Best Teaching Award 2021 – Nomination

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The Institute of Computer Engineering is again strongly represented at the 5th edition of the Best Teaching Awards. A total of three courses (Microcomputer Lab, Digital Systems VO, Digital Systems UE) have been nominated for the Best Distance Lecture Award and two lecturers for the Best Teacher Award! We are looking forward to the price-giving on October 7 and keep our fingers crossed for our nominees Friedrich Bauer and Daniel Hauer!

ICT Institutstreffen 2021

Das halbjährliche Institutstreffen am 23. März 2021 hat auch diesmal wieder unter Pandemiebedingungen als GotoMeeting stattgefunden. Das Hauptthema war die Vorstellung neuer und laufender Projekte. Insgesamt sind zur Zeit 32 drittmittelfinanzierte Projekte mit einem Gesamtvolumen von 940.000 Euro aktiv.

Best University Booth Award, DATE2021

ICT has been granted the Best University Booth Award at DATE2021 for the project

MELODI – Mass E-Learning of design, test, and prototyping DIgital hardware


  • provides an efficient and economical full-stack solution to reduce substantial resource requirements from both universities and students,
  • enables an effective online learning platform,
  • is based on our previous experience with E-Learning (open-source system VELS) and
  • enables students to remotely interact with a FPGA using a web interface and video stream.

MELODI – System Architecture
Partial reconfiguration allows multiple independent users on one single FPGA.

MELODI – Web interface
Task example: One of the users submits a VHDL design for a servo and can afterwards interact with the HW using virtual buttons and a live video stream.

We want to thank our students Mr. Felix Braun and Mr. Philipp-Sebastian Vogt for this great achievement and their presentation at DATE2021.

Daniel Hauer, Friedrich Bauer, Felix Braun, Axel Jantsch, Markus D. Kobelrausch, Martin Mosbeck, Nima TaheriNejad and Philipp-Sebastian Vogt

IT Projektplanung & Vergaberecht

VO 384.107 ab Dienstag 6.10.2020 13:00 – 14:30 via Zoom (keine Anmeldung erforderlich),

Vortragender: Hon.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Kurt Judmann

ICT, Staatlich beeideter und befugter Ziviltechniker, Vizepräsident des Hauptverbandes der allgemein beeideten und gerichtlich zertifizierten Sachverständigen Österreichs

Die Vorlesung bietet einen Überblick über Methoden der IT Projektplanung und über das geltende Vergaberecht sowie die wesentlichen Abläufe bei Vergabeverfahren in Hinblick auf die Planung von IT Systemen.

Sowohl bei der technischen Planung als auch bei der Vertragsgestaltung sind jeweils übergreifende Kenntnisse erforderlich. Dies um die gewünschten Eigenschaften korrekt im Sinne des Vergaberechts beschreiben und auch um allenfalls  Rechte in gesetzeswidrigen Vergabeverfahren wahrnehmen zu können.

Das betrifft sowohl den Einkauf von IT Komponenten als auch die Beschaffung von komplexen Systemen im Rahmen des Bundesvergabegesetzes.

Fragen: „Wie sorge ich vertraglich vor um Mängel und Gewährleistungsansprüche geltend zu machen?“, und die daraus schon bei der technischen Planung resultierenden Anforderungen, werden in der Vorlesung anhand von Beispielen behandelt.

Best Distance Lecture Awards 2020 – Nomination

The ICT is proud that the HOME-Lab version of “Mikrocomputer Labor” as well as the “SoC Architektur und Design” course have been nominated for the Best Distance Lecture Award 2020. We are looking forward to the price-giving on October 21 and keep our fingers crossed for our nominees Dr. Friedrich Bauer, Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Hauer and Dr. Nima Taherinejad!

Corona Update: ICT Lectures

From Monday, March 16, 2020 all exams (written and oral) on the premises of the TU are CANCELED! Please keep yourself informed about news from the individual lectures!

The ICT Lectures will be handled as follows:

  • 350.002 VU Orientierung ETIT
    Rescheduling after 16.4.
  • 384.061 VU Objektorientiertes Programmieren
    Powerpoint slides with audio comment.
  • 384.062 SE Erfolgreich im Team
    Reschedule in autumn.
  • 384.088 UE Labor digitale integrierte Schaltungen
    We use a collaborative platform and asynchronous reviews until the end of the semester.
  • 384.139 VU Fachvertiefung – Computersysteme
    Lectures will be held via GoToMeeting to enable and ensure interactive feedback. Seminar work on individual basis, group dates after 16.4.
  • 384.154 VU Embedded Systems in FPGAs
    Video recorded lectures, time slots for interactive Q&A. Lab dates after 16.4.
  • 384.156 VU SoC Architektur und Design
    Classes will be rescheduled at the end of April and held online (platform and more details to be announced on TISS). Registration will begin on May 1st.
  • 384.160 VO Human-Machine Interaction
    Powerpoint slides with audio comment.
  • 384.163 VU Software Engineering Vertiefung
    Powerpoint slides with audio comment.
  • 384.168 VU Industrielle Kommunikationstechnik
    Lectures will be held via GoToMeeting to enable and ensure interactive feedback.
  • 384.171 PR Sensornetzwerke
    First lecture was held via GoToMeeting. Seminar work on individual basis.
  • 384.174 LU Mikrocomputer für Informatiker_innen
    Brand-new HOME-Laboratory (single-person) during June and the summer holidays. Regular group-appointments will be available as soon as possible.
  • 384.177 PR Bachelorarbeit für Informatik und Wirtschaftsinformatik
    Will be handled individually. Please contact you supervisor.
  • 384.996 LU Mikrocomputer Labor
    Brand-new HOME-Laboratory (single-person) during June and the summer holidays. Regular group-appointments will be available as soon as possible.
  • 384.997 PR Bachelorarbeit mit Seminar
    Will be handled individually. Please contact you supervisor.
  • 384.999 VO Next Generation Air Traffic Management Systems – Sicherheitskritische Systeme am Beispiel der Flugsicherung
    Normal schedule in July.

A meeting of a rather unusual kind

“Special circumstances require special solutions” – This was the motto of this week’s ICT institute meeting, which was not held in the TU’s meeting room but in the home offices of all our employees.

These regular meetings are used for coordination between the various research groups, teaching and the organizational tasks of the institute. This year, however, there was another important topic on the agenda: After four years as head of the institute, Prof. Hermann Kaindl was succeeded by Prof. Axel Jantsch. In order to hand over the sceptre despite the prevailing corona measures, the institute meeting was quickly converted into a video conference. The productive meeting was only interrupted by a short solo performance of a four-legged roommate, but could be quickly resumed afterwards. The most important point of the meeting was of course the current effects of the Corona crisis on research and teaching. The ICT is working intensively to continue current research projects and to carry on teaching in the best possible way for the students within the given limits.

We wish Prof. Jantsch every success in his new position!

All the best and good health in these extraordinary times! 

ICT-Meeting 2020

Open Position: Professor in Autonomous Systems

The future incumbent’s field of work should be Autonomous Systems, with a focus on one or more of the following:

 –  Safety and reliability Engineering

 –  Risk modelling, analysis and management

 –  Artificial intelligence (in particular machine learning, big data analytics)

 –  Decision making, decision support systems and mission planning

 –  Self-organizing systems

 –  Human-machine systems.

The chair is expected to complement already existing research areas at the faculty with respect to autonomous systems: mechatronics, sensors and actuators, optimization, systems theory and control, robot control, path planning, vision systems, sensor fusion and perception, and telecommunications.

Furthermore, this chair is expected to build up an interdisciplinary research group, that will study and develop solutions for challenges of real autonomous systems both theoretically and through experimental research.

How to let Machines Learn

How to embed artificial intelligence in a compact and resource-saving manner in technical systems is now being investigated in a new Christian Doppler laboratory at the TU Wien. Machine learning is one of the major future topics in the IT industry. You don’t just let a computer process a series of ready-made commands, you develop systems that can be trained and learned. In this way, tasks can be mastered that can hardly be solved in any other way.

The new laboratory will open on March 2nd, 2020. It is supported by the Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort (BMDW) and the company partners Mission Embedded GmbH, Siemens Austria and AVL List. TU Graz is also involved in the project as a scientific partner.

Link to press release: Wie man Maschinen lernen lässt
Link to “Der Standard” article: TU Wien: Neues Labor will lernende eingebettete IT-Systeme entwickeln

CD Laboratory Embedded Machine Learning Logo