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.

10:00 - 12:00 Presentations
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
14:00 - 17:00 Presentations
18:00 - Dinner in Stuttgart
10:00 - 12:00 Presentations
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
14:00 - 17:00 Lab Tour (Wireless and Optical Research)

Confirmed Participants and Speakers

  • Joseph Jean Boutros (Texas A&M University at Qatar)
    Point lattices and neural networks
  • Peter Trifonov (Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University)
    On the equivalence of recursive trellis and successive cancellation decoding
  • Malek Safieh (HTWG Konstanz)
    Address space partitioning for the parallel dictionary LZW data compression algorithm
  • Johann Philipp (HTWG Konstanz)
    Read threshold calibration for non-volatile flash memories
  • Gerhard Bauch (TU Hamburg)
    Information bottleneck decoding of 5G PBRL codes
  • Pascal Vontobel (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    Universally decodable matrices for distributed matrix-vector multiplication
  • Carmen Sippel (Ulm University)
    Differential linear network coding in slowly-varying networks
  • 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
  • Gianluigi Liva (German Aerospace Center)
    Bounds on the Threshold of Coded Slotted Aloha over the On-Off Fading Channel
  • Tom Richardson (Qualcomm)
  • Armin Dekorsy (University of Bremen)
  • Robert Fischer (Ulm University)
  • Michael Lentmaier (Lund University)
  • Jürgen Freudenberger (HTWG Konstanz)
  • Gerhard Kramer, Patrick Schulte, Fabian Steiner, Peihong Yuan (Technical University of Munich)
  • Georg Schmidt (Esslingen University of Applied Sciences)
  • Cyril Measson, Adriaan De Lind Van Wijngaarden (Nokia Bell Labs)
  • Marcus Müller, Patrick Matalla, Jonas Krimmer (KIT)


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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


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.