Fraunhofer FOKUS, Director Competence Center FAME
Dr. Stefan Arbanowski, born 1973, is director of the Competence Centre Future Applications and Media (FAME) at Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS in Berlin, Germany. Stefan Arbanowski received his Ph.D and M.Sc. in computer science from the Technical University Berlin (TUB), Germany. He gave lectures in broadband networks, mobile communications, service platform, and middleware technologies at TUB. Since 1995, he coordinated several national and international research projects related to service platforms, unified messaging, rich media, IPTV, mobile and personal communications.
Currently, he is managing Fraunhofer FOKUS' NewTV activities, bundling expertise in the areas of interactive applications, web technologies, streaming and connectedTV - channeling those towards networked media environments featuring live, on demand, context-aware, and personalized interactive content.He is steering board member of European Technology Platform (ETP) Networked and Electronic Media (NEM) and use to serve in steering board of eMobility ETP and was chairman elect of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) Service Platform Working Group. At Bitkom he is chairing the NewTV working group. Besides telecommunications and distributed service platforms, he has published more than 80 scientific papers in respective journals and conferences in the area of personalized service provisioning. He is member of various program committees of international conferences.