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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||Boehme, Christian and Ehlers, Tim and Engelhardt, Jan and Félix, Andreas and Haan, Otto and Kálmán, Tibor and Schwardmann, Uwe and Sommerfeld, Dietmar and Willner, Alexander|
|Title of Book||German e-Science Conference|
|Publisher||Max Planck Digital Library|
|Abstract||Instant-Grid provides an environment for demonstration, test and development of grid applications. Using a Live-CD approach, cluster configuration and deployment of D-Grid compatible middleware is fully automated. The default installation of Instant-Grid results in a set of ready-to-use grid functionalities, which can be accessed in a beginner-friendly way via a web portal. It also includes a number of preconfigured applications, which demonstrate the uses and benefits of the grid.|
|Bibtex Type of Publication||Magazine article|