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Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alois Ferscha: Short Biography

 

SHORT BIOGRAPHY ALOIS FERSCHA

Alois Ferscha was with the Department of Applied Computer Science at the University of Vienna at the levels of assistant and associate professor (1986-1999). In 2000 he joined the Johannes Kepler University Linz as full professor where he heads the department of Pervasive Computing and the Austrian Research Studio on Pervasive Computing Applications. Additionally, he is the CEO and scientific head of the Austrian COMET K1 Competence Centre on Products and Production Systems of the Future, Pro2Future.

Currently he is focused on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Networked Embedded Systems, Embedded Intelligence, Cyber-Physical Systems, Recognition Architectures, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Cognitive Systems, Collective Adaptive Systems, Complex Systems, Wireless Sensor/Actuator Systems, Coordination Models, Calculi, and Languages, Software Architecture, Distributed Software Systems, and Very Large Scale Parallel and Distributed Discrete Event Simulation.

He has lead international EU funded projects (EU FP7, FET: FOCAS, SAPERE, HC2, PANORAMA, SOCIONICAL, OPPORTUNITY; EU FP6, FET: BeyondTheHorizon, InterLink, CRUISE), was partner of the FET FLAGSHIP initiative FuturICT, but also national projects (DISPLAYS, SPECTACLES, PowerSaver, WirelessCampus, MobiLearn, PowerIT, 360Light, Raising Attention, Attentive Machines, MinIAttention, EyeControl, Attend2IT, IoT4CPS). In research he holds tight cooperation with industrial stakeholders (e.g. voestalpine, AMAG, AVL, Primetals, Trumpf, KEBA, Fabasoft, WackerNeuson, Fronius, ENGEL, Fischer Sports, Red Bull Media House, Siemens, IBM).

Ferscha has published more than 300 technical papers on topics related to pervasive, ubiquitous, mobile, wearable and distributed computing. He has served on editorial boards of renowned international scientific journals (e.g. Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Elsevier), Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation), on steering and programme committees of several conferences like PERVASIVE, UbiComp, ISWC, WWW, PADS, DS-RT, SIGMETRICS, MASCOTS, MSWiM, MobiWac, TOOLS, Euro-Par, PNPM, ICS, etc. to name a few. His activities and recognition in the Pervasive Computing and Wearable Computing research communities is expressed by e.g. his chairing PERVASIVE 2004 (Programme Chair), the ISWC’09 (General Chair) and the IoT 2017 (Conference Co-Chair).

In the parallel and distributed simulation community he e.g. served as the General Chair of the IEEE/ACM/SCS 11th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation (PADS’97), as Program Committee chair for the PADS’98, Program Chair for the Seventh International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS’99), the 12th IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2008), or the 13th International Symposium on Wearable Computers (2009) in Linz, Austria. He has been involved in the program committees of the major related research and FET conferences (e.g. FET11 in Budapest), chairing DOA-SVI 12, and recently the International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2017) in Linz, Austria.

KURZBIOGRAPHIE ALOIS FERSCHA

Alois Ferscha war Assistenzprofessor und Assoziierter Professor an der Universität Wien (1986-1999, Fachbereich Angewandte Informatik). Im Jahr 2000 wechselte er als ordentlicher Professor an die Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, wo er die Abteilung für Pervasive Computing und das Austrian Research Studio für Pervasive Computing Applications leitet. Darüber hinaus ist er CEO und wissenschaftlicher Leiter des österreichischen COMET K1-Kompetenzzentrums für Produkte und Produktionssysteme der Zukunft, Pro2Future.
Seine aktuellen Forschungsgebiete sind Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Networked Embedded Systems, Embedded Intelligence, Cyber-Physical Systems, Recognition Architectures, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Cognitive Systems, Collective Adaptive Systems, Complex Systems, Wireless Sensor/Actuator Systems, Coordination Models, Calculi, and Languages, Software Architecture, Distributed Software Systems, and Very Large Scale Parallel and Distributed Discrete Event Simulation.

Er schloss zahlreiche internationale EU- Projekte höchst erfolgreich ab (EU FP7, FET: FOCAS, SAPERE, HC2, PANORAMA, SOCIONICAL, OPPORTUNITY; EU FP6, FET: BeyondTheHorizon, InterLink, CRUISE), war Partner der FET FLAGSHIP Initiative FuturICT, aber auch nationaler Projekte (DISPLAYS, SPECTACLES, PowerSaver, WirelessCampus, MobiLearn, PowerIT, 360Light, Raising Attention, Attentive Machines, MinIAttention, Eye-Control, Attend2IT, IoT4CPS). In der Forschung arbeitet er eng mit industriellen Stakeholdern zusammen (voestalpine, AMAG, AVL, Primetals, Trumpf, KEBA, Fabasoft, Wacker Neuson, Fronius, ENGEL, Fischer Sports, Red Bull Media House, Siemens, IBM).

Alois Ferscha hat mehr als 300 Fachbeiträge zu Themen rund um Pervasive, Ubiquitous, Mobile, Wearable und Distributed Computing veröffentlicht. Er war Mitglied in Redaktionen renommierter internationaler Fachzeitschriften (u.a. Pervasive und Mobile Computing (Elsevier), Transactions der Gesellschaft für Computersimulation) sowie in Lenkungs- und Programmkomitees verschiedener Konferenzen wie PERVASIVE, UbiComp, ISWC, WWW, PADS B. DS-RT, SIGMETRICS, MASCOTS, MSWiM, MobiWac, TOOLS, Euro-Par, PNPM, ICS usw., um nur einige zu nennen. Er war Conference Chair der PERVASIVE 2004, der ISWC'09 und der IoT 2017. Er war Vorsitzender des 11. IEEE / ACM / SCS Workshops on Parallel and Distributed Simulation (PADS’97), Vorsitzender des Programmkomitees für PADS'98, Programmvorsitzender des 7. Internationalen Symposiums für Modellierung, Analyse und Simulation von Computern und Telekommunikationssysteme (MASCOTS'99), des 12. Internationalen IEEE Symposiums für Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2008), und des 13. Internationalen Symposiums für Wearable Computers (2009) in Linz, Österreich. Er war Mitglied in den Programmkomitees der wichtigsten Forschungs- und FET-Konferenzen (z. B. FET11 in Budapest), Vorsitzender von DOA-SVI 12 und kürzlich der Internationalen Konferenz zum Internet der Dinge (IoT 2017) in Linz, Österreich.