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NEC Laboratories Europe

Dr. Gürkan Solmaz

Senior Researcher

Group Involvement, NEC Laboratories Europe

Data Ecosystems and Standards Group

Research Interests


Mobile computing

Cloud-edge systems for novel internet of things (IoT) applications to smart cities and smart mobility


  • Luis Roda-Sanchez, Flavio Cirillo, Gürkan Solmaz, Tobias Jacobs, Celia Garrido-Hidalgo, Teresa Olivares, Ernö Kovacs; Building a Smart Campus Digital Twin: System, Analytics and Lessons Learned From a Real-World Project; IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2023, IEEE
  • Gürkan Solmaz, Flavio Cirillo, Jonathan Fürst, Tobias Jacobs, Martin Bauer, Ernö Kovacs, Juan Ramón Santana, Luis Sánchez; "Enabling data spaces: Existing developments and challenges." In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Data Economy, pp. 42-48. 2022.
  • Gürkan Solmaz, Flavio Cirillo, Umberto Fattore; "Digital Twins in the Future Networking: A Use Case in IOWN." In 2022 IEEE 8th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), pp. 1-8. IEEE, 2022.
  • Solmaz, Gürkan, Pankaj Baranwal, and Flavio Cirillo. "Countmein: Adaptive crowd estimation with wi-fi in smart cities." In 2022 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), pp. 187-196. IEEE, 2022.
  • Aaron Ding et al. “Roadmap for Edge AI: Dagstuhl Perspective”, in ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR), Feb 2022
  • Bauer, Martin, Flavio Cirillo, Jonathan Fürst, Gürkan Solmaz, and Ernö Kovacs. "Urban digital twins–a FIWARE-based model." at-Automatisierungstechnik 69, no. 12 (2021): 1106-1115.
  • Maresca, Fabio, Gürkan Solmaz, and Flavio Cirillo. "OntoAugment: Ontology Matching through Weakly-Supervised Label Augmentation." In Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, pp. 420-425. 2021.
  • Bartoletti et al. “Location-based Analytics in 5G and Beyond” in IEEE Communications Magazine, Special Issue on Location Awareness for 5G and Beyond, Nov 2021
  • G. Solmaz, J. Fürst, S. Aytac, and F.-J. Wu “Group-In: Group Inference from Wireless Traces of Mobile Devices,” in Proc. of ACM/IEEE IPSN’20, Apr 2020.
  • Cirillo, Flavio; Cheng, Bin; Porcellana, Raffaele; Russo, Marco; Solmaz, Gürkan; Sakamoto, Hisashi; Romano, Simon Pietro; IntentKeeper: Intent-oriented Data Usage Control for Federated Data Analytics; 2020 IEEE 45th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), 2020, IEEE
  • Cirillo, Flavio; Solmaz, Gürkan; Berz, Everton Luís; Bauer, Martin; Cheng, Bin; Kovacs, Ernö; A standard-based open source IoT platform: FIWARE; IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, 2019
  • B. Cheng, J. Fürst, G. Solmaz, and T. Sanada, “Fog Function: Serverless Fog Computing for Data Intensive IoT Services,” in Proc. of IEEE SCC’19, Jul 2019
  • Solmaz, Gurkan; Wu, Fang-Jing; Cirillo, Flavio; Kovacs, Erno; Santana, Juan Ramón; Sánchez, Luis; Sotres, Pablo; Munoz, Luis; Toward understanding crowd mobility in smart cities through the internet of things; IEEE Communications Magazine, 2019, IEEE
  • Cirillo, Flavio; Wu, Fang-Jing; Solmaz, Gürkan; Kovacs, Ernö; Embracing the future internet of things; Sensors, 2019, MDPI
  • F.-J. Wu and G. Solmaz “CrowdEstimator: Approximating crowd sizes with multi-modal data for Internet-of-Things services,” in Proc. of ACM MobiSys’18, Jun 2018.
  • Cheng, Bin; Solmaz, Gürkan; Cirillo, Flavio; Kovacs, Ernö; Terasawa, Kazuyuki; Kitazawa, Atsushi; FogFlow: Easy programming of IoT services over cloud and edges for smart cities; IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2017, IEEE
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