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Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alois Ferscha
Institutsvorstand Pervasive Computing

Institut für Pervasive Computing
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
A-4040 Linz

Room: S3 0633
Phone: +43-732-2468-4762
Fax: +43-732-2468-4765
E-Mail: ferscha ät pervasive döt jku döt at

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Research Interests
Networked Embedded Systems and Architectures
Pervasive, mobile, ubiquitous and wearable computing; autonomic computing and wireless embedded systems; wireless multisensor platforms; context aware and adaptive systems; information appliances; ambient intelligence.
Cooperative Embedded Systems
Coordination models, languages and formal methods; ad-hoc interaction; self-organization and self-management; cooperative sensing, opportunistic sensing; goal-oriented cooperative systems; -ensembles of digital artefacts, networks of things.
Development of Embedded Systems Software
Distributed software and algorithms (specification, correctness, termination, complexity analysis), programming paradigms (OO distributed software models), component technologies/frameworks, embedded and real-time software, service oriented architectures, multiagent (software) systems.
Awareness, Attention, Interaction
Context awareness, group/workspace awareness; peripheral displays, ambient information systems; embedded interaction, tangible interfaces; implicit interaction, activity and mobility recognition; auditory, vibrotactile and olfactory interfaces.
Parallel and Distributed (Interactive) Simulation
Parallel/distributed discrete event simulation (generating models, experimental design, verification, validation, and confidence analysis), distributed interactive simulation, web-based simulation, agent-based simulation, OO simulation, real-time simulation, simulation-aided multiuser environments.
Scientific Career
since 2000Full Professor and Head of Department, Institut für Pervasive Computing, Johannes Kepler University of Linz
Head of the Excellence Initiative "Pervasive Computing" at the University of Linz
Head of the Research Institute for Pervasive Computing (RIPE, Hagenberg)
Head of the RSAFG Research Studio "Pervasive Computing Applications" (Linz, Vienna)
since 2000Guest Professorships the Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita di Torino, Italy, at the Dipartimento di Informatica, Uni-versita di Genoa, Italy, at the Computer Science Department, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Maryland, and at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.
1996 – 2000Associate Professor, Institute of Applied Computer Science and Information Systems, Division of Advanced Computer Engineering, University of Vienna (Austria)
1986 – 1996Assistant Professor, Institute of Applied Computer Science and Information Systems, Division of Advanced Computer Engineering, University of Vienna (Austria)
Education
1990 – 1995Venia docendi (Habilitation) in Computer Science, University of Vienna (Austria)
1986 – 1990Doctoral degree Informatics, University of Vienna (Austria)
1981 – 1984Mag. rer. soc. oec. degree Business Informatics, University of Vienna (Austria)
Recent and Current Projects
EU FP7: HC2(Human Computer Confluence Research in Action), FP7 ICT Call-5, FET proactive, start October 1st, 2010. more ...
EU FP7: Sapere (Self-Aware Pervasive Service Ecosystems), FP7 ICT Call-5, FET proactive, start October 1st, 2010. more ...
EU FP7: OPPORTUNITY (Activity and Context Recognition with Opportunistic Sensor Configurations), FP7-ICT-2007-C, FET open, Feb 2009 – Jan 2012. more ...
EU FP7: SOCIONICAL (Socio-Technical Ambient Intelligence Systems), FP7-ICT call 3, FET proactive, Feb 2009 – Jan 2013. more ...
EU FP7: PANORAMA (Pervasive Adaptation Network for the Organisation of the Research Agenda and the Management of Activities), FP7-ICT call 3, FET proactive, Feb 2008 – Jan 2011. more ...
FFG: DISPLAYS (Pervasive Display Systems), Dec 2008 – Nov 2011. more ...
FFG: SPECTACLES (Autonomous Wearable Display Systems), 2005 - 2009. more ...
EU FP6: BEYOND THE HORIZON FP6-ICT, FET proactive, 2004 – 2007. more ...
EU FP6: CRUISE NoE – Creating Ubiquitos Intelligent Sensing Environments (IST FP6). more ...
INSTAR (Information and Navigation Systems Through Augmented Reality) (2001-2003), P2P (Pervasive Computing Coordination Architectures), CONTEXT (Context Computing Middleware Systems), Siemens München, AG, CT-SE-1 and CT-SE-2. more ...
all projects ...
Selected Publications
A. Ferscha, S. Vogl. Wearable Displays for Everyone! IEEE Pervasive Computing, Editors: Paul Lukowicz, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, USA, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 7-10, 2010. more ...
A. Ferscha. Implicit Interaction. The Universal Access Handbook (Human Factors and Ergonomics), Editors: Constantine Stephanidis, CRC Press, ISBN: 978-0-805862-805, 2009. more ...
A. Ferscha, S. Resmerita. Gestural interaction in the pervasive computing landscape. e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Springer-Verlag Wien, Vol. 124, No. 1-2, pp. 17-25, 2007. more ...
A. Ferscha, S. Vogl. Pervasive Web Access via Public Communication Walls Pervasive Computing, Springer LNCS 2414, (Best Paper Award), Zurich, Switzerland, 84-97, August 2002. more ...
A.Ferscha. Adaptive Time Warp Simulation of Timed Petri Nets, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 2, March 1999. more ...
all papers and books ...
Invited Speaker
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Service to the community
Editorial BoardsPervasive and Mobile Computing (Elsevier) , Simulation (SCS), ..
Steering CmtPERVASIVE, ISWC , EuroPar, PADS, MASCOTS, PERFORMANCE, ..
Program CommitteesHCC Summer School 2012, 2013
PERVASIVE: 2004 (PC chair), 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
UBICOMP: 2003, 2006, 2007, 2013
ARCS: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
ISWC (International Symposium on Wearable Computers): 2006, 2007, 2008 , 2009 (PC chair), 2011, 2013
ADAPTIVE: 2014
ACM MobiWac: 2006, 2007, 2008
FET´11 (European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition)
IUI (Intelligent User Interfaces): 2006, 2007, 2009
PerComp, Int. WS on Intelligent Environments, ICMB (International Conference on Mobile Business): 2005, 2006
ICSNC’06 Conference on Systems and Networks Communications
ACM Int. WS on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
IEEE Int. WS on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (PC chair), 2009, 2010
Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation (PADS´99): 1999 (PC chair), 2000, 2001, 2002
Annual Simulation Symposium, (IEEE, ACM, SCS): 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
MASCOTS, (IEEE, ACM): 1998, 1999 (PC chair), 2000, 2001, 2002
International Conference on Web-Based Modelling & Simulation, ACM Sigmetrics, PERFORMANCE, IWSOS, etc.
Teaching
since 2000Johannes Kepler University of Linz
  • Softwareentwicklung I (about 380 students each term)
  • Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen II (about 120 students each term)
  • Embedded Systems (about 120 students each term)
  • Pervasive Computing Infrastructure (in English, about 35 students per term)
  • Pervasive Computing System Development (in English, about 35 students per term)
(Founder for the first international Master's Degree on "Pervasive Computing" offered to international students at JKU in cooperation with Prof. Widmer (Computational Perception), Prof. Kotsis (Cooperative Systems), Prof. Bimber (Mixed Media Systems), Prof. Lukowicz (System Development) and Prof. Albrecht Schmidt (HCI)
1990-2000University of Vienna
  • Distributed Systems
  • Parallel and Distributed Software Engineering
  • Parallel and Distributed Computer Architecture
1990-Universita di Torino, Universita di Genoa, UoMaryland, UoOregon, KTH Stockholm
  • Discrete Event Simulation
  • Parallel and Distributed Systems
current lectures ...