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Dr.-Ing. Alexander Willner


IIoT Group Manager & Lecturer

Room 425
Einsteinufer 25
10587 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 314 21451
Phone: +49 30 3463 7116

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Alexander Willner is the head of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Center at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) and the head of the IIoT research group at the chair of Next Generation Networks (AV) at the Technical University Berlin (TUB). In joint collaboration with the Berlin Center of Digital Transformation (LZDV) he is working with his groups in applying standard-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to industrial domains. With a focus on moving towards the realization of interoperable communication within the Industry 4.0, the most important research areas include industrial real-time networks (TSN), middleware systems (OPC UA), distributed AI (Digital Twins) and distributed Cloud Computing (Edge Computing) including management and orchestration.

Prior research positions include the University Bonn, he holds an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in computer science from the University Göttingen and the Technical University Berlin respectively. His research interests are on distributed information systems, linked data, communication middleware and service-oriented architectures. He is active in relevant standardization activities and alliances and gives a corresponding lecture at the Technical University Berlin; and in the past at the Humboldt University of Berlin as well.

At various occasions Dr. Willner also acts as ambassador for the science capital Berlin.

Tips for Students and Researchers


Nguyen Tai Hung and Nguyen Huu Thanh and Magedanz, T. and Mueller, J. (2013). Toward a full implementation of SCIM functional block in IMS framework. Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN), 2013 Fifth International Conference on, 440-445.

Thuemmler, Christoph and Mueller, Julius and Covaci, Stefan and Magedanz, Thomas and de Panfilis, Stefano and Jell, Thomas and Gavras, Anastasius (2013). Applying the Software-to-Data Paradigm in Next Generation E-Health Hybrid Clouds. Proceedings of the 2013 10th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations. IEEE Computer Society, 459–463.

Elmangoush, Asma and Al-Hezmi, Adel and Magedanz, Thomas (2013). Towards Standard M2M APIs for Cloud-based Telco Service Platforms. Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia - MoMM '13. ACM Press, 143–149.

Kavoussanakis, Konstantinos and Hume, Alastair and Martrat, Josep and Ragusa, Carmelo and Gienger, Michael and Campowsky, Konrad and Seghbroeck, Gregory Van and Vazquez, Constantino and Velayos, Celia and Gittler, Frederic and Inglesant, Philip and Carella, Giuseppe and Engen, Vegard and Giertych, Michal and Landi, Giada and Margery, David (2013). BonFIRE: The Clouds and Services Testbed. 2013 IEEE 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science. IEEE, 321–326.

Yacine Rebahi, Tran Quang Thanh, Roman Busse, Pascal Lorenz (2013). On the Use of Unsupervised Techniques for Fraud Detection in VoIP Networks. Emerging Trends in ICT Security. Elsevier.

Al-Hazmi, Yahya and Campowsky, Konrad and Magedanz, Thomas (2012). A monitoring system for federated clouds. 2012 IEEE 1st International Conference on Cloud Networking (CLOUDNET). IEEE, 68–74.

Brzozwski, Pawel and Campbell, Scott and Coulouarn, Tangui and Demchenko, Yuri and Dijkstra, Freek and Giertych, Michal and García Espin, Joan Antoni and Grasa, Eduard and Guok, Chin and van der Ham, Jeroen and Krzywania, Radek and Kudoh, Tomohiro and Lemay, Mathieu and Takefusa, Atsuko and Willner, Alexander and Xin, Yufeng (2012). On-Demand Infrastructure Services Provisioning Best Practices.

Mueller, Julius and Magedanz, Thomas (2012). Towards a generic application aware network resource control function for Next-Generation-Networks and beyond. Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT), 2012 International Symposium on, 877 -882.

Elmangoush, Asma and Magedanz, Thomas and Blotny, Alexander and Blum, Niklas (2012). Design of RESTful APIs for M2M services. 2012 16th International Conference on Intelligence in Next Generation Networks. IEEE, 50–56.

Tran Quang Thanh and Rebahi, Y. and Magedanz, T. (2012). An open testbed for diameter networks. Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM), 2012 20th International Conference on, 1-5.

Tran Quang Thanh, Yacine Rebahi, Thomas Magedanz (2012). Secure Diameter Network. 6. Neue Herausforderungen in der Netzsicherheit

Al-Hazmi, Yahya and Müller, Julius and Coskun, Hakan and Magedanz, Thomas (2012). Network Path and Quality Validation in the Evolved Packet Core. 12th Würzburg Workshop on IP: ITG Workshop "Visions of Future Generation Networks" (EuroView2012), Würzburg, Germany, 1–2.

Mueller, J and Al-Hazmi, Y and Sadikin, M F and Vingarzan, D and Magedanz, T (2012). Secure and efficient validation of data traffic flows in fixed and mobile networks. PM2HW2N'12 - Proceedings of the 7th ACM Workshop on Performance Monitoring and Measurement of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks, 159–165.

Al-Hazmi, Yahya and Magedanz, Thomas (2012). A flexible monitoring system for federated Future Internet testbeds. 2012 Third International Conference on The Network of the Future (NOF). IEEE, 1–6.

Hume, Alastair C. and Al-Hazmi, Yahya and Belter, Bartosz and Campowsky, Konrad and Carril, Luis M. and Carrozzo, Gino and Engen, Vegard and Garcia-Pérez, David and Jofre Ponsati, Jordi and Kubert, Roland and Liang, Yongzheng and Rohr, Cyril and Van Seghbroeck, Gregory (2012). BonFIRE: A multi-cloud test facility for internet of services experimentation. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 81–96.



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