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Head of Group: Prof. Adam Wolisz Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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  • Andreas Hess finished his PhD thesis

    Andreas Hess, scientific employee at TKN, completed his PhD on June 19, 2008. Mr. Hess graduated about the subject "Protecting Communication Infrastructures Against Attacks with Programmable Networking Technologies" under the expertise of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolisz, TKN, and Prof. Dr. rer.nat. Redlich, HU Berlin. Congratulations!

  • Ana Cristina Costa Aguiar finished her PhD thesis

    Ana Cristina Costa Aguiar, scientific employee at TKN, completed her PhD on June 9, 2008. Mrs. Aguiar graduated about the subject "Multi-user Multi-flow Packet Scheduling for Wireless Channels" under the expertise of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolisz, TKN, and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steinbach, TU München. Congratulations!

  • Martin Kubisch finished his PhD thesis

    Martin Kubisch, scientific employee at TKN, completed his PhD on June 9, 2008. Mr. Kubisch graduated about the subject "Heterogeneous Energy-Constrained Wireless Sensor Networks: Selected Hardware Aspects" under the expertise of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolisz, TKN, and Prof. Dr. Kraemer, BTU Cottbus. Congratulations!

  • The H-C3 Initiative is continuing the Integrated Graduate Program in the winter semester 2008/09

    The H-C3 Initiative (Human-Centric Communication Cluster) is continuing the Integrated Graduate Program in Human-Centric Communication (IGP H-C3) at the Technische Universität Berlin with a second call for application to coincide with the 2008/2009 winter semester.
    Please find here details concerning applications for the Masters program.
    Please find here details concerning scholarships in the PhD Program.

  • Next TKN Lunch on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Get to know the TKN Research group. Who is working on what and why is there a connection to your future? There will be pizza and drinks for free for everybody.
    When? Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Where? Room FT 340 (HFT Building)
    Here you can find the invitation.

  • The Paper of Mathias Bohge, Adam Wolisz, Anders Furuskär, and Magnus Lundevall has been accepted at ICC 2008

    The paper entitled 'Multi-User OFDM System Performance Subject to Control Channel Reliability in a Multi-Cell Environment' has been accepted by ICC 2008 for presentation and for publication in its proceedings. The conference will take place May 19th -23rd, 2008 in Beijing, China. This year, ICC 2008 has received 3,135 submissions and only 36% of them have been selected for publication due to space and time limitations.

  • The Paper of Konstantin Miller and Tobias Harks has been accepted at INFOCOM 2008

    The Paper "Utility Max-Min Fair Congestion Control With Time-Varying Delays" has been selected to be presented at INFOCOM 2008. The 27th Conference on Computer Communications will take place in Phoenix, AZ, USA in April 2008.

  • James Gross moved to the RWTH Aachen University

    Dr.-Ing. James Gross left the Telecommunication Networks Group (TKN) and moved to the RWTH Aachen University. Now he is assistant professor and is leading the group Mobile Network Performance (Part of the DFG Excellence Cluster UMIC).

  • Konstantin Miller will receive the MMB Award 2008 for his diploma thesis on April 2, 2008

    The technical committee "Measurement, Modelling, and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems" of GI/ITG gives Konstantin Miller the MMB Award for his diploma thesis titled "Design and Analysis of UMKC: a Utility Max-Min Fair Congestion Control Algorithm". Konstantin Miller receives the Award on the 14th GI/ITG conference on Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems (MMB 2008), April 2, 2008.

  • The Paper of Jan-Hinrich Hauer, Vlado Handziski, Andreas Köpke, Andreas Willig, and Adam Wolisz has been accepted at EWSN 2008

    The Paper "A Component Framework for Content-based Publish/Subscribe in Sensor Networks" has been selected for presentation at the 5th European conference on Wireless Sensor Networks EWSN 2008. The conference will take place January, 30th - February 1st, 2008 in Bologna, Italy.

  • TKN Lunch on Thursday, February 7, 2008, 12:00

    Get to know the TKN Research group. Who is working on what and why is there a connection to your future? There will be pizza and Drinks for free for everybody.
    When? Thursday, February 7, 2008, 12:00 c.t.
    Where? Room FT 340 (HFT Building)
    Here you can find the invitation.

  • The Paper of Mathias Bohge, James Gross, Adam Wolisz, and Michael Meyer is number five in the July 2007 list of the ten most popular articles published in ComSoc periodicals

    The July 2007 list of the ten most popular articles published in ComSoc periodicals viewed online, based on PDF views through IEEE Xplore includes as number 5 our paper "Dynamic resource allocation in OFDM systems: An overview of cross-layer optimization principles and techniques" written by Mathias Bohge, James Gross, Adam Wolisz, and Michael Meyer. See more.

  • Barbara van Schewick will join Stanford Law School

    The Stanford Law School announced the appointment of Barbara van Schewick as Professor of Law. Barbara van Schewick is an internationally recognized expert on law and communications technology and will join Stanford Law School this summer. Please find the complete press statement here.

  • The H-C3 Initiative is launching an Integrated Graduate Program in the winter semester 2007/08

    The H-C3 Initiative (Human-Centric Communication Cluster) is launching an Integrated Graduate Program in Human-Centric Communication (IGP H-C3) at the Technische Universität Berlin to coincide with the 2007/2008 winter semester.

  • Emma Carlson finished her PhD thesis

    Emma Carlson, scientific employee at TKN, completed her PhD on February 12, 2007. Mrs. Carlson graduated about the subject "QoS in distrbuted wireless 802.11-based multi-hop networks" under the expertise of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolisz, TKN, and Prof. Dr. rer.nat. Redlich, HU Berlin. Congratulations!

  • James Gross received the KuVS Award 2006 for his dissertation

    James Gross received the KuVS Award 2006 for his dissertation titled "Dynamic Algorithms in Multi-User OFDM Wireless Cells". Congratulations!
    The on communications and distributed systems specialized interest group KuVS awards this price for the best dissertation and the best diploma thesis of the year.
    Mr. Gross completed his PhD on June 15th, 2006 under the expertise of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolisz, TKN, Prof. Dr. Grötschel, ADM/ZIB and Prof. Dr. Kammeyer, Universität Bremen.

  • James Groß finished his PhD thesis

    James Gross, scientific employee at TKN, completed his PhD on June 15, 2006. Mr. Gross graduated about the subject "Dynamic Algorithms in Multi-User OFDM Wireless Cells" under the expertise of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolisz, TKN, Prof. Dr. Grötschel, ADM/ZIB and Prof. Dr. Kammeyer, Universität Bremen. Congratulations!

  • Network Neutality Paper of Barbara van Schewick accepted for Publication in the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law

    The Paper "Towards an Economic Framework for Network Neutrality Regulation" by Barbara van Schewick is one of the most important papers about Network Neutrality. It is accepted by the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law and will be published in 2007. The abstract and full text are available here.

  • Interviews on Network Neutrality by Barbara van Schewick on tagesschau.de and heise online

    tagesschau.de and heise online have published interviews with Dr.-Ing. Barbara van Schewick on the merits of network neutrality regulation. Network neutrality rules forbid network operators to discriminate against unaffiliated content, applications or portals or to exclude them from their network. Whether Congress should pass network neutrality legislation is hotly debated in the US. The debate is now comming to Europe as part of the review of the European regulatory framework for communication networks. The interview with tagesschau is available here. The interview with heise online is available here.

  • Seble Mengesha Aberra finished her PhD thesis

    Seble Mengesha Aberra, scientific employee at TKN, completed her PhD on May 2, 2006. Mrs. Mengesha Aberra graduated about the subject "Capacity Enhancement of Radio Networks using Intermediate Relays" under the expertise of Prof. Wolisz, TKN, and Prof. Schiller, FU Berlin. Congratulations!

  • Martin Herzog finished his PhD thesis

    Martin Herzog, scientific employee at TKN, completed his PhD on April 20, 2006. Mr. Herzog graduated about the subject "Ringostar - En Evolutionary Performance Upgrade of Optical Ring Networks" under the expertise of Prof. Wolisz, TKN, and Prof. Eberspächer, TU München. Congratulations!

  • The Paper of Sven Hermann et al. accepted at PerCom 2006

    The Paper "Concept for Hierarchical and Distributed Processing of Area Based Triggers" by Sven Hermann, Günter Schäfer, Michael Lipka und Adam Wolisz is one of the 23 Regular Papers which have been selected out of 280. The Fourth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom) will take place from March 13th - 17th in Pisa, Italy.

  • Marc Emmelmann invited to serve on the TCP for IEEE ICC 2006

    Marc Emmelmann has been invited to serve on the Technical Program Commitee for the 1st Symposium on Next Generation Mobile Networks (IEEE ICC 2006) being held at Istanbul, Turkey, 11-15 June 2006. This NGMN Symposium will focus on all aspects of next generation mobile network architecture and try to gather the state-of-the art research activities in this important field. In particular it will address the evolution of today’s Internet, the PSTN and third Generation Mobile Networks to a future multi-platform and multi-service ubiquitous network.

  • Marc Emmelmann invited TCP Member

    Marc Emmelmann has been invited to serve on the Technical Program Commitee for the 1st International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing 2006 (ISWPC'06) being held 16-18 January, Phuket, Thailand. This Conference focuses on concepts and enabling technologies of wireless pervasive computing, including topics in wireless communications and networking as well as services and applications of pervasive computing.

  • New Book from Holger Karl and Andreas Willig

    The new book from Holger Karl and
    Andreas Willig titled "Protocols and
    Architectures for Wireless Sensor
    Networks" is published by Wiley. It can
    be ordered from Amazon or
    directly from Wiley.

  • Barbara van Schewick received the DSRI Science Award 2005

    Barbara van Schewick has won the DSRI Science Award 2005 from the German Foundation of Law and Computer Science (DSRI) for her dissertation titled "Architecture and Innovation - The Role of End-to-End Arguments in the Original Internet". The Foundation has awarded the price for the first time. puplished press release

  • Christian Hoene finished his PhD thesis

    Christian Hoene,scientific employee at TKN, completed his PhD on December 16, 2005. Mr. Hoene graduated about the subject "Internet Telephony over Wireless Links" under the expertise of Prof. Wolisz, TKN, Prof. Sikora, NÜ, and Prof. Steinmetz, TU Darmstadt. Congratulations! dissertation

  • Tanja Zseby finished her PhD thesis

    Tanja Zseby has completed her PhD and has defended her dissertation titled "Statistical Sampling for Non-Intrusive Measurements in IP Networks" on December 6, 2005. Congratulations! dissertation

  • Withdrawal from CREATE-NET

    The TKN Group of the TU Berlin filed a request to leave CREATE-NET in October 2004. Please do not further consider us as a member of CREATE-NET.

  • Prof. Adam Wolisz invited to serve on the Program Committee for the 2nd Workshop of VANET 2005

    Prof. Wolisz has been requested to serve on the program commitee for the 2nd Workshop on Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANET) to be held in association with MobiCom 2005 in Cologne, Germany. The workshop targets wireless ad-hoc networking for the road transportation system.

  • Marc Emmelmann invited to serve on the Technical Program Committee of ISWCS 2005

    Mr. Emmelmann has been appointed of the technical programm committee of IEEE 2nd International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems 2005 ISWCS2005.
    The conference will take place in Siena, Italy, during September 5-7, 2005. The objective of this symposium is to provide a forum for researchers and technologists to present new ideas and contributions.

  • Christian Hoene Scientific Committee Member of Wi-Fi Voice Conference 2005

    Mr. Hoene is an appointed member of the scientific committee of Wi-Fi Voice Conference 2005, Paris. This conference addresses major
    technological and economic issue to foster the voice over WLAN market worldwide.

  • Dr. H. Karl moved to Paderborn

    Dr. Holger Karl moved to the Universität Paderborn.There he is head of the research group Computer Networks.

  • Marc Emmelmann appointed technical program committee member ICC 2005

    Marc Emmelmann has been appointed of the technical programm commitee of IEEE ComSoc's
    International Conference on Communications ICC 2005, Symposium on Next Generation
    Networks for Universal Services. The conference will take place in Seoul (South Corea)
    during May, 16-20, 2005

  • H. Karl Vice Chair of WiOpt invited to program committees

    Dr. Karl has been appointed vice general chair of the Conference on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks
    (WiOpt 2005). He has also been invited to the technical program
    committees of the 2005 IEEE Intl. Conf. on Communication's (ICC)
    Wireless Networking Symposium, of Med-Hoc-Net 2004, of the fourth
    Intl. Workshop on Wireless Local Networks (WLN 2004), and of the first
    Workshop on Broadband Advanced Sensor Networks (BASENET 2004), where
    he also serves as the co-publicity chair. In addition, he is
    co-organizer and TPC member of the Workshop on Sensor Networks
    (satellite workshop to Informatik 2004).

  • Günter Schäfer Program Committee Member of Globecom 2004 & ICC 2005

    Dr. Schäfer has been appointed member of the Technical Program Committees of Globecom 2004 - Symposium on Security and Network Management, and ICC 2005 - Symposium on Next Generation Networks for Universal Services.

  • Günter Schäfer appointed Tutorial Chair for CCNC 2005

    Dr. Schäfer has been appointed Tutorial Chair for the 2005 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC'2005) taking place from January 3 to 6, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

  • Prof. Wolisz Program Committee Member Mobicom 2004

    Prof. Adam Wolisz has been appointed member of the Program Committee of MobiCom 2004. The conference serves as the premier international forum addressing networks, systems, algorithms, and applications that support the symbiosis of mobile computers and wireless networks.

  • Integrated Project "Ambient Networks"

    Scientists from Telecommunication Network Groups are involved in an prestigous integrated research project of the European Union. The Project "Ambient networks" is part of a wider EU research effort which has a volume of 13 million Euros for two years and is planned to be continued. It focuses on the development of "beyond the third generation" systems, communication systems that follow UMTS standard. Central issues of the TKN research are f.e. the continuation of mobile groups of devices, securing links in such networks and the integration of wireless sensor networks. TKN members will work on the project for at least two years and gained a budget of 480.000 Euros for this period.
    Press information

  • Christian Hoene Scientific Committee Member of Wi-Fi Voice Conference 2004

    Mr. Hoene is an appointed member of the scientific committee of Wi-Fi Voice Conference 2004, Paris. This conference addresses major
    technological and economic issue to foster the voice over WLAN market worldwide.

  • Prof. Wolisz appointed technical program committee member SECON 2004

    Prof. Wolisz has been appointed member of the technical programm committee
    of the First IEEE International Conference on Sensors and Ad Hoc
    Communications and Networks (SECON 2004). It will take place in Santa Clara,
    CA during Oct. 4-7, 2004. The conference focuses on a new generation of inexpensive mobile devices, sensors and actuators. It will provide a forum to exchange ideas about the distributed and ad hoc deployment of networks of these network devices and sensors that bears promises for a significant impact, not only on science and engineering, but equally importantly on a broad range of applications relating to critical infrastructure protection and security, health care, the environment, energy, food safety.

  • ETV Price for M. Schünemann

    Marion Schünemann, received in March the ETV Price (2nd price) for her diploma thesis "Remote Control Infrastructure for Distritubted Measurement Components in IP Networks". With this price the ETV, a Berlin-Brandenburg section of Electrical Engineering in VDE, intends to support great scientific work of young graduates in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. M. Schünemann wrote her diploma thesis at TKN and is currently working as a scientific employee for TKN.

  • VDE Student Paper Contest Prize for M. Bohge

    Mathias Bohge, student of EE and teaching assistant at TKN, has won the 3rd Prize in the VDE Student Paper Contest Prize. He has been rewarded for his paper and talk featuring Network Security for an professional audience held in Dresden in April . The VDE contest had jury members from Siemens, Infineon and VDE.

  • SPECTS' 04 Best Paper Award for TKN Team

    The 2004 Summer Simulation MultiConference presented his Best Paper Award to Christian Hoene, Dr. Holger Karl and Prof. Adam Wolisz,
    Technical University of Berlin, Telecommunication Networks Group (TKN) for SPECTS’04 BEST PAPER: Computer Systems
    July 25-28, 2004 in San Jose, California. The paper deals with "A Perceptual Quality Model for Adaptive VoIP".
    The award was handed over by Dr. Mohammad Obaidat, SPECTS’04 General Chair and Dr. Abbas Jamilipour,
    SPECTS’04 Program Chair, and sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International.

  • Faculty Day 02/07/04

    The Institute of Telecommunications Systems with Director Prof. Wolisz will host this year the Day of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. It will take place on Friday 2nd July 2004, 1.00 p.m. till 6.00 p.m. After a opening speech of the president of TU Berlin, Prof. Kutzler, and of the dean Prof. Hommel, Prof. Wolisz will give special information about the Institute. Besides presentations of the Telecommunications Networks Group (TKN) the program supplies multiple presentations of the institute's departments. Afterwards visitors are invited for an informal get together in Cafe Campus.
    If you are interested please register by sending an email to: ftag@tkn.tu-berlin.de.

  • Morten Schläger completed PhD

    Morten Schläger, scientific employee at TKN, completed his PhD with the mark "excellent" (1,0) on 24th March 2004. Mr Schläger graduated about the subject "The Remote Socket Architectue - A proxy based solution for TCP over wireless" under the expertise of Prof. Wolisz, TKN, and Prof. Wolf, TU Braunschweig. Congratulations!

  • Prof. Wolisz appointed Program Committee Member WAMES 2004

    Prof. Adam Wolisz has been appointed member of the Program Committee of WAMES 2004. This First ACM International Workshop on
    Applications of Mobile Embedded Systems takes place on June 6th, 2004 in Boston, USA.
    The relentless development of wireless technology paves the way to novel applications, based on sensor networks or wireless systems. This workshop aims at bringing together specialists of application areas along with researchers of mobile computing and networking.

  • Paper Gross accepted at WiOpt2004

    James Gross (First author) paper "Throughput Optimization of Dynamic OFDM-FDMA System") has been accepted for Wiopt 2004.

  • EWSN 2004 in Berlin

    The Telecommunication Networks Group hosted the 1st European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks, Berlin 19th - 21st January 2004, at Deutscher Städtetag Berlin. 150 participants from Europe, USA and Australia joined the Workshop sessions featuring latest research and development on sensor networks. This workshop connected researchers from different backgrounds, from hardware to applications, to create a forum where cross-layer integration, novel solutions for specific problems, and the future development of WSN functionalities were discussed.
    Due to the great success EWSN will be continued as a series, detailled information on time and place remains to be announced.

    Further information on EWSN 2004 can be obtained at http://www.ewsn.org/.
    Press reports

  • Prof. Wolisz appointed Technical Programm Committee Mobiquitous 2004

    Adam Wolisz has been appointed as member of the Technical Program Committee for MobiQuitous 2004. MobiQuitous 2004 is the first edition
    of a highly selective conference which is meant to bring together two communities of researchers, one being our own (networking and mobile computing), the other being in the "knowledge management/services" area.

  • Paper Hess and Schäfer accepted at ICC:IEEE International Conference on Communications

    The paper "Realizing a flexible Access Control Mechanism for Active Nodes based on
    Active Networking Technology" of Andreas Hess and Günter Schäfer has been accepted for ICC: IEEE International Conference on Communications.
    The Conference will take place June 2004 in Paris.

  • Papers Kubisch and Hollos accepted at IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference

    The papers of Martin Kubisch (First Author of "Queue-driven Cut-through Medium Access in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks") and Daniel Hollos (First Author of "Regionalizing Global Optimization Algorithms to Improve the Operation of Large Ad Hoc Networks") for IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2004 have been accepted.

  • English Translation of Günter Schäfer's book on Network Security out now

    John Wiley & Sons, UK, published the English translation of Dr. Schäfer's book Security in Fixed and Wireless Networks on December 30, 2003. Please click on the respective hyperlinks for more information on the English and the German version of the book.

  • Günter Schäfer Technical Program Vice Chair of IEEE's CCNC 2004 in Las Vegas

    Dr. Schäfer serves as Technical Program Vice Chair of the First IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference 2004, being held at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA in January 2004.
    This conference presents the latest approaches and technical solutions in the area of consumer networking, enabling technologies such as middleware and multimedia, and novel applications and services. The conference includes a peer-reviewed program of technical sessions, technology application panels, tutorials, and poster sessions.

  • TKN Journal Paper in "Computer Communications"

    A new TKN journal paper will be published in "Computer Communications" in 2004, date to be announced.
    James Gross, Jirka Klaue, Holger Karl and Adam Wolisz are the authors of "Cross-Layer Optimization of OFDM Transmission Systems for MPEG-4 Video Streaming". This paper shows how the number of videostreams in a wireless cell can be considerably increased by combining channel- and application-adaptive techniques.

  • Holger Karl Program Committee Member of Globecom, EmNetS-1

    Dr. Karl has been appointed member of the technical program committee of
    Globecom 2004 - Wireless Communications, Networks, and Systems Symposium
    (http://www.globecom2004.org/) and the First Workshop on Embedded Networked
    Sensors (EmNetS-I),( http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~emnet).

  • Günter Schäfer's book on Network Security out now
    dpunkt verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, publishes Dr. Schäfer's book Netzsicherheit - Algorithmische Grundlagen und Protokolle, the accompanying textbook to his Network Security lecture. Please click on the following hyperlink for more information on the book (February 2003).

  • Günter Schäfer appointed member of Editorial Board of Computer Networks Journal

    Dr. Schäfer has been appointed member of the Editorial Board of Elsevier's Computer Networks Journal, an international, archival journal providing a publication vehicle for complete coverage of all topics of interest to those involved in the computer communications networking area (January 2003).

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