ISDS/Research/Projects

Open Projects

MTZ - Medical Telematics Center
Staff member
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1994
End: 30.10.1998
3DNET6: Multi-site Haptic Cooperation sharing 3D Virtual Objects over Internet v6
Staff member
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1994
End: 29.09.1998
EONT: An Experiment in ODL using New Technologies
Staff member
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1994
End: 30.08.1997
EUROPE MMM: Efficient Usage of Remote and Online Publication of MultiMedia Material
Staff member
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1994
End: 30.01.1999
HERALD: Hyperwave Enhanced Rated Link Database
Staff member
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1994
End: 29.06.1998
HYMN: Hyperwave Marketing Needs
Staff member
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1994
End: 29.09.1998
HYPKON: A Teleconferencing System
Staff member
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1994
End: 30.10.1998
Infomed-Austria
Staff member
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1994
End: 30.05.1999
LIBERATION: LIBraries: Electronic Remote Access to Inormation over Networks
Staff member
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1994
End: 29.11.1998
HM-Card: Hypermedia Authoring System
Staff member
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1994
End: 29.06.2000
J.UCS: The Journal of Universal Computer Science
J.UCS - the Journal of Universal Computer Science - is an electronic journal that is the prototype for electronic publishing in the future. Using Hyper-G for distribution it provides all search and navigation mechanisms of large scale hypermedia systems and therefore makes it easy to locate interesting articles. Readers can perform variable scope searches to find papers, then they can browse them on screen either in hypertext mode or in high quality PostScript mode, or they can get high quality PostScript documents for printing. Even PostScript documents provide full hyperlink support when reading them on screen. Articles in J.UCS can be accessed very fast using a wide net of servers distributed all over the world. J.UCS also supports annotations to existing articles informing the readers of new research results or errors. Writing articles for J.UCS is very easy using PostScript as the main submission format, even standard hyperlinks such as literature references are generated automatically.
Staff member
Project Leader
Dana Kaiser
cand.mag.
Funding sources
  • Springer Verlag GmbH
External Partners
  • KNOW-CENTER GmbH - Research Center for Data-Driven Business & Big Data Analytics
  • JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Institut für Hyper-Media-Systeme
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1994
End: 11.10.2018
STIMMT: Styrian Traffic Information On Multimedia Technology
Staff member
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1994
End: 30.03.1999
TICIT: Congress Organisation over WWW
Staff member
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1994
End: 30.12.1999
Publications
Staff member
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1994
End: 30.01.2002
DINO: Distributed Interactive Network Objects
Dinopolis is an open-source project implementing a middleware platform for an arbitrarily distributed, arbitrarily scalable component framework. One of the very important goals of this project is the definition of a very special object-, component- and interrelation model which does not exist in any of today's systems. An additional speciality that is also not addressed by any other system world-wide is the concept of embedding and combining arbitrary existing systems.
Staff member
Other Functions
Klaus Schmaranz
Univ.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1996
End: 29.06.2005
GENTLE: GEneral Networked Teaching and Learning Environment
By providing a powerful Web-based classroom environment GENTLE-WBT combines the benefits of distance learning with the advantages of 'learning together' in a traditional classroom. GENTLE addresses today's needs of corporations and universities to deliver cost-effective, easy-to-use training courses for employees and students - anytime and anywhere. GENTLE has already been tested by dozens of universities, a major bank in Germany, an automobile company, an international food company, and similar institutions. Using GENTLE, learning and training costs may be reduced and valuable information may be easily shared thus supporting a continuous learning process. Courseware creation and reuse is supported by the various so-called wizards, managers and tools that take over routine tasks and provide guidance for more sophisticated undertakings, using helpful user interfaces. Additionally, GENTLE can also be used as an administration system, managing trainees' records (exercise assignments, certificates, learning progress etc.), classes (who may or has to participate in a course etc.) and for keeping statistics on courses (quality, efficiency, acceptance, etc.). One of the strength of GENTLE-WBT is its flexibility concerning customizations, thus it can be easily implemented in different environments. With varying features, the system is designed to meet the users' needs and support the requirements of a learning process in an electronic wor...(this text has been cut automatically)
Staff member
Funding sources
  • Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austrian Aeronautics Research (AAR), AIT
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1996
End: 30.12.2000
MTP (Medical Telematics Platform)
MTP is a large research project of the IICM together with the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The goal of this project is the development of software for the first virtual arbitrarily distributed, electronic patient record worldwide. In this project special care has to be taken to meet all requirements concerning the distribution of objects as well as all data safety and security aspects arising from this distribution.
Staff member
Other Functions
Karl Blümlinger
Christof Dallermassl
Dipl.-Ing.
Klaus Schmaranz
Univ.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
External Partners
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., DLR
Research areas
Start: 31.12.1997
End: 29.06.2005
WWW - Knowledge Management
Staff member
Research areas
Start: 31.05.1998
End: 28.02.2000
MUSICWEB: Developing New Tools for Music Education, Using Wide-Area Networks and Hypermedia Technology
Music Web CONNECT is a consortial project to develop the resources, technical infrastructure and demonstration applications to provide a well-structured learning environment of a diverse body of students of Music. The aim of this "proof-of-concept" project is to develop common network access to music-educational materials designed to facilitate their integration into a wide variety of music courses and independent-learning scenarios, and to unlock the specialist skills and resources available within individual institutions so that they can be exploited for the general educational benefit of the community at large. Common design, common modes of access and common management of materials provide valuable cross-fertilization while enabling the distinctive characteristics of the courses offered by individual institutions to be preserved.
Staff member
External Partners
  • University of Glasgow, Department of Music
  • Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM)
  • Royal Conservatory in Den Haag
Research areas
Start: 31.10.1999
End: 30.12.2002
CORONET: Corporate Software Engineering Knowledge Networks for Improved Training of the Work Force
The project deals with development and implementation of a new training approach, which is essentially based on learning in corporate knowledge network environments, collaborative work with human experts as part of the training sessions, and visualisation of courseware contents and learning profiles. The project aims to develop and implement a new hypermedia learning environment to support the approach and to improve hypermedia courseware production through reuse of existing knowledge packages on software engineering methods and techniques. Finally, the training approach and the training environment is supposed to be validated in industrial environments.
Staff member
Other Functions
Nikolai Scerbakov
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Funding sources
  • European Commission - Europäische Kommission, EU
External Partners
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Experimentelles Software Engineering, IESE
  • The University of New South Wales, UNSW
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung Darmstadt, IGD
Research areas
Start: 31.01.2000
End: 29.04.2002
WBT - Master: Web Based Training Master Environment
The project deals with the development of an intelligent, adaptable learning environment to support different trianing process applied in real training situations.
Staff member
Other Functions
Nikolai Scerbakov
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Research areas
Start: 31.01.2000
End: 30.03.2002
UWIK - Universal web-based communication system
Advantages and disadvantages of existent web technologies (news groups, mailing lists, chat rooms, etc.) are analyzed. This projects aims to develop new tools to improve the security of these technologies.
Staff member
Other Functions
Hermann Maurer
Em.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.
Funding sources
  • Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Verkehr
Research areas
Start: 30.04.2000
End: 30.05.2001
Brockhaus multimedial
Staff member
External Partners
  • JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Institut für Hyper-Media-Systeme
Research areas
Start: 31.12.2000
End: 30.12.2006
e-Wörterbücher
Staff member
External Partners
  • JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Institut für Hyper-Media-Systeme
Research areas
Start: 31.12.2000
End: 30.12.2006
Teaching Aids for Human-Computer Interaction
Techniques and aids for teaching HCI are being developed. In particular, a constructed exercise for studnets to evaluate, called ZIPPY, is under development.
Staff member
Other Functions
Keith Andrews
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Research areas
Start: 31.12.2001
End: 30.01.2005
ARCS Intranet
Implementation of a intranet server system including some Web applications on the basis of a Hyperwave Information Server.
Staff member
Head of Department (Project Leader
Christian Gütl
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
External Partners
  • KNOW-CENTER GmbH - Research Center for Data-Driven Business & Big Data Analytics
Research areas
Start: 31.12.2001
End: 30.01.2003
MIRACLE: Multimedia Information Repository - A Computer-based Language Effort
Staff member
Head of Department (Project Leader
Hermann Maurer
Em.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.
External Partners
  • JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
  • University of Auckland, Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science
Research areas
Start: 31.08.2002
End: 30.01.2006
VA-TECH Intranet Application
Within the framework of this project the module NEWS-system of the VATECH intranet system will be adapted. With the introduction of new document classes for document hierarchies and document listings new functionalities are integrated.
Staff member
Head of Department (Project Leader
Herbert Legenstein
Dipl.-Ing.
Research areas
Start: 31.12.2002
End: 30.10.2003
Cooperative-Learning
Staff member
Head of Department (Project Leader
Hermann Maurer
Em.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.
Other Functions
Nikolai Scerbakov
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Research areas
Start: 31.12.2002
End: 30.01.2004
Reports of the ÖAW-Intranet System
Staff member
Head of Department (Project Leader
Christian Gütl
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Research areas
Start: 31.01.2003
End: 30.03.2003
Administration of the ÖAW-Intranet System
The intranet system of ÖAW including the editorial system of the publishing house, is periodically maintained and enhanced. Additionally, statistics of the system will be provided.
Staff member
Head of Department (Project Leader
Christian Gütl
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Research areas
Start: 28.02.2003
End: 30.05.2004
Update on IS6 – Innovative Concepts and its Implementation
Staff member
External Partners
  • KNOW-CENTER GmbH - Research Center for Data-Driven Business & Big Data Analytics
Research areas
Start: 31.03.2003
End: 29.11.2003
XML-Converter for the Austrian Encyclopaedia
Staff member
Head of Department (Project Leader
Christian Gütl
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Research areas
Start: 30.04.2003
End: 30.07.2003
Biographical Encyclopaedia - ÖAW
Staff member
Head of Department (Project Leader
Christian Gütl
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Research areas
Start: 30.04.2003
End: 29.06.2003
Evaluation and Enhancements of Teamworkspaces
Staff member
Head of Department (Project Leader
Herbert Legenstein
Dipl.-Ing.
External Partners
  • KNOW-CENTER GmbH - Research Center for Data-Driven Business & Big Data Analytics
Research areas
Start: 31.05.2003
End: 30.12.2003
Design of an eLearning Platmform
Staff member
Head of Department (Project Leader
Herbert Legenstein
Dipl.-Ing.
External Partners
  • KNOW-CENTER GmbH - Research Center for Data-Driven Business & Big Data Analytics
Research areas
Start: 30.06.2003
End: 30.12.2003
Feasibility Studie - Feasibility Study on an Archiving and Information System
Feasibility Study on an Archiving and Information System
Staff member
Head of Department (Project Leader
Christian Gütl
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Research areas
Start: 31.07.2003
End: 30.12.2003
Adele - Adaptive e-Learning with Eye-Tracking (AdeLE)
Eye-Tracking Supported E-Learning represents a new and innovative approach to adaptive elearning methods. Basically, the idea is to introduce an improved, real-time-capable eyetracking procedure for intelligent user profile deduction on the one hand, and the use of a dynamic background library on the other hand. By means of eye-tracking, the behaviour of the learner is recorded in real-time and used for adaptive knowledge transfer. This information produces among others detailed user profiles through more targeted identification of the actually consumed knowledge units. The dynamic background library provides further information to the learning units, corresponding to the needs and knowledge of the learner. Different user-interface approaches to adaptive knowledge transfer will be developed and evaluated. New visualization methods will open successful learning behaviour to the learner and will help identify knowledge connections.
Staff member
Project Leader
Maja Pivec
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.
Contact
Christian Gütl
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Participant / Staff Member
Victor Garcia-Barrios
Dipl.-Ing.
Felix Mödritscher
Dipl.-Ing.
Funding sources
  • Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, BMVIT
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur, BMBWK
External Partners
  • FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH, Studiengang Informations-Design
Research areas
Start: 31.10.2003
End: 30.10.2007
EU - SCARD - Side Channel Analysis Resistant Design Flow
The threat of side-channel attacks is of crucial importance when designing systems with cryptographic hardware or software. Especially smart cards and related micro-chip systems have shown considerable vulnerabilities in this respect. Side-channel attacks analyze and exploit the information produced by some system by, for example, measuring its power consumption or the electro-magnetic emanation of this system. From these traces the attacker can potentially make conclusions about the secret data involved in a computation inside the system. Meanwhile, simple power analysis (SPA), differential power analysis (DPA), and their related attacks, simple and differential electro-magnetic emanation analysis (SEMA, DEMA), became known to a broader public, and thus pose the biggest threat. In the following, we will refer to these side-channel analysis methods and related attacks by using the acronym SCA. In SCARD, we propose to enhance the typical micro-chip design flow – from high level system description over register transfer layer description down to gate level net lists, and finally placement & routing of the micro-chip – in order to provide a means for designing side-channel resistant circuits and systems. Moreover, we intend to study the whole phenomenon of SCA in a consistent manner, and will also provide appropriate analysis tools and design tools for the designer of secure systems. We consider these additional ingredients of the traditional design flow of micro-chips as necess
Staff member
Head of Department (Project Leader
Manfred Aigner
Dipl.-Ing.
Participant / Staff Member
Christoph Herbst
Dipl.-Ing.
Stefan Mangard
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Maria Elisabeth Oswald
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Stefan Tillich
Dipl.-Ing.
Johannes Wolkerstorfer
Univ.-Ass., Dipl.-Ing.
Other Functions
Thomas Popp
Funding sources
  • European Commission - Europäische Kommission, EU
External Partners
  • Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
  • KU Leuven, Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography, COSIC
  • Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu, TÜBİTAK
  • KU Leuven
Research areas
Start: 31.12.2003
End: 30.05.2006
Electronic Publishing (ÖAW)
Based on the Hyperwave Server Technology the architecture and the design of the infrastructure needed for electronic publishing have been design and implemented. The project also covers administration and support as well as the migration of the templates of the Hyperwave server. In addition, some special components for the Austrian Biographical Encyclopaedia have been specified and implemented.
Staff member
Project Leader
Walter Friedrich Schinnerl
Dipl.-Ing.
Funding sources
  • Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Research areas
Start: 31.12.2003
End: 30.01.2007
EU - DELOS - Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries
DELOS is a Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries partially funded by the European Commission in the frame of the Information Society Technologies Programme. It started on 1st January 2004 and has a duration of 48 months. It presently has 55 members. Digital Libraries represent a new infrastructure and environment that has been made possible by the integration and use of a number of IC technologies, the availability of digital content on a global scale and a strong demand from users who are now on-line. They are destined to become an essential part of the information infrastructure in the 21st century. The DELOS vision for digital libraries is that they should enable any citizen to access all human knowledge any time and anywhere, in a friendly, multi-modal, efficient and effective way, by overcoming barriers of distance, language, and culture and by using multiple Internet-connected devices. The new generation digital libraries should not just be seen as static information repositories but as growing, interactively, and collaboratively used nuclei of what will be at some stage, a good part of human knowledge that depends as much on information as on communication. The main objective of DELOS is thus to contribute to the development of the enabling technologies so that its vision for digital libraries may become reality. Digital Libraries is a multi-disciplinary field whose progress relies on the advancement of many enabling technologies. It is of crucial importance that the research activities that are carried out separately under these enabling technologies are integrated with research activities being conducted within the digital library field, and we consider that to be the main task of DELOS. DELOS also aims at disseminating knowledge of digital library technologies to many diverse application domains. It can provide specific user communities with access to advanced digital library technologies, services, testbeds, and the necessary expertise and knowledge to facilitate their take-up.
Staff member
Project Leader
Hermann Maurer
Em.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.
Contact
Harald Krottmaier
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Participant / Staff Member
Denis Helic
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Robert Stubenrauch
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.
Funding sources
  • European Commission - Europäische Kommission, EU
External Partners
  • Stichting Centrum Voor Wiskunde En Informatica
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
  • Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, ÖAW
  • OFFIS e.V.
  • Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, FORTH
  • ERCIM - European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics
  • Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nationaal Archief
  • State archives in Poland (Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwów Państwowych)
  • University of Southampton
  • Université de Paris - Sud 11
  • Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
  • Università degli Studi di Urbino - "Carlo Bo"
  • Universita degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Facolta di Ingegneria di Modena
  • Technical University of Crete
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Strathclyde
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, NTNU
  • Ionian University
  • Imperial College London
  • Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • Universität Konstanz
  • Universität Bremen
  • Masaryk University
  • Universiteit Van Amsterdam
  • Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, USTL
  • Universität zu Köln
  • Universität Basel
  • Università della Svizzera italiana, University of Lugano
  • Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
  • University of Glasgow
  • Technische Universität Wien, TU Wien
  • Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • Università degli Studi di Padova
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETH
  • University of Leeds
  • The University of Queensland
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • University of Bath
  • Università degli Studi di Bari
  • Lunds universitet
  • University of Lancaster
  • HITT - health information technologies tirol GmbH
  • Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe, CVCE
  • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR
  • Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, NeuroMathComp, INRIA
  • Institut for Videndeling v/Hanne Albrechtsen
  • ICCS - Institute of Communications and Computer Systems
  • Magyar Tudományos Akadémia, Számítástechnikai és Automatizálási Kutatóintézet, MTA SZTAKI
Research areas
  • Digital Libraries and Information Systems
Start: 31.12.2003
End: 30.12.2007
MISTRAL - Measurable Intelligent and Reliable Semantic Extraction and Retrieval of Multimedia Data
Multimedia data has a rich and complex structure in terms of inter- and intra-document references and can be an extremely valuable source of information. However, this potential is severely limited until and unless effective methods for semantic extraction and semantic-based cross-media exploration and retrieval can be devised. Today’s leading-edge techniques in this area are working well for low-level feature extraction (e.g. colour histograms), are focussing on narrow aspects of isolated collections of multimedia data, and are dealing only with single media types. MISTRAL follows the following lines of radically new research: MISTRAL will extract a large variety of semantically relevant metadata from one media type and integrate it closely with semantic concepts derived from other media types. Eventually, the results from this cross-media semantic integration will also be fed back to the semantic extraction processes of the different media types so as to enhance the quality of the results of these processes. MISTRAL will focus on most innovative, semantic-based cross-media exploration and retrieval techniques employing concepts at different semantic levels. MISTRAL addresses the specifics of multimedia data in the global, networked context employing semantic web technologies. The MISTRAL results for semantic-based multimedia retrieval will contribute to a significant improvement of today’s human-computer interaction in multimedia retrieval applications.
Staff member
Project Leader
Christian Gütl
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Participant / Staff Member
Bibiane Angerer
Mag.rer.soc.oec.
Victor Garcia-Barrios
Dipl.-Ing.
Maria Elisabeth Oswald
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Martin Ruhmer
Dipl.-Ing.
Other Functions
Karl-Christian Posch
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Martin Schläffer
Bakk.techn.
Funding sources
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur, BMBWK
  • Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG) , FFG
Research areas
Start: 31.12.2003
End: 30.12.2006
Usage of Desktop-Applications in Business Environments
Design and implementation of a feasibility study concerning desktop software usage in small and medium businesses. The objective of this project is to analyze the usage patterns of desktop users: which tasks are done by computer - what software packages and functionalities are used? The research is the basis of case-scenarios of Open Source Software on desktop computers.
Staff member
Coordinator
Siegfried Vössner
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Project Leader
Keith Andrews
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Stefan Grünwald
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Research areas
Start: 31.05.2004
End: 30.12.2005
EU - EPHRAS - A multilingual phraseological learning material
Goal of this project is to develop and produce multilingual phraseological learning material on CD-ROM along with a multilingual user handbook.
Staff member
Funding sources
  • European Commission - Europäische Kommission, EU
External Partners
  • Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik
Research areas
Start: 30.09.2004
End: 29.09.2006
Endowment Professorship for future-oriented Media
At the beginning of 2005 the "Styria Medien AG" made a generous amount available to Graz University of Technology, which allows a new Professorship for future-oriented Media at the IICM.
Staff member
Project Leader
Frank Kappe
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Participant / Staff Member
Mensur Celikovic
Peter Kovanda
Christian Safran
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Funding sources
  • Styria Media Group AG
Research areas
  • Innovative Media Technologies
Start: 31.12.2004
End: 30.12.2008
DYONIPOS - DYnamic ONtology based Integrated Process OptimiSation
The DYONIPOS mission is to develop context sensitive, intelligent, and agile semantic technolgoies which provide the basis for significant productivity improvement of knowlege intensive organization. Agile semantic technologies will enable the uniform handling of structured as well as unstructured business process parts and data, thus supporting two crucial roles a knowledge worker has to fill in a business processoriented envrionemtn: Support for process executers in the efficient, standardized but still flexible execution of business processes and support for process engieners int he definition such standardized processes based on existing work practice. DYONIPOS will develop new technology suitable to cope with dynamic and agile organizational environemnts while still allowing a high levels of standadisation and control.
Staff member
Project Leader
Keith Andrews
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Participant / Staff Member
Martin Wohlfahrt
Bakk.techn.
Gerhard Wurzinger
Bakk.rer.soc.oec.
Funding sources
  • Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, BMVIT
  • Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG) , FFG
External Partners
  • KNOW-CENTER GmbH - Research Center for Data-Driven Business & Big Data Analytics
Research areas
  • Information Visualisation
Start: 28.02.2006
End: 28.02.2008
EU - APOSDLE - Advanced Process-Oriented Self-Directed Learning Environment
Lifelong Learning has become an essential ingredient for success within our knowledge society. The EU project APOSDLE develops a software platform and tools to support you to learn @ work: Learn within the context of your immediate work and within your current work environment. The new Advanced Process-Oriented Self-Directed Learning Environment will provide you with practical guidance, learning content and expert advice when you need it and where you need it.
APOSDLE offers individual learning support to people working with information and contributing new content to an organisations knowledge pool. These knowledge workers may include e.g. engineers, researchers, software developers, consultants, or designers. It follows a learn @ work approach meaning that learning takes place in the users immediate work environment and context.
The key distinction to traditional eLearning systems is that APOSDLE provides integrated technological support for all three roles a knowledge worker fills at the workplace: the role of the worker, the role of the learner, and the role of the expert.

In a world of rapid change and continuous technological innovation the economy of the European Union relies heavily on the ability of their knowledge workers to learn efficiently and especially to apply new knowledge effectively within their work processes. The goal of the project is to enhance knowledge worker productivity by supporting informal learning activities in the context of knowledge workers' everyday work processes and within their work environments. The key distinction of the APOSDLE approach as to more traditional (e)Learning approaches is that APOSDLE will provide integrated ICT support for the three roles a knowledge worker fills at the professional workplace: the role of Learner, the role of Expert, and the role of Worker. As far as possible, this support will be provided within the work environment, and not in a separate learning environment. It exploits synergies between learning and knowledge management by reusing content not originally intended for learning. Finally, it will be based on sources available within an organizatin - specifically business space, (e)Learning systems, and knowledge management - and not require a switch to a new system. The outcome of APOSDLE will be a methodology and reference architecture for workplace learning. In order to ensure the general applicability of this outcome we will use an application-driven approach to cover the needs of three different organizations: a network of SMEs, a public organization, and a large corporation. The prime deliverables of the APOSDLE project will be de domain-specific APSODLE Environements embedded into theapplication partner organizations. Using these environments, we aim to demonstrate and evaluate the benefits of seamless integration of learning and working in the professional workplace. In addition to the reference architecture, we will deliver domain-independent tool frameworks which allow for the rapid creation of domain-specific environments.
Staff member
Project Leader
Ilire Hasani-Mavriqi
Dipl.-Ing.
Helmut Leitner
Dipl.-Ing.
Klaus Tochtermann
Dr.rer.nat.
Participant / Staff Member
Günter Beham
Bakk.techn.
Franjo Bratic
Arber Djerdjizi
Robert Hoffmann
Dipl.-Ing.
Nermin Kajtazovic
Peter Wilfried Krasser
Barbara Kump
Mag.rer.nat.
Felix Mödritscher
Dipl.-Ing.
Viktoria Pammer
Dipl.-Ing.
Other Functions
Frank Kappe
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Funding sources
  • European Commission - Europäische Kommission, EU
External Partners
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung Rostock, IGD
  • Industrie- und Handelskammer Darmstadt, IHK
  • JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
  • EADS Innovation Works
  • City University London, School of Informatics, Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design
  • Universiteit Twente, Faculteit Gedragswetenschappen, Instructional Technology
  • Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Centro per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, FBK
  • KNOW-CENTER GmbH - Research Center for Data-Driven Business & Big Data Analytics
Research areas
Start: 28.02.2006
End: 27.02.2010
Konzeption und Umsetzung von E-Government-Funktionen in den elektronischen Systemen der Landesverwaltung
The project "Konzeption und Umsetzung von E-Government-Funktionen in den elektronischen Systemen der Landesverwaltung" is a cooperative project between "Amt der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung, Fachabteilung 1B, Informationstechnologie" and "Knowledge Management Institute (KMI), Graz University of Technology". Administrations nowadays are forced to shift their operations to electronic and particularly online platforms to improve efficiency, convenience and better accessibility of public services. In particular, "Land Steiermark" has the intention to make most of their processes and services available via Internet in the next few years. Examples of these services are: filing of application via Internet, digital signature, e-payment, central name and address registers, electronic delivery of notifications, etc. KMI/TU-Graz supports the E-Government department of "Land Steiermark" in the realisation of this plan/enterprise. With their expertise in the areas of knowledge management, knowledge transfer and E-Government and their fundamental knowledge of necessary technologies KMI/TU-Graz assists "Land Steiermark" especially in the following fields: - development of concepts for E-Government solutions - architectural design of E-Government applications and services - prototypical implementation of E-Government applications and services
Staff member
Participant / Staff Member
Ernad Besirevic
Ronald Fellmann
Bakk.techn. Dipl.-Ing.
Wilfried Lackner
Dipl.-Ing.
Helmut Mader
Dipl.-Ing.
Arian Mavriqi
Bakk.techn.
Wolfgang Prinz
Dipl.-Ing.
Funding sources
  • Amt der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung, Informationstechnik, FA1B
Research areas
Start: 30.04.2006
End: 30.12.2010
WBT-Master
The IICM provided the software (WBT-Master) for the e-Learning enviroment of the TUG - TeachCenter (including implementation, administration and servicing). Further - upon request - new features and applications will be developed and implemented.
Staff member
Contact
Nikolai Scerbakov
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Participant / Staff Member
Denis Helic
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Olga Karpovych
Research areas
Start: 31.05.2006
End: 11.10.2018
EU - BERNSTEIN - The Memory of Papers
The objective of project Bernstein is to create an integrated European digital environment for the expertise and history of paper. The project will interlink all existing European databases of paper reproductions, make their content accessible to specialized image processing tools for the measurement of paper features, and provide an interface to the digital resources of domains related to paper studies or by which the knowledge about papers can be enriched and contextualized. Additionally, a strong dissemination plan including ready to deploy paper expertise software packages will ensure the sustainabiltiy of growth and interest in paper studies beyond the project's lifetime.
Staff member
Contact
Walter Friedrich Schinnerl
Dipl.-Ing.
Participant / Staff Member
Selvedin Catakovic´
André Perchthaler
Martin Ruhmer
Dipl.-Ing.
Funding sources
  • European Commission - Europäische Kommission, EU
  • European Commission, Information Society and Media Directorate-General
External Partners
  • University of Liverpool
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell'Arte
  • Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg , LABW
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS
  • Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB
  • Deutsche National Bibliothek, DNB
Research areas
Start: 31.08.2006
End: 27.02.2009
Report Goolge - A report on dangers and opportunities posed by large search engines, particularly Google
The aim of our investigation was to discuss exactly what is formulated in the title. This will of course constitute a main part of this write-up. However, in the process of investigations it also became clear that the focus has to be extended, not to just cover Google and search engines in an isolated fashion, but to also cover other Web 2.0 related phenomena, particularly Wikipedia, Blogs, and other related community efforts.
Staff member
Project Leader
Hermann Maurer
Em.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.
Participant / Staff Member
Frank Kappe
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Narayanan Kulathuramaiyer
M.Sc.
Other Functions
Gerhard Pail
Oberrat Mag.rer.soc.oec.
Funding sources
  • Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, BMVIT
Research areas
  • Digital Libraries and Information Systems
Start: 31.05.2007
End: 29.09.2007
AEIOU Metadaten-Export - A General Cultural Archive of Austria
A General Cultural Archive of Austria
Staff member
Project Manager at the Organizational Unit
Hermann Maurer
Em.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.
Funding sources
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur, BMBWK
External Partners
  • JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Research areas
  • Digital Libraries and Information Systems
Start: 31.05.2007
End: 30.10.2007
Studie Ö-Portal - Studie eines Portals mit adaptiven Benutzerschnittstellen
Ziel des Vorhabens ist es, innerhalb eines im Entstehen begriffenen Österreichportals mehrere technische Neuigkeiten zu testen und zu evaluieren.
Staff member
Contact
Hermann Maurer
Em.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.
Participant / Staff Member
Christina Fressel
Katharina Ziegler
Funding sources
  • Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, BMVIT
Research areas
Start: 31.08.2007
End: 30.08.2008
EU - Tempus_MSCEL - M.Sc. Curriculum in E-Learning (MSCEL)
The specific objectives of this project are: - To develop and implement M.Sc. curriculum in e-learning at Serbian partner universities according to EU practice and current e-learning specifications. - To solve needs of e-education development in Serbia recognized by The Government Strategy for information society, new Law of Higher Education in Serbia, Ministry of Education and eLearning Task Force group recommendations.
Staff member
Project Leader
Denis Helic
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Participant / Staff Member
Nikolai Scerbakov
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Funding sources
  • European Commission - Europäische Kommission, EU
External Partners
  • Univerzitet u Kragujevcu, Technical Faculty Cacak, Department of Computer science, Telecommunications and Automatization
  • University of Brighton, Faculty of Management and Information Sciences, School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences
  • University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, International relations office
  • Univerza v Mariboru, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, racunalnistvo in informatiko
  • Univerzitet u Nisu, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Computer Science Department
Research areas
Start: 31.08.2007
End: 30.08.2009
BMWF SCASE - Technical and Social Challenges related to Collaborative E-Learning in Central and South Eastern European Countries
One of the key issues in establishing and promoting Information and Knowledge Society in the south East Europe countries (SEE) is the question of Information and Communication Technolgoy (ICT) literacy among the citizens of these countries. As current research studies show the level of that literacy in these countres is still very low and unsatisfactory. The aim of this project is to towrk out an RTD roadmap towards a network-based educational platform as a concrete means to achieve more general goals: The platform shall be accessible to a wide basis of citizens of the Western Balkan regardless of their age, gender, prior ICT knowledge, literacy level, nationality, of social status. Such an educational platform would serve as media and content delivery platform for educational content on ICT. However, the educational purpose can be only seen as a kick-off for a wider social, networking, and community purpose. As experiences from other developing countries show network educational platforms that included community aspects attracted a larger number of users, initiated discussion and collaboration, caused network effect, and in turn resulted in improved increase in ICT literacy.
Staff member
Project Leader
Denis Helic
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Funding sources
  • Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft, BMWFW
External Partners
  • Univerzitet u Tuzli, University Centre for Distance Education Development (UCDED)
  • University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mathematics, Automated Reasoning Group
  • Univerza v Mariboru, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, racunalnistvo in informatiko
Research areas
  • Digital Libraries and Information Systems
Start: 30.09.2007
End: 29.04.2008
EU - ALICE - Adaptive Learning via Intuitive/Interactive, Collaborative and Emotional systems
Despite a great potential and some initial successes, e-learning systems do not yet have the impact that many believe is possible. Moreover, the gap seems to be increasing because of the greater expectations of the current generation (Digital Natives) who have grown up with modern technology. There are also more general problems. In particular, an over-emphasis on cost effectiveness has meant that content is often not as strong as it needs to be and this deficiency has contributed to a lack of user engagement and some high attrition rates. Studies have consistently highlighted the important relationship between engagement and learning, with students who are highly motivated being more likely to engage in the learning process. ALICE aims at building an innovative adaptive environment for e-learning combining personalization, collaboration and simulation aspects within an affective/emotional based approach able to contribute to the overcoming of the quoted limitations of current e-learning systems and content. In other words the proposed environment will be interactive, challenging and context aware while enabling learners demand of empowerment, social identity, and authentic learning experience. The defined system will be able to effectively involve learners in educational, cultural and informative activities in two specific contexts: university instruction (with particular emphasis on scientific topics) and training about emergency and civil defence (as for example the behaviour to take at a personal and collective level when the treat of a big risk shows up e.g. a natural event like earthquake, or a fraudulent one like terrorist attack). The ALICE starting point will be an already existing e-Learning platform named IWT developed exploiting experiences and know-how gained in several EC projects. ALICE results will be experimented with real users in real learning and training settings in order to evaluate the impact of the offered innovative features.
Staff member
Project Leader
Christian Gütl
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Gerhard Pail
Oberrat Mag.rer.soc.oec.
Other Functions
Martin Ebner
Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Funding sources
  • European Commission - Europäische Kommission, EU
External Partners
  • Fundació per la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Coventry University
  • Centro di Ricerca in Matematica Pura ed Applicata, CRMPA
Research areas
Start: 31.05.2010
End: 30.05.2012
CBVI - Cross Border Virtual Incubator
With learner outside traditionanl cohorts increasing and univiersities just awakening to the LLL charter, the need to act on adult learners & workers is apparent. By years of experience, ODL institutions can flexibly act on the adult population, simultaneously a population with higher chances to succeed in entrepreneurial activities, as identified by the Kauffman Foundation. Cross Border Vitual Incubator (CBVI) flexibly reaches out to workers & learners to promote entrepreneurship and enterprise creation. It has the objective to demonstrate a social andn learner-centric entrepreneurship environment for theh acceleration of new starters and corss border knowledge exchange.
Staff member
Project Leader
Christian Gütl
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Funding sources
  • European Association of Distance Teaching Universities, EADTU
External Partners
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County
  • Open Universiteit Nederland, OU
  • Universitatea "Politehnica" din Timisoara
  • Miskolci Egyetem
  • Anadolu University
  • Universita Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO, UTIU
  • Tallinna Ülikool
  • Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED
  • Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej w Lublinie, MCSU
  • Swansea University
  • Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Research areas
Start: 30.09.2010
End: 29.09.2012
4 W - Was wir wissen wollen
Die Informationsmenge im Web birgt große Gefahren: z.B. kann Redundanz zu einer Art "Gehirnwäsche" führen; sie erzwingt auch die Verwendung von Systemen wie Google oder Wikipedia, die damit zu einem de facto Wissensmonopol werden. "Alles, was wir wissen müssen, steht in der Wikipedia" ist ein typischer Ausspruch dazu! SchülerInnen und LehrerInnen steigen im Projekt in die Forschung zur "Information integration" ein, die mit dem Zusammenführen von Wissenstücken neue Sichten erschließt.
Staff member
Project Leader
Frank Kappe
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Contact
Hermann Maurer
Em.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.
Funding sources
  • Österreichischer Austauschdienst GmbH - Agentur für Internationale Bildungs- und Wissenschaftskooperation, OeAD
Research areas
Start: 31.10.2012
End: 30.10.2013
CONNECT - Blogmobil [Original in Deutsch: Ein Blogmobil fährt durch die Steiermark]
Students of the degree course Journalism and Public Relations of the university of applied sciences Joanneum will connect "old knowledge" with new informations spaces. Historical knowledge objects (usually scanned books) and "born digital" information elements in the Austria-Forum and Wikipedia will linked to blog posts and collected (personal) memories. For this undertaking we will develop at the Technical University Graz algorithms for information integration and for knowledge extraction from (historical) book collections and the consolidation of these objects with lexica. The transformation of text into online knowledge environments will be accomplished using semantic technologies and will implement a content authoring system for the integration of knowledge into online reference works and innovative knowledge repositories. The Connect project will focus on the growing need for effective multilingual content processing to support educational and business applications and will enable people to make sense of (historical) books through a web service.
Staff member
Project Leader
Frank Kappe
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Funding sources
  • Amt der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung, Abteilung Wissenschaft und Gesundheit, FA Gesundheit und Pflegemanagement, A8
External Partners
  • FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH
  • Freunde des Austria-Forums - Verein zur Förderung der digitalen Erfassung von Daten mit Österreichbezug, Fakultät für Informatik - Technische Universität Graz
  • Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Universitätsbibliothek, Forschungszentrum VESTIGIA
Research areas
Start: 31.05.2013
End: 30.01.2014
QS Unterstützung - Sourcecodereview
Review of sourcecodes
Staff member
Funding sources
  • Hyperwave GmbH
Research areas
Start: 30.09.2013
End: 29.09.2014
Enhanced Assessment Item Generation with Multimedia for Learning
Automatic item generation (AIG) is an emerging research topic in the domain of technology-based assessment. AIG has demonstrated extensive cost savings in item development. Automatic item generation has gained significant interest over the last years in order to overcome the adaptivity and scalability issues of the current item production model. Current approaches for AIG lack of using multimedia elements in test items, feedback elements are not generated and the generation process do not use external resources, like Open Educational Resources (OER) or educational models available on the Web. The goal of this project is to investigate the generation of assessment items with external content sources, including multimedia and educational resources in order to a) increase the diversity of test items, their authenticity, as well as their potential to attract language learners to use them, and b) to extend the generation process with a feedback element while reducing the effort and time to develop large item banks for different use cases. The new AIG approach will improve the process of variable creation in assessment items and in assessment item generation in particular by supporting the identification of semantic and multimedia variables rather than numeric and linguistic variables. Further, the AIG approach will adapt the classical three step generation process by incorporation the retrieval and reuse of multimedia elements as auxiliary information, as supporting or as contextual information in the assessment item. Finally, it mechanism are developed to retrieve and select educational resources to include them as feedback hence to support the formative assessment process. This includes OER, which are becoming widely available in a number of repositories. The new AIG is in-line with several key evolutions in the field of technology-enhanced learning, including the development of Open Educational Resources (OER) and the availability of personalized learning services, which include also computer adapted tests (CAT). Besides a qualitative evaluation of the multimedia items by assessment experts, several field studies with stakeholders will serve to detect potential quality issues and collect first psychometric properties in three scenarios: a) Language learning while shopping, b) Language learning while using public administrative online services or using services provided to tourists, c) language learning while visiting a museum.
Staff member
Research areas
Start: 31.12.2013
End: 30.12.2016
IDERBLOG - Iderblog [Original in Deutsch: Individualisiertes Differenziertes Rechtschreibtraining durch Korrektur von für Schüler relevanten, selbst verfassten Texten]
The existence of computers, tablets and mobile phones allows a new access of the learners to the wirting process. Learners use both computers and the internet for writing purposes. While writing down what they have experienced they train their orthographic skills through using an intelligent dictionary. Providing that innovative access to writing is the objective of the IDERBLOG project. In the course of this 3-year-project an internet-based platform is created which enables learners to sustainably improve their orthographic skills while drafting their own texts. IDERBLOG is aimed at the primary section of schools in German speaking countries. By using the platform teychers can improve their students' writing competencies while fostering a contemporary approach to the writing process at the same time. Via the publicatin on the Internet, handling their own data safely and competently becomes part of the students' tuition of German as a school subject. The studnets' increased writing and orthographical competency entails improved performances at school in other subjects as well. Reading and writing are part of the key competencies of a successful school career.
Staff member
Project Manager at the Organizational Unit
Martin Ebner
Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Frank Kappe
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Funding sources
  • Kultusministerkonferenz - Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD)
External Partners
  • Kirchlich Pädagogische Hochschule Wien/Krems
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Wien
  • Landesinstitut für Pädagogik und Medien
  • Albert-Weisgerber-Grundschule St. Ingbert
  • Gemeindeschule Raeren
Research areas
Start: 30.11.2014
End: 30.08.2017
UX Day 2015
conference
Staff member
Project Manager at the Organizational Unit
Keith Andrews
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Research areas
Start: 14.10.2015
End: 30.01.2016
Education-STELA - Successful Transition from secondary to higher education using Learning Analytics
The main goal of the project is to enhance a successful transition from secondary to higher education by means of learning analytics. To this end the project will develop, test, and assess a learning analytics approach that focuses on providing formative and summative feedback to students in the transition. On top of the development of a student dashboard, the project will develop dashboards for the student counsellors and teachers, hereby disclosing a vast amount of information that can be used to improve counselling and teaching practices. To realize this ambitious goal the project gathers a multidisciplinary team of learning analytics researchers, educational technology experts, experts in the transition from secondary to higher education, and practitioners. Thanks to this multidisciplinary team, the project will tackle all the different steps required for the application of learning analytics: data collection, data analysis, data visualization, dashboard design, dashboard development, and last but not least the actual implementation and thorough evaluation of the learning analytics approach. By applying the developed learning analytics approach to diverse educational contexts in a variety of case studies (different countries, different admission policies, different faculties), the clear potential for mainstreaming and for extension to other fields than the transition is shown. Since the developed software and tools will be distributed under an open-source license, this potential is even further increased. Finally, the project will provide an in-depth review of the different steps needed to use learning analytics in the transition from secondary to higher education. This review is translated to concrete policy recommendations concerning the use of learning analytics to raise the quality in education.
Staff member
Funding sources
  • European Commission - Europäische Kommission, EU
External Partners
  • Nottingham Trent University, NTU
  • KU Leuven
  • SEFI - European Society for Engineering Education
  • Technische Universiteit Delft, Microelektronica en Computer Engineering
Research areas
Start: 31.10.2015
End: 30.10.2018
DIGI4PRODUCTION - Implementation of digiitisation trends for Smart Production of small and medium sized enterprises
DIGI4PRODUCTION is dedicated to the topic "Impact of Digitalization Technologies and Innovative Trends on the Intelligent Production of the Future".
Staff member
Funding sources
  • Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG) , FFG
Research areas
Start: 31.08.2017
End: 27.02.2018
FWF - E-Learning - Current and future E-Learning Science
Research and Development in the field of Learning Science from different points of views becomes more and more important from a basic research point of view as well as in the light of application. The reasons are among others (a) the strong need for learning and teaching in science education (STEM) at all levels in developed countries as well as in developing countries, and (b) the great chances brought by digitalization in learning and teaching for closing the gap between current and target states. (c) Both of these objectives have to be grounded on scientific results and methods in psycho-pedagogical science and in computer science which are covered by Cognitive Science and e-Learning Science. Specific objectives: (a) presenting and exchanging current research about Learning Science, (b) discussing and planning future joint Research, Development and Innovation in the field of e-Learning Science, (c) seeking further opportunities for cooperation, e.g. a virtual doctoral seminar, joint publications.
Staff member
Funding sources
  • Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF), FWF
External Partners
  • KNOW-CENTER GmbH - Research Center for Data-Driven Business & Big Data Analytics
  • National Taichung University of Education
  • National Academy for Educational Research, NAER
  • Fu Jen Catholic University
Research areas
Start: 12.09.2017
End: 15.09.2017
FWF - Echo-Kammern - Facing the Threats of Virtual Echo Chambers in Schools!
Constructively dealing with societal problems requires a process of opinion formation, which is preceded by a critical search of information from different perspectives and an evaluation thereof. It is thus with concern that we observe communicative processes in social media, which co-determine the current discourse on education policy under the notion of virtual echo chambers: user behavior in Facebook, WhatsApp and Co appears to be affected by a strong tendency or inertia of drawing virtual circles around like-minded people and to cut oneself off from alternative viewpoints. Due to this development and our concerns about the public as a hub of different perspectives, the Austrian Ministry of Education e.g. considers introducing a specific subject on the acquisition of digital competences. The present Top Citizen Science (TCS) initiative takes up this consideration and aims at developing a training of pertinent competences and a design of supportive technologies in a transdisciplinary cooperation between school and university, i.e., through a combination of practical knowledge of teachers and a scientific knowledge, in particular of computer scientists and cognitive psychologists. The focus is on the acquisition of competences that enable students to (i) become aware of causes and consequences of an echo chamber and (ii) face them by means of a critical-reflective search for information. The scientific starting point of this TCS initiative is the currently running FWF project OMFix (Overcoming Mental Fixation, P27709; https://omfix.wordpress.com). It deals with memory-psychological causes of mental fixation in social Web environments and develops an innovative logic of mentally stimulating information services. The TCS-based extension by the expertise of educators in teaching and training critical thinking and search will allow us to apply, deepen and implement insights gained in OMFix to the conceptualization of interdisciplinary training measures in the context of collaborative and inquiry-based learning. Methodologically, the approach is complementary to the experimental-quantitative approach of P27709: In the course of several workshops at schools, hands-on exercises on Web-based search and social interaction will take place. Qualitative analyses of observational protocols will then serve to identify difficulties and to discuss them with teachers and students in focus groups.
Staff member
Funding sources
  • Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF), FWF
External Partners
  • Höhere Lehranstalt f Land- u Ernährungswirtschaft d Schulvereins d Schulschwestern
  • Tallinna Ülikool
Research areas
Start: 30.09.2017
End: 29.04.2018
Domus - Driving with Electric Vehicles
The project goal is to develop and test the effectiveness of a software prototype to increase efficient driving through an onboard application that provides the driver some kind of feedback based on critical competence indicators. CSS will review literature and existing work to determine appropriate computerizable structures of competencies that contribute to efficient driving. The efficient driving competence structure (EDCS) should allow the mapping of a learning driver into the structure via a set of defined indicators such as vehicle sensors or others (also part of task 1). Based on the EDCS, CSS will develop feedback strategies necessary for a learning driver to acquire the competencies needed to increase his or her driving efficiency. CSS will document the competence structures, mapping to competence indicators, and feedback plans in such a form so that a computer programmer can implement a software prototype including an interface that dynamically detects a driver’s competence state and provides appropriate feedback. CSS will provide test scenarios in the form of descriptions of driver-vehicle-context test situations that trigger the appropriate system behavior and measure the human learning responses and include a listing of the desired responses with reference to the competence structures.
Staff member
Funding sources
  • Kompetenzzentrum - Das virtuelle Fahrzeug Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, VIF
Research areas
Start: 31.12.2017
End: 30.12.2018
ConMon - Predictive Maintenance for Products
The goal of this project is to create a prototype for condition monitoring in test environments: Based on a data evaluation of already existing data, an appropriate classification and a prediction model will be built. This prediction model is then used to classify real-time data and to make predictions (with aquality criterion).
Staff member
Funding sources
  • Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH, FFG
  • Pro2 Future GmbH, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
External Partners
  • Pro2 Future GmbH, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Research areas
Start: 31.12.2017
End: 30.12.2020
EU - CHIC - Chicory as a multipurpose crop for dietary fibre and medicinal terpenes
The Chicory Innovation Consortium’s (CHIC) twofold objective is to (i) explore new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) in chicory for the production of production of immunomodulatory inulin and medicinal terpenes - products with clear benefits for consumers - and ii) to co-develop with stakeholders sustainable innovation pathways for NPBTs. For pursuing this goal the project will evaluate in parallel the value of four different NPBTs (tilling, gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9 for genomic insertion and transient expression, and cisgenesis) with respect to their technical and economic potential, health, and environmental risks, and socio-economic impacts. During the project period the regulatory framework in the EU is likely to be clarified resulting in some NPBTs being considered and regulated as genetically modified plants and others which would not be covered by this legislation. In line with the principles of responsible research and innovation (RRI) project activities will involve stakeholders during the entire R&D process and results will be communicated to interested publics involving also activities by artists. Die TU Graz is WP leader for developing and implementing the RRI-type project design, in particular for the stakeholder engagement. On top TU Graz will conduct analyses of policies relevant to and of possible social impacts of the cultivation of GE chicory.
Staff member
Funding sources
  • European Commission - Europäische Kommission, EU
External Partners
  • JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
  • VTT - Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus
  • Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnologica, iBET
  • Europese Organisatie Voor Wetenschappelijk Plantenonderzoek, E.P.S.O. IVZW, EPSO
  • Fundacja Art & Science Synergy Foundation, ASSF
  • Istituto Agrario di San Michele all'Adige, Fondazione Edmund Mach, FEM
  • Wageningen University and Research, Stichting Wageningen Research
  • Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, USTL
  • Univerzitet u Beogradu, Institut za biološka istraživanja „Siniša Stanković" , IBISS
  • Wageningen Universiteit
  • Plant & Food Research Ltd, PFR
  • Julius Kühn-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen, JKI
  • Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie, IPB
Research areas
Start: 31.12.2017
End: 29.06.2022
ELSA-GEA - Ethical, legal, and socio-economic aspects of genome editing in agriculture
ELSA-GEA investigages possible ethical, legal, and socio-economic aspects of genome editing in agriculture. The overall aim of the project is to inform the public debate and to improve the knowledge base for policy decisions. TU Graz is in charge of stakeholder engagement on technical, scientific, legal, and socio-economic aspects of gene editing.
Staff member
Funding sources
  • Julius Kühn-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen, JKI
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF
External Partners
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie
  • Leibniz Universität Hannover, Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences - CELLS
  • Julius Kühn-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen, JKI
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Institut Technik-Theologie-Naturwissenschaften (TTN)
Research areas
Start: 31.12.2017
End: 30.10.2019
TA Genome Editing - Interdisciplinary Technology Assessment
This technology assessment investigates the prospects and challenges associated to the application of genome editing in human medicine, plant and animal breeding, microorganisms-based industrial biotechnology, and do-it-yourself (DIY) biology laboratories. The focus thereby lies on prospects for applications, risks, economic, legal and ethical implications for Switzerland.
Staff member
Funding sources
  • Institut für Höhere Studien, IHS
  • Stiftung für Technologiefolgen-Abschätzung - TA-Swiss
External Partners
  • Katholisch-Theologische Privatuniversität Linz
  • Hochschule Luzern
  • Institut für Höhere Studien, IHS
Research areas
Start: 31.12.2017
End: 27.02.2019
MH - Modelling Health (MH) - Computer Modelling for Better Health
Technology Assessment of acceptability of computer simulation and modelling in health care technologies.
Staff member
Funding sources
  • Amt der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung, Abteilung Gesundheit, Pflege und Wissenschaft, Geschäftsstelle des Zukunftsfonds Steiermark, A8
External Partners
  • Medizinische Universität Graz, Institut für Pathologie
  • IFZ - Interuniversitäres Forschungszentrum für Technik, Arbeit und Kultur
Research areas
Start: 31.03.2018
End: 30.08.2018
Zukunftswerkstatt - Organization and documentation of a future-workshop "Energy of the Furture"
One-day conference on "Conception, implementation and documentation of a future workshop".
Staff member
Project Manager at the Organizational Unit
Günter Getzinger
Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.phil.
Research areas
Start: 14.04.2018
End: 30.05.2018
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