Press Report

Prof. Andreas Knopp,

Nationaler Workshop für behördliche Satellitenkommunikation

Published by Chair of Signal Processing,
Universität der Bundeswehr München, Oct 14, 2015

12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015: The Institute of Information Technology, Chair of Signal Processing of the Universität der Bundeswehr München (UniBwM) hosted successfully the first workshop on governmental satellite communications (GOSATCOM). GOSATCOM is a new networking and discussion forum bringing together industry, governmental institutions and academia, and was held from 12th to 14th October. This three day event fosters the information exchange in all topics of governmental and military satellite communications (SATCOM) including the latest technology developments, applications and user experiences. Prof. Andreas Knopp, General Chair of GOSATCOM and Chair of Signal Processing, and Prof. Merith Niehuss, president of the Universität der Bundeswehr München, were proud to welcome over 120 participants from all stakeholders of governmental and military SATCOM in the main auditorium (Audimax) of the UniBwM.
GOSATCOM attracted 40 submissions, from which 30 have been selected by the program committee. The keynote speeches from Colonel Wilfried Haverkamp, Betriebszentrum IT-System der Bundeswehr, and Prof. Dr. Arne Jacob, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, summarized experiences and future challenges in military satellite communications, and the latest advances in circuit design for space applications, respectively. With contributions from the European Space Agency, the German Aerospace Center, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, and numerous industrial presentations, this new event underlines its claim to enhance the discussion and information exchange between the governmental, industrial and scientific communities.
We would like to thank our organizing team, technical program committee, as well as all presenters, speakers and contributors for making this workshop a great success. Many thanks go also to our industrial sponsors, without whom this event would not have been possible. It was a pleasure meeting you all in Munich! We are looking forward to welcoming you again at GOSATCOM 2017.