Scientific Documentation



C. Bektas, S. Monhorf, F. Kurtz, C. Wietfeld, "Towards 5G: An Empirical Evaluation of Software-Defined End-to-End Network Slicing", Accepted for Presentation: In IEEE Global Communications Conference Workshops (GLOBECOM Workshops), The 7th International Workshop on Emerging Technologies for 5G and Beyond Wireless and Mobile Networks (ETSGB), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 2018.


N. Dorsch, F. Kurtz, C. Wietfeld, "Enabling Hard Service Guarantees in Software-Defined Smart Grid Infrastructures", In Computer Networks, Elsevier, vol. 147, pp. 112-131, December 2018.


Excellent Paper Award

F. Kurtz, I. Laukhin, C. Bektas, C. Wietfeld, "Evaluating Software-Defined Networking-Driven Edge Clouds for 5G Critical Communications", In International Conference on ICT Convergence (ICTC), IEEE, Jeju-si, Republic of Korea, October 2018.


S. Monhof, S. Böcker, J. Tiemann, C. Wietfeld, "Cellular Network Coverage Analysis and Optimization in Challenging Smart Grid Environments", In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm), Aalborg, Denmark, October 2018.


C. Cieslak, J. Massmann, C. O. Thier, A. Schnettler, "Identification of System Split Topologies in Transmission Grids", In 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), Glasgow, Scotland, September 2018.


N. Dorsch, F. Kurtz, C. Wietfeld, "On the Economics Benefits of Software-Defined Networking and Network Slicing for Smart Grid Communications", In NETNOMICS: Economic Research and Electronic Networking Journal, Springer, September 2018.


S. Monhof, M. Haferkamp, B. Sliwa, C. Wietfeld, "Payload-size and Deadline-aware Scheduling for Upcoming 5G Networks: Experimental Validation in High-load Scenarios", In 2018 IEEE 88th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), Chicago, USA, August 2018.


F. Kurtz, D. Overbeck, C. Bektas, C. Wietfeld, "Control Plane Fault Tolerance for Resilient Software-Defined Networking based Critical Infrastructure Communications", In 5th IEEE World Forum, Santa Clara, USA, July 2018. 


F. Kurtz, C. Bektas, N. Dorsch, C. Wietfeld, "Network Slicing for Critical Communications in Shared 5G Infrastructures - An Empirical Evaluation", in 4th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2018), Canada, June 2018. 


S. Dalhues, L. Robitzky, U. Häger, N. Dorsch, F. Kurtz, C. Wietfeld, "Analysis of Real-Time Coordination of Distributed Power Flow Controllers Using Software-Defined Networking Communication", Accepted for Presentation: In 2018 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), Washington DC, USA, February 2018.




Best Paper Award

N. Dorsch, F. Kurtz, C. Wietfeld, "Communications in Distributed Smart Grid Control: Software-Defined vs. Legacy Networks", In IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration, Beijing, China, November 2017.


F. Kurtz, C. Wietfeld, "Advanced Controller Resiliency in Software-Defined Networking Enabled Critical Infrastructure Communications", In international Conference on ICT Convergence (ICTC), IEEE, Jeju-si, Republic of Korea, October 2017.


F. Kurtz, N. Dorsch, C. Bektas, C. Wietfeld, "Synchronized Measurement Concept for Failure Handling in Software-Defined Smart Grid Communications", in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Dresden, Germany, October 2017.


S. Ben Hadj Said, B. Cousin, S. Lahoud, "Sofware Defined Networking (SDN) for reliable user connectivity in 5G Networks", in 3rd IEEE conference on Network Softwarization, Bologna, Italy, July 2017.


M. Labraoui, M. Boc, A. Fladenmuller, "Self-configuration Mechanisms for SDN Development in Wireless Mesh Networks"", in IEEE 18th International Symposium on a world of wireless, mobile & multimedia networks, Macau, China, June 2017.


M. Labraoui, M. Boc, A. Fladenmuller, "Opportunistic SDN-Controlled Wirless Mesh Network for Mobile Traffic Offloading"", in International Workshop on the Practical M2M Communications Issues & Solutions on 5G+ Networks, Avignon, France, May 2017.




N. Dorsch, F. Kurtz, F. Girke, C. Wietfeld, "Enhanced Fast Failover for Software Defined Smart Grid Communication Networks", in IEEE Globecom, Washington, USA, December 2016.


N. Dorsch, F. Kurtz, S. Dalhues, L. Robitzky, U. Häger, C. Wietfeld, "Interwined: Software-Defined Communication Networks for Multi Agent System-based Smart Grid Control", in IEEE SmartGridComm, Sydney, Australia, November 2016.


F. Kurtz, C. Wietfeld, T. Kristensen, R. Olsen, F. Iov, "Dualistic Assessment of Communication Technology Performance for Control of Large-scale Smart Distribution Grids", in CIRED Workshop, Helsinki, Finnland, June 2016.


F. Kurtz, N. Dorsch, C. Wietfeld, "Empirical Comparison of Virtualized and Bare-Metal Switching for SDN-based 5G Communication in Critial Infrastructures", In 2nd IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), Seoul, Republic Korea, June 2016.


J. Massmann, A. Roehder, B. Fuchs, A. Schnettler, "Stability enhancement by VSC-HVDC with a supplementary frequency control strategy in case of system splits", In 10th IEEE Electric Power Quality and Supply Reliability Conference, Talinn, Estonia, August 2016.


D. Rupprecht, K. Jansen, C. Pöpper, "Putting LTE Security Functions to the Test: A Framework to Evaluate Implementation Correctness", In USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies, Available:, 2016.



The BERCOM Project



Project Spokesman

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Wietfeld, Head of Department

TU Dortmund - Communication Networks Institute


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