News 2010

Nov. 27, 2010 - Network of Automotive Excellence Award

The Network of Automotive Excellence (NoAE) is an open initiative of the automobile and supplier industry which organizes an annual innovation competition since several years. Patron of the competition in 2010 was the Federal Minister of Economics and Technology of the Federal Republic of Germany, Rainer BrĂ¼derle. The jury is composed of representatives of major automotive companies like Audi, Daimler, Ford, Mazda or Porsche. Over 420 innovations from 24 countries were submitted to this year's competition. The Department of Embedded Systems was under the top 30 institutions which received the NoAE Innovation Award 2010. Our innovation deals with a radically new solution for test and debugging of networked embedded systems which is currently developed in the research studio COORDES. The innovation was presented to a large audience of experts at the "Würzbuger Automobilgipfel 2010", on Nov. 24, 2010, in Würzburg, Germany.


Nov. 30, 2010 - FEMtech

On 11/29/2010 a representative of the Department of Embedded Systems attended the 30th FEMtech network meeting at the Vienna Techgate. Relevant topics were the presentation of 'Innovation factor in human resources - Focus on young researchers' and a panel discussion dedicated to the topic of 'Career development of young scientists taking into account the aspect of gender'.


Oct. 25, 2010 - Best Paper Award

The paper "Th. Reinbacher, J. Brauer, M. Horauer, A. Steininger and St. Kowalewski: Test-Case Generation for Embedded Binary Code Using Abstract Interpretation" got a best paper award at the annual doctoral Workshop on Mathematical and Engineering Methods in Computer Science (MEMICS 2010) in Mikulov, Czechia.


Sept. 30, 2010 - AC Centrope II

The project AC Centrope II funded by the European Regional Development Fund had a successful project kick-off meeting on 29-10-2010. The project is a collaboration of the Automotive Cluster Vienna Region (ACVR), the Szechenyi Istvan University University in Györ in Hungary and the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien. One aim of the project is to develop a joint degree program on Elektro-Mobility.


Sept. 23, 2010 - Vienna Research Fair


From Sept. 18th to Sept 20th 2010, the Department of Embedded Systems presented two installations at the Vienna Research Fair, where renowned Austrian research institutions showed their work to more than 20.000 visitors.
The booth of the Department showcased a "Camera-Mouse-Installation" for freehand computer control which has been developed in course of the FP7-funded AsTeRICS project, and a Brain-Computer-Interface application, where two "brain-pilots" could increase the speed of their slotcars just by relaxation.
The Vienna research fair aims to introduce state-of-the-are scientific work to the public in an easy comprehensible way.


Sept. 1, 2010 - FH-Plus DECS

The research project DECS ended on 31-08-2010 with an exceptional overall performance and passed the final evaluation smoothly.







July 10, 2010 - IEEE/ASME MESA 2010


P. Rössler and M. Horauer organized the symposiums on "Embedded Computer Vision" and "Embedded Infrastructure and Theory" at the 6th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications MESA'10 in Qingdao, China. In addition, M. Horauer presented the paper on the "Development of an Embedded Monitoring Device for a Manufacturing Plant". See here for some impressions of Qingdao.


June 8, 2010 - FH Best Paper Awards

Th. Reinbacher and M. Horauer were awarded with the FH Best paper award from the city administration of Vienna (MA27) for the best diploma thesis and research paper, respectively. The award festivities took place at the Vienna city hall. See here for details.




May 25-27, 2010 - Greece

P. Balog and M. Horauer visited the the Technological Education Institute of Kavala in Greece in the context of the Erasmus exchange program. They gave lectures on "System Architectures for Distributed Embedded Systems" and on "FlexRay" and discussed further collaborations with. Prof. Tsirigotis.
Furthermore, they visited the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Aristotele University of Thessaloniki and discussed options for collaborations with Prof. Hasapis.


May 19, 2010 - RealCorp

M. Horauer presented early ideas of the ways2go project Flexicount at the annual RealCORP conference. This year the conference was hosted at the Messezentrum in Vienna, Austria. You can find the slides of the presentation here.





March 20-21, 2010 - RobotChallenge

A team of students and Th. Kittenberger participated at the RobotChallenge 2010 and were awarded a bronze medal in the category freestyle for their autonomous model airplane hovering vertically in the air. More information is available here (in German).


Jan 14, 2010 - Model Checking

Dr. B. Schlich and Dipl.-Inf. J. Brauer visited the department in order to discuss further collaborations beyond the R&D project DECS. Dr. Schlich also held two colloquia both at the University of Technology Vienna and the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien dedicated to the topic of 'Formal Verification of Microcontroller Binary Code'.



Jan 10, 2010 - AsTeRICS

The EU-funded project AsTeRICS will investigate flexible and affordable construction sets for realising user driven Assistive Technologies by combining emerging sensor techniques like Brain-Computer Interfaces and computer vision with basic actuators.

Project partners are:


Jan 07, 2010 - FlexiCount

The project FlexiCount got an exceptional evaluation and will receive funds by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) in the context of the thematic program IV2Splus - ways2go.

The aim of the project is to investigate new solutions to count people in dense urban areas with a flexible sensor mat. Project partners are: