30 Jahre „Förderverein Technische Fakultät“ an der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

Der Förderverein Technische Fakultät (FTF) an der Universität Klagenfurt verfolgt mit dem Verein das Ziel, die Fakultät für Technische Wissenschaften (TEWI) bei der Erfüllung ihrer Aufgaben in den Bereichen Forschung und Lehre zu fördern und die Arbeit ihrer Mitglieder, Studierenden und AbsolventInnen zu unterstützen. Ein weiteres wesentliches Ziel ist die Intensivierung des Erfahrungs- und Erkenntnisaustausches zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis.

Gegründet im Jahre 1988 unter dem Namen „Verein der Freunde des Instituts für Informatik“, hat sich der Verein zu einer lebendigen Plattform für die fachliche Kommunikation zwischen Wirtschaft, öffentlichen Organisationen und Institut etabliert. Dies wollen wir nun feiern und laden zur

30-Jahr-Feier „Förderverein Technische Fakultät“


Wann: Freitag, 30. November 2018 | Beginn 18:00 Uhr

Wo: Eventplateau der Raiffeisen Landesbank Kärnten, Raiffeisenplatz 1, 9020 Klagenfurt

Es erwarten Sie ein kurzer Rückblick, Auszeichnung der TEWI-Best-Performer sowie des Roland-Mittermeir-Preises und eine spannende Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema

5G Kommunikation der Zukunft – Chancen und Risiken


18:00 Uhr

  • Begrüßung durch den Obmann (Christian Inzko)
  • Rückblick 30 Jahre Förderverein (Arnold Wurzer)
  • Auszeichnung: TEWI-Best-Performer (Clemens Heuberger)
  • Auszeichnung: Roland-Mittermeir-Preis (Christian Inzko)

19:00 Uhr Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema 5G Kommunikation der Zukunft – Chancen und Risiken (Moderation: Christian Bettstetter & Hermann Hellwagner)

Im Anschluss laden wir zum Ausklang & Networking bei Getränken und& Snacks. Um Voranmeldung wird gebeten: Kontakt: Klothilde Puschl, E-Mail: klothilde.puschl@aau.at.

Parkplätze sind vorhanden. Benutzen Sie dazu die Einfahrt gegenüber den „City Arkaden“.

Zusätzlich möchten wir auf zwei TEWI-Kolloquien hinweisen bzw.und Sie gerne einladen daran teilzunehmen. Diese finden, die am 30. November 2018 vormittags an der Alpen-Adria-UniversitätUniversität Klagenfurt im Raum (E.2.42) stattfinden:

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The demystification of the robot: Why we need informed people and explainable machines (in Kooperation mit der JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH ROBOTICS, Klagenfurt)

Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Martina Mara | November 20, 2018 | 13:00 | HS 2

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence entail many opportunities for humanity: From improving medical diagnoses to enabling greater autonomy for the elderly, from cleaning the house to optimizing energy efficiency. In the public discourse, however, smart technologies are customarily represented by the stereotypical image of the android, the artificial replication of the human being. Based on psychological findings, Mara argues that a human-centered approach towards technological development must foster new visions of complementary human-machine relationships instead of fueling fears of substitution. Furthermore, as many outside the expert circles still lack information about technical functions and feel uncomfortable with technology they don’t understand, there is a need for user empowerment: By explaining basic technological concepts to the public and by designing machines that are explainable themselves.

Prof. Martina Mara is a leading expert on human-robot relationships and head of the Robopsychology Lab at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. Her team explores how autonomous machines should look like, behave, and communicate in order to establish comfortable interaction experiences for varying target groups. She earned her doctorate at the University of Koblenz-Landau’s Institute for Communication Psychology and Media Education with a dissertation on anthropomorphic machines. She regularly speaks at international conferences and she writes about social impacts of emerging technologies in her weekly tech column „Schöne neue Welt“ („Brave new world“). As a member of the Austrian Council for Robotics, she advices the Austrian government in establishing a strategy for the application of robotics and artificial intelligence.

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Low-time complexity workflow application scheduling on heterogeneous systems

Jorge Barbosa, PhD | November 22, 2018 | 2 pm | E.2.69

A heterogeneous system can be defined as a range of different system resources, which can be local or geographically distributed, that are utilized to execute computationally intensive applications. The efficiency of executing parallel applications on heterogeneous systems critically depends on the methods used to define an assignment and mapping of the workflow tasks onto resources.

Scheduling in this context is mainly divided into two main approaches: single and multiple QoS parameters. On the single QoS parameter, the execution time of a workflow application, also called makespan, has been the major concern in most of the scheduling strategies. In this talk, it will be presented a novel algorithm for time optimization that implements a look-ahead feature while keeping a quadratic time complexity.

The problem becomes more challenging when two or more QoS parameters are considered in the scheduling problem. Time, cost, energy and reliability are common QoS parameters considered in recent research work in this area. Many algorithms consider time and cost in their formulation but most of them perform: (a) optimization of one parameter constrained to the other; (b) optimization of both parameters in a bi-objective formulation; and (c) a consideration of an unlimited number of resources, in particular for cloud platforms, where the strategy to accomplish time constraints is by allocating new computational instances.

In this talk two low-time complexity algorithms for QoS based scheduling, bounded to a set of resources, will be addressed. Namely, a time optimization and budget constrained scheduling and a budget-deadline constrained scheduling algorithm.

Research topics on resource management of heterogeneous systems will be discussed, namely, energy-aware scheduling, auto-tuning and concurrent scheduling.

Jorge Barbosa obtained his MSc degree from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, in 1993, and the PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), in 2001. He is Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering at FEUP. He has (co-)authored over 60 scientific publications (including journal/conference papers and book chapters) on subjects related to parallel algorithms, resource management, energy-aware scheduling and performance modeling for heterogeneous systems. His current research interests are related to energy-aware scheduling, data locality, auto-parallelization tools and concurrent scheduling. He is member of the Editorial Board of Elsevier Journal „Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory“.

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Computer aided engineering of magnetic sensor systems

Dr. Michael Ortner | November 23, 2018 | 2 pm| L4.1.02 (IKT-LAB)

In the last decade, industrial fabrication of magnetic sensors has greatly improved producing ever cheaper and more reliable sensors. Consequently magnetic sensor systems have been developed for multiple applications that include current sensors, position and orientation sensors, compass applications, geomagnetic survey and others. Specific applications in modern automobiles include e.g. shift fork position detection, speed sensors, ABS sensors, steering wheel angle sensors, gas and break padel sensors and powertrain current sensors.

It is the aim of this lecture to provide a fundamental understanding of the working principles of such sensor systems and to discuss design difficulties. Computer aided design of magnetic sensor systems based on numerical methods and analytical implementations is discussed. Practical examples from industrial projects are shown.

Michael Ortner received the degree in theoretical physics from the Technical University of Vienna and the Ph.D. degree from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Innsbruck. In 2012, he started as a Researcher at the CTR Carinthian Tech Research AG Institute, working on magnetics and magnetic sensors with a focus on analytical approaches and numerical simulation.

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OpenTechTable #17 The ‚cf push‘ Experience: an Introduction to Cloud Foundry

OpenTechTable is back, after a longer summer break we kick-off again with an event hosted by Dynatrace Austria in B08 Klagenfurt.

Wann: Donnerstag, 8. November 2018, 18:00 bis 20:00

Wo: Dynatrace Austria GmbH, Lakeside B08 A · Klagenfurt

Manfred Del Fabro will hold a talk with the title „The ‚cf push‘ Experience: an Introduction to Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry is an open source cloud application platform, providing a choice of clouds, developer frameworks, and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications. It is an open source project and is available through a variety of private cloud distributions and public cloud instances. This talk explains the basic concepts, as well as the architecture of Cloud Foundry and gives a basic introduction in deploying and running applications on Cloud Foundry.

We are looking forward to meet everyone again and a big thank you to Thomas Grassauer and Dynatrace Austria for hosting this event.

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Mathematisches Problemlösen – aktuelle Befunde und Bedarfe dieses Forschungsgebiets

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Rott | 8. November 2018 | 18:15 | Sterneckstraße 15, S.0.16 (Aula)

In der Mathematikdidaktik wird das Problemlösen seit Pólyas „Schule des Denkens“ – mal mehr und mal weniger intensiv – thematisiert. Im Vortrag werden wichtige Ergebnisse entsprechender Forschung resümiert und es werden an konkreten Beispielen aktuelle Forschungsprojekte aus Deutschland erläutert, in denen es u. a. um Heurismen, ihre Wirksamkeit und Lehrbarkeit sowie um Problemlösen im Mathematikunterricht und in der Lehrerbildung geht.

Abschließend wird aus Sicht des Vortragenden beschrieben, wie nächste Schritte auf dem Gebiet der Problemlöseforschung aussehen könnten und sollten.

Benjamin Rott hat von 2001 bis 2006 Mathematik und Physik für das gymnasiale Lehramt in Oldenburg studiert und anschließend in Salzgitter das Referendariat absolviert. Von 2008 bis 2012 hat er an der Universität Hannover in Mathematikdidaktik promoviert und anschließend eine Postdoc-Stelle an der PH Freiburg angenommen. Von 2014 bis 2017 war Benjamin Rott Juniorprofessor an der Universität Duisburg-Essen und seit 2017 ist er Universitätsprofessor an der Universität zu Köln.
Die Forschungsschwerpunkte von Benjamin Rott sind das mathematische Problemlösen, Überzeugungen und Beliefs zur Mathematik sowie mathematische Begabung.

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New Media Services from a Mobile Chipset Vendor and Standardization Perspective

Dr. Thomas Stockhammer | November 30, 2018 | 11:00 | E.2.42

Abstract: The media landscape changes significantly over the last few years by new content formats, new service offerings, additional consumption devices and new monetization models. Think of Netflix, DAZN, Mediatheks, mobile devices, interactive content, smart TVs, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and so on. Many of these efforts have been realized by a limited usage of standards, but are standards irrelevant? Secondly, more and more services are enabled by latest mobile compute platforms enabling new services and experiences. This presentation will provide an overview some of these trends and will motivate the development of global interop standards. Specific aspects will include the move of linear TV services to the Internet (both mobile and fixed) as well recent advances on Extended Reality and immersive media trends.

Bio: Thomas Stockhammer received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees from the Munich University of Technology, Munich, Germany. Thomas was Visiting Researcher at Rensselear Politechnical Institute (RPI), Troy, NY, USA and University of California San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, CA, USA. After acting as cofounder and CEO of Novel Mobile Radio (NoMoR) Research for 10 years and a consultant for Siemens mobile, BenQ mobile, LG Electronics and Digital Fountain, he joined Qualcomm in 2014 as Director Technical Standards. In his different roles, he co-authored more than 200 research publications and more than 150 patents and 1000s of contributions to standardization efforts. In his day job, he is the active and has leadership and rapporteur positions in 3GPP, DVB, MPEG, IETF, ATSC, CTA, ETSI, VR Industry Forum and the DASH-Industry Forum in the area of multimedia communication, TV-distribution, content delivery protocols, immersive media representation and adaptive streaming. Among others, he leads the MPEG-I efforts in MPEG, he is the chair of the DASH-IF Technical working group, the rapporteur of the first completed 3GPP VR work as well as the chairman of the DVB CM-I group. Thomas also received the INCITS Technical Excellence Award 2013 for his MPEG DASH work and the 3GPP Excellence Ward 2017 for his work on Enhanced TV.

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MEMS microfabrication-part I: Front-end

Dr. Ali Roshanghias | November 9, 2018 | 2:30 pm | L4.1.02 (IKT-LAB)


In this talk the basics of micro and nano fabrication techniques will be covered. We will discuss in particular how they are carried out in a typical clean room environment. We will learn what are the differences between the front-end and back-end in MEMs microfabrication. There will be a bunch of technical terms in thin film and thick film processing of MEMS, which will be explained briefly.  We then follow up by describing the basics of the various fabrication steps such as thin film formation, lithography as well as etching. Some typical in-line and off-line characterization and testing techniques of thin films will also be introduced.


Dr. Ali Roshanghias is currently a senior researcher and project manager in the field of MEMS packaging at CTR Carinthian Tech Research AG. He recieved his PhD in materials science and technology from Sharif university of technology, Iran at 2012. Afterwards he pursued his career as a post-doc fellow at Nagaoka university of technology, Japan and Vienna universtity, Austria in the field of electronic materials and packaging. In 2015 he joined the CTR Carinthian Tech Research, Austria as a material scientist in the field of heterogeneous integration technologies and MEMS/ Power packaging. He has published over 30 papers on materials synthesis and characterization and is a verified peer-reviewer of Elsevier science.


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Cooperative Wireless Networking: Research challenges (in Kooperation mit der Lakeside Labs GmbH)

Dr. Paulo Mendes | October 17, 2018 | 10:00 | L4.1.114 – Lakeside Labs GmbH im B04.b.1


„Today’s internet is being populated, in its fringes, by large number of devices that are wireless and/or cellular enabled. Despite the fact that such devices are often in the vicinity of each other, communication among them follows the end-to-end principle and as such, traditional data transmission approaches do not take advantage of the physical proximity of devices.

In the area of computer networks, the concept of cooperation has been applied to mitigate such effects, in different layers of the OSI stack. For instance, in wireless networks, cooperative networking techniques are being applied in OSI Layer 1 (based on diversity); in OSI Layer 2 (based on overhearing); in OSI Layer 3 (based on estimation); and in the above layers, for instance, as occurred with overlaying (e.g., P2P).

This talk is based on the research findings and contributions that the speaker has been doing to the field of cooperative networking. The talk will go over the sustainability of cooperative networking, by studying the inclusion of derived models, such as user-centric networking, in the Internet wholesale model, and by investigating the basic requirements for the success deployment of cooperative networking mechanisms, in terms of the incentives that devices need to have to participate in cooperative activities. From a pure networking perspective the talk will focus on cooperative networking mechanisms related to few-hop relaying and cooperative routing aiming to take advantage of any opportunity to communicate in intermittently connected wireless networks.

The talk will end with an overview of the research challenges to apply cooperative networking principles to the development of an Internet encompassing a huge number of embedded devices able to produce a large amount of data, where there are potential advantages in combining communication and computation in what is called in this talk “cooperative computing”. As example, the talk will focus on autonomic vehicle technology, which is being driven by advances in sensing, computing and networking technologies. On the one hand, autonomous driving on urban roads has seen significant progress in recent years. On the other hand, autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have received increasing interest to tackle several use-cases from environment monitoring and emergency situations, to relaying communications to isolated areas.“

Paulo Jorge Milheiro Mendes

Paulo has 20 years of experience as computer engineer and 7 years as coordinator of research teams. Paulo has an entrepreneurial spirit, with the ability to take an idea from beginning to end, while dealing with fast-moving deadlines. He has a team leadership profile with capability to gather innovation funding. In 2004 he got his Ph.D. (summa cum laude) degree in Informatics Engineering from the University of Coimbra, having performed his thesis as a visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York (2000 – 2003).  He started building his research carrier at NTT Docomo research Labs in Munich, Germany. After that we co-founded the Internet Architecture and Networking research group at INESCTEC in Oporto, Portugal (2007-2010), and the Cognitive and People Centric Computing Lab (2010 – ) in Lisbon, Portugal. His research interests are in the field of self-organised systems (e.g. swarm intelligence), cognitive networks (e.g. orchestration of distributed edge systems) and cooperative wireless networks (e.g. relaying, opportunistic networking, named-data networking). His skills include Internet protocols, wireless networks, software engineering, sensing systems, as well as programming (C, C++, Java) for Linux and Android systems. Paulo Mendes has more than 80 articles in journals, magazines, books and conference proceedings and his inventions have been protected by 14 international patents.

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Unix- / Linux- Systemadministrator (m/w), in Klagenfurt gesucht

Zur Verstärkung unseres Teams suchen wir eine/n

Unix- / Linux- Systemadministrator (m/w) 

Unsere Aufgaben für Sie…

  • 3rd Level Support R & D-Compute-Farm (Unix Serveradministration im Umfeld von mehreren hundert Red Hat Enterprise Servern)
  • Betreuung von Unix-Systemen
  • Programmierung/Scripting von entsprechenden Tools
  • Planung, Administration und Weiterentwicklung der Systemlandschaft sowie der damit verbundenen Storage- und Backuplösungen
  • Optimierung, Problemanalyse und Fehlerkorrektur
  • Erstellung und Überarbeitung von Dokumentationen
  • Beteiligung in der Automatisierung (Puppet Modulbesitzer)
  • Mitarbeit in Projekten und Schnittstelle zu unseren internen Fachabteilunge

Fachlich bieten Sie…

  • ein technisches Studium oder eine vergleichbare Ausbildung
  • Berufserfahrung im Bereich der Systemadministration von Linux/Unix-basierten Umgebungen
  • Erfahrung in der Verwaltung von HPC-Umgebungen (z.B.: LSF) von Vorteil
  • Scripting- und Programmierkenntnisse (Perl, Shell Scripting, Phyton)
  • Erfahrungen im Umgang mit LDAP und SAMBA
  • sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift

Auf der persönlichen Ebene überzeugen Sie uns durch Ihr/e…

  • ausgeprägte Kommunikationsfähigkeit
  • Koordinations- und Organisationstalent
  • selbstständige, zuverlässige und zielorientierte Arbeitsweise

Den Führerschein Klasse B, Mobilität und eine einwandfreie Strafregisterbescheinigung setzen wir voraus.

Wir bieten Ihnen…

  • einen höchst interessanten und verantwortungsvollen Tätigkeitsbereich
  • fachliche und persönliche Aus- und Weiterbildung
  • ein angenehmes Betriebsklima
  • flache Hierarchien und eine angenehme Arbeitsatmosphäre
  • die Arbeit in einem äußerst motivierten Team
  • einen krisensicheren Arbeitsplatz in einem stark expandierenden Unternehmen

Das Bruttojahresgehalt gemäß Kollektivvertrag beträgt für diese Position mindestens € 2.898,- x 14 auf Vollzeitbasis. Die tatsächliche Bezahlung ist von der jeweiligen Qualifikation, Eignung bzw. Berufserfahrung abhängig. Je nach Ausbildung und Erfahrung ist eine Überzahlung möglich.

Diese Position unterliegt dem Kollektivvertrag für Angestellte von Unternehmen im Bereich Dienstleistungen in der automatischen Datenverarbeitung und Informationstechnik (https://www.wko.at/service/kollektivvertrag/it-und-edv-kollektivvertrag-2018.pdf) .  Weitere Informationen unter www.sandata.at/karriere.

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