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Prof. Dr. Wilfried Juling
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Juling
KIT Board Member
wilfried julingGuk9∂kit edu
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schmeck
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schmeck
Scientific Spokesperson
hartmut schmeckHxe7∂kit edu


The KIT Focus COMMputation will address a range of challenges for research on the combined use of communication and computation. Some of these are

  • How can we transform the potentially unlimited computing power of interconnected information processing devices into reliable and efficient grid-computing services tailored to specific applications?
  • How can we guarantee the trustworthy execution of (grid-) computations in insecure environments?
  • What is the adequate balance between rigorous design of desired functionality and the provision of sufficient degrees of freedom to allow for flexible adaptation to changing requirements?
  • What are the most adequate approaches to reduce energy consumption in intensely communicating systems?
  • How can we use the trade-offs between communication and computation to support efficient energy consumption?
  • How can we guarantee the controllability of interacting adaptive systems without sacrificing the benefits of autonomous self-organising behaviour?
  • What are the most adequate patterns for coordination and collaboration in large heterogeneous collections of intelligent components?
  • How can we enable autonomous networked systems to cope with unexpected events in a robust way?
  • What are the most effective communication protocols in large networks of intelligent devices?
  • What are the most adequate system architectures to support effective, reliable communication and information processing?