Current Projects

EcoShop

Sustainable shopping through real-time visualization of product information on mobile devices Unsustainable production practices and excessive consumerism are major drivers of the climate and biodiversity crises, which are two of the most significant challenges of our time. Although more and more people are concerned with the environmental and social impacts of their purchasing habits and … Continue reading EcoShop

FairAlgos

Fairness, Bias und Transparenz von Computer Vision Algorithmen Datenbasierte Technologie hat das Ziel, nach gewissen Merkmalen zu diskriminieren, zu klassifizieren und zu unterscheiden. Hierbei muss jedoch zwischen erwünschten und unfairen Formen der Diskriminierung unterschieden werden. In aktuellen und weit verbreiteten Bilddatenbanken wie zum Beispiel dem IMDB Datenset wurde ein geschlechtsspezifischer Bias offengelegt. Das bedeutet, dass … Continue reading FairAlgos

AlgoCare

Algorithmic Governance of Care Care work in long-term care (LTC) is considered as a genuine human-centred activity, requiring empathy, emotional investment, physical encounters and intimate, trust-based relations between various care-givers and care-recipients. AI technologies are introduced in this professional field to assist care workers in their daily activities and provide an additional measure of care … Continue reading AlgoCare

SmartProtect

Multimodal Sensor-Lighting System for the Protection of Vulnerable Traffic Participants The reliable machine detection of vulnerable participants in road traffic (pedestrians, two-wheelers) is an important social goal and a demanding technical challenge, which currently remains unresolved; particularly when it comes to poor visibility conditions (night, fog), far distances (>100m) and approaching a vehicle from the … Continue reading SmartProtect

SYMETRIC

SYMETRIC (SYstematic MEasurement of TRacks and Infrastructure Components) Several railways modernization projects Europe-wide are currently in the planning and rollout phase. These modernizations focus on the replacement of outdated relay-based interlocking blocks by solid state interlocking blocks, as well as the rollout of ETCS Level 2 (European Train Control System). The planning and design of … Continue reading SYMETRIC

SyntheticCabin

Simulation of vehicle interiors for the efficient development of driver/occupant monitoring systems The goal of this project is a cost and time efficient simulation workflow for the development of applications for environmental analysis for the vehicle interior. Our innovative approach simulates complex dynamic vehicle interior scenarios (e.g. generation and animation of 3D person models, materials … Continue reading SyntheticCabin

MaLeStV

Machine Learning of motion patterns in the penal system The everyday life of a prison is characterised by aspects of security. A number of structural and organisational measures (prison cell design, video surveillance, …) are designed to reduce the risk of safety-related incidents in prisons and to support the personnel of the correctional system in … Continue reading MaLeStV

aistream

Learned Image Compression With more than 85% of all global internet traffic, image and video data make up the majority of information transmitted via the internet. In particular, the growing market of streaming services together with an increase in video quality are making the availability of highly efficient image and video compression methods a necessity … Continue reading aistream

NET4AGE-FRIENDLY

  International Interdisciplinary Network on Smart Healthy Age-friendly Environments To promote social inclusion, independent living and active and healthy ageing in society, the NET4AGE-FRIENDLY COST Action will establish an international and interdisciplinary network of researchers and stakeholders from all sectors. Its aim is to foster awareness, and to support the creation and implementation of smart, … Continue reading NET4AGE-FRIENDLY

Digital Transformation of the Austrian Humanities

The digital transformation of the humanities has been driven since 1949. In Austria, this transformation has received a significant boost since 2015. In various national cooperation projects (HRSM project KONDE) and international infrastructure projects (DARIAH, CLARIN), Austrian universities and cultural heritage institutions have built up specialized competencies that are to be disseminated in the present … Continue reading Digital Transformation of the Austrian Humanities