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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kellerer

Full Professor
Chair for Communication Networks
Technische Universität München
Munich, Germany


last update: December 30, 2014 - webmaster@wolfgangkellerer.de

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NOTE: For more details about my current research and ongoing and past projects see my research page at TUM: http://www.lkn.ei.tum.de

Communication networks are still subject to a turbulent further development. Their application is not any more limited to be the infrastructure for telecommunication. More than before, they are a cross cutting function, which should consider any requirements for innovation in a plurality of different disciplines in our information society. This leads to a diverse set of requirements for applications ranging from real-time 3D video for medical applications, over smartphone apps and online games to energy networks (smart grid) and machine-to-machine communication. The growing use of Internet technology as a basis allows supporting different services in one network. However, the provisioning of necessary resources and the control of such diverse services is very limited in today's IP networks. Network as a Service describes a concept to operate (virtual) communication systems of different characteristics on the same infrastructure.

Based on the above described paradigm shift, the following research topics are in my focus:

  • Support of emerging communication requirements for intelligent infrastructures including
    • Industrial automation systems and robotic environments
    • Automotive systems and vehicular communication
    • Smart Grid
    • Data centers
    • Next generation mobile communication systems

  • Flexible, dynamic Internetworking (Network Virtualization, Software Defined Networking, Network Functions Virtualization)

  • Cooperative communications (Device-to-Device Communications, Selforganization, Peer-to-Peer Networking)

  • Techno-economics driven network planning and design

  • Application-driven network resource management (Cross-layer Design)

Besides that, I am active in IETF and 3GPP standardization in the area of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), IP Multimedia System (IMS) and Mobile Network Traffic Management (e.g., 3GPP SA1 UPCON).