Dortmund International Research Conference 2022

Dortmund IRC 2022


1st - 2nd July 2022


Dortmund, Germany






15th of May


from the 1st of June

Conference Information

This is the 13th annual edition of the Dortmund International Research Conference and the first ever to take place in a hybrid format.

The conference provides a unique opportunity for Master students, PhD students, and lecturers to get together, exchange ideas and insights from their current studies and research work, present their work in plenary sessions, learn from each other and participate in lively discussions during our social events. The concept provides young researchers with a welcoming platform where they can actively participate in scientific discourse on a diverse range of topics.

  • Education, Workplace & Employability
  • Sustainability
  • Digital Transformation
  • Engineering & Informatics
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management

We invite researchers, lecturers, Master and PhD students to submit papers exploring scientific findings, practical reports, and educational topics. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to any other journal or conference. The recommended volume is 4 to 10 pages (in English only).

Students, especially master and PhD students, are also invited to present posters and demonstrations relating to their work. Each poster should be presented as an abstract, maximum two pages in length, including the title, author names, emails, keywords, and the abstract itself. Practical demonstrations and prototypes are also welcome. All posters must be original and not simultaneously submitted to any other journal or conference.

Please see the Call for Papers for further information on how to submit a paper for Dortmund IRC 2022.

The conference is open free of charge to all students, researchers, partners, and everyone who is interning to share this experience with us.

Please registration for ordinary attendance (without presenting a paper) via

The Dortmund IRC takes place at Emil-Figge-Str. 44:

How to get to the venue:

  • By City Train. 
    The city train S1 runs regularly between the central station ‘Hauptbahnhof’ and the university on workdays till 7pm every 15min, on the weekends every 30min.
  • By Subway and Bus.
    Take the metro U42 from the stop “Reinoldikirche”, direction Hombruch. Exit at the stop “An der Palmweide”. You can take several buses
    from there to campus: 445, direction Otto-Hahn-Straße, 462, direction Huckarde Bushof, 447, direction Huckarde Bushof. Exit at the stop ‘Emil Figge Strasse’
    or ‘Dortmund Universität’.
    For Otto-Hahn-Strasse 23, please take bus 445 and exit at ‘Martin-Schmeißer-Weg’, or take bus 462 and exit at ‘Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Straße’.
  • By Car.

    The campus is closely located to the autobahn intersection “Dortmund West”, where the Autobahn A45 crosses the Autobahn B1/A40. Take the exit
    “Dortmund Dorstfeld” on B1/A40 from where road signs lead you to the Technical University (TU Dortmund), FH Dortmund is located in the same area.

Some limited funding is available for students and researchers at partner universities to enable them to come to Dortmund and present at the conference. Please contact the organisers for further information.

If you need an invitation letter for a work/university or for a visa please write an email to

The Organisation Committee and Chairmen:

Carsten Wolff
Christian Reimann
Ekaterina Hermann
Ekaterina Mikhaylova
Nargiza Mikhridinova

Programme Committee:

Anatoly Sachenko, WUNU, Ternopil, Ukraine
Andrea Kienle, FH Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
Bassam Hussein, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Chinwi Mgbere, NU, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Christine Beckmann, TH Mittelhessen, Mittelhessen, Germany
Elena Vitkauskaitė, KTU, Kaunas, Lithuania
Galyna Tabunshchyk, NUZP, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Guillermo Artana, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ingo Kregel, FH Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
José Ramón Otegi-Olaso, UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain
Katrin Löhr, FH Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
Moramay Ramirez, Universidad Tecnológica de Tecámac, Mexico
Nerea Toldedo Gandarias, UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain
Nhiem Lu, FH Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
Peter Arras, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Rao Aamir Khan, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Ruta Ciutiene, KTU, Kaunas, Lithuania
Sergey Bushuyev, KNUCA, Kiev, Ukraine
Stephan Recker, FH Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
Wolfgang Tysiak, FH Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany

Professional development.
Develop hard and soft skills, upgrade your CV, and start refining your research interests and/or career path.

Test your research ideas and findings, and benefit from instant feedback from fellow students, professors, and professionals.

Connect with likeminded students and professionals in different sessions and through the social programme. Our online participants can check out the fellow IRC attendees in IRC People to find potential collaboration partners.

International insights.
Meet participants, guests, and speakers from all over the world.

People who attended in previous years had plenty of positive things to say:

“Supportive and collaborative atmosphere providing great space to discuss research efforts, supported by both informal social events and more formal sessions.”

“One of the strengths is that people keep coming back, so you meet people again and you get to know them, you get familiar with them, so the level of work that you can do afterward with them or even if you meet them online, makes it a much easier conversation and collaboration.”

“The IRC Conference is a good combination of industry and academia, it is always worthwhile.”


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