Information and Communication Technology

Within the scope of its thematic programme on information and communication technologies (“ICTs”) created in 2007, the WWTF aims to promote scientific projects and Science Chairs/ Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators that contribute to improving ITCs directly rather than applying ICTs to other disciplines.

Projects may involve either information technologies or communication technologies or both. The projects should aim at studying substantial scientific issues tangential to ICTs which offer the prospect of medium-term utilisation and exploitation.


Earlier Calls

ICT Call 2015

The ICT Call 2015 received 137 short proposals of which 22 have been invited to full proposal stage. On September 4th, 2015 the jury meeting took place in Vienna gathering 7 international ICT experts. During the meeting, the jury extensively discussed the submitted proposals on the basis of at least three international reviews per proposal and by means of their own expertise and formulated the jury funding recommendation. On September 11, 2015 WWTF Board of Directors fully confirmed the jury’s funding recommendation. Within the ICT Call 2015 of the WWTF, the following 10 projects are funded with a total funding volume of 5.108 mio. €:

Titel: Efficient Algorithms for Computer Aided Verification
Grant: 422.000 €
Principal investigator: Monika Henzinger
Institution: University of Vienna

Titel: Optimization and Analysis of Large-Scale Networks
Grant: 450.000 €
Principal investigator: Markus Leitner
Institution: University of Vienna

Titel: Realistic Indoor Path Visualization with Real-Time Obstacle Avoidance in Augmented Reality
Grant: 424.000 €
Principal investigator: Hannes Kaufmann
Institution: Vienna University of Technology

Titel: Robotic Action-Language Learning through Interaction (RALLI)
Grant: 642.000€
Principal investigator: Stephanie Schreitter
Institution: Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI)

Titel: CRISP: Life Cycle Support of Instance-spanning Constraints in flexible Process-Aware Information Systems
Grant: 500.000 €
Principal investigator: Stefanie Rinderle-Ma
Institution: University of Vienna

Titel: Computational Design of Geometric Materials
Grant: 387.000 €
Principal investigator: Przemyslaw Musialski
Institution: Vienna University of Technology

Titel: APALACHE: Abstraction-based Parameterized TLA Checker
Grant: 539.000 €
Principal investigator: Igor Konnov
Institution: Vienna University of Technology

Titel: Resilience versus Performance in Numerical Linear Algebra (REPEAL)
Grant: 602.000 €
Principal investigator: Wilfried Gansterer
Institution: University of Vienna

Titel: Communication and Complexity Constrained Inference over Graphs for Big Data
Grant: 500.000 €
Principal investigator: Gerald Matz
Institution: Vienna University of Technology

Titel: Big-DAMA: Big Data Analytics for network traffic Monitoring and Analysis
Grant: 642.000 €
Principal investigator: Pedro Casas
Institution: FTW Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien GmbH

ICT15 Panel Information

ICT Call 2012

The ICT Call 2012 with a dedicated funding volume of 5 mio. € has been open from October 3, 2011 till January 25, 2012. In total, 63 proposals have been submitted with a requested funding volume of 32.2 million Euros. From June 18-19, 2012 the jury meeting took place in Vienna gathering 10 international ICT experts. During the meeting, the jury extensively discussed the submitted proposals on the basis of at least three (average four) international reviews per proposal and by means of their own expertise and formulated the jury funding recommendation. On June 26, 2012 WWTF Board of Directors fully confirmed the jury’s funding recommendation:

Within the ICT Call 2012 of the WWTF, the following 10 projects are funded with a total funding volume of 5.0 mio. €:

Project title: Supporting Containment Checking for UML Behaviour Diagrams (CONTAINER)
Principal investigator: Uwe Zdun
Home institution: University of Vienna
Project duration: 3 years
Funding volume: 394 000 €

Project title: Scenario Pool: Visual analytics for action planning in the presence of uncertainty
Principal investigator: Jürgen Waser
Home institution: VRVis Zentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung Forschungs-GmbH
Project duration: 3 years
Funding volume: 595 000 €

Project title: Unusual sequences detection in very large video collections
Principal investigator: Maia Zaharieva
Home institution: Vienna University of Technology
Project duration: 3 years
Funding volume: 432 000 €

Project title: SEE: SPARQL Evaluation and Extensions
Principal investigator: Reinhard Pichler
Home institution: Vienna University of Technology
Project duration: 3 years
Funding volume: 500 000 €

Project title: Formalizing Information Security Risk and Compliance Management
Principal investigator: Stefan Fenz
Home institution: Vienna University of Technology
Project duration: 2,5 years
Funding volume: 490 000 €

Project title: PhoCluDi - Photonic Cluster States From Diamond
Principal investigator: Philip Walther
Home institution: University of Vienna
Project duration: 3 years
Funding volume: 550 000 €

Project title: Benchmark DP
Principal investigator: Christoph Becker
Home institution: Vienna University of Technology
Project duration: 3 years
Funding volume: 500 000 €

Project title: Optomechanical systems as building blocks for optical and quantum information processing
Principal investigator: Markus Aspelmeyer
Home institution: University of Vienna
Project duration: 3 years
Funding volume: 585 000 €

Project title: The Information Bottleneck Principle in Multiterminal Communication and Inference
Principal investigator: Gerald Matz
Home institution: Vienna University of Technology
Project duration: 4 years
Funding volume: 504 000 €

Project title: Automated Program Analysis for Bounds on Resource Consumption
Principal investigator: Florian Zuleger
Home institution: Vienna University of Technology
Project duration: 4 years
Funding volume: 450 000 €

Jury process and members:

ICT12_Juryprocess

Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators Call 2011

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators Call 2011

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Decisions for the Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators Call 2011 in the WWTF thematic programme ICT have been made at the jury meeting on December 8-9, 2011. The decision process included a strictly international expert jury, peer review, funding recommendation by the jury and formal decision by the WWTF Board of Directors on December 14, 2011.

In a two-step process 22 short proposals have been submitted to WWTF, from those the jury selected 11 and invited them to submit a full proposal. At the submission deadline on 12 September 2011 10 full proposals wer submitted. Each of the 10 proposals was subject to a minimum of two peer reviews from international scientists of the respective field. All 10 candidates have been invited to a hearing in front of the jury which resulted in the funding recommendation.

Currently the contracts are negotiated. Names of the candidates will be made public afterwards.

Evaluation process, panel members: VRG11_ICT_juryprocess

ICT Call 2010

The ICT Call 2010 with a dedicated funding volume of 5 mio. € has been closed on February 11, 2010. In total, 67 proposals have been submitted with a requested funding volume of 32.2 million Euros. From June 7-8, 2010 the jury meeting of the took place in Vienna gathering 15 international jurors. During the meeting, the jury extensively discussed the submitted proposals on the basis of at least three international reviews per proposal and by means of their own expertise and formulated the jury funding recommendation. On June 22, 2010 WWTF Board of Directors fully confirmed the jury’s funding recommendation:

Within the ICT Call 2010 of the WWTF, 10 projects are funded with a total amount of 5.111 mio. € of funding.

The following projects are funded within the framework of the “Information and Communication Technology” Call 2010:

- Challenges in Sponsored Search Auctions
Principal Investigator: Monika Henzinger
Home Institution: Universität Wien
Project duration: 4 Jahre

- EDImine - Mining Inter-organizational Business Processes
Principal Investigator: Marco Zapletal
Home Institution: Technische Universität Wien
Project duration: 2,5 Jahre

- PWM-based transmitter for green base-stations (TX4Green)
Principal Investigator: Holger Arthaber
Home Institution: Technische Universität Wien
Project duration: 3 Jahre

- FAME: Formalizing and Managing Evolution in Model-Driven Engineering
Principal Investigator: Martina Seidl
Home Institution: Technische Universität Wien
Project duration: 3 Jahre

- Optimization Challenges in the Operation of the Future, Federated Internet (OptFI)
Principal Investigator: Kurt Tutschku
Home Institution: Universität Wien
Project duration: 3 Jahre

- LQuNet - Local Quantum Network
Principal Investigator: Michael Hentschel
Home Institution: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Project duration: 3 Jahre

- Machine Learning Techniques for Modeling of Language Varieties
Principal Investigator: Harald Trost
Home Institution: Österreichische Studiengesellschaft für Kybernetik
Project duration: 3 Jahre

- PROSEED: Proof Seeding for Software Verification
Principal Investigator: Helmut Veith
Home Institution: Technische Universität Wien
Project duration: 3 Jahre

- Noncoherent Wireless Communications over Doubly Selective Channels (NOWIRE)
Principal Investigator: Erwin Riegler
Home Institution: Technische Universität Wien
Project duration: 3 Jahre

- HiPANQ - High Performance Algorithms for Next Generation Quantum Key Distribution
Principal Investigator: Christoph Pacher
Home Institution: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Project duration: 3 Jahre

Jury process and panel members: ICT10_Juryprocess

ICT Call 2008

A total sum of 5 mio.€ was dedicated to this call. Within the framework of the defined deadline for submission of projects, 50 proposals have been submitted. This corresponds to a requested funding volume of about 27 mio.€.
From 23rd to 24th of October the ICT08 jury meeting took place gathering 13 international jurors. During the meeting the jury extensively discussed the submitted proposals on the basis of at least three international reviews per proposal and formulated the jury recommendation. On 11th November the WWTF Board of Directors fully confirmed the jury’s funding recommendation.

The jury recommends a total number of 12 projects requesting a funding volume of nearly 5 mio.€ for funding.

The following projects are to be funded within the framework of the “Information and Communication Technology” Call 2008:

- Personal Unsynchronized Cooperative Communications – PUCCO
Principal Investigator: Nicolai Czink
Home Institution: ftw. Telecommunications Research Center Vienna
Project duration: 2 years

- Content Aware Coding for Mobile TV
Principal Investigator: Helmut Hlavacs
Home Institution: University of Vienna
Project duration: 2.5 years

- High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Imaging
Principal Investigator: Horst Zimmermann
Home Institution: Technical University of Vienna
Project duration: 3.5 years

- Methodology for design of Accurate and Robust Communication systems (MARC)
Principal Investigator: Christoph Grimm
Home Institution: Technical University of Vienna
Project durationr: 4 years

- FoSII - Foundations of Self-governing ICT Infrastructures
Principal Investigator: Ivona Brandic
Home Institution: Technical University of Vienna
Project duration: 3 years

- Temporal-Consistent Stereo Matting for High-Quality Novel View Synthesis and Visual Effects
Principal Investigator: Margit Gelautz
Home Institution: Technical University of Vienna
Project duration: 3 years

- Inconsistency Management for Knowledge-Integration Systems
Principal Investigator: Michael Fink
Home Institution: Technical University of Vienna
Project duration: 3 years

- New Methods for Analyzing, Comparing, and Solving Argumentation Problems
Principal Inestigator: Stefan Woltran
Home Institution: Technical University of Vienna
Project duration: 3 years

- Simultaneous Calibration and Tracking: A joint optimization approach for arbitrarily placed cameras
Principal Investigator: Roman Pflugfelder
Home Institution: Austrian Research Centres (ARC)
Project duration: 3 years

- Service-Oriented Data Integration
Principal Investigator: Reinhard Pichler
Home Institution: Technical University of Vienna
Project duration: 3 years

- SCALE-VS: Research on the Scalability and Confluence of Scientific Visualization and Interactive Segmentation
Principal Investigator: Markus Hadwiger
Home Institution: VRVis - Research Center for Virtual Reality and Visualisation, Vienna
Project duration: 3 years

- Distributed Information Processing for Spatio-Temporal Fields in Wireless Sensor Networks
Principal Investigator: Gerald Matz
Home Institution: Technical University of Vienna
Project duration: 4 years

Jury:

ICT08_Jury