Identifying, abstracting and reducing complexity | Methodical approach | Interdisciplinary work| Designing and planning software solutions | Programming software solutions | Testing, maintaining and further developing software solutions

The Institute of Computer Science sees itself as an interdisciplinary centre of excellence in the field of information and communication technologies. Our students learn the key competencies and skills needed, and do so in both a practice-oriented way in a collegial environment. Our practice-oriented and research-led teaching allows students to get involved in research projects, enabling them to experience technological innovation first hand.


IT Fundamentals

Fundamentals are the building blocks of every good education. We teach our students the basics in:

  • Operating systems and networks
  • Algorithms and data structures
  • Mathematics, logic and statistics
  • Database systems
  • Hardware

Software architecture and design

As well as teaching them the basic concepts of software design and architecture, we provide our students with insights into the following, among other things:

  • Adaptive software systems
  • Distributed and parallel systems
  • Secure web development
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Data science

Making an increasing flood of data manageable is our goal in the field of data science. Our students learn methods and tools for:

  • Data storage
  • Data extraction
  • Data analysis
  • Data visualisation

IT Management

In information technology management, we deal with the creation and use of information technology, with a focus on the following points:

  • Concepts and architectures of information systems
  • Project and process management
  • Management and consulting methods
  • Quality and risk management
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eHealth & Social Informatics

Our goal is to develop assistive technologies to support different target groups in their everyday lives. In various application areas such as Ambient or Active & Assisted Living (AAL), prevention and rehabilitation we deal with:

  • Developing user-oriented systems
  • Analysing user and sensor data
  • Geo-Web & localisation technologies
  • Social robotics
  • Augmented & virtual reality applications (AR/VR)


The 24/7-Digital project addresses the challenges of 24-hour live-in care. Based on previous findings in the field of 24h care, a solution is designed and provided together, with all those involved in the care process. This will be tailored to the phases of 24h care (phase 1: on-boarding/change, phase 2: care, phase 3: phasing-out/transfer). The main focus is on the functions (i) remote support (live image/sound), (ii) care guidelines in times of climate change, (iii) infopoint: administration of self-employment & care documentation, and (iv) (interactive) translation. (Funding authority: FFG)

Project Partners:

  • Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
  • MOCCA Software GmbH
  • Hilfswerk-Personaldienstleistungs-GmbH
  • Fabian Wittmann

Care about Care – C^C

‘Care about Care’ (C^C) aims to support the ecosystem of professional home care (care workers, care recipients, family and non-kin carers, home care organizations, software providers) by providing new ICT-enhanced ways of collaboration, assistance and information exchange. By developing and combining ICT-based solutions C^C intends to: (i) initiate new ways of collaboration, workflows and (remote) support to make care work more attractive, (ii) provide tools for sharing information between members of the care network and (ii) promote knowledge transfer between them. FH Wiener Neustadt is coordinating the project and leading the development of the Remote Care Assist service. (Funding authority: FFG and Active Assisted Living Programme; Website:

Project Partners:

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • ilogs mobile software GmbH
  • Hilfswerk Niederösterreich
  • Eichenberger-Szenografie
  • Stëftung Hëllef Doheem
  • Senior Living Group
  • Distrac Group

CARU Cares

'CARU cares' combines one of the most successful AAL services of the past - the emergency call - with new functions to support care workers in documenting their care activities. The result is a new, attractive and non-stigmatising way for elderly people in assisted living environments to make an emergency call to increase their sense of security and quality of life. The tasks of the FH Wiener Neustadt in the project are support within the framework of the co-creation and requirements process, conception and implementation of a component for location and context analysis as well as participation in the evaluation of the system. CARU cares will be tested and evaluated in Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. (Funding authority: FFG and Active Assisted Living Programme; Website:

Project Partners:

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Hochschule Luzern
  • Johanniter Österreich Ausbildung und Forschung gGmbH
  • Senior Living Group
  • Schneeweis Wittmann Grafik Design Werkstatt
  • bonacasa AG


AgeWell is developing a virtual coach to accompany older workers during and beyond the retirement process. The main focus of the project is on promoting a meaningful life and a healthy lifestyle. In the project, the FH Wiener Neustadt is responsible for the integration of the respective Austrian target group, for the selection of the robot components, as well as for the implementation of the intended case scenarios. (Funding authority: FFG and Active Assisted Living Programme; Website:

Project Partners:

  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • INRCA-IRCCS National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing
  • ProSelf Int. AG
  • Gouden Dagen
  • MEDrecord B.V.
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