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Dr. rer. nat. Frank Dürr: Short Biography

Frank Dürr is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Distributed Systems Department of the Institute of Parallel and Distributed Systems (IPVS) at University of Stuttgart. He received both his doctoral degree and diploma in computer science from the University of Stuttgart.

Frank Dürr has been with the IPVS since 2001. During his his PhD studies, he investigated geographic communication mechanisms (geocast protocols). He was technical coordinator of the Collaborative Research Center 627 "Nexus: Spatial World Models for Mobile Context-Aware Applications" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Currently, Frank Dürr is leading the mobile context-aware systems group and software-defined networking group of the Distributed Systems department, and coordinating the related research projects.

Frank Dürr's research interests include:

  • Mobile computing / Pervasive and ubiquitous computing  / Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Software-defined Networking (SDN) / Software-defined Environments
  • Time-sensitive Networking
  • Cloud computing aspects overlapping with the above topics: mobile cloud computing, data center networks, software-defined cloud infrastructures, etc.
  • Privacy

Publications

Frank Dürr has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers including publications on highly selective conferences and in journals like IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (Percom), ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (Cloud), and the International Journal on Very Large Databases (VLDB Journal).

For a complete list of his publications, please visit this web page.

Teaching

As a lecturer, Frank Dürr has been giving lectures on computer networks, Internet technologies, peer-to-peer systems, mobile computing, system concepts and programming, advanced communication concepts, net-based applications and e-commerce, and system concepts and programming.

Further teaching activities include lab-courses on software-defined networking (SDN), peer-to-peer systems, and Android programming and mobile services, as well as seminars on advanced topics in the research areas mentioned above.

For more information about his teaching activities, please visit this web page.

Services to the Community

Frank Dürr has been involved in the organization of the following scientific events:

  • IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications 2018 (Percom 2018) (Program Committee)
  • Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal: Special Issue IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom) 2016 (Co-Editor)
  • 3rd IEEE Percom Workshop on Pervasive Energy Services (PerEnergy 2017) (Co-Chair)
  • IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications 2017 (Percom 2017) (Program Committee)
  • 13th IEEE Percom Workshop on Context Modeling and Reasoning (CoMoRea 2017) (Program Committee)
  • 5th International Workshop on Self-optimisation in Organic and Autonomic Computing Systems (SAOS 2017) (Program Committee)
  • IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications 2016 (Percom 2016) (Vice Technical Program Chair)
  • 36th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2016) (Program Committee)
  • 2nd IEEE Percom Workshop on Pervasive Energy Services (PerEnergy 2016) (Co-Chair)
  • 12th IEEE Percom Workshop on Context Modeling and Reasoning (CoMoRea 2016) (Program Committee)
  • IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications 2015 (Publicity Chair)
  • 1st IEEE Percom Workshop on Pervasive Energy Services (PerEnergy 2015) (Co-Chair)
  • 11th IEEE Percom Workshop on Context Modeling and Reasoning (CoMoRea 2015) (Program Committee)
  • 4th International Workshop on Self-optimisation in Organic and Autonomic Computing Systems (SAOS 2015) (Program Committee)
  • SISSY 2015: Workshop on Self-Improving System Integration (Program Committee)
  • 1st Symposium on Activity and Context Modeling and Recognition (ACOMORE 2014) (Program Committee)
  • 3rd International Workshop on Self-optimisation in Organic and Autonomic Computing Systems (SAOS 2014) (Program Committee)
  • SISSY 2014: Workshop on Self-Improving System Integration (Program Committee)
  • 2nd International Workshop on Self-optimisation in Organic and Autonomic Computing Systems (SAOS 2013) (Program Committee)
  • 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2013) (Program Committee)
  • 10th IEEE Percom Workshop on Context Modeling and Reasoning (CoMoRea 2013) (Program Committee)
  • 1st International Workshop on Self-optimisation in Organic and Autonomic Computing Systems (SAOS 2013) (Program Committee)
  • 12th IEEE/IPSJ International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 2012) (Program Committee)
  • 9th IEEE Percom Workshop on Context Modeling and Reasoning (CoMoRea 2012) (Program Committee)
  • 1st International Workshop on Information-centric Networking and Applications (INFOAPP 2011) (Program Committee)
  • 8th IEEE Percom Workshop on Context Modeling and Reasoning (CoMoRea 2011) (Program Committee)
  • 1st International Conference on Intensive Applications and Services (INTENSIVE 2009) (Program Committee)
  • Work-in-Progress session of 7th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2009) (Program Committee)
  • 1st International Workshop on Quality of Context (QuaCon 2009) (Co-Editor of Proceedings)

Moreover, he served as a reviewer for various journals and magazines like IEEE Pervasive Computing, Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing, or ACM Computing Surveys.

Frank Dürr organized several tutorials at national and international conferences:

  • Software-defined Networking. Second International Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys 2015), Cottbus, Germany, March 2015
  • Software-defined Networking. 44th Annual Conference of German Informatics Society (Informatik 2014), Stuttgart, Germany, September 2014
  • Software-defined Networking for building high performance communication middleware. ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2013), Beijing China, December 2013
  • Event-based Systems Meet Software-Defined Networking. 7th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS 2013), Arlington, Texas, June 2013