2nd Internet Backbone Study
11-20, 11:30–12:00 (Europe/Berlin), Auditorium

The 2nd Internet Backbone Study examined various areas and effects of ongoing centralization and consolidation on the Internet infrastructure. It comprises:
* A catalog of wide-ranging Internet disruptions
* Fictitious outage scenarios
* Dependencies on international cable connections
* Developments and changes in the Internet infrastructure
* Social and economic consequences

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Markus graduated with a diploma in computer science from RWTH Aachen University. Since 2008, he has worked for the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) as a technical officer. In his job, he is engaged in various Internet-related topics on an everyday basis.

Currently he serves as co-chair for the Anti-Abuse Working Group at RIPE and is a regular participant in the IETF as well as a member of the ISOC German Chapter.

I hold the Chair of Distributed and Networked Systems at the Faculty of Computer Science at TU Dresden. My research and teaching focus on scalable, reliable, and secure Internet communication. This includes the design and evaluation of networking protocols and architectures, as well as Internet measurements and analysis. My efforts are driven by the hope of improving Internet communication based on sound research. I'm actively involved in the IETF since 2005 and co-founded multiple successful open source projects such as RIOT and RTRlib. I am a member of the Board of Advisors of BCIX and co-founded the DD-IX.

Thomas is a professer for computer networks and Internet technologies at HAW Hamburg. His
continued interests lie in the development, measurement, and analysis of large-scale distributed systems like the Internet. He serves as co-editor and technical expert in many occasions and is actively involved in the work of IETF and IRTF. Together with his group he pioneered work on an information-centric Industrial IoT and the emerging data-centric Web of Things. Thomas is a co-founder of several large open source projects and coordinator of the community developing the RIOT operating system - the friendly OS for the Internet of Things.