Service-centric Networking

 

 Service-centric Networking

 

Our group develops new base technologies for service-centric networking and evaluates them by using prototype implementations in the context of a range of application scenarios.

The research focus of Prof. Dr. Axel Küpper and his team comprises:

  • Location-based Services and Context-aware Computing
  • Green ICT
  • Cloud Computing
  • Electronic and Mobile Commerce

In our research we focus both on networks-centric as well as user-centric services.

Particular emphasis is placed on prototype evaluation, i.e. the developed services, platforms and middleware architectures are implemented efficiently in order to find out about the capacity of the developed concepts and architectures at an early stage. Thus demonstrators help to gain scientific findings about the developed concepts and architectures.

 

 

​The overall objective of the Service-centric Networking department is research and development of future methods, technologies and platforms for providing, operating and networking new services on the Internet and in other communications networks.

Internet of Services
The future Internet will be used more intensively as a marketplace for the most diverse services. One of the big challenges here is designing the mechanisms and interfaces underlying this marketplace in such a way that anyone can use it to offer and use services and network them with those of other market participants. This will give rise to an unprecedented variety of services that benefit even niche markets and thus provide substantial added value for suppliers and users alike.

Ubiquitous services
New mobile technologies, i.e., the latest generation of smartphones and wireless networks, are a particularly rich vein for potential new applications for service-centric networking. They make services ubiquitous, which is to say, they can be used anywhere at any time, they factor in the user’s current context and location, and they support him in all kinds of everyday situations. Examples of new applications in this environment include vehicle-to-vehicle communication, mobile commerce and marketing, and payment by cell phone. The identification and cultivation of these and other application scenarios as well as research into and development of corresponding service mechanisms are important tasks of the new department.

You can find more detailed information on the website of the professorship: Service-centric Networking

 

 Prof. Dr. Axel Küpper

 
Prof. Dr. Axel Küpper
 

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