Lubeck, Germany
Lubeck, Germany

The Fachhochschule Lübeck is a university in the city of Lübeck in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. The name of the institution translates as "Lübeck University of Applied science Lübeck" in English, but in conversations and prose it is generally called by its German name or by the acronym of the German name, FHL. Wikipedia.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: SST.2010.6-2. | Award Amount: 2.05M | Year: 2011

The Communitys maritime sector must sustain and improve its competitive advantage, with the groundwork for future international competitiveness resting with high quality and innovative education and training. Employees in the maritime transport sector need innovative educational opportunities that focus on their special working conditions. The KNow-ME project addresses this need by engendering a modern image of shipping which attracts young people to maritime careers at sea and ashore and instils an awareness of the industry as a driver of EU development and an attractive employer. This can only be achieved though critical dialogue with industry on potential future developments, current and future strengths and weaknesses, and the support required to ensure a forward thinking sustainable industry. The KNow-ME consortium argues that maritime training and education requires a life-cycle approach, where demand-oriented transnational e-courses and supporting material are developed in line with industry expectations and modern lifestyles. Enhanced education and training for the industrys professions must cater for a multicultural working environment, gender neutrality and maximum accessibility independent from time and space. A modern image, career management and e-training and education will be promoted by establishing an e-portal that integrates with other e-maritime initiative developments. Implementation of the proposed education and training strategies require the support of both industry and proactive national and regional policy and practices that enhance the transparency, transferability and compatibility of training and educations standards. The KNow-ME project will establish a network of excellence in Europe, integrating experience from leading maritime research institutions. The pilot applications of e-courses developed within KNow-ME will allow for CPD, with the outcomes expected to contribute to improved living and working conditions on board vessels.


Faria J.J.,University of Leeds | Krause S.,FH Luebeck | Krause J.,Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
Behavioral Ecology | Year: 2010

Social information use is common in a wide range of group-living animals, notably in humans. We investigated social information use by pedestrians in a potentially dangerous scenario: at a road crossing. To judge a safe gap in traffic, pedestrians can use social information, such as the crossing behavior of others, and follow others across the road. We tested if pedestrians followed others in this scenario by analyzing pedestrian starting position and crossing order. First, we found that neighbors of a crossing pedestrian tended to cross before other waiting pedestrians and that this tendency was significantly higher in observed pedestrians than in a null model: a simulation in which pedestrians did not follow each other. Also, by fitting the null model, we found that on average a person was 1.5-2.5 times more likely to cross if their neighbor had started to cross. Second, we found that males tended to follow others more than females. Third, we observed that some individuals started to cross and then returned to the roadside. These individuals were more frequently found in groups and tended to start to cross relatively later than other pedestrians. These observations suggest that some of these individuals made incorrect decisions about the timing of their crossing and that this was due to social information use. Finally, we propose that the relatively small benefit of a reduced waiting time came at the cost of an increased risk of injury, making the beneficial value of social information use questionable in this context. © The Author 2010. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology. All rights reserved.


Krause J.,Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries | Krause J.,Humboldt University of Berlin | Ruxton G.D.,University of Glasgow | Krause S.,FH Luebeck
Trends in Ecology and Evolution | Year: 2010

Electronic media have unlocked a hitherto largely untapped potential for swarm intelligence (SI; generally, the realisation that group living can facilitate solving cognitive problems that go beyond the capacity of single animals) in humans with relevance for areas such as company management, prediction of elections, product development and the entertainment industry. SI is a rapidly developing topic that has become a hotbed for both innovative research and wild speculation. Here, we tie together approaches from seemingly disparate areas by means of a general definition of SI to unite SI work on both animal and human groups. Furthermore, we identify criteria that are important for SI to operate and propose areas in which further progress with SI research can be made. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Krause J.,Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries | Krause J.,Humboldt University of Berlin | Krause S.,FH Luebeck | Arlinghaus R.,Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries | And 4 more authors.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution | Year: 2013

The increasing miniaturisation of animal-tracking technology has made it possible to gather exceptionally detailed machine-sensed data on the social dynamics of almost entire populations of individuals, in both terrestrial and aquatic study systems. Here, we review important issues concerning the collection of such data, and their processing and analysis, to identify the most promising approaches in the emerging field of 'reality mining'. Automated technologies can provide data sensing at time intervals small enough to close the gap between social patterns and their underlying processes, providing insights into how social structures arise and change dynamically over different timescales. Especially in conjunction with experimental manipulations, reality mining promises significant advances in basic and applied research on animal social systems. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.


Ren Z.,Yale University | Hail M.A.,FH Luebeck | Hellbruck H.,FH Luebeck
Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 8th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing: Sensing the Future, ISSNIP 2013 | Year: 2013

In future Internet research, content centric networking (CCN) is a new promising approach. CCNx has been introduced recently as an open source protocol suite for CCN and implementation base for practical research. In wireless sensor networks (WSNs) research, data or content centric approaches like in-network processing and data aggregation are important. While the principle of CCN is a suitable approach in WSNs, the CCNx protocol suite designed for PCs is not applicable to resource-constrained WSNs. Therefore, we design, implement and evaluate a lightweight variant of a CCN protocol specifically for WSNs called CCN-WSN as a lightweight alternative to implementing IP for sensor networks. Key concepts of CCNx protocol are integrated but a variety of aspects are revised to meet the memory and computational constraints of sensor nodes and communication patterns in WSNs. E.g. the message format is simplified and some fields are omitted completely. Instead, we propose a flexible naming strategy which extends the functionality of content names to add small amount of data in interest messages. For performance evaluation a challenging time-synchronization application was implemented with CCN-WSN to demonstrate the flexibility of the approach and a comparison with a reference protocol for data dissemination called AutoCast is presented. © 2013 IEEE.


Lucas P.,Dutch Metrology Institute | Klein S.,FH Luebeck
Biomedizinische Technik | Year: 2015

In various recently published studies, it is argued that there are underestimated risks with infusion technology, i.e., adverse incidents believed to be caused by inadequate administration of the drugs. This is particularly the case for applications involving very low-flow rates, i.e., <1 ml/h and applications involving drug delivery by means of multiple pumps. The risks in infusing are caused by a lack of awareness, incompletely understood properties of the complete drug delivery system and a lack of a proper metrological infrastructure for low-flow rates. Technical challenges such as these were the reason a European research project "Metrology for Drug Delivery" was started in 2011. In this special issue of Biomedical Engineering, the results of that project are discussed. © 2015 by De Gruyter.


Oertel M.,FH Luebeck
6th International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures: Hydraulic Structures and Water System Management, ISHS 2016 | Year: 2016

Piano Key Weirs are relatively new weir structures that can be used as a flood release structure at the top of a dam or as a regular weir structure within a river system. The benefit of a PKW is an increased discharge capacity and, hence, lower free surface heads at the upstream reservoir. During the last few years, several experimental and numerical research investigations were carried out to analyze discharge coefficients for various PKW types. Therefore, numerical 3D CFD codes and small-scaled experimental models were used. To identify discharge coefficients, the Poleni formula can be used. By measuring the total discharge and the weir head, discharge coefficients can be calculated. However, results will be sensitive due to the weir head because basically the total energy head includes the velocity head. Hence, the position of the measuring point for the weir head and the associated velocity head must be selected carefully. To show the variation of results for discharge coefficients due to the measurement point and measurement accuracy, a sensitivity analysis for PKW discharge coefficients is given. Measurement data were collected from experimental models at Lübeck University of Applied Sciences' Water Research Laboratory.


Mackenroth U.,FH Luebeck
2007 European Control Conference, ECC 2007 | Year: 2015

This paper describes how modern methods on robust controller design can be applied to a simple laboratory experiment which may be used for education in an advanced course on control systems design. The pendulum dynamics are made »uncertain» by dividing the motor shaft into two parts and by combining these parts with a spring. Moreover, the dynamics of the pwm amplifier which drives the motor is completed by an electronic circuit such as an all-pass with a sufficiently high bandwidth. In the first step, a carefully designed PID controller is used to stabilize the nominal pendulum. If the spring is added, the system comes close to instability and the combination of spring and all-pass causes instability. A weighting scheme for performance and uncertainty is derived to analyze the robust stability and performance properties of the PID controller. In the second step, this weighting scheme is used to synthesize a μ controller by the D-K iteration. This controller robustly stabilizes the pendulum with the additional high frequency dynamics and has essentially the same performance properties as the PID controller for the nominal plant. It works for the very accurate simulation model as well as for the real hardware. By this way, it can be demonstrated to the students that these advanced methods bring a considerable progress even for simple control systems. © 2007 EUCA.


Kratzke N.,FH Luebeck
CLOSER 2011 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science | Year: 2011

Although cloud computing is in all mouth today it seems that there exist only little evidences in literature that it is more economical effective than classical data center approaches. Due to a performed qualitative analysis on COBIT, TOGAF and ITIL this paper postulates that cloud-based approaches are likely to provide more benefits than disprofits to IT management. Nevertheless one astonishing issue is the not often stressed ex ante cost intransparency of cloud based approaches which is a major implicit problem for IT investment decisions. This paper shows first considerations how to overcome this issue.


Kratzke N.,FH Luebeck
CLOSER 2011 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science | Year: 2011

Although cloud computing is in all mouth today it seems that there exist only little evidences in literature that it is more economical effective than classical data center approaches. Due to a performed qualitative analysis on COBIT, TOGAF and ITIL this paper postulates that cloud-based approaches are likely to provide more benefits than disprofits to IT management. Nevertheless one astonishing issue is the not often stressed ex ante cost intransparency of cloud based approaches which is a major implicit problem for IT investment decisions. This paper shows first considerations how to overcome this issue by providing considerations for a cost estimation model and corresponding architectural, usage and consumption (cost) indicators.

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