Steffen Bondorf
  Address   Distributed Computer Systems (DISCO) Lab
Department of Computer Science
University of Kaiserslautern
PO box 3049, 67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany
  Phone   +49.631.205.3298
  Fax   +49.631.205.3289
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  Location   Building 36, room 442




  • Performance evaluation, Deterministic Network Calculus
  • Modeling and analysis of distributed systems
  • Real-time systems
  • Wireless sensor networks


  • October 2018: I will start working with Yuming Jiang at NTNU Trondheim on October 01,
    funded by an ERCIM Fellowship.
  • Sep 2018: Meet me at CAMAD 2018 where we present a DNC paper and a DiscoDNC demo!
  • Jun - Aug 2018: I will be visiting the University of Toronto.
  • Jun 2018: Meet me at Sigmetrics 2018 from June 18 to 21.
  • Feb 2018: Meet me at MMB / WoNeCa-4 from February 26 to 28.
  • Jan 2018: I am a TPC member of the 2018 International Workshop on Network Calculus at ITC30.
  • Dec 2017: Paper accepted at MMB 2018.
  • Nov 2017 - Apr 2018: I will be at the National University of Singapore.
  • Sep 2017: Journal article in MDPI JSAN special issue on QoS in WSANs.
  • Aug 2017: Paper at IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Conference.
  • June 2017: Our SIGMETRICS paper is now available in ACM POMACS.
  • Apr 2017: Paper accepted at ACM SIGMETRICS 2017!
  • Jan 2017: 
    • Paper accepted at IEEE ICC 2017's Symposium on Communications QoS, Reliability and Modeling (CQRM).
    • I was officially awarded the status of Lecturer (Dozent) in the Department of Computer Science.
  • Nov 2016: Paper accepted at INFOCOM 2017! (see upcoming publications below)
  • Sep 2016: Paper accepted at ValueTools 2016: a guide to the analysis of multicast flows with network calculus.
  • July / Aug 2016: I defended and published my PhD thesis :-)
  • June 2016: Papers accepted at QEST 2016 and at MASCOTS 2016!
  • May 2016:
    • I was awarded a scholarship by the Carl Zeiss Foundation to pursue my research plans as a postdoc! The grant provides funding for two years of research on network calculus at the DISCO Lab.
    • I was awarded a student travel grant for ACM SIGMETRICS / IFIP Performance. Meet me there!
  • April 2016:
    • I won the Best Presentation Award at WoNeCa-3!
    • I will present a paper at MMB 2016, give a talk at WoNeCa-3, and present the CS studies in Kaiserslautern at my high school's a career day.
  • Jan 2016: Talk accepted at WoNeCa-3.
  • Dec 2015: Paper accepted at GI/ITG MMB 2016.
  • Oct 2015:
    • Paper accepted at ValueTools 2015.
    • I will be visiting Kai Lampka at Uppsala University this month.

Research Projects

Selected Publications [all] [Google Scholar] [ResearchGate]

Quality and Cost of Deterministic Network Calculus – Design and Evaluation of an Accurate and Fast Analysis (Steffen Bondorf, Paul Nikolaus and Jens B. Schmitt)In Proc. of the ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS 2017), June 2017. (acceptance rate 14.3%) [bibtex] [pdf]

Generalized Finitary Real-Time Calculus (Kai Lampka, Steffen Bondorf, Jens B. Schmitt, Nan Guan and Wang Yi), In Proc. of the 36th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2017), May 2017. (acceptance rate 21%) [bibtex] [pdf]

Generalizing Network Calculus Analysis to Derive Performance Guarantees for Multicast Flows (Steffen Bondorf and Fabien Geyer)In Proc. of the 10th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (VALUETOOLS 2016), October 2016. [bibtex] [pdf]

Boosting Sensor Network Calculus by Thoroughly Bounding Cross-Traffic (Steffen Bondorf and Jens B. Schmitt), In Proc. of the 34th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2015), April 2015. (acceptance rate 19%) [bibtex] [pdf]

The DiscoDNC v2 – A Comprehensive Tool for Deterministic Network Calculus  (Steffen Bondorf and Jens B. Schmitt), In Proc. of the 8th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (VALUETOOLS 2014) , December 2014. [bibtex] [pdf]

Pay Bursts Only Once Holds for (Some) Non-FIFO Systems (Jens B. Schmitt, Nicos Gollan, Steffen Bondorf and Ivan Martinovic), In Proc. of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2011), April 2011. (acceptance rate 16%) [bibtex] [pdf] 


I taught the Worst-Case Analysis of Distributed Systems lecture (WoCADS, 4 ECTS) in winter term 2016/17.

Supervising tutor (TA) during the following courses

  • Seminar: Distributed Computer Systems SS16
  • Project: PEDS WS14/15
  • Seminar: Software-Defined Networking WS14/15
  • Seminar: Mobile Computing WS13/14, WS11/12
  • Seminar: Distributed and Networked Systems SS14, SS11, SS10

Bio [CV]

Steffen was born in Kaiserslautern in 1986 and attended primary as well as secondary school in a small town nearby. In April 2005, Steffen started his bachelor's studies at the CS department as the first student to be admitted to the University of Kaiserslautern as a regular student before finishing secondary education. After graduating from secondary school in early 2006, he switched to studying full-time. He subsequently received his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in computer science in 2009. In 2010, Steffen was admitted to the CS department’s PhD program for talented students and started his research on performance evaluation of distributed systems at the DISCO lab. He obtained his Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in 2012. Afterwards, Steffen was a full-time PhD student at the DISCO lab until his graduation. Steffen finished his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) with distinction (summa cum laude) in July 2016. Since September 2016, Steffen is a Carl-Zeiss postdoc at the DISCO lab.

Professional Services

Reviewer for Networking '18INFOCOM '18ACM TOSNINFOCOM '17, RTAS '17MASCOTS '16Networking '16INFOCOM '16ValueTools '15INFOCOM '15ValueTools '14RTSS '14INFOCOM '14MMB&DFT '14 and others.

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