The Communication Systems Research Group CSG at the Department of Informatics (Institut für Informatik, IfI) of the University of Zurich, UZH, Switzerland was founded in September 2004.

CSG's key mission is to establish excellent research in communications, addressing communication mechanisms for charging, accounting, mobility, security, while considering Telecommunication economics, network management, and highly-decentralized systems as major pillars of today's communications in the Internet. Secondly, the CSG is committed to provide a full and up-to-date teaching curriculum on networks and communications for undergraduate and graduate students, partly in conjunction with other groups at IfI.


The research group includes about ten people (Ph.D. Students, Senior Researchers, PostDocs) and approximately 15 MA/BA students. The CSG works in a number of highly relevant communication research areas of today, especially Blockchains and Overlay Networks, Internet-of-Things, Security, and their various integration aspects embedded in terms of Network and Service Management. All this expertise is based on previous work on charging and accounting for services and applications, cloud supporting services, economic network management, underlay-to-overlay cooperation, peer-to-peer systems, and monitoring.

General Information

Head of Group: Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller Phone: +41 44 635 6710
Secretary: Karin Sigg Phone: +41 44 635 4549
    Fax: +41 44 635 6809

Postal Address

University of Zurich
Department of Informatics (IFI), CSG BIN
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich


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