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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


Vandenberghe, Wim and Baron, Loïc and Bermudo, Carlos and Vico, Albert and Stavropoulos, Donatos and Larabi, Mohamed Amine and Odizzio, Lucia Guevgeozian and Quereilhac, Alina and Rakotoarivelo, Thierry and Papagianni, Chrysa and Androulidakis, Georgios and Kapoukakis, Aggelos and Schreiner, Florian and Willner, Alexander (2013). Detailed specifications for first cycle ready.

Vandenberghe, Wim and Vermeulen, Brecht and Demeester, Piet and Willner, Alexander and Papavassiliou, Symeon and Gavras, Anastasius and Quereilhac, Alina and Al-Hazmi, Yahya and Lobillo, Felicia and Velayos, Celia and Vico-oton, Albert and Androulidakis, Georgios (2013). Architecture for the Heterogeneous Federation of Future Internet Experimentation Facilities. Future Network and Mobile Summit (FNMS). IEEE, 1 – 11.

Tran, Quang Thanh and Medhat, Ahmed M and Elmangoush, Asma and Carella, Giuseppe and Willner, Alexander and Covaci, Stefan and Magedanz, Thomas (2016). Enabling Future Internet Testbeds with Open Source Software. European Conference on Networks and Communications 2016, 407–409.

Tenschert, Axel and Kübert, Roland and Battré, Dominic and Wäldrich, Oliver and Willner, Alexander (2009). Architektur des SLA-Frameworks und Integration.

Stumpp, Barbara and Willner, Alexander (2019). Edge und Cloud im Clinch. AUTOMATION & DIGITALISIERUNG, 22–35.

Schröder, Tizian and Willner, Alexander and Diedrich, Christian (2020). Semantische Interoperabilität in Cyber-physischen Produktionssystemen. Semantische Datenintelligenz im Einsatz

Quereilhac, Alina and Willner, Alexander and Al-Hazmi, Yahya and Tranoris, Christos and Becue, Pieter and Sercu, Vincent and Auge, Jordan and Rakotoarivelo, Thierry and Gulyas, Andras and Biczok, Gergely and Chrysa, Papagianni (2012). Experimental plane - Experiment Controllers.

Pilz, Markus and Barz, Christoph and Bornhauser, Uli and Martini, Peter and de Waal, Christian and Willner, Alexander (2008). ARGON: Reservation in Grid-enabled Networks. 1. DFN-Forum on Communication Technologies. Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI), 75––84.

Neubacher, Andreas and Kraft, Andreas and Willner, Alexander and Reich, Johannes and Wende, Jörg and Lieske, Matthias and Steinke, Ronald and Grieß, Stefan and Usländer, Thomas (2020). Vorschlag zur systematischen Klassifikation von Interaktionen in Industrie 4.0 Systemen. , 1––50.

Mwangama, Joyce and Ventura, Neco and Willner, Alexander and Al-Hazmi, Yahya and Carella, Giuseppe and Magedanz, Thomas (2015). Towards Mobile Federated Network Operators. 1st Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft). IEEE, 1–6.

Mwangama, Joyce and Willner, Alexander and Ventura, Neco and Elmangosh, Asma and Pfeifer, Tom and Magedanz, Thomas (2013). Testbeds for Reliable Smart City Machine-to-Machine Communication. South African Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC). Open Access, 339–344.

Mwangama, Joyce and Orimolade, Joseph and Ventura, Neco and Elmangoush, Asma and Steinke, Ronald and Willner, Alexander and Corici, Andreea and Magedanz, Thomas (2014). Prototyping Machine-to-Machine Applications for Emerging Smart Cities in Developing Countries. Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC). Roy Volkwyn (Telkom), 383––388.

Mukudu, Nyasha and Steinke, Ronald and Carella, Giuseppe and Mwangama, Joyce and Corici, Andreea and Ventura, Neco and Willner, Alexander and Magedanz, Thomas and Barroso, Maria and Gavras, Anastasius (2017). TRESCIMO: Towards Software-Based Federated Internet of Things Testbeds. Building the Future Internet through FIRE. River Publishers, 693–714.

Morsey, Mohamed and Willner, Alexander and Loughnane, Robyn and Giatili, Mary and Papagianni, Chrysa and Baldin, Ilya and Grosso, Paola and Al-Hazmi, Yahya (2016). DBcloud: Semantic Dataset for the cloud. 2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS). IEEE, 207–212.

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