Communication Networks 3

(Kommunikationsnetze 3)

Main lecturer:

Prof. Riccardo Bassoli  Prof. Riccardo Bassoli

Teaching assistance:

  Swaraj Shekhar Nande                   Marius Paul


In this course we cover the most recent topics about communication networks such as

  • The future of communication networks
  • Basics of quantum mechanics
  • Quantum information theory
  • Quantum entanglement and synchronization
  • Quantum computing and circuit
  • Molecular communications
  • Post-Shannon communications

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Module Description


  • Module Number: ET-12 10 20
  • Language of the course: English.
  • Optional course, 9th Semester
  • Extent: 2 1 0 (V/Ü/P)

Course Schedule

  • Starting date: 11th October
  • Lectures: Tuesday at 14:50 and Wednesday at 11:10 every odd week


Prof. Bassoli, Prof. Fitzek, members of the chair, and invited experts like Dr. Hopfmann (IFW Dresden), Dr. Nötzel (TU München), Dr. Ferrara (TU München), and Prof. Almudever (Technical University of Valencia).


Most of the content of the lectures comes from our recently-published books

Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop

Quantum Communication Networks

Related Publications:

  • Riccardo Bassoli, Frank H. P. Fitzek, Emilio Calvanese Strinati: Why do we need 6G?, ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies, 2 (6), 2021.
  • Roberto Ferrara, Riccardo Bassoli, Christian Deppe, Frank H. P. Fitzek, Holger Boche: The Computational and Latency Advantage of Quantum Communication Networks, IEEE Communications Magazine, 59 (6), pp. 132-137, 2021.
  • Stephen DiAdamo, Janis Nötzel, Simon Sekavčnik, Riccardo Bassoli, Roberto Ferrara, Christian Deppe, Frank H. P. Fitzek, Holger Boche: Integrating Quantum Simulation for Quantum-Enhanced Classical Network Emulation, IEEE Communications Letters, 2021.
  • Juan A. Cabrera, Holger Boche, Christian Deppe, Rafael F. Schaefer, Christian Scheunert, and Frank H. P. Fitzek: 6G and the Post-Shannon Theory, Emmanuel Bertin, Noël Crespi, Thomas Magedanz (Ed.): Shaping Future 6G Networks: Needs, Impacts and Technologies, Wiley-IEEE, 2021, ISBN: 978-1119765516.


Date and timeTopic (Lecture / Exercise)RoomLecturer
11.10.22@ 14:50Vision of future communication networks (L)BAR /I15Prof. Frank Fitzek
18.10.22@ 14:50Quantum communication networks (L)BAR /I15Prof. Riccardo Bassoli
19.10.22@ 11:10Quantum communication networks (L)BAR /I15Prof. Riccardo Bassoli
25.10.22 @ 14:50Quantum mechanics: preliminaries (L)BAR-S4Swaraj Shekhar Nande
01.11.22 @ 14:50Quantum mechanics: preliminaries (L), (E)BAR-S4Marius Paul
08.11.22 @ 14:50Quantum entanglement (L)BAR-S4Marius Paul
15.11.22 @ 14:50Quantum information theory (L)BAR /I15Dr. Janis Nötzel
22.11.22 @ 14:50Quantum error correction (L)BAR-S4Dr. Roberto Ferrara
29.11.22 @ 14:50Quantum Programming Frameworks (L)BAR-S4Prof. Carmen G. Almudever
30.11.22 @ 11:10Quantum key distribution (L)BAR-S4Shima Hassanpour
06.12.22 @ 14:50Quantum synchronization (L)BAR-S4Swaraj Shekhar Nande
13.12.22 @ 14:50Components of practical quantum network implementations (L)BAR-S4Dr. Caspar Hopfmann
14.12.22 @ 11:10Practical quantum network scenarios (L)BAR-S4Dr. Caspar Hopfmann
04.01.23 @ 11:10Quantum computing and circuits (L)BAR-S4Swaraj Shekhar Nande
10.01.23 @ 14:50Recapitulation - Quantum communicationBAR-S4Marius Paul
11.01.23 @ 11:10Molecular Communication (L)BAR-S4Pit Hofmann
17.01.23 @ 14:50Molecular Communication (E)BAR-S4Pit Hofmann
24.01.23 @ 14:50Post-Shannon communications (L)BAR-S4Dr. Juan A. Cabrera Guerrero
25.01.23 @ 11:10Post-Shannon communications (L)BAR-S4Dr. Juan A. Cabrera Guerrero
07.02.23 @ 14:50Exam Preparation/Recap, ExercisesBAR-S4