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Mobile Information and Communcation Systems (MICS)

A Research Project in Cooperation with the Distributed Systems Group

Communicating smart objects raise many interesting research problems, not only with respect to the embedded computing device itself, but also concerning the structuring and efficient use of the huge amount of data that those objects collect and which is literally distributed. Turning these data into useful information and supporting applications that make use of this information is a real challenge, requiring new algorithms and protocols, new infrastructures, and new structuring principles.

As part of the Communicating Embedded Systems project of the National Center of Competence in Research for Mobile Information and Communication Systems (NCCR-MICS), we are developing the BTnode platform as a smart object implementation. This development is done in close collaboration with the Computer Engineering Group at the department of electrical engineering. Focussing on communication aspects, we are using this small computing platform for research and prototyping of wireless sensor networks.

See also the following related items:

Selected Publications

See the Publications of the Distributed Systems Group page for a full listing of our publications.

Related Student Projects

The following table lists corresponding student projects in our group. Note that some descriptions will be in German.

S Effizienter Firmware-Update in Sensornetzen Ronney MeierJonas Wolf,
Matthias Ringwald
HS 07
M Inspektion von Sensornetzen Marc CortesiMatthias RingwaldSS 06
M Implementierung und Evaluation eines neuen Medienzugriffsverfahren für Sensornetze Michael KaufmannMatthias RingwaldWS 05/06
S Inspektion von Sensornetzen per PDA Mustafa YuecelMatthias RingwaldSS 05
S BTnode WebServer Mathias PayerMatthias RingwaldSS 04
P NCCR-Internship BTnode Development Ankur AgiwalMatthias RingwaldSS 04
S Simulation mobiler Ad-hoc-Netze mit Hilfe autonomer Lego Mindstorms Roboter Nicolas BurriMatthias RingwaldWS 03/04
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