Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Steinmetz



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8 Private Questions (in german)

The facts are: "In the next few decades, a tremendous number of autonomous and networked systems will provide the most relevant (and usually hidden) computing capabilities for living and working together. In our global village, the heterogeneity of such ubiquitous communications devices and protocols would even increase. We as humans, must be able to make use of these new possibilities comfortably and really easily."

The challenges include: "Innovative quality of service mechanisms must be made available at access networks and at the edge of networks. Communication protocols should make use of the knowledge of data transmitted within their context of use. A plethora of networks results in the need for self organization mechanisms and context aware communications."

My Opinion is ...

Hence, let us bridge heterogeneity and invent full fletched seamless multimedia communications!

Professional Experience in Research Institutes, Foundations & Professional Societies

                         
since 2009Member of the Board, ITG Information Technology Society of the VDE, (Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies), Frankfurt
since 2007President of the Board of Trustees, IMDEA Networks (Research Institute on Networks and Telematics Services), Madrid, Spain
since 2006Member of IT-council, member of the Technology Advisory Board of the state of Hessen and advisor for information and communications technology of the state (province) of Hessen, Hessen Agentur, Wiesbaden
since 2002Member of the Board of Directors, E-Finance Lab Frankfurt am Main e.V.
since 1998Chairman of the Board, Hessian Telemedia Technology CompetenceCenter (httc), Darmstadt
1996 – 2001Director, Fraunhofer Integrated Publication and Information Systems Institute former GMD – National Research Center for Information Technology, Darmstadt

Professional career

                         
since Oct. 2001Technische Universität Darmstadt, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Multimedia Communications Lab, Darmstadt Full Professor and Director (among other responsibilities: dean for 2.5 yr)
since Aug. 1997Adjunct Professorship, Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt
1996 – 2001Technische Universität Darmstadt, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Volkswagen Endowed Chair of Industrial Process and System Communications, Darmstadt
1988 – 1996IBM European Networking Center, Heidelberg, Manager of the WT Multimedia Department (also known as the European IBM Multimedia Center Heidelberg)
1987 – 1988Philips Communications Industry Corp., Advanced Development, Siegen

Education

 
1994Habilitation in Computer Science at Frankfurt University
1986Doctoral Degree (Dr.-Ing) in Electrical Engineering, Communications

Books

Wolfgang Effelsberg, Ralf Steinmetz, Thorsten Strufe (Eds.)
Benchmarking Peer-to-Peer Systems
Springer Verlag
ISBN 978-3-642-38672-5
Ralf Steinmetz, Klaus Wehrle (Eds.)
Peer-to-Peer Systems and Applications
Springer Verlag
ISBN 3-540-29192-X
Ralf Steinmetz und Klaus Wehrle (Hrsg.)
Peer-to-Peer Systems and Applications
China Machine Press
2008
ISBN  9787111236474


Ralf Steinmetz, Klara Nahrstedt
Multimedia Systems (chin)
 
Auflage 2007
ISBN
Max Mühlhäuser, Guido Rößling und Ralf Steinmetz (Hrsg.)
DeLFI 2006: Die 4. e-Learning Fachtagung Informatik der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
GI-Edition-Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), P-87
Köllen Verlag
September 2006
ISBN 978-3-88579-181-2
Ralf Steinmetz und Klaus Wehrle (Hrsg.)
Peer-to-Peer Systems and Applications
Springer Verlag
September 2005
ISBN 354029192-X
Ralf Steinmetz und Klara Nahrstedt
Multimedia Applications
Springer Verlag
April 2004
ISBN 3540408495
Ralf Steinmetz und Klara Nahrstedt
Multimedia Systems
Springer Verlag
April 2004
ISBN 3540408673
Ralf Steinmetz und Klara Nahrstedt
Multimedia Fundamentals Volume 1, 2nd Edition
Prentice Hall
Januar 2002
ISBN 0130313998
Lars Wolf, David Hutchison, Ralf Steinmetz
Quality of Service - IWQoS 2001. 9th International Workshop Karlsruhe, Germany, June 6-8, 2001. Proceedings
Springer Verlag
Mai 2001
ISBN 354042217X
Ralf Steinmetz:
Multimedia-Technologie: Grundlagen, Komponenten und Systeme
3. Auflage mit CD
Springer Verlag
Oktober 2000
ISBN 3540673326
Stephan Fischer, Achim Steinacker, Reinhard Bertram, Ralf Steinmetz
Open Security
Springer Verlag
Juli 1998
ISBN 354064654X
Ralf Steinmetz und Wolfgang Effelsberg
Video Compression Techniques
dpunkt-Verlag
August 1998
ISBN 3920993136
Ralf Steinmetz, Klara Nahrstedt
Multimedia: Computing, Communications and Applications
Prentice Hall
1995
ISBN 0133244350
Ralf Steinmetz
Occam 2
Hüthig Verlag
1987
ISBN 3-7785-1437-7

Awards (Including awards of the scientists and students at the KOM lab)

  • Chair of Excellence, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, 2014
  • E-Teaching Award, Best Practice at the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt (from the foundation Carlo und Karin Giersch-Stiftung), 2008
  • First ACM SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, 2008
  • Siemens Excellence Award 2008 (for supervised student master thesis), 2008
  • Best Presentation Award, IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies 2008 (supervised thesis), 2008
  • 2nd Best Student Thesis Award in Security from the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology CAST (supervised thesis), 2007
  • Best Student Paper Award, European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning ECTEL, 2007
  • Award for Excellent Master Thesis from the Finnish Society of Computer Science (supervised thesis), 2006
  • Roger Needham EuroSys 2006 Award for Best European Thesis in Computer Science from European ACM SIGOPS (supervised thesis), 2006
  • Best Paper Award GI/ITG KiVS, 2005
  • 50.000 EUR award (to post doctoral researcher at the lab) from Adolf Messer Stiftung (foundation) for outstanding research in mobile networking, 2005
  • Best Dissertation Award of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Computer Science Association), (supervised thesis) 2004
  • Best Diploma Thesis (supervised thesis) GI/ITG-Fachgruppe KuVS, 2004
  • National Leader Award, Economic Forum Deutschland, 2004
  • Best Paper Award MIPS 2003 (International Workshop on Multimedia Interactive Protocols and Systems) MIPS 2003 (now known as CoNext)
  • ACM Fellow, 2002
  • Best Paper Award SPECTS 2001 (International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems), 2001
  • IBM Research Award for Excellence in Internet Research, 1999
  • IEEE Fellow, 1999
  • Outstanding Paper Award, 11th Annual ED-MEDIA World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, 1999
  • Governor at the International Council for Computer Communication ICCC, 1999-2005
  • Recognition of Service Award, ACM, contribution as General Co-Chair during the Sixth ACM International Multimedia Conference, 1998
  • Best Teaching Award in the Computer Science Department of the TU Darmstadt, 1997/1998
  • Certificate of Appreciation Award, IEEE Computer Society, Organization of the IEEE Multimedia Systems, 1996
  • Certificate of Appreciation Award, IEEE Computer Society, for developing the concept and initiating a new IEEE magazine within the multimedia area, 1994
  • Certificate of Appreciation Award, IEEE Computer Society, for contributing to the International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, 1993
  • First Patent Application Invention Achievement Award by IBM, 1992

Talks

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Date Title Name of the event Organiser Location
May 28, 20092009 – alles neu? GameDays 2009TU DarmstadtDarmstadt, Germany
Nov 28, 20082018: Communications and Services for Next Generation Networks Kolloquium Informatik und WirtschaftsinformatikUniversität FreiburgFreiburg, Germany
Jun 10, 2004???? Campus Projekt MeetingSiemens ICN und die deutsche WirtschaftStuttgart, Germany
Dec 17, 2010A Cross Layer Approach to Quality-adaptive Multimedia 4th TAB MeetingHuaweiDarmstadt, Germany
May 19, 2009A Look into the Future of Learning and Research at Leading German Technical Universities Kolloquium zur Ernennung Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Heiss zum HonorarprofessorTU BraunschweigBraunschweig
Mar 08, 2004A Notion of Peer-to-Peer Dagstuhl-Seminar on Peer-to-Peer Systems and -applicationsUniversität des SaarlandesDagstuhl, Germany
Sep 15, 2008Abschließende Anmerkungen zu neuen Geschäftsmodellen und Technologien Herbsttagung 2008E-Finance LabDarmstadt, Germany
Sep 13, 2013Adaptation in Communications - A Crucial Technology for the Future Internet Systems and Networking SeminarUniversity of IllinoisUrbana-Champaign, IL, USA
Aug 20, 2015Adaptive Multimedia Communications for Mobile Social Applications ICIMCS 2015ACMZhangjiajie, China
Nov 04, 2005Advanced Issues in Multimedia Networking Tongji UniversitätShanghai, China
Jan 23, 2004Advances in Multimedia: Is Peer-to-Peer an issue? Campus Projekt MeetingSiemens ICN und die deutsche WissenschaftKarlsruhe, Germany
May 29, 2008Ambient Mobility und Software - zwei Schwerpunkte der Internationalen Cluster-Region FrankfurtRheinMain "IT-Standort Hessen - Innovativ und leistungsstark"Hessische LandesvertretungBerlin, Germany
Nov 10, 2009Anvisierter Beitrag der DFG Forschergruppe zur Qualität von P2P-Systemen DFG Forschergruppe QuaP2P Kick-OffTU DarmstadtDarmstadt, Germany
Apr 25, 2013Approaching the Future Internet by Multi-Mechanism Adaptation - MAKI MAKI Studi-TagSFB MAKIDarmstadt, Germany
May 09, 2008Auf dem Weg zur "nahtlosen" Kommunikation EHL - TUD SeminargesprächTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadt, Germany
Feb 17, 2004Auf dem Weg zur Dual Mode TUD Workshop TUD onlineTU DarmstadtDarmstadt, Germany
Jul 31, 2006Ausrichtung der Lehre am Fachgebiet KOM Retreat 2006KOMHirschegg, Austria
Feb 21, 2005Autonomie der TUD aus Sicht des FB ETIT Premium Beirat-Seminartag FrankfurtUni FrankfurtFrankfurt (Main), Germany
Dec 02, 2010Bedarfsgetriebener situativer Wissenserwerb mit Web-Ressourcen TrendScout-WorkshopDATEV eGNuremberg, Germany
Aug 01, 2006Bedeutung von Publikationen für die Dissertation Retreat 2006KOMHirschegg, Austria