Network of business concept

The CSCAN Network has been established to facilitate research co-operation with other academic institutions

Darmstadt Node

The h_da University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt is located in a focal region of Germany the Rhein-Main area, being one of the economically strongest regions of the country. The university was founded in 1971 and offers modern and innovative study programs to over 10,000 students.

Frankfurt Node

The Frankfurt Node partner is the Centre of Competence for Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (CCNDS) at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, starting February 2015.

The four faculties and over 30 study programs reflect the academic profile of our university. The broad range of study programs is being continually supplemented and extended to include a range of future-oriented subjects. 

Furtwangen Node

Furtwangen University (HFU) is not only the highest located university in Germany, but it also is considered by its students and the business community to be one of the top learning institutions in Germany. With eight academic departments and 35 accredited courses of study at the three locations in Furtwangen, Villingen-Schwenningen and Tuttlingen, the university offers diverse course offerings in the areas of engineering sciences, information technology, international business, business information technology, industrial engineering, media and health sciences. Study abroad and internships are a permanent part of the curriculum.


Academic staff

Darmstadt, Germany 

  • Professor Udo Bleimann 
  • Dr Klaus-Peter Fischer 
  • Professor Woldemar Fuhrmann 
  • Professor Bettina Harriehausen-Mühlbauer 
  • Professor Bernhard Humm Director of Darmstadt Node (CSCAN Network) 
  • Professor Matthias Knoll Michael Massoth 
  • Professor Ronald Moore 
  • Professor Alois Schütte 
  • Dr Christoph Wentzel 
  • Professor Dr Joachim Wietzke

Frankfurt, Germany

  • Professor Ulrich Trick, Head of the research group for Telecommunication Networks and head of the Frankfurt node
  • Professor Martin Kappes, Head of the research group for Network Security, Information Security and Privacy
  • Professor Andreas Pech
  • Professor Christian Baun, Head of the research group for Cluster, Grid and Cloud-Computing
  • Professor Matthias Deegener, Deputy Head of the research group for Mobile Computing
  • Professor Kira Kastell, Vice President of Frankfurt University
  • Professor Jörg Schäfer, Head of the research group for Mobile Computing
  • Professor Matthias Wagner, Head of the research group Wireless and Smart Sensor Networks and Internet of Things

Furtwangen, Germany

  • Professor Martin Buchheit
  • Professor Monika Frey-Luxemburger
  • Dr Martin H Knahl
  • Professor Christoph Reich


Research students


  • Mr Muhammad Dawood - Automotive Cognitive Access
  • Mr Clemens Fischer - Multiple operating system architectures for next generation automotive embedded systems
  • Mr Harald Frank 
  • Mr Mathew George - Towards Model Based Testing
  • Mr Jurgen Markert - Attack Vectors to Wireless ZigBee Network Communications - Analysis Countermeasures
  • Mr Andreas Plies - Enabling identity based trusted telecommunication: ensure confidentiality and authenticity in personal business communication
  • Mr Pierre Schnarz - Secure Synchronisation of Multi-Operating Systems in Automotive Environments


  • Damir Dobric - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms on top of scalable distributed system
  • Gregor Frick - Optimisation of Wireless Mesh Networks for Disaster Scenarios through Network Function Virtualisation with distributed Orchestration
  • Denis Hock – Smart grid anomaly detection
  • Auberlin Paguem Tchinda - Optimisation of Wireless Disaster Telecommunication Network based on Network Functions Virtualisation under special consideration of Energy Consumption
  • Olaf Reich - Internet of Things service provisioning in a wireless mesh disaster network
  • Besfort Shala - Security Optimisation of Decentralised M2M Application Services and Integration of Testing
  • Harald Frank (Darmstadt) - Mobility and relocation of applications in multi-access edge computing


  • Mr Stefan Frey - Autonomic SLA Management as a Service
  • Mr Holger Gantikow - Secure High Performance Computing provided as PaaS
  • Mr Florian Kemmer - Privacy and Security Control of Smart Devices
  • Mr Hendrik Kuijs - A PaaS framework for AAL services 
  • Mr Klaus Mairon - Agile and Model-Driven Methods
  • Mr Artur Mertens - Competencies in Digital Brand Management
  • Mr Ganesh Sankaran - Business Value of Smart Data