Mission and Goals
The rapid progress in wired and wireless communication technologies has fueled the tremendous success of the Internet and cellular mobile communications. With the 5th Generation Mobile Communication (“5G”), as well as with the next "6G", a global networked world across all societal and industrial disciplines is emerging that is driven by market pull and technology push and is characterized by massive R&D efforts in industry and academia.
To realize the vision of a seamlessly networked world poses great technical challenges and requires the tight cooperation of many engineering disciplines. The impact of communication technologies on other industrial fields, like transport, medical systems, media, energy systems, automation, etc., can already be seen everywhere. It will further increase in the forthcoming decades and create new opportunities for communications engineering.
The TUM Center of Competence on Communications (CoC COM) brings together unique expertise from different scientific fields to perform joint interdisciplinary research on all areas of communications system technology and its applications, e.g. communications and information theory, networking and protocols, hardware and software design, wireless, wired and optical transmission, optical, microelectronics and integrated systems, signal processing, microwave technology, multimedia communications, and application areas including Industry 4.0, audio and video processing, tactile Internet, automobile networks, as well as big data analysis.
CoC COM contributes to the creation of user-friendly, efficient, secure and dependable Next Generation Communication Systems by performing high-quality research in a broad range of fields and topics at the forefront of communication technologies and systems and in tight cooperation with national and international industry as well as national and international academic research partners. TUM-COM provides an administrative and organizational hub to bundle and foster research and education in the broad area of Communications at the Technical University of Munich.
If you are interested in the CoC COM research, please do not hesitate to contact the coordinator.
- 4th CoC Industry Day, 8 July 2022 (with slides)
- 3rd CoC COM Industry Day, July 19, 2019 (with slides)
- 2nd CoC COM Industry Day, July 13, 2018
- 1st CoC COM Industry Day, June 21, 2017 | Teaser and Posters | News
Doctoral Candidate Seminars DoCaSe (on last Fridays of the month)
Addressed to doctoral candidates to join a casual online-seminar to be held on the last Friday of each month at 4pm.
BYO - Bring Your Own - make sure you have your favourite drink in your hand while listening/chatting.
Questions and comments are welcome!
Panel: Wolfgang Utschick, Bernhard Seeber, and Klaus Diepold
- DoCaSe-2: Friday 29.01.2021 at 16:00 "Publication-based dissertation vs. Monography - what are the choices ?"
Panel: Gerhard Kramer, Andreas Blenk, Carmen Mas Machuca, and Klaus Diepold
- DoCaSe-3: Friday 26.02.2021 at 16:00 "What do I need to know about Intellectual Property, Copyright, Public License etc.?"
Panel: Wolfgang Utschick, and Klaus Diepold
- DoCaSe-4: Friday 26.03.2021 at 16:00 "Can I convert my scientific work into a start-up and if yes, how many?"
Panel: Eckehard Steinbach and Klaus Diepold
- DoCaSe-5: Friday 30.04.2021 at 16:00 "Effective supervision of thesis projects - can you spare a hint, mate?"
Panel: Klaus Diepold
- DoCaSe-6: Friday 28.05.2021 at 16:00 "Life after the completed Doctorate - Joining Industry or stay in Academia? "
Panel: Klaus Diepold, Georg Sigl and Wolfgang Utschick
Panel: Klaus Diepold, Georg Ott, Andreas Blenk and Carmen Mas Machuca
- DoCaSe-8: Friday 29.10.2021 at 16:00 "How is life as a Dr.-Ing. in industry - what is the research perspective? "
Panel: Klaus Diepold
- DoCaSe-9: Friday 26.11.2021 at 16:00 "Researching and Teaching from the Home Office - Our Experience from Pandemic Times? "
Panel: Klaus Diepold
- DoCaSe-10: Friday 25.03.2022 at 16:00 "Writing for Research Proposals and how to Handle Rejection? "
Panel: Klaus Diepold
Targeted Application Domains
The research projects carried out in CoC-COM targets technology advancement in the following interdisciplinary application domains.
- Urban Mobility and Transport
- Industry 4.0
- Automobile systems and autonomous driving
- Robotics, automation and teleoperation
- Tactile Internet
- Cyber-physical networking
- Multimedia signal processing and –communication
- Perception oriented and user centered design
- Machine learning and data analytics
- Network and data security
- Cloud computing and data storage
- Localization and navigation
Partner research institutes
- Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy (StMWi)
- 6G Life (BMBF research hub of TUM and TUDresden with more than 10 members of CoC COM)
- German Science Foundation
- DFG Post-Shannon Theoie and Implementation
- DFG Priority Program Dependable Embedded Systems
- Priority Program Compressed Sensing in Information Processing, SPP 1798
- Priority Program Cyber Physical Networking (CPN), SPP 1914
- Emmy Noether Program: Error-Correcting Coding Strategies for Data Storage and Networks
- DFG German Israeli Project Cooperation (DIP)
- DFG Software Dependability
- DFG Application-aware, SDN-based Control Architecture for Communication Networks
- DFG Model-based Analysis of future Network Architectures and their Components (MODANET)
- DFG SPP Cyber Physical Networking: Optimal Co-Design of Wireless Resource Management and Multi-Loop Networked Control
- EU Projects
- European Research Council
- ERC Starting Grant "inCREASE"
- ERC Consolidator Grant “Quantifying Flexibility in Communication Networks (FlexNets)”
- ERC Starting Grant “Haptic Communications”
- Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
- QR.X: Quantum repeaters in quantum communication networks
- NEWCOM: Coding theory and coding methods for new communication models
- Q.TOK: Quantum token theory and applications
- QuaPhySi: Quantum Physical Layer Service Integration
- 6GQT: 6G und Quantentechnologie
- QD-CamNetz: Quanten Drahtloses Campusnetzwerk
- CELTIC/BMBF AI-NET PROTECT
- BMBF/edacentrum NEEDS: 3D-Network on Chip generation and building blocks
- OptiCON (Capacity optimization of Optical Networks)
- Quantum Link Extended
- Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)
- Munich Aerospace
- TUM CoSES research center
- Huawei Joint lab Short-Reach Optical Communications (ASTRO)
Leadership in Societies
- Acatech (H. Boche)
- Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (H. Boche)
- Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (G. Kramer)
- Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (H. Boche)
- Director of the Bavarian Academic Forum (BayWISS) for Mobility & Traffic (W. Utschick)
- International Union of Radio Science, URSI, Komission B (T. Eibert, E. Biebl)
- Münchner Kreis (K. Diepold, W. Kellerer)
- Member of the Bundesnetzagentur „Wissenschaftlicher Arbeitskreis für Regulierungsfragen“ (WAR) (W. Kellerer)
- IEEE Signal Processing Society (Chair of German Chapter: W. Utschick)
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik (DEGA) (Vorstand: Seeber)
- VDE ITG Fachausschuss 4.2 “Hörakustik” (Sprecher: Seeber)
- VDE ITG Fachausschuss 5.1 "Informations- und Systemtheorie" (H. Boche, G. Kramer, W. Utschick, C. Günther, A. Wachter-Zeh)
- VDE ITG Fachausschuss 5.2 “Kommunikationsnetze und -systeme” (W. Kellerer)
- VDE ITG Fachausschuss KT3 „Optische Nachrichtentechnik" (N. Hanik)
- GI/ITG Fachausschuss 6.4 „Kommunikation und Verteilte Systeme“ (W. Kellerer)
- VDE ITG Fachausschuss 7.1 “Antennen”(T. Eibert)
- Fachausschuss „Virtuelle Akustik“ der DEGA (Co-Sprecher: Seeber)
TUM-COM offers interdisciplinary courses for students:
- Industrie 4.0 Praktikum (summer semester)
- Tactile Internet Lab (winter semester)
TUM-COM contributes (K. Diepold, W. Kellerer) to the Center for Digital Technology and Management (www.CDTM.de). The CDTM offers internationally acclaimed interdisciplinary elite study program “Technology Management” for students of all departments of TUM and LMU providing entrepreneurial education. The course program is supported by the Elite Network Bavaria (ENB) and aims at training students to understand the interplay of business/management and digital (communication) technology.
TUM-COM also has started a library of online lecture tutorials to introduce students and other that are interested in fundamentals of communication technology (add link here to those course that can go public).
For the lectures and seminars offered by the individual chairs, please see the respective websites of each member.