Institute for Application Oriented Knowledge Processing
© Hertha Hurnaus
Johannes Kepler University of Linz
Science Park 3
FAW was initiated by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Roland Wagner as a Research Institute of the Johannes Kepler University of Linz.
In 1997 the research institute was integrated into the organisation of the university and is now an independent institute of the Johannes Kepler University of Linz.
The major domains of its education, research and development work are:
- Advanced Information Systems
- Data- and Knowledge Modelling
- Data- and Knowledge Centered Systems
- Web Engineering
- Decision Support
Since its foundation application orientation is an important attribute of FAW’s work. More than hundred projects with research partners and partners from trade and industry have been finished successfully. These cooperations are the basis for an extensive research work at FAW and practice-oriented teaching at the University.
Since 1990 FAW is co-organising the annual international conference event DEXA (Database and Expert Systems Application) which has grown to a world wide well accepted point for publishing and sharing newest research and development result.
Since 1999 FAW is academic partner of the SCCH.
In 2005 FAW GmbH has been founded - a spin of company in the Softwarepark Hagenberg which closes the gap between research results (among others coming from FAW-Institute) and their successful application in industry, administration and education.