T-Mobile, IBM, Kabel Baden-Württemberg and juwi – cross –sector experts meeting on “Intelligent Communication” at the fourth conference of the GIP Research Institute.
“Facing a rising complexity in networks and services, communications need smartness for delivering additional value to the user”. With these words, Dr. Bernd Reifenhäuser, president of the institute, describes the motivation for the 2008 GIP Research Institute Xyna-Conference on October 28th.
The GIP Research Institute is responsible for the concepts and software of the Xyna Factory – the innovation platform for next-generation service automation in smart telecom and power networks. Why this smartness is not only necessary in telecom networks, but also in future power networks (Smart Grid) and future electric mobility networks, is one of the questions which will be discussed at the conference. Experts from worldwide leading companies will contribute their visions of smart networks.Eamon Heskin from T-Mobile International speaks about “self-organizing networks”, which will play an important role within the next mobile network generation, the so-called “Long Term Evolution”.
How to develop and produce innovative, user-oriented services on smart networks is the topic of Andreas Werner, director of IBM’s Next Generation Network Competence Center in Frankfurt. Ludwig Modra, responsible for networks and technology at Kabel Baden Württemberg, will speak about the cable network provider’s role within future network environments. With their huge bandwidth potential, they are predestinated for innovative integrated multimedia services. Dr. Ronald Große, project leader for solar mobility at juwi and Dr. Alexander Ebbes, vice president of the GIP Research Institute, will present an approach for integrating smart communication solutions in electric mobility networks.
The juwi group (www.juwi.de) is one of the leading companies in the field of renewable energies in Germany. GIP and juwi are united by a research collaboration concerning electric mobility within the scope of the newly established “Smart Grid/ Telematics” division.
The lectures and presentations, which are completed by discussion forums, are mostly about the versatile challenges and requirements of smart communication, as well as innovation and development approaches. The suggestions found during the discussions and the festive evening event offer a valuable inspiration for the development and operation of smart communication solutions in the future.