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Projects

This page lists the current projects with STI Innsbruck. Please see the archive and the historical projects for more on completed projects.

DALICC - Data Licenses Clearance Center (DALICC)

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The creation of derivative data works, i.e. for purposes like content creation, service delivery or process automation, is often accompanied by legal uncertainty about usage rights and high costs in the clearance of licensing issues. The DALICC project aims to develop a software framework that supports the automated clearance of rights issues in the creation of derivative data works. In essence, DALICC helps to determine which information can be shared with whom to what extent under which conditions, thus lowering the costs of rights clearance and stimulating the data economy.


DTE

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Der Innovationslehrgang zielt darauf ab, die digitale Kompetenz im
Tourismus zu erhöhen. Zielgruppe sind IT-Verantwortliche in
Tourismusunternehmen. Hierzu zählen bspw. Tour Operator, die Hotellerie,
aber auch Beratungsunternehmen im Tourismus. Zudem werden auch
Tourismusverbände und Landestourismusorganisationen angesprochen, ihre
IT-Verantwortlichen weiterzubilden. Die Weiterbildungsinhalte richten
sich nach aktuellen Forschungsinitiativen an den beteiligten
Universitäten und Fachhochschulen und decken hierbei Themen wie
Semantische Technologien im Web, Usability von Assistenzsystemen,
Konsumentenverhalten im Buchungsprozess, Big Data Management oder
Strategien zur Cyber-Sicherheit ab. Derzeit sind 15
Module zwischen 2-4 Lehrtagen eingeplant. Diese Lehrtage werden
branchenspezifisch in Nebensaisonen und an Randzeiten der Arbeitswoche
angeboten. Als LektorInnen stehen ForscherInnen aus (derzeit) acht
Universitäten und Fachhochschulen zur Verfügung. Die
angebotenen Inhalte werden in einigen Themenbereichen auf Einstiegs- und
Aufbauniveau angeboten. Somit können sehr erfahrene MitarbeiterInnen,
wenn gewünscht, direkt im Aufbauniveau einsteigen. Das Resultat wird zu
einer erhöhten Professionalisierung des eTourismus in Österreich führen.

ENTROPY - Design of an innovativE eNergy-aware it ecosysTem for motivating behaviouRal changes towards the adOption of energy efficient lifestYles (ENTROPY)

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Taking into account the fact that buildings constitute the largest end-use energy consuming sector, the design and development of solutions targeted at reducing their energy consumption based on the adoption of energy efficient techniques and the active engagement of citizens/occupants is considered crucial. Innovative solutions have to be implemented upon properly understanding the main energy consuming factors and trends, as well as properly modeling and understanding the citizens’ behaviour and the potential for lifestyle changes.

The ENTROPY project addresses this challenge by building upon the integration of technologies that facilitate the deployment of innovative energy aware IT ecosystems for motivating end-users’ behavioural changes and namely: (1) the Internet of Things that provides the capacity for interconnecting numerous devices and applying energy-efficient communication protocols, (2) the evolution of advanced Data Modelling and Analysis techniques that support the realization of semantic models and knowledge extraction mechanisms and (3) the Recommendation and Gamification eras that can trigger interaction with relevant users in social networks, increase end users’ awareness with regards to ways to achieve energy consumption savings in their daily activities and adopt energy efficient lifestyles as well as provide a set of energy efficient recommendations and motives.