TU Berlin, Germany
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Covaci is senior solutions architect for future internet services platforms at the computer sciences and electrical engineering faculty of Technical University of Berlin, Institute for Telecommunication Systems. Between 1990 and 2007 he was working at GMD FOKUS (today Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS) acting as director of the competence centre Intelligent Mobile Agents. He co-initiated and participated to the agent standardisation work of OMG (Object Management Group) and FIPA (Foundation of Intelligent Physical Agents), and was one of the co-authors of the first agent technology standard – the OMG-MASIF (Mobile Agent System Interoperability Facility). He has extensive experience in the management of a variety of projects and study contracts for the European Commission, German Agencies (BMBF, BMWF) and other industrial national and international organisations in the areas of IT and telecommunication networks and services. His recent work is in the areas of next generation networks infrastructures and service delivery platforms for the Future Internet with a focus on interoperability and management solutions. He is member of the Architectural Board of the European Future Internet Public-Private Partnership (Fi-PPP) and technical coordinator of the FI-STAR project – applying Future Internet technology in the Healthcare sector. He is the technical coordinator of the DAAD – UNIFI project enabling future internet academic teaching and research in developing countries. He has published over 90 papers and was chair or member of the program committee of many international conferences.