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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


Andree, Bert and Garcia Espin, Joan Antoni and Figuerola, Sergi and Hommes, Ferdinand and Sánchez, Angel and de Waal, Christian and Willner, Alexander (2007). Requirements and specifications of interfaces architecture for interoperability between NRPS, GMPLS, Middleware.

Willner, Alexander (2007). Einsatz der D-GRDL im Instant-Grid. 5th DGI Kern-D-Grid Meeting. 5. Arbeitstreffen des Kern-D-Grid.

Cristea, Mihai Lucian and Demchenko, Yuri and Gommans, Leon and Haleplidis, Evangelos and Willner, Alexander (2007). AAA Technologies for Optical Networks: Overview and Architecture selection.

Willner, Alexander (2006). Entwurf und Implementierung einer Ressourcen-Datenbank für das Instant-Grid-Projekt der GWDG. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen , 1––100.

Hogrefe, Dieter and Soltwisch, Rene and Meyer, Fabian and Lessner, Dirk and Willner, Alexander and Neumann, Niklas (2004). A Survey on Network Security.

Willner, Alexander (2004). Entwicklung eines Prototyps zur interaktiven Telekommunikation von Berufsinformationen für Jugendliche. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen , 1––63.

Figura, Richard and Radtke, Norman and Willner, Alexander and Martin, Michael (). Applying Linked Data Paradigms for Reagional Weather Data Reanalysis.

Kerschbaumer, Florian and Uhlik, Julia (). Zukunftsbild Digitales Österreich 2040 - 2050.

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