Prof. Mag. Dr. Alois Ferscha

Director, Research Studio Pervasive Computer Applications;
Head, Institute for Pervasive Computing, Johannes Kepler University Linz, CEO & Scientific Director, Pro2Future GmbH, Austria

Alois Ferscha focuses his research on pervasive and ubiquitous computing, embedded AI, cognitive systems and high performance simulation. He has (co-)authored more than 300 technical papers on topics related to pervasive, ubiquitous, mobile, wearable and distributed computing. Alois Ferscha is an active consultant to the FET group within the European Commission (Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology), and to the Austrian Ministries of Science and Research as well as Innovation and Technology. He is Austria’s representative in IFIP TC-10 (International Federation for Information Processing, TC10 – Computer Systems Technology). As an invited researcher or guest professor he was visiting the Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita di Torino, Italy, at the Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita di Genoa, Italy, the Computer Science Department, University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland, USA, and at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Oregon, Oregon, USA.

Alois Ferscha is member of the OCG, GI, ACM, IEEE and holds the Heinz-Zemanek Award for distinguished contributions in Computer Science, the Cross Border Award 2009, the Innovationspreis 2009”, the “Innovationspreis” of the “Multimedia Staatspreis 2011”, and the “Ö-WGP Zukunftspreis 2018”. Ferscha is the master mind and research leader of the Austrian national competency centre, Pro2Future GmbH, which does research and development in the area of industrial information and communication technologies, particularly in the fields of cognitive products, cognitive production systems, Industry 4.0, smart production and related fields as well as services associated with the R&D activities

Selected publications:

  • G. Weichhart, A. Ferscha et al.
    Human/machine/roboter: technologies for cognitive processes. e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Springer Vienna, 5 pages, October 2019
  • M. Haslgrübler, B. Gollan, A. Ferscha
    Towards Industrial Assistance Systems: Experiences of Applying Multi-sensor Fusion in Harsh Environments Physiological Computing Systems, 11 pages, ISBN: 978-3-030-27950-9, August 2019.
  • K. Zia, A. Ferscha, D. Trendafilov
    Conceptualization of Cultural Diversity for Efficient and Flexible Manufacturing Systems of the Future COGSCI ‘19 Proceedings, pp. 1290-1296, July 2019.
  • K. Zia, D. Saini, U. Farooq, A. Ferscha
    Web of Social Things: Socially-Influenced Interaction Modeling. Proceedings of the 15th Intn. Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia, ACM DL, New York, pp. 123-130, Dec. 2017.
  • A. Ferscha
    A Research Agenda for Human Computer Confluence
    Human Computer Confluence Transforming Human Experience Through Symbiotic Technologies, Editors: Gaggioli Andrea, Ferscha Alois, Riva Giuseppe, Dunne Stephen, Viaud-Delmon Isabelle, DE GRUYTER OPEN, pp. 7-17, ISBN: 978-3-11-047113-7, June 2016.
  • A. Ferscha
    Implicit Interaction. This Pervasive Day: The Potential and Perils of Pervasive Computing, Editors: Jeremy Pitt, Imperial College Press, pp. 17-36, ISBN: 978-1848167483, April 2012.

For more publications: JKU Publications