorsten Herfet
  20. Daniel Hillen
  21. Jessica Horbelt
  22. Timo Hönig
  23. Tom Huck
  24. Tobias Lange
  25. Nishanth Laxman
  26. Christoph Ledermann
  27. Moritz Ohmer
  28. Maurice Leclaire
  29. Jan Reich
  30. Max Reichardt
  31. Stefan Reif
  32. Jan Rüth
  33. Markus Schandar
  34. Patrick Schlosser
  35. Daniel Schneider
  36. Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat
  37. Ioannis Sorokos
  38. Denis Uecker
  39. Klaus Wehrle

Professional Projects

Besides these public funded projects, I also contributed to undisclosed industrial projects.


Dependable Systems and Software Chair (Saarland University)


Telecommunications Lab (Saarland University)

  • Hands-On Networking: SS20, SS19, SS18, SS17, SS16
  • Digital Transmission and Signal Processing (previously Telecommunications I): WS19/20, WS15/16, WS13/14
  • Forschungstage Informatik: SS19, SS18
  • Several guest lectures in other courses at Saarland University


Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE

  • Yousuf Al-Obaidi, MSc. Student

Telecommunications Lab (Saarland University)

  • Lukas Bard, MSc. Student
  • Daniel Birtel, MSc. Student
  • Marlene Böhmer, MSc. Student
  • Sebastian Morgenstern, BSc. Student
  • Pablo Gil Pereira, MSc. Student
  • Ashkan Taslimi, MSc. Student
  • Philipp Tennigkeit, BSc. Student
  • Kai Vogelgesang, BSc. Student

Professional Activities

  • PEACHES (Dagstuhl Seminar 22341) - Participant: 2022
  • MEMOCODE - Subreviewer: 2022
  • GI SKILL "Studierendenkonferenz Informatik" - Reviewer: 2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
  • SafeCOMP - Subreviewer: 2021
  • SHIFT Workshop - Reviewer: 2021, 2020
  • IEEE CPN Workshop - Web Chair: 2020, 2019
  • Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA) - Secondary reviewer: 2017, 2016

Free Open Source Software




  • Winter 2015: CloudCanvas (a Startup weekend project - 1st place)
  • 2014 - 2015: Wäller vom Wibbelstätzje (consulting, support)
  • 2012 - 2014: MenSaar (Saarland University Mensa App for WP7)
  • 2010 - 2014: Position-Portal (customer portal for monitoring and measurement visualization)
  • 2008 - 2014: Plan Aktionsgruppe Saarbrücken (website for a NPO, that raises money for charity projects)
  • Winter 2013: MathOverflow (curve plotting tool)
  • 2010 - 2013: DLRG OG Homburg (web administration, editorial)
  • 2008 - 2010: Saarpfalz-Gymnasium (website my former secondary school)
  • 2007 - 2010: SPG Informatik (website of the faculty of computer science at my secondary school)
  • 2006 - 2008: Wäller vom Bärenbrunnerhof (website for a dog breeder)


You can find my publications in this list, as well as on Google Scholar and arXiv:


  • Hillen, Daniel and Huck, Tom and Laxman, Nishanth and Ledermann, Christoph and Reich, Jan and Schlosser, Patrick and Schmidt, Andreas and Schneider, Daniel and Uecker, Denis
    Plug-and-Produce.. safely! End-to-End Model-Based Safety Assurance for Reconfigurable Industry 4.0
    8th International Symposium on Model-Based Safety Assessment (IMBSA)
  • Farhad, Al-Harith and Sorokos, Ioannis and Schmidt, Andreas and Akram, Mohammed Naveed and Aslansefat, Koorosh and Schneider, Daniel
    Keep your Distance: Determining Sampling and Distance Thresholds in Machine Learning Monitoring
    8th International Symposium on Model-Based Safety Assessment (IMBSA)
  • Pereira, Pablo Gil and Schmidt, Andreas and Herfet, Thorsten
    DeepHEC: Hybrid Error Coding using Deep Learning
    Distinguished Paper Award
    18th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC)


  • Schmidt, Andreas and Frey, Joshua and Hillen, Daniel and Horbelt, Jessica and Schandar, Markus and Schneider, Daniel and Sorokos, Ioannis
    A Framework for Automated Quality Assurance and Documentation for Pharma 4.0
    40th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security (SafeCOMP)
  • Schmidt, Andreas and Reich, Jan and Sorokos, Ioannis
    Live in ConSerts: Model-Driven Runtime Safety Assurance on Microcontrollers, Edge, and Cloud - Practical Experience Report
    17th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC)
    [doi] [code]


  • Böhmer, Marlene and Schmidt, Andreas and Pereira, Pablo Gil and Herfet, Thorsten
    Latency-aware and-predictable Communication with Open Protocol Stacks for Remote Drone Control
    16th International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS Wi-DroIT)
  • Schmidt, Andreas and Pereira, Pablo Gil and Herfet, Thorsten
    Predictably Reliable Real-time Transport Services for Wireless Cyber-Physical Systems
    Preprints of the 21st IFAC World Congress
  • Reif, Stefan and Herzog, Benedict and Pereira, Pablo Gil and Schmidt, Andreas and Büttner, Tobias and Hönig, Timo and Schröder-Preikschat, Wolfgang and Herfet, Thorsten
    X-Leep: Leveraging Cross-Layer Pacing for Energy-Efficient Edge Systems
    Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (WEEE)


  • Schmidt, Andreas and Reif, Stefan and Gil Pereira, Pablo and Hönig, Timo and Herfet, Thorsten and Schröder-Preikschat, Wolfgang
    Cross-layer Pacing for Predictably Low Latency
    Proceedings of the 6th International IEEE Workshop on Ultra-Low Latency in Wireless Networks (Infocom ULLWN)
    [doi] [paper]
  • Gallenmüller, Sebastian and Glebke, René and Günther, Stephan and Hauser, Eric and Leclaire, Maurice and Reif, Stefan and Rüth, Jan and Schmidt, Andreas and Carle, Georg and Herfet, Thorsten and Schröder-Preikschat, Wolfgang and Wehrle, Klaus
    Enabling Wireless Network Support for Gain Scheduled Control
    Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Edge Systems, Analytics and Networking (EdgeSys)


  • Pereira, Pablo Gil and Schmidt, Andreas and Herfet, Thorsten
    Cross-layer effects on training neural algorithms for video streaming
    Proceedings of the 28th ACM SIGMM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV)
  • Reif, Stefan and Schmidt, Andreas and Hönig, Timo and Herfet, Thorsten and Schröder-Preikschat, Wolfgang
    Δelta: Differential Energy-Efficiency, Latency, and Timing Analysis for Real-Time Networks
    Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Real-Time Networks (ECRTS RTN)


  • Schmidt, Andreas and Herfet, Thorsten
    NEAT: Network Experiment Automation Tool
    Proceedings of the 1. KuVS Fachgespräch Network Softwarization
  • Schmidt, Andreas and Herfet, Thorsten
    Transparent Transmission Segmentation in Software-Defined Networks
    Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft)
    [doi] [paper]
  • Reif, Stefan and Schmidt, Andreas and Hönig, Timo and Herfet, Thorsten and Schröder-Preikschat, Wolfgang
    X-Lap: A Systems Approach for Cross-layer Profiling and Latency Analysis for Cyber-Physical Networks
    Proceedings of the 15th International Workshop on Real-Time Networks (ECRTS RTN)
    [doi] [paper]


  • Schmidt, Andreas and Herfet, Thorsten
    Approaches for Resilience- and Latency-Aware Networking
    International Symposium on Networked Cyber-Physical Systems (NetCPS)
  • Schmidt, Andreas and Lange, Tobias and Herfet, Thorsten
    Low-Latency Multimedia Streaming using Open Networking Environments
    Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer and Communications (ICCC-Chengdu)
  • Schmidt, Andreas and Herfet, Thorsten
    Improving Multimedia Streaming from the Network's Core
    Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE-Berlin)


  • Christmann, Dennis and Schmidt, Andreas and Giehl, Christian and Reichardt, Max and Ohmer, Moritz and Berg, Markus and Berns, Karsten and Gotzhein, Reinhard and Herfet, Thorsten
    Vertical Integration and Adaptive Services in Networked Production Environments
    International Conference on Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP-Future)