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Awards and Honours


  • FOKUS researchers received the Best Paper Award at the 15th EAI International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUtools) in Spain for their paper “Spatio-temporal Speed Metrics for Traffic State Estimation on Complex Urban Roads”.
  • The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has honored FOKUS researchers with the CTA Technology Achievement Award for their outstanding contributions to the CTA WAVE Streaming Media Test Suite.
  • The German DVB-I pilot project won the “IBC 2023 Special Award for Innovation” at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC). In the project, the DVB-I standard is being further developed to facilitate the continuous use of linear TV programs.


  • The FAME Video Development Blog post "Common pitfalls in MPEG-DASH streaming" by Daniel Silhavy, Stefan Pham and Mariana Avelino wins 3rd place at the ACM Mile-High Video (MHV) Best Video Blog Post Awards in March, 2022


  • wins "best scale-up project" at the HbbTV Awards, November 24-25, 2021
  • Hauswirth, Prof. Dr. Manfred et al: Awarded the Test-of-Time Prize at the IEEE Mobile Data Management Conference for the paper “Infrastructure for data processing in large-scale interconnected sensor networks”, June 18, 2021
  • Glikman, Dr. Yury: Re-elected as member of the OW2 Board of Directors, March 25, 2021
  • Parycek, Prof. Dr. Peter: Part of the Supervisory Board of DigitalService4Germany GmbH, February 12, 2021
  • Hauswirth, Prof. Dr. Manfred: Recognition as Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), January 4, 2021


  • Klessmann, Dr. Jens: Appointment to the Berlin “State Advisory Council on Digitalization”, December 2, 2020
  • Lutz, Otto et al: “Best Paper in Track” at ICIS 2020, Nov. 19, 2020
  • Ziesing, Dr. Jan: Election to the deputy board of VSDI e.V., October 29, 2020


  • Danh Le-Phuoc, Manfred Hauswirth, u. a.: Runner up for Best Paper at JIST2019 for ”Autonomous RDF Stream Processing RDF IoT Edge Devices”. Hangzhou, China, November 25-27, 2019
  • Project PlanQK awarded at the “KI-Innovationswettbewerb” of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Engery (BMWi). September 19, 2019
  • Stephan Pham: DASH-IF Excellence Award for “Evaluation of shared resource allocation using SAND for ABR streaming” at the ACM Multimedia Systems Conference. Amherest, USA, June 18 - 21, 2019
  • Dr. Jürgen Großmann et al: Most Influential Paper Award in the category practical impact at the 12th IEEE International Conference in Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST) for “Testing Embedded Real Time Systems with TTCN-3”. Xian, China, April 22-27, 2019


  • Project MeineReha® awarded at the “Gründerwettbewerb – Digitale Innovationen” of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. August 31, 2018
  • Rydies wins at DemoDay of Fraunhofer Venture with Fraunhofer FOKUS and their Tool “Stimulate”. July 4, 2018


  • Assistr Digital Health and Fraunhofer FOKUS win at Tandem Camp II with their “Incontinence care” solution. October 2017
  • Project “Band Camp Berlin” wins HbbTV Award at the HbbTV Symposium for the MPAT project created application, October 18, 2017 
  • FOKUS Annual Report 2016 “Digital (R)Evolution”: ECON Special Award 2017 in the category “image publication” and Nomation for the German Design Award 2018. June / November 2017
  • Beyer, Marco: Special Award “Best Idea” for the project “Nooz” at FutureLab Hackathon of Media Lab Bayern. Munich, June 12, 2017
  • Schlingloff, Prof. Dr. Holger: Elected as Chairman of the German Society for the Advancement of Applied Computer Science (GFaI e.V.). Berlin, June 9, 2017
  • Schieferdecker, Prof. Dr. Ina: Elected as Funding Director of the German Internet Institute. Berlin, May 23, 2017
  • Project “ENSURE” wins Best Paper Award of ISESS for “Integration of volunteers in disaster management”. Zadar, Croatia, May 12, 2017
  • Schieferdecker, Prof. Dr. Ina: Appointed as Member of the Science Platform Sustainability 2030. May 8, 2017


  • Bassbouss, Louay: Best Paper Award at “NEM Summit 2016” conference for “High Quality 360° Video Rendering and Streaming”. Porto, November 23-24, 2016
  • Schieferdecker, Prof. Dr. Ina: Calling into the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). November 10, 2016
  • Krauss, Christopher et al.: Nomination as Best Poster Presentation for “Smart-Learning: Time-Dependent Context-Aware Learning Object Recommendations” at 29th AAAI International Flairs Conference. Florida, Mai 2016
  • ITEA Projekt DIAMONDS: EUREKA Innovation Award 2016 as well as Project Pitch during “EUREKA Innovation Week”. Stockholm, April 27,  2016
  • Krauss, Christopher et al.: Best Research at IARIA conference for “The Smart Learning Approach - A mobile Learning Companion Application”. Venice, April 24-28, 2016
  • Glikman, Dr. Yury: Re-election for president of OW2 consortium. Paris, April 1, 2016


  • Tcholtchev, Nikolay: Best Paper Presentation Award for his presentation during the “Network Services” session at ICUMT 2015. Brno, October 8, 2015
  • Project “Orchestra- SmartOrchestra (stoneOne AG)” wins sponsorship within the technology program “Smart Service World” initiated from German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Berlin, July 21, 2015
  • FOKUS Annual Report 2014 “We make cities smart”: Nomination for ECON Award, category “Image Publication”. July 6, 2015
  • Project “Bürgerservice 24”: 3rd rank, category “Agilste IT-Architektur”. Zukunftskongress Staat und Verwaltung, Berlin, June 30, 2015
  • Glikman PhD, Yury: Elected as president of the OW2 Consortium. Paris, June 11, 2015
  • Project CIER: Celtic-Plus-Award, category: “Excellence”. Vienna, April 27, 2015
  • Project BaaS: ITEA Exhibition Award. Co-summit of ITEA and ARTEMIS, March 10-11, 2015
  • Project EASI-CLOUDS: ITEA Award, category “Business Impact”. Co-summit of ITEA and ARTEMIS, March 10-11, 2015


  • Bier, Nanett: 2nd rank at the “Ideen für Europa” – Salon hosted by Microsoft for her Bachelor's thesis: “Facebook-Aktivismus: Chancen und Risiken sozialer online Netzwerke”, November 27, 2013
  • Montenegro, Nils: Prize of the “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher” for his Bachelor's thesis “Big Data Analyse am Fallbeispiel der Finanzdaten”, November 27, 2013
  • Shahbazi Avarvand, Forooz: Prize of the “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher” for her thesis “Anwendung und Weiterentwicklung von Methoden in Unterräumen für die Reduzierung der Dimension von Big Data”, November 27, 2013
  • KATWARN – The municipal warning and information system has been awarded in the competition of the initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas” and Deutsche Bank, October 30, 2013
  • Project “STADIWAMI – Standards für Wohnbegleitende Dienstleistungen im Kontext des demografischen Wandels und der Potenziale der Mikrosystemtechnik”: DIN Innovationspreis 2013, April 9, 2013
  • Voisard, Prof. Dr. Agnes: Awarding a knight's insignia of the national order of merit, French Embassy, March 5, 2013
  • Blind, Prof. Dr. Knut: Rank 28th of the current top 100 researchers, Handelsblatt's ranking of buisness administration, December 2012
  • Mangelsdorf, Dr. Axel: 2. IEC-IEEE Challenge award for his paper: The benefits of Standards and Standardization in the German electrical and electronic industry, Co-Author: Knut Blind, Chair of Innovation Economics, Technical University Berlin, May 10, 2012
  • Projekt DIAMONDS: ITEA Exhibition Award 2012, Co-summit of ITEA and Artemis, Paris, October 31, 2012
  • Projekt MODELISAR: Silver ITEA Achievement Award, Co-summit of ITEA and Artemis, Paris, October 31, 2012
  • Projekt P23R - Prozess-Daten-Beschleuniger: Innovationspreis des Deutschen Beamtenbundes, Co-summit of ITEA and Artemis, Paris, October 31, 2012
  • Viehmann, Johannes: Best Paper Award of the 10th International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), July 16, 2012
  • Zeuner, Michelle: First prize GI TAV Diploma and Master Thesis Award in Software Testing 2012, June 6, 2012
  • Fraunhofer FOKUS' Spin-off trustedSafe: Best Business Idea Award of the Heidelberger Innovationsforum, April 17, 2012