IEEE ICC 2009 in Dresden
A tradition of innovation.
The prestigious “International Conference on Communications” of the IEEE has been held in Dresden, Germany,
from June 14-18, 2009. This was the first time that IEEE ICC was hosted in Germany!
Since 1965 the IEEE ICC is one of
the flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society. It brings together the world's
leading scientists from academia and industry. Recent advances in the field of communications will be presented, thereby facilitating
scientific idea exchange, the identification of future trends in communications, and the illumination of business opportunities.
It regularly attracts between 1000 and 1500 participants from all over
the world where about 1000 papers are presented having been selected out of about 3000 submissions after a
strong evaluation by international experts. The proceedings of the ICC are among the highest
scoring in number of citations in all of electrical engineering.
Dresden was the perfect place for the IEEE International Conference on Communications: it uniquely combines over 800 years of historic,
baroque background with the pulsing high-tech multi-billion semiconductor businesses that have turned the region into Europe's
number one silicon site. Numerous
companies and R&D institutions of the mobile communications sector help in establishing a global network of excellence in wireless.
Among them are firms as diverse as ATMEL, KSW, Digades, NXP, Signalion, Radioplan, TechniSat, VodafoneD2, and ZMD. Last but not least, the Technische
Universität Dresden has contributed to this success story - with more than 35,000 students and departments that consistently achieve number one rankings.
The conference was hosted at the International Congress Center Dresden,
located at the scenic banks of the Elbe river and embedded in the cultural center of Dresden.
The Zwinger at Dresden - a baroque complex of pavillons and galleries
Besides its historical importance, Dresden was always a city of culture and tradition with international reputation. Above the beautiful banks of the
Elbe river, Dresden offers a diversity of castles, palaces, museums, theaters, churches and other baroque buildings. These buildings host a variety of
cultural treasures such as the gallery "Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister" (where the Sistine Madonna by Raffaello is shown), the "Grüne Gewölbe" which hosts
the treasure of the old saxonian kings, the "Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon" presenting different tools used by mathematicians and physicists in the
18th and 19th century and the porcelain collection, to list only a few. More details on all the possibilities which Dresden offers to its visitors can
be found on Dresden's official hompage: www.dresden.de.