Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth

Director, Principal Investigator

Manfred Hauswirth is managing director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS and holder of the chair for “Open Dis-tributed Systems” at the TU Berlin. His research focuses on distributed information systems, the Internet of Things, streaming data processing and linked data, semantics, and artificial intelligence. In these fields, he has garnered numerous international prizes for his projects and is an active member of many scientific and political committees for the development of digitalization. He is a Principal Investigator at the Weizenbaum Institute, the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF), the Berlin Big Da-ta Center (BBDC) and the Helmholtz-Einstein International Berlin Research School in Data Science (HEIBRiDS).

Manfred Hauswirth is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing journal, a member of the IEEE Computer Society Conference Advisory Committee, a partner at the “Web Science Trust Network of Laboratories” (WSTNet), spokesman for the Fraunhofer Training Center “Digital Networking,” and a member of the supervisory board of the EIT ICT Labs Germany (European Institute of Technology), as well as serving as an expert on numerous advisory boards, committees and networks of experts on digitalization.



+49 30 3463 7201




Fraunhofer FOKUS/Technische Universität Berlin
  • Positions

    Director Weizenbaum Institute

    Principal Investigator (PI) since 15 September 2022

    Research Group „Digitalisation and Opening Up Science“


    Principal Investigator (PI) until 14 September 2022

    Research Group „Digitalisation and Science“

    Research Group „Digitalisation and Networked Security“

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  • Committees and functions
    • Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS)
    • Professor at Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Open Distributed Systems
    • Principal Investigator at the Berlin Big Data Center
    • Principal Investigator at the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD)
    • Principal Investigator at the Einstein Center Digital Future
    • Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Daimler Center for Automotive Information Technology Innovations
    • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of CONNECT, Ireland's National Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications
    • Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery
    • Member of the German Informatics Society
    • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • Member of the IEEE Computer Society Conference Advisory Committee
    • Principal Investigator at the Helmholtz Einstein International Berlin Research School in Data Science
    • Member of the Digital Economy Industry Committee of the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce
    • Advisory Board Salzburg Research
    • Executive Committee of the Institute for Computer Science at the University of St. Gallen
    • Advisory Board of the Center for Advanced Internet Studies
  • Fields of research
    • Linked Data streams
    • Big Data and analytics
    • Semantic sensor networks
    • Sensor networks middleware
    • Cyber-physical systems
    • Large-scale semantics-enabled distributed information systems and applications, Peer-to-peer systems
    • Internet of Things
    • Self-organization and self-management
    • Service-oriented architectures
    • Distributed systems security


FIESTA – Federated Interoperable Semantic IoT/cloud Testbeds and Applications (principal investigator)

INSIGHT – Ireland’s Big Data and Analytics Research Centre (Science Foundation Ireland)

VITAL – Virtualized programmable InTerfAces for innovative cost
effective IoT depLoyments in smart cities (STREP, FP 7)

CityPulse – Real-Time IoT Stream Processing and Large-scale Data Analytics for Smart City Applications (STREP, FP 7)




Marcin Wylot, Manfred Hauswirth, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Sherif Sakr: RDF Data Storage and Query Processing Schemes: A Survey. ACM Computing Surveys 51(4): 84:1-84:36 (2018)

Marcin Wylot, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Manfred Hauswirth, Paul T. Groth: Storing, Tracking, and Querying Provenance in Linked Data. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 29(8): 1751-1764 (2017)

Danh Le Phuoc, Hoan Nguyen Mau Quoc, Hung Ngo Quoc, Tuan Tran Nhat, Manfred Hauswirth: The Graph of Things: A step towards the Live Knowledge Graph of connected things. Journal of Web Semantics. 37-38: 25-35 (2016)

D. L. Phuoc, M. Dao-Tran, A. L. Tuán, M. N. Duc, and M. Hauswirth, “RDF stream processing with CQELS framework for real-time analysis”, in ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems, (DEBS), 2015, pp. 285–292. DOI: 10. 1145/2675743.2772586. URL:

Le Phuoc, D., Dao-Tran, M., Le Tuan, A., Duc, M. N. & Hauswirth, M. (2015). RDF stream processing with CQELS framework for real-time analysis. In Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (S. 285-292).

Barnaghi, P./Sheth, A./Singh, V./Hauswirth, M. (2015): Physical-Cyber-Social Computing: Looking Back, Looking Forward. In: Internet Computing, IEEE 19(3), S. 7-11.

Le-Phuoc, D., Le-Tuan, A., Schiele, G. & Hauswirth, M. (2014). Querying heterogeneous personal information on the go. In P. Mika, T. Tudorache, A. Bernstein, C. Welty, C. Knoblock, D. Vrandečić, P. Groth, N. Noy K. Janowicz & C. Goble (Hrsg.) The Semantic Web – Proceedings of the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISCW 2014) (Vol 2., S. 454-469). Cham u.a.

Von Der Weth, C., Hegde, V. & Hauswirth, M. (2014). Virtual location-based services: Merging the physical and virtual world. In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) (S. 113-120).

Le-Phuoc, D., Quoc, H. N. M., Le Van, C. & Hauswirth, M. (2013). Elastic and scalable processing of linked stream data in the cloud. In The Semantic Web – Proceedings of the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISCW 2013) International Semantic Web Conference (Vol. 2, S. 280-297). Cham u.a.