GKmM stands for Graduiertenkolleg Cooperative, Adaptive and Responsive Monitoring in Mixed Mode Environments. GKmM is an interdisciplinary Research Training Group (GRK 1362) which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (German Research Foundation) and combines two challenging research areas:
GKmM applies these technologies in the domain of disaster recovery, for example, after an earthquake or an explosion in a chemical plant where the environment might not be safe for human beings.
The KOM Lab contributes to the GKmM in the research area of Foundations of Communication. Here, we expect the mixed mode environments to consist of a myriad of networked nodes including, e.g., static sensors, highly mobile sensor platforms, and centralized servers in mission control centres. The networks connecting these devices range from infrastructureless networks such as ad hoc and sensor networks to infrastructure-based networks such as the Internet or cellular networks. These networks are characterized by a tremendous heterogeneity in attributes, capabilities, and requirements, i.e., they can themselves be regarded as Mixed Mode Systems.
The following sub-areas are of main interest to the research within the Foundations of Communication in Mixed Mode Environments:
For more information about GKmM, other participants and achievements, please consult the official web site of GKmM at www.gkmm.tu-darmstadt.de