Completed Projects

Here you will find a list with successfull completed projects, further information and details of the projects.

Acoustic Sensor Networks

One of the properties and main challenges of a WSN is its resource limitation. Unlike low-data rate applications, data acquisition for high resolution applications obviously have high requirements (e.g., processing power, transmission rate).

One such high-resolution is distributed collection and processing of acoustic signals: such acoustic sensor networks (ASN) are the focus of this DFG Forschergruppe (DFG Research Group). Specifically, we look into virtualization of the ASN for real-time acoustic applications. It considers resource-aware programming to guarantee high quality without exhausting network resources.

  • 1st Duration: 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019
  • 2nd Duration: 01.02.2020 - 31.01.2023


Network Informed Control-Control Informed Network

This DFG Sponsored project aims to develop theoretical basis for the paradigm change from throughput to real time oriented Communication for Network Control System in order to meet Cyber- Physical Systems application requirements.The project is looking for integration of all communication ,control and system components tightly (horizontal and vertical) to explicitly exploit their individual elasticity and potential.

Duration: 01.01.2017 -30.06.2021

SFB 901: "On-The-Fly Computing"

This is a research project funded by the DFG collaborative research center SFB 901 "On-The-Fly-Computing". The research center investigates individually and automatically configured IT services which are composed from and executed on a marked of world wide traded combinalbe services and execution platforms. Within this research center our research group investigates the the communication network as one important ingredient for such market platform. Our research covers the realization and optimization of overlays over real networks. More details can be found on the project's own webpage.

  • 1st Duration: 01.07.2011 - 30.06.2015
  • 2nd Duration: 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2019
  • 3rd Duration: 01.07.2019 - 30.06.2023

Software Campus - RealVNF

The RealVNF project focused on designing and developing approaches for automated and improved network and service coordination, e.g., for network function virtualization or cloud and edge computing. The developed approaches strongly focus on practical applicability, often leveraging machine learning or deep reinforcement learning.
The project was led by Stefan Schneider, funded by the BMBF through the Software Campus program, and a collaboration with Huawei Munich.

Duration: Nov. 2018 - Jan. 2021


5G-PICTURE aims at designing and developing the next generation of converged infrastructure integrating a variety of advanced wireless access network technologies through novel wireless, optical and packet network solutions. This infrastructure interconnects a large number of “disaggregated” compute/storage and network elements and deploy the concepts of hardware programmability and network softwarisation to facilitate the Dis-Aggregated RAN approach which consequently enables the provisioning of any service across the infrastructure by flexibly and efficiently mixing-and-matching network, compute and storage resources.

Duration: 01.06.2017 - 31.03.2020


5GTANGO is a 5GPPP Phase2 Innovation Action that enables the flexible programmability of 5G networks with: a) an NFV-enabled Service Development Kit (SDK); b) a Store platform with advanced validation and verification mechanisms for VNFs/Network Services qualification (including 3rd party contributions); and, c) a modular Service Platform with an innovative orchestrator in order to bridge the gap between business needs and network operational management systems.

Duration: 01.06.2017 - 31.01.2020


Service Programing and Orchestration for Virtualized Software Networks

Virtualisation and software networks are a major disruptive technology for communications networks, enabling services to be deployed as software functions running directly in the network on commodity hardware. However, deploying the more complex user-facing applications and services envisioned for 5G networks presents significant technological challenges for development and deployment. SONATA addresses both issues. More details can be found on the project's own webpage.

Duration: 01.07.2015 - 31.12.2017


Koordinierte Industriekommunikation

The KoI project is funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) and is a collaboration between academia and industry to develop a wireles communication concept for industrial environments. More details can be found on the project's own webpage.

Duration: 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2017


An integrated development environment for portable network applications 

The development of control logic for software-defined networks is still a challenging task. This project deals with practical challenges for a developer as well as an operator of such networks. It is funded by the EU under FP7. More details can be found on the project's own webpage

Duration: 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2016


Connectivity management for eneRy Optimised Wireless Dense Networks

Wireless traffic demand is currently growing exponentially. This growing demand can only be satisfied by increasing the density of points of access and combining different wireless technologies. In this context, CROWD promotes a paradigm shift in the future Internet architecture towards global network cooperation, dynamic network functionality configuration and fine, on demand, capacity tuning. The project targets very dense heterogeneous wireless access networks and integrated wireless-wired backhaul networks.  

Duration: 01.01.2013 - 30.06.2015

Green Touch

GreenTouch is a consortium of leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry, academic and non-governmental research experts dedicated to fundamentally transforming communications and data networks, including the Internet, and significantly reducing the carbon footprint of ICT devices, platforms and networks.

Duration: 01.06.2013 - 31.05.2015

ComGreen - IT2Green

This project, which is carried out together with Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Ericsson GmbH, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. and Technische Universität Berlin, focuses on saving energy in modern mobile networks.

Our research group is mainly interested in saving energy in the mobile core network, i.e. all devices that are needed to transport user and signalling data from the radio basestation to its destination.

Duration: 01.01.2011 - 30.04.2014

Smarter Phones and Networks (SPAN)

The rapidly growing video consumption on mobile phones creates substantial challenges for the mobile network infrastructure; even advanced techniques like LTE will reach their limits. In collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent, we investigate techniques to distribute traffic load in space and time to better serve users with high bandwidth demand and to improve fairness between users.

Duration: 01.07.2012 - 30.06.2013


Scalable and Adaptable Internet soLution

The need for structural changes in the Internet is becoming increasingly evident.The SAIL project is taking an evolutionary approach and builds on results of previous projects such as 4WARD to develop the next generation Internet architecture that can better cope with the new challanges such as mobility, heterogenity, and increased information dissemination.

This is a European Union Research Project consisting of 24 project partners.

Duration: 01.08.2010 - 31.01.2013.


The goal of the MIKOA project is to develop small and energy self-sufficient sensor nodes for reliable wireless communication in an automation environment. The unique challenges and requirements of the inherently unreliable wireless medium, coupled with delay constraints and error bounds, demand for custom hardware and communication protocols.

Duration: 01.01.2009 - 31.12.2011


Ein extrem verbrauchsarmes, skalierbares, tandemprozessorbasiertes Funksystem für sensorische, aktuatorische und kennzeichnende Anwendungen

An extremly power-efficient, scalable, Tandem-processor-based radio system for sensing and actuation application.

Duration: 01.07.2007 - 30.06.2011


Today's network architectures are stifling innovation, restricting it mostly to the application level while the need for structural change is increasingly evident. The absence of adequate facilities to design, optimize, and interoperate new networks currently forces a convergence to an architecture that is suboptimal for many applications and that cannot support innovations within itself, the Internet. 4WARD overcomes this impasse through a set of radical architectural approaches built on strong mobile and wireless background. This is a European Union Research Project consisting of 37 project partners.

Duration: 01.01.2008 - 30.06.2010.


Wirelessly Accessible Sensor Populations

The WASP project aims to narrow the gap between research and actual deployment of wireless sensor networks. This was a European Union Research Project with 19 project partners.

Duration: 01.09.2006 - 31.10.2010


A MAC for voice support in wireless multi-hop networks

Cooperative diversity techniques will play a key role in future wireless communication systems. In collaboration with DoCoMo Euro-Labs, this research project is concerned with the development of cooperative protocols and their implementation on a software-defined radio testbed.

Duration: 01.09.2006 - 31.12.2009

Evaluation of new WLAN/WMAN standards for medium range communication

The objective of this project is to evaluate the performance of typical Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) systems, e.g. IEEE802.11a, for using it in Wireless Metropolian or Wide Area Networks (WMAN or WAN). This project is a collaboration with the Eggenet GmbH*, Paderborn.

Duration: 01.08.2006 - 31.12.2006

*jetzt: EWE TEL GmbH

Development of an IEEE 802.21-based Universal Information Service

The goal of this project is the development of an IEEE 802.21-based architecture for a Universal Information Service. This project is a collaboration between BenQ and Computer Networks Group.

Duration: 01.01.2006 - 30.09.2006

Chsim: A Wireless channel simulator for OMNeT++

This tool generates channel gains for time- and frequency-selective fading channel between many terminals and a single basestation. The terminals may move independently if one of the built-in motion models is activated.

Duration: 01.09.2005 - 31.12.2006