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Josef Noll
phone: +47 6484 4745
mobile: +47 9083 8066
twitter: @josefnoll, LinkedIn: josefnoll
University of Oslo (UiO)
University Graduate Center (UniK)
Pb 70, 2027 Kjeller, Norway
Movation AS, 0158 Oslo

Josef Noll is professor at the University of Oslo and Visionary at the Basic Internet Foundation. He envisions a world with free access to basic information (#Basic4all). He is specialist for Wireless Networks and Security. The group concentrates on the working areas mobile-based trust and authentication, personalised and context-aware service provisioning, and measurable security for the Internet of Things (IoT). He is also Head of Research in Movation, Norway's open innovation company for mobile services. He is co-founder and steering board member of the Center for Wireless Innovation Norway and Mobile Monday Norway, the Norway section of the worldwide community for nerds and professionals in mobile services.

He is project leader of the NFR funded project, and was involved in several international projects, including nSHIELD for measurable security in IoT systems, Citi-Sense-MOB for mobile air quality measurements, GravidPluss for mobile diabetes advise, and Ka-band propagation for polar regions. In the area of Internet of Things he was project leader of the Artemis pSHIELD project. Previously he was Senior Advisor at Telenor R&I in the Products and Markets group, and project leader of Eurescom's 'Broadband services in the Intelligent Home' and use-case leader in the EU FP6 'Adaptive Services Grid (ASG)' projects, and has initiated a.o. the EU's 6th FP ePerSpace and several Eurescom projects.

Prior to that he was Programme manager for the UMTS++ Mobile Broadband Access programme, co-ordinator for the beyond-UMTS co-operation with the Norwegian Technical University (NTNU), and project leader of the EURESCOM 'Public Bluetooth Access' , the 'Operator's Vision on Systems Beyond 3G' , '4G - the next frontier', the 'Advanced Service delivery', and the 'UMTS radio aspects' projects. Prior to that he was head of the 'Mobility and Personal Communications group' at Telenor R&D.

He joined UniK in 2005, and Telenor R&D in 1997, coming from the European Space Agency, where he was staff member (1993-1997) in the Electromagnetics Division of ESA ESTEC. His working areas included modeling of the surface emissivity of snow, ice and vegetation for microwave radiometry for MIRAS and MIMR, synergy of PMR and Scatterometer, and surface atmosphere interactions. He started at ESA in 1991, when he received a Research Fellowship from ESA's Research and Technology Centre, during which he was involved in modeling and measurements of soil moisture related to SAR campaigns (e.g. MAC'91, ERS/JERS'93).

He received his Dipl.-Ing. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Bochum in 1985 and 1993. He worked as a Integrated Circuit Designer in 1985 with SIEMENS in Munich, Germany and returned to the Institute for Radiofrequency at the University of Bochum as a Research Assistant from 1986 - 1990. His research involved frequency selective antenna reflector modeling, antenna measurements and microwave remote sensing of natural targets.

Publications (at Research Gate)Publications (1998 - 2014)References (1988-1997), Remote Sensing and Satellite Antennas

In 2008 he received the IARIA fellow award.

He is the General Chair of the International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users.

He is editorial board member for the International Journals

  • International Journal On Advances in Intelligent Systems, 2015-2016
  • International Journals of Smart Home (IJSH) in the period 1.3.2008-31.12.2009.
  • International Journal On Advances in Intelligent Systems, ISSN 1942-2679
  • International Journal On Advances in Networks and Services, ISSN 1942-2644
  • International Journal On Advances in Software, ISSN 1942-2628

He is Technical Programme Committee (TPC) in international conferences such as:

  • 2nd International Workshop on Measurability of Security in Software Architectures)
  • International Workshop on Cloud Computing for Internet of Things (IoTCloud 2012)
  • IEEE International Conference on Ermerging Technologies (ICET-2013, ICET-2012)
  • ICWMC 2006-2013, The International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications
  • ICCGI 2006-2013, The International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology
  • International Workshop on Trust, Security and Privacy in e-Government, e-Systems & Social Networking (eGSSN-12)
  • IEEE International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Internet of Things (IEEE SPIoT 2012)
  • International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC'08)
  • IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS’07)
  • IEEE Intern. Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2007)
  • Semantics 2005, 2006
  • The Digital Convergence Track of the FutureTech2010 Conference (
  • CAT2010, The 4th Workshop on Context-awareness and Trust
  • WESOA'06-'09 Int. Workshop on Engineering Service-Oriented Applications: Design and Composition as part of International Conference on Service Oriented Computing
  • PCAC-08, Third IEEE International Symposium on Pervasive Computing and Ad Hoc Communications (PCAC-08)
  • ICIW 2006-2010 International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services
  • GIIC'07, The First International Conference on Global Information Infrastructure, Marrakech, 2.-5.July.2007
  • Seamless Service MObility Workshop (SSMO 2007), Marrakech, 2. July 2007
  • GSEM 2006, GSEM 2007, International Conference on Grid Service Engineering and Management
  • E-Service Environments: Aspect-Oriented Techniques and Mobile Devices Workshop, Glasgow, 2008
  • 5th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Broadband Convergence Networks (BcN 2010), April 2009, Osaka
  • Eurescom Summit 2001-2005

and has been Industrial Track Chair of International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing (ATC-08), where he co-organized the Future SIM industrial workshop in June 2008.

He is reviewer of several EU FP6/FP7, referee of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, and evaluator of the EU's framework programme FP7, the Joint Undertaking (JU) Artemis, the Dutch IOP, the Austrian FIT, the Qatar National Research Fund and the Cyprus research programmes.

He is steering board member of the Internet-of-Things Value Network" in Norway, the "Semantic Web" Special Interest Groups (SIG) at the Norwegian Computer Society (Den Norske Dataforening - DND), co-editor of the Working Group 2 (WG2) White Paper "Semantic Services" and the cross-WP Outview User Profiles/Profiling for the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF).

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Ongoing Projects

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Proposed Theses

A supervisor is specified for each project. Contact the supervisor if you are interested in doing a project.

If you are not a student of a Norwegian University, please find information on remote thesis supervision here

Future Service Environments; Semantics and Ontology

Identity Management

Near-Field and Sensor Communications

NFC - Near Field Communications

Sensor Communication and Internet of Things

  • Integrate Sensors into the Telenor Objects Platform
  • Smart Grids and electrical motorcycles (eFree)
  • Sensors on trains and infrastructure of Jernbaneverket (JBV)

Radio communication

Communication in the North


Advances in Radio prediction

  • Advanced algorithms for propagation prediction
    • a) long distance
    • b) fine-grain details
  • Establish and test (radar) ray tracing for urban areas

Cognitive Radio

  • Mobile radio units communicating in agreed frequency bands
  • How to establish frequency coordination for small mobile units

Radio prediction in Oslo (Example from Astrix/Telenor)

Privacy and Digital Rights Management

- WLAN security, user behavior monitoring, passive data gathering, vulnerability tests
- Design a device domain controller and interconnect with PATS
- Cost of DRM Technologies
- A digital rights management system for home content
- Explore capabilities of current media players with focus on encryption and device domain access
- Integrate Easy Pairing with Radius

Security Usability

- Experimental Security Usability Investigations

Trust and Reputation Systems

- Robustness of reputation systems

Trusted Systems

- Integrating Trusted Computing and PKI
- Robustness of Trusted Computing in Digital Rights Management
- Trusted Systems Security Models


- The Future of Quantum Cryptography

Information Warfare

- Games Security
- Honeypots, Honeynets and Darknets
- Spam, and its negative impact on the Internet and the effectiveness of organisations
- Botnet threats and countermeasures

Security Management

- Uncertainty in Risk Analysis
- Measuring Security

Past Theses

Master Theses in 2008/2009

Master Theses in 2007/2008

Master Theses in 2006/2007

Master Thesis in 2005/2006

  • Haakon Eikenes and Thomas Halvorsen, The Mobile Phone as a Doorkeeper
  • Ola Hřiby, Use the mobile phone authentication for picture access
  • Erzsébet Somogyi and György Kálmán, HomeNetworking: (Remote) Management of Home Gateway and Remote accesss to "my" Content
  • Marianne Rustad, Service development: Using Ontology to create Semantic Web services in a commuter (tourist scenario)
  • Andreas Třnnesen, Implementation of ad hoc routing protocols
  • Fredrik Andreassen, Quality of Service in ad hoc networks
  • Sondre W. Engell, Security in mobile ad hoc networks
  • Kjersti Irene Sand, Quality of Service in ad hoc networks
  • Christina Valeur, Key Management in ad hoc networks
  • Thomas Nordli, Implementation of ad hoc routing protocols
  • Lars Strand, Distributed firewalls home page
  • Shiva Sitaula, Quality of Service in ad hoc networks

Other projects

  • Mobility in IPv6 - lab project -> ipv6lab.html
  • Implementations of routing protocols
  • Multicast in wireless networks

Categories:Networking, Identity Management, Mobile Services, DeviceProfiles, Semantics, Nordomradet, Radio, Beyond 3G, NFC,


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