Lectures related to the IoP


COMSYS - Research Focus Class on Securing Industrial Networks

Eyecatcher Copyright: Manuel Gomez Dardenne

The COMSYS Research Focus Classes (RFC) are a special kind of lecture: they are more interactive and research-oriented than typical lectures. Students participating in an RFC should be aware that they are not only getting in touch with real research but also have to expect doing independent work. In the past, results from our RFCs have lead to publications at high-ranking scientific venues and many participants continued to pursue their sparked passion for research within a PhD.

In industrial scenarios more and more systems and network get interconnected using the Internet to realize novel forms of industrial cooperation. Furthermore, visions like the Internet of Production (IoP) show that this trend does not stop in the foreseeable future since the expected advantages are tremendous. For instance, cross-domain collaboration decreases costs, increases productivity, and boosts profit by allowing to share data from development, production, as well as usage.

This class will serve as an introduction on how to conduct research in communication systems and network security. Besides learning about the actual topics, taking this course is an ideal preparation for doing a master thesis in our groups and later on pursue a career in research. You should have prior knowledge at least in the basics of data communication and an interest in doing independent research. A background in security is not mandatory, but encouraged. As this course is supposed to be highly interactive, seats are limited. Should we receive more registrations than seats available, we will select students based on their qualification for this course.

Registration and questions - all information can be found here