María del Carmen Calatrava Moreno made a contribution to the blog Europe of Knowledge, the official blog for the ECPR Standing Group on the Politics of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation. For reading the blog post please click here.


We are happy to announce that Dražen Lučanin has successfully defended his PhD thesis on Tuesday, 31 May 2016. The title of his thesis is "Energy Efficient Cloud Control and Pricing in Geographically Distributed Data Centers". Please find the abstract here. The committee members were the university professors Ivona Brandic, Helmut Hlavacs (Uni Wien) and Werner Purgathofer.


The EC group co-organises the workshop RecTour 2016 that is held in conjunction with the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems in Boston, USA. It takes place on September 15th, 2016.


We are happy to announce that Julia Neidhardt has successfully defended her PhD thesis on Thursday, 28 April 2016. The title of her thesis is "Modeling and Understanding Social Influence in Groups and Networks". Please find the abstract here.


On 15 April 2016, 26 outstanding researchers have been elected as members of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW). Among them is Dr. Ivona Brandić, professor in our group, who has been elected as member of the OeAWs Young Academy. This distinction honors her outstanding scientific performance and her recognition among experts. More information


A portrait of Prof. Werthner as the new Dean of the Faculty of Informatics has been published on the website of TU Wien. Click here to read the article.


Prof. Brandic will give a talk together with Bernhard Lendl and Gareth Parkinson at the Forum TU Vision 2025+ on Mon, 4 April 2016 at 6.00 PM at Kontaktraum Campus Gußhaus. Everybody is welcome to attend. For more information, please click here.


Prof. Werthner is one of the guest editors of the special issue "Disruptive Innovations" of the Journal of Information Technology & Tourism (JITT).

SUBMISSION
Papers are required no later than June 30th 2016
Notification of outcome will be provided by August 30th 2016
Final papers should be submitted by October 15th 2016


Professor Markus Zanker from the Free University of Bolzano, Italy will visit the Faculty of Informatics in the summer term 2016.


www.roombonus.comThe e-commerce group and Prof. Werthner were in the news with the start up ROOMBONUS, which was founded by our former group member Rainer Schuster as a result of joint research with the EC group. In the field of research the cooperation between ROOMBONUS and the e-commerce group continues, developing new services and technologies.

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