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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


Antonio Manzalini, David Soldani, Alex Galis, Julius Mueller, et al. (2014). Software-Defined Networks for Future Networks and Services. White Paper based on the IEEE Workshop SDN4FNS. IEEE.

Thomas Magedanz, Marius Corici, Julius Mueller, Andreas Weber and Canio Cillis (2014). COMPREHENSIVE NFV/SDN SOLUTIONS are already available - Benefit from Future-Proof Solutions Today. www.fokus.fraunhofer.de/.

Corici, Andreea Ancuta and Elmangoush, Asma and Magedanz, Thomas and Steinke, Ronald and Mwangama, Joyce and Ventura, Neco (2014). An OpenMTC platform-based interconnected European – South African M2M Testbed for Smart City Services. the first International Conference on the use of Mobile Informations and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa - UMICTA 2014, 35–39.

Kosolworrawattanakul, Napat and Elmangoush, Asma and Magedanz, Thomas and Aswakul, Chaodit (2014). Development of Real-Time Data Synchronization for IEEE 1888 and ETSI M2M Standards (Internet Architecture). 電子情報通信学会技術研究報告 = IEICE technical report : 信学技報. 電子情報通信学会, 79–84.

Klinpratum, Teerapan and Saivichit, Chaiyachet and Elmangoush, Asma and Magedanz, Thomas (2014). Toward Interconnecting M2M / IoT Standards : Interworking Proxy for IEEE1888 Standard at ETSI M2M Platforms. 29th International Technical Conference on Circuit/Systems Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC 2014), 763–766.

Carella, Giuseppe and Corici, Marius and Crosta, Paolo and Comi, Paolo and Bohnert, Thomas Michael and Corici, Andreea Ancuta and Vingarzan, Dragos and Magedanz, Thomas (2014). Cloudified IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) for Network Function Virtualization (NFV)-based architectures. 2014 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC). IEEE, 1–6.

Tran Quang Thanh, Yacine Rebahi, Thomas Magedanz (2014). Security in Mobile Networks - A Novel Challenge and Solution. Case Studies in Secure Computing – Achievements and Trends. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, New York, 374-388.

Kosolworrawattanakul, Napat and Elmangoush, Asma and Magedanz, Thomas and Aswakul, Chaodit (2014). Development of Real-Time Data Synchronization for IEEE1888 and ETSI M2M Standards. IEICE Technical Report, 79–84.

Julius Mueller, Andreas Wierz and Thomas Magedanz (2013). Scalable On-Demand Network Management Module for Software Defined Telecommunication Networks. Future Networks and Services (SDN4FNS), 2013 IEEE SDN for, 1-6.

Elmangoush, Asma and Coskun, Hakan and Magedanz, Thomas and Blum, Niklas (2013). An approach to expose M2M services over OMA next generation service interface. 2013 17th International Conference on Intelligence in Next Generation Networks (ICIN). IEEE, 147–154.

Suryani, Vera and Rizal, Achmad and Herutomo, Anton and Abdurohman, Maman and Magedanz, Thomas and Elmangoush, Asma (2013). Electrocardiagram monitoring on OpenMTC platform. 38th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks - Workshops. IEEE, 843–847.

Abdurohman, Maman and Herutomo, Anton and Suryani, Vera and Elmangoush, Asma and Magedanz, Thomas (2013). Mobile tracking system using OpenMTC platform based on event driven method. 38th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks - Workshops. IEEE, 856–860.

Coskun, Hakan and Pfeifer, Tom and Elmangoush, Asma and Al-Hezmi, Adel (2013). Open M2M data - Position paper. 38th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks - Workshops. IEEE, 904–911.

Carella, Giuseppe and Magedanz, Thomas and Campowsky, Konrad and Schreiner, Florian (2013). Elasticity as a service for federated cloud testbeds. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC). IEEE, 256–260.



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