Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Universität Passau

University of Passau (UNI PASSAU) has traditionally been playing a leading role in research related to energy efficiency, self-organization, performance modelling, security, QoS, and networking-related research. UNI PASSAU's excellence of research has been demonstrated within numerous nationally and internationally funded projects, e.g. G-Lab_EnerG and inSel (funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research), FIT4Green, AutoI, ResumeNet or Socionical (all funded by the European Union within the 7th Framework Programme). The university is a member of the Euro-NF Network of Excellence and of the EU COST Action IC804 (Energy Efficiency in Large Scale Distributed Systems). At the University of Passau, seminar and lecture series concentrate on the area of energy efficiency, security, trust&reputation and network privacy. UNI PASSAU organized and hosted the First International Conference on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking, e-Energy 2010 (sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM) and the 13th IWQoS 2005 (International Workshop on Quality of Service, sponsored by IFIP and IEEE), both of which are international annual conferences and have emerged as the prime annual global events in their respective fields. Beyond that, UNI PASSAU hosted the First International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems in 2006 (IWSOS 2006, also sponsored by IFIP and IEEE). A further strong characteristic of UNI PASSAU is the interaction between academia and industry. This will offer excellent opportunities for the dissemination of knowledge and research results both to academia, SME and to leading industrial partners. UNI PASSAU’s IT-center, which was build up just recently, offers excellent opportunities for the dissemination of project and research results both to SME and to leading industrial partners. Currently, the chair of computer networks and communications consists of one professor, two post-docs and 13 Ph.D-students.