Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Otto Spaniol († December 10, 2023)

Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems (Informatik 4)
Ahornstraße 55
D-52074 Aachen, Germany

E-Mail: spaniol(at)
Phone: +49 241 80 21450
Fax: +49 241 80 22222
Office: Building E3, Room 9001

Education and Employment History

  • Full Professor (Communication and Distributed Systems), RWTH Aachen, 1984-2010

  • Full Professor (Operating Systems), University of Frankfurt/Main, 1981-1984

  • Associate Professor (Operating Systems), University of Bonn, 1976-1981

  • Assistant Professor (Computer Science), University of Saarbrücken, 1972-1976

  • Dr. rer. nat., University of Saarbrücken, 1971

  • Dipl.-Math., University of Saarbrücken, 1964-1968

Selected Publications

  • Potton, Alois.: Abgründe der Informatik, Springer, 2012, ISBN 978-3-642-22974-9
  • Kotsis, G., Spaniol, O.: Wireless Systems and Mobility in Next Generation Internet. Springer LNCS 3427, 2005. ISBN 3-540-25239-7. (Book)
  • Günes, M., Spaniol, O.:Ant-based routing algorithms for mobile multi-hop ad-hoc networks. In: Gaiti, Pujolle: Proc. of NETCON 2003, Kluwer 2003, S. 120-138. Spaniol, O.: Mobilfunk und Sicherheit: (Wie) Passt das zusammen? Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften 2000 (48 S.)
  • Spaniol, O., Meggers, J.: Active Network Nodes for Adaptive Multimedia Communication. In: Yongchareon, Aagesen, Wuwongse: Intelligence in Networks (Proceedings of SMARTNET 1999), Kluwer Acad. Publishers 1999, S. 1-18.
  • Küpper, A., Spaniol, O., Jakobs,K.: Universal Mobile Telecommunication Systems (UMTS) - Mobile Communication in the 21st Century. In: The Froehlich/Kent Encyclopedia of Telecommunications. Vol. 17 (Television Technology to Wire Antennas). Marcel Dekker, Inc. 1999. S. 151 - 179. ISBN 0-8247-2902-1.
  • Kesdogan, D., Büschkes, R., Spaniol, O.: Stop-And-Go MIXes Providing Probabilistic Anonymity in an Open System. In: G. Müller, K. Rannenberg (eds.): Multilateral Security in Communications; vol. 3: Technology, Infrastructure, Economy. Addison-Wesley 1999, ISBN 3-8273-1360-0, S. 365-380.
  • Spaniol O., Schuba M.: Interconnection of Local Area Networks via ATM. In: Danthine et al. (Hrsg.), High-Performance Networks for Multimedia Applications. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998, S. 81-91.
  • Spaniol, O., Meuser, M.: Performance of Access Mechanisms for High-Speed Local Area Networks. In: Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology. Vol. 35. Edited by Allen Kent and James G. Williams. Marcel Dekker Inc. 1996, ISBN 0-8247-2288-4. S. 289-313.
  • Spaniol, O., Fasbender, A., Hoff, S., Kaltwasser, J., Kassubek, J.: Impacts of Mobility on Telecommunication and Data Networks. IEEE Personal Communications, 1995, S. 20-33. Spaniol, O.: High Performance Networking: Driving Forces and Handicaps. In: Iversen, V.B. (Hrsg.): Proceedings of IFIP/ICCC Conference on "Integrated Broadband Communication Networks and Services". North-Holland 1994. S. 1-10.
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