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

Topic

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. 

Timing

As soon as possible upon individual agreement

Prerequisites

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

Offene Stelle: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/ wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (DoktorandIn)

Artificial Intelligence im Software Engineering

Im Rahmen des vom FWF geförderten Projekts „iDEOS – Interactive Spreadsheet Debugging“ ist die Stelle eines/r wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters/-in (DoktorandIn) (Laufzeit 3.5 Jahre, Beschäftigungsausmaß 75%) zu vergeben.

Im Projekt werden neue Verfahren zur automatisierten Fehlersuche in Programmen auf Basis von Methoden der künstlichen Intelligenz entwickelt und praktisch erprobt. Primäres Anwendungsziel der Forschungsarbeiten sind Spreadsheets, welche in vielen Bereichen als Grundlage für wichtige Entscheidungen dienen.

Die Stelle kann ab 1. September besetzt werden. Voraussetzungen für die Anstellung sind ein einschlägiges Studium (z.B. Informatik, Informationsmanagement) sowie ein guter Studienerfolg.

Das Projekt ist eine Kooperation zwischen der TU Graz und der Universität Klagenfurt. Die Anstellung erfolgt an der TU Graz.

Weitere Auskünfte erhalten Sie bei:

Prof. Dietmar Jannach (dietmar [dot] jannach [at] aau [dot] at)
Institut für Angewandte Informatik

New research project on spreadsheet errors (FWF / iDEOS)

Spreadsheets based on Microsoft Excel are omnipresent in most organizations. Errors in these spreadsheets can however be highly problematic and a number of examples exist where wrong calculations led to severe financial loss for companies. A new joint project between researchers of AAU and TU Graz will address these problems and develop novel means that help users to detect and remove errors from spreadsheets.

The research project “Interactive Spreadsheet Debugging (iDEOS)” is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and will be led by Prof. Dietmar Jannach of the Department of Applied Informatics.

More information about debugging spreadsheets can be found in this research article.

We are looking for a doctoral student (75%) and a postdoctoral researcher (100%). Please contact Prof. Jannach in case you are interested. The project will last 3.5 years.

Job Announcement: We are hiring a University Assistant (Doctoral Student f/m)

The Department of Applied Informatics (Information Systems) invites applications for the position of a

University Assistant (f/m, prae doc)

Duration of employment: 4 years

Job description:

  • Scientific research with the goal to obtain a doctorate degree (PhD)
  • Participation in research projects
  • Teaching and supervision of students
  • Involvement in administration
  • Participation in public relations activities of the department and faculty Read more

Job Announcement: We are hiring an INSTITUTE TECHNICIAN (f/m)

The Department of Applied Informatics (Information Systems) invites applications for the position of an

INSTITUTE TECHNICIAN (f/m)!

Job description:

  • Technical support and maintenance of the operation of the workstation and training computers/devices, peripherals, networks as well as system and application software of the Department of Applied Informatics
  • Technical support of the special IT equipment, systems, networks and software required for teaching and research at the Department of Applied Informatics
  • Programming tasks that support the teaching activities and research projects of the Institute or are necessary for the fulfilment of the above-mentioned tasks

The beginning is as soon as possible.

Applications must be submitted no later than 28.11.2018, see the official Job Announcement (in German)!

Topic for a Master Thesis in Information Management

The following topic is offered at the Department of Applied Informatics:

“Analysis and design of an information and communication platform based on Confluence”

Web-based tools for information collection, information exchange and communication are nowadays common in many organisations. Typical examples are knowledge management systems, corporate wikis, discussion forums or file exchange systems.

Smaller companies are, however, often confronted with the problem that commercial solutions offer too much functionality for the planned use; at the same time, these system can only be adapted to the organisational requirements with some effort.

In the context of the master thesis the software system “Confluence” by the company Atlassian will be examined regarding its usability and applicability for a start-up company in the area of political and economic strategy development and communication. The expected result of the master thesis is a study of possible applications, limitations and alternatives to the mentioned software solution.

The topic is suitable for students of Information Management. Alternatively, the topic can also be worked on in the frame of  a “Praxis” (Section 6.1 of the curriculum).

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

Suggested Reading: Advances in News Recommendation

Major news sites like Google News or Yahoo! News as well as social media sites like Facebook or Twitter provide their users with personalized recommendations. These recommendations are tailored to the users’ individual reading preferences and are based on advanced machine learning techniques. Researchers at AAU Klagenfurt, TU Dortmund, and the University of Antwerp have recently published a survey on intelligent techniques and open-sourced a software framework for benchmarking such algorithms in a realistic setting.

Job Announcement: We are hiring a University Assistant (Doctoral Student)

The Department of Applied Informatics (Information Systems) invites applications for the position of a

University Assistant (prae doc)

Duration of employment: 4 years

Job description:

  • Scientific research with the goal to obtain a doctorate degree (PhD)
  • Participation in research projects
  • Teaching and supervision of students
  • Involvement in administration
  • Participation in public relations activities of the department and faculty Read more

INAUGURATION LECTURE by UNIV.-PROF. JANNACH | 15 March 2018, 5:00 p. m., K.0.01

The Rectorate of Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

and

the Dean of the Faculty of Technical Sciences

kindly invite you to the

INAUGURATION LECTURE
“Recommender Systems – More than Intelligent Algorithms”

by

UNIV.-PROF. DI DR. DIETMAR JANNACH
Department of Applied Informatics

on 15 March 2018

at 5:00 p.m.

in room K.0.01 (Stiftungssaal der Kärntner Sparkasse at the campus of the AAU)

There will be a small buffet afterwards.

Please send an informal email to birgit-maria [dot] moser [at] aau [dot] at in case you plan to attend the lecture.Siegel AAU