Flor Álvarez

Flor Álvarez



Telephone: +49 6151 16-25477

Fax: +49 6151 16-25471

Office: S2|20

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Department of Computer Science
Secure Mobile Networking Lab
Pankratiusstraße 2
64289 Darmstadt

Research Interests

  • Key Establishment in mobile ad hoc networks
  • Emergency communication
  • Delay-tolerant networks
  • Secure routing

Open Theses

  • 2018/07/25

    Evaluating Bluetooth as a Link Layer Technology for Energy-Constrained Ad hoc Networks

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    Master Thesis, Bachelor Thesis

    Supervisor: Flor Álvarez

Ongoing Theses

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Supervised Theses


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Putz, Florentin ; Álvarez, Flor ; Classen, Jiska (2020):
Acoustic Integrity Codes: Secure Device Pairing Using Short-Range Acoustic Communication.
In: WiSec 2020: 13th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks, virtual Conference, July 08.-10., S. 31-41, ISBN 978-1-4503-8006-5,
DOI: 10.1145/3395351.3399420,
[Online-Edition: https://wisec2020.ins.jku.at/],
[Conference item]

Hessel, Frank ; Almon, Lars ; Álvarez, Flor (2020):
ChirpOTLE: A Framework for Practical LoRaWAN Security Evaluation.
In: WiSec 2020: 13th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks, virtual Conference, July 08.-10., 2020, S. 306-316, ISBN 978-1-4503-8006,
DOI: 10.1145/3395351.3399423,
[Online-Edition: https://wisec2020.ins.jku.at/accepted-papers/],
[Conference item]

Álvarez, Flor (2020):
Secure device-to-device communication for emergency response.
Darmstadt, Technische Universität Darmstadt, DOI: 10.25534/tuprints-00011486,
[Online-Edition: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/11486],
[PhD thesis]


Álvarez, Flor ; Hollick, Matthias (2019):
Sea of Lights: Practical Device-to-Device Security Bootstrapping in the Dark.
IEEE, In: 43rd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Chicago, IL, USA, 1-4 Oct. 2018, DOI: 10.1109/LCN.2018.8638102,
[Online-Edition: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8638102],
[Conference item]

Almon, Lars ; Álvarez, Flor ; Kamp, Laurenz ; Hollick, Matthias (2019):
The King is Dead Long Live the King! Towards Systematic Performance Evaluation of Heterogeneous Bluetooth Mesh Networks in Real World Environments.
In: 2019 IEEE 44nd Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Osnabrück, 14-17 Oktober 2019, [Conference item]

Álvarez, Flor ; Almon, Lars ; Radtki, Hauke ; Hollick, Matthias (2019):
Bluemergency: Mediating Post-disaster Communication Systems using the Internet of Things and Bluetooth Mesh.
In: 9th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE GHTC 2019), Seattle, WA, 17-20, Oktober, 2019, [Conference item]

Álvarez, Flor ; Almon, Lars ; Hahn, Ann-Sophie ; Hollick, Matthias (2019):
Toxic Friends in Your Network: Breaking the Bluetooth Mesh Friendship Concept.
In: Security Standardisation Research Conference 2019 (ACM CCS Workshop), London, UK, 11.November 2019, [Conference item]


Almon, Lars ; Álvarez, Flor ; Lieser, Patrick ; Meuser, Tobias ; Schaller, Fabian (2018):
Ad-Hoc-Kommunikation – Gesellschaftlich wünschenswert, rechtlich ungeregelt.
In: DuD-Fachbeiträge, In: Die Fortentwicklung des Datenschutzes, Vieweg, Wiesbaden, Springer, S. 77-98, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-23727-1_5,
[Book section]

Álvarez, Flor ; Almon, Lars ; Lieser, Patrick ; Meuser, Tobias ; Dylla, Yannick ; Richerzhagen, Björn ; Hollick, Matthias ; Steinmetz, Ralf (2018):
Conducting a Large-scale Field Test of a Smartphone-based Communication Network for Emergency Response.
In: CHANTS '18 - 13th Workshop on Challenged Networks, Neu Delhi, India, October 29, 2018, S. 3-10, DOI: 10.1145/3264844.3264845,
[Online-Edition: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3264845],
[Conference item]


Gardner-Stephen, Paul ; Challans, Romana ; Lakeman, Jeremy ; Bettison, Andrew ; Lloyd, Matthew ; Lieser, Patrick ; Steinmetz, Ralf ; Álvarez, Flor (2017):
Productizing Humanitarian Telecommunications Research: A Case Study of the Serval Mesh Extender.
In: IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), IEEE, [Conference item]

Lieser, Patrick ; Álvarez, Flor ; Gardner-Stephen, Paul ; Hollick, Matthias ; Böhnstedt, Doreen (2017):
Architecture for Responsive Emergency Communication Networks.
In: IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), IEEE, [Conference item]

Fomichev, Mikhail ; Álvarez, Flor ; Steinmetzer, Daniel ; Gardner-Stephen, Paul ; Hollick, Matthias (2017):
Survey and Systematization of Secure Device Pairing.
In: IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, PPS. 1, DOI: 10.1109/COMST.2017.2748278,


Álvarez, Flor ; Gardner-Stephen, Paul ; Hollick, Matthias (2016):
Maintaining both availability and integrity of communications: Challenges and guidelines for data security and privacy during disasters and crises.
In: Proceedings 6th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), IEEE, Seattle, WA, USA, Oct 17, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019, DOI: 10.1109/GHTC.2016.7857261,
[Online-Edition: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7857261],
[Conference item]

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  • Lecture Allgemeine Informatik I
    • SS 2015
    • SS 2016
  • Seminars on Networking, Security, Mobility, and Wireless Communications
    • SS 2015
    • WS 2015/16
    • SS 2016
  • Lab/Project Secure Mobile Networking
    • SS 2016

Short Biography

Flor Álvarez received her diploma degree in electrical engineering and information networks from the Escuela Politecnica Nacional, Ecuador, and her master degree in information technologies from Hochschule Mannheim. She started working at SEEMOO in October 2014. The motivation for her research is to help the general population in times of crisis such as large-scale natural or man-made disasters. Therefore goal of her research is to study in how far networks for emergency response can be build from available general purpose devices such as smartphones.