Technische Universität Darmstadt

Founded in 1877, the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUDA) is one of the best-known universities in Germany, in particular in the engineering disciplines. The TUDA is a founding member of the TU9, an association of Germany‟s largest technical universities.
The chair for “Multimedia Communications (KOM)” at TUDA, headed by Prof. Ralf Steinmetz, was founded in 1996. It is active in the communication and multimedia systems research areas. KOM cooperates closely with various industry R&D laboratories and has participated (respectively still participates) in a number of European projects such as “80Days”, “SmoothIT”, and “Content”. KOM has currently more than 35 research staff members. Research areas are Service-oriented Computing, Semantic Computing, Peer-to-Peer systems, Quality of Service in broadband and in mobile/ad-hoc networks, sensor networks, and multimedia services and media distribution. The results of this research are published and presented in both national and international scientific journals and conferences.