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Researcher

Dipl.- Ing. Stefan Böcker

October 2006 - January 2013

Diploma Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, TU Dortmund University (TUDo)

September 2011 - January 2012

Internship at mimoOn GmbH in Duisburg, Germany

March 2012 - December 2012

Student Assistant at Communication Networks Institute, TUDo

January 2013 - September 2016

Research Assistant at Communication Networks Institute, TUDo

Since October 2016

Head of Research Groups "5G Networks", Communication Networks Institute, TUDo

  • 5G networks with focus on massive Machine-Type-Communication (mMTC)
  • Scalability in unlicensed frequency domains
  • Smart City/Smart Grid, Electric Mobility & Industrial IoT environments
Publications
11/08/2022

Realtime Wireless Network Emulation for Evaluation of Teleoperated Mobile Robots

M. Patchou, et al.

In 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotic (SSRR), November 2022, Spain.

 

10/25/2022

Design of a 5G Network Slicing Architecture for Mixed-Critical Services in Cellular Energy Systems

In 2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm), Singapore, October 2022.

10/12/2022

The Cost of Uncertainty: Impact of Overprovisioning on the Dimensioning of Machine Learning-based Network Slicing

C. Bektas, S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld

In 2022 IEEE Future Networks World Forum (FNWF), October 2022.

 

10/12/2022

Better Safe Than Sorry: Distributed Testbed for Performance Evaluation of Private Networks

C. Arendt, S. Böcker, C. Bektas, C. Wietfeld

In 2022 IEEE Future Networks World Forum (FNWF), October 2022.

 

10/12/2022

3D Self-Motion Tracking Services: Coalescence of mmWave Beam Orientations and Phase Information

S. Häger, S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld

In 2022 IEEE Future Networks World Forum (FNWF), Montreal, Canada, October 2022.

 

07/25/2022

Enhancing Reliability by Combining Manufacturing Processes and Private 5G Networks

M. Müller, et al.

In IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN'22. July 2022, Australia.

 

06/19/2022

Scaling Dense NB-IoT Networks to the Max: Performance Benefits of Early Data Transmission

P. Jörke and T. Gebauer and S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld

In 2022 IEEE 95th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2022-Spring.

12/11/2021

A Novel System Architecture for Small-Scale Motion Sensing Exploiting 5G mmWave Channels

S. Häger, S. Böcker, S. Jamali, T. Reinsch, C. Wietfeld

In 2021 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Workshops), Madrid, Spain, December 2021

11/12/2021

On the Benefits of Demand-Based Planning and Configuration of Private 5G Networks

C. Bektas, C. Schüler, R. Falkenberg, P. Gorczak, S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld

In 2021 IEEE VNC, Virtual Event, November 2021.

10/28/2021

Rapid Network Planning of Temporary Private 5G Networks with Unsupervised Machine Learning

C. Bektas, S. Böcker, B. Sliwa, C. Wietfeld

In 2021 IEEE 94th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), Virtual Event, September 2021

10/28/2021

Pushing the Limits: Resilience Testing for Mission-Critical Machine-Type Communication

C. Arendt, M. Patchou, S. Böcker, J. Tiemann, C. Wietfeld

In 2021 IEEE 94th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), Virtual Event, September 2021

10/01/2021

Open RAN - neue Spielregeln für den Mobilfunk

F. Kurtz, S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld

In Elektronik, Weka Fachmedien, vol. 21, pp. 76–81, October 2021

06/01/2021

Machine type communications: key drivers and enablers towards the 6G era

N. H. Mahmood, et al.

In EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2021, no. 1, pp. 134, June 2021

06/16/2020

Data-Driven Model-Predictive Communication for Resource-Efficient IoT Networks

C. Arendt, S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld

In 2020 IEEE 6th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), April 2020

06/01/2020

White Paper on Critical and Massive Machine Type Communication Towards 6G

N. H. Mahmood, et al.

In 6G Research Visions, University of Oulu, April 2020

05/28/2020

Cross-Bearing based Positioning as a Feature of 5G Millimeter Wave Beam Alignment

K. Heimann, J. Tiemann, S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld

In IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Spring), Antwerp, Belgium, May 2020

12/13/2019

Reliable Software-Defined RAN Network Slicing for Mission-Critical 5G Communication Networks

C. Bektas, S. Böcker, F. Kurtz, C. Wietfeld

In 2019 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps), Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, December 2019.

05/01/2019

ICT Requirements and Recent Developments

N. Dorsch, S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld

Chapter in Pathways to a Smarter Power System (A. Tascikaraoglu, O. Erdinc, eds.), Elsevier, vol. 1, May 2019.

05/01/2019

Coverage and Link Quality Improvement of Cellular IoT Networks with Multi-Operator and Multi-Link Strategies

P. Jörke, J. Güldenring, S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld

In 2019 IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Spring), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 2019.

04/18/2019

LPWAN in the Context of 5G: Capability of LoRaWAN to Contribute to mMTC

S. Böcker, C. Arendt, P. Jörke, C. Wietfeld

In 2019 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2019), April 2019.

10/31/2018

Cellular Network Coverage Analysis and Optimization in Challenging Smart Grid Environments

S. Monhof, S. Böcker, J. Tiemann, C. Wietfeld,

In 2018 IEEE International Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, October 2018.

03/16/2018

On the Potential of 5G mmWave Pencil Beam Antennas for UAV Communications: An Experimental Evaluation

K. Heimann, J. Tiemann, S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld,

In 22nd International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas, VDE Verlag GMBH Berlin und Offenbach, Mach…

10/26/2017

Performance Evaluation of an IEEE 802.11 Mesh-based Smart Market and Smart Grid Communication System

S. Böcker, P. Jörke, C. Wietfeld,

In IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), October 2017.

10/13/2017

Urban Channel Models for Smart City IoT-Networks Based on Empirical Measurements of LoRa-links at 433 and 868 MHz

P. Jörke, S. Böcker, F. Liedmann, C. Wietfeld,

In IEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications,…

10/13/2017

On the Suitability of Bluetooth 5 for the Internet of Things: Performance and Scalability Analysis

S. Böcker, C. Arendt, C. Wietfeld,

In IEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2017.

11/08/2016

ICT-Based Integration of Active Distribution Networks in the Monitoring and Control Systems of Future Transmission Networks

D. Mayorga Gonzalez, L. Robitzky, A. Kubis, S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld, J. Myrzik, C. Rehtanz,

In VDE Congress 2016, November 2016.

09/21/2016

Ultra-wideband Aided Precision Parking for Wireless Power Transfer to Electric Vehicles in Real Life Scenarios

J. Tiemann, J. Pillmann, S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld,

In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), Montréal, Canada, September 2016.

11/01/2015

Holistic Modelling Approach for Techno-Economic Evaluation of ICT Infrastructures for Smart Grids

N. Dorsch, S. Böcker, C. Hägerling, C. Wietfeld,

In IEEE SmartGridComm, Miami, USA, November 2015.

06/18/2015

Choice of ICT Infrastructures and Technologies in Smart Grid Planning

S. Böcker, F. Geth, P. Almeida, S. Rapoport, C. Wietfeld,

In 23rd International Conference on Electricity Distribution (Cired), June 2015.

10/15/2014

ICT based Performance Evaluation of Control Reserve Provision Using Electric Vehicles

S. Böcker, C. Lewandowski, C. Wietfeld,

In 5th Innovative Smart Grid Technologies European Conference, IEEE, Istanbul, Turkey, October 2014.

09/12/2014

A HomePlug Green PHY Simulation Model for Evaluation of Electric Mobility Services

C. Lewandowski, S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld,

In 7th Workshop on Power Line Communications (WSPLC 2014), IEEE, Bottrop, Germany, September 2014.

09/01/2014

Measurement Concept for Performance Evaluation of Lossy Networks

C. Lewandowski, et al.,

In 7th Workshop on Power Line Communications (WSPLC 2014), IEEE, Bottrop, Germany, September 2014.

12/01/2013

An ICT Solution for Integration of Electric Vehicles in Grid Balancing Services

C. Lewandowski, S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld,

In International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE), IEEE, Las Vegas, USA, December 2013.

06/03/2013

Design and Performance Analysis of an IEEE 802.15.4 V2P Pedestrian Protection System

A. Lewandowski, et al.,

In WiVeC 2013 5th International IEEE Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications, IEEE, June 2013.

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).