Research Group PEEC

Personalized Environments

and

Collaborative Systems

We are PEEC

Personalized Environments and Collaborative Systems in short PEEC.

We are a part of the Research & Development center of the University of Applied Sciences of
Upper Austria and work at campus Hagenberg. Our group is devoted to the topics of
personalization and collaboration which are the two key research areas. Our objective is to bring
these two together. Combined they result in “Personal Collaborative Systems”.

The PEEC research group focuses on topics of personalization on the Web and the analysis and computer-based support of collaboration processes between humans and between humans and machines. Personalization includes, for example, the recommendation of content, individual adaptation of forms of presentation and individualization of interaction methods, but also the underlying modeling of relevant information (e.g. individual preferences and goals of users).

The analysis and support of collaboration is a very current topic, especially in the course of current trends towards flexible working conditions and (international) collaboration in spatially distributed teams.

The research group develops innovative (web-based) tools, which are adapted to the individual needs of users through human-centered, iterative design and evaluation processes with ongoing user involvement.

Our research group focuses on the Human-Centered Design (HCD) process and has extensive expertise in UX/UI design, prototyping, different qualitative and quantitative survey and evaluation methods and experience with complex methodological frameworks such as Contextual Design. This, as well as our expertise in Web and Model-Driven Engineering and Information Retrieval, is brought to bear in various cooperation projects with scientific and industrial partners.

News

With all our different projects there is a lot going on. Take a look at our latest news and get to know about our most recent developments and achievements.

Paper presentation at ISM Conference

The ISM conference took place from 23 - 25 November. Due to the current corona situation the conference was held as a virtual event. Johannes Schönböck, member of the research group PEEC, was allowed to present 2 papers.

Article Published in Frontiers in Computer Science

The interdisciplinary research topic "Psychological Models in Personalized Human-Computer Interaction" across the journals Frontiers in Computer Science and Frontiers in Psychology features an article authored by PEEC members Thomas Neumayr and Mirjam Augstein.

word cloud around personalized collaborative systems

Projects

We are working on more than just one project at the time. As you can see below, we are
categorizing our projects into different fields of expertise within our research. Get informed about
our current projects.

The Team

“One alone couldn’t do what we are able to do together.”

We are proud of our group of motivated researchers, experts and students which are all
contributing to the results of our projects. The team of PEEC consists of the lead, a team of
researchers and senior researchers and students.