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Moving towards open, efficient and secure 6G Networks: Insights in on-going progress within the 6GEM research hub

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The 6G research hub for open, efficient, and secure mobile communications systems - 6GEM - has been estanblished with significant funding by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) based in wireless network research work by the universities of Aachen, Bochum, Dortmund, and Duisburg-Essen, research institutes of the Fraunhofer and Max Planck Societies located in NRW and the institutitues of the universities of Erlangen und Ilmenau.

In this 5G.NRWeek session, we would like to offer you an overview into the application and practice-oriented research of NRW-specific 6G research activities. You can expect an exciting program with contributions from the central 6GEM sites, deep insights into first research results and exposed 6G test sites established in NRW, whose goal is to demonstrate the added value of future 6G systems for societally and industrially highly relevant use cases.


14.00h Welcome and introduction
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Wietfeld, TU Dortmund, CC5G.NRW | 6GEM

Topical Insights (20 min each including discussions)

14.10h 6G PHY: Meta-wireless diagnostics, testing and troubleshooting for 6G R&D
Prof. Dr. Haris Gačanin, RWTH Aachen | 6GEM Coordinator

14.30h 6G Radio Access: Integrating Intelligent Reflective Surfaces
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Aydin Sezgin, Ruhr-Universität Bochum | 6GEM

14.50h  6G Networking: KI-supported Dynamic Network Slicing for mixed-critical 6G Services
Dr.-Ing. F. Kurtz, TU Dortmund-CNI | 6GEM

15.10h 6G THz: Prospects and Technologies for Mobile Terahertz 6G Communications
Prof. Dr. Andreas Stöhr, Universität Duisburg-Essen | 6GEM

15.30h 6G Joint Comm & Sensing for the Next-Generation Operating Room
Dr.-Ing. Gerd vom Bögel, Fraunhofer IMS, Duisburg | 6GEM

15.50h Wrap-up & Outlook
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Wietfeld, TU Dortmund, CC5G.NRW | 6GEM

16.00h End-of-Session

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).