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Colloquium in honor of Eberspächer

A scientific colloquium in honor of Jörg Eberspächer was held at Technische Universität München on December 7, 2012. Eberspächer founded the Institute of Communication Networks in 1990 and retired as professor emeritus some weeks ago. The responsibilities were handed over to his successor, Wolfgang Kellerer, a PhD graduate of Eberspächer and then senior manager at DOCOMO Euro-Labs.

Eberspächer appointed as honorary member of the LKN Oldies

Eberspächer appointed as honorary member of the LKN Oldies

In appreciation of their work, they were both named an honorary member of the institute’s alumni association. About 200 invited guests from academia and industry attended the ceremonial act.

Besides a number of addresses given by the university president, Wolfgang A. Herrmann, the dean, Markus-Christian Amann, and former colleagues, the program included six invited keynote talks.

Bettstetter talking about autonomous microdrones

Bettstetter talking about autonomous microdrones

Adam Wolisz (Berlin, Berkeley) talked about new, innovative business models for mobile communications. Christian Bettstetter (Klagenfurt) gave an introduction to autonomous networked microdrones, and Andreas Kirstädter (Stuttgart) talked about “the network for the cloud.” Hartmut Raffler (formely Siemens) and Heinrich Arnold (Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs) both gave an industry perspective on technological and social trends in communication networks. Hans-Joachim Grallert (Fraunhofer HHI) discussed the value of applied research and development. Finally, Wolfgang Kellerer presented his future research portfolio.

Download PDF Download slides: Autonomous networked microdrones by Christian Bettstetter

(Photos by N. Alt, F. Brandi da Silva with kind permission from J. Eberspächer)