Celebrating 20 years of b-it!

November 11 is fast approaching, and so is the anniversary celebration of the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (b-it), to which we cordially invite you! Discover b-it – one of Europe's leading institutions for cutting-edge research and higher education in the field of information technology. For the past twenty years, we have been shaping the digital transformation in exchange with economy and society, focusing on Data Science and its application areas Media, Life Sciences and Autonomous Systems.


You can look forward to a colorful program:

  • Our founding directors, Prof. Dr. Armin B. Cremers, Prof. Dr. Matthias Jarke and Prof. Dr. Kurt-Ulrich Witt will be giving a welcoming speech, as well as Prof. Dr. Paul Plöger director of the b-it and Permanent Deputy Chancellor of RWTH Aachen Thomas Trännapp.
  • We are honored to have the keynote speech given by the renowned Professor and honored member of our advisory board Dame Wendy Hall from the University of Southampton.
  • The program also includes a poster session where 21 of our master’s students as well as alumni who are now PhD candidates, will present their scientific research. Look forward to meeting, networking and being inspired in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a snack and drink.
  • During the fishbowl discussion, master’s students, PhD candidates, alumni and friends of b-it can pose questions to our esteemed panelists on current topics and trends in computer science.
  • To close the event, the b-it advisory board will award the best students' posters their prizes.


As our capacity is limited, in person participation is by invitation only. For those of you who receive an invitation to join the celebration via Zoom, please do so. We look forward to your participation.


Friday, November 11, 2022
from 9.30 a.m. (CET)


Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (b-it)
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 6
53115 Bonn, Germany

Corona measures

To ensure the health and well-being of all attendees, we kindly ask that you attend the event if you are free of any cold symptoms. We would appreciate it if you could take a COVID self-test before arriving at the event (voluntary, no proof required). In addition, we encourage all participants to wear a face mask.

Enjoy an exciting and varied program with us:

Start End Event
09.30 10.15 Opening
Greetings from the b-it directors: Prof. (em.) Dr. Armin B. Cremers, Prof. (em.) Dr. Matthias Jarke, Prof. (em.) Dr. Kurt-Ulricht Witt.
Greetings from b-it Director Prof. Dr. Paul Plöger and Permanent Deputy Chancellor of RWTH Aachen Thomas Trännapp.
10.15 11.15 Keynote on the topic "Data, Geopolitics and the Governance of Cyberspace" by Dame Wendy Hall
11.15 12.45 Poster session and flying buffet
12.45 13.45 Fishbowl discussion on recent topics in the area of Computer Science
13.45 14.15 Closing
Poster award session
Please note:

The event is being held in hybrid format (in person for invited guests; online for everyone else). We look forward to celebrating together!

As part of the program, master's students from the three b-it programs as well as alumni PhD canditates will be presenting their research during the poster session. At the start of November, you will find their short video presentations here.

Livestream option

You would like to participate in the event? No problem!
You are welcome to join virtually and follow our livestream. We look forward to seeing you.

participate via Zoom

Scientific presentations of our master students and PhD candidates from the three b-it study programs

SmartCard – shopping cart reimagined!

A presentation by Nivedhitha Asokkumar, Rituja Pardhi and Srijeet Roy
Study program: Media Informatics

Shaping Textile Sliders – An evaluation of form factors and tick marks for Textile Sliders

A presentation by Oliver Nowak
Study program: Media Informatics

Circular Sector Embedding for Logical Query on Knowledge Graphs

A presentation by Shichen Zhan
Study program: Media Informatics

Evaluating docking methods using compunds targeting SARS-CoV-2 receptor

A presentation by Priya Kempanna
Study program: Life Science Informatics

Making Robots More Introspective: A study of Robot Skills for Failure-Aware Robots

A presentation by Alex Mitrevski
Study program: Autonomous Systems

A neuromorphic approach to obstacle avoidance in robot manupulation

A presentation by Ahmed Abdelrahman
Study program: Autonomous Systems

MigrAVE: Developing technologies to support children with Autism Sprectrum Disorder (ASD)

A presentation by Michal Stolarz and Natalia Quiroga Perez
Study program: Autonomous Systems

Design Thinking for gender diversity – The Educator

A presentation by Sai Limaye
Study program: Media Informatics

News Collector – a study on the user's perspective on Twitter's recommended content

A presentation by Cythia Garcia Velasco
Study program: Media Informatics

Influence of feature weight correlation in potency prediction of multi-target machine learning models

A presentation by Sanjana Srinivasan
Study program: Life Science Informatics

Using U-Net for dendritic spine segmentation in volumetric in-vivo muti-photon imaging

A presentation by Pragya Mishra
Study program: Life Science Informatics

COINS Map: Composable ontology-based INdoor semantic map

A presentation by Sushant Chavan
Study program: Autonomous Systems

PyTorch Time: popularizing deep learning in time series classification

A presentation by Vincent Scharf
Study program: Autonomous Systems

Design Thinking to tackle food waste

A presentation by Marius Nisslmüller
Study program: Media Informatics

An adaptive analysis pipeline for automated denoisng and evaluation of high-denstity electrophysiological

A presentation by Anoushka Jain
Study program: Media Informatics

Modeling of Huntington's Disease Trajectories with artificial intelligence methods

A presentation by Zexin Li
Study program: Life Science Informatics

Advancing clinical trials through artificial intelligence and data science

A presentation by Colin Birkenbihl
Study program: Life Science Informatics

Testing service robots in the field

A presentation by Argentina Ortega
Study program: Autonomous Systems

Specifying and generating simulated environments for verifying autonomous mobile robot scenarios

A presentation by Samuel Parra
Study program: Autonomous Systems