The Knowledge and Media Technologies department of Salzburg Research addresses the latest developments arising from the interplay of social media, content management and semantic technologies. The KMT research department focuses in European research and development programmes, and its application in the industry.
As a global network infrastructure, the Internet offers a vast innovation potential for new and emerging fields of applications, such as building automation systems, intelligent traffic optimisation or process engineering. The Advanced Networking Center offers companies industry-driven, applied research services with a focus on planning, development and supervision of reliable networks, particularly stable IP networks (Internet protocol networks).
The success of economic and social innovation largely depends on the co-ordination of people, organisations, content and technology. The InnovationLab provides interdisciplinary know-how (e.g. market analysis, potential assessment or innovation management) in the fields of tourism, media, education and culture.
Amongst many other challenges, the healthcare sector has to optimise its planning and management procedures, it needs to cope with an ever growing pool of data and it has to satisfy patient requirements. Salzburg Researchs e-Health department works on innovative technology projects revolving around how new technologies can improve and facilitate workflows and procedures in everyday healthcare.
The dynamics of innovation in the leisure industries makes it increasingly necessary to utilise ICT. In addition to mobile digital applications and innovation management systems for the sport and leisure industries, the e-Tourism competence field also focuses on accessibility in tourism.
Salzburg NewMediaLab – The Next Generation“ (SNML-TNG) is an applied research centre that takes Austria‘s content and media industry into the Future Internet by developing an innovative concept of interrelated digital content which is called “Linked Media”: Together with leading media enterprises and software houses, SNML-TNG investigates the combination and linking of digital content, social networks and structured data on the basis of semantic technologies.
The MOWI research department focuses on location-based information systems that provide and optimise the mobility of users in their everyday life. MOWI designs, develops and evaluates location-based services, technologies for spatio-temporal data analyses and optimisation procedures for tour planning.
The research department Computational Logistics Lab (CLL) works on the development of sophisticated planning and optimization procedures for complex logistical tasks, such as vehicle routing for waste disposal or for service technicians. Put to practical use as decision support tools, they can help minimize cost factors - such as fuel consumption or machine time - while simultaneously maximizing service quality - e.g. the plans' robustness or the punctuality of deliveries. Services: investigate improvement-potential; analyse, model and develop optimization strategies; integrate solutions in existing IT-infrastructure; Focus: Routing, heuristic and metaheuristic optimization-procedures, transportation logistics.