Collaborative Research Centre 1053

MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet


The ubiquitous availability of the internet is indispensable in almost all areas of life today. In order to be able to provide networked services and applications efficiently and without disruptions, today and in the future a broad spectrum of communication mechanisms is used. As communication systems and mechanisms continue to specialize, mastering the growing diversity as an integral and easy-to-use component of future communication systems is a key challenge.

Since 01 January 2013, the Collaborative Research Centre MAKI (Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet) has been researching the mechanisms in communication systems, their adaptation, interaction and ongoing optimization as well as their long-term further development About MAKI I

In the first funding period, the scientists mainly focused on researching new construction methods, new models and procedures for the communication systems of the future (mobile end devices). In the second funding period (starting 01.01.2017, about MAKI II), the core of the network, software-defined infrastructures and concepts of network virtualization were also considered. The holistic view of multi-mechanisms adaptation is the focus of the research of the approximately 50 participating scientists. In the third funding period (starting 01.01.2021), the research is expanding the previous approach in the direction of use in the future Internet. The flexibility, resilience and speed of the communication networks are to be significantly improved.

In order to optimally pursue the goals of phase III, the necessary hardware-related technology expertise is also contributed in close consultation. This enables the development of high-performance technologies to support transitions. Three transfer projects with industry partners have also been successfully established with regard to phase III.

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  • 2021/07/19

    Best Paper Award at IEEE DCOSS 2021

    Matthias Hollick and Jakob Link won together with colleagues from TU Graz the Best Paper Award on IEEE DCOSS 2021 – International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems with the paper: “Leveraging Cross-Technology Broadcast Communication to build Gateway-Free Smart Homes”!

  • 2021/07/15

    Female Student Travel Award 2021 Award Ceremony on Thursday, 15 July 2021 at 05:15 pm

    The seven award winners and the representatives of the research networks.

    The Female Student Travel Award could finally be given again after a year's break due to Corona.
    We are proud, that we were able to award 7 prizes on 15. July 2021! The award winners all distinguished themselves through outstanding achievements in their studies of electrical engineering and information technology or computer science.

    The SFB MAKI honours Hannah Keller and Helena Mehler. Congratulations!

    The organising research associations MAKI, CROSSING, GRK Privacy and Trust and emergenCITY have decided to give out the award in the form of prize money of 500-,€ each, due to the ongoing pandemic and the associated travel restrictions.

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  • 2021/07/08

    Ruzena Bajcsy Lectures on Communications and Resilience with Ass. Prof. Dr. Stefanie Roos (TU Delft, Netherlands

    on Thursday, 15 July 2021 at 04:15 pm

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  • 2021/07/08

    Female Student Travel Award 2021 Award Ceremony on Thursday, 15 July 2021 at 05:15 pm

    The collaborative research centers MAKI / CROSSING / GRK2050 / emergenCITY award 7 cash prizes to outstanding female students of electrical engineering and information technology and computer science.

    Zoom link:

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