Prof. Dr. Anna Förster

Universität Bremen, Deutschland

Donnerstag: 07.06.2018

Rundeturmstr. 10, S3| 20 Raum 111

Organic Data Dissemination in Opportunistic Networks


Current opportunistic networking concepts mainly focus on destination-oriented applications, where the receiver is well-known. However, many real applications, such as logistical operations in disaster situations or smart city announcements, do not have dedicated receivers. Instead, all nodes are potential receivers and users of the data. In this talk, I will present our latest results from implementing a novel concept of opportunistic data dissemination, where network flooding is restricted organically by the non-permanent interests and needs of the users. The approach is highly scalable and offers very good performance in realistic scenarios, where the “value” of individual data items is not known a-priori.

Short Bio:

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, 13.04.1979

Married, 1 son

1993 – 1994 Deutsches Gymnasium „Prof. K. Galabov“ in Sofia, Bulgaria

1998 – 2000 Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

2000-2004 MSc in Computer Science and Aerospace Engineering, Free University of Berlin, Germany

2004 – 2005 IT Consultant with McKinsey & Company, Berlin, Germany

2005 – 2009 PhD in Computer Science, University of Lugano, Switzerland

2009 – 2010 Postdoc, University of Lugano, Switzerland

2010 – 2014 Researcher, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland, Lugano, Switzerland


15:30 Come together
16:15 „Ruzena Bajcsy Lectures on Communications“
Organic Data Dissemination in Opportunistic Networks
Prof. Dr. Anna Förster, Universität Bremen, Deutschland
17:15 Celebration MAKI/ CROSSING Female Student Travel Award 2018
Prof. Dr. Andy Schürr – SFB MAKI
Thomas Schneider – SFB CROSSING
Dr. Karin Süß, Gleichstellungsbeauftragte Technische Universität Darmstadt
17:45 Get together

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