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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)


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.

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


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.

Optimodal European Travel Ecosystem (EuTravel)


EuTravel aims (1) to support the EU agenda towards an open and single market for mobility services by enabling travelers to organize a multimodal trip in accordance with their own criteria including environmental performance, providing multimodal travel service providers an effective way to deliver customized services addressing any type of specialized travel needs and facilitating fact-based EU policy making, (2) to promote the creation of content, open and linked data for travelers enriching the travelling experience and (3) to support travel industry players join forces towards realizing an EU shared seamless mobility strategy and architecture.

EuTravel will research and demonstrate Inter-modal travel optimized with respect to synchronization.

REEeT - Research and Education Exchange in eTourism (REEeT)


eTourism is an area of highest economic importance for Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino, requiring student and academic exchange to be synergetically developed further. REEeT is funded by Euregio Mobility Fund and its partners are University of Innsbruck, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, and University of Trento. The aim of the project is to enable PhD, MSc, BSc students and staff of the three partner universities to jointly take part at study programs and events across three geographical areas. The focus of the courses and events are in semantic technology, online marketing and eTourism, particularly including TourismFastForward conference.

Sustainable Electronic Human Resource Management (J3346)


The growing interdisciplinary field of e-HRM (Electronic Human Resource Management) calls for inquiries into sustainable online career services. The depth of the contemporary sustainability issue of career services is compounded by a global pattern of shorter and temporary job contracts and increasing job switches, in particular among young professionals. Ever more applicants turn for advice and queries about their prospective career moves to online career services. Organizations progressively use online career services as a means to building relationships with young professionals, including those who have an interest in a specific organization, job type or branch, but who are currently not available for recruitment. The purpose of this research project is to provide a greater conceptual understanding and empirical validation of such relational behaviour. This empirically grounded analysis of antecedents of user commitment will fill a gap in our theoretical understanding of how job seekers perceive the universe of alternative jobs, and all too frequently switch costly strategies in their job-search efforts.

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