Research Topics

Figure shows the three areas of research at the TK

Distributed and Mobile Computing

Telecooperation requires distributed and mobile computing architectures that can support efficient information sharing across a widely heterogeneous environment, semantically enhanced knowledge interchange, shared access to disparate applications and services, and a secure and trustworthy environment.
These cross-cutting mainstreams require an interdisciplinary view on the domain and input from a variety of fields, such as Grid Computing, Internet Computing, Sensor Networks, Wireless Networks, Ubiquitous Web Applications, Mobile Computing, Mobile Communications, Mobile Multimedia, and Agent-based Computing, etc.,

See the Web-Sites of the following TK-Members working in that area for further information on our activities in that field: Ismail Khalil, Gabriele Kotsis, Wieland Schwinger, Patricia Sedlar

Media and Interaction

Maintaining a reliable distributed cooperation environment is essential to provide consistent and efficient access to multimedia information where the interactions between human user and the machine at both the physical level (e.g. computers, networks, data servers) and the logical level (e.g. programs, application components, Web services) are the main focus.
Various aspects of human-media interaction are a topic of concern to researchers and designers at the Department of Telecooperation comprising: Intelligent Systems, Customization, Personalization, Mobile Information Management, Cooperation and Coordination Paradigms, Non-standard HCI, and Multimedia.

See the Web-Sites of the following TK-Members working in that area for further information on our activities in that field: Sabine Bachmayer, Gabriele Kotsis

Modeling and Evaluation

A fundamental necessity for mobile and wireless information delivery is to understand the behavior and needs of the users, i.e. of the people. Understanding user behaviour, both, from a qualitative as well as from a quantitative point of view, will help to design and dimension mobile and wireless network architectures and services.
Recent research issues include performance modelling and evaluation, including reliability and pricing, of heterogeneous networks such as network architecture evolution, technology integration, traffic management and engineering, congestion control, end-to-end quality of service (QoS), protection, topology and layouts optimisation/planning, experimentation and validation platforms and socio-economic aspects.
A particularly interesting line for future research at the Department of Telecooperation is exploring Model-Driven Engineering, Performance Evaluation of Networks, Applications and Services, Conceptual Modeling Languages, Network Traffic Characterization and Process Simulation, Semantic Modeling Languages, and Usability.

See the Web-Sites of the following TK-Members working in that area for further information on our activities in that field: Kerstin Altmanninger, Wolfgang Gottesheim, Gabriele Kotsis, Stefan Mitsch, Wieland Schwinger

 

General Contact for further Information: Gabriele Kotsis