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.

Best scientific contribution award at the OMNeT++ Summit 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++ simulationsand “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. 

SICK Förderpreis for one of our Master's Theses

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

FFV - Hamburg 2017

Time : 13:00 - 18:00

Venue - Building F (NT) - room E26

Details of the agenda can be found on the following link. 

drive.google.com/file/d/1FVHSKmc5EPBEUJezP94GernJ1iFoKZx5/view

MMBnet 2017 (ITG Workshop)

14.09.2017     12:30 - 18:00 Uhr

Einladung zum 9. Workshop des GI / ITG-Fachausschusses
„Messung, Modellierung und Bewertung von Rechensystemen (MMB)“
zum Thema
Leistungs-, Verlässlichkeits- und Zuverlässigkeitsbewertung
von Kommunikationsnetzen und Verteilten Systemen
More details at https://mmbnet17.ktr.uni-bamberg.de/index.php/program

Veranstaltungsort: 
Building D, Room 1.024

Bringing Spectrum Sensing to the Masses by Samir Das

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.

Wir erwarten:
- 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

Eure Aufgaben:
- 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
Room:D 1.024
Type of the Thesis:             PhD Thesis
Supervisor:Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Timm-Giel

+++ Third (Final) Day of Hackathon "Internet of Everything (IoE)" +++

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.

 

 

+++ Second Day of Hackathon "Internet of Everything (IoE)" +++

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.

+++ First Day of Hackathon "Internet of Everything (IoE)" +++

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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

No Seminar on Monday 14. 12.

No Seminar on Monday 07.12.

Colibri Kick-off in Athens, 29. - 30. September 2014

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.