Markus Hamm

Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Information and Software Engineering Group

room: HE 04 14
phone: +43 (1) 58801-188637

Favoritenstraße 9-11/188
A-1040 Wien

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Team Member


  • since 2011: PhD student and Project Assistant at the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems doing research on Digital Preservation,
    Vienna University of Technology, Information and Software Egineering Group
  • Master of Science in Computer Science (Software Engineering and Internet Computing),
    Vienna University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Software and Information Engineering),
    Vienna University of Technology
  • since 2004: carrying out IT-projects in Vienna and Lower Austria

Projects and Activities


SCAlable Preservation Environments

The SCAPE project will enhance the state of the art of digital preservation in three ways: by developing infrastructure and tools for scalable preservation actions; by providing a framework for automated, quality-assured preservation workflows and by integrating these components with a policy-based preservation planning and watch system. These concrete project results will be validated within three large-scale Testbeds from diverse application areas: Digital Repositories from the library community, Web Content from the web archiving community, and Research Data Sets from the scientific community. Each Testbed has been selected because it highlights unique challenges. SCAPE will develop scalable services for planning and execution of institutional preservation strategies on an open source platform that orchestrates semi-automated workflows for large-scale, heterogeneous collections of complex digital objects.


Preservation Planning Tool

The planning tool Plato is a decision support tool that implements a solid preservation planning process and integrates services for content characterisation, preservation action and automatic object comparison in a service-oriented architecture to provide maximum support for preservation planning endeavours.

IPRES 2010

International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects

The Austrian National Library and the Technical University of Vienna were pleased to host the International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2010) in Vienna in September 2010. iPRES 2010 was the seventh in the series of annual international conferences that bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore the latest trends, innovations, and practices in preserving our digital heritage.



  • Markus Hamm and Christoph Becker
    Impact Assessment of Decision Criteria in Preservation Planning
    8th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (IPRES 2011), November 1-4, 2011, Singapore