Dr. Stefan Covaci
Dr. 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), ESA and other industrial national and international organizations in the areas of IT and telecommunication networks and services. He has published over 100 papers and was chair or member of the program committee of many international conferences. His recent work is in the areas of 5G networks infrastructures and service delivery platforms for the Future Internet based on integrated Satellite and Terrestrial network providers, with a focus on interoperability, security& privacy and management solutions. He was recently involved in 3 ESA projects (ESA-7996, ESA-7550 and ESA-7799), H2020 ARCADIA and was the technical coordinator of FI-STAR, a FI-PPP Phase 2 project. He is a member of the partnership board of the “5G infrastructure association” and co-author of the “5G and eHealth” 5G -PPP white paper.