5th Joint Workshop with Seoul National University

After three years of intensive exchange and cooperation between members of the Seoul National University (SNU) and the Institute of Communications (INT) of TUHH, the two groups met for a last joint workshop in Seoul. After several visits in Hamburg and Seoul within these three years, a delegation of three Ph.D. students and Prof. Bauch travelled to Seoul. The workshop was held from 13th of November to 15th of November 2018. It is part of a German-Korean Partnership Program (GenKO), which is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF).

Prof. Jae Hong Lee and Prof. Byonghyo Shim hosted the fifth workshop of this German-Korean Partnership Program at SNU. In total, six interesting presentations about various fields of research, such as cooperative communication, energy harvesting, 5G, and channel coding resulted in a diverse workshop, which was instructive for everybody. The talks were accompanied by in-depth technical discussions.

Between the sessions and in the evenings, the hosts complemented the scientific program with several social events to continue the technical and inter-cultural discussions in a relaxing atmosphere. Especially during the lunch breaks, everyone enjoyed the beautiful view over Seoul and the surrounding landscape from the nicely located SNU facilities.

As a general result, all participants agreed that the partnership program was very successful since it facilitated a detailed exchange of information about technical topics as well as a better mutual cultural understanding. The established contact between the scientists will be maintained, with an option to collaboratively work on overlapping areas of research in the future.