Dr.-Ing. Alexander Willner
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IIoT Group Manager & Lecturer
Phone: +49 30 314 21451
Phone: +49 30 3463 7116
alexander.willner [at] tu-berlin.de 
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 .
|Author||Tran, Quang Thanh and Medhat, Ahmed M and Elmangoush, Asma and Carella, Giuseppe and Willner, Alexander and Covaci, Stefan and Magedanz, Thomas|
|Title of Book||European Conference on Networks and Communications 2016|
|Abstract||Research around Future Internet technologies such as Internet of Thing (IoT), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Networking (SDN) is constantly growing and related tools are required to test novel concepts. In this paper, we introduce our view on building a Future Internet (FI) testbeds based on existing open source solutions. Specifically, a FI testbeds at Technical University Berlin and Fraunhofer FOKUS is described. As illustration, a typical IoT distributed application has been developed and operated that was and being used in several FI research projects.|