Dr.-Ing. Aleksandra Kovacevic


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Aleksandra Kovacevic (born on June 21st, 1980 in Belgrade, Serbia) graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade in June 2004. A year later, she started her doctorate studies at the Multimedia Communication Lab, TU Darmstadt and in August 2009 she received her doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) with distinction (summa cum laude) with the thesis "Peer-to-Peer Location-based Search: Engineering a Novel Peer-to-Peer Overlay Network". Currently, she is research group head, leading a team of 6 researchers (doctorate candidates) in the area of peer-to-peer networking. Her research interests are enabling location-based search on fully decentralized, distributed fashion, benchmarking of peer-to-peer overlays, capturing user behavior in popular peer-to-peer systems, and simulation frameworks for large scale peer-to-peer systems.

Dr. Kovacevic is a member of IEEE, ACM and VDE/ITG. She received the ITG (Information Technology Society) Award for outstanding PhD Thesis in 2010.

Research Area


Peer-to-Peer Networking

  • Location-based services  -  Globase.KOM (http://www.globase.de)
  • Scalability, stability, robustness and efficiency of peer-to-peer overlays
  • Benchmarks for peer-to-peer networks
  • Behavior of users in popular peer-to-peer systems (especially Skype)
  • Simulation frameworks for large-scale peer-to-peer networks
  • P2P applications beyond file sharing

 

Selected Publications


  1. Aleksandra Kovacevic, Oliver Heckmann, Nicolas Liebau, Ralf Steinmetz: Location Awareness - Improving Distributed Multimedia Communication. In: Special Issue of the Proceedings of IEEE on Advances in Distributed Multimedia Communications, vol. 96, no. 1, January 2008.
  2. Aleksandra Kovacevic, Nicolas Liebau, Ralf Steinmetz: Globase.KOM - A P2P Overlay for Fully Retrievable Location-based Search. In: Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing (P2P'07), September 2007.
  3. Aleksandra Kovacevic, Sebastian Kaune, Patrick Mukherjee, Nicolas Liebau, Ralf Steinmetz: Benchmarking Platform for Peer-to-Peer Systems. In: it - Information Technology (Methods and Applications of Informatics and Information Technology), vol. 49, no. 5, p. 312-319, September 2007.
  4. Sebastian Kaune, Tobias Lauinger, Aleksandra Kovacevic, Konstantin Pussep: Embracing the Peer Next Door: Proximity in Kademlia. In: Proceedings of Eight International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing 2008 (P2P '08), p. 343-350, IEEE Computer Society Press, September 2008. ISBN 978-0-7695-3318-6.
  5. Kalman Graffi, Aleksandra Kovacevic, Patrick Mukherjee, Michael Benz, Christof Leng, Dirk Bradler, Julian Schroeder-Bernhardi, Nicolas Liebau: Peer-to-Peer Forschung - Überblick und Herausforderungen. In: it - Information Technology (Methods and Applications of Informatics and Information Technology), vol. 49, no. 5, p. 272-279, September 2007. ISSN 1611-2776.

Activities


Technical Programme Committee member:

  • IEEE P2P 2008, IEEE P2P 2010,
  • COPS 2008, 2009, 2010
  • AP2PS 2009, 2010,
  • Peer-to-Peer Networking and Content Distribution at CCNC 2011

Reviewer for various national and international conferences, workshops, and journals:

  • IEEE Infocom 2006, IEEE IWSOS 2006, IEEE P2P 2007, IEEE P2P 2008, KiVS 2007, MobiShare2006, NOSSDAV2006, PerCom 2006, CoMMVE'09, ICC 2009 NGN
  • ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, Proceedings of IEEE, Elsevier Computer Networks, PIK Praxis der Informationsverarbeitung und Kommunikation, Journal of Communications, Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Journal of Network Management

Supervised Student Theses


  1. Andre Mink "Peer-to-Peer-Systeme fuer lokationsbasierte Dienste" (Diploma thesis)
  2. Sebastian Kaune "Evaluation von strukturierten Peer-to-Peer-Systemen im Hintergrund von Katastropheneinsaetzen" (Diploma thesis)
  3. Joerg Weckbach "Design und Implementierung einer Peer-to-Peer-Anwendung fuer lokationsbasierte Dienste" (Diploma thesis)
  4. Till Kofink "Evaluation of a Peer-to-Peer Overlay for Location-based Search" (Diploma thesis)
  5. Hans Heckel "Enhancement of a Large-Scale Peer-to-Peer Simulator" (Studienarbeit)
  6. Inaki Maya "Taxonomy and Analitical Comparison of P2P Location-based Search Mechanism" (Bachelor thesis)
  7. Katharina Mohr "Lokations-basierte Suche in Peer-to-Peer Overlay Netzwerken" (Bachelor thesis)
  8. Christian Kleinboeltig "Capturing and Modelling the Behaviour of Skype Users" (Studienarbeit)
  9. Aleksandar Todorov "Implementation and Visualization of a Peer-to-Peer System for Location-based Search" (Bachelor thesis)
  10. Robert Schadler "Entwicklung und Simulation von Mechanismen in unstrukturierten P2P-Overlay-Netzwerken" (Bachelor thesis)
  11. Pei Wang "Robustness und Stability of P2P Overlay Network for Location-based Search" (Diploma thesis)
  12. Jonas Kuehne "Implementierung und Evaluation von unstrukturierten, hybriden und strukturierten Peer-to-Peer Netzwerken" (Diploma thesis)
  13. Guy Kopf "Failure Detection Mechanisms in Peer-to-Peer Overlay Networks" (Bachelor thesis)
  14. Leonid Melnyk "Evaluation of Hierarchical Peer-to-Peer Overlays" (Bachelor thesis)
  15. Leo Nobach "Designing Peer-to-Peer Overlays" (Bachelor thesis, running)
  16. Patrick Fongue "Failure Recovery Mechanisms in Peer-to-Peer Overlays" (Bachelor thesis, running)
  17. Nico Rottstädt "Development of Peer-to-Peer Application for Location-based Search" (Diploma thesis, running)

Date Title Name of the event Organiser Location
Aug 17, 2009Peer-to-Peer Location-based Search: Engineering a Novel Peer-to-Peer Overlay Network PhD Defense TalkTU DarmstadtDarmstadt, Germany
Mar 24, 2009Benchmarking von P2P-Suchoverlaynetzwerkebene QuaP2P Project ReviewQuaP2P Research UnitDarmstadt, Germany
Mar 24, 2009Globase.KOM: Peer-to-Peer Location-based Search QuaP2P Project ReviewQuaP2P Research UnitDarmstadt, Germany
Feb 19, 2009Adaptability of Peer-to-Peer Systems: Scalability and Stability QuaP2P Project MeetingMultimedia Communications LabRossdorf, Germany
Dec 10, 2008Towards Benchmarking of Structured Peer-to-Peer Overlays for Network Virtual Environments The Second International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Networked Virtual Environments (P2P-NVE 2008)Deakin University, AustraliaMelbourne/ Australia
Oct 20, 2008Peer-to-Peer Location-based Search Invited TalkDepartment of Distributed Systems, Institute of Computer Science, University of Würzburg Würzburg, Germany
Sep 03, 2007Globase.KOM - A P2P Overlay for Fully Retrievable Location-based Search Seventh IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer ComputingGalway, Ireland
May 07, 2007Globase.KOM – A Peer-to-Peer Overlay for Fully Retrievable Location-based Search Research TalkKOMDarmstadt, Germany
Feb 06, 2007PeerfactSim.KOM - A Simulator for Large Scale Peer-to-Peer Networks The First Workshop on PeerfactSim.KOMPeer-to-Peer Group, KOMDarmstadt, Germany
Nov 07, 2006The P2P Paradigm and its Impact on the TIMES Industry INFORMSINFORMSPittsburgh, USA
Oct 31, 2006Scalability and Stability QuaP2P Official Project OpeningQuaP2PDarmstadt, Germany
Oct 17, 2006A Simulator for Large Scale Peer-to-Peer Networks CONTENT Kick-off MeetingConsorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l'Informatica - University of NapoliNaples, Italy
Oct 17, 2006Peer-to-Peer Approach to Location-based Search CONTENT Kick-off MeetingConsorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l'Informatica - University of NapoliNaples, Italy
Jul 14, 2006Scalability and Stability of Peer-to-Peer Systems QuaP2P Kick-off MeetingQuaP2POdenwald, Germany
Jul 03, 2006Peer-to-Peer Approach to Location-based Search Research TalkKOMDarmstadt, Germany
Jun 26, 2006A Peer-to-Peer Approach to Location-based Search Research DemoKOMDarmstadt, Germany
Apr 08, 2006A Peer-to-Peer Architecture for Location-based Services 2nd Workshop on Future Directions in Multimedia CommunicationTU DarmstadtDarmstadt, Germany
Apr 05, 2006Overview of P2P Research in KOM Invited TalkFa. EmplolisGütersloh, Germany
Mar 27, 2006Improving the Quality of Peer-to-Peer Systems Dagstuhl Seminar: Peer-to-Peer-Systems and ApplicationsSchloss DagstuhlDagstuhl, Germany
Feb 15, 2005Data Assurance in a Conventional File Systems Eingeladener VortragTU DarmstadtDarmstadt, Germany