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Communicative Systems

Embracing the end-to-end arguments in system design, the "Communicative Systems" research area focuses on integrated research in the areas of Information transfer and communicating systems. Information transfer is concerned with information transmission over potentially complex channels and networks. Communicating systems in turn are the composition of multiple distributed entities employing communication networks to collaboratively achieve a common goal.

The following research topics are investigated:

  • Information Transmission
  • Wireless Communication Systems
  • Secure communication protocols
  • Network and systems security
  • Network Management
  • Mobile operating systems and applications
  • Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Reliable Distributed Energy-Systems 
  • Energy efficient and secure cloud infrastructures
  • Management and Mining of Data, Big Data Analysis

Current research projects propagate technologies for:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Hybrid Wireless Networks
  • Information Dissemination and authentication in distributed networks
  • Mobile communication
  • Mobile learning
  • Network Traffic Analysis and Protection
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Network Traffic Management and Coordination
  • Secure Satellite Communication
  • Reliable Power Networks with Distributed Generation 
  • Cognitive software defined networks

The research theme on communicative systems is managed by Communicative Systems Laboratory (ComSys).


This area is researched by the following professors:
  • Pascal BOUVRY:
    • Computer Networks
    • Cloud Computing
    • Parallel and evolutionary computing
  • Thomas ENGEL:
    • Applications of Graph Transformation Techniques
    • Computer Networks
    • Network and System Security
    • Network Forensics
    • Platforms for Big Data Analysis and Machine Learning
    • Security, Reliability and Privacy in Distributed Environments
  • Björn OTTERSTEN:
    • Image and Signal Processing
    • Wireless Communications
  • Steffen ROTHKUGEL:
    • Document Engineering
    • Interactive Distributed Systems
    • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Ulrich SORGER:
    • Coding Theory
    • Information Theory
    • Transmission over Time Variant Channels
    • Information Exchange


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