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COOJA and Testbed Federation/TWIST growing together

Two COOJA plugins and manuals have been published to integrate the TWIST testbed in COOJA and to take checkpoints and perform rollbacks both in TWIST and COOJA.


Call for Papers: CONET/UBICITEC 2013

The 4th International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects for Smart Cities 2013 (CONET/UBICITEC 2013), colocated with CPSWeek 2013, accepts submissions until January 28th, 2013.


Newsletter issue #19

The 19th CONET newsletter has been published. You can read on Virtual Organizations for Multi-Model Based Embedded Systems and on the UvA Bird Tracking System.


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Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin (TUB), Germany

The Telecommunication Networks Group (TKN) at Technical University Berlin (TU Berlin) is a leading research group in the area of wireless networks, including Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and Wireless Industrial Networks. Founded by Prof. Adam Wolisz in 1993, the group focuses on design and evaluation of architectures and protocols for communication networks in mobile and wireless communication systems, with particular interest in cross-layer issues. The TKN research methodology relies both on performance modeling, as well as on early prototyping in hardware and software. TKN's research has been funded by, among others, the European Community, German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), German National Research Council (DFG), German International Exchange Agency (DAAD), Alcatel, DoCoMo Eurolabs, Microsoft Research, Siemens, Ericsson, Infineon and German Telekom. TKN also closely collaborates with the BWRC group at the University of California at Berkeley.TKN's researchers are members of the TinyOS Alliance and the TinyOS 2.0 Core Working Group.  TKN will lead the efforts in the Network of Excellence towards establishing common testbed management and experiment-control APIs leading to a federation of the testbed resources of the network members.  TKN has extensive experience in designing, building and managing large-scale WSN testbeds. The TKN Wireless Indoor Sensor network Testbed (TWIST), with over 200 nodes and more than 1500 m2 of instrumented space, is one of the largest testbeds for controlled experimentation with WSNs under realistic conditions of an indoor office space. The TWIST architecture has been used as the blueprint for development of several additional commercial and academic testbeds. Furthermore, TKN is member of the TinyOS Testbeds Working Group, a forum for cooperation between the largest WSN testbeds in USA and Europe with the goal of exchanging first-hand experience and establishing of common management and experiment definition and control tools.  The following TKN staff members will be involved in the realization of the specified tasks:

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Adam Wolisz is a chaired Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University Berlin and the founder and head of the Telecommunication Networks Group (TKN). Since its creation in 2001 he is also an executive director of the Institute of Telecommunication Systems. He has currently an appointment as adjunct professor at the University of California at Berkeley  and is also a member of the senior board of the Fraunhofer FOKUS institute. His research interests are in architectures and protocols of communication networks as well as in protocol engineering with impact on performance and QoS aspects. Recently he is working mainly in the areas of mobile multimedia communication, sensor networks, and optical networking. He has authored two books and authored or co-authored over 130 papers in technical journals and conference proceedings. He has served in different roles in many European Union and national projects, he is senior member of IEEE and member in program committees of many conferences (e.g., Mobicom and Mobihoc).

 

Dr.-Ing. habil. Konstantin Kondak is a Senior Researcher in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of TU Berlin since 1999. The main research areas are real-time systems, robotics, motion planning, navigation for autonomous robots, optimization, nonlinear and optimal control, flight control.

 

Dr. Andreas Willig has conducted extensive research in the areas of wireless sensor networks, wireless industrial communications, wireless channel modeling, and modeling and performance evaluation of networking protocols.

 

MSc Vlado Handziski has conducted extensive research on the architectural aspects of sensor networks. He participated in the EU EYES and WiSeNts projects, and is a member of the TinyOS 2.0 Core Working Group. He is principle designer of the hardware abstraction layer of TinyOS 2.0.