Tobias Rückelt, MSc.

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Short Bio

Tobias Rückelt received his MSc. in Information System Technology from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany in 2013. He completed his Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) at Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2017 for his work "Connecting Vehicles to the Internet" at at Adam Opel AG and Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM) of Prof. Steinmetz . He is currently working at Damiler AG in Stuttgart on connected vehicles (vans). 

His research focuses on mobile node connectivity management in heterogeneous wireless networks. He especially works on methods for handover and efficient data transmission planning to satisfy quality of service application requirements and save monetary transmission cost. He particularly focuses on Internet access for vehicles.

Research Interests

  • Strategic data transmission using multiple networks to optimize perceived network performance
  • Mobility management in heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Vehicle communications for ADAS, automated driving and comfort/efficiency services (V2V/V2X)

Selected Publications

Tobias Rückelt, Daniel Burgstahler, Florian Jomrich, Doreen Böhnstedt and Ralf Steinmetz: Impact of Time in Network Selection for Mobile Nodes (accepted for publication). In: Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM), ACM, November 2016.

Tobias Rückelt, Halis Altug, Daniel Burgstahler, Doreen Böhnstedt and Ralf Steinmetz: MoVeNet: Mobility Management for Vehicular Networking (accepted for publication). In: Proceedings of the 14th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access (MobiWAC 16), ACM, November 2016.

Tobias Rückelt, Daniel Burgstahler, Frank Englert, Christian Gottron,Sebastian Zöller, Ralf Steinmetz: A Concept for Vehicle Internet Connectivity for Non-Safety Applications. In: Proceedings of the 8th IEEE LCN International Workshop On User MObility and VEhicular Networks (IEEE ON-MOVE 2014), IEEE, October 2014.

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Published Tools and Frameworks

Data Transmission Planning Framework

Mobile nodes usually have multiple wireless network interfaces to access different networks concurrently, like mobile networks and WiFis. Strategical intelligent distribution of data traffic over these networks increases connectivity performance, robustness and can reduce monetary cost.

The Data Transmission Planning Framework provides tools for design and evaluation of data traffic distribution algorithms.


Heat-Map Network Simulation Module for OMNet++

Omnet++ based simulation uses detailed models on the physical layer, resembling the actual underlying technology. This leads to long simulation duration. Furthermore, the scenario designer has to be an expert in the technology as well as in the simulation model to configure the simulation appropriately.

In contrast, the Heat-Map network simulation module replaces physical layer modules with a mathematical model for packet forwarding. It allows the scenario designer to define the desired transmission characteristics explicitly and location-dependent. Real networks can be approximated by importing a screenshot of the network availability map from a mobile network operator.

Professional Activities

Reviewer for following international conferences, workshops, and journals:

  • Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, WoWMoM (IEEE) 2017
  • ACM Multimedia Systems, MMSys 2017
  • ACM Multimedia Conference 2016
  • Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, WoWMoM (IEEE) 2016
  • ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments, BuildSys 2016
  • IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2016
  • Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (IEEE) 2016
  • IEEE ITS Transactions 2015

Selected Supervised Theses and Projects


  • Jan Becker
    Prototype Development of MoVeNet
    Bachelor Thesis (04/2017)
  • Björn Büschke, Benedikt Böhning
    How Can Data Transmission Profit from Time Selection?
    KOM Seminar(02/2017)
  • Dan Li
    In-situ Communication Schedule Adaptation for Vehicles
    Master Thesis (10/2016)
  • Jakob Weimar
    Artificial Intelligence-based Data Transmission Scheduling for Vehicular Communication
    Bachelor Thesis (10/2016)
  • Jakob Weimar
    Analysis of TCP Behavior during Transparent Handover of MoVeNet
    KOM Lab (08/2016)
  • Dennis Hanslik
    Schedule Assessment and Visualization
    KOM Lab (02/2016)
  • Jens Balze
  • Data Flow Characteristics for Vehicle Applications: Analysis and Modeling
    Bachelor Thesis (12/2015)
  • Halis Altug
    Design of a Mobility Protocol for Vehicular Networking
    Master Thesis (11/2015)
  • Jigar Modi
    Data Traffic Scheduling in Heterogeneous Communication Networks
    Master Thesis (8/2015)
  • Florian Jomrich 
    Seamless Handover in Wireless Vehicular Communication Networks
    Master Thesis (7/2015)
  • Chaitanya Venkatkrishna, Shubham Bhadwaj; Gaetan Kieffer, Steven Leduc
    Potential of Media Independent Handover (802.21) for Vehicular Communications
    ATFIR Seminar (3/2015)
  • Sven Peldzus
    Network Availability Prediction for Vehicular Communication
    KOM Lab (8/2014)
  • Amit Bhanja, Raghunath Deshpande
    Wireshark plug-in and visualization for V2V
    KOM Lab (8/2014)
  • Martin Möbus, Tim Walter
    Automotive Apps: ECOmfort
    KOM Project (2/2014)
  • Sven Peldzus
    Automotive Apps: Intelligent Refuel
    KOM Project (2/2014)


  • IMAGinE (Intelligente Manöver-Automatisierung - kooperative Gefahrenvermeidung in Echtzeit)
    09/2016 - ongoing
    Communication mechanisms for cooperative driving, perception and manoever decision making
  • CONVERGE (COmmunication Network VEhicle Road Global Extension)
    08/2013 - 10/2015
    ITS systems network design, connecting vehicles and service providers using hybrid communication (802.11p, mobile network)

Date Title Name of the event Organiser Location
Nov 16, 2016MoVeNet: Mobility Management for Vehicular Networking The 14th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access (MobiWAc)ACMValletta, Malta
Nov 14, 2016Impact of Time in Network Selection for Mobile Nodes The 19th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM)ACMValletta, Malta
Oct 28, 2015Publish Subscribe Based Control Mechanism for Scheduling Integration into Mobility Management The 40th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)IEEEClearwater Beach, Florida, USA
Oct 13, 2015ITS Service Management CONVERGE Wissenschaftliche ErgebnispräsentationCONVERGEBerlin, Germany
Feb 25, 2015Secure Service Management for ITS-Services Automotive meets Electronics 2015VDI/VDEDortmund, Germany
Sep 11, 2014Empirical Investigation of the Effect of the Door’s State on Received Signal Strength in Indoor Environments At 2.4 GHz LCN International Workshop on Performance and Management of Wireless and Mobile Networks (IEEE P2MNET 2014) IEEEEdmonton, Canada
Sep 11, 2014Presence Detection, Identification and Tracking in Smart Homes Utilizing Bluetooth Enabled Smartphones LCN International Workshop on Wireless Local Networks (IEEE WLN 2014)IEEEEdmonton, Canada
Sep 11, 2014A Concept for Vehicle Internet Connectivity for Non-Safety Applications LCN International Workshop On User MObility and VEhicular Networks (IEEE ON-MOVE 2014)IEEEEdmonton, Canada
Sep 08, 2014Where is That Car Parked? A Wireless Sensor Network-Based Approach to Detect Car Positions LCN International Workshop on Practical Issues in Building Sensor Network Applications (IEEE SenseApp 2014)IEEEEdmonton, Canada
Sep 08, 2014SMARTENERGY.KOM: An Intelligent System for Energy Saving in Smart Home LCN International Workshop on GlObal Trends in SMART Cities (IEEE goSMART 2014)IEEEEdmonton, Canada
Feb 14, 2014Service Management Workshop "ITS-Systemverbund"ConvergeBerlin, Germany