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prof. dr. B. Koldehofe

Professor of Computer Networks
prof. dr. B. Koldehofe

1        EDUCATION 

July 2019

Habilitation in Communications and Distributed Systems, Technische Universität Darmstadt

March 2005

Ph.D. degree at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg. Sweden

March 2003

Licentiate Degree of Philosophy at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

August 1999

Diplom in Informatik at Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany


Since 2020

Full Professor Computer Networks, University of Groningen, Netherlands


Senior Researcher and Lecturer, Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM), Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

·       Privatdozent (since 2019)

·       Principal Investigator DFG Collaborative Research Center 1053 MAKI (since 2017)

·       Group Head Adaptive Overlay Communications,  KOM (since 2014)

·       Appointed Lecturer (Lehrauftrag) for Net-Centric Systems and Software Defined Networking


Managing Director, DFG Collaborative Research Center 1053 MAKI, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany


Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute for Parallel and Distributed Systems (IPVS), Univer­sität Stuttgart, Germany

·       Group Head Adaptive Communication Systems

·       Akademischer Rat (2006-2013)

·       Appointed Lecturer (Lehrauftrag) for Grundlagen der Betriebssysteme, Operating Systems, Reliable Distributed Programming


Visiting Professorship for Distributed and Networked Systems at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany


Postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.



ACM Service Recognition Award for the Organization of the 13th ACM Conference on Distributed and Event-Based Systems


Best Research Paper ACM USENIX Middleware Conference


Ausgezeichneter Ort Land der Ideen (Excellent innovation with CRC MAKI)



  • ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS): General Chair. 2019, Darmstadt, Program Chair, 2017, Barcelona, Poster and Demo Chair, 2015, Oslo, Publicity Chair, 2014 Mumbai, Publicity Chair, 2013 Arlington
  • KuVS Fachgespräch Fog Computing, Co-Chair / Local Organizer. 2018, Darmstadt
  • Workshop on Architectures, Services and Applications for the Next Generation Internet (WASA-NGI): Program Chair, 2012 Clearwater (associated with IEEE LCN 2012), Program Chair, 2011, Bonn (associated with IEEE LCN 2011), Program Chair, 2011, Kiel (associated with KiVS 2011), Program Chair, 2008, Karlsruhe 
  • Workshop on Global Sensor Networks, Program Chair, Kassel, 2009 (associated with KiVS 2009)
  • Workshop on Middleware for Network Eccentric and Mobile Applications (MiNEMA), Program Chair, 2006, Sintra

Program Committees

  • ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS): 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009
  • ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference: 2019, 2018
  • IEEE BigData Congress: 2019, 2018
  • IEEE International Conference On Local Computer Networks (LCN): 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • IFIP Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS): 2019, 2018, 2015, 2014, 2013
  • International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN): 2019, 2018, 2017
  • International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks (I-SPAN): 2017
  • End-to-end service orchestration for 5G and beyond (En2ESO'16): 2016
  • IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC): 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • The 9th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML): 2015
  • Workshop on Data Streams and Event Processing (DSEP): 2015, 2013, 2011
  • Workshop on Emergency Management: Communication and Computing Platforms (IWCMC): 2013, 2011, 2010
  • International Conference On Principles Of Distributed Systems (OPODIS): 2012, 2010
  • IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS): 2010
  • ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc): 2010
  • International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems: 2007
  • The International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems (WINSYS), 2009
  • IEEE 69th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC): 2009-Spring, 2008-Fall
  • Mobile Middleware: Embracing the Personal Communication Device.

 Reviewer for Journals

  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems (TPDS-CS): 2018, 2017, 2012.
  • IEEE Transactions on Service Computing (TSC): 2017.
  • IEEE Pervasive Computing: 2017, 2010
  • Future Generation Computer Systems:2017
  • Datenbankspektrum 2016, 2015
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC) 2012
  • Journal of Internet Services and Applications 2013, 2012
  • ACM Transaction on Internet Technology: 2013
  • Journal of Computer Networks (COMNET): 2012, 2009, 2008
  • ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS): 2009
  • IEEE Communications Letters: 2008
  • ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS): 2007

Tutorials, Keynotes, and Invited Talks

  • Distributed Real-Time Analytics: Accelerating performance over Programmable Communication Systems. Colloquium Computer Science. Chalmers University of Technology. 2019.
  • Distributed Real-Time Analytics: Accelerating performance over Programmable Communication Systems. Colloquium Computer Science. TU-Ilmenau. 2019.
  • Increasing Flexibility in Communication Systems. Invited Talk University of Salzburg 2019.
  • Distributed Real-Time Analytics: Accelerating performance over Programmable Communication Systems. Colloquium Computer Science Groningen 2019.
  • Adaptive many-to-many communications for Internet applications at scale. Invited Talk BTU Cottbus.
  • Transitions: A Building Block for Highly Adaptive Applications. Kolloquium der Informatik Universität Stuttgart, 2017.
  • Multi-Mechanism Adaptation in the Future Internet. Invited Talk at the 25th Geni Engeneering Conference (GEC-25). 2017.
  • Introduction to Software-Defined Networking. Invited talk at Dagstuhl Seminar on Security in Software-Defined Networking 2017.
  • Privacy-aware Event Processing. EBIS Summerschool 2016.
  • Software-defined Networking. Tutorial for NetSys 2015.
  • Software Defined Networking. Tutorial for GI Informatik 2014.
  • Software-defined Networking. Tutorial for the 7th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (ACM DEBS 2013).
  • Software-defined Networking for building high performance communication middleware Tutorial for the ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware Conference 2013.
  • Adaptive distributed event processing in a complex world. Invited Talk at GeorgiaTech. 2010.
  • Adaptive event-based systems for heterogeneous networks. Invited Talk University of Lisbon 2009.
  • Adaptive distributed event processing in a complex world. Kolloquium der Informatik Universität Heidelberg, 2009
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