2019 Stuttgart Workshop on Coding and Communications (SWCC2019)

Stuttgart, Germany
[Photo: GillyBerlin (CC)]


The Stuttgart Workshop on Coding and Communications (SWCC) is a brand new event organized by Nokia Bell Labs, the Communications Engineering Lab at KIT and the Institute of Telecommunciations at the University of Stuttgart. The goal of the workshop is to bring together international researchers to discuss recent research findings in an informal setting

2019 marks the first iteration of the event and takes place only three days before the start of IEEE ISIT 2019 in Paris (France), which is only a train ride away from Stuttgart.

Workshop dates

The two day workshop will be held on July 4 and 5, 2019.

Information on how to get to the University/IBZ can be found further below.

The second day of the workshop will be at the Nokia Bell Labs site:
Haus 5, Solitude Room 05/01/130
Im Birkenwald 23, 70435 Stuttgart

Please pick up a visitor badge at the reception desk in Haus 5.
For a PDF with detailed directions to Nokia please click here.



10:00 - 12:00

Peter Trifonov (Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University)
On the equivalence of recursive trellis and successive cancellation decoding

Fabian Steiner (Technical University of Munich)
Probabilistic Shaping for Short Blocklengths

Wei Zhou (Lund University)
Improving Short-Length LDPC Codes with a CRC and Iterative Ordered Statistic Decoding

Vladimir Sidorenko (Technical University of Munich)
On trellis decoding of high rate convolutional codes

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
14:00 - 17:30

Boris Karanov (University College London/Nokia Bell Labs)
End-to-End Deep Learning of Optical Transmission System

Joseph Jean Boutros (Texas A&M University at Qatar)
Point lattices and neural networks

Gerhard Bauch (TU Hamburg)
Information bottleneck decoding of 5G PBRL codes

Shayan Hassanpour, Armin Dekorsy (University of Bremen)
Information Bottleneck based Data Compression by Affinity Propagation

(coffee break)

Malek Safieh (HTWG Konstanz)
Address space partitioning for the parallel dictionary LZW data compression algorithm

Gianluigi Liva (German Aerospace Center)
Bounds on the Threshold of Coded Slotted Aloha over the On-Off Fading Channel

Tom Richardson (Qualcomm, U.S.A.)
Liquid Storage

18:00 - Dinner (Sophies Brauhaus, Marienstr. 28, 70178 Stuttgart)


10:00 - 12:30

Gerhard Kramer (Technical University of Munich)
Quantized precoding for OFDM MIMO downlink channels with MAGIQ

Pascal Vontobel (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Universally decodable matrices for distributed matrix-vector multiplication

Johann-Philipp Thiers (HTWG Konstanz)
Read threshold calibration for non-volatile flash memories

Carmen Sippel (Ulm University)
Differential linear network coding in slowly-varying networks

Andreas Buchberger (Chalmers University of Technology/Nokia Bell Labs)
Probabilistic Shaping for a Class of Asymmetric Distributions

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:15 - 17:00 Lab Tour (Wireless and Optical Research)

Participants (besides speakers)

  • Timo Lehnigk-Emden (Creonic)
  • Sergo Shavgulidze (Georgian Technical University)
  • Giuseppe Durisi (Chalmers University of Technology)
  • Robert Fischer (Ulm University)
  • Michael Lentmaier (Lund University)
  • Jürgen Freudenberger (HTWG Konstanz)
  • Patrick Schulte, Peihong Yuan (Technical University of Munich)
  • Stephan Pfletschinger (Offenburg University of Applied Sciences)
  • Georg Schmidt (Esslingen University of Applied Sciences)
  • Cyril Measson, Adriaan De Lind Van Wijngaarden, Jörg Schäpperle, Silvio Mandelli (Nokia Bell Labs)
  • Marcus Müller, Patrick Matalla, Jonas Krimmer (KIT)
  • Sebastian Cammerer, Ahmed Elkelesh, Moustafa Ebada (University of Stuttgart)
  • Vincent Corlay (Telecom ParisTech)
  • Samira Rahimian (University of Alberta)
  • Hefdhallah Sakran (University of Stuttgart/Ibb University)


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Some major companies have their headquarters in Stuttgart, including Porsche, Bosch, Mercedes–Benz,and Daimler.

Several European airlines have direct flights to Stuttgart International Airport from different European cities.


The workshop will be held at the Internationales Begegnungszentrum (IBZ) in walking distance to main campus of University of Stuttgartin Stuttgart/Vaihingen. IBZ is run by the university itself, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Fraunhofer, and the Max Planck Society. The whole venue will be reserved for the workshop, no other guests will be on its premises.

A regional train station is located right on campus with direct connections to Stuttgart International Airport, Stuttgart Main Station, the Mercedes–Benz Museum, and the downtown area.

IBZ courtyard

Getting to the IBZ

From Stuttgart Central Station with the train S1 (Herrenberg/Böblingen/Vaihingen), S2 (Filderstadt/Flughafen/Vaihingen) or the S3 (Flughafen/Vaihingen) to the stop 'Universität'. Exit the station through the 'Universitätszentrum' exit. The signposts by the exit will lead you to the IBZ.

From the airport, with the train S2 or S3 going in the direction 'Stadtmitte' to the stop 'Universität' (Travel time: 17 minutes). Exit the station through the 'Universitätszentrum' exit. The signposts by the exit will lead you to the IBZ.

Take Highway A831 from the Stuttgart interchange in the direction Stuttgart-Vaihingen/Stuttgart-Zentrum. Exit the highway at 'Universität'. At the first set of traffic lights turn left onto Universitätstraße (Universitätstrasse). At the end of Universitätsstraße turn left onto Allmandstraße. After approx. 300m, at the traffic lights, turn left onto Robert-Leicht-Straße. The IBZ is located at the end of the street on the lefthand side.

When coming from the Vaihingen campus or the Universität train station, the signposts will lead you to the IBZ. It is about a 10 minute walk from campus.

Open map


The University of Stuttgart runs its own on-campus hotel, campus.guest. Room rates start at 59 Euro/night. Other options would be the Hotel Pullman Stuttgart Fontana or, if you prefer a downtown accomodation, the Mariott Le Méridien. All hotels are conveniently located next to regional train stations connecting the university campus with downtown and the international airport.


Stephan ten Brink
Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Stephan ten Brink


Christian  Senger

Christian Senger

Deputy Director

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