Chair of Computer Networks and Computer Communications
Dipl. Inf. Michael Niedermeier

Dipl. Inf. Michael Niedermeier

Michael Niedermeier

Michael Niedermeier
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Raum: ITZ/IH 150
Innstraße 43
Lehrstuhl für Informatik mit Schwerpunkt Rechnernetze und Rechnerkommunikation


Diploma: "Subjective assessment of the MPEG-4 scalable video CODEC". University of Passau, Germany, 2009.


Functional safety
Security and safety in critical infrastructures (smart grid)
Resilient communication infrastructures for reliable smart grid communications
Energy efficient security




(Co-)Supervised Theses:
  • Bachelor Thesis: F. Förg, "Understanding and countering injection attacks", August 2010
  • Master Thesis: Edwin Jimenez Hosoomel, "Development of an integrated overall security solution for Smart Grid Home Area Networks and Control Systems", April 2012
  • Master Thesis: Maximiliane Zirm, "Analysis of weaknesses in SCADA systems in the Smart Grid, relevant security technologies and their application in practice", December 2013
  • Master Thesis: Martin Josef Steidele, "Virtualization of Smart Grid Gateways", July 2015
  • Master Thesis: Claudia Hillmann, "Reliability Simulation for Smart Grid Environments", November 2015


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Journal articles:

Anna Volkova, Michael Niedermeier, Robert Basmadjian and Hermann De Meer
Security Challenges in Control Network Protocols: A Survey
IEEE Communications Surveys Tutorials, :1-1
ISSN: 1553-877X
Zhiyuan Sui, Michael Niedermeier and Hermann De Meer
TAI: A Threshold-based Anonymous Identification Scheme for Demand-Response in Smart Grids
Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on, 9(4):3496-3506
ISSN: 1949-3053
Michael Niedermeier and Hermann De Meer
Constructing Dependable Smart Grid Networks using Network Functions Virtualization
Journal of Network and Systems Management, 24(3):449--469
ISSN: 1064-7570
Michael Niedermeier, Xiaobing He, Hermann De Meer, Carsten Buschmann, Klaus Hartmann, Benjamin Langmann, Michael Koch, Stefan Fischer and Dennis Pfisterer
Critical Infrastructure Surveillance Using Secure Wireless Sensor Networks
Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, 4(4):336--370
ISSN: 2224-2708
Xiaobing He, Michael Niedermeier and Hermann De Meer
Dynamic key management in wireless sensor networks: A survey
Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 36(2):611--622
Andreas Berl, Michael Niedermeier, Andreas Fischer, David Hutchison and Hermann De Meer
Virtual Energy Information Network: A Resilience Perspective
e&i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, 130(4):121--126
ISSN: 0932-383X

Note: Special Issue on 'Smart Grid and Security'; The final publication is available at

Contributions to books:

Zhiyuan Sui, Michael Niedermeier and Hermann De Meer
RESA: A Robust and Efficient Secure Aggregation Scheme in Smart Grids
In Erich Rome, Marianthi Theocharidou and Stephen Wolthusen, editor,
page 171--182.
Publisher: Springer, Cham
ISBN: 978-3-319-33331-1

Book chapters:

Andreas Berl, Michael Niedermeier and Hermann De Meer
Smart Grid Considerations - Energy Efficiency vs. Security
In Ali Hurson, editor,
Green and Sustainable Computing: Part II
Volume 88 of Advances in Computers
Pages 159--198.
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.,

Conference and workshop papers:

Joerg Benze, Andreas Berl, Kai Daniel, Guenther Eibl, Dominik Engel, Andreas Fischer, Ulrich Hofmann, Andreas Kiessling, Stefan Koepsell, Lucie Langer, Hermann De Meer, Christian Neureiter, Michael Niedermeier, Thomas Pfeiffenberger, Michael Pietsch and Armin Veichtlbauer
VDE-Positionspapier Energieinformationsnetze und -systeme (Smart Grid Security)
VDE-Kongress Smart Cities
Publisher: VDE,
Benjamin Langmann, Michael Niedermeier, Hermann De Meer, Carsten Buschmann, Michael Koch, Dennis Pfisterer, Stefan Fischer and Klaus Hartmann
MOVEDETECT --- Secure Detection, Localization and Classification in Wireless Sensor Networks
In Sergey Balandin, Sergey Andreev and Yevgeni Koucheryavy, editor, Internet of Things, Smart Spaces, and Next Generation Networking - Proc. of the 13th Int'l Conf. on Next Generation Wired/Wireless Advanced Networking (NEW2AN 2013) Volume 8121 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) , page 284--297.
Publisher: Springer Verlag,
ISBN: 978-3-642-40315-6

Note: The final publication is available at (2013)

Maximiliane Zirm and Michael Niedermeier
The future of homomorphic cryptography in Smart Grid applications
Proc. of the 3rd IEEE Germany Student Conference Passau 2012
Nikos Fotiou, Giannis F. Marias, George C. Polyzos, Pawel Szalachowsk, Zbigniew Kotulski, Michael Niedermeier, Xiaobing He and Hermann De Meer
Towards Adaptable Security for Energy Efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks
Proc. of the 28th meeting of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF 2012)
Publisher: Wireless World Research Forum,
Michael Niedermeier, Nasir Ali, Hermann De Meer, Helmut Hlavacs, Thomas Treutner, Laurent Lefevre, Jean-Patrick Gelas and Iordanis Koutsopoulos
Energy monitoring and its impact on individual user privacy
Proc. of the 4th Future Internet Cluster Workshop (FICW 2011)
Harald Hauff, Michael Niedermeier, Martin Muench and Hermann De Meer
IT-Sicherheit -- eine Kompetenzpartnerschaft fuer die Wirtschaft
In Hermann De Meer and Ralph Herkenhoener, editor, Sicherheit mit und ohne Netz - Proc. of IT-Sicherheit am Donaustrand 2009 , page 17--21.
Publisher: Karl Stutz Verlag,
ISBN: 978-3888493423
Muhammad Ali, Michael Niedermeier and Hermann De Meer
Modeling virtualized infrastructures under security constraints
Proc. of the Euro-NF Int'l Workshop on Traffic and Congestion Control for the Future Internet (EuroNF-TCCFI 2011) , page 5--6.
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