Subcommittee on Wireless Sensor Networks and Cyber-Physical Systems in Industrial and Factory Automation


Frank Golatowski, University of Rostock, Germany
Mikael Gidlund, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

Scope: Design and Implementation of sensors and actuators; Development Environments and Tools; Energy Control; Hardware/Software; Data Integration and Fusion; Algorithms; Wireless Integrated Networked Sensors, Wideband Networked Sensors, System Architecture; Power Management, Energy-Efficient Medium Access Control, Time Synchronization, Distributed Localization Algorithms Routing, Distributed Signal Processing, Software Development, Security.


Frank Golatowski is with the excellence centre on life science automation CELISCA where he is leading the research group on wireless sensor network. His works aims at transferring research results gathered in the field of wireless sensor networks into life science automation. He is responsible for courses on “Real-Time Systems”, “Embedded Systems”, and “Networked Embedded Systems” at Rostock University. His current research interests are in the field of wireless sensor networks, ambient intelligence, and device-centric service-oriented architectures. He was a senior research assistant of electrical engineering at University of Rostock, where he built-up real-time systems group and the mobile robotics lab. He took part with his team “CoolRUNners” at various RoboCup competitions (e.g. world championship) and received leading places. He was chair of a series of special sessions on service-oriented architectures (INDIN, IECON) in converged networks and is now chair of SOCNE workshop. He served as a PC member and reviewer of various conferences (e.g. ETFA, INDIN, IECON, AINA) and reviewer or editorial board member of Trans. of Industrial Informatics, Journal of Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligence, and EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems. He worked as a reviewer for European Commission and Belgium public authority.
In 2006 he received the ITEA achievement award for outstanding contributions in the SIRENA project ( on service-oriented infrastructures. He initiated the WS4D Open Source initiative for deploying web services based solutions for embedded systems.
Dr. Golatowski received Dipl.-Ing degree (1989) in Cybernetics and Automation and a Doctorate degree (1998) in Computer Engineering from University of Rostock, Germany.

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Mikael Gidlund received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Mid Sweden University, Sweden, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He is currently a Full Professor of Computer Engineering with Mid Sweden University. In 2005, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway. From 2006 to 2007, he was a Research Engineer and Project Manager, responsible for wireless broadband communication at Acreo AB, Sweden. From 2007 to 2008, he was a Senior Specialist and Project Manager with responsibility for next-generation IP-based radio solutions at Nera Networks AS, Bergen, Norway. From 2008 to 2013, he was a Senior Principal Scientist and Global Research Area Coordinator of Wireless Technologies with ABB Corporate Research. He holds more than 20 patents (granted and pending applications) in the area of wireless communications, and has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific publications in refereed fora. His research interest are wireless communication and networks, wireless sensor networks, access protocols, and security. He won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Industrial IT in 2014.

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August Betzler Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Spain
Jens Eliasson EISLAB, University of Lulea Sweden
Matthias Kovatsch Siemens Switzerland
Marc-Oliver Pahl TU Munich Germany