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Research days: Multi-UAV systems

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.

Panel on the future of mobile communications

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)

Panel on vehicular ad hoc networking

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)