ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing

Congratulations to Tanveer Ali-Ahmad, Drona Nagarajan, Tobias Scheipel, and Marcel Baunach on being accepted to present and publish their work at the ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) 2024 in Avila, Spain. Their publications covered some crucial aspects of kernels of real-time automotive Operating Systems while keeping the strict AUTOSAR standards in mind. Both works highlight some fundamental problems prevalent in the design of RTOS kernels.

The first paper addresses the issues associated with empty activations of sequencer tasks in "Avoiding Empty Instances and Offset Drifts of Basic Sequencer Tasks in Automotive Operating System."  The second work addressed a critical issue in multicore synchronization with spinlocks in "Fair and Starvation-Free Spinlock for Real-Time AUTOSAR Systems." Both works were well received, and our colleagues could gather valuable feedback for future work on designing RTOS kernels.

April 2024

FazyRV RISC-V Core is Now Open Source!

We are excited to share that FazyRV, a scalable minimal-area RISC-V core, is now open source under a permissive MIT license. The work will be presented at the Computing Frontiers 2024 conference by Meinhard Kissich and Prof. Marcel Baunach. A research paper on design insights, an in-depth evaluation, and an outlook on future work will be published soon. We invite you to explore FazyRV by checking out the GitHub repository.

April 2024

Doctorate sub auspiciis praesidentis for Dr. Tobias Scheipel

Copyright: HBF/Peter Lechner

Our esteemed colleague Dr. Tobias Scheipel has been awarded with the Promotio sub auspiciis Praesidentis rei publicae, a truly special honor! He received this extremely rare promotion for his outstanding achievements at school, during his university studies, and during his PhD on “Advances in Dynamic and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems Design”. Congratulations on this remarkable success!

After his PhD, Tobias continued his research on flexible, modular and runtime reconfigurable processor architectures for embedded systems as a PostDoc at our institute. The Institute of Technical Informatics is proud to have such an excellent researcher in its ranks and wishes him all the best and continued success in his career!

Statement from TU Graz

Statement from the Federal President

März 2024

PhD Award from the Expert’s Group on Operating Systems

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Leandro Batista Ribeiro, who completed his PhD at our institute last year, has been granted the PhD award from the Expert's Group on Operating Systems (“Fachgruppe Betriebssysteme”) of the German Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI e.V.) for his dissertation “Advances in Dynamic Software Composition of Resource-Constrained Embedded Systems”.

The award certificate states: 

“The award-winning thesis impressed the reviewers with its scope, practical relevance and technical quality. The thesis deals with concepts for partial updating and formal verification of compositional software for OS-based embedded systems. The results presented are of great importance for technology and science.”

Congratulations to Leandro for this outstanding work!

März 2024

ITI Award Winners – March 2024

We are happy to announce that this semester’s ITI Student Excellence Award was given to Karl Heinz Pilz and Machael Kammerer for their excellent study results.
The prize comprises a certificate, a goodie bag, and the invitation to ITI events.
Congratulations and all the best for your future!

The next ITI Award will be presented in October 2024 and you can self-nominate until 15 September 2024. Details are provided here.

März 2024

Bachelor/Master Thesis Topics - SS 24

On March 12, we had the BSc/MSc thesis topics presentation for the summer term 2024 at our institute.
Thanks for coming, we hope you enjoyed it and found some interesting topics for your projects and theses!

If you missed the event, you can find a list of open topics here.
You can also bring your own ideas and discuss them with us to figure out how they can be translated into a thesis/project.

März 2024

OpenInnoTrain Research Exchange at UPTEC

Romana Blažević is currently on a four-week research exchange in Porto, Portugal, as a part of OpenInnoTrain project. The project focuses on open innovation and the translation of research results between academia and industry, and aims to enhance the potential of researchers in getting their research outcomes to the market. The core of OpenInnoTrain is to foster better opportunities for the collaboration between universities and industry and the translation of research results into products and services that will benefit society.

Romana is working with UPTEC - Science and Technology Park of University of Porto, which promotes the creation and development of projects in various fields through the exchange of knowledge between the university and the market.

She is continuously working on her research on trustworthy AI there, seeking input from industry partners for her future research and sharing her knowledge on the integration of such systems in environments where human lives are at stake (e.g., in the automotive domain).

März 2024

ECU Award and RTBS Award WS 2023/24

ECU Award
RTBS Award

Congratulations to all winners of the ECU Award and RTBS Award in the winter term 2023/24!

The ECU Award is granted for the best implementation of an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in the course “Embedded Automotive Software”.
This semester, Martin Lukas Mastnak and Clemens Georg Lechner received the award for their cruise control simulation using ERIKA OS.

The RTBS Award went to Christoph Hermann, Johannes Mayerhofer, and Maximilian Ogris for their implementation of the fastest bus protocol communication in the course “Real-Time Bus Systems” (RTBS).

February 2024

Conference talk at ICPADS’23

Nam Cao recently presented his paper “Geometric Data Augmentations to Mitigate Distribution Shifts in Pollen Classification from Microscopic Images” at the ICPADS’23 conference, which was part of the 2023 IEEE Cybermatics Congress in Ocean Flower Island (Hainan, China).

Nam’s work addresses the challenges faced by machine learning models when confronted with distribution shifts in the domain of automatic pollen identification from microscopic images. By introducing two novel geometric image augmentation techniques, he is able to significantly narrow the accuracy gap between the model performance on the train and test datasets. Details can be found in the pre-print version of the paper here.

Dezember 2023

Buying the right charger and USB-C cable

<a href="">Image by Mateus Andre</a> on Freepik
Image by Mateus Andre on Freepik

Although the EU has stipulated that electronic devices like mobile phones, tablets, cameras, headphones, and portable game consoles must have a standardized USB-C connector by the end of 2024, there are considerable differences in charging times and data rates between the available USB-C versions. Futurezone, with the support of our colleague Markus Schuss, has therefore published an article on what you should consider when buying a charger and USB-C cable. Here is the full article.

Dezember 2023

Goodbye Silvia!

After an incredible 36.5 years of dedicated work at our institute, our secretary Silvia Reiter is retiring. A farewell party is, of course, a must on this occasion. Silvia has been working at the ITI since it was founded in 1987. We therefore looked back together on this long period of time in which she has helped to make the ITI what it is today. A big thank you for all your hard work, and best wishes for a well-deserved retirement!

Dezember 2023

ITI Christmas Party

Wrapping up the year, a big THANK YOU to all ITI members for their hard work in 2023! We had a great time celebrating at the annual ITI Christmas party, this time at the Grand Hotel Wiesler. It was a blast, filled with laughter, good company, and a festive atmosphere. Here's to a great 2024!

Dezember 2023

Hans List Fonds Winner

We are pleased to announce that our colleague Fikret Bašić has been awarded the Hans List Fonds scholarship by AVL GmbH for the outstanding work on his dissertation on "Enabling Secure and Wireless Battery Management Systems". The work has been conducted as part of the EU KDT OPEVA project at the HW/SW-Codesign group under the guidance of Dr. Christian Steger. Congratulations to this success and all the best for your career as a PostDoc at our institute!

The Hans List Fonds scholarship was established with the goal of encouraging and supporting excellent graduates from all Styrian universities following the memories of the late AVL founder Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans List. Six scholarships are granted each year: two for master’s theses and four for dissertations, funded with 3000€ and 5000€ respectively. To apply for this scholarship, students have to write an essay explaining why their thesis is important in the areas of innovation, benefits to the environment, and usability. More information on the scholarship can be found here.

November 2023

Didaktik-Werkstatt 2023

ZertifikatUeberreichung 16.10.2023
© Foto Fischer

On October 16, the closing ceremony of the Didaktik-Werkstatt – a series of didactic workshops organized by the Science Space Styria in collaboration with all Styrian universities – took place. It was a pleasure to hear that both Hannah Brunner and Fikret Bašić from our institute were among the three candidates from Graz University of Technology who received the certificate for successfully completing this year’s the didactics program. Congratulations!

In order to receive the certificate, it was necessary to successfully complete at least three different workshops and participate in an online discussion phase for three weeks concerning different didactics topics.  The workshop topics are dynamic and change each year: in 2023, it was possible to expand the knowledge and skills by learning how to apply blended learning in modern classrooms, how to efficiently prepare exams, which methods are available to improve student engagement, which approaches to use for visualisation in teaching, how to train your voice, and more.

We would like to emphasize the importance of continuous training in university didactics, as tools and methods are constantly evolving and it is our responsibility to strive for the best learning outcomes for our students.

October 2023

ITI Award Winners - October 2023

The first ever ITI Student Excellence Award was granted during the BSc/MSc theses topics presentation in October.
Congratulations to the winners: Ahmed Ahmed, David Beikircher, and Maximilian Ogris! 
We wish you all the best for the future and continued success with your studies. 

The next ITI Award will be presented in March 2024 and you can nominate yourself until 15 February 2024. You can find more details here.

October 2023

Bachelor/Master Theses Topics - WS 23/24

Here are a few impressions from the presentation of our BSc/MSc theses topics on 10 October.
Thank you all for coming! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, and if you have any suggestions for improvement, please let us know.

Are you interested in doing a thesis/project with us but could not attend this event? Check out the list of open topics here.
If you already have your own idea for a thesis or project, do not hesitate to contact us! We will be happy to discuss your ideas and the possibilities of turning them into a thesis/project.

October 2023

Best Paper Award at EWSN'23

The latest research results of ITI's LENS group were in the spotlight at the 20th International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN'23) hosted in Rende, Italy.

Eight researchers from the Low-power Embedded Networked Systems (LENS) group have attended the conference and successfully presented several papers, posters, and live demonstrations.
In particular, BLoB and InSight were selected among the three best paper nominees, and BLoB ultimately received the best paper award!

September 2023

Highlights from the Mobile Computing Lab

Olga Saukh‘s Mobile Computing Lab is one example of courses at ITI where students can really get creative: while working on their own programming project, students learn the basics required for developing innovative smartphone applications. This includes knowledge about signals and data that smartphones can gather, as well as the mathematical tools necessary to process the data, such as signal processing and machine learning.

A highlight of this year’s student demos is COFFECTLY by Theo Gasteiger: coffee enthusiasts will understand the importance of shot timing in the extraction of a perfect Espresso. COFFECTLY is a novel iOS application that enables automatic shot timing as well as coffee brand classification, based on acceleration measurements. You can find the videos of Theo’s and other student demos here.

Juli 2023

Neue Stellenausschreibung

Die Forschungsgruppe Intelligent & Networked Embedded Systems am Institut für Technische Informatik der Technischen Universität Graz (Österreich) sucht zur Verstärkung ihrer Forschungs- und Lehrtätigkeit eine/n hochqualifizierte/n Postdoc (Universitätsassistent/in mit Doktorat). Mehr Informationen hier.

Mai 2023

ITI Student Excellence Award

Hast du 10 oder mehr Kurse am ITI absolviert und in mindestens 4 Kursen die Note "Sehr gut (1)" erhalten? Bewirb dich für den ITI Student Excellence Award und gewinne!

Zweimal im Jahr werden wir die besten Studenten in ihren BSc- und MSc-Studiengängen im Rahmen einer besonderen Preisverleihung auszeichnen. Informationen über das Bewerbungsverfahren und die Fristen findest du hier.

April 2023

Best Poster Award at the Second Otto Nußbaumer Workshop

Auch in diesem Jahr nahmen zahlreiche ITI-Doktoranden am Otto-Nußbaumer-Workshop für Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie auf Schloss Retzhof teil, um ihre Arbeiten zu präsentieren, und wir freuen uns, dass auch in diesem Jahr wieder ein Doktorand unseres Instituts ausgezeichnet wurde: Herzlichen Glückwunsch an Elisabeth Salomon zum Gewinn des Best Poster Award!

April 2023

Bachelor / Master Theses Topics Presentation

On Tuesday, March 7, we presented our Bachelor / Master Theses topics for the summer semester 2023. You will find open thesis topics and additional information here.
We are always looking for highly motivated students, so feel free to contact us with your own idea as well.

March 2023

Best Paper Award at the International Workshop on Energy Harvesting & Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems

Congrats to Hannah Brunner and her colleagues for receiving the Best Paper Award at the International Workshop on Energy Harvesting & Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems (ENSsys'22) in Boston, USA. Link to the paper.

November 2022

Mobile Computing Lab

Wir zeigen eine Auswahl erfolgreich abgeschlossener Projekte aus der Lehrveranstaltung "Mobile Computing Lab" im SS'22 an der TU Graz. Die Studierenden nutzten eine breite Palette von Smartphone-Sensorsignalen, trainierten und optimierten maschinelle Lernmodelle, entwarfen eine ansprechende Benutzeroberfläche und entwickelten schließlich nützliche und leistungsstarke Android-Apps. Meistens stammt die App-Idee von einem Studenten! Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu diesem fantastischen Ergebnis!

Juli 2022

Best Presentation Award

This semester's PhD student seminar and the "First Otto Nußbaumer Workshop on Information and Communications Engineering" at Retzhof Castle (Bildungshaus Retzhof) ends with a great achievement: Leandro Ribeiro wins the best presentation award. Congratulations!

Thanks also to Prof. Gernot Kubin presenting the award.

You can download his presentation here.

April 2022

Neues Doktoratsprogramm

Für ein neues Doktoratsprogramm zu Verlässlichen Elektronik-basierten Systemen suchen wir fünf DissertantInnen. Link

November 2021

Doppelter Erfolg beim SciPix Wettbewerb

Am Institut für technische Informatik wird nicht nur auf international höchstem Niveau geforscht, sondern wartete zuletzt auch, beim TU Graz internen Fotowettbewerb „SciPix“, durch die Näherbringung der Forschung an ein breites Publikum auf. In der Kategorie „Publikums-Sieger*innen“ wurden die Fotos von Philipp Stelzer (1. Preis) und der Embedded Automotive Systems Group (2. Preis) von einem breiten Publikum zu den Plätzen 1 und 2 gestimmt. SciPix

1. Preis: Fail-Operational Umgebungswahrnehmungs-Plattform Es handelt sich hierbei um eine Plattform, die mit verschiedenen Sensoren zur Umgebungswahrnehmung ausgestattet ist. Mithilfe der Flash-LiDAR-Sensoren wurden Sicherheitskonzepte im Falle von auftretenden Störungen oder Systemausfällen geprüft und analysiert. Hardware/Software Codesign

2. Preis: Das "Metamorphic Spinning Wheel" zeichnet ein Bild Das "Spinning Wheel" basiert auf einer rotierenden Reihe von LEDs. Die EAS-Gruppe hat sowohl den Prozessor als auch das Betriebssystem entwickelt. Der Forschungsschwerpunkt liegt auf rekonfigurierbarer Hardware und modularer Software, die beide während des Betriebs aktualisiert werden können. Embedded Automotive Systems

October 2021

Zwei Auszeichnungen bei der IEEE DCOSS'21 Konferenz

Großer Erfolg des ITI bei IEEE DCOSS'21. NES-ForscherInnen wurden mit den Best Paper Award bei der Hauptkonferenz und beim UrbCom'21 Worskhop ausgezeichnet.

Link zur Konferenz
Link zum Workshop

July 2021