Welcome to the Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems at RWTH Aachen University. The chair, headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Wehrle and Emeritus Prof. Dr. Otto Spaniol, conducts research in diverse areas related to computer networks and distributed systems:

  • Mobile and Wireless Networks
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Network and System Reliability and Security
  • Massively Distributed Systems
  • Performance Evaluation and Hybrid Evaluation Platforms
  • Cross-Layer Techniques & Platforms

The chair is collaborating closely with the Cyber Analysis & Defense department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE.

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Latest News


PhD Defense of Jan Pennekamp

On September 22nd, 2023, Jan Pennekamp successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations![more]


COMSYS @ PerMediK Workshop

COMSYS researchers gave two presentations on medical privacy at the latest PerMediK action workshop.[more]


COMSYS Chair Outing 2023

On Tuesday, August 29, COMSYS went for its annual chair outing.[more]


Dominik Kus @ Profile Area Talent Talks 2023

In May, COMSYS student Dominik Kus had the opportunity to present the results of his master's thesis (advised by Jan Pennekamp, Eric Wagner & Konrad Wolsing) at the "Profile Area Talent Talks 2023" at the Collective Incubator in Aachen. Following a welcome address by RWTH Rector Prof. RĂ¼diger, Dominik presented his work on Detecting Network Attacks Against Industrial Systems. His thesis...[more]

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