Wireless Congress 2016: Systems & Applications
Without wireless technology our world won’t get smart. Neither smart home, smart lighting, smart energy nor IoT and Industry 4.0 will become real without innovations and new developments in wireless technology. To broaden the area of wireless applications, requiring different features and characteristics, new wireless technologies have to be developed in the near future – with differing focuses on long range, high data rate, low latency, ultra-low energy, security and safety.
Developers, design and system engineers need information and know how to stay up to date in the rapid progressing and changing wireless world.
The magazine Elektronik, Messe München – organizers of the electronica trade fair – and the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI) are therefore staging the 13th Wireless Congress 2016: Systems & Applications on November 9-10, 2016 in Munich, International Congress Center, in parallel and next to electronica trade fair.
The Wireless Congress is the forum of excellence for exchange of knowledge and experience among wireless professionals in research, development and application.
More than 360 wireless specialists came to Munich to the 12th Wireless Congress 2015: Systems & Applications of the Elektronik magazine – scientists, developers, RF-, TC- and IT-engineers as well as researchers – to hear about and discuss newest technologies for wireless IoT.
The keynote session on November 17th and the panel discussion on November 18th were two outstanding topics of the Wireless Congress 2015, with representatives of the seven most relevant wireless alliances: Bluetooth SIG, EnOcean Alliance, KNX, IP 500 Alliance, ULE Alliance, ZigBee Alliance and Z-Wave Alliance. They discuss with the attendees, what is needed to move forward to IoT.
The 18 sessions focused on different topics – from RF technology to energy harvesting, from ANT to Z-Wave. In two days, with three parallel tracks and 70 presentations the Wireless Congress 2015 offered a wide area of know how: newest research results, new technologies, latest developments, practical experiences and future trends.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Kays, University Dortmund and President of the Information Technology Society (ITG), closed his keynote about “The Future of Wireless Communication for Industry 4.0” with the conclusion: “No Wireless Communication → No Industry 4.0”. So wireless IoT will persist as one of the most important topics for the next Wireless Congress in 2016.