Welcome to the Institute for Complex Systems

The Institute for Complex Systems (ICS) targets the ever-increasing complexity of hardware/software systems. Here, the institute considers suitable abstraction levels, i.e. Virtual Prototypes (VPs) in SystemC for HW/SW systems at the Electronic System Level (ESL), HW designs in Verilog/VHDL at the Register Transfer Level (RTL), down to the gate-level. Primary research areas are: verification, debugging, and synthesis, all major problems in Electronic Design Automation (EDA). We heavily use the RISC-V ISA in our research work (see e.g. our open-source RISC-V VP).

Currently, the institute is still in the start-up phase.

At the end of May the institute will move to Science Park 4.

There is still one PhD position open at the institute. If you are interested, please email Prof. Daniel Große.

Institut für Complex Systems


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Aubrunnerweg 3B, 1. Stock


+43 732 2468 4561