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Carinthia Tech Institute
School of Systems Engineering

 Contact data
StreetEuropastrasse 4 
ZIP, City, Region 9524 - Villach (Carinthia) 
Phone+43 5-90500-2115 
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 Contact person

Prof. Dr. Dr.sc. Michael Auer (Head of Unit)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 1-10  number of researches: 8

 Central aim of organisation
Development of Online Laboratory solutions.

 Briefly describe your organisation
Center of Competence (CoC) Online Labs and Open Learning

Our core competences are:
- Online laboratories in e-learning
- Use of XML for interactive lecture/course scripts
- W3C and Bobby-standardized, XHTML CMS/LMS based Internet Sites

Lab work is becoming increasingly important in Web-based educational systems not only for engineering studies.
An important approach is a distributed lab. In this way the high costs of online labs can be minimized. The CoC maintains a Remote Electronic Lab (REL) with locations in Austria, Romania, Spain, Ireland, India, ).
The CoC has developed easy to use standard tools for the design of virtual or remote labs by lecturers or teachers without deep knowledge in informatics or virtual instrumentation.

In this context we are working in the completely new field of Micro Web Server Technology.
Furthermore we developed full functional XML templates and the necessary style sheets (xsl, css) for use in online labs and eLearning.

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
   - E-Learning     
   - Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)     
   - Industrial Application     
   - Visualisation     
   - Virtual and Augmented Reality      
   - Digital Systems     
   - Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Middleware     
   - E-Publishing, Digital Content     
   - Usability Engineering     
   - Semantic Systems     
   - Internet Technologies     
   - GRID Computing     
   - Automation     
   - Robotics     
   - Integrated Circuits     
   - Electronic circuits, components and equipment     
   - Embedded Systems and Real-time Systems     
   - Wireless & Mobile Communication     

 ICT keywords
Virtual Laboratories, Remote Laboratories, Online Laboratories
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)
Other international co-operative research

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Cooperative Projects
Education Projects (Thesis, ..)

 Fact sheet

 Inserted / Updated
2004-09-14 / 2009-01-13