Khalid Nawaz

I am a DAAD Deutscher Akdamischer Austausch Dienst scholar at the Databases and Distributed Systems Group. In addition to that, I have also been taking part in the activities of the Research Training Group Cooperative, Adaptive and Responsive Monitoring in Mixed Mode Environments.

Current Projects & Research Interests

CEACH: Configurable, Energy-efficient, Application- and Channel-aware Clustering Middleware Service for Sensor Networks


I am the lead developer and represent my group (DVS) in the project. We team up with the following academic and industry partners for this project:

Anything that falls within any of the following areas interests me:

  • Middleware for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Multiagent based Systems in resource constrained environments
  • Energy efficient and Channel-aware Hierarchical Routing Techniques for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Event based Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Complex Event Processing in Sensor Networks
  • Software Size and Effort Estimation & Prediction Techniques

Functions & Memberships

Oracle Corporation, USA.: Oracle Certified Professional in the Application Development Track.

Member of the Reviewer Panel: Elsevier Journal on Pervasive and Mobile Computing.

Student Member: ACM, USA. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).


Prior to joining DVS, I worked as an Assistant Professor at : University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
There I taught the following courses:

  • Software Engineering-I
  • Software Engineering-II
  • Advanced Software Engineering (For CS grad students)
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Systems Analysis and Design (For Business Major undergraduate students)
  • Database Systems

During my Masters studies at the department of Computer Science at: Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan,
I worked as a Teaching Assistant for the following courses:

  • Software Engineering
  • Software Development: Tools and Processes
  • Software Quality


Configurable, Energy-Efficient, Application- and Channel-aware Middleware Approaches for Cyber-Physical Systems
Khalid Nawaz, Ilia Petrov, Alejandro Buchmann
In Zeashan Khan, A. B. M. Shawkat Ali, Zahid Riaz: Computational Intelligence for Decision Support in Cyber-Physical Systems, Studies in Computational Intelligence 540, ISBN 978-981-4585-35-4, Springer , February 2014
[Website] [BibTeX]
Towards Declarative Query Scoping in Sensor Networks
Daniel Jacobi, Pablo Ezequiel Guerrero, Khalid Nawaz, Christian Seeger, Arthur Herzog, Kristof Van Laerhoven, Ilia Petrov
In Kai Sachs, Ilia Petrov, Pablo Guerrero: From Active Data Management to Event-Based Systems and More, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6462, ISBN 978-3-642-17225-0, Springer, November 2010
[PDF] [BibTeX]
ACDMCP: An Adaptive and Completely Distributed Multi-hop Clustering Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks
Khalid Nawaz, Alejandro Buchmann
International Journal of Wireless & Mobile Networks (IJWMN), No. ISSN:0975-3834, 0975-4679, AIRCC, August 2010
[PDF] [BibTeX]
Wohnwert-Barometer: Erfassungs- und Bewertungssystem nachhaltiger Wohnqualität
Michael Keller Nikola Mahal Khalid Nawaz Ilia Petrov Katrin Spitzner Lutz Dammaschk Sebastian El khouli
ISBN 978-3-8167-8135-6, Fraunhofer IRB Verlag, Fraunhofer Informationszentrum Raum und Bau IRB Postfach 80 04 69, 70504 Stuttgart, Germany, 2010
[Website] [PDF] [BibTeX]
Towards a FIPA Compliant Multiagent based Middleware Architecture for Sensor Networks
Khalid Nawaz, Pablo Guerrero, Alejandro P. Buchmann
Proceedings of 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing (ISWPC 2008), IEEE, May 2008
[PDF] [BibTeX]
Building a Case for FIPA Compliant Multi- agent Based Approaches for Wireless Sensor Networks
Khalid Nawaz, Alejandro P. Buchmann
Proceedings of 1st ICST Int. Conf. on Ambient Media and Systems. Software Organization and Monitoring of Ambient Systems Workshop, ACM, Feb. 2008
[PDF] [BibTeX]

Conferences/Academic Events Attended

  • December 2013
    Embedded Software Engineering Kongress (ESE) 2013, Sindelfingen, Germany.
  • December 2012
    Embedded Software Engineering Kongress (ESE) 2012, Sindelfingen, Germany.
  • November 2012
    SPS IPC Drives 2012, Nürnberg, Germany.
  • October 2010
    Workshop "Oracle Technology Day: Geschäftsorientiertes IT-Management, Testverfahren für Anwendungen, SOA-Dienste und Datenbanken" organized by Oracle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • October 2010
    Workshop "Next Generation Datacenter: Optimize with Oracle, Improve Application Performance & Scale, Cloud Evolution-IaaS, PaaS and Applications" organized by Oracle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • August 2010
    Workshop "Oracle Database Infrastructure Technology Day" jointly organized by Oracle and Intel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • March 2009
    Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks and Cooperating Objects at Fraunhofer Institute of Computer Graphics Research IGD, Darmstadt, Germany.
  • August 2008
    GKmM Summer School on "Monitoring and Coordination Across Networked Autonomous Entities" in Ebernburg, Germany.
  • May 2008
    Third IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing (ISWPC 2008), Santorini, Greece.
  • February 2008
    First ICST International Conference on Ambient Media and Systems (Ambi-Sys '08) in Quebec, Canada.
  • November 2007
    AmI'07: European Conference on Ambient Intelligence at TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany.
  • September 2007
    Senzations'07: Summer School on Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks at Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland.
Khalid Nawaz


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+49 6151 16-6231
+49 6151 16-6229

Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt
Department of Computer Science
Databases and Distributed Systems
Hochschulstra├če 10
64289 Darmstadt

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