Vienna University of Technology, Austria

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Vienna University of Technology looks back on a long tradition at the leading edge of scientific research and education: Founded in 1815 as k.k. Polytechnisches Institut (Imperial and Royal Polytechnical Institute), it was divided into 5 faculties in 1865. One year later the first freely elected rector was inaugurated.

In 1872 its name changed to Technische Hochschule (College of Technology), and in 1902 the first doctorates were awarded. The institution has borne its current name – Technische Universität Wien (Vienna University of Technology) – since 1975. In 2004 TU Vienna reached full autonomy through the University Act 2002.

TU Vienna has eight faculties lead by deans: Architecture and Regional Planning, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Informatics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mathematics and Geoinformation, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Physics.

The University is led by the Rector and four Vice Rectors (responsible for Research, Academic Affairs, Finances and Controlling and Infrastructure and Development). The Senate has 24 members. The University Council, consisting of seven members, acts as a supervisory board.

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Group Profiles

The Distributed Systems group (DSG) has a reputed research track record in research areas covered by this proposal. In the last few years, DSG at TUV has participated in many European IST-projects which are highly relevant to this proposal, such as in Context (FP6 IST 034718) where DSG coordinates the project and focuses on service-oriented collaborative environments and context and interaction in teamwork, WORKPAD (FP6-2005-IST-5-034749) where DSG focuses on context-awareness, collaborative teams and pervasive/mobile middleware in disaster management, COIN (FP7 IP 216256) where DSG focuses on collaborative works in networked enterprises, human interaction analysis and trust, S-CUBE (FP7 NoE) where DSG focuses on service engineering, service management, and service discovery, composition and adaptation, COMPAS (FP7 STREP) for compliance models, and SM4All (FP7 STREP) where DSG focuses on context-aware middleware for things, humans and software in smart environments. DSG also performed the study on current and future technologies for Collaborative Working Environments (ESA ITT AO/3-12280/07/NL/CB), the semantic space search (ESA ITT RFQ 3-13016/09/NL/CBi) for designing a concept-based semantic search framework for the space domain, for Collaborative On-line Desktop Engineering and Management (ESA AO/I-6243/09/NL/AF), and SMAD for satellite data processing from Sentinel-1. In particular, DSG also focuses on data and service integration and data marketplaces in the WWTF SODI project.


Profile of staff members

Prof. Schahram Dustdar

Schahram Dustdar is Full Professor of Computer Science (Informatics) with a focus on Internet Technologies heading the Distributed Systems Group, Institute of Information Systems, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). From 2004-2010 he was Honorary Professor of Information Systems at the Department of Computing Science at the University of Groningen (RuG), The Netherlands. Since 2009 he is an ACM Distinguished Scientist. His h-index is 32.

His work experience includes several years as the founding head of the Center for Informatics (ZID) at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz (1991-1999), Austrian project manager of the MICE EU-project (1993 - 97), and director of Coordination Technologies at the Design Transfer Center in Linz (1999 - 2000). While on sabbatical leave he was a post-doctoral research scholar (Erwin-Schrödinger scholarship) at the London School of Economics (Information Systems Department) (1993 and 1994), and a visiting research scientist at NTT Multimedia Communications Labs in Palo Alto, USA during 1998. From 1999 - 2007 he worked as the co-founder and chief scientist of Caramba Labs Software AG ( in Vienna

His research interests are in Service-oriented Computing and Architectures, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Complex-, Autonomic-, and Adaptive Systems, and Context-aware Computing including all aspects related to collaborative systems (e.g., Workflow technologies). A more recent thread of research interest concerns modeling and data services as well as novel programming models for Computational Science and Engineering.


Dr. Hong-Linh Truong

Born and brought up in TuyHoa, Vietnam, Linh is currently a senior research scientist at Distributed Systems Group, Institute of Information Systems, Vienna University of Technology. From March 2005 to February 2007, he was a postdoctoral research scientist at Distributed and Parallel Systems Group, University of Innsbruck. From Nov 2000 to February 2005, he was a researcher at Software Science Group, Institute for Scientific Computing, University of Vienna. Before that, he worked as an assistant lecturer and a researcher in Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, HCMC University of Technology, Vietnam from 1998 to 2000.

His research interests are various fields pertaining to distributed and parallel systems with an applied, systems-oriented focus. His main research interest focuses on obtaining an understanding of the behaviour and quality of distributed and parallel applications and systems through monitoring and analysis. His research has been applied to: Performance Analysis Techniques and Tools for Distributed and Parallel Systems, Parallel Processing and Grid Computing, Internet Technologies and Web Services, Workflows and Collaborative Computing, Autonomic Computing and Context-Awareness.



- Vienna University of Technology

- Distributed Systems Group

- Homepage of Prof. Dr. Schahram Dustdar

- Homepage of Dr. Hong-Linh Truong



Recent publications relevant to the project

1) Hong-Linh Truong, Schahram Dustdar "On Analyzing and Specifying Concerns for Data as a Service", The 2009 Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference (IEEE APSCC 2009), (c) IEEE Computer Society, December 7-11, 2009, Biopolis, Singapore.


2) Hong-Linh Truong, Schahram Dustdar "On Evaluating and Publishing Data Concerns for Data as a Service", The 2010 Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference (IEEE APSCC 2010), (c) IEEE, December 6 - 10, 2010, Hangzhou, China


3) Michael Reiter, Uwe Breitenbücher, Schahram Dustdar, Dimka Karastoyanova, Frank Leymann, Hong-Linh Truong, A Novel Framework for Monitoring and Analyzing Quality of Data in Simulation Workflows. E-Science 2011


4) Hong-Linh Truong, G.R. Gangadharan, Marco Comerio, Schahram Dustdar, Flavio De Paoli, "On Analyzing and Developing Data Contracts in Cloud-based Data Marketplaces", The 2011 Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference (IEEE APSCC 2011), (c) IEEE Computer Society, December 12 - 15, 2011, Jeju, Korea Accepted.