Prof. Dr. Matthias Wählisch

Matthias Wählisch
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Internet Technologies

Computer Science Institute

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Head of Group

Field of Activity

Design & Analysis of Internet Protocols, Internet Measurements & Analysis, BGP, Network and Cyber Security, Mobile Internet, P2P, Internet of Things, Information-centric Networking

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In a nutshell

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Freie Universität Berlin, heading the Internet technologies research group. My research and teaching focus on efficient, reliable, and secure Internet communication. This includes the design and evaluation of networking protocols and architectures, as well as Internet measurements and analysis. My efforts are driven by transforming solid research into practice, trying to improve Internet-based communication. More details in the complete CV.

I studied Computer Science and Contemporary German Literature at Freie Universität Berlin. I received my PhD in Computer Science from FU Berlin.

Furthermore, I am an associated member of the Internet Technologies (INET) research group at HAW Hamburg and a co-founder of link-lab.

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Curriculum Vitae

Matthias Wählisch graduated from Freie Universität Berlin after studying Computer Science and Contemporary German Literature. He is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Freie Universität Berlin where he heads the activities in the field of Internet technologies. Matthias is the PI for several national and international projects. Overall, he took responsibility for more than 4.1M EUR grant money. His research and teaching focus on efficient, reliable, and secure Internet communication. This includes the design and evaluation of networking protocols and architectures, as well as Internet topology measurements and analysis. He published more than 150 papers (including 20 journal articles and seven book chapters). Since 2005 Matthias is active within the IETF/IRTF, where he published seven RFCs and several Internet drafts. He co-chaired or co-organized more than 25 scientific events, such as IEEE ICNP PhD Forum 2013, IEEE LCN 2014, and ACM ICN 2015. Matthias is also member of several technical program committees. His research results have been distinguished multiple times. Amongst others, he was a winning team member of the IPv6 Application Contest 2009 (10,000 EUR) and received the Young Talents Award of Leibniz-Kolleg Potsdam for outstanding achievements in advancing the Internet. He co-founded some successful open source projects, such as RIOT and the RTRlib, where he is still responsible for the strategic development.

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Honors and Awards


Awards

  • Best Poster Award at 3rd ACM SIGCOMM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN), 2016
  • Forum for Excellent Young Scientists Award (first place) for contributions to the Internet of Things and their prospective entrepreneurial practice. 10,000 EUR donated by foundation for industrial research, 2015
  • Chester W Sall Memorial Award 2012 (first place) for a paper published in IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, vol. 55, no. 18, 2011
  • Young Talents Award for Outstanding Achievements in Advancing the Internet and its Applications. 2,500 EUR donated by the Leibniz-Kolleg Potsdam, 2011
  • First prize of the International IPv6 Application Contest 2009 (10.000 EUR; joint work with daviko & INET, HAW Hamburg)
  • Best Paper Award at the 4th International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, 2009
  • Diploma Thesis Award 2008 in silver of the SeReS Unit, University of Innsbruck
  • Outstanding Paper Award at 3rd Intern. Conf. on Wavelet Analysis and Its Applications, 2003, Chongqing

Travel Grants

  • 34th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) travel grant sponsored by IEEE, 2014
  • 22nd USENIX Security Symposium student grant sponsored by USENIX Association, 2013
  • ACM CoNEXT 2012 student travel grant sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM and corporate supporters of the conference
  • TERENA Networking Conference 2012 travel grant sponsored by Cisco Systems and the Internet Society (ISOC)
  • PAM Conference and TMA Workshop 2012 student travel grant
  • TERENA Networking Conference 2011 participation grant sponsored by Cisco Systems
  • TERENA Networking Conference 2010 participation grant sponsored by Cisco Systems
  • ACM CoNEXT 2009 student travel grant
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2009 student travel grant
  • TERENA Networking Conference 2009 participation grant sponsored by Cisco Systems
  • ACM CoNEXT 2007 student travel grant

Invitations to Schloss Dagstuhl

  • GI-Dagstuhl Seminar Aware Machine-to-Machine Communication, 2016
  • Dagstuhl Seminar Information-centric Networking and Security, 2016
  • Dagstuhl Seminar Secure Routing for Future Communication Networks, 2015
  • Dagstuhl Seminar Information-centric networking 3, 2014
  • Dagstuhl Seminar Critical Internet Infrastructure, 2013
  • Dagstuhl Seminar Information-centric networking - Ready for the real world?, 2012
  • GI-Dagstuhl Seminar Modeling Techniques for Computer Networks Simulation, 2008

Invited Talks

  • Cyber Security and the Internet Backbone, Cyber Security Workshop, Vodafone Enterprise Plenum, Munich, Germany, July 2017
  • BGPsec: Get Ready for the Next Step in Secure Inter-domain Routing, Yearly Technical Meeting, DE-CIX, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, June 2017
  • ICN + Industrial Internet = Towards an ICN Cloud Architecture for the IoT?, Networking Research & Innovation Symposium, Cisco and Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France, March 2017
  • Monitoring, Testing, and Deployment of RPKI Using RTRlib and RPKI MIRO, 67th meeting of the North American Network Operator's Group (NANOG 67), Track: Practical BGP Origin Validation using RPKI: Vendor Support, Signing and Validation Services, and Operational Experience, Chicago, USA, June 2016
  • A CASE for RIOT and ICN: The Internet of Things, Keynote at the 7th EAI International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services (MobiCASE), Berlin, Germany, November 2015
  • Origin Authentication in the Internet (of Things), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, October 2015
  • How to Protect from Prefix Hijacking Using RPKI, meeting of the expert group Infrastructure Security, eco/DE-CIX, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, December 2014
  • Current Topics in Secure Inter-networking: RPKI, Mobile Honeypots, and ICN, Institute of Telecommunications, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, November 2014
  • Prefix Origin Validation on Routers: Tools and Measurements, National Provider Workshop organized by Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Bonn, Germany, September 2013
  • RPKI in the Wild. Prefix Origin Validation on BGP Routers, CAIDA, UC San Diego, USA, March 2013
  • The Internet - A Critical Infrastructure. About a Nation-Centric View on the Internet and the Importance of ASes, CAIDA, UC San Diego, USA, March 2013
  • Updates from the Internet Backbone: An RPKI/RTR Router Implementation, Measurements, and Analysis, short talk at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), San Diego, USA, February 2013
  • Secure Inter-Domain Routing, BCIX Technical Workshop "Securing the Internet's Routing Infrastructure", Berlin, Germany, November 2012.
  • (Mobile) Internet-Kommunikation - Aktuelle Themen zur Sicherheit, IT Security Seminar, Technische Hochschule Wildau, Germany, January 2012.
  • Wie sicher ist eigentlich der Cyberspace, 4. Nacht des Wissens, Hamburg, Germany, October 2011.
  • HAMcast - A system-centric architecture to enable a universal multicast service in the Future Internet, Institute of Telematics, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 2011.

Professional Activities


Co-Organization

  • Poster Chair of 31rd ACM Annual Conference of the Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM), 2017
  • Local Chair of 4th ACM SIGCOMM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN), 2017
  • Registration and Publication Chair of ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2017
  • Co-organizer of Dagstuhl Seminar The Critical Internet Infrastructure Revisited, 2017
  • Travel Grant Chair of International Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys), 2017
  • Co-Chair of 1st RIOT Summit, 2016
  • Communication Chair of 2nd ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN), 2015
  • Poster Co-Chair of IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality and Service (IWQoS), held in conjunction with ACM FCRC'15, 2015
  • TPC Co-Chair of 6th International Workshop on Peer-to-peer computing and Online Social neTworking (HotPOST), held in conjunction with IEEE ICDCS'14, 2014
  • Co-Organizer of 1st OMNeT++ Community Summit, 2014
  • Editorial Liaison Chair of 39th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), 2014
  • PhD Forum Chair of 21st IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 2013
  • Coordinator and co-initiator of the Dagstuhl Seminar The Critical Internet Infrastructure, 2013
  • Co-Organizer of Workshop on RPKI: Tutorial and Deployment Strategies for Secure Internet Routing, 2013
  • Co-Organizer of Workshop on Security Incident Information Sharing (SIIS), 2013
  • Co-Chair of the 3rd MANIAC Challenge, held in conjunction with 87th IETF meeting, 2013
  • Editorial Liaison Chair of 38th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), 2013
  • Workshop Co-Chair of 6th International Workshop on OMNeT++, held in conjunction with SIMUTools'13, 2013
  • Publicity Chair of 5th International Workshop on Peer-to-peer computing and Online Social neTworking (HotPOST), held in conjunction with IEEE ICDCS'13, 2013
  • (TPC) Co-Chair 1st ACM International Workshop on Sensor-Enhanced Safety and Security in Public Spaces (SESP 2012), held in conjunction with ACM MobiHoc, 2012
  • Students Grants Chair of 37th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), 2012
  • Publicity Chair of 4th International Workshop on Peer-to-peer computing and Online Social neTworking (HotPOST), held in conjunction with IEEE ICDCS'12, 2012
  • (TPC) Co-Chair of IEEE PerGroup - 2nd IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Group Communication, held in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM'11, 2011
  • Co-founder & Publicity Chair of 1st IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Berlin (IEEE ICCE-Berlin), 2011
  • TPC Co-Chair of Scalable Adaptive Multicast in P2P Overlays, Special Session at the 8th Annual IEEE CCNC, 2011
  • (TPC) Co-Chair of IEEE PerGroup - 1st IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Group Communication, held in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM'10, 2010
  • TPC Co-Chair of Scalable Adaptive Multicast in P2P Overlays, Special Session at the 7th Annual IEEE CCNC, 2010
  • Local Arrangement Co-Chair of 2nd Google Android Conference (droidcon), 2010
  • TPC Vice-Chair of 2nd ACM/ICST International Workshop on OMNeT++, held in conjunction with SIMUTools'09, 2009
  • Co-Organizer of Zur Wellenmechanik der Pixel, Colloquium in honor of Hans L. Cycon, 2008
  • TPC Vice-Chair of 1st European Conference on Applied IPv6, 2007
  • Workshop Co-Chair of Next Generation eLearning Content Management with hylOs: Semantic Networking, Reusable Structuring & Mobile Learning, Preconference Workshop at ICL'07, 2007
  • Workshop Co-Chair of Authoring eLearning Content: Augmentation & Reuse, Paradigms & Practical Experiences, Workshop at the 4. Fernausbildungskongress der Bundeswehr, 2007

Guest Editor

  • Elsevier Computer Communications special issue on Current and Future Architectures, Protocols, and Services for the Internet of Things (to appear 2014)

TPC and Reviewer

  • Journals: IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Internet Computing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Communications Magazine, Elsevier Computer Communications, Elsevier Computer Networks, Elsevier Computers & Security, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting, IEEE Communications Letters, Journal of Communications, Wiley European Transactions on Telecommunications, Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems
  • TPC in international conferences and workshops: ACM ICN'16, IEEE LCN'16, MuSIC'16 (at IEEE INFOCOM), HotPOST (at ACM MobiHoc), ACM ICN'15, ACM MSWiM, IEEE CCN (at IEEE MASS), IEEE WNM, IEEE LCN'15, IEEE ICC'15 (SAC IoT track), Wintersim'15, IEEE ICNP PhD Forum'14, ACM MSWiM'14, CSWS'14 (at ACM SIGCOMM), IEEE/IFIP NOMS'14 (special track IoT), IEEE WNM'14 (at IEEE LCN), IEEE GLOBECOM'14 (SAC Symposium), WPMC'14, IEEE ICC'14 (SAC IoT track), CSWS'13 (at IEEE ICNP), IEEE GWS'13 (including WirelessVitae'13, WPMC'13, WWSMC'13), IEEE WNM'13 (at IEEE LCN), IEEE LCN'13, EuroSys'13 (shadow TPC), IWS'13, IEEE LCN'12, IEEE ISWTA'12, SNDS'12, OMNeT++'12, IEEE ICCE-Berlin'12, ICACCI'12, IEEE CCNC'12, HotPOST'11 (at IEEE ICPADS), IMSAA'11, AFIN'11, IEEE LCN'11, IEEE ICCE-Berlin'11, IEEE CCNC'11, P2PNet'10 (at ICPADS), IEEE LCN'10, IEEE CCNC'10, MP2P-Nets'10 (at Mobility Conference), IWCMC'10, ICN'10, ACM/ICST OMNeT++'10, IEEE LCN'09, Mobile P2P Workshop'09 (at IWCMC), ICN'09, ACM/ICST OMNeT++'09, ICN'08, ECAI6'07
  • External Referee: IEEE INFOCOM'13 (Poster/Demo track), MILCOM'11, IEEE GI'10 (at IEEE INFOCOM), IEEE ISCE'10, ACM CoNEXT Student Workshop 2009, IEEE IMSAA'09
  • Book Referee: Cambridge University Press, Springer-Verlag

Standardization

  • Regular Participant in IETF/IRTF work

Expert Evaluator

  • Expert group IT security of German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), 2017
  • Reviewer for Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG), 2017
  • Remote reviewer for European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies (CHIST-ERA) ERA-NET, 2016
  • External evaluator for Computer Science Department at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), 2015
  • european e-Learning award (eureleA) 2007, 2008

Interviews

  • In France, a hack falls flat, The Washington Post, May 8, 2017
  • RIOT soll das offene Betriebssystem für das IOT werden, Computer und Kom- munikation, Deutschlandfunk, 20.05.2017
  • Zahlen oder nicht? Wie Firmen mit Cyber-Erpressung umgehen sollten, Berliner Zeitung, 15.05.2017
  • Arbeitspferdchen. IoT-Betriebssystem RIOT, c't, 17/2016 [html]
  • Safest - Neue Sicherheit für Menschenmengen?, Logo - Das Wissenschaftsmagazin, NDR Info, 14.03.2014
  • Internet Society Attracts Record Number of Students to IETF 87, IETF Journal, October 2013 [html]
  • RPKI: Angst vor einem Staatshack, heise online, 05.08.2013 [html]
  • Wer im Internet wohnt. Per Botnet zählen Hacker das Internet aus - natürlich illegal, Breitband - Medien und digitale Kultur, Deutschlandradio Kultur, 30.03.2013
  • Gefährliche Nummer - Virenschutz fürs Smartphone, Elektronische Welten, Deutschlandradio Kultur, 18.09.2012
  • Bin Raiding, hallo deutschland, ZDF, 05.11.2012
  • Immunsystem für Smartphone, Wissenswerte: Forschung im Gespräch, rbb Inforadio, 22.12.2011
  • Schadsoftware auf dem Smartphone - Wie wir unsere Minicomputer vor Viren und Trojanern schützen können, Wissenschaftssendung Leonardo, WDR 5 - Hörfunk, 07.12.2011
  • Experten antworten. Zum Thema Bin Raiding, Schwäbische Zeitung, 06.12.2011
  • Bin Raiding: Die unterschätzte Gefahr, WISO, ZDF, 28.11.2011
  • Web-Überwachung: Neues Internet-Protokoll erschwert anonymes Surfen, SPIEGEL ONLINE, 18.11.2010 [html]
  • Internetangriff: US-Kommission wirft China Datenentführung vor, SPIEGEL ONLINE, 17.11.2010 [html]

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Bachelor / Master Theses

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Ongoing

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Finished

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  • Andreas Reuter: Measuring RPKI Route Origin Validation in the Wild. Master's Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, November 2017.
  • Marcin Nawrocki: On Long-Term Honeypot Deployment and Data Analysis for Heterogenous Network Access Types. Master's Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, March 2016.
  • Andrej Szaffranietz: Untersuchung der H"aufigkeiten von Schl"usselw"ortern in Netzwerkkonferenzen. Bachelor Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, September 2015
  • Andreas Reuter: Monitoring and Inspection of RPKI Repositories. Bachelor Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, May 2015.
  • Jan-Christopher Pien: Entwicklung und Evaluierung eines opportunistischen Verschlüngsverfahren auf Basis von Social Trust. Bachelor Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, December 2014.
  • Fabrice Jean Ryba: Implementing and Analysing sFlow measurements at an Internet Exchange Point. Bachelor Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, July 2014.
  • Robert Schmidt: Schutz wichtiger Webseiten durch RPKI. Messung und Analyse. Bachelor Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Computer Science, January 2014.
  • Samir Al-Sheikh: Vergleichende Analyse von Abwehrmethoden gegen Interest Flooding Attacks in Named Data Networking. Bachelor Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Computer Science, January 2014.
  • Paul Wolpers: Entwurf und Entwicklung eines Modells für Analyse der Datenbanken der Regional Internet Registries. Bachelor Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, January 2014.
  • Michael Mester: Untersuchung und Optimierung der Leistungsfägkeit der Prefix-Origin-Validation in einer realen BGP-Umgebung. Master Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Computer Science, December 2013.
  • Raphael Wutzke: Analyse, Entwicklung und Implementierung eines Schutzes vor Portangriffen auf Smartphones unter Nutzung von Multipath TCP. Bachelor Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, July 2013.
  • Marcel Kölbel: Untersuchung der Qualität von Antworten im Amazon Mechanical Turk. Bachelor Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, February 2013.
  • Marcin Nawrocki: Entwurf und Implementierung eines Frameworks für die Analyse von Ad-hoc-Hotspot-Kommunikation. Bachelor Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, October 2012.
  • Dennis Lampert: Vergleichende Analyse von Private Set Intersection Protokollen. Bachelor Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, October 2012.
  • Maximilian Schmidt: Autonome Vertrauensimplementierung zwischen Home Gateways und Smartphones. Bachelor Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, October 2012.
  • Robert Schlenz: Entwurf und Implementierung einer Applikation zur Kategorisierung von Kontakten basierend auf Kommunikationsdaten. Bachelor Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, August 2012.
  • Michael Zettelmann: Ein Dienst zur Präfixgenerierung für Overlay-IDs basierend auf BGP-Daten an Internet Exchange Points. Diploma Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, July 2012.
  • Dominik Weidemann: Design and implementation of a protocal for establishing ad-hoc trust between smartphones. Bachelor Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, June 2012.
  • Christopher Flach: Die strukturelle, zeitliche Analyse der relevanten deutschen IPv6-Internet-Infrastruktur. Master Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, February 2012.
  • Fabian Holler: Konzeption und Entwicklung einer Client-seitigen RPKI-RTR Library zur Validierung der Präfix-Zugehörigkeit von autonomen Systemen in BGP-Routen. Bachelor Thesis, Department Informatik, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, November 2011.
  • Till Weisfeld: Implementierung von MLDv2 für OMNeT++. Student research project, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, September 2010.

Courses (outdated)

WS 2011/12: PS Technische Informatik
SoSe 2011: PS Technische Informatik
  S Seminar Technische Informatik
WS 2010/11: PS Technische Informatik
  S Seminar Technische Informatik
SoSe 2010: PS Technische Informatik
  S Technische Informatik - Network Organization and Protocols
WS 2009/10: V/Ü Telematik
  S Technische Informatik - Mobile Ad-hoc Networks
  PS Technische Informatik

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Projects


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Ongoing

RAPstore An app store for the Internet of Things (IoT), with a special focus on low-end IoT devices. More will follow.
X-Check The overall goal of X-Check (Cross-Check) is to provide improved security for ICT-systems by leveraging data from Internet Exchange Points (IXP). X-Check designs and implements a system for the large-scale detection of (a) known security incidents and (b) novel, unconventional anomalies at central Internet nodes.
I3 Information-centric Networking (ICN) for the Industrial Internet. More information is available on the project homepage.
Peeroskop The objective of the Peeroskop project is the design and development of a system for the observational analysis of the Internet part's relevant for Germany, as well as the proactive and reactive protection of the backbone routing. Core components of the project are mechanisms for information fusion and information classification based on passive and active measurements which discover vulnerabilities in the Internet peering beforehand and bypass emerging disruptions. More information is available on the project homepage.
ICN Information-centric networking (ICN) proposals attract much attention in the ongoing search for a future communication paradigm of the Internet. Replacing the host-to-host connectivity by a data-oriented publish/subscribe service eases content distribution and authentication by concept, while eliminating threats from unwanted traffic at an end host as are common in today's Internet. However, current approaches to content routing heavily rely on data-driven protocol events and thereby introduce a strong coupling of the control to the data plane in the underlying routing infrastructure. We analyze threats to the stability and security of the content distribution system in theory and practical experiments. More information is available in our report.
RIOT RIOT is the friendly operating system for the Internet of Things. It leverages a microkernel to provide an energy-efficient operating system for IoT solutions. It is developer-friendly, resource-friendly, and IoT-ready. More information is available on the project homepage.
CAF_C++ Actor Framework The C++ Actor Framwork, or short CAF, is an open source implementation of the actor model for C++11. It extends the actor model with several features such as a lock-free mailbox and transparent group semantics to ease development of distributed systems based on multicast technologies. More information is available on the project homepage.
SAFEST This Franco-German project aims at a comprehensive solution to ensure the safety and security of the general public and critical infrastructures. Specifically, SAFEST addresses the problems of crowd control and area surveillence at airports. More information is available on the project homepage.
RPKI The RTRlib is an open-source C implementation of the RPKI/Router Protocol client. The library allows to fetch and store validated IP prefix origin data from a cache as well as the origin verification of IP prefixes. It supports different types of transport sessions (e.g., SSH, unprotected TCP) and is easily extendable. The library helps to secure the Internet backbone routing protocol, BGP. More information is available on the project homepage.
Routing Atlas The Internet was originally shaped as a fully decentralized, cooperative packet transport system that offered transmission services to those who were willing to inter-connect. Its scalable architecture aimed at supporting a global information infrastructure without the requirement of national contributions, regulations or governmental support. Meanwhile the Internet has matured to an almost mission-critical infrastructure for global communication, but also for enabling key operations of public administration and business affairs, of research, education, and entertainment within individual countries. In this project, we identify, characterize, and visualize the fraction of the Internet that serves as the nation-centric communication system of Germany. Starting from the RIPE database and harvesting several additional databases, route monitors and Internet measurement projects, we extract the minimal routing graph that interconnects all members, as well as a subset of relevant players within the German Internet. The results may help to identify IP prefix hijacking or weak transits. Preliminary results have been published here and here.
REALMv6 REALMv6 is an open initiative to investigate and accelerate protocols and deployment in the field of real-time and multicast mobility in IPv6. The research targets at a next generation mobile Internet and includes applications for a mobile, IPv6-enabled Internet, analysis of handover performance & optimization as well as concepts and corresponding analysis for evolving IPv6 mobility protocols. More information is available on the realmv6 homepage.

Completed

SKIMS The objective of SKIMS lies in the design, development and implementation of a cross-layer security system for mobile devices. Detection mechanisms as well as a proactive and reactive defense of attacks are core components of this project. The vision of a digital immune system will be demonstrated in a proof of concept in terms of an extended security application for mobile phones. Analog to a traffic light system, the mobile signals the current level of risk to the user and relaxes the status wherever applicable. This transparency allows users to regain trust that was lost previously in insecure environments. More information is available on the SKIMS homepage.
HAMcast The objective of HAMcast lies in the development and practical analysis of a component for group communication as part of a multiservice Internet architecture. Encapsulated by an application-transparent API, HAMcast enables the global provisioning of a hybrid, adaptive multicast service. Its architecture will follow an evolutionary model using a universal service middleware that does neither require a deployment by providers, nor dedicated network implementations by application programmers. All results will be deployed within the German Lab (G-Lab) and may serve as the basis for new, group-oriented systems and applications. HAMcast includes (a) Open Multi-Service Architecture, (b) Universal, Layer-Transparent API, (c) Mobility-Transparent Routing, (d) ISP Service Interaction between Overlay and Underlay, and (e) Experimentally Driven Optimization and Refinement. The FU Berlin is an associated partner. More information is available on the HAMcast homepage.
AuthoCast Mobile multicast scenarios like IPTV or group conferencing are likely to soon extend into the mobile world: A sportscaster (without support of tradional, expensive broadcasting equipment) may feed its live stream from a sailing regatta to an Internet TV channel. But how to prevent an attacker from hijacking this open Internet channel? AuthoCast defines a protocol scheme that allows for authentication of mobile Multicast senders in native IP and overlay networks. More information is available on the AuthoCast homepage.
hylOs The Hypermedia Learning Object System (hylOs) is an adaptive eLearning content management system and runtime environment, built upon a sophisticated information object model tailored from the IEEE LOM (Learning Object Metadata) standard. hylOs comprises instructional design concepts and tools, a content acquisition and analysis engine for semi-automated generation and annotation of eLearning Objects, as well as an Ontological Evaluation Layer for concluding relations between eLearning Objects, bundled with a sophisticated repository and platform-independent authoring environment. More information is available on the hylOs homepage.
Moviecast The aim of the project Moviecast is the design and development of an Internet based videoconference solution for mobile devices. The solution will consist purely in software, ready to run on standard devices (PDAs) under current operating systems (e.g. Windows Mobile). All software components will be standard compliant. The result of the project will be a highly optimized software library, which encodes and decodes video streams in real-time and supports user and session mobility as well as secured and optimized mobile group communication. More information is available on the Moviecast homepage.