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akaryon internet|umwelt|förderung
environmental informatics

 Contact data
StreetWeyringergasse 27A 
ZIP, City, Region 1040 - Wien (Vienna) 
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 Contact person

DI Petra Busswald (CEO, key researcher)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 1-10  number of researches: 2

 Central aim of organisation
IT tools for sustainability/environment/energy topics: assessment e.g. registers of CO2, eco games, knowledge transfer, information systems

 Briefly describe your organisation
akaryon was founded in 1999 by Petra Busswald and Franz Niederl based on scientific expertise in Mathematics, Informatics, Statistics and Environmental Sciences and earlier multi-year co-operation. Akaryon is focusing on web-based science communication tools and environmental informatics projects like carbon calculators and alike.
Akaryon is experiencd in R&D projects and can, by combining sustainability assessment and ICT know-how akaryon, achieve most efficient solutions of high usability.
Current references:
Basic research project (funded by Klimafonds) “ZERsiedelt” aims to generate new know-how in the field of „Housing and Settlement-Structures in Austria” with the objective to introduce this knowledge into Austrian Policy of energy and climate, development of an energy/carbon footprinting tool for spatial planning. www.zersiedelt.at
Development of the “BRIX-Tool” allowing companies to calculate a “resource intensity index” to measure and optimise resource use and resource efficiency of their products and services. www.brix-index.net

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
- ICT Applications     
   - E-Commerce     
   - E-Inclusion     
   - E-Learning     
   - ICT Application for Environment Management     
- Software- and Data Processing     
   - Databases, Database Management     
   - Usability Engineering     

 ICT keywords
web-based solutions, environmental informatics, environmental information systems, carbon calculators, eco games, science communication tools
 RTD Experiences & Publications

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

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

 RTD Experience
Apart from our expertise as project coordinator or partner in R&D projects we are supporting a long list of clients predominantly from IT and/or environmental sector in project development, proposal writing, proposal review and further project support.

• Image Data Catalogs, Niederl F., Kalliany R., Saraceno C., Kropatsch W.G., Digital Image Analysis, Springer Verlag, 2001
• Futuro – a sustainable consumption network, Bußwald P., Niederl F., Jakubowicz D., Schuh B., ENVIRO INFO VIENNA 2002 16th International Symposium on Environmental Informatics, Wien, September 2002
• The World largest data base on dam failures – Data Acquisition, Management, Protection and Internet-based Applications, Vogel A., Bußwald P., Niederl F., 6th International Conference on Hydro Informatics, Singapore, 2004
• CO2 assessment tool for communities, Bußwald P., Niederl F., Lunzer H., Mehl W., EnviroInfo GRAZ 2006 20th International Symposium on Environmental Informatics, Graz, September 2006
• Amplification of knowledge by creating an infinite adaptable feedback loop, Paar S., Feiner J, Linzbichler T., Niederl F., EDEN 2006, Wien, 2006
• Auditives eLearning auf dem Prüfstand, Niederl F., Linzbichler T., Paar S., Schinnerl I., Vatterrott H:, DeLFI 2006, Darmstadt, 2006
• Feedback Annotation Service für Multimedia e-Lectures, Jakobi V, Vatterrott H.R, Niederl F.:, DeLFI 2008, Lübeck, 2008
• Bußwald P., Jakubowicz D., Sedlak M. (2009): Futuro prices, integrated sustainability assessment for products, including social aspects, ISSRM 2009 15th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Wien, July 5-8, 2009
• Bußwald P., Jakubowicz D., Sedlak M., Supper S. (2009): Futuro prices, integrated sustainability assessment for products, including social aspects, Environmental Accounting and Sustainable Development Indicators conference, Prag, April 23-24, 2009

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2011-02-08 / 2011-02-08