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Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Visual Computing

 Contact data
StreetInffeldgasse 16c 
ZIP, City, Region 8010 - Graz (Styria) 
Phone+43 316 873 5410 
Fax+43 316 873 5402 
EmailSend Email
 Contact person

Dr. Eva Eggeling (Head of Department)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 11-50  number of researches: 11

 Central aim of organisation
Fraunhofer Austria undertakes applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprise in the area Visual Computing

 Briefly describe your organisation
Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH is an Austrian non-profit research organization that aims to support the Austrian industry, business and society. Being a subsidiary company of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Fraunhofer Austria is a full member of the leading organization for applied research in Europe with more than 80 research units, including 60 Fraunhofer Institutes. We undertake applied research that drives economic development and benefit the society in various fields of natural science and engineering. The Visual Computing Division is located in Graz and is associated with Fraunhofer IGD, the largest computer graphics institute in Europe. Furthermore, Fraunhofer Austria is integrated into the visual computing cluster at Graz University of Technology.

The main interest of Fraunhofer Austria, Visual Computing is the combination of high-quality simulation and visualization: Prof. Dieter W. Fellner is Managing Director of Fraunhofer Austria, Head of the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization (CGV) at Graz University of Technology and also enjoys the highest reputation. The scientific staff of the Division of Visual Computing Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH are all highly qualified. Many research projects and numerous publications demonstrate the expertise of the group in particular the smart use of ICT research in the field of visual computing e.g. virtual engineering, visual decision support, and digital society.

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
- ICT Applications     
   - Cultural Heritage     
   - Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)     
   - ICT Applications for Traffic and Logistics     
   - Industrial Application     
- Multimedia, Pattern Recognition     
   - Visualisation     
   - Virtual and Augmented Reality      
   - Computer Graphics     
- Software- and Data Processing     
   - Archiving, Documentation     
   - Information and Multimedia Retrieval     
   - Semantic Systems     
- Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics     
   - Man-Machine Interaction     

 ICT keywords
virtual engineering, CAD, geometry processing, reconstruction, generative modeling, visual decision support, data visualization, multitouch technology, visualization techniques, digital society, digital library services, data organization, web technologies
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)
Ambient Assisted Living (Art. 169)

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Non-cooperative Projects (Single projects)        
Cooperative Projects
Education Projects (Thesis, ..)

 RTD Experience
We are involved in several FFG projects (ways2go, Intelligente Produktion, AAL, IKT der Zukunft).
We are experienced in Innovationsschecks for SMEs.
In addition we are involved in contract research directly for companies.

Pan, X., Schröttner, M., Havemann, S., Schiffer, T., Berndt, R., Hecher, M. & Fellner, D.W., (2013), A Repository Infrastructure for Working with 3D Assets in Cultural Heritage, International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era, Vol.2(1), pp.144-166.

Eggeling, E., Fellner, D.W. & Ullrich, T., (2013), Probability of Globality, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol.73, pp.483-487, WASET.

Berndt, R., Blümel, I., Sens, I., Clausen, M., Damm, D., Klein, R., Thomas, V., Wessel, R., Diet, Jü., Fellner, D.W. & Scherer, M., (2012), PROBADO -- A Digital Library System for Heterogeneous Non-textual Documents, Eleed Journal, Vol.8(1), pp.5 p.

Barmak, K., Eggeling, E., Sharp, R., Roberts, S., Shyu, T., Sun, T., Yao, B., Taasan, S., Kinderlehrer, D., Rollett, A.D. & Coffey, K., (2012), Grain Growth and the Puzzle of its Stagnation in Thin Films: A Detailed Comparison of Experiments and Simulations, Materials Science Forum, Vol.715-716, pp.473-479.

Havemann, S., Ullrich, T. & Fellner, D., Maybury, M. (ed.) (2012), The Meaning of Shape and Some Techniques to Extract It, Multimedia Information Extraction: Advances in Video, Audio, and Imagery Analysis for Search, Data Mining, Surveillance, and Authoring, pp.81-98, Wiley-IEEE Computer Society Press.

Settgast, V., Lancelle, M., Bauer, D. & Fellner, D.W., Geiger, C., Herder, J. & Vierjahn, T. (ed.) (2012), Hands-Free Navigation in Immersive Environments for the Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Indoor Navigation Systems, Virtuelle und Erweiterte Realität : 9. Workshop der GI-Fachgruppe VR/AR, pp.107-118, Herzogenrath : Shaker.

Halm, A., Eggeling, E. & Fellner, D.W., Linsen, L., Hagen, H., Hamann, B. & Hege, H.-C. (ed.) (2012), Embedding Biomolecular Information in a Scene Graph System, Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences II, pp.249-264, Springer.

 Inserted / Updated
2009-07-28 / 2013-11-11