Dr. Marcus Handte


NameMarcus Handte
PositionSenior Researcher
AddressSchützenbahn 70
Building SA
45127 Essen


  • 2013 – Habilitation in Computer Science from Universität Duisburg-Essen (Topic: A Framework for Context-aware Applications)
  • 2009PhD in Natural Sciences from Universität Stuttgart (Topic: System-support for Adaptive Pervasive Applications)
  • 2003Diplom in Computer Science from Universität Stuttgart (Specializations: Software Engineering, Distributed Systems)
  • 2002Master of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta (Specialization: Programming Languages)
  • 1997Abitur from Albert-Schäffle-Schule in Nürtingen (Specializations: Mathematics, Business Administration)


  • Since 11.2009 Universität Duisburg-Essen, Senior Researcher (Networked Embedded Systems)
  • 08.2007–10.2009 Fraunhofer IAIS, Researcher and Project Leader (Cooperating Objects)
  • 08.2003–07.2007 Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Parallele und Verteilte Systeme, Researcher (Distributed Systems)
  • 01.2002–07.2002 Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Assistant (Programming Languages)
  • 09.2002–12.2002 T-Systems GEI GmbH, Intern, (Software Consulting)
  • 07.2000–12.2000 debis Systemhaus MEB GmbH, Freelance Software Developer (Product Development)


  • TALAKO (BMWI) – Inductive taxi charging concept for public spaces
  • SMATA (BMVI, MFUND) – Smart platform for the data-driven networking of taxi and charging operations
  • FAIR (BMVI, MFUND) – A user-friendly provisioning of climate and weather data
  • SIMON (FP7, CIP) – Assisted Mobility for Older and Impaired Users
  • GAMBAS (FP7, STREP) – Adaptive Data Acquisition, Privacy-preserving Sharing
  • LIVING++ (BMWi, EraSME) – Automatic Activity Recognition, Communication
  • WEBDA (BMBF, AAL) – RFID-based Object Localization and Person Tracking
  • PECES (FP7, STREP) – Secure Communication, Trustworhty Context Management
  • 3PC (DFG, SP1140) – Peer-based Communication and Distributed Application Configuration


  • Lecture: Net-based Applications, Universität Stuttgart, WT06/07
  • Lab: Intelligent and Interactive Screens, Universität Bonn, ST08, ST09
  • Lab: Web-Development with Typo3, Universität Bonn, WT07/08
  • Lab: Distributed Application Development with Enterprise Java Beans, Universität Stuttgart, ST05, WT05/06
  • Exercise: High Performance Networking, Universität Bonn, ST09
  • Seminar: Pervasive Computing/Sensor Networks, Universität Bonn,  WT07/08, ST08, WT08/09, ST09
  • Lab: Microcomputer Systems, Universität Duisburg-Essen, WT09/10, ST10
  • Lab: Computer Architecture, Universität Duisburg-Essen, WT10/11, WT11/12, WT12/13, WT13/14
  • Project: Context Recognition with Mobile Devices, Universität Duisburg-Essen, WT09/10, ST10, WT10/11, ST11, WT11/12, ST12, WT12/13, ST13, WT13/14, WT14/15
  • Project: Context Prediction, Universität Duisburg-Essen, WT13/14
  • Project: Indoor Localization, Universität Duisburg-Essen, WT13/14
  • Seminar: Context Recognition, Universität Duisburg-Essen,  WT09/10, ST10, WT10/11, ST11, WT11/12, ST12, WT12/13, ST13, WT13/14, WT14/15
  • Case Study: Location-based Services, Universität Duisburg-Essen, ST14, ST15
  • Lecture: Pervasive Computing, WT15/16

Bachelor Theses

  • Gathering and Matching of User Information Derived from Social Networks, March 2010
  • A System for Inertia-based Distance Estimation using Mobile Phones, July 2012
  • A System for Detecting the On-Body Placement of Mobile Phones, July 2012
  • An Android-based Board Game with Board Recognition, October 2012
  • A Visualization Tool for Localization Data, January 2013
  • A System for the Recognition of the Mode of Transportation using Mobile Phones, January 2013
  • A System for Audio-based Distributed Speaker Detection, May 2013
  • A BASE Extension for Spontaneous Device Interaction using Wi-Fi Direct, July 2013
  • A Framework for the Derivation of and Conflict Detection in Generic Privacy Policies from Social Networks, February 2014
  • System Support for Offline Maps on Android Devices, August 2014
  • A Smartphone-based Recognition System for Speed Limit Signs, August 2015

Master Theses

  • A Component System for Resource-efficient Context Recognition, August 2010
  • An Adaptive Protocol for Resource-efficient Data Synchronization, March 2012
  • Reference-based Indoor Localization using Passive RFID Technology, April 2012
  • Design and Evaluation of a Multi-modal Presence Detection System, May 2013
  • An Accurate Passive WLAN-based Localization System, November 2014
  • Automatic Detection of WLAN Signal Propagation Changes, January 2015
  • Robust Localization of Objects using Passive RFID, March 2015
  • An Extensible Engine for Adaptive Transit Routing, April 2015
  • Precise Person Tracking with Active RFID, April 2015


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Stephan Wagner, Hugues Smeets, Marcus Handte, Ngewi Fet, Chia-Yen Shih, Pedro José Marrón: Automated Evaluation of RF-based Indoor Localization Systems. 4th International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects for Smart Cities 2013 (CONET/UBICITEC 2013), Philadelphia, USA, 2013. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Ngewi Fet, Marcus Handte, Pedro José Marrón: A Model for WLAN Signal Attenuation of the Human Body. Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing, Zurich, Switzerland, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1770-2. (Type: Inproceedings | Links)
Muhammad Umer Iqbal, Ngewi Fet, Stephan Wagner, Marcus Handte, Pedro José Marrón: Living++: A Platform for Assisted Living Applications. HomeSys 2013: Workshop on Design, Technology, Systems and Applications for the Home at UbiComp 2013, Zurich, Switzerland, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2215-7. (Type: Inproceedings | Links)
Ngewi Fet, Marcus Handte, Stephan Wagner, Pedro José Marrón: Enhancements to the LOCOSmotion Person Tracking System. Botía, Juan A, Álvarez-García, Juan Antonio , Fujinami, Kaori , Barsocchi, Paolo , Riedel, Till (Ed.): Evaluating AAL Systems Through Competitive Benchmarking, 386 , pp. 72-82, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, ISBN: 978-3-642-41042-0. (Type: Incollection | Links)


Yehya Mohamad, Henrike Gappa, Jaroslav Pullmann, Gaby Nordbrock, Carlos Velasco, Marcus Handte, Stephan Wagner, Marcel Schweda: Context-aware support for people with dementia and their families. Deutscher AAL-Kongress 2012 (Technik für ein selbstbestimmtes Leben), Berlin, Germany, 2012. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Muhammad Umer Iqbal, Marcus Handte, Stephan Wagner, Wolfgang Apolinarski, Pedro José Marrón: Configuration Folding: An Energy Efficient Technique for Context Recognition. IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PERCOM2012) (Demo), Lugano, Switzerland, 2012. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Muhammad Umer Iqbal, Marcus Handte, Stephan Wagner, Wolfgang Apolinarski, Pedro José Marrón: Enabling Energy-Efficient Context Recognition with Configuration Folding. IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PERCOM2012), Lugano, Switzerland, 2012. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Stephan Wagner, Marcus Handte, Marco Zuniga, Pedro José Marrón: On Optimal Tag Placement for Indoor Localization. IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PERCOM2012), Lugano, Switzerland, 2012. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Marcus Handte, Stephan Wagner, Wolfgang Apolinarski, Pedro José Marrón: iScreen: A Toolkit for Interactive Screens. International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (ISPD2012), Porto, Portugal, 2012. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Wolfgang Apolinarski, Marcus Handte, Pedro José Marrón: An Approach for Secure Role Assignment. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'12), Guanajuato, Mexico, 2012. (Type: Inproceedings | )
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