Monthly Archives: June 2011

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Increasingly more micro-computers are being embedded into everyday objects. Consumers are benefiting from this technology due to its wireless communication capabilities. However, for this vision to become a more pervasive reality, these embedded networked computers have to become not only smaller and cheaper, but they should also be low-maintenance. Unfortunately, miniaturization and cost reduction lead to unreliable […]


Autonomous systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), can play an important role in many applications including disaster management, and the monitoring and measurement of events, such as the volcano ash cloud of April 2010. Currently, many missions cannot be accomplished or involve a high level of risk for the people […]

Paper presented at IEEE DCOSS 2011

Link quality estimation has been an active area of research within the wireless sensor network community. It is now well known that the estimation of reliable links requires few sample packets – less than 10, while the estimation of unreliable links requires many more – above 50. In scenarios where […]

New project “Selbstheilende vernetzte eingebettete Systeme” (SEVERE)

"Selbstheilende vernetzte eingebettete Systeme" (SEVERE) is a joint project between TU Dortmund and two research groups, the Networked Embeddes Systems Group led by Prof. Dr. Pedro José Marrón and Verteilte Systeme Group led by Prof. Dr-Ing. Torben Weis, at University Duisburg-Essen funded under MERCURE by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr starting […]

The NOBEL consortium co-organises a workshop at ISAP 2011

The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts and several leading European and national research projects active in the domain of Energy Efficiency, SmartGrids, SmartHouses and SmartCities. It is expected to act as a forum for discussion and exchange of best practices especially with focus on innovative approaches […]

NOBEL First Review

The European research project "Neighbourhood Oriented Brokerage ELectricity and monitoring system" (NOBEL) was reviewed in Brussels in March 2011. This was the first review of this project, conducted by the European Commission and it was very successful. The project partners University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and SICS, Sweden have shown a first demo […]

Open Position

The Networked Embedded System group at the Department of Computer and Cognitive Science of the University Duisburg-Essen at Campus Duisburg is looking for a Projectadministrator with immediate effect. Find more information here.

Im Blickpunkt: Deutschlands Elite Institute – Universität Duisburg-Essen

In der Magazinreihe "Im Blickpunkt – Deutschlands elite-Fachbereiche" herausgegeben vom Institut für wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen und der Alpha Informationsgesellschaft ist die Broschüre der Universität Duisburg-Essen zu den Fachbereichen der Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften erschienen. Die Networked Embedded Systems Group wird hier, genau wie die anderen Fachbereiche der Abteilung für Informatik und angewandte […]