National Funded (29)

IoT4CPS will develop guidelines, methods and tools to enable safe and secure IoT-based applications for automated driving and for smart production.

Funding: FFG, IKT der Zukunft - Leitprojekt IoT 2016

Duration: 2017 - 2020

Bei kids4wearables dient Mode als allgemeines Interessensthema von Kindern und Jugendlichen als Zugang („Vehikel“) zum Innovationsthema Wearable Technologies, wodurch SchülerInnen von fünf Pflichtschulen Einblicke in FTI erhalten und selbst gestalterisch tätig werden können. Sie werden dabei zunächst Techniken des forschenden Lernens entdecken und in der Folge gemeinsam mit den wissenschaftlichen und UnternehmenspartnerInnen selbst Ideen für Wearables entwickeln.

Funding: FFG, Ausschreibung: Talente regional 2016

Duration: 2017 - 2019

Products and Production Systems of the Future

Pro²Future ist ein COMET-Zentrum nach dem österreichischen Kompetenzzentren-Förderprogramm COMET (Competence Centres for Excellent Technologies). Den operativen Betrieb nahm es 2017 auf.

Funding: FFG COMET, 4. Ausschreibung K1-Zentren

Duration: 2017 - 2021

Projektnr. 855419

EyeControl aims to create a whole new way of human-machine interaction in complex manufacturing settings, by introducing eye-gaze as a modality of implicit and explicit interaction with industrial machines and processes performed by them.

Funding: FFG, IKT der Zukunft - 4. Ausschreibung (2015)

Duration: 2016 - 2020

This project will create the foundational, design and operational principles of future, surgeon-friendly minimal invasive surgery operating room information technologies (MIS-IT), which –given the ever growing complexity in surgical workflows, as well as instrument and equipment settings– will have to build on human attention as a scarce resource.

Funding: FFG, Bridge 3. Frühphase (2015)

Duration: 2016 - 2019

Future ICT based manufacturing systems aim at a radical individualization of products (Lot-size 1) under the condition of highly flexible mass production environments. A key challenge towards such systems is the confluent collaborative cooperation between man and machines. This project aims at attention-aware self-adaptive machines pacing the interaction with human workers based on observed user attention and task performance, and up-to-the minute adaption of the level of assistive support provided to human workers during the manufacturing process. A reference implementation of attentive machines based on (i) formal models of human attention, (iii) multisensory recognition architectures and (iii) embedded subtle assistive support mechanisms will be empirically evaluated with two cases of Austrian manufacturing excellence.

Funding: FFG, IKT der Zukunft - 3. Ausschreibung (2014), Projekt 849976

Duration: 2015 - 2018

Goals: “Always-on, multitasking work environments are killing productivity, dampening creativity, and making us unhappy”. Our society has evolved from suffering from information scarcity in the early 1990s to a society in which human attention has become one of the rarest and at the same time most valuable resources. This project has the overall ambition to reduce the information overload by initiating a general redesign of human computer interaction by making automatic information systems adaptive to human perception resources. This implies a step forward in the evolution from “classic” AI and machine learning approaches over pervasive computing, leveraging context and activity recognition, to a new abstraction layer, which can be summarized as “Cognitive ICT”. Such a proposition requires a broadly based commitment of relevant key players in the scientific community as well as in the industry and in political policy makers. Only with this scientific and industrial mobilization, it will be possible to raise the public and political awareness of the subject to the required level. In summary, the goals of this solicitation action are:

  • Unification of scientific approaches across interdisciplinary institutions
  • Vision and Roadmapping: Identify Key Research Challenges
  • Raising Awareness: Scientific and Industrial Mobilization
  • Laying Ground for an Austrian Flagship Project


Funding: FFG, bmvit

Duration: 2013 - 2014

Goals: High resolution, internet enabled, interactive display systems have become broadly deployed in public places, mostly for location specific announcement and commercial advertisement purposes - often referred to as SmartLight displays. 360Light attempts at combining cutting edge research in self-aware, adaptive and intelligent display systems, with high resolution 360° video capturing and streaming, and device free interaction principles and modalities. With a full integration of 360°, multi perspective, high resolution, high framerate video playback into standard settings of public display systems, 360Light will raise current SmartLight technology to radically new levels of sensual user experience.

Funding: FFG

Duration: 2013 - 2015

IT for Implicit Interaction based Energy Management

FFG Call: FIT-IT Embedded Systems & Semiconductors, 2nd Call

Goals: This project will investigate on potentials to reduce energy inefficiency by the development of methods and solutions based on implicit user interaction. Methodologically, it will attempt to exploit opportunistic sensor configurations to establish context information, in order to avoid standby losses of electronic equipment, machines and appliances. It will develop policies for an automatic (or implicit) switching of stand-by modes of such devices, based on the recognized or anticipated situation (rather then forcing users to explicitly switch among those modes). Clearly, such a solution is highly reliant to a reliable and robust recognition of user activities, and user situations (or contexts). Therefore, this project will also develop system architectures for energy managament, together with the methods and algorithms involved in context recognition and activity tracking.

Partners: Energie AG

Status: started June 1st, 2011

Funding: FFG FIT-IT Embedded Systems & Semiconductors

Duration: 2011 - 2014

Pervasive Display Systems

FFG Call: Research Studios Austria

Goals: The objective is the development of a highly-innovative framework for the networked, decentralized operation of heterogeneous, long-lived and adaptive DISPLAY services.

Partners: EPAMEDIA, CocaCola Österreich, Enterprise Sports Promotion, Geodan Salzburg, OÖ. Theater und Orchester GmbH

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Status: started December 1st, 2008

Funding: FFG Call: Research Studios Austria

Duration: 2008 - 2011

Implicit activity-based energy management

FFG Call: Neue Energien 2020 (klima+energie fonds)

Goals: The PowerSaver research project proposes a power management solution based on sensors for activity and context recognition, in order to avoid standby losses of electronic equipment, machines and appliances. It builds on an automatic (or implicit) switching of stand-by modes of these devices, based on the recognized or anticipated situation (rather then forcing users to explicitly switch among those modes).

Partners: Energie AG

Status: started December 1st, 2008

Funding: FFG Call: Neue Energien 2020

Duration: 2008 - 2011

SPECTACLES project aims at creating a autonomous computing platform that is integrated into the frame structure of glasses. The system includes components for communication, interaction and sensing to support different applicatoin areas.

Funding: bm:vit FIT-IT Embedded Systems

Duration: 2005 - 2008

Establishing wireless networking infrastructure at the university campus
Wireless Campus concentrates on establishing wireless networking infrastructure for the whole university campus.

Funding: BMBWK

Duration: 2002 - 2003

Media informatics any-time any-where
This nationally funded research project provides a platform for electronically supported learning- and teaching-processes in tertiary education facilities.

Funding: BMBWK, Neue Medien in der Lehre

Duration: 2002 - 2004

This nationally funded research project investigates ICT support for context-aware learning in mobile teams at the Johannes Kepler University Linz.

Funding: eLearning Offensive JKU

Duration: 2004 - 2005

Recommendation for a national scientific advance research programme
The Embedded Systems action of BMVIT is dedicated to integrating disciplines into a research programme that carries computer, physical, chemical and biological sciences and engineering from the laboratory bench to the Austrian information technology production line, and industrial insight from the production line to the bench.

Funding: BMVIT

Duration: 2001 - 2002

Speech recognition unit for natural interaction with immersive and pervasive multi-user cooperative environments

Funding: Industry

Duration: 2002 - 2003

Development and implementation of simulation model partitioning techniques for parallel execution (Meiko CS-2)

Funding: BMWF/British Council Academic Research Collaboration

Duration: 2003 - 2003

Simulation of workflow models of complex business organizations with more than 106 objects of work, 103 agents and 102 organizational units.

Funding: Jubiläumsfondprojekt Nr. 5069, Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Duration: 2003 - 2003

Design and implementation of a distributed simulation engine for Petri nets on distributed (Intel iPSC/860, Transputer) and shared memory (Sequent Balance) machines.

Funding: Research Project BMWF GZ. 613.525/2-26/90, (Austrian Center for Parallel Computation) Initialförderung

Duration: 2003 - 2003

Computer Aided Parallel Software Engineering
Tools supporting performance oriented parallel program development with focus on model based performance prediction.

Funding: R&D project, public funding

Duration: 2003 - 2003

Modelling and Analysis of Time Constrained and Hierarchical Systems
Applicability of parallel and distributed discrete event simulation techniques to timed Petri net models. Workflow modelling using high level nets. Tools for the rapid prototyping of parallel and distributed applications. Responsible for the Chapter

Funding: EU - Human Capital and Mobility

Duration: 2003 - 2003

Distributed Discrete Event Simulation of Timed Petri Nets (CM-5)

Funding: Scientific-Technical Cooperation Austria–Italy

Duration: 2003 - 2003

Performance Analysis of Parallel Systems
Tools for Performance Oriented Parallel Program Development.

Funding: FWF Research Grant No. S5303-PHY, (Austrian Center for Parallel Computation)

Duration: 2003 - 2003

Measurement and Monitoring of Parallel Processing Systems
Event Driven Software Monitoring of Parallel Programs executing on Distributed Memory Machines.

Funding: BMWF

Duration: 2003 - 2003

Central European Initiative (CEI-): Work Package 3:
Development of Workload Modelling Methods for Parallel Systems

Funding: Research Project BMWF GZ. 308.926/1-IV/3/93

Duration: 2003 - 2003

Central European Initiative (CEI-): Work Package 6:
Parallel Visual Programming: Requirements AnalysisDevelopment of Visual Programming Tools.

Funding: Research Project BMWF GZ. 308.926/1-IV/3/93

Duration: 2003 - 2003

Funding: British Council

Duration: 1998 - 1999

Development of courseware in the authoring system AUTOOL
Development of supplementary teaching material

Funding: Research Project BMWF GZ. 52.979/1-6/86

Duration: 2003 - 2003