Dr. Vivian Prinz



Research Assistant

TU Munich
Department of Informatics
Boltzmannstraße 3
85748 Garching

Office: 01.05.060
Tel.: +49 89 289 18650
Email: prinzv[at]in.tum.de


Office hours

By appointment.


My research interest currently focuses on the following areas:

  • Car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure (C2X) communication
  • Distributed information management in highly mobile environments
  • Distributed networking
  • Structured Peer-to-Peer algorithms
  • C2X simulation
  • Active safety applications based on C2X communication
  • Deployment applications based on C2X communication



Prinz V., Woerndl W., Distributed Information Management in VANETs, invited book chapter, Wiley & Sons, under review.

Woerndl W., Moegele K., Prinz V., Experiences from Integrating Collaborative Filtering in a Mobile City Guide. Mobile Computing Techniques in Emerging Markets: Systems, Applications and Services, book chapter, Idea Group Reference, January 2012.

Prinz V., Schlichter J., Schweiger B., Taniar D., The Vehicular Information Space Framework – A Comparative Study. Conference on Mobility in a Globalised World (MIGW 2011), Iserlohn, Germany, September 2011.

Bader R., Neufeld E., Woerndl W., Prinz V., Context-Aware POI Recommendations in an Automotive Scenario using Multi-Criteria Decision Making Methods. Workshop on Context-aware Retrieval and Recommendation (CaRR 2011). Colocated with the 2011 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2011), Palo Alto, California, February 2011.

Prinz V., Schlichter J., Schweiger B., The Vehicular Information Space Framework. International Conference on Future Generation Communication and Networking (FGCN 2010), Jeju Island, Korea, December 2010, Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Prinz V., Bader R., Woerndl W., Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Structured P2P Algorithm for Vehicular Communication Systems. Workshop on Cooperative Mobile Protocols and Applications (CMPA 2010). Colocated with the IEEE 6th  International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2010), Niagara Falls, Canada, October 2010.

Woerndl W., Manhardt A., Schulze F., Prinz V., Logging User Activities and Sensor Data on Mobile Devices. Mining Ubiquitous and Social Environments (MUSE 2010). Workshop co-located with the 21st European Conference on Machine Learning / 14th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD 2010) . Barcelona, Spain, September 2010.

Bader R., Prinz V., Woerndl W., Situation Awareness for Proactive In-Car Recommendations of Points-Of-Interest (POI).  Workshop on Context Aware Intelligent Assistance (CAIA 2010). Colocated with the 33rd Annual German Conference on Arificial Intelligence (KI 2010), Karlsruhe, Germany, September 2010.

Prinz V., Brocco M., Woerndl W., Distributed Information Management and Publish/Subscribe in VANETs: Requirements, State of the Art and a Novel P2P-based Approach. Journal of Mobile Multimedia, 5(2):158–180, June 2009.

Woerndl W.,  Helminger J., Prinz V., Experiences from Implementing Collaborative Filtering in a Web 2.0 Application. International Workshop on Adaptation and Personalization for Web 2.0. In connection with the first and 17th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP2009), Trento, Italy, June 2009.

Prinz V. , Eigner R., Woerndl W., Cars Communicating Over Publish/Subscribe in a Peer-to-Peer Vehicular Network. International Workshop on Vehicular Communication Technologies (VehiCom2009). Colocated with the 5th International Conference on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (IWCMC2009), Leipzig, Germany, June 2009.

Woerndl W., Muehe H., Prinz V., Decentral Item-based Collaborative Filtering for Recommending Images on Mobile Devices. In: Workshop on Mobile Media Retrieval (MMR2009). In conjunction with the 10th International Mobile Data Management Conference (MDM2009), Taipei, Taiwan, May 2009, to appear.

Prinz V., Brocco M., Woerndl W., Peer-to-Peer Algorithms for C2C Communication Systems. In: The Third International Workshop on Broadband and Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications (BWCCA2008). In conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM2008), Linz, Austria, November 2008.

Prinz, V., Woerndl W., Ortsbezogene Verwaltung von Informationen für Fahrzeug-zu-Fahrzeug-Anwendungen. 5. GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch: Ortsbezogene Anwendungen und Dienste, Nürnberg, Germany, September 2008.

Prinz, V., Fuchs, F., Ruppel, P., Gerdes, C., Southall, A., Adaptive and Fault–tolerant Service Composition in Peer–to–Peer Systems. In: 8th IFIP International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS2008), Oslo, Norway, June 2008.

Patent application EP 1 926 284 A1 Verfahren zum Bereitstellen eines Zusatzdienstes zu einem Basisdienst in einem Peer-to-Peer-Netzwerk. Gerdes, C., Prinz, V., Southall, A., 2008.

Patent application WO 2008/012305 A2 Method for providing combined services in a peer-to-peer network. Gerdes, C., Prinz, V., Southall, A., 2008.

Patent application DE 10 2006 041 868 A1 Method for providing service containing partial services in peer-to-peer network. Gerdes, C., Prinz, V., Southall, A., 2008.

Patent application WO 2006/128838 A1
Method for the content-specific search in data networks. Prinz, V., Southall, A., Rusitschka, S., 2006.

Patent application DE 10 2005 024 635 A1 Verfahren zur inhaltsspezifischen Suche in Datennetzen. Prinz, V., Southall, A., Rusitschka, S., 2006.

Affiliations & Research Activities


SS 2009: Grundlagen: Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen Übungsleitung.

WS2008/09: Grundlagen Betrebssysteme und Systemsoftware Tutorium

SS 2008: Praktikum Angewandte Software-Entwicklung.

SS 2008: Grundlagen: Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen Tutorium.

WS 2007/08: Grundlagen Betrebssysteme und Systemsoftware Tutorium