Peter Handke und der Bleistift

Seit den 1990er Jahren schreibt Peter Handke seine literarischen Manuskripte ausschließlich mit der Hand und ausschließlich mit Bleistift. Die 12. Ausstellung der Reihe „Kostbarkeiten aus der Bibliothek“ (Vernissage am 7. Dezember) widmet sich dieser konsequenten Produktionsweise und dem beharrlichen Schreiben des gebürtigen Griffners und Ehrendoktors der Universität Klagenfurt.

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Current exhibition near circulation desk: Ilija Trojanow

The Heinrich-Böll-Prize 2017 was awarded to Ilija Trojanow.


The showcase near the circulation desk presents a selection of his oeuvre.

Shielded from prying eyes overhead: Drone cameras and protecting the private sphere

Omair Sarwar works to ensure that image data captured by drones do not pose a risk to our privacy. Over the past three years, he has conducted his research at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and at the Queen Mary University of London. He aims to conclude his doctoral thesis early next year.

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Degree ceremony for the graduates of the Alpen-Adria-Universität, 17th November 2017

On Friday, 17 November 2017, the degree ceremony for 158 graduates of the Alpen-Adria-Universität takes place in the Hans-Romauch-Lecture Hall (Lecture Hall A).

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Evaluating non-standard Menu Design

In Human-Computer inter­action (HCI) re­search – as well as in many other re­search disci­plines – new scien­ti­fic know­ledge and tech­no­lo­gi­cal ad­van­ces are often based on em­pi­ri­cal re­se­arch where new ideas and theo­ries are ex­plo­red through hypo­thesis test­ing and con­trolled exp­eri­ments. How­ever, cri­ti­cal voices within the HCI re­search commun­ity quest­ion the value and ­ use of con­trolled ex­peri­ments in HCI.

In this project we will con­tri­bute to this dis­cussion by re­doing – rep­li­cating – a series of »famous« user ex­peri­ments from the HCI liter­ature. We will focus on ex­peri­ments that have studied the usa­bility of non-standard drop‐down menus and how easy and fast users can navi­gate menu struc­tu­res and se­lect the con­taining menu items.

For this pur­pose, a first ver­sion of a »menu test suite« app­li­ca­tion has been de­vel­oped. After fur­ther de­vel­op­ment and ad­ap­ta­tions we can start re­pli­cating pre­vious menu exp­eri­ments. This in­cludes care­fully study­ing the desc­ri­ptions of the prev­ious ex­peri­ments, then run­ning the ex­peri­ments with a group of com­puter users, and fi­nally analyz­ing our re­sults and com­paring these with pre­viously re­ported results.

Accordingly, in this pro­ject you will ac­quire skills and ex­perience in design­ing, con­duct­ing, and evalu­ating user experiments.

Technologies & Tools: Java, Python, C++, or Objective-C (your choice!), SPSS (for sta­tistical analysis)


Contact: Dr. David Ahlström

New research shows: Organic farming can make an important contribution to world nutrition

A global conversion to organic farming can contribute to a profoundly sustainable food system, provided that it is combined with further measures, specifically with a one-third reduction of animal-based products in the human diet, less concentrated feed and less food waste. At the same time, this type of food system has extremely positive ecological effects, i.e. considerable reduction of fertilizers and pesticides, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions – and does not lead to increased land use, despite lower agricultural yields. These are the findings of a new study, which included the Vienna-based Department of Social Ecology among its contributors. Results have recently been published in “Nature Communications”.   

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Temporal Control Structures

Temporal control structures berücksichtigen zeitliche Bedingungen zur Entscheidung über den Kontrollfluss (XOR, LOOP). Ein Konzept für die Integration von temporal control structures wurde bereits erarbeitet und in einem Draft-Paper beschrieben. Aufgabe dieser Master Arbeit ist es, die Zeitberechnung für die temporalen Kontrollstrukturen ausgehend vom im Paper von Pichler, Eder, Ciglic beschriebenen Verfahren proto­typisch zu implementieren und den Ansatz empirisch zu validieren.

Erwartete Ergebnisse:

  • Implementierung (Erweiterung des bestehenden Frameworks)
  • Empirische Validierung


Contact: Prof. Dr. Johann Eder

Temporal Workflows mit Start/End Events, non-contingent Activities und upper-bound constraints

Unsere Temporal Workflows betrachten derzeit nur die End-Events von Workflow Aktivitäten, so können z.B. Time Constraints nur zwischen den End-Events von Aktivitäten deklariert werden. Außerdem werden bisher nur “contingent Activities” betrachtet. Ziel der Arbeit ist die Erweiterung des formalen Apparats auf “non-contingent” Activities und auf Start- und End-Events.

Erwartete Ergebnisse:

  • Erweiterung des formalen Apparats/der Algorithmen (zur Berechnung des Timed Graphs)
  • Implementierung (Erweiterung des bestehenden Frameworks)


Contact: Prof. Johann Eder

83. ZUG-Minisymposium mit Michael Wagreich

Das Zentrum für Umweltgeschichte (ZUG) lädt zu folgender Veranstaltung:

Das Anthropozän – ein neues (geologisches) Erdzeitalter?



Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael Wagreich

Department für Geodynamik und Sedimentologie, Universität Wien


Assoc. Prof. Mag. Dr. Martin Schmid
Zentrum für Umweltgeschichte, Institut für Soziale Ökologie, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt Read more

Martin Pinzger has been elevated to an IEEE Senior Member.

Martin Pinzger has been elevated to an IEEE Senior Member. IEEE is one of the world’s largest professional associations for the advancement of technology. Only less than 9% of the more than 400,000 members hold this grade, which requires significant professional maturity and achievements.

Martin joined IEEE as a student member in 2001 and since then has been serving on the program committee of several major IEEE conferences in software engineering, such as ICSE, ASE, and FSE. He also served as the general chair of the IEEE SANER 2017.