In Search of a Student Assistant (8h/week)!

The Institute of Applied Computer Science is looking for a student assistant for 8h/week (starting on 1.March 2018).

The goal is the re-engineering of the algorithm visualization tool go2algo (current version at jar) and a modularization in which individual algorithms can be quickly added or removed.

The range of functions should grow with the progress of the lecture.

The topic can also be adapted towards software practice/Bachelor thesis  (aprox. 400€ per month).

Expected knowledge: German, SWE, Java and A&D

If you are interested, please contact peter [dot] schartner [at] aau [dot] at .

Department of Applied Informatics: News Blog

Since January 2018, the Department for Applied Informatics (AINF) has been blogging current AINF NEWS on on the following topics, among others:

  • Open topics for students (Master, Bachelor) at the AINF
  • Particularly good student work at the AINF
  • Topics offered for the project semester
  • Offered internships from companies
  • Jobs for students
  • Conference participations
  • Practical semesters and semesters abroad
  • New research projects and current research topics
  • Current guest profs etc.

These news can also be read via RSS feed (e. g. in your eMail) or followed on TWITTER via

The German blog version can be found on

For students, particularly exciting posts can also be found at

Please distribute this information via your social media channels 🙂

When computers set the prices

In a recent article published in the renowned Descision Support Systems journal, researchers of AAU presented a new AI-based algorithm for automated pricing in e-commerce. The new algorithm was already successfully applied in practice on a major German e-commerce site.

Buchpräsentation “Horror Kultfilme” 23.1.2018

Die Bibliothek lädt alle Interessierten zur Buchpräsentation von Horror Kultfilme (Marburger Studien zur Medienforschung) ein. Das Werk wurde gemeinschaftlich von Angela FABRIS, Jörg HELBIG und Arno RUSSEGGER herausgegeben. Es widmet sich unterschiedlichen Aspekten des Horrorfilms. Analysen von individuellen Filmen stehen neben Ausführungen zu einzelnen Genres (z. B. Gothic Horror, Giallo, Parodien) und zu spezifischen Aspekten wie Gewalt oder Musik im Horrorfilm.

Die Herausgeber_innen werden Auszüge aus dem Werk vortragen. Für die musikalische Untermalung sorgt Werner Delanoy. Ein kleines Buffet erwartet Sie!

Haben Sie keine Scheu vor dem gebotenen Horror, finden Sie den Weg

am: 23.1.2018

um: 18:00 Uhr

in den: Monografien-Lesesaal auf Ebene 3.

Auf Ihr Kommen freuen sich die Herausgeber_innen und das Bibliotheksteam!

Habilitation Colloquium Dr. Erich Teppan

The Institute for Applied Computer Science, Research Group Intelligent Systems and Business Informatics invites you to the habilitation colloquium of Dr. Erich Teppan.

Time: Thursday, 18 January 2018, Start: 14:30 s. t.

Place: AAU, HS 2

Abstract: Constraint answer set programming (CASP) is a family of hybrid approaches integrating answer set programming (ASP) and constraint programming (CP). These hybrid approaches have already proven to be successful in various domains. In this talk the approach of heuristic CASP (HCASP) is presented. In HCASP, ASP is not only used for expressing constraint satisfaction problems (CSPs) to be solved by a CP solver, but also for the encoding of search heuristics that are exploited by the CP solver. In particular, the HCASP solver ASCASS (A Simple Constraint Answer Set Solver), which provides novel methods for defining and exploiting search heuristics, is presented.

Information Systems: Suggested Topics for Master Thesis

The following topic is offered for a Master’s thesis:
“Data analysis on the effectiveness of recommendation systems”
This topic is suitable for students of Applied Computer Science or Information Management.

For further information please contact Prof. Dietmar Jannach, Research Group Information Systems.

Current exhibition near circulation desk: Contemporary Literature from and about China

In January, the showcase opposite the loan desk presents:

Contemporary Literature from and about China

The volumes on show come mainly from the extensive holdings of the University Library.

Project Semester at CERBERUS

Master students at the Institute for Applied Computer Science (AINF) have the opportunity to do their project semester as part of a national or international research project.

Thomas Grafenauer is currently working within his project semester on CERBERUS, a FFG/KIRAS project dealing with the protection of critical infrastructure (KIs).

Based on the information on critical infrastructure objects collected by the public agencies, the security relevant data is structurally prepared and imported in a developed data model in the course of the CERBERUS project. This enables to logically represent the interdependencies and cascading effects in an interdependency model. This interdependency model can be used to identify, evaluate and simulate possible cascade effects. The simulation is done in “Omnet++”, an event simulation tool. With the help of the simulation, the effects of the cascade effect are made visible, enabling targeted preventive measures to be taken at the most critical points of the network.

Learn hacking in a protected environment: Come to the Security Lab on 26.01

What happens in a hacker attack and how can such an attack be detected ?

This know-how is practically indispensable for students of computer science and information management. But how and where can one learn this legally?

On Friday, 26.1.2018 you have the possibility of guided LIVE hacking in a protected environment (room E 1.37,  in the Security Lab from 09.00-17.00h; language of instruction: German).

Attention, limited number of participants! Therefore register (if not already done) by e-mail  to peter [dot] schartner [at] aau [dot] at.

Thanks to the ÖH students’ representatives, catering is also provided!

Bachelor or Master Project – Elastic Input Devices

Technologies & Tools: Arduino • Android
Arduino is a popular open source hard­ware and soft­ware plat­form that can be used to »di­gi­ta­lize« phy­si­cal ob­jects. In this pro­ject we will use an Ar­du­ino mi­cro­con­trol­ler and stre­tch sen­sors to ex­plo­re ways to cre­ate ela­stic ob­jects that can be used as com­pu­ter in­put de­vices. In the first pro­ject pha­se you will get fa­mi­liar with the Ar­du­ino Soft­ware (IDE) and ba­sic hard­ware (sen­sors and con­troller boards). The work in the se­cond pro­ject pha­se will fo­cus on read­ing data from a stre­tch sen­sor and pre­par­ing the data for further use on an Android-smart­phone or smart­watch. This project can also be extended into a Master project.