News 2014

Dec 1, 2014 - Dept. of Embedded Systems at the "Technikum Wien Open Day"

On Nov. 28, interested people had the opportunity to see results from various students projects located at the Dept. of Embedded Systems at the "Autumn Open Day 2015" of the UAS Technikum Wien. Projects like the "Smartphone Controlled Labyrinth", the "Gamestick" or a "RGB LED Cube" have been presented by students of the study programs "Electronic Engineering" and "Embedded Systems". Moreover, visitors had the opportunity gather information about these study programs.

Nov 10, 2014 - The Future of Mobility

Darya Bululukova and Peter Rössler, both from the Dept. of Embedded Systems, participated at the The 3rd International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2014) which took place in Vienna from Nov. 3-7, 2014. The conference is devoted to the future of mobility enabled by Connected Automated Vehicles. Darya Bululukova presented results from the project ULEA - "Unterrichtslabor für Elektromobilität und Assistive Technologien" while Peter Rössler held some closing remarks in the Awards and Closing Ceremony of the conference as the current Chair of the IEEE Austria Section. Finally, the "Automotive Demonstrator" of the department was presented in the exhibition area of the conference (see photo).

Nov 3, 2014 - Member of our department received KNX Scientific Award 2014

Friedrich Praus, member of the Dept. of Embedded Systems, presented results from his research activities in the field of smart home security at the KNX Scientific Conference 2014 in Wiesbaden, Germany. His presentation was awarded with the "KNX Scientific Award 2014". Congratulations, Fritz!

Oct 17, 2014 - General Assembly of the IEEE Austria Section at the UAS Technikum Wien

For the second time the annual general assembly of the IEEE Austria Section was held at our university. The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is a professional association that is dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence. It has currently over 400.000 members in about 160 countries all around the world. Peter Rössler from the Dept. of Embedded Systems who is responsible for about 1.300 IEEE members in Austria as the current Chair of the IEEE Austria Section was happy to welcome a lot of participants from academia and industry. The photo on the right hand side shows the Secretary of the IEEE Austria Section, Peter Palensky from the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), and students of the IEEE Student Branch Linz who received an award for their outstanding activities in the IEEE Austria Section during the last year.

Oct 3, 2014 - New Project and Endowed Professorship at our Department

A new project in the area of ambient assistive technologies - called "ViTAL" - started at the Dept. of Embedded Systems on the 1st of October 2014 which receives funding by the Department MA23 of the City of Vienna. Furthermore, the MA23 is also financing an endowed professorship in the area of digital signal processing at our department from 1.10.2013 to 30.6.2019, see here.

Sep 30, 2014 - Embedded Systems at the NASA

Johannes Geist, student of our "Embedded Systems" master program and Patrick Moosbrugger, employee at the Dept. of Embedded Systems, had the possibility to work at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California/USA as visiting scientists for several months over the summer 2014. Their research work was focused on a novel approach in the field of verification for safety critical systems such as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The project's intention was to develop, test, and deploy this new verification approach on NASA's UASs. Results from this work have been presented at the 14th International Conference on Runtime Verification in Toronto, Canada.

Aug 22, 2014 - Dept. of Embedded Systems involved in AAL Austria Association

Recently, Friedrich Praus, researcher and lecturer at the Dept. of Embedded Systems, became the head of the task force "Qualifizierung und Ausbildung" within the AAL Austria Association. The interdisciplinary task force is dedicated to education and qualification in the area of Ambient Assisted Living.

June 10, 2014 - Eurasia Pacific Network Meeting at the UAS Technikum Wien

In the first week of June 2014, members of Royal Tribhuvan University Nepal, the Royal University of Bhutan and the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation (MDF Nepal) visited the UAS Technikum Wien (see photo on the right hand side) and developed ideas for future cooperation together with members of the UAS Technikum Wien. In particular, a dedicated workshop was organized with delegates of the MDF. The topic of this workshop was the application of the "LipMouse" prototype which has been developed at the Institute of Embedded System in course of the AsTeRICS Academy, together with users in Nepal. This cooperation was supported by the Eurasia Pacific Uninet (EPU) Network.

June 2, 2014 - "Töchertag" and Girls Day Workshops with the Dept. of Embedded Systems

For a workshop on microcontroller applications targeting girls aged 8-16 years, Veronika David, a team member of the AsTeRICS Academy, developed an entry-level course using the "MakeyMakey" controller and the graphical programming environment "Scratch". Using the strategy of practical physical computing, creative ideas can be realized in minutes, applying the basics of electronics and programming in a playful way. Two workshops were organized and obtained great feedback from the participants: one at the Vienna "Töchtertag" (April 24, 2014) and one in course of the Girls Day (May 25, 2014) in cooperation with the UAS Ulm, Germany, where girls from Ulm travelled to Vienna to visit the workshops at the UAS Technikum Wien.

May 28, 2014 - Two New Projects at our Department

The proposals for the projects "DIScoVER" and "Open Lab" submitted at the Call 17 of the "FH-Förderung", MA23/City of Vienna, have been selected for funding. The proposal "Open Lab" was ranked as the best submission of the Call 17. The projects will start in September 2014 and March 2015, respectively, at the Department of Embedded Systems.

Mar 4, 2014 - Start of ULEA Project

The funded project ULEA - "Unterrichtslabor für Elektromobilität und Assistive Technologien" started with two juniors and one senior researcher. The team will develop courses around e-mobility components to give students the chance to experience properties of those components first hand. Furthermore those e-mobility components will be put together to form a partly autonomous wheelchair.