Personal website of Christoph Sommer

Research Projects


  • ML-IVC - Multi-Layer Inter-Vehicle Communication
    adaptive and self-organizing inter-vehicle communication based on short range radio broadcast; protocol design, simulation techniques, and experimental field tests

    Funding: internal CCS project
    Project time: 09/2011-03/2014
  • Privacy in Vehicular Networks
    understanding the potential very negative impact of vehicular networking technologies on users' privacy; quantification of this impact and mitigation of this impact

    Funding: collaboration with University of Erlangen
    Project time: 09/2009-03/2014
  • simTD - Sichere intelligente Mobilität – Testfeld Deutschland
    With up to 400 vehicles and more than 100 ITS Roadside Stations installed by the Hessian traffic centre (VZH) and the Integrated Traffic Management Center Frankfurt (IGLZ), car-to-x communication will be tested under real conditions.

    Funding: Audi AG
    Project time: 4.3.2009 - 31.12.2010
  • HISTORY HISTORY - High Speed Network Monitoring and Analysis
    High-speed network monitoring based on netflow accounting and packet sampling including applications such as accounting, intrusion detection, and traceback

    Funding: collaboration with TU Munich; supported by EU (European Commision), BMBF, DFG travel grants, Audi AG, BSI
    Project time: 09/2003-04/2011
  • monk-it - Efficient Distributed Monitoring, Attack Detection, and Event Correlation
    adaptive network monitoring in high-speed networks, coordination between monitoring probes and detection processes, event correlation for automated response

    Funding: BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik)
    Project time: 01/2007-09/2010
  • ITS2SSU ITS²SSU
    Information Dissemination with SSU and RSU Support for improved Tracc Performance and Safety in Urban Scenarios

    Funding: collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University
    Project time: 01/2010-06/2010
  • Veins Veins - Vehicles in Network Simulation
    Bidirectionally coupled discrete event based network simulation and road traffic microsimulation for analysis of inter-vehicular communication (IVC) protocols in vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs)

    Funding: internal project; supported by BMBF project CoCar
    Project time: 06/2007-12/2009
  • Aktiv CoCar - Cooperative Cars
    The objectives and ambitions of CoCar are put high and aim on making Germany the technology leader within the range of C2C and C2I applications based on cellular mobile UMTS communications.

    Funding: Vodafone Group R&D Germany
    Project time: 1.11.2006 - 30.4.2009
  • ROSES ROSES - Robot Assisted Sensor Networks
    Sensor assisted navigation and localization; energy efficient operation and communication; multi-hop communication in heterogeneous mobile networks

    Funding: internal project; supported by two DAAD grants, DFG travel grants, Siemens AG A&D, and Audi AG
    Project time: 10/2004-12/2008

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