Ulm University is a public university in the city of Ulm, in the South German state of Baden-Württemberg, one of the economically strongest regions of Europe with more than 11 million inhabitants. The university was founded in 1967 and focuses on natural sciences, medicine, engineering sciences, mathematics, economics and computer science. It is regarded one of the best universities in the world in the field of Optoelectronics, RF Circuit Design and Microelectronics. It ranks among the top universities in Germany for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
In RECAP Ulm University is represented by the Institute for Information Resource Management (OMI). The institute is a member of the Electric Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology Faculty and fully engaged in the teaching curriculum. It further has a strong research and development background in embedded and parallel systems, as well as in clouds and distributed systems.
The institute is closely connected to the central service unit communication and information centre (Kommunikations- und Informationszentrum – kiz) of Ulm University responsible for all IT services, media services, digitial printing and the university library. Both the institute as well as the central service unit are directed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Wesner. Finally, the institute has a strong link to BelWü, the ISP of all universities, universities of applied sciences, and schools in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg.
UULMs role in the project is be three-fold: First, they are functioning as a project coordinator. This includes all aspects of project administration and communication between the project partners.
Second, UULM continue operating their infrastructure and offer to use it as a testbed for all partners. The close relationship with BelWü (cf. letter of intent) allows UULM to not only offer an intra data-centre like setting, but also to credibly emulate WAN-based access to provide a wide-area network and imitate a fog computing scenarios. Moreover, UULM contributes to the definition of application models and plans to extend its Cloudiator toolset to support the application and load models developed in the project.
Finally, UULM will provide a comprehend monitoring solution for large infrastructures, researched and developed in previous EC funded projects, and extend it to match the requirements of the RECAP project.