Monthly Archives: February 2019

8 Open Positions at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (Austria) is establishing a Graduate School under the title ”Decision-making in a digital environment(DECIDE), and is therefore pleased to announce the following open positions:

8 Predoc Scientists (f/m)

These are 75 % employment positions (30 hours per week; Uni-KV: B1 – cf., limited to 36 months. The minimum gross annual salary amounts to € 30.077,- and can increase depending on previous professional experience. Expected starting date is 1st October, 2019.

The graduate school “Decision-making in a digital environment” (DECIDE) is dedicated to interconnecting the ongoing digitalization and its effect on (human) decision-making. The distinctive feature of this graduate school is its interdisciplinary nature: The involved faculty members have a strong background in either social sciences and economics, computer science, engineering or psychology, perform research in their dedicated fields, and foster interdisciplinarity. The research projects to be carried out in the context of this graduate school address the current challenges of digitalization and decision-making from multiple perspectives, thereby exploiting the interdisciplinary setting of the graduate school. The faculty will encourage and strongly support successful candidates in their interdisciplinary research, in presenting their research at scientific conferences, as well as in publishing their work in international top journals and conference proceedings. The graduate school has a highly dynamic, familiar, and friendly attitude and thus provides a collaborative and very inspiring work environment with modern infrastructure.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • independent research and scientific qualification within DECIDE with the goal to acquire a doctoral degree,
  • involvement in third-party funding proposals,
  • presentation of scientific results in publications and at conferences.

Required qualifications:

  • master or diploma degree in one of the following fields:
    • business administration,
    • cognitive science,
    • computer science,
    • economics (with a mathematical specialization),
    • information systems,
    • (technical) mathematics,
    • psychology,
    • electrical or computer engineering or
    • natural sciences (with a focus on economics),
  • good to very good study results with regard to the respective field,
  • good to very good written and spoken English skills.

All required qualifications are to be completed by 30th September, 2019

Desired qualifications:

  • good knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
    • simulation-based research methods (e.g., agent-based simulation, multi-agent simulation, Monte-Carlo simulation),
    • modelling of economic systems,
    • decision-support and recommendation systems,
    • decision-theory,
    • machine learning / artificial intelligence,
    • energy informatics,
    • networked autonomous systems,
    • diffusion processes,
    • decision-making and judgment,
    • management control systems,
    • quantitative research methods,
    • uni- and multivariate data analysis methods,
  • dedication to interdisciplinary research,
  • social and communication skills and ability to work independently,
  • basic experience in research projects,
  • subject-specific international, academic or practical experience.

The positions are aimed at the scientific training of graduates of a diploma or master’s programme with the goal of completing a doctoral study in the relevant field. Applications from persons already holding such a degree can therefore not be taken into account.

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt seeks to increase the ratio of women in scientific positions and therefore encourages qualified female candidates to apply. Among equally qualified applicants, women will receive preferential consideration.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases, who fulfil the requirements, are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications from qualified candidates with a migration background are encouraged as well.

Applications should be submitted with the usual documents (application letter, CV, master/diploma thesis, certificates and further supporting documents) no later than 13 th March, 2019 mentioning the code 134/19 to Universität Klagenfurt, recruitment office. Applications can only be submitted online via

General information for applicants is available at

More information on the graduate school on “Decision-making in a digital environment” is provided at

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. Travel and accommodation costs incurred during the application procedure cannot be reimbursed.

Call for Papers Energy Informatics 2019

Energy Informatics 2019 — Call for Papers

The 8th DACH+ Conference on Energy Informatics
in Salzburg Austria from Sep 26, 2019 to Sep 27, 2019

Europe has put forward ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to increase energy efficiency, and to raise the share of renewable energies. Energy Informatics is developing IT-based solutions necessary to achieve these targets.

The objective of the DACH+ conference series on Energy Informatics is to promote the research, development, and implementation of information and communication technologies in the energy domain and to foster the exchange between academia, industry, and service providers in the German-Austrian-Swiss region and its neighboring countries (DACH+).

We seek high-quality, original papers on smart energy systems and energy-efficient computing and communication.

Submissions describing theoretical contributions as well as system design, implementation, and experimentation are welcome. The list of topics of interest to the conference includes, but is not limited to:

* ICT for energy networks, micro-grids, and management of distributed generation.
* Energy-efficient mobility, charge management for electric vehicles, energy-aware traffic control, and smart grid integration of mobile storage.
* Smart buildings, digital metering, occupant comfort, and user interaction.
* Protocols and architectures for IT systems in the energy sector.
* Data analytics for smart energy systems and platforms for data analysis.
* Information systems for behavior change, market mechanisms, and business cases.
* Cross-cutting issues including: cyber security and privacy protection, interoperability, verification of networked smart grid systems, and more.

Submission and Publication

Submitted papers will be reviewed in a double-blind process.

Submission Deadline is on Apr 25, 2019

Notification Due Jun 10, 2019 and Final Version Due Jul 8, 2019

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the Springer Open Journal “Energy Informatics”

The Open Access fee for the journal article is included in the registration fee.

The conference language is English and papers must be written in English. We solicit full research papers (max. 18 pages of content plus 2 additional pages for references) as well as short papers (max. 10 pages of content plus 2 additional pages for references).

Submissions must be prepared following the Instructions for Authors, see