From Malaga to Lemgo

Doctoral student collects input from the field of 5G at inIT

Prof. Jürgen Jasperneite, Supervisor Prof. Pedro Merino Gómez (University of Malaga), Francisco Luque Schempp and Dr. Lukasz Wisniewski (f.l.t.r.)

Francisco Luque Schempp is 27 years old and is a guest doctoral student at the Institute Industrial IT for three months. He has a B.Sc. degree in telematics engineering and the M.Sc. degree in telematics engineering and telecommunication networks from the University of Malaga and is currently working on his doctoral thesis with the title “Zero Touch Configuration of 5G Non-Public Networks for Deterministic Communications “. We talked to him:

How did you get in touch with the inIT?

We read some interesting articles related to my PhD topics from the inIT team, so we decided to contact them and ask for a possible collaboration. After an exchange of emails, we presented our ideas and current work and they agreed to integrate me into the team for these 3 months.

What are you working on at the inIT?

I am currently working on building a simulation model for TSN over 5G. I am extending the previous simulation model from the inIT team, adding some features that allow this model to be used as a kind of digital twin of the entire network. In addition, we will collaborate on a current task of one of the inIT projects. The idea is to configure the 5G network automatically based on the requirements of the application, so we need to define which parameters are relevant in the 5G core for this purpose.

What are your goals for your time at the inIT?

The main goal during my stay here is to make a significant contribution to my PhD. My intention is to finish the simulation model and work towards the 5G network auto-configuration. Simultaneously, I hope to increase my knowledge on Industrial Communication and Intelligent Automation. Finally, our plan is to write an article based on my work and establish a way for our groups to collaborate on future projects.

How do you like the environment here? 

In my opinion, the mix of Industry and Science is the perfect combination to create a research environment where the requirements of the companies can be achieved. Companies can define real use cases and the results of the research projects can help the business model of these companies. Furthermore, having a real laboratory like SmartFactoryOWL for Industry 4.0 in collaboration with the Fraunhofer IOSB-INA facilitates cooperation between companies and research institutions.

What do you like about living in Lemgo / Germany?

I think that Lemgo is a very nice place to live, especially if you work as a researcher, because there are important institutions relevant to the industry. Lemgo is quieter than a big city and has beautiful views. I have met great people here so I would recommend this experience to everyone.