Laser scanners and the demographic shift: the research topics of young scientists

HTW Berlin welcomes over 200 participants to the 16th Young Scientists' Conference (NWK16)

One young scientist investigated whether laser scanners could be used for au-tomatic traffic counts. Another looked at whether the demographic shift could adversely affect the innovation power of companies. Around 70 young scientists from universities of applied science in central and eastern Germany will present their research findings at the 16th Young Scientists' Conference (NWK16). The event will take place on 16 April 2015 at Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW Berlin). Sandra Scheeres, Berlin's Senator for Education, Youth and Science, is the conference patron. The event has attracted a great deal of interest – over 200 people have already registered to attend.

The one-day conference provides young scientists with a forum for presenting their current research in the form of lectures or posters. The attendees can look forward to contributions from the applied natural sciences, design, culture and media science, information and communication technology, engineering, the life sciences, the social sciences and economics.

The top contributions will be honoured: awards will be conferred for the best paper, poster, posterflash and speech. The Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag pub-lishing house will also be publishing the conference proceedings in electronic form. It will include around 70 research papers.

The Young Scientists' Conference is taking place for the sixteenth time. Since the kick-off event in Merseburg in 2000, different universities have hosted the conference – most recently, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences.

“We are extremely pleased to be hosting this year's NWK16,” said Prof. Matthias Knaut, Vice President of Research at HTW Berlin. The event is the perfect ex-pression of the university's aim to further support young scientists. In Novem-ber 2014, HTW Berlin hosted the first Doctorate Conference of the University Alliance for Applied Sciences (HAWtech) at which the Berlin Declaration was agreed. The six universities of applied sciences belonging to HAWtech are calling for the right to award doctorates.

16th Young Scientists' Conference (NWK16)

Thursday, 16 April 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
HTW Berlin, Campus Wilhelminenhof, Wilhelminenhofstraße 75A, 12459 Berlin, Germany
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