Localizing radio nodes

Sarmad Ahmed Shaikh hopes to “make a contribution to the ongoing development of wireless communication.” Thus, he left Karachi to pursue his Master’s degree in Istanbul and now he completed his doctoral degree in Klagenfurt. His research revolves around the localization of radio nodes. Read more

Pursuing the research objective of a more unified and democratic social media ecosystem

Facebook, Twitter and Co. are centralised platforms that are owned by private corporations and that control the respective networks unilaterally. An international project financed by EU-H2020 under the project leadership of Radu Prodan (University of Klagenfurt) aims to create a decentralised social media ecosystem using blockchain technology.

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The new catalogue “surf@ubk” (new version) is online!

Dear users of Klagenfurt UL,
dear AAU students,

Ready to go:
We haven’t yet completed the system change, BUT:

The new version of our search engine is online: Surf@ubk
(of course also accessible from our homepage: : https://www.aau.at/en/university-library-klagenfurt/)

You can do research again.
You can administrate your library account again.
You can order, borrow and return books again.
You can use the inter-library loan again.

To use all this, you now have to REGISTER on surf@ubk, using your AAU account!

“First aid” regarding the new interface on: https://surf.aau.at/primo-explore/static-file/help?vid=UKL&lang=de_DE

Of course, we are at your disposal for questions.
The dates for the “Introduction on how to use the library” will be fixed soon. Special attention will be given to surf@ubk.

Tours: https://www.aau.at/en/university-library-klagenfurt/use-and-service/tours-trainings/


At the same time, we ask you for a little further patience. We, too, have to get used to the new system, but we will do our best to help you!

Kind regards,
Your UL team

Automatic recognition of relevant segments in ophthalmic surgery videos

Researchers from the fields of computer science and medicine are collaborating to make better use of microscopic videos that record surgical procedures relating to the eyes for the purpose of teaching, research and documentation.

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SeqTrex – Recording and Analysing the Program Construction Se-quence of Block-based Programming Environments

Is learning to program easy or difficult? One might have different opinions about it, but one is for sure: it is not without its efforts. An objective of the SeqTrex project is to learn more about how novice programmers start to learn programming and become, finally, experts. For this, we are looking at structures and patterns found in the sequence of program construction and also include information from other sources like eye and emotion tracker.

An important part of SeqTrex deals with recording and analysing program construction sequences of (block-based) programming environments. The following steps are to be addressed:

  1. Recording the program construction sequence, including screenshots (state of the programming environment) and keyboard and click interactions, and storing them in a useful format.
  2. Processing the recorded interactions into a model that represents the program construction sequence. This includes: devising the model, creating the model from recorded interactions (image data and interactions), marking programming interactions.
  3. Saving the processed model into a database for further analysis purposes.

There is a prototypical Python implementation that handles the first part for desktop applications and handles some parts of the second project part, which can be adapted. Furthermore, a solution for the first project part that can be applied for decentralized, non-desktop trials is expected.
This offer of practical work is open for all students of the technical faculty and can be used to fulfil the bachelor or master practical work. Compensation can be issued in the form of a grant for one term. Further information: Max Kesselbacher (max [dot] kesselbacher [at] aau [dot] at).

Annual Cleaning in the Library (17.-20.09.)

Dear AAU University Library users, dear AAU students,

From Monday, 17.09. (- 20.09.): Annual cleaning in the library!

Access is temporarily prohibited in certain areas  (this also includes shelves)!

Please use accessible areas.
In urgent cases, pleace contact library staff.

Thank you for your co-operation.


Kind regards,
Your UL Team

Bringing the connection between technology and management to life

Erlfried Taurer is CEO of Constantia Industries AG and was voted one of the most powerful industrial managers in Austria by the Industriemagazin trade journal in 2014. Mr Taurer has built up his success from scratch: a portrait of an inquisitive mind.

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I can’t keep away from the subject of internationalisation

Meinrad Höfferer is Divisional Manager for Foreign Trade and International Relations at the Carinthian Chamber of Commerce. Listening skills, a solution-oriented approach, communication skills and the ability to transfer knowledge are among the key attributes needed for his career. A portrait of a busy man.

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Business administration and music – how do they fit together?

Andreas Schaffer studied Applied Business Administration at AAU as well as Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy at the Carinthian State Conservatory. He is now Director of the Gustav Mahler Musikschule Klagenfurt music school, as well as being a flautist and conductor of various ensembles. In an interview, he explains how he benefits from business administration as a musician, what he likes about his job in particular and why you should always have the courage to oppose other opinions and stand up for your own.

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The AAU Delegation to the European Women in Mathematics General Meeting 2018

The European Women in Mathematics association (EWM) held its general meeting at the Institute for Mathematics of the Karl Franzens University Graz during September 3-7, 2018, celebrating 30 years of existence. The conference was co-organised by Elena Resmerita (Institute for Mathematics of the AAU), who was re-elected as deputy convenor for the period 2018-2020 together with Carola Schönlieb (Cambridge University) as an EWM convenor. More than one hundred female mathematicians from all over Europe met for excellent scientific lectures, minisymposia and posters presentations, discussions and networking: