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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


Yamada, Junnosuke and Blum, Niklas and Carella, Giuseppe and Kanamaru, Naoyoshi and Uchida, Naoki and Magedanz, Thomas (2015). A Platform for Converged, Feature-based Real-time Communications. 2015 18th International Conference on Intelligence in Next Generation Networks (ICIN 2015), 200–207.

Elmangoush, Asma and Corici, Andreea Ancuta and Steinke, Ronald and Corici, Marius and Magedanz, Thomas (2015). A Framework for Handling Heterogeneous M2M Traffic. Procedia Computer Science, 112–119.

Elmangoush, Asma and Al-Hezmi, Adel and Campowsky, Konrad (2015). Automating building management based on M2M communication platform. Internet of Things-Success Stories. Internet of Things European Research Cluster (IERC), 40–44.

Klinpratum, Teerapan and Saivichit, Chaiyachet and Elmangoush, Asma and Magedanz, Thomas (2015). Performance of Interworking Proxy for Interconnecting IEEE1888 Standard at ETSI M2M Platforms. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 141–144.

Mwangama, J. and Ventura, N. and Hassan, Ahmed Mohamed Medhat (2015). Investigating the Deployment of 5G Mobile Core Networks in an Experimental Cloud Computing Infrastructure. Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) 2015

Elmangoush, Asma and Al-Hezmi, Adel and Magedanz, Thomas (2014). The Development of M2M Standards for Ubiquitous Sensing Service Layer. 2014 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps). IEEE, 624–629.

Al-Hazmi, Yahya and Gonzalez, Jose and Rodriguez-Archilla, Pablo and Alvarez, Federico and Orphanoudakis, T and Karkazis, P and Magedanz, Thomas (2014). Unified representation of monitoring information across federated cloud infrastructures. 2014 26th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC). IEEE, 1–6.

Al-Hazmi, Yahya and Willner, Alexander and Ozpehlivan, Ozan O. and Nehls, Daniel and Covaci, Stefan and Magedanz, Thomas (2014). An automated health monitoring solution for future Internet infrastructure marketplaces. 26th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC). IEEE, 1–6.

Willner, Alexander and Magedanz, Thomas (2014). FIRMA: A Future Internet Resource Management Architecture. Workshop on Federated Future Internet and Distributed Cloud Testbeds (FIDC). IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 1––4.

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.

Elmangoush, Asma and Corici, Andreea and Catalan, Marisa and Steinke, Ronald and Magedanz, Thomas and Oller, Joaquim (2014). Interconnecting Standard M2M Platforms to Delay Tolerant Networks. 2014 International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud. IEEE, 258–263.

Tran Quang Thanh and Rebahi, Y. and Magedanz, T. (2014). A DIAMETER based security framework for mobile networks. Telecommunications and Multimedia (TEMU), 2014 International Conference on, 7-12.

Wauters, Tim and Vermeulen, Brecht and Vandenberghe, Wim and Demeester, Piet and Taylor, Steve and Baron, Loic and Smirnov, Mikhail and Al-Hazmi, Yahya and Willner, Alexander and Sawyer, Mark and Margery, David and Rakotoarivelo, Thierry and Vilela, Felicia Lobillo and Stavropoulos, Donatos and Papagianni, Chrysa and Francois, Frederic and Bermudo, Carlos and Gavras, Anastasius and Davies, Dai and Lanza, Jorge and Park, Sueng-Yong (2014). Federation of internet experimentation facilities: architecture and implementation Federation of internet experimentation facilities: architecture and implementation. European Conference on Networks and Communications. IEEE, 1–5.

Willner, Alexander and Albrecht, Stephan and Covaci, Stefan and Schreiner, Florian and Magedanz, Thomas and Avéssta, Susanna and Fdida, Serge (2014). FanTaaStic: Sustainable Management of Future Internet Testbed Federations. 6th International Workshop on Management of the Future Internet (ManFI). IEEE/IFIP.

Julius Mueller, Yuwen Chen, Benjamin Reichel, Valentin Vlad and Thomas Magedanz (2014). Design and implementation of a Carrier Grade Software Defined Telecommunication Switch and Controller. Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), 2014 IEEE, 1-7.


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