Lieven Trappeniers

Antwerp, Belgium

Research Interests


Lieven Trappeniers is leading the Real-Time Information Processing  research group in Nokia Bell Labs. This software & systems research group focuses on the programmability and efficient deployment of stream-intensive services (incl. IoT/M2M platform research) as well as on new techniques to make workflow based services more flexible and adaptive.

The research group is located in Antwerp (Belgium) and Murray Hill (US).

Lieven joined Alcatel's Research & Innovation division in 2000 and his early research focused on CPE service platforms and broadband service selection. Later on, as his research moved from the network layers up to the application and end-user experience layer, his work addressed the next-generation of broadband family applications, with particular focus on new ways for users to interact with media and communication. Lieven led the team within Alcatel that created AmigoTV, a social TV application. 

Lieven continued his IoT research, leading a multi-disciplinary research team (with computer scientists, product designers, a sociologist and usability engineers). This resulted in the TouchaTag IoT start-up, Casensa (a prototype for assisted living for elderly, and SenseTale (a Do-it-Yourself (DiY) IoT platform for non-technical users to create applications for their connected devices).

More recently, Lieven’s "Real-Time Information Processing " research group in Bell Labs launched World Wide Streams (www.worldwidestreams.io), a distributed agile stream processing platform, aimed to be for streams what the WWW is for static data. 


PhD in Physics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2000
MSc in Physics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1994