Vienna University of Technology looks back on a long tradition at the leading edge of scientific research and education: Founded in 1815 as k.k. Polytechnisches Institut (Imperial and Royal Polytechnical Institute), it was divided into 5 faculties in 1865. One year later the first freely elected rector was inaugurated. In 1872 its name changed to Technische Hochschule (College of Technology), and in 1902 the first doctorates were awarded. The institution has borne its current name – Technische Universität Wien (Vienna University of Technology) – since 1975. In 2004 TU Vienna reached full autonomy through the University Act 2002.
The Distributed Systems group (DSG) is a unit of the Institute of Information Systems at the Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology. DSG is led by Prof. Schahram Dustdar with around 35 research and support staffs.
Role in the Project
TUW will mainly focus on the development of novel programming models and programming frameworks, leading WP7, for the virtualization and composition of machine-based and human- based computing elements in SmartSociety. TUW will work on incentive and rewarding models and composition and how they can be integrated into programming frameworks (WP6).