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  • Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Resources Management (2012). Conf-IRM 2012. Wien, 21.-23. Mai
  • Barkow, Ingo; Wasner, Catharina (2016): Assessment of the Swiss National Objectives in Education. 8th Annual European DDI User Conference (EDDI16). GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. Köln, 2016

    Abstract: In Switzerland, the main responsibility for education and culture lies with the 26 cantons. In 2006 it was decided that some cornerstones of the Swiss education system has to be harmonized nationally. The Swiss national objectives in education are some of these cornerstones. They describe which competencies students in all cantons should have obtained after 2, 4 and 9 years of school. In 2016 first surveys about the national objectives in education were conducted. More are planned for 2017. For the management of these surveys software tools will be developed which support documentation with DDI for the questionnaires. Further metadata standards are currently in discussion to be used because no current standard alone seems to meet all demands. In our presentation we wouldl ike to present where DDI can be supportive in the area of educational assessments and where gaps within DDI has to be filled for this special field.

  • Barkow, Ingo; Wasner, Catharina (2017): A School Survey Management System for Educational Assessments in Switzerland. IASSIST. International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology. Lawrence, 24. Mai, 2017. Available online at, last checked on 17.04.2020


    Abstract: Currently two large educational assessment programs exist in Switzerland which are institutionalized by the cantons: PISA, the well-known Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), an OECD initiative that involves a large number of nations and the Swiss National Core Skills Assessment Program (in German: ÜGK – Überprüfug der Grundkompetenzen). Following completion of the PISA 2015, the core skills assessment program was initiated to focus on the assessment based on Swiss measurement instruments to get more results with national relevance.Both programs are computer based assessments since 2016 but the IT systems for both programs are not yet optimized for supporting the fieldwork in an adequate manner. Therefore a software tool will be developed to support on the one hand the administration and the field monitoring during the data collection. On the other hand the idea is to optimize the data documentation process. In this presentation we would like to show which processes should be modeled and where documentation und metadata could be generated as a byproduct without additional effort. This includes in particular also paradata which provide interesting opportunities for analysis.

  • Barkow, Ingo; Schiller, David (2013): An Update on the Rogatus Platform. 5th Annual European DDI User Conference (EDDI135). Réseau Quetelet. Paris, 3. Dezember, 2013

    Abstract: Rogatusis an open source questionnaire and metadata solution basing on the DDI 3.2 and SDMX standard and using the Generic Longitudinal Business Process Model (GLBPM) to specify its tool chain. Currently the project is supported by DIPF, TBA21, OPIT, IAB and GESIS and creates more and more interest especially with NSIs and data collection agencies. This presentation gives an update on new developments since NADDI 2013 including the data management portal, coding support for ISCED, improvements on the case management system, compatibility to other platforms like Colectica or MMIC plus an outlook on the mobile sampling client.

  • Barkow, Ingo (2012): Modeling the Lifecycle into a Combination of Tools. 4th Annual European DDI User Conference (EDDI12). Bergen, 3. - 4. Dezember, 2012

    Abstract: During the last years several different tools for DDI Lifecycle have been published. Nevertheless none of the current tools is able to cover the full lifecycle from beginning to end. This presentation wants to show how a survey process from creating a study from the scratch, designing the instruments, performing the data collection, handling the administrative processes, curating the data, disseminating the data, publication and at last data archiving for secondary usage could be handled with individual tools. Next to well - known programs like Colectica or Questasy this presentation will also introduce a first outlook into Rogatus QMMS - an open source toolset currently in development at DIPF with support of GESIS, TBA21 and OPIT. Rogatus consists of different DDI compliant applications (e.g. Questionnaire Builder, Translation Builder, Metadata Builder, Rogatus Portal) to support a multitude of survey processes.

  • Bekavac, Bernard; Herget, Josef; Rittberger, Marc (Hg.) (2004): Informationen zwischen Kultur und Marktwirtschaft. Proceedings des 9. Internationalen Symposiums für Informationswissenschaft. ISI 2004. Chur, 6. - 8. Oktober. Konstanz: UVK Verlagsgesellschaft
  • Blumer, Eliane; Hügi, Jasmin; Schneider, René; Bekavac, Bernard (2013): Information Literacy Competencies of LIS Students in Switzerland. A Case Study. European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL). Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University. Istanbul, 24. Oktober, 2013. Available online at, last checked on 09.10.2020


    Abstract: In the last decade, discussion of Information Literacy (IL) found its way into Switzerland, as well. The increased interest in this subject resulted in projects for developing standards and concepts, as for example, the Swiss Information Literacy Standards. Although studies are conducted in this field, little research has been done about information literacy among Library and Information Science (LIS) students. In order to obtain more insights into the Swiss situation and in the context of the International Information Literacy Survey of LIS students, developed by the Information Science Department of Hacettepe University in Ankara, the School of Business Administration in Geneva has conducted a survey in both Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences which offer undergraduate programs in Information Science, namely the University of Applied Sciences in Technique and Economy in Chur, and the above mentioned school in Geneva. In this context, an adapted online questionnaire, based on the general questionnaire of the international IL-survey, which had been created with the Open Source Software LimeSurvey, has been sent to 290 Bachelor students. Adaptations have been made in regard to the evaluation scale, the organization of the Bachelor curriculum as well as the survey language. As one university is situated in the German-speaking part and the other in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, the questionnaire has been translated into French and German. All participants have been contacted by mail and the survey was accessible during a time period of three months. The response rate is of 17%. At this time, the present paper, starting with a state of the art description of the information literacy standards, concepts and frameworks within Switzerland, and putting a special interest on Universities of Applied Studies that offer an Information Science curriculum, aims to give a statistical result review of the Swiss Information Literacy Survey. The findings presentation concentrates first on the question of whether or not a statistical significant change is visible between the different semesters of the Bachelor curriculum, and tries, if Yes, to give possible explanations for them. In a further step, an analysis is done in regard to the participants' ‘abilities in six areas, based on the Swiss IL-standards – information need, information retrieval, information assessment, information organization, information application, and responsibility within information society – as well as in regard to the Information Literacy Competence Grid that has been established in Switzerland. This grid aims to define a person’s position in Information Literacy - Beginner, Advanced or Expert - and the learning outcomes that come along with every level. In doing so, the authors suppose that at the end of a Bachelor program, a student should have the Beginner’s status. In this way, the Swiss LIS-students' level in Information Literacy are deduced and differing topics are identified which will deliver starting-points for improvement. Finally, the conclusion gives room for recommendations within IL-education in the Swiss context in alignment with the six abovementioned areas.

  • Bulling, Andreas; Huckauf, Anke; Gellersen, Hans; Weiskopf, Daniel; Bace, Mihai; Hirzle, Teresa; Alt, Florian; Pfeiffer, Thies; Bednarik, Roman; Krejtz, Krzysztof; Blascheck, Tanja; Burch, Michael; Kiefer, Peter; Dodd, Michael D.; Sharif, Bonita (Hg.) (2021): Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications. Full Papers. ETRA 2021. Online, 25. - 27. Mai. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Available online at, last checked on 03.09.2021
  • Burch, Michael; Chuang, Lewis L.; Duchowski, Andrew (Hg.) (2016): 2nd Workshop on Eye Tracking and Visualization. Proceedings. ETVIS 2016. Baltimore, 23. Oktober. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Available online at, last checked on 10.09.2021
  • Burch, Michael; Chuang, Lewis; Fisher, Brian; Schmidt, Albrecht; Weiskopf, Daniel (Hg.) (2017): Eye Tracking and Visualization. Foundations, Techniques, and Applications. ETVIS. Chicago, 25. Oktober 2015. Cham: Springer International Publishing (Mathematics and Visualization)


    Abstract: This book discusses research, methods, and recent developments in the interdisciplinary field that spans research in visualization, eye tracking, human-computer interaction, and psychology. It presents extended versions of papers from the First Workshop on Eye Tracking and Visualization (ETVIS), which was organized as a workshop of the IEEE VIS Conference 2015. Topics include visualization and visual analytics of eye-tracking data, metrics and cognitive models, eye-tracking experiments in the context of visualization interfaces, and eye tracking in 3D and immersive environments. The extended ETVIS papers are complemented by a chapter offering an overview of visualization approaches for analyzing eye-tracking data and a chapter that discusses electrooculography (EOG) as an alternative of acquiring information about eye movements. Covering scientific visualization, information visualization, and visual analytics, this book is a valuable resource for eye-tracking researchers within the visualization community.

  • Burch, Michael (2021): Session 6: Posters. Chair. 14th International Symposium on Visual Information (VINCI). Hasso Plattner Institute. Computer Graphics Systems Group. Online, 7. September, 2021
  • Burch, Michael (2021): Session 3: Comics, Narratives, and Evaluation. Chair. 14th International Symposium on Visual Information (VINCI). Hasso Plattner Institute. Computer Graphics Systems Group. Online, 6. September, 2021
  • Burch, Michael; Wallner, Günter; van de Wetering, Huub; Rooks, Freek; Morra, Olof (2021): Visual Analysis of Graph Algorithm Dynamics. Short Paper. 14th International Symposium on Visual Information (VINCI). Hasso Plattner Institute. Computer Graphics Systems Group. Online, 7. September, 2021
  • Cabac, Lawrence; Kristensen, Lars Michael; Rölke, Heiko (Hg.) (2016): Proceedings of the International Workshop on Petri Nets and Software Engineering 2016, including the International Workshop on Biological Processes & Petri Nets 2016. PNSE'16. Toruń, 20.-21. Juni. Universität Hamburg, Department Informatik (CEUR Workshop Proceedings). Available online at, last checked on 13.10.2021
  • Cavegn, Alea; Schär, Armando; Dalmus, Caroline (2023): Lifting the magic curtain. how transparency on social norm nudging affects its efficacy. AMICS 2023 Proceedings. 5. SIG CORE. Panama City, 10. - 12. August, 2023. Available online at, last checked on 06.07.2023


    Abstract: This study analyses how the effect of a social norm nudge changes when its function and purpose become transparent. For this purpose, a quantitative, experimental online survey was conducted among 474 participants in the context of voluntary CO2 offset. The non-transparent social norm nudge and the one with information solely on its function showed no significant effect on behaviour. However, the social norm nudge disclosing both, its function and purpose, did effect behaviour positively. Based on the results, it is recommended that social norm nudges are made transparent in practice. The recipient of a social norm nudge should therefore be explicitly notified about its function and purpose.

  • Chuang, Lewis L.; Burch, Michael; Kurzhals, Kuno (Hg.) (2018): 3rd Workshop on Eye Tracking and Visualization. Proceedings. ETVIS '18. Warschau, 15. Juni. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Available online at, last checked on 09.09.2021
  • Dahinden, Urs; Francolino, Vincenzo; Weichselbraun, Albert (2015): Risikokommunikation zum Stromnetzausbau. Ergebnisse einer international vergleichenden Inhaltsanalyse von Massenmedien und Online-Medien. SGKM-Jahrestagung. Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft. Bern, 14. März, 2015
  • Dahinden, Urs; Weichselbraun, Albert (2015): Welche Rolle spielt Open Access in der Forschungsevaluation?. Open Access Tage. Zürich, 8. September, 2015. Available online at, last checked on 28.05.2021
  • Dinneen, Jesse David; Odoni, Fabian; Julien, Charles-Antoine (2016): Towards a desirable data collection tool for studying long-term PIM. ACM CHI. Personal Information Management Workshop. Association for Computing Machinery. San Jose, 2016. Available online at, last checked on 18.05.2020


    Abstract: Long-term personal information management (PIM) scenarios entail unique challenges not only for those practicing PIM but also for those attempting to study it; overcoming these challenges will require very good data collection tools. In this position paper we note some important traits that such tools should have, thereby producing a kind of wishlist, and comment on the strengths and limitations of existing PIM methods that result from the absence of such tools. In accordance with my current research, most examples are drawn from studies of users’ file management behaviour. We then briefly outline the tool we have built to treat several of these limitations.

  • Dubois, Alain; Wildi, Tobias (2019): Le Matterhorn RDF Data Model: Description archivistique et Linked Open Data. Vers quelle convergence?. Archives et transparence, une ambition citoyenne. Forum des Archivistes Français. St. Étienne, 5. April, 2019

    Abstract: Dans le cadre de son travail quotidien, l’archiviste se pose sans doute très régulièrement la question de savoir si les standards de description du Conseil international des archives sont encore adaptés à sa réalité professionnelle, alors que les outils de gestion de l’information permettrait, par exemple, de rendre la description archivistique beaucoup plus précise et d’améliorer ainsi de manière significative la contextualisation des dossiers et documents décrits. Le Conseil international des archives est du reste conscient de cette nécessité, puisqu’il élabore actuellement un nouveau modèle de données (Records in Context). Parallèlement, les technologies de l’information et de la communication ont poursuivi leurs développements en direction notamment du Linked Open Data. Cette technologie permet non seulement de mieux relier des ressources entre elles, mais surtout de les relier à des ensembles plus vastes, améliorant ainsi de manière significative la description de ces ressources. Le “Matterhorn RDF Data Model” entend répondre à ce double défi en proposant une meilleure contextualisation des archives à l’aide des technologies sémantiques. Dans le cadre de nos réflexions, nous avons ainsi développé un nouveau modèle de données qui se base sur des ontologies déjà existantes (DC Terms, RDA ou Premis), qui connaissent un très haut niveau de diffusion, une base d’utilisateurs importante et des processus de maintenance bien établis. En cela, notre approche se distingue de celle de l’EGAD, qui propose une nouvelle ontologie dans le cadre du “Records in Context”. Nous présenterons deux exemples de dossiers d’archives décrits en Matterhorn RDF Data Model: des dossiers d’archives électroniques tirés du processus décisionnel du Conseil d’Etat du Canton du Valais et des dossiers d’archives papier tirés d’archives d’entreprises suisses. Nous pourrons ainsi montrer des convergences innovantes et concrètes entre description archivistique et Linked Open Data et apporter une contribution à une meilleure communication des fonds d’archives en direction de nos publics.

  • Dubois, Alain; Wildi, Tobias (2017): Le Matterhorn RDF Data Model. Implémentation des modèles d’information OAIS et RiC dans le cadre des technologies sémantiques. Records in Context, nouvelle mouture des normes de description archivistique du Conseil International des Archives. En théorie et en pratique. Forum des Archivistes Genevois. Genf, 11. September, 2017
  • Dubois, Alain; Wildi, Tobias (2017): Vers une intégration complète des standards de description du Conseil international des Archives?. Réflexions autour du processus décisionnel du Conseil d’Etat valaisan. Forum des Archivistes Genevois. Genf, 17. Juni, 2017
  • Dubois, Alain; Wildi, Tobias (2013): La contextualisation 2.0. Le Matterhorn METS Profile: un nouveau modèle d’organisation des données et des métadonnées?. Les archives, aujourd’hui et demain…. Forum des Archivistes Français. Angers, 22. März, 2013
  • Dubois, Alain; Wildi, Tobias (2013): Le Matterhorn METS Profile. Vortrag für Mitarbeitende der BCU Lausanne. Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire. Lausanne, 31. Januar, 2013
  • Gourbesville, Philippe; Caignaert, Guy (Hg.) (2020): Advances in Hydroinformatics. Models for Extreme Situations and Crisis Management. Proceedings. SymHydro. Nizza, 12. - 14. Juni 2019. Singapore: Springer (Springer Water)


    Abstract: This book features a collection of extended papers based on presentations given at the SimHydro 2019 conference, held in Sophia Antipolis in June 2019 with the support of French Hydrotechnic Society (SHF), focusing on “Which models for extreme situations and crisis management?” Hydraulics and related disciplines are frequently applied in extreme situations that need to be understood accurately before implementing actions and defining appropriate mitigation measures. However, in such situations currently used models may be partly irrelevant due to factors like the new physical phenomena involved, the scale of the processes, and the hypothesis included in the different numerical tools. The availability of computational resources and new capacities like GPU offers modellers the opportunity to explore various approaches to provide information for decision-makers. At the same time, the topic of crisis management has sparked interest from stakeholders who need to share a common understanding of a situation. Hydroinfomatics tools can provide essential information in crises; however, the design and integration of models in decision-support systems require further development and the engagement of various communities, such as first responders. In this context, methodologies, guidelines and standards are more and more in demand in order to ensure that the systems developed are efficient and sustainable. Exploring both the limitations and performance of current models, this book presents the latest developments based on new numerical schemes, high-performance computing, multiphysics and multiscale methods, as well as better integration of field-scale model data. As such, it will appeal to practitioners, stakeholders, researchers and engineers active in this field.

  • Hauser, Christian; Weichselbraun, Albert (2020): Applications of Deep Learning in Integrity Management. Integrity Fund. Board Meeting. Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions. Online, 14. Dezember, 2020
  • Hauser, Christian; Hörler, Sandro; Weichselbraun, Albert (2020): Development and publication of the Integrity Risk Monitor (IRM). Integrity Fund. Meeting of the project managers. Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions. Lausanne, 22. Januar, 2020
  • Hauser, Christian; Weichselbraun, Albert; Jehan, Eleanor; Schmid, Marco (2021): Internal integrity risk warning system (IIRWiS). Integrity Fund Meeting. Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions. Online, 29. März, 2021
  • Jonker, C.; Lindemann, Gabriela; Panzarasa, P. (Hg.) (2002): Proceedings of the Workshop Modelling Artificial Societies and Hybrid Organization (MASHO'02), at the 25th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI'2002). MASHO'02. Aachen, 16.-20. September. Hamburg
  • Klinkhammer, Daniel; Lindau, Sabrina (2023): Didaktischer Einsatz von «Extended Realität» in der Lehre. Poster. Inverted Classroom and Beyond. Fachhochschule Graubünden. Chur, 16.-17. Februar, 2023

    Abstract: Das Ziel dieses Projektes ist es, den Einsatz von «Extended Reality» mittels VR-Headsets innerhalb von Lehrveranstaltungen zu erproben. Hierbei werden zwei Lehr- und Lernszenarien realisiert: Szenario 1: Projektbezogene Gruppenarbeit und Präsentation innerhalb eines virtuellen 3D-Raums Szenario 2: Kollaborative Erstellung eines neuen thematischen 3D-Raums

  • Köhler-Bussmeier, Michael; Kindler, Ekkart; Rölke, Heiko (Hg.) (2020): Petri Nets and Software Engineering. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Petri Nets and Software Engineering. PNSE. Online, 24. Juni. Available online at, last checked on 07.05.2021
  • Kumar, Ayush; Goel, Bharat; Rajupet Premkumar, Keshav; Burch, Michael; Müller, Klaus (2021): EyeFIX: An Interactive Visual Analytics Interface for Eye Movement Analysis. Short Paper. 14th International Symposium on Visual Information (VINCI). Hasso Plattner Institute. Computer Graphics Systems Group. Online, 6. September, 2021
  • Kuntschik, Philipp; Francolino, Vincenzo; Saner, Mirco (2015): Mensch versus Maschine. Ein Vergleich von manueller und computerunterstützter Inhaltsanalyse am Beispiel der nationalen Medienkritik. SGKM-Jahrestagung. Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft. Bern, 13. März, 2015
  • Liu, Wei; Weichselbraun, Albert; Scharl, Arno; Chang, Elizabeth (2005): Semi-Automatic Ontology Extension Using Spreading Activation. International Conference on Knowledge Management (I-KNOW 2005). Graz University of Technology. Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science. Graz, 29. Juni - 1. Juli, 2005
  • Moldt, Daniel; Kindler, Ekkart; Rölke, Heiko (Hg.) (2018): Proceedings of the International Workshop on Petri Nets and Software Engineering. PNSE'18. Bratislava, 24.-29. Juni. Universität Hamburg, Department Informatik (CEUR Workshop Proceedings). Available online at, last checked on 13.10.2021
  • Moldt, Daniel; Rölke, Heiko; Störrle, Harald (Hg.) (2015): Proceedings of the International Workshop on Petri Nets and Software Engineering, including the International Workshop on Petri Nets for Adaptive Discrete Event Control Systems. PNSE'15. Brüssel, 22.-23. Juni. Universität Hamburg, Department Informatik (CEUR Workshop Proceedings). Available online at, last checked on 13.10.2021
  • Moldt, Daniel; Rölke, Heiko (Hg.) (2013): Joint Proceedings of the International Workshop on Petri Nets and Software Engineering and the International Workshop on Modeling and Business Environments. PNSE'13; ModBE'13. Mailand, 24.-25. Juni. Universität Hamburg, Department Informatik (CEUR Workshop Proceedings). Available online at, last checked on 13.10.2021
  • Mumenthaler, Rudolf; Schuldt, Karsten; Wenk, Bruno (2016): Makerspace. Workshop. 13. InetBib-Tagung. InetBib. Stuttgart, 10. Februar, 2016

    Abstract: Makerspaces sind ein vieldiskutiertes mögliches Betätigungsfeld für Bibliotheken in der Zukunft. An der HTW Chur wurde ein LibraryLab eingerichtet, in dem sich Studierende mit dem Konzept Makerspace und mit verschiedenen Technologien vertraut machen können. Im Workshop werden dieses LibraryLab sowie die Ergebnisse eines Projektkurses mit Studierenden präsentiert und veranschaulicht. Gleichzeitig werden die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen für Bibliotheken und Bibliotheksmitarbeitende im Kontext Makerspaces diskutiert.

  • Mumenthaler, Rudolf; Wenk, Bruno (2013): Das (noch) nicht genutzte Potential von E-Books. 12. InetBib-Tagung. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Computer- und Medienservice, Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft, Universitätsbibliothek Technische Universität Dortmund. Universitätsbibliothek. Berlin, 5. März, 2013. Available online at, last checked on 02.10.2020


    Abstract: Schon heute bieten die E-Books-Formate EPUB2 und EPUB3 neue Funktionen, wie z.B. die Integration multimedialer oder interaktiver Elemente. Apple verfolgt mit seinen iBooks einen eigenen Weg, der sich nicht an die offenen Standards hält. Welche Möglichkeiten haben Autorinnen und Autoren oder allenfalls auch Bibliotheken, um hochwertige E-Books zu produzieren? Wie unterscheidet sich das prinzipiell Mögliche von dem aktuellen Angebot der Verlage? Wie könnte ein multimediales, interaktives E-Book aussehen, das nach offenen Standards im Eigenverlag produziert wird? Die Referenten berichten auf der Grundlage eines an der Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW Chur durchgeführten Projekts und Projektkurses zum Thema E-Books. Bruno Wenk ist als Professor für Multimedia-Kommunikationssysteme für die technischen Aspekte, Rudolf Mumenthaler als Professsor für Bibliothekswissenschaft für die Fragen der Nutzung von E-Books zuständig.

  • Mumenthaler, Rudolf; Wenk, Bruno (2013): Das E-Book als (wirklich) neues Medium. Fortbildungsveranstaltung. 5. Kongress Bibliothek und Information Deutschland. Bibliothek und Information Deutschland. Leipzig, 13. März, 2013
  • Mumenthaler, Rudolf; Wenk, Bruno (2012): Einsatz E-Book für Bibliotheken. E-Book-Workshop für MPG-Bibliothekare. Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften, Bibliothek. Leipzig, 24. Oktober, 2012
  • Mundani, Ralf-Peter; Frisch, Jérôme (2020): Advanced Visualisation, Analysis, and Parallelisation Concepts for Multi-Scale CFD Simulations in Science and Engineering. Mini-Symposium. SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Seattle; 12. - 15. Februar, 2020

    Abstract: Due to recent advances in supercomputing, more and more scientific questions - especially from the so-called emerging sciences such as medicine, sociology, biology, virology, chemistry, climate or geo-sciences - can be answered today using high-performance computing (HPC). Such questions could cover the structural analysis of buildings and constructions in a global context (e.g. earth quakes), the prediction of floods and flooding damages due to heavy rainfall, the thread of tsunamis on coastal regions, the risk analysis of pollutant diffusion in populated regions, the simulation of evacuation scenarios on the facility, urban quarter, and city scale, or the optimisation of traffic flow within entire cities during rush hour; just to name a few. On the other side, “high-performance computing must now assume a broader meaning, encompassing not only flops, but also the ability, for example, to efficiently manipulate vast and rapidly increasing quantities of both numerical and non-numerical data” (Kalil, Miller: Advancing U.S. Leadership in High-Performance Computing. The White House, 2015.). In this minisymposium, different aspects of multi-scale, multi-level, multi-physics applications from science and engineering should be addressed, dealing with topics “but not limited to” such as parallelisation strategies, advanced numerical algorithms, coupling interfaces, data orchestration, interaction concepts, (big) data exploration, or visual data analytics.

  • Nguyen, Quang Vinh; Zhao, Ying; Burch, Michael; Westenberg, Michel (Hg.) (2020): The 13th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction. Proceedings. VINCI. Eindhoven, 8. - 10. Dezember. New York: Association for Computing Machinery. Available online at, last checked on 07.05.2021


    Abstract: Welcome to The International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction 2020 (VINCI 2020) held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and Virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic from December 8th to 10th, 2020. VINCI 2020 is a premier international forum for researchers and industrial practitioners to discuss the state-of-the-art in visual communication theories, designs, applications as well as interaction via images, computer graphics, animations, virtual reality, web, or other media.

  • Noyer, Frédéric; Wildi, Tobias (2016): Pour une amélioration de la description archivistique. Insertion dans un réseau ouvert de connaissances par le biais des métadonnées. Meta/morphoses: les archives, bouillons de culture numérique. Forum des Archivistes Français. Troyes, 1. April, 2016
  • Ockenfeld, Marlies: Semantic Web & Linked Data. Elemente zukünftiger Informationsinfrastrukturen. 62. Jahrestagung der DGI. 1. DGI-Konferenz. Frankfurt am Main, 7.-9. Oktober. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informationswissenschaft und Informationspraxis
  • Öttl, Sonja; Bekavac, Bernard; Weinhold, Thomas (2010): Usability in Bibliothekskatalogen. Werkzeuge, Methoden und Erfahrungen. Fortbildungsveranstaltung "Der Katalog der Zukunft, Teil 3". Verein Deutscher Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare e.V.. Regionalverband Südwest BIB Baden-Württemberg UB Stuttgart. Stuttgart, 11. November, 2010. Available online at, last checked on 11.12.2020
  • Pfeiffer, Michel (2008): Vom Abbild zum kollektiven Gedächtnis. Ein fotohistorischer Zugang zur Funktion und Bedeutung der Fotografie. Ausstellungseröffnung "Kirsch und Kohle: Private Blicke auf die Arbeitswelt". Verein Industriepfad Lorze. Zug, 10. Januar, 2008
  • Pfeiffer, Michel (2009): Wissensmanagement mit «Citavi». Workshop zur Einführung der Literatur- und Wissensorganisationssoftware. Universität Wien. Institut für Zeitgeschichte. Wien, 2009
  • Pfeiffer, Michel (2010): Digitalisierung im musealen Umfeld. Perspektiven für Regionalmuseen. Workshopleitung. 18. Steirischer Museumstag. Verein zur Unterstützung der Museen und Sammlungen. Leoben, 30. Januar, 2010
  • Pfeiffer, Michel (2010): Provenienzforschung ein unlösbares Problem. Beitrag zum Panel 35: „Orphan Films“ als Herausforderung der Visual History. 8. Österreichische Zeitgeschichtetage. Universität Wien. Institut für Zeitgeschichte. Wien, 25. - 28. Mai, 2010