DiCoIN – Digitally Connected Industry Network

The project DiCoIN has the goal of a large-scale digitization of industrial value chains. This primarily contains more intensive data and information exchange among the involved actors in the network – the industrial companies, their suppliers and the transport partners. The coordination of such networks is a non-trivial task, since material requirements, delivery times and availability as well as transport capacities have to be...

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The Automate Toolkit as Open Source Project

In May 2016, the AUToMAte (Automated Usability Testing of Mobile Applications) project, funded by the Austria Research Promotion Agency (FFG), has been finished successfully. The primary goal of the project was the development of an automated procedure for conducting usability tests on mobile platforms. To evaluate how users are interacting with an app, developers can either run time-consuming and expensive user studies, or they can...

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LEEFF – Low Emission Electric Freight Fleets

In the LEEFF project, an advanced electric vehicle above 3,5t (eVan) together with an adapted battery and a smart charging station for commercial use at logistical hubs will be developed and an innovative business model for fleet operators together with adapted planning and communication tools will be realized as a prototype. The overall project goal is a cost neutral execution strategy for fleet operators and providers to position electric...

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Interaction Methods for Improving Security Awareness on Mobile Devices

Current mobile devices are becoming the primary means of accessing information services for a significant part of the world population, and many of the services are or will become security-critical. In addition to mobile payment, ticketing, and physical access control applications, we expect virtual identity documents (passports, driving licenses, etc.), personal medical data processing, and industrial control to move towards integration into...

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Interaction Visualization and Analysis in the Automation Industry

Understanding how people use an application, plays an important role for developers of all kinds of sectors. In this respect, the automation industry is not different. Humans interact with computers (here often machines) using either physical controls (e.g. hardware buttons and knobs) or, more and more frequently, digital control elements (e.g. virtual buttons and any other control elements on digital user interfaces). The developers of those...

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Organization of the 14th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2015)

We are co-organizing the 14th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2015), which will take place in the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria from November 30 – December 2, 2015. The conference is a leading annual international conference, which provides a forum for presenting the latest research results on mobile and ubiquitous multimedia. MUM 2015 is organized by the Department of Mobile Computing,...

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