Head of the Research Department Intelligent Networks

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Dieter Schotten

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    Trippstadter Straße 122
    D-67663 Kaiserslautern

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Dieter Schotten


Wei Jiang, Hans Dieter Schotten

In: 2022 IEEE 95th Vehicular Technology Conference. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-2022) June 19-22 Helsinki Finland IEEE 6/2022.

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Christoph Fischer, Dennis Krummacker, Maximilian Berndt, Hans Dieter Schotten

In: Pascal Lorenz, Cherry L. Chan (editor). International Journal of Future Computer and Communication (IJFCC) 11 2 Pages 27-33 IJFCC Singapur 6/2022.

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Christoph Lipps, Hans Dieter Schotten

In: Proceeding of the European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security. European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS-2022) June 16-17 Chester United Kingdom ACI 6/2022.

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Short Biography

Hans Schotten is Scientific Director of the Intelligent Networks Research Department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and holds the Chair for Radio Communication and Navigation at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (TUK). He is chairman of the Informationstechnische Gesellschaft (ITG) and member of the board of the “Verband der Elektrotechnik” (VDE, Association of Electrical Engineering).

Within the scope of his research, Professor Schotten deals with mobile communication technologies and radio communication and develops new security technologies and communication infrastructures for industry.

1984 – 1990  Study of Electrical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
1990 – 1999  Research Assistant at the Chair of Communications Engineering (Prof. Lüke) at the RWTH Aachen University
1997  PhD as Doctor of Engineering
1999 – 2003  Ericsson Eurolab Deutschland GmbH, Nürnberg. Senior Researcher, Ericsson Corporate Research
2003 – 2007  Qualcomm CDMA Technologies GmbH, Nürnberg. Research Coordinator, Qualcomm Europe, and Director, Technical Standards
2007 – today  Professor of Radio Communication and Navigation, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
2012 – today  Scientific Director, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, and Head of the “Intelligent Networks” Research Department
2013 – 2014  Dean, Departement of Electrical Engineering, University of Kaiserslautern
2018 – today  Chairman of the Informationstechnische Gesellschaft (ITG) and member of the executive board of the Verband der Elektrotechnik (VDE)

Advisor and Expert to several international companies, the German Federal Court and the International Chamber of Commerce

Main areas of expertise

  • Mobile communications, in particular, 5G design
  • Industrial communication solutions and wireless automation
  • Security in industry 4.0
  • Communication solutions for automotive and railway


6G for Society and Sustainability

The project "Open6GHub" develops a 6G vision for sovereign citizens in a hyper-connected world from 2030. The aim of the Open6GHub is to provide contributions to a global 6G harmonization process and…



5G Kaiserslautern - Secure Communication and Localization for Automated Guided Vehicles in Flexible Production Environments

The project is based on a 5G OpenRAN indoor network that will be installed in the joint demo room of the Intelligent Networks and Intelligent Factory Systems research areas as part of the German…



Accellerating digital transformation in europe by Intelligent NETwork automation - Automated Network Telecom Infrastructure with inteLLigent Autonomous Systems

The AI-NET sub-project AI-NET-ANTILLAS focusses on the development of infrastructure elements for automated telecommunication networks to make them suitable for use cases in industries and autonomous…



Accellerating digital transformation in europe by Intelligent NETwork automation - Providing Resilient & secure networks [Operating on Trusted Equipment] to CriTical infrastructures

The focus of the AI-NET sub-project AI-NET-PROTECT is the provision of automated resilience and secure networks on trusted devices of critical infratructure and companies. PROTECT ensures the…



Artificial intelligence enhanced radio communication

The overall objective of FunKI is the development and testing of adaptive communication systems that use existing resources efficiently and sustainably, based on the 5G system specifications and 5G…


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz