Universität Duisburg-Essen
Verteilte Systeme
Dr. Arno Wacker
Arno Wacker Assistant Lecturer

Building BC, Room 406
Bismarckstr. 90
47057 Duisburg, Germany

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Brief CV

02/2008 Akademischer Rat with the Universität Duisburg-Essen
09/2007 Ph.D. in Computer Science (Dr. rer. nat.), Universität Stuttgart, "Key Distribution Schemes for Resource-Constrained Devices in Wireless Sensor Networks"
01/2007 Senior Researcher with the Distributed Systems Group, Universität Duisburg-Essen
04/2002-12/2006 Researcher with the Distributed Systems Group, Universität Stuttgart
04/2001-03/2002 Software Development Engineer, Agilent Technologies Germany
05/2001 Diplom in Computer Science
1997 Vordiplom in Computer Science
1995-2001 Study of Computer Science, Universität Stuttgart

Research Interests

Since 2002 I was working in the area of security in sensor networks and pervasive computing systems. During my Ph.D. I investigated algorithms for achieving security on devices with highly constrained ressources. After my Ph.D. I continued working in the area of security. However, I shifted my focus from sensor networks to peer-to-peer (P2P) networks used for distributed computing or distributed smulations. My main concern with these P2P-networks are the security issues due to untrusted nature of all participating peers, i.e. cheating and malicious behaviour.

Publications

The papers available for download as PDF refer to the originally submitted version, and can differ from the camera ready paper (due to copyright restrictions).
  1. Sebastian Holzapfel, Arno Wacker, Torben Weis, and Matthäus Wander: An Architecture for Complex Peer-to-Peer Systems. Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Workshop on Digital Entertainment, Networked Virtual Environments, and Creative Technology, DENVECT 2012, held in conjunction with the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA January 14 - 17, 2012.
  2. Matthäus Wander, Torben Weis and Arno Wacker: Detecting Opportunistic Cheaters in Volunteer Computing. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Privacy, Security and Trust in Mobile and Wireless Systems, MobiPST 2011, held in conjunction with the 20th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2011, Maui, Hawaii, USA, July 31 - August 4, 2011.
  3. Torben Weis and Arno Wacker: Self-stabilizing Embedded Systems. Proceedings of the Organic Computing Workshop 2011, OC'11, held in conjunction with the 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Autonomic Computing, ICAC 2011, Karlsruhe, Germany, June 14-18, 2011.
  4. Torben Weis and Arno Wacker: Federating Websites with the Google Wave Protocol. Internet Computing, IEEE Volume 15, Issue 3, Page(s) 51 - 58 May-June 2011.
  5. Helge Parzyjegla, Arnd Schröter, Enrico Seib, Sebastian Holzapfel, Matthäus Wander, Jan Richling, Arno Wacker, Hans-Ulrich Heiß, Gero Mühl and Torben Weis: Model-Driven Development of Self-Organizing Control Applications. Chapter 2.1, in Organic Computing - A Paradigm Shift for Complex Systems, Editor: Christian Müller-Schloer and Hartmut Schmeck and Theo Ungerer, Birkäuser Verlag, Basel, Switzerland, June 2011.
  6. Sebastian Holzapfel, Matthäus Wander, Arno Wacker, Lorenz Schwittmann, and Torben Weis: A New Protocol to Determine the NAT Characteristics of a Host. Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Hot Topics in Peer-to-Peer Systems, HotP2P 2011, held in conjunction with the 25th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2011, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, May 16-20, 2011.
  7. Matthäus Wander, Arno Wacker, and Torben Weis: Towards Peer-to-Peer-based Cryptanalysis. Proceedings of the 6th IEEE LCN Workshop on Security in Communication Networks (SICK2010), organized at the 35th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN2010), Denver, Colorado, USA, Oct. 11-14, 2010.
  8. Martin Saternus, Torben Weis, Sebastian Holzapfel, Arno Wacker: Gears4Net - an Asynchronous Programming Model. Proceedings of the Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-End Computing (P2S2), organized at the 38th International Conference on Parallel Processing 2009 (ICPP09), Vienna, Austria, Sept. 22-25, 2009.
  9. Mirko Knoll, Matthias Helling, Arno Wacker, Sebastian Holzapfel and Torben Weis: Bootstrapping Peer-to-Peer Systems Using IRC. Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Collaborative Peer-to-Peer Systems, COPS09, organized at the 18th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises, WETICE 2009, Groningen, The Netherlands, June 29th - July 1st, 2009.
  10. Sebastian Schuster, Arno Wacker, Torben Weis: Fighting Cheating in P2P-based MMVEs with Disjoint Path Routing. Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Concepts of Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments, CoMMVE09, organized at the 16th ITG/GI Fachtagung - Kommunikation in Verteilten Sytemen 2009, KiVS 2009, Kassel, March 2-6, 2009.
  11. Torben Weis, Arno Wacker, Sebastian Schuster, Sebastian Holzapfel: Towards Logical Clocks in P2P-based MMVEs. Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Concepts of Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments, CoMMVE09, organized at the 16th ITG/GI Fachtagung - Kommunikation in Verteilten Sytemen 2009, KiVS 2009, Kassel, March 2-6, 2009.
  12. Arno Wacker, Gregor Schiele, Sebastian Schuster, Torben Weis: Towards an Authentication Service for Peer-to-Peer based Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments. Int. J. Advanced Media and Communications, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
  13. Mirko Knoll, Arno Wacker, Gregor Schiele, and Torben Weis: Bootstrapping in Peer-to-Peer Systems, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ICPADS 2008, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, December 8-10, 2008.
  14. Arno Wacker, Gregor Schiele, Sebastian Holzapfel, and Torben Weis: (Demo) A NAT Traversal Mechanism for Peer-To-Peer Networks. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, IEEE P2P08, Aachen, Germany, September 2008.
  15. Torben Weis and Arno Wacker: Self-stabilizing Automata. Proceedings of the Biologically Inspired Cooperative Computing 2008, BICC 2008, organized at the 20th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2008, Milano, Italy, September 2008.
  16. Arno Wacker: Key Distribution Schemes for Resource-Constrained Devices in Wireless Sensor Networks. Dissertation, University of Stuggart, May 2008
  17. Matthias Gauger, Daniel Minder, Pedro José Marrón, Arno Wacker, and Andreas Lachenmann: Prototyping sensor-actuator networks for home automation. Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks, REALWSN 2008 organized at ACM EuroSys 2008, Glasgow, Scotland, April 2008.
  18. Arno Wacker, Gregor Schiele, Sebastian Schuster, Torben Weis: Towards an Authentication Service for Peer-to-Peer based Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments. Proceedings of the The 1st International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments, MMVE08, organized at the IEEE Virtual Reality 2008, IEEE VR2008, Reno, Nevada, USA, March 2008
  19. Gregor Schiele, Richard Sueselbeck, Arno Wacker, Tonio Triebel and Christian Becker: Consistency Management for Peer-to-Peer-based Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments. Proceedings of the The 1st International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments, MMVE08, organized at the IEEE Virtual Reality 2008, IEEE VR2008, Reno, Nevada, USA, March 2008
  20. Gregor Schiele, Richard Sueselbeck, Arno Wacker, Joerg Haehner, Christian Becker, Torben Weis: Requirements of Peer-to-Peer-based Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming. . Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Global and Peer-to-Peer Computing, organized at the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid 2007, CCGRID 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2007
  21. Mirko Knoll, Arno Wacker, Gregor Schiele, Torben Weis: Decentralized bootstrapping in pervasive applications . Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 07, Work in Progress Session, White Plains, NY, USA, March 2007
  22. Arno Wacker, Mirko Knoll, Timo Heiber, Kurt Rothermel: A New Approach for Establishing Pairwise Keys for Securing Wireless Sensor Networks (© 2005 ACM 1-59593-054-X/05/001). 3rd ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys 2005, San Diego, California, USA, November 2-4
  23. Arno Wacker, Timo Heiber, Holger Cermann and Pedro Marron: A fault-tolerant Key-Distribution Scheme for Securing Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks (© Springer-Verlag). Second International Conference on Pervasive Computing 2004, Pervasive 2004, Linz/Vienna, Austria, April 2004
  24. Arno Wacker, Timo Heiber and Holger Cermann: A Key-Distribution Scheme for Wireless Home Automation Networks (© IEEE). First IEEE International Consumer Communications and Networking Conference 2004, IEEE CCNC'04, Las Vegas, USA, January 2004

Organizing Committees

  • The 4th Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments, MMVE11, at the IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games (HAVE2011)
  • The 3rd Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments, MMVE10, at the ACM International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACM ACE 2010)
  • The 2nd International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments, MMVE09 at the IEEE Virtual Reality 2009
  • The 1st International Workshop on Concepts of Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments, CoMMVE09 at the 16th ITG/GI Kommunication in verteilten Systemen 2009

Programm Committees

  • 3rd International Workshop on Data Managements for Wireless and Pervasive Communications (DMWPC11) at AINA-11, March 2011
  • 5th International Workshop on Secure and Multimodal Pervasive Environments (SMPE11) at AINA-11, March 2011
  • IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2011), January, 2011
  • Workshops on Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks (REALWSN’10), December, 2010
  • 2nd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom 2010), November 2010
  • International Workshop on Data Management for Information Explosion in Wireless Networks (DMIEW2010), November 2010
  • CAST-Förderpreises für IT-Sicherheit 2010, Darmstadt
  • International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games (HAVE2010), October 2010
  • 6th IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE‘10), July 2010
  • 3rd International Workshop on Data Managements for Wireless and Pervasive Communications (DMWPC10) at AINA-10, April 2010
  • 4th International Workshop on Secure and Multimodal Pervasive Environments (SMPE10) at AINA-10, April 2010
  • Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST) - Förderpreis 2009
  • First Workshop on P2P Distributed Virtual Environments (P2PDVE) at ICUMT 2009
  • Second International Workshop on Data Managements for Wireless and Pervasive Communications (DMWPC09) at AINA-09, Mai 2009
  • The 3rd International Workshop on Secure and Multimodal Pervasive Environments (SMPE09) at AINA-09
  • The 1st International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE08) at the IEEE Virtual Reality 2008
  • The 2nd International Workshop on Secure and Multimodal Pervasive Environments (SMPE08) at MOBIQUITOUS 2008
  • The REALWSN'08 Workshop on Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks
  • IADIS International Applied Computing 2008 (AC'08)
  • Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST) - Förderpreis 2008
  • The 4th IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'08)
  • The International Workshop on Secure and Multimodal Pervasive Environments (SMPE07) at SecureComm 2007
  • Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST) - Förderpreis 2007
  • The 3rd IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE’07)
  • Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST) - Förderpreis 2006
  • Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST) - Förderpreis 2005

Reviewer for

  • IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement, Februar 2011
  • Cryptologia, Februar, 2011
  • Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Elsevier, August, 2010
  • Electronic Commerce Research Journal, June, 2010
  • 2nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC-08)
  • MobiQuitous 2008
  • 2nd International Workshop on Pervasive Systems (PerSys´07)
  • Inaugural International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS 2007)
  • The 26th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security (SAFECOMP '07)
  • Fifth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2007) - Work-in-Progress Track
  • IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2007)
  • The 2006 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 2006)
  • Third International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems, INSS 2006
  • International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2006
  • The 2005 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 2005)

Teaching

In the past years I have (co-)organized a number of courses and seminars. In the following you'll find a list of my most recent teaching activities.

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