FA4: Wireless Sensor Networks and Cyber-Physical Systems in Industrial and Factory Automation


Frank Golatowski, University of Rostock, Germany
Matthias Kovatsch, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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 (www.itea2.org) on service-oriented infrastructures. He initiated the WS4D Open Source initiative ws4d.org 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.

Contact email address: frank.golatowski@uni-rostock.de


Matthias Kovatsch is an Internet of Things researcher with a focus on Web technology for highly resource-constrained devices. Besides academia, he is active in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), in particular the CoRE and LWIG working groups. Matthias Kovatsch has a background in electrical engineering and computer science through an interdisciplinary study course. He received the academic degree Dipl.-Ing. (equiv. to M.Sc.) from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in November 2008. During his studies, he was working with Siemens Pte Ltd Singapore and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS). At the latter, he also conducted his diploma thesis, developing a middleware and application framework for medical wireless sensor networks. Since March 2009, he is a PhD student at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where he joined the Distributed Systems Group of the Institute for Pervasive Computing. From March to June 2011, he was also a visiting researcher at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS).

Contact email address: kovatsch@inf.ethz.ch


Marc-Oliver Pahl TU Munich Germany
August Betzler Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Spain
Le Tung Singapore Institute of Maufacturing Technology Singapore
Christian Buckl Fortriss Germany
Jens Eliasson EISLAB, University of Lulea Sweden