Welcome on the homepage of the chair "Internet Technologies and Systems" of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel and his team. We like to inform you about our teaching and ongoing research activities in security, knowledge engineering, innovation and design thinking research.
The chair of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel offers courses in the following disciplines: Internet and Web Technologies, (Discrete) Mathematics and Logic, IT Security and Internet Security, Complexity Theory and Information Security as well as Design Thinking.
In Security and Trust Engineering our research and development work is mainly focused on: Network & Internet Security, Cloud and SOA-Security (SOA - Service Oriented Architectures) and Security Awareness.
The research of the team of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel in the field of knowledge management and engineering focus on the challenging question, how to manage the mass of digital data, so-called "big data", from Internet and other sources in order to generate new knowledge.
Interconnecting embedded devices with the Internet leads to the so-called Internet of things (IoT). The Internet of things is envisioned to realize fascinating applications, such as smart cities, predictive maintenance, and precision agriculture. These applications will involve large numbers of embedded devices that communicate with each other and remote hosts.
The security challenges in this area are diverse. On the one hand, IoT devices can be attacked from the Internet. On the other hand, IoT devices are often deployed outdoors in hostile environments and communicate wirelessly. Consequently, IoT devices require protection from both remote and local attackers.
Our research in this area currently focusses on preventing denial-of-sleep attacks. Such attacks aim at expending the limited energy reserves of battery-powered and energy-harvesting IoT devices.
We provide the following open-souce add-ons for the Contiki operating system: