T. Magedanz: "Understanding Future Internet Technologies enabling Smart City Implementations in Emerging Countries – Lessons learned from the DAAD UNIFI Projekt between Germany, Chile, South Africa, Vietnam and Thailand“, Keynote at DAAD Network Meeting, University Partnerships for development: The role of computer Science & Ecology, Organized by: DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, Bremen, Germany, 19-21 September 2016. PDF here

Nyasha Mukudu, Neco Ventura, Joyce Mwangama, Asma Elmangoush, Ronald Steinke, Thomas Magedanz: "Prototyping Smart City Applications over Large Scale M2M Testbed" IST-Africa 2016 Conference Proceedings, Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds), IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905824-55-7, Durban, South Africa, May 11-13, 2016, http://www.ist-africa.org/Conference2016/ PDF here


Asma Elmangoush, Adel Al-Hezmi, Thomas Magedanz, Wolfgang Schuch, Claudio Estévez, Alfonso Ehijo, Jinsong Wu, Thanh Nguyen, Neco Ventura, Joyce Mwangama, Nyasha Mukudu and Chaiyachet Saivichit, “Towards Unified Smart City Communication Platforms" RedSTI 2015 - Workshop on Research in Information Systems and Technologies, 16th October 2015 , Chillán, Chile, http://conference.researchbib.com/view/event/48789 
(PDF here)

Tran Manh Nam, Nguyen Huu Thanh, and Ngo Quynh Thu, Hanoi University of Science and Technology Hanoi, Vietnam, Stefan Covaci, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, “Energy-Aware Routing based on Power Profile of Devices in Data Center Networks using SDN" 12th Int. Conf. on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI-CON), Hua Hin, Thailand, June 24-26, 2015, http://www.ecticon2015.org

Vij, D., Morsey, M., Grosso, P., Willner, A., Bernstein, D., & Magedanz, T. (2015). “Software Defined Bearer Intercloud Networks | Semantic-based Network Exchange for the IEEE P2302 Intercloud Approach." In 12th Int. Conf. on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI-CON). Hua Hin, Thailand: IEEE.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Magedanz: “Understanding 5G complexity and early prototyping options for related R&D activities", Invited Keynote, 12th Int. Conf. on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI-CON), Hua Hin, Thailand, June 24-26, 2015, http://www.ecticon2015.org

Tri Trinh, Nguyen Huu Thanh, Julius Mueller, Chaodit Aswakul, “An Optimal Dynamic Virtual Network Allocation Algorithm for Cloud Resident Data Center" accepted to the 12th IEEE International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (IEEE ECTI-CON) 2015, Hua Hin, Thailand, June 24­27, 2015

Teerapan Klinpratum, Chaiyachet Saivichit, Asma Elmangoush and Thomas Magedanz, “Performance of Interworking Proxy for Interconnecting IEEE1888 Standard at ETSI M2M Platforms“ , the International Electrical Engineering Congress (iEECON2015) -March 18-20, 2015, Phuket, Thailand - http://www.ieecon.org/ieecon2015/

Asma Elmangoush, Thomas Magedanz, Andreea Corici, Adel Al-Hezmi, “Mobility management for M2M communications” In  Carles Antón-Haro, Mischa Dohler (Ed.), “Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, architecture, performance and applications”, Woodhead Publishing, The book was published on the 31st January 2015.


A. Corici, A. Elmangoush, R. Steinke, T. Magedanz, J. Mwangama, and N. Ventura, “Utilizing M2M Technologies for Building Reliable Smart Cities" in 6th International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS), 2nd April 2014, pp. 1-5, Dubai. (PDF here)

Teerapan Klinpratum, Chaiyachet Saivichit, Asma Elmangoush, Thomas Magedanz, "Toward interconnecting M2M/IoT Standards: interworking proxy for IEEE1888 standard at ETSI M2M platform", The 29th International Technical Conference on Circuit/Systems Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC 2014), Phuket, Thailand (PDF here)

Magedanz, Thomas; Schreiner Florian, “QoS-aware multi-cloud brokering for NGN services: Tangible benefits of elastic resource allocation mechanisms"  Communications and Electronics (ICCE), 2014 IEEE Fifth International Conference on, Date July 30 2014-Aug. 1, 2014

Müller Julius; Palma David; Landi, Giada; Soares Joao; Parreira, Bruno; Metsch, Thijs; Gray, Peter; Georgiev, Alexander; Al-Hazmi, Yahya; Magedanz, Thomas; Simoes, Paulo “Monitoring as a service for cloud environments", Communications and Electronics (ICCE), 2014 IEEE Fifth International Conference on, Date July 30 2014-Aug. 1, 2014 

Joyce Mwangama, Joseph Orimolade, Neco Ventura, Asma Elmangoush, Ronald Steinke, 
Alexander Willner, Andreea Corici, Thomas Magedanz “Prototyping Machine-to-Machine Applications for Emerging Smart Cities in Developing Countries," accepted to publish at SATNAC 2014, 31 August 2014 to 3 September 2014, Eastern Cape- South Africa. (PDF here)

Quan Le, Thu Ngo-Quynh, Thomaz Magedanz, “RPL-based Multipath Routing Protocols for Internet of Things on Wireless Sensor Networks", Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications (ATC'14), October 15th – 17th 2013, Hanoi, Vietnam

Napat Kosolworrawattanakul, Asma Elmangoush, Thomas Magedanz, Chaodit Aswakul, “Development of Real-Time Data Synchronization for IEEE1888 and ETSI M2M Standards", Workshop on Internet Architecture and Applications, 5-6 November 2014,  Chiang Mai, Thailand, IEICE Technical Report, Vol. 114, No. 286, ISSN 0913-5685, IA2014-50(2014-11), pp. 79-84 -  http://www.ieice.org/~ia/IA2014/wiki.cgi

T. Magedanz: “M2M/IOT: Key Enablers for efficient Smart Cities ­ Status Quo and Ways Forward", Keynote, 1st International Conference on the Use of Mobile Information and Communications Technology in Africa (UMICTA 2014), STIAS Conference Centre, Stellenbosch, South Africa, December 9-10, 2014, http://mtn.sun.ac.za/conference2014/

Andreea Corici, Asma Elmangoush, Thomas Magedanz, Ronald Steinke, Joyce Mwangama, and Neco Ventura, “An OpenMTC platform based interconnected European ­South African M2M Testbed for Smart City Services", 1st International Conference on the Use of Mobile Information and Communications Technology in Africa (UMICTA 2014), STIAS Conference Centre, Stellenbosch, South Africa, December 9-10, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-7972-1533-7 – http://mtn.sun.ac.za/conference2014/


  • Asma Elmangoush, “Machine-to-machine Communication: European standards and Use Cases in Smart Energy Management", Chulalongkorn University – Bangkok, Thailand (www.chula.ac.th), 13th February 2014


Joyce Mwangama, Alexander Willner, Neco Ventura, Asma Elmangosh, Tom Pfeifer and Thomas Magedanz, “Testbeds for Reliable Smart City Machine-to-Machine Communication" (PDF here)

“Enhanced Gateway Selection for Optimal Routing in a Distributed Evolved Packet Core (EPC) Network" Conference: ECTI-CON, May 2013, Krabi, Thailand, Authors: Nicholas Katanekwa (UCT), Neco Ventura (UCT), Dragos Vingarzan (TUB), Marius Corici (TUB), Thomas Magedanz (TUB)

Nguyen Tai Hung, Nguyen Huu Thanh and Julius Mueller, “Toward a Full Implementation of the Operation and Support Subsystem (OSS) in IMS Networks“, REV Journal on Electronics and Communications, Volume 3, Number 3-4 (July – December 2013) (ISSN: 1859-378X)

Nguyen Tai Hung, Nguyen Huu Thanh, Julius Mueller, Thomas Magedanz, “Toward A Full Implementation of SCIM Functional Block in IMS Framework", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN 2013), July 2nd – 5th 2013, Danang, Vietnam

Thu-Huong Truong, Nguyen Huu Thanh, Nguyen Tai Hung, Julius Mueller, Thomas Magedanz, “QoE-aware Resource Provisioning and Adaptation in IMS-based IPTV Using OpenFlow", Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANMAN 2013), April 10th – 12th 2013, Brussels, Belgium


Africon 2013, Mauritius, September 9-12, 2013

For more information please go to IEEE AFRICON Website: www.africon2013.org

UNIFI @ SATNAC 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa, September 1-4, 2013

Half Day Tutorial at National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) – Annual Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand, August 26, 2013

UNIFI@ECTI-CON, Krabi, Thailand, May 16th 2013

  • “UNIFI Activities at Chulalongkorn University", Asst. Prof. Supavadee Aramvith, Chulalongkorn University
  • “Combined Smart Sleeping and Power Scaling for Energy Efficiency in Green Data Center Networks", Nguyen Huu Thanh, Hanoi University of Science and Technology
  • “UNIFI-Establishing Sustainable Academic Structures in Next Generation Network  Infrastructures and Future Internet Technology through Global Interoperable Human and  Technical Resources", Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci, TU Berlin
  • “Evolved Packet System Research at the Communications Research Group", Joyce Mwangama, University of Cape Town
  • “Summary Report of 10th ECTI-CON 2013″, reported by Asst. Prof. Chaodit Aswakul, Chulalongkorn University


“Past and current IMS testbed initiatives: The UCT IMS and EPC testbed” Conference: Globecom Workshops – ONIT December 2012, Anahiem, CA, USA, Authors: Joyce Mwangama (UCT), Richard Spiers (UCT), Neco Ventura (UCT), Thomas Magedanz (TUB)
Mobilware – 5th International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications, November 13-14/11/12 Berlin, Germany
“UNIFI: UNiversities for Future Internet" Presentations:
  • “The Key Role of Latin American Operators and Governments in the Future Internet: Prototyping and Transfering the Emergent Technologies from the Academy+R&D to the Industry", Prof. Alfonso Ehijo, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile
  •  “Testbed for Evaluating Quality-of-Experience in IMS-based Mobile IPTV", Prof.Nguyen Huu Thanh, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Viet Nam
  •  “Emerging Accessibility and Safety based Multimedia Applications and Testbed", Prasit Prapinmongkolkarn, Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

1st UNIFI Workshop at IEEE ICCE 2012

The first UNIFI – UNIversities for Future Internet – Workshop took place on the occasion of the 4th ICCE Conference in Hue, Vietnam, August 03, 2012.
Born as an initiative of the Chair of Next Generation Networks (AV) at the Technische Universität Berlin and supported initially by the German Academic Exchange Agency DAAD, UNIFI aims at building sustainable teaching and research infrastructures in the areas of Future Internet through global collaboration among academic institutions.
The 1st UNIFI Workshop gathered around 30 participants representing main stakeholders of academia from Asia, Europe, Africa, South and North America.
The workshop was opened by the invited talk given by Prof. Dr. Thomas Magedanz from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. The talk gave a comprehensive overview of the main global technological areas and research directions related to the Next Generation
Networks and Future Internet and presented the technical infrastructures and R&D agenda
of his chair at the Technische Universität Berlin and at his department in the Fraunhofer
FOKUS Institute. The talk concluded with the identification of the Smart Cities as an area of high priority for most countries and as a challenging application domain for the integration of advanced Future Internet technologies.
Professor Serge Fdida from the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris, France,addressed in his presentation the role of innovation in education in face of the challenges raised by the Future Internet. He argumented for the introduction of a broader scope didactical approach in form of an Internet Sciences domain, gathering together technical and humanity / societal sciences. He also stressed the importance of experimental-driven didactical and research approaches as a complement to the pure theoretical ones. After overviewing main European academic collaborative activities, Prof. Fdida concluded his presentation by underlining the need for a concertated global collaborative effort among academic institutions active in the areas of the Future Internet.
The workshop continued with presentations of the educational and research activities,
achievements and future plans of the:

– Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand – Prof. Chaodit Aswakul
– Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam – Prof. Nguyen HuuThanh
– Hi Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Dr. Nam Thoai
– University of Wurzburg, Germany – Prof. Phuoc Tran-Gia

The closing presentation was given by Dr. Stefan Covaci, Technische Universität Berlin. As project manager of the DAAD-NGNI+FIT project, he gave an overview of the objectives and approaches of the project towards the creation of sustainable educational, experimental and human resources in developing countries from the southern hemisphere. He stressed the importance of continuing the Future Internet evolution from the Internet of Services and Internet of Things towards a Future Internet of People based on resource pooling and elastic, on-demand provisioning principles characteristic to the Future Internet systems.
The presentations raised vivid discussions between the presenters and the audience. The
discussions raised also a number of issues that require further action:
– Extension of the UNIFI community to include further academic institutions from the
southern hemisphere (e.g. Prof. Pawlikowski from the University of Canterbury, New
Zeeland ; Universities from Australia)
– Extension of the UNIFI community to include further academic institutions from the
African developing countries (e.g. Prof. Paul Kuehn from the University of Cairo,
– Positioning of the UNIFI Workshop in further prominent international conferences.

The chairs, Dr. Stefan Covaci and Prof. Serge Fdida, closed the workshop by addressing
their thanks to all presenters, participants and to the local organizers of ICCE 2012 for their excellent logistic services.

  • Thomas Magedanz, TU Berlin: The Role of Open Standard Platforms for enabling UNIFIed international education, research & colaboration
  • Chaodit Aswakul, Chulalongkorn University: Local Initiatives on Internet for Sustainable Future: From Research Academia to Thai Society 
  • Serge Fdida, UPMC: Innovation in Education to address the Future Internet challenges
  • Stefan Covaci, TU Berlin: UNIFI-Establishing Sustainable Academic Structures in Next Generation Network Infrastructures and Future Internet Technology through Global Interoperable Human and Technical Resources
  • Nguyen Huu Thanh, HANOI UNIVERSITY SET: NGN and Future Internet in Vietnam: From Research and Education to Real Deployment
  • Chaodit Aswakul, Chulalongkorn University: Activities @ Chulalongkorn University
  • Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Würzburg: G-Lab: the German Future-Internet Experimental Platform