Welcome to the
Chair of Communication Networks

Communication networks provide a cross cutting function and a critical infrastructure for all disciplines in todays information society. Research and teaching of the Chair of Communication Networks (in German: Lehrstuhl für Kommunikationsnetze, LKN) focus on methods and systems for mobile and fixed communication networks as an infrastructure for future Internet communication. Our core competences are architectural concepts, control and management mechanisms, self-organization principles, methods for optimization and performance evaluation as well as techno-economic analysis.  

On our website, we present an overview of our current research activities and selected results. More details can be found on the individual home page of each researcher.

Open positions

LKN is a member of the compentence centers COMMUNICATION, and ROBOTICS .

Prof. Kellerer is member of the Board of Directors of the TUM/LMU Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM).

Research

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To address the dynamic change in communication networks regarding strongly increasing bandwidth requirements, extremely low latencies and high resilience (keywords include here: "6G" and "Tactile Internet"), novel methods and algorithms as well as concepts for protocols and network architectures are required. Concepts also encompass semantic communication, quantum networks and molecular communication.

Current research areas include

  • Flexible, dynamic networking and autonomous network management based on Software Defined Networking/P4 and Network Virtualization
  • Resource management in wireless networks: Software-defined RAN, machine-type communication, wireless sensor networks
  • Network planning, resilience and techno-economic analysis of converged networks

Please see details on our research page.

Teaching

We offer the following courses:

  • 2 B.Sc. lectures: Communication Networks, Internet Communication (in German)
  • 7 M.Sc. lectures: Data Networking, Analysis, Modeling and Simulation of Communication Networks, Optical Networks, Network Planning, Communication Network Reliability, Communication Networks Modeling and Optimization (new!)
  • 3 lab courses: Wireless Sensor Networks, Programmable Networks Lab (replaces SDN-Lab), Tactile Internet Lab
  • 4 seminars

We offer several Bachelor and Master Thesis projects in each semester, as well as projects for "Ingenieurpraxis" and "Forschungspraxis". If you are interested, please see our topics list contact a member of the research staff or Prof. Kellerer.

Together with the Chair of Media Technology (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckehard Steinbach), we form a research and teaching unit.

Recent Publications

  • Vijayaraghavan, Hansini; von Mankowski, Jörg; Kellerer, Wolfgang: ComputiFi: Latency-Optimized Task Offloading in Multipath Multihop LiFi-WiFi Networks. IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, 2024, 1-1 more…
  • Goshi, Endri; Harkous, Hasanin; Ahvar, Shohreh; Pries, Rastin; Mehmeti, Fidan; Kellerer, Wolfgang;: Joint UPF and Edge Applications Placement and Routing in 5G & Beyond. 2024 IEEE 21st International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Smart Systems (MASS), 2024 more…
  • Hofmann, Pit; Schmidt, Sebastian; Wietfeld, Alexander; Zhou, Pengjie; Fuchtmann, Jonas; Fitzek, Frank H.P.; Kellerer, Wolfgang: A Molecular Communication Perspective on Detecting Arterial Plaque Formation. IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications, 2024 more…