Integrated and networked information systems play a key role in the development of the information society and of the networked economy. The research group Application Engineering contributes to the development and integration of user- and usage centered applications by doing fundamental, experimental and applied research.
Main research fields within this context are: Modeling, Model Transformation, Requirements Engineering, Natural Language Processing, Application Architectures, and recently, Ambient Assisted Living.
The research group is well networked within the scientific community. Members of the group had and have leading positions, e.g. in CEPIS (Council of European Professional Informatics Societies), in GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik, the german informatics society), OCG, the Austrian Computer Society and other professional associations.
To summarize, the research group is a think tank and competence center for all questions concerning modeling, design, development and use of complex application systems for the networked economy.
Our focus in research and teaching activities is on the modeling and design of user-oriented applications. We conduct both fundamental research as well as experimental and applied research with an emphasis on the areas of modeling, computational linguistics and semantic web, which are further complemented by projects in the area of e-learning.
We focus on human-centered informatics and our research acitivities address topical issues in this area. We continuously take part in the international scientific discussion and assessment and cooperate with research institutions in various countries. At the same time, we support the University in fulfilling regional activities (e.g. consulting- and development projects with local enterprises within the scope of EU projects). These activities are to encourage the economic power of peripheral regions. To do so, our research group members cooperate with infrastructural projects in Carinthia as well as in other countries.