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Welcome Addresses

I cordially welcome all of you to this symposium!

I am happy to see experts from all over the world gathering in Munich to consult with each other on their research findings and developments. I regard this as a compliment to Munich as a location of scientific endeavor: The Free State of Bavaria takes pride in having two of Germany’s most respected universities located in its state capital – Ludwig Maximilians University and Munich Technical University.

About ninety thousand young women and men at these two institutions of higher education devote themselves to their specialized subjects across the entire spectrum of science: Students from Munich are at the top of their scientific disciplines with respect to both domestic and international ratings. This provides eloquent confirmation of our policy in the area of education, science and research.

In this matter we place emphasis on cooperation between science and business. For that section of the sciences which is directly relevant for business, it is important to establish contact between theory and practice; by the same token, commercial enterprises for very good reasons set value on employees with first-rate and practice-oriented education.

This should not be taken to mean that “less-economic” sciences will be margina­lized on Bavarian university campuses, since our strength lies in diversity also at the institutions of higher education.


In this spirit I wish the symposium lots of luck and success.


-- Dr. Edmund Stoiber, Bavarian Minister-President

The Universität der Bundes­wehr München welcomes our guests from all over the world who will take part in the 10th International IEEE/IFIP Symposium on Integrated Network Mana­gement.

Though our university has three big faculties in social and economic sciences, we see ourselves as a technical university. The main research effort at our university takes place in four faculties comprising computer science and engineering disciplines resulting in considerable third party funding.

Financed by the Ministry of Defense and academically supervised by the Bavarian Ministry of Science, this university educates German officers up to their diploma, master or doctorate degrees. After 12 years of service, these men and women are able to integrate themselves easily into the civil labor market. Their high success rate is due to the combination of leadership ability and their profound academic education.

In research and teaching, we therefore highly encourage any combination of engineering and computer science with methods of modern management. One result of our efforts is the university-wide research program in Security and Safety. That you have chosen the Universität der Bundeswehr München as a venue for this conference makes us proud. It is only the second time that this conference will take place outside the USA.


I wish all participants lively and successful discussions!


-- Prof. Dr. Merith Niehuss, President of the Universität der Bundeswehr München