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Communication, coordination and cooperation are the pillars of the information society.

We take a close look at the emerging technological developments, that enable access to remote sources of information and computing power and that enable communication channels and media to exist independently from space and time.

This process is summed up under the term Telecooperation, which is characterized by the merger of computer science, telecommunication and multimedia.

Recently endevoured research at our institute deals with the development and evaluation of applications and services, that enable us to bridge the gap of space and time in our living- and working-environments.

Distributed and mobile computing

Telecooperation needs distributed and mobile computer architectures, that enable efficient transfer of information in a highly heterogenous environment. It also needs semantically enhanced knowledge-transfer, concurrent access to various applications and services as well as a safe and trustworthy "domain-surroundings"(?).

These various requirements necessitate an interdisciplinary view at the domain including impressions and information from a spectrum of fields like grid-, internet- and mobile computing, sensor - and wireless networks, mobile communication, mobile multimedia and agent-based computers.

Media and Interaction

The sustainment of a reliable, distributed, cooperative environment is essential to enable consistent, efficient access to multimedial information. The interaction between human user and machine is in focus at a physical as well as logical level.

Various aspects of human-media-interaction are an important topic of our scientists und developers at the Institute of Telecooperation: intelligent systems, customisability, personalisation, mobile informations management, cooperational and coordinational paradigms, non-standard human-machine-interaction and multimedia.

Mobility characterisation

Data-driven analysis and modelling of movements in mobile systems, e.g. motorised road-traffic, mobile internet of things and mobile cyber-physical systems.

Wireless ad-hoc networks

Experiment-driven characterisation and requirements-orientated establishing of wireless connections for locale communication, e.g. between drones, smartphones, in crisis-scenes and in hybrid infrastructure-/ad-hoc networks.

Mobile networked systems

Optimising of datastreams in networks on different layers by anticipating and taking advantage of performance-criteria in networks.

Human-robot teaming

Communication and coordination between human and machine.