194/1 Information & Software Engineering Group

The research division Information and Software Engineering is part of the institute of Information Systems Engineering. 

It covers the design and development of software and information systems in research and education.
The other groups cover Distributed Systems, Business  Informatics,E-Commerce and Compilers and Languages.  

Julia Neidhardt is one of the guest editors of the Special Issue on Recommender Systems in Tourism of the Journal of Information Technology & Tourism (JITT).

Papers are required no later than April 30th, 2017.
Notification of outcome will be provided by June 15th, 2017.
Revised papers should be submitted by August 1st, 2017.

Enormous amounts of data are permanently generated by customers of telecommunication services and their interactions. These data can be used to provide personalized recommendations of mobile services. In this master thesis a comprehensive user model for such a recommender system will be developed. The aim is to identify appropriate features that can be utilized within sophisticated recommendation approaches. These features will be obtained by studying the state-of-the-art in this field as well as by conducting empirical analyses of existing data of an Austrian Telco.

In the travel domain recommender systems are confronted with specific challenges, as the tourism product is usually very complex. Travelling can be seen, moreover, as an emotional experience. Therefore comprehensive user models are required. In this master thesis a seven-factor model will be considered, where each user is described with respect to seven basic travel behavioral patterns that also account for the personality of a user. These factors span, moreover, a seven-dimensional vector space.

The keynote at the RecSys2016 workshop RecTour 2016 (as announced in this news-section) was held by Prof. Werthner. For more information, please click here.

The role of universities and of computer science in the European crises of refugees is discussed in an article in the October issue of the Communications of the ACM. The accompanying video addresses particularly the project Welcome.TU.code, which was co-initiated by Prof. Hannes Werthner, the head of the EC group.

The head of the EC group Prof. Hannes Werthner and EC group members Julia Neidhardt and Amra Delic had a number of contributions at this year’s 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys), which took place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, USA from September 15th to September 19th 2016. The Workshop on Recommenders in Tourism at RecSys was co-organized by Julia Neidhardt. At this workshop, Prof.

And article about the cooperation between members of our EC group and Pixtri OG has been published by TU Wien. Click here to read the article.

Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten WS 2016/17

Jürgen Dorn

Ziele der Lehrveranstaltung

Praktisches Erlernen der Grundlagen wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens, insbesondere:

- Literaturrecherche
- Form, Struktur und Inhalt wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten
- Präsentationstechnik
- Begutachtung einer anderen Seminararbeit

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung
Im Rahmen des Seminars werden zum Thema "Prozess und Workflow Management" Themen vergeben. Jedes Team bestehend aus zwei StudentInnen stellt ein Problem aus diesem Themenbereich vor. Den Zielen entsprechend gliedert sich das Seminar in vier Teile:

Prof. Ivona Brandic will be the academy keynote speaker at the 2016 Workshop on Exascale Multi/Many Core Computing Systems (E-MuCoCoS) in Frankfurt, Germany on 23rd June 2016. The title of her talk will be "Exascale System Management - What can we learn from efficient management of Ultra-scale Distributed Systems?".

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