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Welcome to Computer Science 7 (Computer Networks and Communication Systems)

The lab deals with protocols and architectures of networked systems and with their analysis and evaluation. To this end, we apply various methods of modeling, simulation, measurement and test and also develop own toolsets. Furthermore, two specific fields of application are investigated so that our research activities can be subdivided into three areas:

  • Quality-of-Service: Performance evaluation and investigation of new protocols to ensure the quality of service in (safety-critical) networks
  • Connected Mobility: Modeling and simulation of vehicular networks and connected mobility, used technologies and novel mobility concepts
  • Smart Energy: Analysis and simulation of smart, networked energy systems based on renewable energies and electric mobility

The teaching curriculum covers fundamental courses such as “Computer Communication” and “Simulation and Modeling” as well as advanced courses such as “Advanced Networking” and specialized topics of both application areas, e.g. “Vehicular Networks” or “Smart Grids and Electric Mobility”.


Our research assistant Minhao Qiu presented paper on "Reliability assessment of multi-sensor perception system in automated driving functions" at IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC 2021). This paper is about a perception sensor model for an overlapping field of th...

Niklas Ebell presented his paper on "Benchmarking a Decentralized Reinforcement Learning Control Strategy for an Energy Community" at the hybrid IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids on Oct 27th 2021 at the E.On Energy Research Center in...

In the context of the specialist program “Neue Fahrzeug- und Systemtechnologien” [New Vehicle and System Technologies] of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the project MBPLE4Mobility, short for "Model-based Product Line Engineering", started on July 1, 2021. As part of a large co...

Also this year, Computer Science 7 was present at IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference. Alexander Brummer presented our paper "On the Simulation of Vehicular Networking Scenarios in Multi-Story Parking Garages". Due to the ongoing pandemic, the colleagues in Ulm organized an online version of the co...

Our research assistant Thomas Deinlein presented the paper "On the Impact of priority-based MAC Layer Scheduling in 5G V2N multi-application Scenarios" at the 13th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (IFIP WMNC). The paper introduces the integration of the 5G QoS Model into the 5G-Sim-V2...

At the 94th Vehicular Technology Conference Fall 2021 (VTC 2021), our research assistants Wojciech Baron and Thomas Deinlein presented two papers. Wojciech Baron's paper "LETT: An Execution Model for Distributed Real-Time Systems" is about an execution model to ensure data determinism between depen...