This site is for historical purposes only !!!!!!.

From 1 Jan 2018 :
The Services and CyberSecurity parts, will continue to use the same name without the Safety(/Biometrics) part. The Safety(/Biometrics) part, teamed up with the Database group and formed the start of Data Science.

Both these new groups have their new website :
Services and CyberSecurity
Data Science


September 07, 2018,  10:15-11:00,  Location : Rav.1315,  Speaker : Mohammed Ali Alghazwi

Multimodal Biometric Authentication

The use of biometrics has rapidly increased over the last few years due to the increased

security that biometrics provide over traditional methods such as passwords. This led to a

wide adoption of this technology and its use is predicted to increase further in the future.

Multimodal authentication provides more level of authentication than unimodal biometrics

which uses only one biometric data such as fingerprint, face, palm print or iris. Our proposal

includes a detailed model of a multimodal biometric system which complies with industry

standards and can be deployed in various platforms. Our proposed model and specification is

open and can be implemented for any possible system size. We believe this would provide a

more secure, open and interoperable authentication mechanism which would also help with

the standardisation of multimodal biometric authentication systems. 

September 06, 2018,  11:00-12:00,  Location : RAV 1315,  Speaker : Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna

Smart Cities unplugged - Engineering the fabric of IoT, People, and Systems


In this talk I will explore the integration of people, software services, and things with their data, into a novel resilient ecosystem, which can be modeled, programmed, and deployed on a large scale in an elastic way. This novel paradigm has major consequences on how we view, build, design, and deploy ultra-large scale distributed systems and establishes a novel foundation for an "architecture of value" driven Smart City. In particular, this keynote talk addresses three novel paradigms for designing the service-oriented information systems of the

future: Elastic Computing, Social Compute Units, and Osmotic Computing.

These three paradigms serve as a foundation for future large-scale distributed systems. Furthermore, we will discuss our responsibilities as computer scientists, technologists, and researchers for creating technologies, which benefit society in a positive way, thereby strengthening the new fabric of interconnected people, software services, and things into a novel resilient ecosystem.


Schahram Dustdar is Professor of Computer Science heading the Distributed Systems Group at the Technical University of Vienna.

From 2004-2010 he was also Honorary Professor of Information Systems at the Department of Computing Science at the University of Groningen (RuG), The Netherlands.

From 1999 - 2007 he worked as the co-founder and chief scientist of Caramba Labs Software AG in Vienna (acquired by Engineering NetWorld AG), a venture capital co-funded software company focused on software for collaborative processes in teams. Caramba Labs was nominated for several (international and national) awards: World Technology Award in the category of Software (2001); Top-Startup companies in Austria (Cap Gemini Ernst & Young) (2002); MERCUR Innovationspreis der Wirtschaftskammer (2002).

From Dec 2016 until Jan 2017 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Sevilla, Spain and from January until June 2017 he was a Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley, USA. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of the new ACM Transactions on the Internet of Things as well as Editor-in-Chief of Computing (Springer). He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, ACM Transactions on the Web, and ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, as well as on the editorial board of IEEE Internet Computing and IEEE Computer. Dustdar is recipient of the ACM Distinguished Scientist award (2009), the IBM Faculty Award (2012), an elected member of the Academia Europaea: The Academy of Europe, where he is chairman of the Informatics Section, as well as an IEEE Fellow (2016).