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Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Engineering Design

 Contact data
StreetGetreidemarkt 9/307 
ZIP, City, Region 1060 - Vienna (Wien) (Vienna) 
Phone++43 1 58801 30722 
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 Contact person

Univ.-Prof Dr.-Ing. Detlef Gerhard (Head of Institute)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 11-50  number of researches: 25

 Central aim of organisation
We investigate novel applications of advancements in informatics and ICT for product development, logistics, plant engineering and sustainability

 Briefly describe your organisation
Our research is focused on technologies and applications for virtual product development processes of machines, vehicles (automotive, aviation), and plants. Virtual product development encompasses the complete description and definition of real products with their characteristics (material, physical, technological) as a computer model to enable usage of advanced computation, modelling, and simulation techniques in order to accomplish and verify product development tasks. With multi-disciplinary design tasks and several domains involved in innovative product development, management of produced data, co-operative processes, and used IT-tools becomes crucial to success.
With this focus the different reseach groups of our institute cover a broad range of topics including different CAD modelling visualization and simulation issues, life cycle oriented problems of products and product services (e.g. database IT systems for ecodesign applications), and information retrieval/management with enterprise information systems (ontologies, semantic net approaches)

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
- ICT Applications     
   - E-Learning     
   - ICT Application for Environment Management     
   - Industrial Application     
- Multimedia, Pattern Recognition     
   - Visualisation     
   - Virtual and Augmented Reality      
   - Computer Graphics     
- Software- and Data Processing     
   - Application Service Provision (ASP)      
   - Databases, Database Management     
   - Knowledge Management     
   - Process Management     
   - Archiving, Documentation     
   - Information and Multimedia Retrieval     
   - Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Middleware     
   - Service Orientated Architecture (SOA)     
   - Usability Engineering     
   - Semantic Systems     

 ICT keywords
PDM, PLM, CAD, Simulation, Visualization, Enterprise Information Systems, Semantics, Ontology, Ecodesign, Engineering Informatics, Virtual Product Development
 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
Education Projects (Thesis, ..)

 Inserted / Updated
2009-02-24 / 2009-02-25