Looking for a HiWi: We are looking for a motivated student to help us with a research project
The Institute of Communication Networks at TUHH has been involved in a national research project between academia and industry. We are researching a novel, digital communication technology for aircraft-to-aircraft communication. It is the third project in a row, where the first two have established an air-to-ground communication system, which is now being extended to air-to-air.
It has been our job to design the Data Link and Network layers (layers 2 and 3 in the OSI stack), which are currently being implemented in the OMNeT++ simulator.
We need help with this! You would help us with implementing, testing, refining and modifying the simulation model. You would write and review code, write tests, conduct simulations and analyze them together with us.
If participating actively in an exciting research project on new communication technologies sounds interesting to you, and if you are strong in C++ programming and have experience with the OMNeT++ simulator, then please send us a message at email@example.com
2 presentations accepted for OMNeT++ Community Summit 2020
We talked about "Evaluation of Avionic Routing Protocols using a Multiscale Simulation in OMNeT++" and "Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) in INET Framework" at the 7th OMNeT++ Summit, held in 5–6 October 2020
A paper accepted for ITC 32 - Teletraffic in the era of beyond-5G and AI conference
Our paper "Coexistence of Shared-Spectrum Radio Systems through Medium Access Pattern Learning using Artificial Neural Networks" has been accepted for ITC 32 - Teletraffic in the era of beyond-5G and AI, held in Sep 2020, Osaka, Japan.
DGLR Hermann Köhl prize for one of our Master's Thesis
We are proud to announce that Leonard Fisser received the DGLR Hermann Köhl prize for his Master's Thesis.Title of the Thesis: Predictive Resource Allocation in Shared Spectrum Radio Systems, Dec 2019. A short summary of his work is published here.
A paper accepted for IEEE SmartGridComm 2020 conference
Our paper "Evaluation of LTE based Communication for Fast State Estimation in Low Voltage Grids" has been accepted for IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids held in Nov 2020.
A paper accepted for ACM SIGCOMM Workshop
Our white paper "Online Teaching of Project-based Learning Courses - Issues, Challenges and Outcomes" reporting on experiences and lessons learned by organising our Project Based Learning course (Simulation and Modeling of Communication Networks) during the COVID-19 pandemic was accepted by ACM SIGCOMM Workshop, Teaching and Learning Computer Networking During the Pandemic and Beyond, August 2020.
All accepted papers can be found here.
2020 - Teaching award for Tutors by ZLL
A paper accepted for IEEE VTC2020-Spring conference
Our paper "Analytic study of packet delay from 4G and 5G system ARQs using Signal Flow Graphs" has been accepted for IEEE VTC2020-Spring conference held in May 2020.
Lecture: Simulation and Modelling of Communication Networks
We are glad to announce that we will start the course on the 21st of April, 2020 as planned. The teaching is going to be online.
Please make sure that you register to this course on StudIP as this is our main communication platform.
A paper accepted for KuVS Fachgespräche: Machine Learning & Networking workshop
Our paper "Deployment of Incremental Learning Methods for Neural Networks in Resource Allocation Problems" has been accepted for 2020 "KuVS Fachgespräche: Machine Learning & Networking workshop", mlkuvs.lkn.ei.tum.de, held in February 2020 at TU Munich.
Amazing EPIC2020 project planning seminar at Hamburg University of Technology.
During the week of 10th to 14th of February, 56 students and 20 teachers from Norway, Denmark, Latvia, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and Brazil work in groups on real projects. After this week, they go back home and will continue to work together, via online colloberations. The event was organised by us to let all teachers and students meet together to discuss projects as a part of EPIC project.
Winners of the Science Slam - "Dance Dance Machine Learning Revolution" by TUHH
We are glad to inform you that we were the winners of Science Slam held at the 2nd Digital Science Night organised by NoLs on the 23rd of January, 2020. We presented the machine learning concept of supervised learning under the title of Dance Dance Machine Learning Revolution.
In contrast to a traditional Science Slam, we presented supervised learning through music and dance, as a team effort. Our team consisted of members from the Institute of Communication Networks, the Institute of Technical Education and University Didactics, together with bachelor and masters students, collectively representing the Hamburg University of Technology.
2nd Digital Science Night
We are happy to contribute to the 2nd Digital Science Night organised by Network of Labs.
A paper accepted for IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), 2019
Our paper “Markov-modulated Models to Estimate the Age of Information in Cooperative Driving” has been accepted for 2019 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), will be held in 5–6 December 2019 in Los Angeles, USA.
6th OMNeT++ Summit in Hamburg
ComNets together with the Institute of Telematics organised the 6th OMNeT++ summit, held at TUHH from 4th to 6th of September, 2019. More details are here: https://summit.omnetpp.org/2019/
Hackathon on the beach
A paper accepted for OMNeT++ Community Summit 2019
Our paper “Performance Evaluation of Automated Guided Vehicles: Use Case of using OMNeT++ in a Master’s Thesis” has been accepted for 6th OMNeT++ Summit, will be held in 4–6 September 2019 at Hamburg University of Technology, Germany.
A paper accepted for VTC2019-Fall
Our paper “A Two-Game Algorithm for Device-to-Device Resource Allocation with Frequency Reuse” has been accepted for IEEE VTC2019-Fall, will be held in 22–25 September 2019 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
A paper accepted for 24. VDE/ITG Fachtagung Mobilkommunikation
A paper “Avoiding Local Interference in IEEE 802.15.4 TSCH Networks using a Scheduling Function with Distributed Blacklists” has been accepted for the 24th VDE/ITG Fachtagung Mobilkommunikation, will be held in 15th to 16th May 2019, Osnabrück.
A paper accepted for PAEE/ALE 2019 conference
A paper “EPIC: Making Multinational Student Projects Happen” has been accepted for the 11th International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education (PAEE'2019) and the 16th Active Learning in Engineering Education Workshop (ALE'2019), will be held in 10th to 12th June 2019, Hammamet, Tunisia.
A paper accepted for AST 2019 conference
A paper “Triggered Transmission of Black Box Data via Satellite” has been accepted for the 7th International Workshop on Aircraft System Technologies (AST 2019), will be held in February at TUHH, 2019.
Workshop on "Collect, Write, Publish - Eine Werkzeugkiste"
The workshop on how to do open research will be held on the 20.02.2019. Please see the details below.
2nd year of EPIC Student-Teacher Seminar in Barcelona
We had a successful Project Planning Seminar at UPC in Barcelona, 2019 February 11-15
37 students from all 8 EPIC Universities joined the seminar to start with their master/bachelor projects in the area of “Computer Networks”, "Autonomous Vehicles", "Cyber Security", "Smart city", “Descending Cities”, and Mobile Application for funding research. 5 TUHH master students and 2 supervisors from ComNets involved in 2 of these projects. We are very glad to announce that the last EPIC Project Planning Seminar will be held at TUHH, Feb 2020.
New project IntAirNet - Inter Aircraft Network
We are excited to announce the start of the research project IntAirNet - Inter Aircraft Network - in the beginning of 2019. For the next four years, our institute, together with 7 other project partners from industry and research, will work on the design of reliable air-to-air communication technologies. The project IntAirNet is funded by the Luftfahrtforschungsprogramm of the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie.
A paper accepted for MDPI Future Internet Journal
A paper “My Smartphone tattles: Considering Popularity of Messages in Opportunistic Data Dissemination” has been accepted for the special issue on "Opportunistic Networks in Urban Environment" of MDPI Future Internet Journal.
A paper accepted for NetSys-Workshop SDNFlex, 2019
A paper “The Impact of Cache Partitioning on Software-Based Packet Processing” has been accepted for the NetSys-Workshop SDNFlex, held in Munich, March 2019
6th International Summer School on Network Performance Evaluation and Modelling
We are very glad to organise this event for the 3rd successful time at TUHH. Here is the details.
A poster accepted for ACM CoNEXT 2018
A poster “An attempt to move from Software Defined Networks to Self-Driving Network using Recurrent Neural Network” has been accepted for the 14th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT 2018), will be held in December 4th - 7th in Heraklion/Crete, Greece.
A paper accepted for ITNAC 2018 conference
A paper “Towards Prediction of Power Consumption of Virtual Machines for Varying Loads” has been accepted for The 28th International Telecommunication Networks and Application Conference (ITNAC 2018), will be held in November at the University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia, 2018.
We are glad to inform that we received the “Best scientific contribution award” for our paper on “Teaching Modelling and Analysis of Communication Networks using OMNeT++ Simulator” at the 5th OMNeT++ summit held in Italy, September 2018.
The Simulation and Modelling of Communication Networks is a project based learning course offered at the computer science and electrical engineering master programs at TUHH.
The following is the abstract of this paper.
At the Hamburg University of Technology, Germany, the modelling of communication networks using the OMNeT++ simulator and the INET framework is taught for Master students. Teaching the concepts of simulation and modelling while letting the students obtain a hands-on experience during a 14-week (4h/week) period (single semester) is a challenging task. The diversity of the pre-knowledge of the participating students and the duration of the course are the main challenges that need to be addressed when organising such a course. This paper discusses the structure of this course and the best practices followed. The course adopts a methodology where lectures on concepts are mixed with INET based exercises that begin with simple topics and gradually moving into advanced topics.
The second phase of students selection for EPIC will start in October.
Here is a short video about the first phase of EPIC students work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFifci7Ya_g
The project proposals for the second phase will be available in Oct, 2018.
A Paper accepted for WiSEE 2018
Our paper “Coexistence of Wireless Avionics Intra-Communication Networks” has been accepted for the 6th Annual IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WISEE 2018), will be held in December 11 to 13, 2018 in Huntsville, AL, USA.
ACM SIGCOMM 2018 Hackaton: 3rd Place Award for Torsten Runge
Torsten Runge (TUHH), Alexander Jung (Lancaster University) and Michał Król (UCL) (supervised by Bob Lantz) won 3rd place award at the ACM SIGCOMM 2018 Hackaton for their joint work on the project "Unikernel Support for Mininet". The project extends the network emulator tool Mininet to run unikernels on Mininet hosts.
A unikernel is a light-weight, specialized operating system which uses only the most important components of an operating system to run a specific application. This new technology is emerging as an alternative to containers (e.g. Docker) because unikernels have a small footprint, boot extremely quickly and provide improved security.
The ACM SIGCOMM 2018 Hackathon took place on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9 am to 8 pm at Nokia Skypark in Budapest, Hungary. It offers a unique opportunity for collaboration on the development of new ideas and software related to research topics presented in the SIGCOMM conference. The event brings together people with a variety of skills to encourage the combination of different types of expertise and inspire creativity. The Hackathon aims to encourage students, researchers, and engineers to gain experience through collaboration in contributing to open source software, transfer their research experience and expertise in open source development, and foster reproducibility of research results. More details: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2018/hackathon.html.
EPIC Workshop: Promoting Entrepreneurship and University-Business Cooperation Through Internationalization
2 Papers accepted for OMNeT++ Community Summit 2018
"Rare event analysis using the Limited Relative Error algorithm for OMNeT++ simulations" and “Teaching Modelling and Analysis of Communication Networks using OMNeT++ Simulator” for the OMNeT++ Community Summit: September 5th - 7th, 2018 in Pisa, Italy
New project ReSA (Retrofitbare Sensorsystem-Architektur für prädiktive Instandhaltung)
We are happy to announce that the research project ReSA - Retrofitbare Sensorsystem-Architektur für prädiktive Instandhaltung - has been officially started on 1st of August 2018. During four years, we will work on reliable communication networks with a focus on predictive maintenance applications on board aircraft. The project ReSA is funded by LuFo, the Luftfahrtforschungsprogramm of the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, BMWi.
COLIBRI project has been selected by the European Commission as a “Success Story”
Joint Workshop on Opportunistic Networks - 2nd of July 2018, Sri Lanka
We have organised a workshop on Opportunistic Networks together with the University of Bremen and the University of Moratuwa. More details can be found here.
Invited Talk by Phuong Nga Tran at ACM SIGMETRICS International Workshop
Nga was invited to give a talk on "Disaster Avoidance Control in SDN Networks" at ACM SIGMETRICS International Workshop on Critical Infrastructure Network Security, 18 - 22 June 2018.
2 papers accepted for the IEEE VTC2018-Fall
"Extending On-the-fly Network Coding by Interleaving for Avionic Satellite Links" and “Analytical Model for Aircraft-to-Aircraft Link Probability over the North Atlantic Corridor” for the IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2018-Fall 27–30 August 2018, Chicago, USA
2 Papers accepted for WoWMoM 2018 conference
"Modeling of Data Dissemination in OppNets" as work in progress paper at the 19th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2018) and “Analysis of Communication Demands of Networked Control Systems for Autonomous Platooning” for the 5th WoWMoM workshop on Smart Vehicles: Connectivity Technologies and ITS Applications.
Paper accepted for 23. VDE/ITG Fachtagung Mobilkommunikation
Our paper “DRAISE: Drahtlose Robuste Adaptive Industrielle Systeme” has been accepted for presentation at the VDE/ITG Fachtagung Mobilkommunikation.
Congratulations - Daniel Plöger
We are proud to announce that Daniel Plöger received the SICK Förderpreis.
Title of the Thesis: Robust Communication for Control of Robotic Vehicle Platooning, August 2017
Time : 13:00 - 18:00
Venue - Building F (NT) - room E26
Details of the agenda can be found on the following link.
MMBnet 2017 (ITG Workshop)
14.09.2017 12:30 - 18:00 Uhr
Einladung zum 9. Workshop des GI / ITG-Fachausschusses
Building D, Room 1.024
Place: E1.022 at 14:00
Abstract: With the explosion of mobile data, there is a growing realization that RF spectrum must be treated as an important resource that is in limited supply. Policy makers and researchers alike are promoting various forms of spectrum sharing models to improve spectrum utilization. Just like any other resource with mismatched demand and supply, all steps towards better utilization have also increased the need for large scale spectrum monitoring. We envision a future when large-scale spectrum monitoring will form an entire ecosystem of spectrum data, spectrum analytics and perhaps enable spectrum-aware apps. We are developing an end-to-end platform called SpecSense to support this vision. SpecSense (i) crowdsources spectrum monitoring to low-cost, low-power commodity SDR/embedded platforms, and (ii) provides cloud-based spectrum database and API support for spectrum analytics. In this talk I will describe the SpecSense vision and address a set of specific analytical and systems challenges in its design and operation.
About the speaker:
Samir R. Das is a Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University, State University of New York (SUNY). His research interests are in wireless networking and mobile computing, focusing on protocols, systems and performance evaluation. In the past, he received the U.S. National Science Foundation’s CAREER award. He also co-chaired the technical program committees of premier mobile networking conferences such as ACM MobiHoc and ACM MobiCom. He also served on the editorial boards of major networking journals, including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM/Springer Wireless Networks Journal and Ad Hoc Networks journal. More information about him and his research can be found at www.cs.stonybrook.edu/~samir.
Rechnernetze Tutor für das Wintersemester 2017/18 gesucht
Wir suchen für das Wintersemester 2017/18 interessierte Studentinnen oder Studenten, die uns in dem Teil "Rechnernetze" der Vorlesung "Rechnernetze und Internet-Sicherheit" als Tutor unterstützen möchten.
- Interesse am Themengebiet der Rechnernetze
- Einarbeitung in das Online-Labor "ToMaTo" (sofern ihr im letzten Semester nicht teilgenommen habt)
- Sehr gute Fähigkeiten im Erklären von Sachverhalten auf Deutsch
- Die Bereitschaft vor den Studenten in der Übung (vor ca. 20 Personen) Dinge zu erklären
- Eine Übungsgruppe + Online Labor + gemeinsame Vorbesprechung
- Dazu selbstständige Vorbereitung auf die Übung + Online Labor
- Kleine Nachbereitungen im Januar
Was erwartet euch:
- Eine Anstellung als Tutor für den Zeitraum Mitte Oktober bis Ende Januar (3,5 Monate) à 4 SWS
- Etwa 420 € pro Monat Gehalt (im Oktober 210€)
Ihr sollte mindestens in einem der 3 folgenden Zeitschlitze verfügbar sein:
jeweils montags: 9:00-10:30, 10:45-12:15, 16:45-18:15
Wenn ihr interessiert seid, würden wir uns über eine möglichst schnelle Nachricht von euch an Raphael Elsner freuen. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 15.08.2017. Wir melden uns dann bei euch und würden uns zum persönlichen Gespräch treffen.
PhD Defense of Ming Li
|PhD Candidate:||Ming Li|
|Title:||Utility-based Resource Management for Future Mobile Communications Considering QoE|
|Date and Time:||22.08.2016, 09:00|
|Type of the Thesis:||PhD Thesis|
|Supervisor:||Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Timm-Giel|
Prototypes are being finalized in the morning and the groups are preparing their final presentations and demos (pitches). Everyone is invited to join us for the great conclusion of our event. It will start at 15:30 and last approximately one hour. After that you can have a closer look at the project in a fare-like atmosphere.
We are looking forward to welcome our jury deciding the winner:
Monika Schtausberg - Head of Departement of IT, Didactics and IT-Infrastructure at Hamburg G18 School for Vocational Training
Mirko Bass - Business Development Manager Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia at Cisco Systems
Andreas Timm-Giel - Head of the Departement of Communication Networks and Vize President Research of TUHH
The jury decided to pick two winners. Congratulations to "Team Aqua" and "Park here!" for winning the first TUHH IoE Hackathon. Each team received a 150 EUR gift certificate and was invited to join the Cisco Hackathon finals to compete against winning teams from other hackathons.
Hope to see you all at the next TUHH IoE Hackathon. It was a great event we would love to organize regularly from now on.
Heavy rain has interrupted our evening barbecue yesterday. Work on the prototypes went on until after midnight.
Today has started at 9 o'clock and all groups were busy preparing for the expert checkpoint this afternoon. After putting much effort into cabling and programming the devices it is time to also build some nice cases for the prototypes. Saws, screwdrivers and paint became as important as keyboards, mouses and compilers.
At 15:30 the experts Sarah and Leo arrived, both PhD students at TUHH. All groups presented their prototypes and received fruitful feedback. Everyone is on a good way to success and just has to finish some final programming tasks, work on their User Interfaces and improve the appearance of their models.
We are looking forward to the final tomorrow at 15:30.
Nineteen students are working together in four groups of four to five to tackle the Societal Challenges of the European Union Horizon 2020 Programm:
- Health, demographic change and wellbeing;
- Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy;
- Secure, clean and efficient energy;
- Smart, green and integrated transport;
- Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials;
- Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies;
- Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.
The four groups work on the following projects:
- Team Aqua: Environmental sensors attached to maritime mammals and large fish to monitor the ocean. The device is attached non-invasive and releases automatically before running out of power
- Smart Home Solutions (SHS): A plug-and-play solution to retrofit existing houses to become smart and use energy according to current requirements, e.g. number of people in a room
- The Guardian: Novel concept for package delivery over UAVs allowing rerouting and delivering the package to another trusted recipient if the intended one is not available
- Park here!: A system allowing people to offer their privat parking space to others. Different from existing park space brokers sensors are used to authorize vehicles and parking of unauthorized vehicles is prevented
From September 29.-30., 2014, the Colibri Consortium, in which Comnets HH is a partner, had a successful Kick-off meeting at EKT (National Documentation Centre) in Athens.
Colibri is a 3-year teaching innovation project funded by European Commision within the Erasmus Program. The project involves eight higher education institutions and two small enterprises from different countries in Europe including Denmark, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Spain, and Turkey.
The overall idea of Colibri is to implement new and innovative teaching methods through a joint learning activity, and to establish a “Living Lab” of students from different study directions, universities, and countries/cultures. It promotes the take-up of innovative practices in education by supporting personalised learning approaches, collaborative learning, by making use of ICT and Open Educational Resources, and by exploring the use of blended and virtual mobility.
From summer semester 2015, Collibri will offer an ICT-focused course, in which students from the partner universities have an opportunity to learn various ICT-related subjects in virtual classes and to meet physically twice to carry out an industrial project.
Each year, four master students from each partner university will be selected for the course. Further details about the project and the student selection process will be available soon.
Sommer School 2014
ITG 5.2.1 is organizing a Summer School on Network Performance Evaluation and Optimization at TUHH from August 4th to 8th, 2014
Winner of the 3rd MANIAC Challenge
The ComNets team has won the performance award at the 3rd MANIAC challenge, which was co-located with the 87th IETF/IRTF meeting in Berlin from July 27 to August 2, 2013. The student René Steinrücken was representing ComNets HH, and worked together with colleagues from ComNets Bremen.