Degree ceremony for graduates of the University of Klagenfurt, 22nd November 2019

On Friday, 22nd November 2019, the degree ceremony for graduates of the University of Klagenfurt takes place in the Hans-Romauch-Lecture Hall (Lecture Hall A).

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Does smell sell? Overview study provides evidence of ambient scent effects in consumer settings

Within the scope of a detailed meta-analysis, Holger Roschk has examined 64 studies with 71 samples and a total of 15,000 test persons to find out to what extent ambient scents have an effect on experiences and activities in shopping and service environments. Results show: Under ideal conditions, scents can have a positive influence on customer behaviour. 

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16th Austrian IT Security Day | 16 October 2019 | Messe Klagenfurt

On 16 October 2019, the 16th Austrian IT Security Day took place at Messe Klagenfurt in cooperation with “Kärntner Messen”.

There were 9 lectures on the following topics:

  • The challenge of decentralised digitisation for SMEs
  • Risk perception and human (ir)rationality
  • What to do in case of a cyber emergency? Hotline, cyber insurance or solve it yourself?
  • Smartcards in Multi-Devices and Multi-Usecase Environments
  • From network analysis to application protection
  • IT security of production systems
  • Current case law on e-commerce
  • Online trading: Typical risks and their distribution
  • Network and Information Security

Two hacking demos:

  • Networks are dangerous and funny too 😉
  • Digitalization madness – view into the digital divide

10 Exhibitors:

  • Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt | TEWI
  • Anexia
  • Attingo Datenrettung GmbH
  • Industrial Automation GmbH
  • Joanneum Research
  • NTS Netzwerk Telekom Service AG
  • RGE GmbH
  • Stadtwerke Klagenfurt AG
  • Technikon Forschungs- und Planungsgesellschaft mbH

130 satisfied participants are already looking forward to the next IT Security Day in autumn 2020 at FH Salzburg at the Urstein campus in Puch/Salzburg.

Are we seeing genuine progress with recommender systems?

Recommender systems represent a key technology for e-commerce providers such as Google, Amazon, Netflix, and Spotify. It is therefore with a certain urgency that researchers are working intensively on making ever more accurate predictions about the products and services users might want to consume next. However, in a paper published recently, Maurizio Ferrari Dacrema, Paolo Cremonesi and Dietmar Jannach were able to show that several critical issues concerning the research methodology are hindering progress in the development of recommender systems. In recognition of their work, they received the Best Full Paper Award at the renowned ACM Conference on Recommender Systems in Copenhagen in September.

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StudienassistentIn gesucht !!!!

Die Informatikwerkstatt der AAU Klagenfurt sucht eine Studienassistentin bzw. einen Studienassistenten zur Erstellung von Security-Lehrinhalten für Sekundarstufe I und II.

Bearbeitung im Rahmen einer BA- bzw. MA-Arbeit (UF Informatik, ggf. auch Angewandte Informatik) möglich.

Bei Interesse bitte Kontakt mit Andreas Bollin (andreas [dot] bollin [at] aau [dot] at) oder Peter Schartner (peter [dot] schartner [at] aau [dot] at) aufnehmen.

US Exchange Information Event: Joint-Study and Fulbright


Save the Date: On October 29, 2019 the English Department hosts “US Exchange Information Event:Joint-Study and Fulbright” at 4 pm in N.0.27.

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Teaching German in the US as a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA)

Vanessa Erat finished her MA in English and American Studies with a thesis on “Elves and Empire: Challenging the Ludonarrative Colonialism and Othering in Dragon Age: Inquisition” in May 2018 and then left for the United States in August 2018 to work as a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) in the academic year 2018-2019. Today, she joins us to talk about some of her experiences and to offer advice to everybody who would also be interested in spending a year in the US teaching German as a foreign language.

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New Colleague @ IAS

We are very happy to welcome our new colleague Mahmoud Sadeghi in the Department of Informatics Systems. Mahmoud Sadeghi starts his work in the Interactive Systems research group in October, 2019.

Student Bloggers Wanted!

Do you have a passion for writing? Would you like to gain more writing experience? Then why not write for the Department of English and American Studies’ blog?

We are currently looking for student writers to write about a variety of topics, ranging from their experiences studying English at the University of Klagenfurt to their top language learning tips.

A typical post for the blog is approximately 400-500 words. As all articles will be proofread by a member of staff in the English Department, this is a great opportunity to receive feedback on a text and learn more about the writing process. In addition to providing a text, students should also include a photograph with their article that can be used on the blog. Please note that it is important that writers own the rights to any photographs they submit, and they must have permission from any people shown in the photograph for their image to be shared online.

Students’ blog posts will be seen by anyone visiting the Department’s homepage, and writers will be able to share their posts with friends and family across their social media by using the sharing tools available (including Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram). For students who are hoping to go into a career in writing and publishing this is a great opportunity to gain some experience and develop their CV.

Whether you are a new student in the Department or an alumnus, we are looking forward to hearing from you!

If you are interested in writing for the blog, or if you have any questions, please contact Natilly Macartney at natilly [dot] macartney [at] aau [dot] at .