This not-to-be-missed social event aims to provide PhD students and young professionals, with an opportunity to expand their network of contacts. It is organized by the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) and supported by the IEEE ITSS German Chapter and the IEEE Germany Young Professionals AG and it is open for all ITS practitioners in general, and for the IEEE IV 2022 conference participants in particular.

Attendance is by registration only; tickets are available for purchase via the conference registration website. The number of tickets is limited. Tickets will be made available on a first come, first served basis, with priority to IEEE ITSS student members and members who are within 15 years of receiving their first professional degree. Note that IEEE members are not ITSS member by default (ITSS membership is additional, on top of IEEE membership). Therefore, you are only bindingly registered after we have checked your status and sent you a confirmation by e-mail. Until then, your registration is only an application.

The social event is planned to be on Saturday June 4th, 2022, to act as an icebreaker before the conference official start with workshops on Sunday. The agenda will be as follows:

Time Frame Activity
14:00 – 16:00 Tour of Aachen old town by foot (Starting point: Tourist Information at Elisenbrunnen)

Get to know the many facets of the historic old town: winding alleys, historical places, fountains, and old town houses. At a guided tour history is brought to life. Whether Aachen Cathedral, town hall or dolls fountain; you will see the most beautiful places of Aachen old town, hear exciting stories, and get a chance to eat the unique Aachener Printen.

16:00 – 18:30 The “Dreiländereck”

Get on a bus or hike to the Dreiländer-Punkt (Three-Country Point), where Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium meet. Surrounded by varied nature, the area offers various hiking trails and viewing platforms. Furthermore, there are many restaurants and cafés to choose from with the different cuisines.

19:00 – 22:00 Grill evening at Humboldt-Haus

The Humboldt Haus is the international community center of RWTH Aachen University, and as the saying goes: “good food makes a good day”. So just like that let’s make the day special with a BBQ grill evening party with plenty of food and drinks.