From Applied Informatics to Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity

From January 1, 2021, we have changed our official name into Department of Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity. The old name (Department of Applied Informatics) was somewhat unspecific, and the new name should reflect the majority of work carried out at the department. The downside is of course that it does not perfectly cover all activities that are going on (but also in the past the department had some significant theoretical output, despite its name).
Maybe you have noticed that there is a new MSc programme of the same name ( – the interesting bit is that the same name was suggested independently for these two entities, but the department is also the main driving force behind the programme.

Master’s Thesis: Development of a software environment for an online study in management


The master thesis will contribute to an experimental research study carried out at the Department of Management Control and Strategic Management. You will work on the platform for an interactive online experiment that involves human decision makers in a laboratory setting. The focus of the experimental study is in the field of task formation in a complex environment. 


As soon as possible upon individual agreement


Strong programming skills

Supervision of the master thesis

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Dietmar Jannach
(dietmar [dot] jannach [at] aau [dot] at)

Department of Applied Informatics

Project team

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexandra Rausch
(alexandra [dot] rausch [at] aau [dot] at)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stephan Leitner
(stephan [dot] leitner [at] aau [dot] at)

Department of Management Control and Strategic Management

Best Paper Award ICWI19

The paper by Claudia Steinberger and Joachim Frießer “Why and How to Capture the Semantics of Web User Interfaces” was regarded as one of the best papers of ICWI19 and received the Best Paper Award on November 9, 2019 in Cagliari.

Best Paper Awadr ICWI2019

Stellenausschreibung Webprogrammierer (m/w)

Suchst du während des IT-Studiums einen Job in einem abwechslungsreichen Aufgabengebiet und verfügst du über gute Kenntnisse in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL-Datenbank? Dann wartet Werkportal auf Deine Bewerbung!

Alle Infos findest Du hier: JOBINSERAT _ Webprogrammierer 2019.

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.

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.

Studienassistenz (10h/Woche) gesucht!!!!

Die AAU Klagenfurt / TeWi sucht für den Zeitraum Oktober 2019 bis einschließlich Februar 2020 eine Studienassistentin bzw. einen Studienassistenten (10h/Woche).


– Wartung der Lehrveranstaltungen im LVOnline

– Unterstützung bei der Erfassung der Lehrveranstaltungen

– Umsetzung der Raumplanung

– Mitarbeit bei der PASS!-Initiative (z.B. Recherchetätigkeit)

Erwünscht sind:

+ Deutschkenntnisse

+ Genauigkeit

+ Verlässlichkeit

+ Organisationstalent und die Bereitschaft zur raschen Einarbeitung.

Bewerbungen an Peter Schartner oder Birgit Schaller erbeten.

The University of Klagenfurt makes the first professorial appointment to the Digital Age Research Center (D!ARC): Elisabeth Oswald, who specializes in researching cybersecurity, arrives in Klagenfurt

Step by step, the University of Klagenfurt is steadily expanding its activities in the new research area “Humans in the Digital Age”. The appointment of Elisabeth Oswald (University of Bristol) represents an important milestone in this endeavour. As an applied cryptographer, Elisabeth Oswald works at the interface between mathematics and computer science. In her research, she focuses especially on the cryptographic aspects of cybersecurity.

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Workshop on “Epistemic Extensions of Logic Programming” in Cruces, New Mexico

On September 20, 2019, the Semantic Systems research group will host a workshop on “Epistemic Extensions of Logic Programming” (EELP Workshop 2019) at the International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP) in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.

Tool-assisted Fault Discovery in Knowledge Bases: A Novel Approach from Klagenfurt

Artificial intelligence systems — for instance, in biomedicine — are often based on knowledge bases, which store expert knowledge in machine readable form. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon that mistakes creep in while knowledge bases are created. Such mistakes can have serious consequences, for example, if the system suggests a wrong medication for a patient. Finding such faults is, however, a very hard task, often just because of the sheer size of the knowledge bases.

For this reason, a team of researchers from the Department of Applied Informatics has developed the “OntoDebug” tool, which is used by people from all over the world. In an article that was recently published in the prestigious “Knowledge-Based Systems” journal, the usefulness of this tool could be scientifically validated by means of several user studies. In particular, it was shown that the effort needed for the discovery of faults in knowledge bases is significantly reduced when OntoDebug is used.

Lizenz: Creative Commons License

For more information on OntoDebug, please check out here.