Einladung zum Vortrag im Kolloquium
Sensor Networks – Challenges and
Prof. Kurt Rothermel
Institut für Parallele und Verteilte Systeme
Zeit: Dienstag 01.07.
· 16:00 Uhr
Ort: IST-Seminarraum 3.241 · Pfaffenwaldring
9 · Campus Stuttgart-Vaihingen
Wireless sensor networks have been an active
topic of research in academia for a number of years. Recently, they are
also increasingly gaining importance in the industrial sector since the
technology is maturing. A sensor network is usually a collection of
small-scale computing devices equipped with low-end processing
hardware, a radio transceiver, and varying sensors. These nodes
spontaneously establish a communication network that allows sending
sensor data to some data sink (e.g. a computer at the edge of the
In first part of this talk, we will give an overview of the current
state in sensor network technology and characterize its challenges from
a software perspective. Then, in the second part, we will discuss how
sensors and sensor networks can be integrated into global networks,
such as the Internet, resulting into large-scale sensor grids.
One interesting application scenario for those sensor grids are
simulation systems that continuously gather real-life data and feed
them into the simulation process.
Kurt Rothermel received his doctoral degree in
Computer Science from University of Stuttgart in 1985. From 1986 to
1987 he was “Post-Doctoral Fellow” at IBM Almaden Research Center in
San Jose, U.S.A. and then joined IBM’s European Networking Center in
Heidelberg. Since 1990 he is a Professor for Computer Science at
University of Stuttgart. Currently, he is Director of Institute of
Parallel and Distributed Systems and head of Centre of Excellence (SFB)
Nexus, conducting research in the area of mobile context-aware systems.
His research interests are in the field on distributed systems,
computer networks, mobile systems, sensor networks, and ubiquitous
computing, where he contributed more than 150 publications.