Speaker: Christian Schmid

Would YOU like to make a difference? Would you like to create YOUR OWN project? Then this is for you! During the interactive workshop you will learn basics about how to successfully turn your own idea into a project and how to implement it in order to touch other people’s lives. You will meet doers who have done it successfully, plus on the way you will get a sneak peek into project management. And if everything goes well you will initiate YOUR very project during SYP congress.

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Speakers: Mona Ghassemian, Dušanka Bošković

This workshop will be delivered in two parts; The first part will be run by the two VCs: Our experience of working with students and young professionals, highlighting the positive sides and draw the attention to the sides that requires improvements. We are all building our competences through IEEE volunteering. Since effective communication is one of the most important skills our presentation will focus on how to communicate professionally. The presentation will be illustrated with communication anti-patterns and advice how to resolve them. The second part of the workshop will engage participants in discussion about their experience in planning for Students and YPs events including budgeting, speakers, sponsors, registration, venue, and fun activities. Representatives of the past SYP organizers, both regional and cross-sectional will be invited to share their experience.

Speakers: R8 SAC

What defines the role of a student leader? Are we all leaders? How can I be effective and a role model for the future generations of my Student Branch? And what are the tools and ways that I need to achieve that? Come join us in the Student Leadership Training provided by your R8 Student Activities Committee to find the answers to all these questions and learn how to enhance your leadership skills!

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Speakers: R8 SAC

Want to organize a small local activity, a cross-sectional congress or even the regional congress? Then this is the workshop you want to attend!! We, your R8 SAC Team, will inform you about all the know-hows, do's and dont's, tricks and tools and EVERYTHING you want to know about successfully organizing an activity or event!

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Speaker: Mehvish Zahoor

We at IEEE Region 10 Student Activities Committee (R10 SAC) consider our volunteers our foremost priority, and we believe in providing best of the best opportunities for our student members. As RSR, I have witnessed the best IEEE events in R10. R10 SAC is also pleased for the increased participation in regional contests, competitions, twitter chat sessions and webinars. Recently there has been record breaking MGA SAC Awards nominations and a higher number of Vtool SB reporting as compared to previous years. This interactive session will train you how to be accomplished as IEEE volunteer while working in your student branch and what are best practices in Region 10.

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Speaker: Anastasia Georgouli

Participants in this workshop will have a step-by-step overview of what the Business Model Canvas is and will design in groups a business model for a new technology start-up. Participants will have to bring their laptops with them and have a Facebook and Google account, in order to participate in the workshop.

Speaker: Rafal Sliz, Flavia Dinca, Parshva Bavishi

One of the most exciting outcomes of this year’s MGA Young Professionals Face-to-Face Meeting was the idea to launch a loyalty and rewards program for volunteers in IEEE. Nevertheless, the input of volunteers from around the world is crucial in successfully developing the idea, understanding how it would be most effectively implemented, and most importantly, which rewards volunteers are interested in. In this session, participants have to work in groups to develop their vision of how a loyalty and rewards program would look like, focusing on the benefits it would bring to active volunteers and units.

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Speaker: Rafal Sliz

This workshop gives participants the opportunity to share and discuss some of the most common-occurring/challenging issues that they have encountered as volunteers or that their Young Professionals Affinity Groups have faced in the past. The task of the workshop revolves around finding creative solutions for these problems, in any form that you think is suitable. Participants have the chance to create outlines for new programs or event strategies that can be implemented in Region 8, as well as other Regions.

Speaker: Eva Lang

This workshop will help you understand the basic principles behind innovation, boost your own creativity and spark and drive innovation in your working processes. We will have a look at innovations which have changed our world. How do innovative leaders come up with new ideas, products, services? What do they do different? Which techniques and tools exist that can be easily transferred into your working environment? Be prepared to dive into creative thinking methods and increase your level of innovative thinking!

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Speaker: Sara Barros, Flavia Dinca, Rafal Sliz, Kateryna Osypenko, Mohamed El Dallal

Being prepared enables you to well….be better prepared. So, this session is all about getting you ready to face 2017 in full strength and have a clear vision of where your Young Professionals Affinity Group (YP AG) should go next. Since most aspects of successfully running a YP AG take considerable time, like securing funding and speakers for events, it is great to start early. In this session, you will also have the chance of asking fellow Young Professionals for tips on how to organize specific types of events, or even team up to host one of next year’s cross-section Student and Young Professional Congresses in Region 8!

Speaker: Sara Barros, Flavia Dinca, Rafal Sliz, Kateryna Osypenko, Mohamed El Dallal

This sessions will focus on helping Young Professionals (YP) volunteers from around Region 8 to connect, share their stories and help each other with some of the most common challenges encountered by Young Professionals Affinity Groups (YP AGs). In addition, it will cover best practices in managing AGs, rules governing AGs (including reporting), how to make the most of the tools available for volunteers, succession practices, and voting rights of YP members in IEEE as a whole. Please note that while this session is compulsory for all YP participants funded by Region 8, it is also open to any other participants interested in attending!

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Speaker: Rafal Sliz, Parshva Bavhishi

Currently the only program for both Student and Young Professionals (YPs) is the STEP program, which aims to introduce and elevate Students to YPs after their graduation. This session aims to give you the opportunity to come up with proposals for a new program that brings together Students and Young Professionals in a more significant way, and would encourage Student Branches and Affinity Groups across Sections, and even Regions, to collaborate on a regular basis. Since this session is equally relevant to Students, both Students and YP participants are encouraged to join.

Speaker: Shashank Gaur

IEEE Professional Activities cover everything non-technical that can help you in your career. Why are soft and organisational skills so important? What can you do to boost your career and stay up to date in a fast changing (technical) environment? What IEEE does for its members as a part of on going learning and professional development? This interactive workshop will introduce the professional activities and present the main activities and workshops available for all IEEE members. But, it will also give you an opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas and tailor a new program that would fit your (future) needs. Use your creativity and practice different soft skills at the same time!

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Speaker: Nihal Sinnadurai

The objective of AFI is to move IEEE closer to industry by delivering credible and sustainable value to industry. Thereby we in Region 8 aim to restore the roots of IEEE which started with industry. A number of industries evidently find value in the range of disciplines, cultures, languages and global presence of IEEE students and Young Professionals. The companies seek excellence. This attraction cuts both ways, because young engineers and scientists obviously will benefit from getting a foothold in the variety of industries that may seek access to IEEE students. First steps, to establish industry confidence, our Industry Ambassadors have established cordial access to a number of companies and secured Internship offers. Also, a number of our Seniors and Fellows across Region 8 have volunteered to be Mentors. The 2016 aim is to pilot these.

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Speaker: Parshva Bavishi

The IEEE Collabratec workshop will introduce users to the platform, its features, and its benefits to you, the member. Find out more about the Student and Young Professional Communities, how your profile can be viewed by potential recruiters, and real-time messaging capabilities. This session will provide volunteers on-site training by IEEE Staff to enhance their professional network and leverage all of IEEE Collabratec's capabilities. If you are looking for jobs or internships, or want to be part of virtual technical and non-technical communities or just want to learn more about IEEE's newest platform, come participate at our workshop.

Speaker: Markus Webert, Thomas Stieglmaier

Do you want to know what we did the last one and a half years to organize the SYPC? Then join this workshop and ask us everything preying on your mind.

There will be no slides, schedule or presentation but we try to answer all of your questions. Whether you are interested in the amount of time it took us on a daily basis, or what we did besides organizing the congress, all inquiries are welcome!

Speaker: Rui Costa

Education is a powerful tool that empowers people with the ability to advance themselves and humanity. High quality and relevant educational resources should be accessible by everyone, regardless of the country, language, social condition or age. How can we help? The answer lies within our community and we can start making a change, today.

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Speaker: Dinko Jakovljević

Participants will be introduced with IEEE SIGHT and its mission and projects. During the workshop students will familiarize with SIGHT and we will run two simulations in which they will walk through SIGHT group formation process and project writing (submission). Idea behind this workshop is emphasize importance of humanitarian activities and set foundations for others to create new SIGHT groups.

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Speaker: Dusanka Boskovic

The workshop topic is based on the IEEE WIE mission statement and the main objective is to engage participants in answering following questions: How we engage ourselves in inspiring children and teenagers in our surrounding to pursue career in engineering? What kind of experience we usually share, either motivating or challenging? What was a decisive point for us to decide to become engineers? The concluding part will be presentation how data analytics can shed a light on gender representation in STEM disciplines. This will lead to discussion how to use technology to illustrate diversity or lack of diversity in engineering.

Speaker: Andrzej Jajszczyk

The aim of the workshop is to show how to facilitate the career advancement of young professionals by active participation in professional societies. Although the example of IEEE Communications Society will be used, the workshop will be generic, applying practically to any discipline as well as covering both academic and business careers. The workshop will underline the importance of professional exchanges of ideas by various means, including social media, but stressing contact in person. Some possible ways to become involved in the activities of professional societies will be presented and discussed, including participation in local chapters, technical committees, conferences, lectures, certification programs, standardization activities, as well as award programs. The workshop will involve multiple interactions between its participants and the presenter.

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Speaker: Sohaib Sheik

Inquiry based approaches to science education focus on student constructed learning as opposed to teacher-transmitted information. The IEEE Teacher In-Service Program provides an approach which enables IEEE members to promote Inquiry Based Science Education by training primary and high school teachers in their local area who in turn utilize these techniques in their classroom. IEEE provides access to 130+ lesson plans available in 09 languages to help our members and the teachers promote IBSE techniques. In this you will learn:

  1. How to provide training to local primary and secondary school teachers on the use of engineering & engineering design lesson plans and hands-on activities in the classroom
  2. How teachers can motivate students in the classroom toward a better understanding of engineering
  3. How the lesson plans may be aligned to local education standards
  4. How to develop a partnership with local primary and secondary school systems

You'll also enjoy creating a tall tower using every materials such as straws, papers, etc.

Speaker: Maciej Borówka

EPICS in IEEE (Engineering Projects in Community Service) is a global IEEE program that organizes university and high-school students to work on engineering-related projects with local area community organizations. There are two main goals of the EPICS in IEEE and our workshop:

First, to solicit proposals to fund community focused projects from IEEE: Student Branch Members, Women In Engineering and Young Professionals – YES! If you belong to at least one of those groups, that means you qualifiy for funding opportunities!

Second, to deliver training on human-centered design and professional skills that will help you run a successful EPICS in IEEE project. Human-centered design is an approach to interactive systems development that aims to make systems usable and useful by focusing on the users, their needs and requirements, and by applying human factors/ergonomics, and usability knowledge and techniques.

At the end of the workshop you will gain detailed knowledge about „how and why” to submit your own project proposal for EPICS in IEEE ( to get an award for project-related supplies - typically ranging from 1,000 USD to 10,000 USD)

Speaker: Josip Balen

IEEEmadC is an international mobile applications development contest organized by an enthusiastic group of volunteers for all IEEE student members across the globe. The main goal is to educate and encourage students to become MAD (Mobile Application Developers), develop their engineering, social and team skills and consequently become more competitive in the labor market. During the workshop you will learn more about IEEEmadC, mobile application development in general and you will be divided in teams that will have to propose an idea for the mobile application and make a mock-up. The best idea will win IEEEmadC merchandise. And, off course, we will have fun while doing it! Stay MAD!!

Speaker: Yanni Zhong, Lesley Arakkal, Stephany Aguilar Rodriquez, Tomy Sebastian, Peter Magyar

The Industry Applications Society (IAS) is one of the largest special interest societies within the IEEE and focuses specifically on the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical and electronic engineering in the development, design, manufacture and application of electrical systems. The IAS covers various technical fields of interest such as power system engineering, energy systems, industrial automation & control and electric machines and industrial drives to name a few. The workshop will provide an overview of the society and illustrate how to develop your professional identity and make global connections through affiliation with the IAS. The interactive workshop will provide insight into IAS student programs, young professionals program (YPP), chapter awards & contests, conferences and student branch activity within Region 8.

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Speaker: Patrick Le Du; Christian Bohm

First a flavor of valorization of Particle Physics: can we use the state of the art technologies, tools and techniques developed for fundamental physics like High Energy Physics (HEP) experiments in others fields? High energy and particle physics has considerable acquired knowledge, expertise and resources that can, when transferred in a realistic way, significantly impact other fields of applications like the practice of medical imaging for diagnostic and therapy, safeguard and homeland security, environmental sciences and severe nuclear accident monitoring. This overview introductory talk “from basic science to the human reality” intend to show how successful technology transfer between fundamental research in Particle physics and other fields of applications can be achieved using specific examples. Using as input, the recent advance of HEP state of the art techniques and tools in detectors developments like solid state and gaseous detectors, calorimeters, photo detectors, read-out electronics and simulations: for example, some direct applications in medical and molecular imaging will be presented like Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Computed Tomography (CT), X-Ray imaging and many others.

Second: a particular application in cancer therapy using innovative technique in Particle imaging for hadrontherapy Radiation therapy is one of the cornerstones of modern cancer treatment. With increasing tendency more than 50 % of tumor patients are irradiated, either as the exclusive form of treatment or in combination with other modalities, like surgery or chemotherapy. The central challenge of radiotherapy is to destroy the tumor completely, while saving the surrounding healthy tissue. In some delicate therapeutic cases, e.g. for compact, deep-seated, radio resistant tumors growing in close vicinity to organs at risk, these objectives cannot be reached by the state of the art radiotherapy technology which rests upon hard photon or electron beams delivered by compact electron linear accelerators. Therefore, proton and light ion (e.g. carbon) beams become more and more important due to their favorable physical and radiobiological properties. The growing number of facilities in operation, the last five years have seen the development of new accelerator systems, advances in beam delivery and dose monitoring techniques, and increased clinical applications. The most significant recent advance in proton therapy has been the implementation of scanning techniques, in which a narrow proton beam is scanned throughout the target volume. This ability to "paint" the dose has opened up the possibility of performing intensity-modulated proton therapy. Proton computed tomography (pCT) has the potential to improve the accuracy of dose calculations for proton treatment planning, and will also be useful for pretreatment verification of patient positioning relative to the proton beam. Another innovative possible future development could be online imaging during proton beam delivery, enabling real-time adjustment of treatment.

Speaker: Dinko Jakovljević, Ahmet Taygun Namli, Piotr Graca

Participants will be introduced with good practices which will help them run student branch and eventually win an award for their outstanding work. Students will know more about submission and evaluation process for R8 SAC awards and how things works. Workshop will emphasize importance of applying for award and what it means for students and IEEE community in general.

Speaker: Essa Basaeed

IEEE makes available a set of volunteer tools (a.k.a., vTools). These tools aim to streamline the management and operations of organisational units within the IEEE. In this seminar, the available IEEE Volunteer Tools (vTools) will be briefly introduced. Then, the following vTools will be explored further: officers reporting, meeting reporting, eNotics, voting, and SAMIEEE. This seminar will take you on a step-by-step hands-on journey in how to report changes in the executive management of the organisational unit, report and announce the different activities, run an e-election, and extract insightful statistics on the demographics of members in your organisational unit. By the end of this seminar, you will have the necessary essential skills to effectively use and further explore vTools.

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Speaker: Simon Labrenz

PowerPoint Karaoke is an improvisational activity in which a participant must deliver a presentation based on a set of slides that they have never seen before. Its name is derived from Microsoft PowerPoint, the world's most popular presentation software, and karaoke, an activity in which a performer sings along with a pre-recorded backing track. The effect is intended to be comical, and PowerPoint Karaoke can be considered a form of improvisational theatre, or a type of Theatresports game. In this "workshop" every participant will give a short - and hopefully funny - presentation with some slide we prepared before.

Speaker: Youmna El Bitar, Mona Ghassemian

Everyone knows about the generation gap... what are YOU going to do about it? "Mind the Gap!" is contest challenging IEEE students in Region 8 to come up with an idea that helps reduce the gap between younger and older generations and bring them together. If you're up to the challenge, join us in this interactive workshop!

Speaker: Kurt Richter

Whatever we say our body is involved in any conversation. Body language cannot lie while the spoken language can. Therefore, reading and understanding body language are important skills of leaders and managers to analyze people they deal with. The objective of this seminar is to get across some of the principles of body language to the participants and to encourage them to start to look at persons trying to read their behavior and gestures. Part of the seminar is to show that each gesture could have several meanings and may be misinterpreted when isolated. However, each gesture is unambiguous if the environment is considered and interpreted in combination with other gestures. This corresponds to the spoken language where words become unambiguous when they are part of a sentence consisting of more words.

Speaker: Kurt Richter

The workshop is an introduction to the principles of leadership skills. It comprises topics as leading of groups and teams. A considerable part of the workshop deals with meeting management, conflict styles, conflict management and dealing with difficult people and their integration into a group The workshop is more or less interactive dependent on the number of participants and the time provided. As far as possible tests and group work combined with discussions and presentations of results are provided. The workshop is structured in modules selected from: - Introduction into Leadership - Leadership Skills and Attributes of Leaders.

Speaker: Kurt Richter

The workshop is an introduction to the principles of leadership skills. It comprises topics as leading of groups and teams. A considerable part of the workshop deals with meeting management, conflict styles, conflict management and dealing with difficult people and their integration into a group The workshop is more or less interactive dependent on the number of participants and the time provided. As far as possible tests and group work combined with discussions and presentations of results are provided. The workshop is structured in modules selected from: - Leader versus Manager – A Comparison - Conflict Management - Engineering Ethics.

Speaker: Eva Lang

This workshop will help you understand the basic principles behind conflicts, communication strategies and conflict escalation levels. We will focus on key themes common to conflicts and learn to recognize and overcome early miscommunication stages. What are the different characters involved in conflicts - what are their needs and expectations? When should conflicts be escalated to the next level, be it your thesis advisor, manager, family member, friend? How can we adjust our own communication patterns to minimize conflicts after all? Be prepared to dive into the evolvement of conflicts and actively practice some situations in your every-day-life!

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Speaker: Jan Verveckken

Performing well at demanding jobs can be a significant source of stress. Stress reduces your ability to perform well at demanding jobs, especially in the long run. This interactive workshop will take you through the basic mental exercises to manage stressors and prevent them from influencing your life. It will provide you with the tools to recognize early, treat effectively, adapt appropriately to stress. The goal is to make you aware of your own stress level, and your responsibility in it.

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Speaker: Jan Verveckken

Good interaction with your coworkers, boss, team, depends largely on effective communication. Delivering good news, bad news, negotiating, balancing cooperation and hierarchy well, are crucial. In this workshop, through improvisation exercises, you will experiment with the basic skills that make a good interaction. The goal is to make your more aware of existing patterns, and your control over them.

Speaker: Pablo Herrero

I guess you are close to finish school... What is it going to be? PhD or Industry? What is your enduring career orientation? Do you know where do you want to be in 2 years? and what about 5 years? It's ok to not be sure. One is not born with a career orientation and you will need actual on-the-job experience to discover what really motivates you. Typically career values start to solidify by the age 27, but lets give you a head start just today! While we can't answer for you the question of what do YOU want to do, we will try to give you the pointers to discover by yourself what options you have and how to progress to a successful career.

Speaker: Sebastian Sichelschmidt

Every now and then a whole industry is shaken, because customers get the idea of replacing bulky and expensive hardware with commercial off-the-shelf IT equipment. This time it is TV stations, studios and show productions that are about to take the step, an industry that is famous for its demands on security, redundancy and controllability. Attributes which are not going to make the transition much easier. On top comes a huge variety of proprietary formats and competing standards. Who can tell the right path or what will be the technology which will become accepted by all players? Join this workshop for an overview of the broadcast industry and the struggle over its future.

Speaker: Pablo Herrero

Do you own a Smartphone? in 2015 there were 1.6 billion high end smartphones and 1.1 billion low cost smartphones in the world. New wireless networks like HSPA and LTE (also known as 4G) bring a whole new deal of multimedia applications, promising high speed data rates. Even further, 60GHz (WiGig) devices will promise wireless HDMI video transmission and speeds up to the gigabit range. How these systems of the (near) future are built? How do they work? In this session we will try to answer these questions with concrete examples of well known devices from Intel, Apple or Samsung which you can already find in the market.

Speaker: Stephan Payer

Virtual worlds are not only threatened by monsters, but sometimes also by their own players: some try to gain unfair advantages by exploiting game weaknesses, while others steal virtual goods from other players by hacking their accounts or even try to bring down the whole service by attacking the game servers. Learn in an hour what CipSoft has had to learn during the last 15 years by running the MMORPG Tibia -- sometimes the hard way.

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Kaspersky Interactive Protection Simulation (KIPS) training demonstrates the real role played by cybersecurity in business continuity and profitability. The simulation spotlights emerging challenges and current threats, examines typical mistakes companies make when creating and enforcing a cybersecurity strategy, and illustrates how business units and IT security teams need to work together to keep enterprise operations running smoothly and resiliently in the face of cyberthreats. When the enterprise experiences a cyberattack, simulation participants feel the effect on production and revenue, and need to adopt different business and IT strategies and solutions in order to minimize the impact of the attack and earn more money. Balancing engineering, business, and security priorities against the cost of a realistic cyberattack, the teams must analyze data and make strategic decisions based on uncertain information and limited resources. Sounds familiar? It should do: all the scenarios are based on real events.

Speaker: Stefan Müller-Weinfurtner, Intel

This talk provides an overview of the advanced features in the instruction set of Intel Architecture (IA) core products. Since those cores are widely available in consumer products, they sit in homes and wait to be programmed for highest performance. Unfortunately, this hardly happens when programming with plain C and after attending this talk, you will know how to do better by using intrinsic functions. As application example, the typical modem workloads are reviewed and the special Intel instructions supporting those tasks are identified. We will touch upon the uncore specifics of Xeon server and how it may be used for early prototyping of compute-intense signal-processing tasks, like numerical linear algebra. We finally share best-known programming methods and design patterns and give details on programming for IA, by looking into selected C code examples and compilation results (object dumps).

by Intel

LED-equipped drones can be used to create beautiful and enchanting long-time exposure images. The german drone manufacturer Ascending Technologies, which recently has been aquired by Intel, was one of the first to demonstrate this new application for multi-rotor systems. This talk introduces the audience to the process of light painting creation and gives some behind-the-scenes impressions.

Speaker: Felix Paul Kühne

VLC media player is a universal, open-source, cross-platform media playback and streaming application and framework. Started as a student project in 1996 to receive funding for a faster network, it is in the hands of 200 million users worldwide personal, commercial or governmental alike and on any operating system including OS/2 or Tizen. How did that happen and how will the story go on? Who is behind that software?

This workshop will give an overview of the software, the history of the project and how it is being developed at the current day. In addition to a self-contained playback application, VLC can be used as a library to enhance media playback in third party applications on any platform. This workshop will show how to profit from VLC’s modular platform to add your own features and how to integrate it with your own solutions.

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Speaker: Thomas Strof, MR

  • Regulating principle of Tap-Changers
  • Basic arrangements of regulating windings
  • Examples of commonly used winding schemes
  • Styles of OLTCs
  • Design principles of OLTCs with oil switching technology
  • Design principles of OLTCs with vacuum switching technology
  • Standards

Speaker: Florian Sattler

Version control systems are not only essential for managing code when developing programs. They provide us help in any case where we need specific versions or a concrete history.

This talk starts with a small introduction to git and how we use it to manage files. Then we start to look into more advanced commands, which we can use to cultivate our repository. Additionally we learn commands that can be used to mend our repository in case we break something. Once we mastered these commands we focus on work flows and how git can simplify the development process. In the end we present some fancy tools that ease the interaction with git.

The case study used in the presentation will be available including instructions, so everyone can try it out for themselves.

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Speaker: Peter Radmacher, Alexander Haberl

In a highly dynamic environment like the World Wide Web, few things remain the same for a long time. Nearly 20 years after its first description in an RFC, HTTP/1.1 is facing his end and will be succeeded by HTTP/2. HTTP/2 will address a lot of challenges HTTP/1.1 was no able to solve. With a focus on parallelism and compression it tackles challenges like the increasing size of webpages and the enormous number of different resources loaded by a single web application. This workshop will explain the main features of HTTP/2 and show in a simple demo how you can test and measure the impact on a webpage by using HTTP/2. You will learn how to to build your own demo and how to enable HTTP/2 in the most common web server environments. As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai is leveraging the benefits of HTTP/2 in order to provide the best performance anywhere and anytime.

Speaker: Dr. Uwe Kaltenborn

Transformers are based on the Faraday-principle of electro-magnetic induction known for more than 180 years. As they are still at the heart of the electric power network, it seems to be very difficult to find innovative ideas around such a device. To change that attitude a group of component suppliers and researchers from universities teamed up with design and usability specialists. With structured approached called Transformer 2020 more than 380 innovative ideas were created, evaluated. Finally 19 innovations were left to be implemented into the concept of the Transformer 2020. The workshop will explain this 19 innovations and will also discuss the structured approach to identify and generate new innovative solutions.

Infineon Regensburg – Innovation lab and high-tech factory in one.
It is a fair guess that most of you will already have had a product from Infineon in their hands – whether it was a smartphone, a Credit Card or by driving a car.
Infineon Technologies is an international chip manufacturer with more than 35.000 employees worldwide. Their products range from semiconductors for automotive and communication technology to solutions for industrial electronics and security applications. At the Regensburg site Infineon employs 2.400 people working in development, manufacturing and preassembly.
In this tour you will be given a presentation of the company and an outlook on career possibilities. But the highlight will surely be the tour through the “grey rooms”. Here you will be able to take a peek at the chip manufacturing process. This involves up to 800 steps including chemical and lithographic processes and ion implantation.

Important Information:
Do not wear shorts, short skirts or short dresses!
Taking pictures on site is strictly forbidden.

Exclusive Tours are designed for groups of up to 25 people or individual visitors who do not wish to take a tour with others, but want to experience the fascination of BMW in a very exclusive way. The tour lasts about 2.5 hours.

Lean Management Tours are designed for groups of up to 25 people or individual visitors who do not wish to take a tour with others, but want to experience the fascination of BMW in a very intense and exclusive way. On this exclusive tour, visitors gain an insight into our value-added production system (VPS), lean management, zero defect strategy, logistics, stable timing, etc. The term lean management refers to all principles, methods and procedures used to structure the plant’s entire value chain effectively and efficiently.

On-load tap-changers are a central element for a safe power supply. They are installed in power transformers and regulate the voltage by switching from one transformer tap to the next suitable one within a few seconds when energy consumption varies. Therefore they ensure a stable power supply.

MR is the global market leader in on-load tap-changers. Over 50 % of the power consumed around the world is regulated by MR products. The high-tech Test Center in Regensburg is a visible expression of MR's expertise. It doesn’t matter whether electrical, mechanical, chemical or climatic tests are needed: We have all the necessary equipment and procedures in our Test Center.

On 19 August you will learn more about MR products by visiting our exhibition area. During a factory tour, we offer you the chance to get an exclusive insight into our production and state-of-the-art Test Center.

The Krones Group, headquartered in Neutraubling, Germany, plans, develops, manufactures and installs machines and complete lines for the fields of process, filling and packaging technologies.

The company’s product portfolio is complemented by capabilities in information technology, intralogistics, factory planning and in-house valve production. Its experience and its innovative vigour, underpinned by optimal synergising of mechanical engineering, line expertise, process technology, microbiology and information technology, have made the company into the world’s leading vendor of holistic systems engineering.

The principal customer groupings are breweries and beverage producers, plus the food, chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

Worldwide, Krones employs 13,346 people. Around 90 per cent of its products are exported. Consolidated sales totalled 3.173 billion euros in 2015. The group includes not only Krones AG (M-DAX) itself, but also 80 subsidiaries plus other sales and service facilities.

During your visit you will receive a better insight in the company structure, an overview of our products and will do a tour of our production halls.

by Faculty Computer Science and Mathematics, OTH Regensburg

In this laboratory students are familiarised with the following content:

  • Foundation digital technology
  • Computer-aided circuit design (VHDL)
  • Reconfigurable circuits (FPGA)
  • Hardware Object Technology
  • Microcontroller programming

by Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Faculty, OTH Regensburg

Activities in the laboratory concentrate on the operating behaviour of photovoltaic and wind power installations, with both experiments and simulation.

by Faculty of General Sciences and Microsystems Technology, OTH Regensburg

In 2003, our cleanroom laboratory, unique in Bavaria, was opened at OTH Regensburg, providing a state-of-the-art environment for studying methods and technologies used in today’s semiconductor industry.

by CipSoft

In jRobots you will team up with another participant and create an AI to drive a small, virtual tank and fight your opponents. You will face various challenges like determining the opponent's position and hitting him with your weapon. But your energy is limited! Find the right tactics and outsmart the others by skillfully avoiding their projectiles or go berserk to catch them off-guard. Within a few hours you have to make the hull of the tank that will be provided to you as smart as you can. Participants should have some programming experience and at least basic knowledge in Java. In the end there will be a tourney where your tank will have to prove itself by fighting your opponents bots.

This list is still under construction and will be updated with more workshops as soon as we have all necessary information.