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Institute of Mobile and Distributed Systems

We are a multidisciplinary computer sciences institute specialising in the Internet of Things (IoT) and IT security.

We use our sound expertise in computer sciences to research the limitations of convergence between the real and virtual world to develop large, distributed and complex computer sciences systems that can interact with the physical world. For us, the Internet and its proven technologies play a central role here: with its open standards and robustness, the Internet presents an ecosystem and a communication platform that supports a high scalability and expandability; a key issue for any computer engineer.

In the three research fields of IT Engineering, Fast Data and IT Security, we apply our expertise in constructing complex distributed IT systems, timely processing and safe handling of data streams.


Selected projects

Web diagnosis of production plants

A newly developed diagnostics tool ensures worldwide remote monitoring of complex production plants in real time.

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Convergence of building automation and the IT world

Building automation in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Energy schedule

The FHNW School of Engineering has developed a useful tool to help distribution network operators cope with load management and energy procurement.

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Prof. Dr. Jürg Luthiger Head of Institute of Mobile and Distributed Systems FHNW Telephone : +41 56 202 78 23 E-Mail :

Hochschule für Technik FHNW, Brugg-Windisch

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW Hochschule für Technik Bahnhofstrasse 6 5210 Windisch
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