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FTW Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien GmbH
i:lab - Interfaces and Interaction Laboratory

 Contact data
StreetDonau-City-Strasse 1 
ZIP, City, Region 1220 - Vienna (Vienna) 
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 Contact person

Dr. Peter Fröhlich (Senior Researcher)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 51-250  number of researches: 55

 Central aim of organisation
The i:lab ensures that future pervasive technologies are strictly directed towards their users’ needs.

 Briefly describe your organisation
The i:lab (Interfaces and Interaction Lab) at ftw. Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien (-> see FTWs description on ictPROFILES.at) puts the user into the center of technology development. The interdisciplinary team provides a unique combination of user-centered design expertise and technological leadership.

The following RTD services are offered by the i:lab:
-Design through Dialogue: Efficient user involvement throughout the whole ICT development process and with all relevant stakeholders.
-Pervasive Interaction: Rapid design of pervasive applications and appliances for realistic user experience elicitation, product showcasing and feasibility assessment.
-Quality of Experience (QoE): User experience investigation of interactive communication media and development of pricing for quality enabled services.

The i:lab facilities optimally support a wide array of user-centered research and development activities. To efficiently evaluate mobile applications, customizable field observation tools are available.

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
- ICT Applications     
   - E-Government     
   - E-Inclusion     
   - E-Learning     
   - Cultural Heritage     
   - Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)     
   - ICT Applications for Tourism     
   - ICT Applications for Health      
   - ICT Applications for Traffic and Logistics     
   - Geographical Information Systems (GIS)     
   - IT Security and Encryption     
   - Standardisation     
- Multimedia, Pattern Recognition     
   - Visualisation     
   - Virtual and Augmented Reality      
   - Audiovisual Devices and Communication     
- Software- and Data Processing     
   - Digital Systems     
   - Information and Multimedia Retrieval     
   - E-Publishing, Digital Content     
   - Usability Engineering     
   - Semantic Systems     
- Systems- and Network Technology     
   - Internet Technologies     
   - Network and Broadband Technologies     
   - Advanced Systems Architecture     
   - Network Security     
   - Pervasive Computing     
- Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics     
   - Man-Machine Interaction     
   - Artificial Intelligence     
   - Speech Technology     
   - Data Mining     
- Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Embedded Systems     
   - Embedded Systems and Real-time Systems     
   - Reliability     
- Radio Frequency Technologies     
   - Wireless & Mobile Communication     

 ICT keywords
Quality of Experience , QoE, User Experience
 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 
Non-cooperative Projects (Single projects)        
Cooperative Projects

 RTD Experience
Please confer a more detailed and illustrated description of the i:lab the following URL: http://ilab.ftw.at

For an updated publications list, please confer the following URL: http://publications.ftw.tuwien.ac.at/

 Inserted / Updated
2008-09-25 / 2012-12-14