The focus of the Networks and Communication Systems (NCS) research group lies on methods, models, and algorithms to enabling the convergence of computation and communication, thus gaining a high degree of flexibility in the design and operation of communication networks and distributed applications. Challenges to this vision arise in terms of methods for modeling interactions, data-based decision making, and performance of such converged systems. We are developing methods in the areas of network management and scheduling, as well as corresponding analytical models for the design, quantitative analysis, and optimal control of networked systems. Applications of these methods include adaptive communication protocols, flexible process control and monitoring methods, and real-time communication for industrial applications. 

 Wed, 18. Oct. 2023   Tran, Tuan-Dat

Publication to Appear in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

We are happy to announce the upcoming publication of titled "A Palm Calculus Approach to the Distribution of the Age of Information" in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. This paper introduces an approach to precisely...
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 Mon, 16. Oct. 2023   Tran, Tuan-Dat

Prof. Amr Rizk to Chair ACM NOSSDAV 2024

Prof. Amr Rizk will be serving as Program Chair for the 34th edition of the Workshop on Network and Operating System Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 2024). The workshop is scheduled to be held in Bari, Italy in April...
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 Sun, 08. Oct. 2023   Tran, Tuan-Dat

We are Computer Science! Inauguration of the Computer Science Faculty at the UDE

As of 01.10.2023, the UDE established the Faculty of Computer Science. The new faculty will encompass over 30 research groups from Essen and Duisburg, organized into four departments.
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 Wed, 23. Aug. 2023   NCS

Demo Presentation @ SIGCOMM 2023

Christoph Gärtner presented his Demo "Flexibility-aware Network Management of Time-Sensitive Flows" at ACM SIGCOMM 2023.  Background: We investigate the application of a recently published metric for flexibility in the context...
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 Tue, 04. Jul. 2023   NCS

Best Paper Award @ ACM MMSys 2023

Michael Rudolph received for his paper entitled "RABBIT: Live Transcoding of V-PCC Point Cloud Streams" the best paper award at the ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) 2023.  Background: A major challenge of V-PCC is the...
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 Tue, 04. Jul. 2023   NCS

FlexShield Kickoff: BSI-funded Research Project started

Starting from June 2023 a new research project is running at the NCS group. The BSI-funded research project FlexShield focuses on the intersection of resilience and cybersecurity in communications for real-time industrial...
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