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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.

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Entwicklung eines Prototyps zur interaktiven Telekommunikation von Berufsinformationen für Jugendliche
Citation key willner04bachelor
Author Willner, Alexander
Pages 1––63
Year 2004
ISSN 1612-6793
Number IFI-BM-2004–30
School Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Abstract Gegenstand der vorliegenden Arbeit ist die Entwicklung einer interaktiven Kommunikationsplattform. Ausgehend von dem Projekt "Jobs in Motion - Medien zur Berufsinformation" der Zentralen Einrichtung Medien der Universität Göttingen wird ein interdisziplinäres Anforderungsprofil für die interaktive Kommunikationsplattform abgeleitet. Aufbauend auf technischen Analysen werden mögliche Lösungsansätze beschrieben und ein ausgewählter Weg beispielhaft umgesetzt.
Bibtex Type of Publication Bachelor's Thesis (IFI-BM-2004–30, ISSN 1612-6793)
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