tu-dresdenTechnische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of eleven German universities that were identified by the German government as a ‘University of Excellence’. TUD has about 37.000 students and almost 4.400 employees, 520 professors among them. TU Dresden is strong in research, offering first-rate programmes with an overwhelming diversity, with close ties to culture, industry and society. As a modern full-status university with 14 departments it offers a wide academic range. The university emphasises interdisciplinary cooperation, and encourages its students to participate early on in both teaching and research. In recognition of the TUD’s emphasis on applications in both teaching and research, leading companies have honoured the university with currently fourteen endowed chairs. The TUD prides itself for its international flavour and has partnerships with more than 70 universities worldwide.

The Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems was founded in September 1994 by an endowment of the Mannesmann Mobilfunk GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany. In the last 20 years more than 70 Ph.D. graduated successfully at the chair. During this time, chair members published more than 700 research papers and filed more than 85 patent applications. The current focus of the chair lies on physical layer systems research, with a special emphasis on wireless radio network problems (capacity and resource efficiency), wireless modems (mobile terminals and base stations), and IC implementation architectures. Of particular interest are problems and solutions that are found in a trade-off between these focus areas.

Head of Vodafone Chair is Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Gerhard Fettweis. He is coordinating three sophisticated international recognized initiatives:

  • Excellence cluster cfaed – Center for advancing electronics Dresden exploring new technologies for electronic information processing which overcome the limits of today’s predominant CMOS technology,
  • Collaborative Research Centre HAEC – Highly Adaptive Energy-Efficient Computing is carrying out research on technologies to enable computing systems with high energy efficiency without compromising on high performance,
  • 5G Lab Germany focusing on research concerning the key technologies for 5G mobile communications and its applications

The chair team contributes to 5G related research projects, e.g. 5GNOW, MiWaves, 5G-Xhaul, SUPERFLUIDITY, mmMagic.


Role in the project:

Responsible for the 5G network expert group and related public activities.
Support to the action plan for expert group. Support to the final conference organisation.