Communication Networks Scientific Seminar [SS 2024]

Topic: Beyond Classical Communication Systems for 6G

The Communication Networks Scientific Seminar provides an opportunity to learn how to study academic literature and present scientific works in the form of a critical summary of a technical paper and academic talks. In this seminar, students will be assigned to supervisors, and will be introduced to important research areas and state-of-the-art literature in the field of networked systems, covering a variety of topics such as:

  • Post-Shannon Communication
  • Semantic Communication
  • Goal-oriented Communication
  • Quantum Communication
  • Quantum Networks
  • Molecular Communications
  • Internet of Bio and Nano Things
  • Autonomous Networks

In this seminar, the goal is to learn how to study, present and write critical scientific reports while getting a better understanding of the objectives, challenges, key enablers, and current state-of-the-art methods of next-gen communication networks.

This semester the overarching topic is "Beyond Classical Communication Systems". The paper you will work on will belong to one of the previously listed topics.

Important Notes!

  • This seminar is only for MSEI students.
  • The kick-off presentation will take place on 15.4.2024 at 13:15 in 1977.
  • Attention: This semester the seminar topics will be allocated during the kick-off following the first-come-first-serve policy. If you would like to participate, please register in TUMonline and send an email to Alexander Griessel (
  • Achtung: In diesem Semester werden die Seminarthemen während des Kick-Offs nach dem First-Come-First-Serve-Verfahren vergeben. Wenn Sie teilnehmen möchten, registrieren Sie sich bitte in TUMonline und senden Sie eine E-Mail an Alexander Griessel (

Communication Networks Scientific Seminar

Lecturer (assistant)
TypeAdvanced seminar
Duration3 SWS
TermSommersemester 2024
Language of instructionGerman
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline
DatesSee TUMonline

Admission information

See TUMonline
Note: The exact seminar topics will be announced and allocated during the kick-off meeting. Hence, for the participants it is mandatory to take part in the kick-off. For the specific time and date please refer to our chair's page: Registration on TUM Online is required. Note: Presentation and writing could be done in English as the materials are in English as well.


All participants will give a scientific talk (20min) on a certain topic. They will get references to related literature and further assistance, if required. In addition, they have to summarize the essentials in writing. The main aim of attending this seminar is to familiarize oneself with scientific working methods as well as gaining experience with modern techniques for speech and presentation. A special characteristic of the Communication Networks Seminar is the included course on presentation techniques during the first and second week. In this part, in addition to general rhetoric rules, the use of different medias for presentations will be taught. The students will undergo a special training in which video recording will be used to enable them to analyze and enhance their rhetoric skills.


Various topics on wired and wireless communication networks. Focus of this seminar is on latest research and technologies. For the actual topic and more information please refer to our chair's page:


Gutes Verständnis von Methoden und Systemen der Kommunikationsnetze (Architekturen, Protokolle, Algorithmen, Leistungsbewertung)

Teaching and learning methods

Every student summarizes relevant content of provided literature and prepares a scientific talk (20 min). In the scope of this seminar workshop on presentation technique is provided. The workshop takes place at two time slots, and cover general rhetorical, design and preparation guidelines. The workshop gives students the opportunity the practice their presentation skill in realistic scenarios. During the workshop video recording is used to give the students a realistic picture of how they act during a presentation.