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IEEE conference on AI and machine learning


The international team of the IEEE conference at Fachhochschule Dortmund (from left): Conference Chairman Anatoly Sachenko, WUNU Rector Oksana Desyatmyil, Honorary Committee member Alexander Palagin, FH Computer Science Dean Daniel Hamburg, FH Business Studies Professor Uwe Großmann, FH Vice-Rector Stephan Weyers, Co-Organizer Volodymyr Kochan and International Advisory Board Chairman George Markowski (right).

Fachhochschule Dortmund hosted one of the internationally renowned IEEE conferences for the fifth time. Researchers from many countries came together at the Emil-Figge-Straße campus from September 7 to 9, 2023 to present their research in the fields of AI and machine learning, robotics and computing systems.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world's largest professional association for engineers and researchers in the fields of computer science, electrical engineering and information technology. "The section for intelligent data acquisition and advanced computer systems is part of the IEEE family," explains Prof. Dr. Carsten Wolff from the Faculty of Computer Science at Fachhochschule Dortmund. This section is led by the West Ukrainian National University (WUNU) in Ternopil, a partner university of Fachhochschule Dortmund. The associated IEEE conference takes place every two years.

Bridge between Eastern and Western Europe

Prof. Dr. Stephan Weyers, Vice-Rector for Teaching and Studies at Fachhochschule Dortmund, opened the IEEE conference at the university.

More than 200 international guests came to Dortmund this year, including researchers from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Italy, Belgium and Spain. In addition to the exchange and feedback on their work, the subsequent publication in an IEEE publication is an important incentive for the researchers. "Our IEEE conference also sees itself as a forum and a bridge for researchers from Eastern and Western Europe," emphasizes Prof. Wolff. Thanks to numerous donations, the organizing team from Dortmund was able to finance travel to the conference for many participants from Ukraine.

"The scientific exchange enriches our research and teaching in equal measure," emphasizes Prof. Dr. Stephan Weyers, Vice-Rector for Teaching and Studies at Fachhochschule Dortmund. The IEEE conference is a good example of the many successful international partnerships at the university. According to the Vice-Rector, Fachhochschule Dortmund is one of the most active universities in the country when it comes to cooperation with Ukraine. He opened the IEEE conference together with Oksana Desyatnyuk, Rector of the Ukrainian partner university.


The IEEE is represented by more than 400,000 members in 160 countries. The IEEE is divided into many sections, each of which deals specifically with individual topics. IEEE publications account for around 30 percent of scientific literature in the fields of computer science, information technology and electrical engineering.

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  • Fachhochschule Dortmund | Benedikt Reichel
  • Fachhochschule Dortmund | Benedikt Reichel