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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”.


Lisa Maile presented her paper "Ensuring Reliable and Predictable Behaviour of IEEE 802.1CB Frame Replication and Elimination" at the IEEE International Conference on Communications on 19 May 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. In this work, potential risks in redundant packet transmission were identifie...

Our long-standing colleague Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marco Pruckner has recently moved to Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) of Würzburg. He is now Associate Professor for Modeling and Simulation at JMU's Institute of Computer Science. After obtaining his doctoral degree at Computer Science 7, he was Assis...

Our research associate Michael Niebisch presented at the International Conference on Electronics, Information, and Communication (ICEIC) 2022 his article about "Cooperative Downloading in Heterogeneous Vehicular Networks: A Cost Analysis". In it, the cost optimized transmission of large data volumes...