6G life Workshop on Post Shannon Theory

On January 12th - 14th, 2023, the 6G-life Workshop on Post Shannon Theory will take place in Munich.


Christian Deppe (TUM-LNT), Holger Boche (TUM-LTI)

Topics of Interest

Machine-to-machine and machine-to-human communication are essential components of 6th generation mobile radio systems. In order to realize applications, strict latency, resilience and data security requirements must be embedded in the physical domain. Today's applications are supported by classic transmission schemes where the receiver must be able to decode all possible messages from the sender. The performance limits of these communication tasks are goverened by Shannon's mathematical theory of communication.

During the workshop, alternative communication models and requirements will be discussed for which the rates scale up to doubly-exponentially in the block length, rather than the usual exponential scaling. The classic example is the identification theory of Ahlswede and Dueck that builds on Shannon's theory and tools.


Thursday, January 12th :
Arrival from 12:00 h
12:00 – 12:30 h Bavarian welcome snack with white sausages
12:30 – 13:30 h Molecular Communication (P. Hofmann)
13:30 – 14:30 h Compressed Functions and Identification (J. Cabrera and J. Rosenberger)
14:30 – 15:00 h Coffee break
15:00 – 16:00 h Common Randomness (R. Ezzine, W. Labidi)
16:00 – 17:00 h Age of Information (W. Kellerer, P. Kutsevol)
17:00 – 17:30 h Coffee break
17:30 – 18:30 h Semantic Communication (M. Xhemrishi)
19:00 – 21:00 h Dinner in Park Cafe

Friday, January, 13th:
08:00 – 08:30 h Welcome and Snacks
09:00 – 10:00 h Construction of Identification Codes (R. Ferrara, C. v. Lengerke, V. Sidorenko)
10:00 – 10:30 h Coffee break
10:30 – 11:30 h Identification and Security (R. Schaefer, M. Wiese)
12:00 – 13:00 h Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 h Post Shannon Theory in the Lab (U. Mönich, L. Torres)
14:00 – 15:00 h Discrete Identification (C. Deppe, J. Huffmann)
15:00 – 15:30 h Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30 h Identification and Stealth (A. Ibrahim)
18:30 – 22:00 h Dinner (organized by Roberto and Johannes, own payment)

Saturday, January, 14th:

06:30 – 18:00 h Skiing with Roberto and Johannes (own payment, registration required)


Many thanks to all participants who made this workshop a successful event.


The organizers acknowledge the financial support by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the program “Souverän. Digital. Vernetzt.”, joint project 6G-life, project identification number: 16KISK002