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


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. Rüdiger, Dominik presented his work on Detecting Network Attacks Against Industrial Systems. His thesis...[more]


ICT Young Researcher Award for Dominik Kus

Another year, another winner! Dominik Kus, currently M.Sc. student at COMSYS, was awarded with one of two ICT Young Researcher Awards 2022 in the category of B.Sc./M.Sc. students. The ICT Young Researcher Award is granted "for scientific motivation and efforts in the Profile Area of Information and Communication Technology" each year. Dominik made several contributions in the area of...[more]


CUMUL & Co: ACSAC Artifact Competition Finalist

At ACSAC 2022 earlier this month, COMSYS researcher Jan Pennekamp presented on “CUMUL & Co: High-Impact Artifacts for Website Fingerprinting Research”, a finalist entry to the ACSAC Cybersecurity Artifacts Competition. With this competition, for the first time this year, ACSAC, the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, awards impactful artifacts in the security and privacy...[more]


COMSYS @ ESAO Summer School 2022

In the recent months, we have formed a close collaboration with Uniklinik Aachen on computational aspects on the Clinical Application of Organ Crosstalk (COAT). Thus, in September, we presented our computer science view on COAT at the Joint Summer School of the ESAO, EUTox working group, COAT consortium, Strategy-CKD & SFB/TRR219 IRTG. The summer school took place in Skopje, Republic North...[more]

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