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Distributed and Self-organizing Systems
Distributed and Self-organizing Systems
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The mission of VSR is to advance knowledge in distributed and self-organizing systems. Our research, education, and innovation focus lies on Internet, Web, and Social Media.

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Recording of VSR educational sessions
2019-02-12
Recording of VSR educational sessions

In light of recent events, we hereby inform all our course participants to not record any presented content in our VSR lectures, tutorials, seminars, defenses or individual meetings without prior permission; neither as an audio or video recording.

Further information can be found here

Tutorials finished & exam preparation
2019-01-27
Tutorials finished & exam preparation

Pay attention, that there will not be any other tutorial for EVS, SSE and XML in the last week of January between 01/30/2019 and 02/01/2019, as we have already finished the intended topics.

A Q&A consultation will be offered additionally in a central and facultative fashion. Time and place of the consultation sessions will be announced separately via OPAL.

The dates of the VSR exams can be found here.
We wish all of you excellent exam results.

Planspiel pitches
2019-01-17
Planspiel pitches

All Planspiel teams will have to present their current work state on

Monday, 21 January 2019 at 17:00 in room 1/204 and on
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 at 11:30 in room 1/305.

The presentation time per team is limited to 10 minutes sharp.
A beamer together with a VGA/HDMI cable is available.
The order of the pitches is not known in advance.

The final pitch will then take place on 5 March and 6 March 2019 in a full-day fashion from 9:00 - 17:00 in room 1/305. Your team will have 30 minutes for presenting your final business, followed by a 10 minutes Q&A session. All team members are expected to attend both days in full length.

We are looking forward to seeing excellent presentations.
Feel invited to join, if you are not a Planspiel participant but interested in the team results.

Learning and Knowledge Sharing @ VSR
2018-12-30
Learning and Knowledge Sharing @ VSR

Starting again in 2019, we offer all our VSR students the great opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences in our LAKS meetings.

Become part of LAKS, if you

  • want to learn and try out topics that are not covered in any regular lecture
  • like to work with other students in an informal, exciting way
  • have questions and answers on study related topics that you want to exchange with others
  • ask for feedback on an upcoming project or presentation.

LAKS is our way for effective Learning And Knowledge Sharing.
Our VSR group therefore provides

LAKS works in an agile, unsupervised, self-organizing, facultative and open-space fashion.

See you on 16th January 2019 at 10:00 in our VSR lab 1/B203.


VSR at ICT2018 in Vienna

VSR at ICT2018 in Vienna

In December 2018, our VSR research group participated in the ICT 2018: Imagine Digital - Connect Europe event of the European Commission, taking place in the Vienna International Center in Austria.

Regarding our H2020 activities, we had valuable sessions to exchange ideas and make new contacts.

If you are also involved in one of the current calls, feel free to contact us via email.

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VSR engaging in Open Research Knowledge Graph

VSR engaging in Open Research Knowledge Graph

Our team member André Langer visited the DILS post-conference "Open Research Knowledge Graph", hosted at the TIB Hannover at the end of November 2018.

In this workshop, we worked together with the group of Prof. Dr. Sören Auer and other researchers on new visionary ways for structured scientific publishing by using Linked Data.

Our VSR research team was able to support this project with our expertise in human-centered approaches to frontend input interfaces for the collection of Linked Data and the encouragement of users to provide qualitative meta data for scholarly artefacts.

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