Dr. Marc-Oliver Pahl

Research Associate
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Postal address

  • Institut für Informatik der
  • Technischen Universität München
  • Lehrstuhl I8
  • Boltzmannstr. 3
  • 85748 Garching bei München - Germany


  • Tel: +49 89 28918004, SIP: +49 89 907788404
  • Fax: +49 89 289 - 18033
  • e-Mail: pahlAtnet.in.tum.de
  • Building/Room: MI Building, 03.05.059

Consultation hours

Tue 13-16 by confirmed appointment via mail

CV research publications teaching funded projects fun projects students open thesis topics/ positions

Marc-Oliver Pahl is a researcher and lecturer at Technische Universität München. He leads the Smart Space Orchestration research team at the chair of Network Architectures and Services. His current research targets making Pervasive Computing become reality for “the masses”. Major challenges for realizing software orchestration of smart spaces are semantically connecting, and managing distributed smart devices and services.

During his PhD he developed the Distributed Smart Space Orchestration System (DS2OS), which structures and facilitates the creation of services that implement Pervasive Computing scenarios. The design of DS2OS provides a basis for crowdsourced software development for smart spaces, complementing the hardware maker culture that is currently emerging with platforms such as the Arduino.

Marc-Oliver Pahl studied Informatics at the Universität Tübingen with emphasis on computer networks, computer graphics, and media science. In 2008 he joined the Network Architectures and Services group at Technische Universität München where he finished his PhD with highest honor in 2014.

In 2003, Marc-Oliver Pahl created one of the first eLearning-supported hands-on labs in Germany. He developed a special blended learning concept for supporting and motivating students in their learning. Until 2014 more than 1200 students practically acquired basic and advanced networking skills in his lab courses. In 2013 he received the Ernst Otto Fischer teaching price from Technische Universität München.


2018-04-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, Lorenzo Donini, “Securing IoT Microservices with Certificates,” in Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), Apr. 2018. [Pdf] [Bib]
2018-04-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, Francois-Xavier Aubet, Stefan Liebald, “Graph-Based IoT Microservice Security,” in Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), Apr. 2018. [Pdf] [Bib]
2018-04-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, Markus Loipfinger, “Machine Learning as a Reusable Microservice,” in Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), Apr. 2018. [Pdf] [Bib]
2018-03-01 François-Xavier Aubet, Marc-Oliver Pahl, Stefan Liebald, Mohammad Reza Norouzian, “Graph-based Anomaly Detection for IoT Microservices,” in Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM), Mar. 2018. [Pdf] [Bib]
2017-01-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, “The iLab Concept: Making Teaching Better, at Scale,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 55, no. 11, pp. 178–185, 2017. [Url] [Pdf] [DOI] [Bib]
2016-05-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, Georg Carle, Gudrun Klinker, “Distributed Smart Space Orchestration,” in Network Operations and Management Symposium 2016 (NOMS 2016) - Dissertation Digest, May 2016. [Pdf] [Bib]
2015-05-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, “Data-Centric Service-Oriented Management of Things,” in 14th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM 2015), Ottawa, Canada, May 2015. [Pdf] [Bib]
2014-06-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, “Distributed Smart Space Orchestration,” PhD thesis, Technische Universität München, München, Jun. 2014. [Pdf] [Bib]
2014-05-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, Georg Carle, “Crowdsourced Context-Modeling as Key to Future Smart Spaces,” in Network Operations and Management Symposium 2014 (NOMS 2014), May 2014. [Pdf] [Bib]
2013-10-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, Heiko Niedermayer, Holger Kinkelin, Georg Carle, “Enabling Sustainable Smart Neighborhoods,” in 3rd IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability 2013 (SustainIT 2013), Palermo, Italy, Oct. 2013. [Pdf] [Bib]
2013-09-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, “The iLab experience - a blended learning hands-on course concept.” EU Tempus Event for the Modernisation of Higher Education (invited talk), München, Sep-2013. [Pdf] [Bib]
2013-09-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, Georg Carle, “Taking Smart Space Users Into the Development Loop,” in UbiComp 2013 Adjunct (HomeSys 2013), Zürich, Switzerland, Sep. 2013. [Pdf] [Bib]
2013-01-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, Georg Carle, “The Missing Layer - Virtualizing Smart Spaces,” in 10th IEEE International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services 2013 (MUCS 2013), San Diego, USA, 2013, pp. 139–144. [Pdf] [Bib]
2011-12-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, “One Cloud for All - Virtual Revolution?” Dagstuhl Report on the Seminar Secure Computing in the Cloud, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, Dec-2011. [Url] [Bib]
2010-08-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, Georg Carle, “Automatic control and Management Platform (ACMP).” Demo at IPTComm 2010, Munich, Germany, Aug-2010. [Url] [Bib]
2010-03-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, Andreas Müller, Mario Schuster, Thomas Luckenbach, Christoph Niedermeier, Juergen Reichmann, “AutHoNe - Autonomic Networking.” Celtic News, Mar-2010. [Bib]
2009-12-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, Christoph Niedermeier, Mario Schuster, Andreas Müller, Georg Carle, “Knowledge-Based Middleware for Future Home Networks,” in IEEE IFIP Wireless Days conference Paris, Paris, France, Dec. 2009. [Url] [Pdf] [Bib]
2009-09-01 Heiko Niedermayer, Ralph Holz, Marc-Oliver Pahl, Georg Carle, “On Using Home Networks and Cloud Computing for a Future Internet of Things,” in Proc. Future Internet Symposium 2009 (FIS 2009), Berlin, Germany, Sep. 2009. [Bib]
2009-04-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl Thomas Luckenbach Mario Schuster, “An Autonomic Home Networking Infrastructure,” ERCIM News - Special theme: Future Internet Technology, no. 77, p. 41, Apr. 2009. [Url] [Bib]
2008-07-01 Georg Carle, Holger Kinkelin, Andreas Müller, Heiko Niedermayer, Marc-Oliver Pahl, Alexander König, Thomas Luckenbach, Klaus Scholl, Mario Schuster, Lasse Thiem, Leo Petrak, Markus Steinmetz, Christoph Niedermeier, Jürgen Reichmann, “Autonomic Home Networks in the BMBF project AutHoNe,” in 8th Würzburg Workshop on IP (EuroView 2008), Jul. 2008. [Bib]
2008-01-01 Marc-Oliver Pahl, “spy360.net - Webcampanoramen bis 360 Grad in HDR,” diploma thesis, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, 2008. [Pdf] [Bib]