Kairos' research team and our collaboration partners have provided several important research publications this summer. Functional modelling technology (by means of Multilevel Flow Modelling) and developed tools reason about the relation between cause and consequence in complex systems. Using the data from SCADA/control systems, guidance is provided to help the operator on root causes and how to mitigate them. 


Kairos internship fellow Mohammad Bakhshandeh presented his latest study paper at the ESREL-conference in Ireland. Mohammad is currently completing his Ph.D at University of Stavanger. His research address advanced situation awareness, Human Vigilance, and Sensitivity in complex and dynamic Industrial systems. When modern industrial systems are subjected to complex operating conditions, they generate higher potentials for a wide range of abnormalities, deviations, rare events, and incessant changes. Ad-SA based on enhanced human vigilance and sensitivity is gradually becoming a critical need to ensure high-resilience of such systems and contexts. Mohammad´s publication is available here.


The ESREL 2022 (32nd European Safety and Reliability Conference) was held between 28th of August - 1st of September 2022 at Dublin, Ireland with five days of intense exchange on scientific research and industry practices on the various themes and areas, underpinning this year title: “Understanding and Managing Risk and Reliability for a Sustainable Future”.


Secondly, our research team in Denmark, in close collaboration with Danish Technical University and University of Le-Harvre, Normandie, France, opened up for new improved fault diagnostics opportunities, with Kairos functional modelling technology, used for complex and hazardous plant production systems. Current tools have a limitation, namely that the timing aspect of the propagation to consequences is not considered. The presented research proposes a method to develop a timed causal analysis that will use timing information to filter the sequence of alarms in the SCADA/control systems to help operators assess the development of alarms in case of a critical event. The publication is available online here.



The SAFEPROCESS symposium is a major international gathering of leading exerts in the academia and industry from all over the world. It aims at strengthening the contact between academia and industry to build new networks and cultivate existing relations. SAFEPROCESS is organised every three years by IFAC.

About ESRA - European Safety and Reliability Association

ESRA aims at the promotion and application of safety and reliability techniques and risk management in all branches of technology. It does not aim at making profits and it abstains from all political activities.

In particular, ESRA pursues the following goals:

  1. To assure the establishment of an information network between the members and various industrial, academic and professional organisations and other interested persons;
  2. To promote and encourage good practices in the application of safety and reliability techniques and risk management;
  3. To promote cooperation between national professional associations, standardisation organisations, industrial and equivalent groups or associations assuring the mutual exchange of information in the area of safety and reliability;
  4. To promote the formation of professional societies or associations in European Union member states where they currently do not exist;
  5. To encourage the role of national societies or associations, at both national and international Levels;
  6. To assure contacts with organisations active in the area, both inside and outside the European Union member states. International groups and professional societies or associations having similar and/or complementary interests as ESRA can become associated to its activities and proper liaison maintained through ESRAS’s secretariat and;
  7. To promote relevant education and technical training, and harmonize their practices.

About IFAC - International Federation of Automatic Control

IFAC was founded in September 1957. The multinational federation is concerned with automatic control and its representation in the fields of engineering, science and the impact of control technology on society. The IFAC Foundation solicits and funds innovative control engineering activities which promise to improve the state of knowledge of individuals and groups.

Ivan Rott

Written by Ivan Rott

Ivan is currently Sales Manager for Kairos Technology. He is a dedicated sales manager where business development and the urge to create the best solution for the customer needs are some of his passions. After Cybernetics studies at University of Stavanger, Ivan started his career with HW design, moving quickly to project management and account management, as customer relations are core interests. Ivan loves an international working environment and speaks Norwegian, English, French, and some Spanish.