Be it smart phones or Internet connectivity, intelligent cars or service robots, entertainment or medical equipment, this discipline makes a contribution to a wide variety of branches. It provides answers to challenges of the future and plays a leading role on the path toward an information and knowledge society.
ICT systems hidden in daily-use objects are the latest trend — they are literally embedded and make these gadgets smart. Tiny sensors, for instance, are embedded into clothes to monitor vital signs. It takes highly trained and creative engineers to generate such innovations. They develop new ideas, products, and services to make life simpler and more comfortable.
The Department of Networked and Embedded Systems (NES) at the University of Klagenfurt contributes toward this trend with its research and teaching activities. Research and teaching areas include communications and networking, wireless sensor and camera networks, signal processing, autonomous robot systems, electronics, and smart grids. A special emphasis is set to self-organizing systems in collaboration with the nonprofit research company Lakeside Labs.