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Institute for Information Systems & New Media

We are part of the Department of Information Systems and Operations at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

In research, the emphasis of our Institute is the construction and analysis of infrastructures for software-based Information Systems. Areas of interest include Domain-Sepcific Language, Domain-Specific Modeling Languages, Evolutionary Information Systems and Technology Enhanced Learning. For further information on our topics in detail continue here.  

Our Institute provides courses in Information Systems for the Study Programs of Information Systems as well as for the Business Administration Programs of the University. This includes introductory and advanced courses in Business Information Systems at the Bachelor's Level and specialized topics on management, engineering and development of Information Systems. For more information on our focus in teaching continue here.

Research & Development Projects


DLUX - Domain Specific Language User Experience
DLUX - Domain Specific Language User Experience
Duration: 2017 - ongoing
Contact: Dr. Stefan Sobernig
Description: DLUX (Domain-specific Language User EXperience) is a one-year national exploratory research project funded by the Austrian research funding association (FFG) within the funding programme ICT of the Future (4th call 2015) of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), contract #855465. Three partner organisations contribute to DLUX: AVL List GmbH, EclipseSource Services Vienna, and WU Vienna.

Learn@WU
Learn@WU
Duration: 2001-ongoing
Contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gustaf Neumann
Description: The main objective of Learn@WU was to provide an electronic learning environment for students and faculty in order to support the University's mass courses. However, it was not the goal to introduce a new distance education program (and to attract even more students).

Next Scripting Framework
Next Scripting Framework
Duration: 2011-ongoing
Contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gustaf Neumann
Description: NX is a highly flexible, Tcl-based, object-oriented scripting language. It is a descendant of XOTcl and was designed based on 10 years of experience with XOTcl in projects containing several hundred thousand lines of code. While XOTcl was the first language designed to provide language support for design patterns and to provide a highly dynamic programming environment, the Next Scripting Framework (NSF) and NX add to these features support for language-oriented programming.

OpenACS
OpenACS
Duration: 1995-ongoing
Contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gustaf Neumann
Description: OpenACS is a toolkit for building scalable, community-oriented web applications. OpenACS is the foundation for many products and websites, including the .LRN (pronounced "dot learn") e-learning platform.

Expedite | EXPloring opportunities and challenges for Emerging personal DaTa Ecosystems: Empowering humans in the age of the GDPR - A Roadmap for Austria
Expedite | EXPloring opportunities and challenges for Emerging personal DaTa Ecosystems: Empowering humans in the age of the GDPR - A Roadmap for Austria
Duration: 2018-ongoing
Contact: Soheil Human
Description: The Institute of Information Systems and New Media (WU Wien) conducts the interdisciplinary research project EXPEDiTE in collaboration with the Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab. The full title of the project is "EXPloring opportunities and challenges for Emerging personal DaTa Ecosystems: Empowering humans in the age of the GDPR - A Roadmap for Austria". The Linked Data Lab of the Vienna University of Technology and OwnYourData are our partners in this project which is funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). Soheil Human and Ben Wagner lead EXPEDiTE. Prof. Gustaf Neumann, prof. Axel Polleres, and prof. Sarah Spiekermann shape the advisory board of the project.

NaviServer
NaviServer
Duration: 2005-ongoing
Contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gustaf Neumann
Description: NaviServer is a programmable web server written in C and Tcl. It offers many features for building custom web sites. The implementation is high performance, but the interface is easy to use, at both the C and Tcl level.

iCoper
iCoper
Duration: 2008-2011
Contact: Dr. Bernd Simon
Description: ICOPER will provide mechanisms to ensure European-wide user involvement, cooperation, and adoption of standards within a large community to support all phases of standardization.

ModSec
ModSec
Duration: 2011-2013
Contact: DI MMag. Bernhard Hoisl
Description: Building on the concept of Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs) we specify security requirements in business processes on the modeling-level and automatically transform these models to the system-level

PROLEARN
PROLEARN
Duration: n/a
Contact: Fridolin Wild
Description: PROLEARN is a 'Network of Excellence' financed by the IST (Information Society Technology - Contract number 507310) programme of the European commission dealing with technology enhanced professional learning.

Elena
Elena
Duration: 2002-2005
Contact: Dr. Bernd Simon
Description: The interdisciplinary research team followed the vision of creating Smart Spaces for LearningTM. These are open environments that support learners in optimising their learning management. The mission of the ELENA project was to demonstrate the feasibility of Smart Spaces for LearningTM.

iCamp
iCamp
Duration: n/a
Contact: Fridolin Wild
Description: The main objective of iCamp is to create an open virtual learning environment for university students across Europe by connecting different open source learning systems and tools and provide interoperability amongst them. This new learning environment is a learner centred space where students and educators will work collaboratively on assignments across disciplines and across countries with a special focus on the integration of students and universities from the NMS and the AC. iCamp will offer students and educators both innovative and easy-to-use tools for collaboration and interaction as well as access to a broad variety of resources.

Language Technologies for Lifelong Learning
Language Technologies for Lifelong Learning
Duration: n/a
Contact: Bernhard Hoisl
Description: The LTfLL project ('Language Technologies for Lifelong Learning') will create next-generation support and advice services to enhance individual and collaborative building of competences and knowledge creation in educational and organizational settings. The project makes extensive use of language technologies and cognitive models in the services.

Prolix
Prolix
Duration: 2005-2008
Contact: Dr. Stefan Sobernig
Description: Align learning with business processes in order to enable organisations to faster improve the competencies of their employees according to continuous changes of business requirements

ROLE
ROLE
Duration: 2009-2014
Contact: Dr. Felix Mödritscher
Description: ROLE’s cross- disciplinary innovations will deliver and test prototypes of high responsive TEL environments, offering breakthrough levels of effectiveness, flexibility, user-control and mass-individualisation.

EducaNext
EducaNext
Duration: 2000-2003
Contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gustaf Neumann
Description: Create an innovative, trustable and scalable environment to allow the secure exchange of learning materials over the internet.