Two kilometres of flight data: Publication of arguably the largest pool of real-world drone flight measurement data

Typically, drone flight data is generated under laboratory conditions – thus limiting its use for real-world application development. A team of researchers from Klagenfurt, working with two researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has now published the first large pool of real-world measurement data. The data was generated in and around the Klagenfurt drone hall and in the context of the AMADEE20 Mars simulation in Israel.

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Digitization Scholarship of the Province of Carinthia for Clara Josefine Hoestermann

Ms. Clara Josefine Hoestermann, B.A. MSc, was awarded the Digitalization Scholarship of the Province of Carinthia for her master’s thesis “Evaluating the potentials of Smart Technology in the context of patient wellbeing in hospital settings” supervised by Assoc.Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Leitner, Department of Informatics Systems, Research Group Interactive Systems.

From 29 submitted scientific theses on the topic of digitization and its impact or significance for Carinthia, respectively three bachelor’s theses, diploma or master’s theses as well as dissertations were selected by a jury and honored by Governor Dr. Peter Kaiser during an award ceremony on November 23, 2022.
The Department of Informatics Systems congratulates Ms. Clara Josefine Hoestermann, B.A. MSc, warmly on the awarded scholarship!

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Awarding of a digitization scholarship; LH Dr. Peter Kaiser, Clara Josefine Hoestermann and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ralf Terlutter, Author: LPD Carinthia/Krainz  

ICS – project – publication “Metadata Quality for Biobanks”

The research paper “Metadata Quality for Biobanks“, written by the ICS – project group members Dr. phil. Volodymyr Shekhovtsov and O.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Johann Eder, is available on the following link:

The paper “Metadata Quality for Biobankshas been published in applied sciences on the 23th of September 2022 and is available as free full-text on the link over it.


The mission of biobanks is to provide biological material and data for medical research. Reproducible medical studies of high quality require material and data with established quality. Metadata, defined as data that provides information about other data, represents the content of biobank collections, particularly which data accompanies the stored samples and which quality the available data features. The quality of biobank metadata themselves, however, is currently neither properly defined nor investigated in depth. We list the properties of biobanks that are most important for metadata quality management and emphasize both the role of biobanks as data brokers, which are responsible not for the quality of the data itself but for the quality of its representation, and the importance of supporting the search for biobank collections when the sample data is not accessible. Based on an intensive review of metadata definitions and definitions of quality characteristics, we establish clear definitions of metadata quality attributes and their metrics in a design science approach. In particular, we discuss the quality measures accuracy, completeness, coverage, consistency, timeliness, provenance, reliability, accessibility, and conformance to expectations together with their respective metrics. These definitions are intended as a foundation for establishing metadata quality management systems for biobanks.


Keywords: metadata; data quality; biobank; quality metrics

Michaela Szölgyenyi wins Joseph F. Traub Young Researcher Award

Michaela Szölgyenyi wins the Joseph F. Traub Information-Based Complexity Young Researcher Award 2021, see

The award is given for significant contributions to information-based complexity by young scientists under the age of 35. The prize consists of 1000 US dollars and a plaque. The award ceremony took place this year during the 15th International Conference on MCQMC in Linz,

We congraulate Prof. Szölgyenyi for this award!

Michaela Szölgyenyi bei Preisverleihung Josef F. Traub Young Researcher Award

Michaela Szölgyenyi at the Josef F. Traub Young Researcher Award ceremony

Winners of the Josef F. Traub Young Researcher Award

Winners of the Josef F. Traub Young Researcher Award