Autonomous Network Architectures

KontaktThomas GeithnerFikret Sivrikaya


The vision of the cluster Autonomous Network Architectures is to complement the virtual world of data networks with the "Internet of real things", in order to make use of the vast amount of valuable information contained within the physical world consisting of the people, the environment, the industrial products, etc. Extracting this information through emerging technologies such as RFID or sensor nodes and making it available to the rest of digital communication networks creates many new opportunities, such as smarter production and logistics in businesses, increased awareness of our environment through physical sensing and monitoring, and more efficient recovery techniques for emergency and disaster situations. Due to the large scale deployment scenarios, a key issue in this type of systems is ensuring their autonomous operation and self-configuration. Autonomous Network Architectures cluster conducts research and development in this direction.