Hagenberg CampusInformatics, Communications and Media

1st International Summer Workshop on IT Education & Research 13 – 15 June 2013, Hagenberg, Austria


We are facing rapid advances in computing technology, which impose an immense pressure on IT educators at universities. How should IT education respond to these changes to remain innovative? Courses and curricula have to be reviewed, revised and rewritten on a regular basis, and the inherent interdisciplinarity and increasing broadness of the field also makes it necessary to implement ever new degree programmes covering specific areas. Are new professions developing and are our graduates adequately trained for the challenges of a future labour market?

Moreover, new technological possibilities change the way in which courses and labs are organized, requiring the educators to continuously stay on the ball and adapt their didactical concepts. A related issue is the connection between education and research at IT-related universities. Especially application-oriented research makes it quite easy to integrate students into research projects and to transfer state-of-the-art knowledge from these projects to related courses.

With this summer workshop, we want to enforce the dialogue and knowledge exchange between internationally active IT universities. The goal of this workshop is to discuss up-to-date topics related to IT education and its integration with (applied) research activities by:

  • featuring two keynote talks which focus on

  • providing presentations on experiences and best practice models of IT educators
  • fostering discussions on up-to-date challenges in IT education during workshops
  • facilitating face-to-face networking with social events


This Summer Workshop is open for all educators, researchers and students who are interested in IT education and its integration with research activities. We encourage and invite all educators and researchers in the IT field to participate by presenting and sharing their own experiences, “teaching nuggets”, ideas and recommendations on IT education, and research as described above. There are two types of contribution:

  • Giving a presentation on a related topic of 30 minutes (including 10 minutes discussion). Talks must be accompanied by a 1-page abstract, which has to be submitted via the online registration form. 
  • Participating in the workshops. The type of the contribution is open (demo, video, experience report, etc.), no submission is required. The workshop participants will create a short summary, which will be presented at a panel discussion in the evening.

Participation in the International Summer Workshop is free of charge. Participants are expected to cover their own travel and hotel costs, as well as meals and activities outside the official programme.


5th May 2013


Accommodation will be provided in the nearby city of Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, with a shuttle service provided to the university campus in Hagenberg.

Hosting institution:
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
School of Informatics, Communications and Media

Softwarepark 11
4232 Hagenberg, AUSTRIA


Organizational Matters:
Ms Christina Huber-Beran and Ms Johanna Paar
International Office Hagenberg
Phone: +43 5 0804 21530 or +43 5 0804 21531
E-Mail: international@fh-hagenberg.at

Workshop Programme:
Prof. Dr. Clemens Holzmann
Department of Mobile Computing 
Phone: +43 5 0804 22824
E-Mail: clemens.holzmann@fh-hagenberg.at