René Glebke, M.Sc.

Cyber-Physical Systems Group
Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems (Computer Science 4)
RWTH Aachen University
Ahornstr. 55
52074 Aachen, Germany

E-Mail: rene.glebke[[at]] (languages: German, English; pronouns: he/him/his)
Phone: +49 241 80-21424
Fax: +49 241 80-22222

Office (Note: Changed as of 2019-10-15): Building E3, Room 9002 (2nd door left from staircase)
Office hours (Mon-Fri): 10:00-14:00: Appointments preferred (drop me an email), 14:00-18:00: Whenever the door is open (please also drop me a mail for an appointment for longer discussions, e.g., interest in a thesis)

Research Interests

After graduating as a M.Sc. from RWTH Aachen University, I joined COMSYS' research group on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) in March/April 2016. My main research interests are in the fields of accelerated and highly-reliable data communication for CPS (especially industrial control and critical infrastructure) and low-level packet processing.

I am currently affiliated with the following projects:

I have formerly also been affiliated with the following projects:

During my bachelor studies at COMSYS, I developed the VODSim BitTorrent simulation framework for ns-3. This project is currently on hold, but I still offer occasional support.

Teaching Activities


Currently available theses within our group can be found on a special RWTH-only page: Available Theses. Any open theses supervised by me can be found there.

Additionally, should you have your own thesis or research project idea, I'd be happy to discuss it with you (see my office hours and appointment policy above)!

A Few Notes to "External" Thesis Applicants

Please note that external theses (i.e., theses that are to be carried out in cooperation with an industrial partner) are subject to a rigorous selection process involving both me as a staff member, the CPS group and Professor Wehrle. Hence, contact me very early on if you want to write an external thesis with us so I can give you all required information. Your mail should include a written description of your planned project of at least 600 words, answering questions about the context and scope of the project, your plans on how to evaluate the system you want to build (note that "it works for the company" is not enough as an evaluation), and an overview (with phone numbers and email addresses) of your supervisors at the respective company.

(Past) Teaching Activities

I am/have been involved in the following courses at RWTH Aachen University:


Proceedings of the 2021 IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing: Workshop on Semantic Addressing and Routing for Future Networks (SARNET-21)
Publisher: IEEE,
June 2021
ISBN: 978-1-6654-4005-9
Ike Kunze, Philipp Niemietz, Liam Tirpitz, René Glebke, Daniel Trauth, Thomas Bergs and Klaus Wehrle
Proceedings of the 2021 IEEE 30th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE)
Publisher: IEEE,
June 2021
Ike Kunze, René Glebke, Jan Scheiper, Matthias Bodenbenner, Robert H. Schmitt and Klaus Wehrle
Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS '21)
Publisher: IEEE,
May 2021
Jörg Christian Kirchhof, Martin Serror, René Glebke and Klaus Wehrle
International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks: Workshop on Communication, Computing, and Networking in Cyber Physical Systems (WoWMoM-CCNCPS'2020), August 31 - September 3, 2020, Cork, Ireland
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society,
August 2020
Proceedings of the 19th IFIP Networking 2020 Conference (NETWORKING '20), June 22-26, 2020, Paris, France
Publisher: IFIP,
June 2020
ISBN: 978-3-903176-28-7
Samuel Mann, René Glebke, Ike Kunze, Dominik Scheurenberg, Rahul Sharma, Uwe Reisgen, Klaus Wehrle and Dirk Abel
Proceedings of the 2020 Internal Conference on Ubiquitous Robots
June 2020
1st ACM CoNEXT Workshop on Emerging in-Network Computing Paradigms (ENCP '19)
Publisher: ACM,
December 2019
ISBN: 978-1-4503-7000-4/19/12
Jan Pennekamp, René Glebke, Martin Henze, Tobias Meisen, Christoph Quix, Rihan Hai, Lars Gleim, Philipp Niemietz, Maximilian Rudack, Simon Knape, Alexander Epple, Daniel Trauth, Uwe Vroomen, Thomas Bergs, Christian Brecher, Andreas Bührig-Polaczek, Matthias Jarke and Klaus Wehrle
Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS '19), May 6-9, 2019, Taipei, TW, page 31-37.
Publisher: IEEE,
May 2019
ISBN: 978-1-5386-8500-6/19
9. ITG-news, 02/2019:7-8
April 2019
Sebastian Gallenmüller, René Glebke, Stephan Günther, Eric Hauser, Maurice Leclaire, Stefan Reif, Jan Rüth, Andreas Schmidt, Georg Carle, Thorsten Herfet, Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat and Klaus Wehrle
In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Edge Systems, Analytics and Networking (EdgeSys 2019)
Publisher: ACM,
March 2019
René Glebke, Martin Henze, Klaus Wehrle, Philipp Niemietz, Daniel Trauth, Patrick Mattfeld and Thomas Bergs
Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Wailea, HI, USA, page 7252-7261.
Publisher: University of Hawai'i at Manoa / AIS,
January 2019
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-2-6
Jan Rüth, René Glebke, Klaus Wehrle, Vedad Causevic and Sandra Hirche
Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2018 1st Workshop on In-Network Computing (NetCompute '18)
Publisher: ACM,
August 2018
In Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM 2018 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society,
April 2018
Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Benchmarking Cyber-Physical Networks and Systems (CPSBench'18)
April 2018
ISBN: 978-1-5386-6742-2
Proceedings of the 43rd ACM SIGCOMM Conference (SIGCOMM '15), London, United Kingdom
Publisher: ACM,
August 2015
Elias Weingaertner, René Glebke and Alexander Hocks
Benchmarking Peer-to-Peer Systems Understanding Quality of Service in Large-Scale Distributed Systems
In Effelsberg, Wolfgang and Steinmetz, Ralf and Strufe, Thorsten, editor, Volume 7847 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Chapter Content Delivery Overlays, page 69-79.
Publisher: Springer,
ISBN: 978-3-642-38672-5
Building a modular BitTorrent model for ns-3
Proceedings of the 2012 workshop on ns-3 (WNS3 2012), 26 March 2012, Desenzano del Garda, Italy , page 373-344.
Publisher: ICST, Brussels, Belgium
March 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4503-1510-4
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