International Interdisciplinary PhD Workshop 2023

In 2023, the International Interdisciplinary PhD Workshop (IIPhDW) will take place at the Hochschule Wismar: University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design in Wismar (Germany) from the 3rd May to the 5th May. 

The purpose of the Workshop is to offer a vibrant international and inter­dis­cipli­nary forum for academicians, scientists and young researchers, institutional lea­ders, funding agency managers as well as all the interested stakeholders.
The Workshop is the opportunity to generate interactive exchanges, to share opinions, to explore multiple perspectives in the Workshop scientific fields and to build a promising route for scientific growth of young researchers.

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The Workshop Scientific Committee members are all widely renowned experts with distinguished academic credentials. In addition, they have professional experience as members of EU expert networks and relevant institutions. The different professional backgrounds, disciplines and areas of specialisation provide for a balanced composition of the Committee allowing for fruitful synergies within the Committee. Also in terms of geography (Germany, Latvia, Poland, and Spain, etc) the Committee’s composition allows for a encompassing diversity of approaches that can inform the Workshop‘ participants.


House 6 entrance

Campus Wismar University
House 6
Room 310 and 312 on the 3rd floor

More information can be found here.

May 3rd - May 5th, 2023

Hochschule Wismar
University of Applied Sciences
Technology, Business and Design


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Scientific Program

Wednesday, 3rd May 2023

8:30 – 9:30


9:30 – 10:00

Opening Ceremony

10:00 – 10:45

Keynote talk #1
Chair – Prof. Müller

Mathematical Modelling of Measurement Results

Prof. Böhm

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45

Session 1 (Automation, PhD Track I)
Chair – Prof. Simanski

Improvement of electrical tomographic imaging of moisture by mixing machine learning models

Grzegorz Kłosowski, Tomasz Rymarczyk, Konrad Niderla

Functional architecture for solution independent realizations of digital continuity in system development

Marvin M Manoury

Electrical and ultrasound tomography for early urinary incontinence detection

Dariusz Wójcik, Tomasz Rymarczyk, Michał Oleszek, Michał Gołąbek, Konrad Niderla

Effect of measurement noise on reconstruction using machine learning with electrical tomography in the case of the abdominal cavity

Bartłomiej Baran, Bartosz Przysucha, Tomasz Rymarczyk, Dariusz Wójcik

Cross-Modal Perception for Customer Service

Michał Maj, Tomasz Rymarczyk, Tomasz Cieplak, Damian Pliszczuk

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch Break

13:45 – 14:45

Session 2 (Engineering, PhD Track)
Chair – Prof. Rymarczyk

Modeling the Combustion Behaviour of a Spark-Ignition Engine

Maximilian Ringel, Daniel Jörss, Christian Fink, Bert Buchholz

Applying logistic regression with elastic net and PCA to determine the location of objects EIT

Krzysztof Król, Tomasz Rymarczyk, Edward Kozłowski, Konrad Niderla

Time series recognition with convolutional and recursive neural networks in BSPM

Dariusz Wójcik, Tomasz Rymarczyk, Lukasz Andrzej Maciura, Michał Oleszek, Przemysław Adamkiewicz

Tuned Liquid Particle Damper for Optimising the Vibration Behaviour of Slender Structures

Sebastian Völkel, Kersten Latz, Hannah Klinner, Thomas Bittermann

15:45 – 18:00

Welcome Reception

Sailing tour with an old ship replica „Wissemara"

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Thursday, 4th May 2023

8:30 – 9:30


9:30 – 10:45

Session 3 (Automation, PhD Track II)
Chair – Prof. Holderbaum

Sensitivity matrix reconstruction in UST transmission tomography using SVD decomposition

Bartosz Przysucha, Dariusz Wójcik, Tomasz Rymarczyk, Bartłomiej Baran, Krzysztof Król

Image reconstruction using radio tomography and artificial intelligence in tracking and navigation systems for indoor applications

Michał Stanisław Styła, Bartłomiej Kiczek, Przemysław Adamkiewicz

Optimization-based Actuator Allocation for Underwater Vehicles with Variable Buoyancy Systems

Carsten Rethfeldt, Sven Lack, Torsten Jeinsch

Multiple Model Iterative Learning Control with Application to Upper Limb Stroke Rehabilitation

Junlin Zhou, Christopher Freeman, William Holderbaum

Combining Voltage and Current Control for Efficient Electrical Stimulation

Finn Rapp, Constantin Wiesener, Markus Valtin, Thomas Schauer

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45

Session 4 (Communication, Security and Signal Processing, PhD Track)
Chair – Prof. Ahrens

SVD-assisted Joint Pre- and Post-Equalization in Optical MIMO System

Jasmeet Singh, Andreas Ahrens, Steffen Lochmann, Cesar Benavente Peces

A Quantum-safe Public-Key-Algorithms Approach with Lattice-based Scheme

Bastian Eich, Olaf Grote, Andreas Ahrens

Enhancement of PCA-Based Dimensionality Reduction Using BB-BC Optimization Algorithm

Supreet Grewal, Rama Krishna Challa, Jasmeet Singh

A Practical Approach to Quantum Resilient Cloud Usage obtaining Data Privacy

Linus Töbke, Olaf Grote, Andreas Ahrens

Evaluation of Traffic Burstiness using Gap-Based Microscopic Modelling

Andreas Ahrens, Ojaras Purvinis, Cesar Benavente Peces, Jelena Zascerinska, Julija Melnikova

Ultra-wideband technology in distance measurement and data transmission

Dominik Gnaś, Przemysław Adamkiewicz

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch Break

13:45 – 14:30

Keynote talk #2
Chair – Prof. Simanski

Vibration damping and energy harvesting in slender high-rise buildings under wind excitation

Dr. Thomas Schauer

14:30 – 16:00

Session 5 (Engineering and Engineering Education, PhD Track)
Chair – Dr. Zascerinska

Exploratory Study of the Gender Equity in the North African AEC Industry and academia: Ratios, Causes and Remedial Actions

Hanane Bouhmoud, Dalila Loudyi, Andrea Geordiano, Salman Azhar, Mounia Farah

The Blue Economy in the New Development Model: The Case of Morocco

Salma Nejjari, Hicham El Yousfi

Learning experience platforms in German and Lithuanian K12 schools: case study analysis

Julija Melnikova, Aleksandra Batuchina, Jelena Zascerinska, Andreas Ahrens

STEM Education: A Comparative Study of Platforms in Selected Countries

Jelena Zascerinska, Stefan Emet, Svetlana Usca, Anastasija Bikova

MEMS-based hydrogen sensors: A state of the art review

Max Hoffmann, Marion Wienecke, Rodica Ciudin

Understanding key factors for acceptance of voice AI IoT model for rescue operations among first responders

Swarnamouli Majumdar, Sonny Kirkley


Social Event

Gala dinner at the „Brauhaus"

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Friday, 5th May 2023

8:30 – 9:30


9:30 – 10:30

Session 6 (Automation, AUTSYM Track I, in German)
Chair – Prof. Simanski

Field test on energy flows in residential buildings with PV systems, heat pump based heating and battery electric car operation

Ansgar Wego

Field test on seasonal behavior of an electric vehicle in everyday operation

Ansgar Wego

Einstellverfahren für Volumenströme für die Minidialyse

Nick Eisenblätter, Sven Lack, Horst Krüsemann, Jacqueline Hofrichter, Torsten Jeinsch

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00

Session 7 (Automation, AUTSYM Track II, in English)
Chair – Prof. Kraitl

Technologies for a Diagnostic Technique for HVAC Systems Using IoT and Cloud-based Architecture

Nikola Ivanovic, Benjamin Nast, Achim Reiz, Kurt Sandkuhl

Development of a diagnosis technique for air conditioning systems

Niklas Huhs, Jan Bartelt, Olaf Simanski, Olaf Hagendorf

DES Simulation with NSA-DEVS in Matlab

David Jammer, Sven Pawletta, Torsten Jeinsch

Integrating Reinforcement Learning and Discrete Event Simulation Using the Concept of Experimental Frame: A Discrete Event Control Case Study With MATLAB/SimEvents

Pawletta Thorsten, Bartelt Jan

12:00 – 12:15

Coffee Break

12:15 – 13:00

Keynote talk #3
Chair – Prof. Ahrens

Applications of Scientific Computing: Dealing with Uncertainty

Prof. Ekaterina Auer

13:00 – 13:15

Best Paper Award
Best Paper Presentation Award

13:15 – 13:30

Closing Ceremony


Best Paper Award

This year's Best Paper Award was given to

Grzegorz Kłosowski, Tomasz Rymarczyk and Konrad Niderla

for the paper

Improvement of electrical tomographic imaging of moisture by mixing machine learning models

Best Paper Presentation Award

This year's Best Paper Presenation Award was given to

Sebastian Völkel

for the presentation of the paper

Tuned Liquid Particle Damper for Optimising the Vibration Behaviour of Slender Structures


Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening is a sailing trip with the historic ship "Wissemara".
It starts from the old harbor in Wismar.

  • Venue: Old harbour
  • Meet time:
  • Wednesday at 15:45
  • Trip duration: 16:00 - 18:00

Please note: wearing shoes with pointed heels is not allowed.

Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner on Thursday evening is planned to take place in the old restaurant »Brauhaus«,
a traditional historical brewery in Wismar.

  • Venue: Restaurant »Brauhaus«
  • Meet time: Thursday at 18:00
  • Duration: 18:00 - 22:00