Welcome to Kiel – Sailing City!
Kiel is famous as the capital of sailing – yet there are more connections to the sea: the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is one of the leading institutes in the field of marine science; and research on Hydro- and Ocean Acoustics is carried out at the Federal-Army Research Institute.
Early on, the development of acoustic techniques played an important role in Kiel – a prominent example is the acclaimed Kieler scientist Alexander Behm, who invented the echo sounder and co-operated with Hermann Anschütz, a friend of Albert Einstein, who invented the gyrocompass (in fact, Albert Einstein visited Anschütz several times in Kiel to go sailing). Therefore, it is hardly surprising that DAGA will take place in Kiel for a second time. Back in 1997, the Federal-Army Research Institute hosted DAGA with an emphasis on underwater sound. In the coming year of 2017, the chair for Digital Signal Processing and System Theory of the Faculty of Engineering at Kiel University invites you to Kiel. The main research focus is on Speech and Audio Processing, Medical Signal Processing, and Signal Processing for Underwater Applications.
The Faculty of Engineering was established 25 years ago, the university of Kiel celebrated recently its 350th anniversary, and the city itself was founded almost 800 years ago. The population size of Kiel has seen ups and downs: 150 years ago, Kiel had only 19.000 inhabitants, but until 1930, numbers increased rapidly up to 300.000. The year 1944 brought the number down to 195.000. Today, almost 250.000 citizens are living in the capital of Schleswig-Holstein. A large number of them are students – nearly 600 at the art academy, 7.000 at the Polytechnic, and 24.000 at Kiel University (CAU).
On behalf of the Technical Faculty and Kiel University, we would like to welcome you to the DAGA 2017 – we look forward to seeing you in Kiel!