Finn Arve Aagesen (finnarve(ft)


Professor at Department of  Telematics at the

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU),
Norwegian delegate to IFIP TC6,
NTNU representative in EUNICE (European University and Company Network For Information and Communication Technology),
Norwegian Execom member in ERCIM (European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics),

Program Chairman  of  EUNICE 2010 (EUNICE and IFIP TC6.6 International workshop on Networked Services and Applications – Engineering, Control and Management)

Program Committee member of  SERENE’10 (International Workshop on Software Engineering of Resilient Systems)

Program Committee member of  MENS'10 (IEEE International Workshop on Management of Emerging Networks and Services)

Program Committee member of  ICUMT 2010 ( IEEE International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems)

Program Committee member of ITU’s  Kaleidoscope 2010

Program Committee member of  WMCNT’10 (IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing and Networking Technologies)   

Research background and interests

My research goes back to my MSc.thesis on routing algorithms for packet switched networks in 1972. After a Ph.D. period related to telephone subscriber traffic models and model parameter estimation by measurements, I participated in the Packet Satellite Program part of ARPAs Internet activities doing simulations and measurements on the CPODA protocol in the period 1977-79.


My present research topic is “Adaptable Service Systems”. Adaptable service systems are service systems that are able to adapt dynamically to changes in time and position related to Users, Nodes, Capabilities, Status, and changed Service Requirements and Policies.  The research is related to the TAPAS architecture and platform. (TAPAS = Telematics Architecture for Play-based Adaptable Systems).


Present Ph.D. student are: Patcharee Thongtra. Ph.D students graduated as a part of  TAPAS project are 

Mazen Shia Malek, Shanshan Jiang and Paramai Supadulchai .

            For publications see: Publications/reports .


TTM 4100: Communication - Services and Networks

TTM4128:  Network and Service Management



Office: A-263
E-mail: finnarve(ft)
Phone: +47 73594332    Fax: +47 73556973   Mobile Phone:
S-mail: Department of Telematics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology,

N-7034 Trondheim-NTNU, NORWAY.
Address in Norwegian: Institutt for telematikk (ITEM), Norges Teknisk Vitenskapelige

Universitet (NTNU), 7034 Trondheim, Norge.

Private interests

  • Athletics, nature sensations, cottage at Kvikne. Previous owner of the Gordon Setter "Syrah" (2/6-1991 - 3/3-2005)
  • Wine and food: Former president of Trondheim Wine Society "Ganymedes", Member of Trønderske Vinforum, Leader of Norwegian Organoleptic Society.
    Favorite wine style are the flor wines from Jura, Tokay and Jerez. However high quality reductive red and white wines from France, Spain, Italy and Portugal are also swallowed. Please try: Cod accompanied by high quality White Burgundy, "Fois Gras" by Szamorodny or Vin Jaune, and Nut Cake and/or Cloud Berries by Tokay Aszu 5 Puttonios.
  • Thailand with its Tom Kha Khai, Gong Tod Gratiem and Kaov Niaw Mamuang or expressed in Thai: ผมชอบประเทศไทยที่มีอาหารอร่อยมากที่สุดในโลก เช่นว่า ต้มข่าไก่ กุ้งทอดกระเทียม และ ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง เป็นต้น

Updated:  August 2010.  E-mail: finnarve(ft)