Contact Hours

Due to the Corona pandemics, I currently do not offer regular office hours in my office. You can best reach me via email.

If you have questions related to the content of lectures, please ask them in the discussion forums of the respective Moodle courses where the exercise supervisors or I will answer in a timely way.

              

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Frank Kargl

Prof. Kargl did his PhD in 2003 and habilitation in 2009 at Ulm University. Before that, he was co-founder of  Arago and responsible for network operation and security in the computing center / KIZ of Ulm University. From end of 2009 to beginning of 2012 he was Associate Professor in the Distributed and Embedded Security (DIES) group at University of Twente in the Netherlands, afterwards until January 2016 in a new position as adjunct professor. Since February 2012, Prof. Kargl is the director of the Institute of Distributed Systems at Ulm University. From October 2013 to September 2016, he served as vice dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science, and Psychology and then as dean until September 2018. Prof. Kargl is a member of ACM, IEEE, the German Computer Association GI and its special interest groups Security and  KuVS.

Research

My research interests are in the area of mobile and self-organizing networks like Mobile Ad-hoc Networks or Vehicle-2-Vehicle communication. Another research focus is on security and privacy in IT systems. Many of my projects lie in the intersection of both, like projects on security and privacy of vehicular ad-hoc networks. Other research activities deal with security of networked embedded systems, e.g., in the context of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) or building automation systems. Yet other topics include secure cloud computing, crypto-currencies, distributed graph-based computing and many more.

Teaching

detailed listing of teaching offerings of our institute can be found here.

Administration

Prof. Kargl is currently chairing the GUC committee and member of the KIZ committee of Ulm University.

Publications

2017

196.
van der Heijden, Rens W.; Engelmann, Felix; Mödinger, David; Schönig, Franziska; Kargl, Frank
Blackchain: Scalability for Resource-Constrained Accountable Vehicle-to-X Communication
SERIAL'17: SERIAL'17: ScalablE and Resilient InfrAstructures for distributed Ledgers, December 11--15, 2017, Las Vegas, NV, USA,
December 2017
195.
van der Heijden, Rens W.; Lukaseder, Thomas; Kargl, Frank
Analyzing Attacks on Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC)
Proceedings of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VNC) (Best Paper Award),
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VNC)
Torino, Italy
Publisher: IEEE
November 2017
DOI:10.1109/VNC.2017.8275598
ISBN:978-1-5386-0986-6
File:https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.05789
194.
Lukaseder, Thomas; Hunt, Alexander; Stehle, Christian; Wagner, Denis; van der Heijden, Rens W.; Kargl, Frank
An Extensible Host-Agnostic Framework for SDN-Assisted DDoS-Mitigation
Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)
October 2017
193.
Bradatsch, Leonard; Lukaseder, Thomas; Kargl, Frank
A Testing Framework for High-Speed Network and Security Devices
Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)
October 2017
192.
Lukaseder, Thomas; Maile, Lisa; Kargl, Frank
SDN-Assisted Network-Based Mitigation of Slow HTTP Attacks
1. KuVS Fachgespräch "Network Softwarization" – From Research to Application,
1. KuVS Fachgespräch "Network Softwarization" – From Research to Application
Tübingen
12.-13.10.2017
October 2017
191.
Kleber, Stephan; Ferdinand Nölscher, Henrik; Kargl, Frank
Automated PCB Reverse Engineering
11th <prt>USENIX</prt> Workshop on Offensive Technologies, <prt>WOOT</prt> 17
Vancouver, BC, Canada
August 14-15, 2017
<prt>USENIX</prt> Association
August 2017
File:https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/woot17/woot17-paper-kleber.pdf
190.
Erb, Benjamin; Meißner, Dominik; Pietron, Jakob; Kargl, Frank
Chronograph – A Distributed Processing Platform for Online and Batch Computations on Event-sourced Graphs
Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems ,
DEBS '17
Barcelona, Spain
June 2017
DOI:10.1145/3093742.3093913
189.
Corbett, Christopher; Basic, Tobias; Lukaseder, Thomas; Kargl, Frank
A Testing Framework Architecture Concept for Automotive Intrusion Detection Systems
Proceedings of Automotive - Safety and Security 2017,
Automotive - Safety and Security
Stuttgart
2017
May 2017
188.
van der Heijden, Rens W.; Kargl, Frank
Evaluating Misbehavior Detection for Vehicular Networks
Proceedings of 5th GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication (FG-IVC 2017),
GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication
Erlangen, Germany
April 2017
File:http://fg-ivc.car2x.org/proceedings-fg-ivc-2017.pdf
187.
Erb, Benjamin; Meißner, Dominik; Habiger, Gerhard; Pietron, Jakob; Kargl, Frank
Consistent Retrospective Snapshots in Distributed Event-sourced Systems
Proceedings of the International Conference on Networked Systems 2017,
NetSys 2017
Göttingen
2017
March 2017
DOI:10.1109/NetSys.2017.7903947
186.
Kopp, Henning; Mödinger, David; Bösch, Christoph; Hauck, Franz; Kargl, Frank
PriCloud: A Distributed File Storage with Financial Incentives
Poster at 1st ForDigital Blockchain Workshop
Poster at 1st ForDigital Blockchain Workshop
February 2017
185.
Kopp, Henning; Mödinger, David; Hauck, Franz J.; Kargl, Frank; Bösch, Christoph
Design of a Privacy-Preserving Decentralized File Storage with Financial Incentives
Proc. of IEEE Security & Privacy on the Blockchain (IEEE S&B) (affiliated with EUROCRYPT 2017),
IEEE Security & Privacy on the Blockchain (IEEE S&B) (affiliated with EUROCRYPT 2017)
Paris
29 April 2017
Publisher: IEEE
2017
DOI:10.1109/EuroSPW.2017.45
ISBN:978-1-5386-2244-5
File:https://doi.org/10.1109/EuroSPW.2017.45
184.
Darcier, Marc C.; Dietrich, Sven; Kargl, Frank; König, Hartmut
Network Attack Detection and Defense (Dagstuhl Seminar 16361)
Dagstuhl Report
2017
183.
Darcier, Marc C.; König, Hartmut; Cwalinski, Radoslaw; Kargl, Frank; Sven Dietrich
Security Challenges and Opportunities of Software-Defined Networking
IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 15
2017

2016

182.
Erb, Benjamin; Kargl, Frank
Chronograph–A Distributed Platform for Event-Sourced Graph Computing
Proceedings of the Posters and Demos Session of the 17th International Middleware Conference,
Middleware '16
Trento, Italy
December 2016
DOI:10.1145/3007592.3007601
181.
Al-Momani, Ala'a; van der Heijden, Rens W.; Kargl, Frank; Waldschmidt, Christian
Exploiting Propagation Effects for Authentication and Misbehavior Detection in VANETs
Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC),
Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC)
Columbus, Ohio, USA
December 8-10
Publisher: IEEE
December 2016
180.
Kopp, Henning; Bösch, Christoph; Kargl, Frank
KopperCoin - A Distributed File Storage with Financial Incentives
Information Security Practice and Experience: 12th International Conference, ISPEC 2016, Proceedings, Page 79-93
ISPEC '16
Zhangjiajie, China
In Bao, Feng and Chen, Liqun and Deng, Robert H. and Wang, Guojun, Editor
Publisher: Springer
November 2016
DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-49151-6_6
ISBN:978-3-319-49151-6
179.
Lukaseder, Thomas; Bradatsch, Leonard; Erb, Benjamin; Kargl, Frank
Setting Up a High-Speed TCP Benchmarking Environment — Lessons Learned
Proceedings of the 41st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Page 160-163
IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)
Dubai, UAE
7.-10. November
November 2016
DOI:10.1109/LCN.2016.32
178.
Lukaseder, Thomas; Bradatsch, Leonard; Erb, Benjamin; van der Heijden, Rens W.; Kargl, Frank
A Comparison of TCP Congestion Control Algorithms in 10G Networks
Proceedings of the 41st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Page 706-714
IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)
Dubai, UAE
7.-10. November
November 2016
DOI:10.1109/LCN.2016.121
177.
Caselli, Marco; Kargl, Frank
A Security Assessment Methodology for Critical Infrastructures
Critical Information Infrastructures Security: 9th International Conference, CRITIS 2014, Limassol, Cyprus, October 13-15, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Page 332-343
9th International Conference, CRITIS 2014
Limassol, Cyprus
October 13-15, 2014
In G. Christos Panayiotou, Georgios Ellinas, Elias Kyriakides and M. Marios Polycarpou, Editor
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
October 2016
DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-31664-2_34
ISBN:978-3-319-31664-2
176.
Meißner, Dominik; Erb, Benjamin; van der Heijden, Rens W.; Lange, Kristin; Kargl, Frank
Mobile Triage Management in Disaster Area Networks Using Decentralized Replication
Proceedings of the Tenth ACM MobiCom Workshop on Challenged Networks, Page 7-12
Tenth ACM MobiCom Workshop on Challenged Networks
New York, NY, USA
October 2016
Publisher: ACM
October 2016
DOI:10.1145/2979683.2979689
ISBN:978-1-4503-4256-8
175.
Berlin, Olga; Held, Albert; Matousek, Matthias; Kargl, Frank
POSTER: Anomaly-Based Misbehaviour Detection in Connected Car Backends
2016 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC),
October 2016
DOI:10.1109/VNC.2016.7835978
174.
van der Heijden, Rens W.; Al-Momani, Ala'a; Kargl, Frank; Abu-Sharkh, Osama M.F.
Enhanced Position Verification for VANETs using Subjective Logic
Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2016-Fall,
84th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2016-Fall
Montreal
18-21 September
Publisher: IEEE
September 2016
DOI:10.18725/OPARU-4080
173.
Caselli, Marco; Zambon, Emmanuele; Amann, Johanna; Sommer, Robin; Kargl, Frank
Specification Mining for Intrusion Detection in Networked Control Systems
25th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 16), Page 791-806
25th USENIX Security Symposium
Austin
August 2016
ISBN:978-1-931971-32-4
172.
Kraft, Robin; Erb, Benjamin; Mödinger, David; Kargl, Frank
Using Conflict-Free Replicated Data Types for Serverless Mobile Social Applications
Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Workshop on Hot Topics in Planet-scale mObile computing and online Social neTworking , Page 49-54
The 8th International Workshop on Hot Topics in Planet-­scale mObile computing and online Social neTworking (HotPOST’16)
Paderborn, Germany
2016-07-05
Publisher: ACM
July 2016
DOI:10.1145/2944789.2944868
ISBN:978-1-4503-4344-2