Austria establishes a test field for 5G mobile systems. It can be used by companies and research institutes to advance their prototypes and products. The concept was presented in a press conference at the ministry for transport, innovation, and technology this week.
Professors and advisors are often asked by master and PhD students as to whether an academic career can be recommended. Christian Bettstetter and Bernhard Rinner summarized their personal perspective on the characteristics and career paths of academic jobs and give some hints for people who decide to go for academia.
Autonomously flying robots — also called small-scale unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — are more and more exploited in civil and commercial applications for monitoring, surveillance, and disaster response. For some applications, it is beneficial if a team of coordinated UAVs rather than a single UAV is employed. Multiple UAVs can cover a given area faster or take photos from different perspectives at the same time. This emerging technology is still at an early stage and, consequently, profound research and development efforts are needed.
Infineon’s CTO, Reinhard Petschacher, and the two professors Mario Huemer and Christian Bettstetter discussed about the topic of cooperation between industry and universities. How does cooperation start? How are win-win situations achieved? What are sensitive issues in such collaborations?
A panel on the future of mobile communications was held in the Lakeside Park Klagenfurt on April 1, 2008. Moderated by Christian Bettstetter, panelists discussed technology advances, business aspects, and social aspects. Panelists Hendrik Berndt (CTO, DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Munich) Michaela Greiler (PhD student, University of Klagenfurt) Mario Huemer (Professor, University of Klagenfurt) Marcus Pistauer (CEO, CISC Semiconductor Design + Consulting)
Technologies for ad hoc networking will enable car companies to include new safety and communication features into their cars. For example, efficient accident warnings are possible: Cars involved in an accident can send warning messages back over a number of other vehicles, thus avoiding motorway pileups. We could also envision person-to-person applications using ad hoc communication between vehicles (e.g., simple text messaging, game communities, or even hop-by-hop telephony). The goal of a panel at the 2005 MINEMA Summer School in Klagenfurt, Austria (July 11-15), was to discuss potential and feasible applications, technology and research challenges, visions, roadmaps, and risks of such scenarios. Each of the panelists gave a 5-10 minute statement, followed by a 20-minute discussion with questions from the audience. Panelists Moderator and Organizer: Christian Bettstetter (DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Munich, Germany) Hannes Hartenstein (University of Karlsruhe, Germany) Jean-Pierre Hubaux (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland) Timo Kosch (BMW Research and Technology, Munich, Germany) Kirsten Matheus (CarMeq, Berlin, Germany) Charles E. Perkins (Nokia Research, Mountain View, USA)