Information and Communication Technologies


Within the scope of its thematic programme on "Information and Communication Technologies" (ICTs), the WWTF aims to promote science that contributes to improve ICTs directly rather than applying ICTs to other disciplines. Projects may involve either information technologies or communication technologies or both. The projects should aim at studying substantial scientific issues tangential to ICTs which offer the prospect of medium-term utilisation and exploitation.

Contact: Michael Strassnig or Grace Liu 

Current calls


The Vienna Science and Technology Fund’s ICT Call in 2022 will open on 1st February. This call is open to researchers at universities and non-university research institutions, who seek to conduct a cutting-edge research projects (2 to 4 years) to address a fundamental research question in ICT fields. Additional funding opportunities are available for collaborative projects between scientists in Vienna and Lower Austria. Details can be found in the Call Specifications and at wwtf.at/noe.

A total of € 6 million has been dedicated to this call. The funding range per project is 400,000 to € 800,000. 

This is a two stage call:

  • Deadline for short proposal: 12thApril, 2022 at 2pm 

Deadline for full proposals (upon invitation): 30th August, 2022 at 2pm

Further information can be found in the following documents. Please do not hesitate to contact the call manager for further information: Grace Liu

Earlier calls


The Call "Digitale Humanismus" within WWTF Programme „Information and Communication Technology“ invited scientists to conduct interdisciplinary projects between social sciences & humanities and computer science / data science. These projects should engage constructively with the topic of digitalisiation which aims to re-align the technological developments to human and social needs in the spirit of Digital Humanism.   

The call is co-financed by the City of Vienna. Furthermore, applications of "Joint Projects" between research institutions in Vienna and Lower Austria were possible, and as a result, projects are also co-financed by the Federal State of Lower Austria.

The international jury chaired by Sally Wyatt (Maastricht University) recommended 9 projects for funding.

 

 

Funding volume: € 3 593 680
Number of applications: 99 Short Proposals, 26 Full Proposals
Awarding procdure: Selection by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: April 19 / 21, 2021
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: May 26, 2021

Contact person: Michael Strassnig

Members of the Call Jury:

Sally Wyatt (chair) | Maastricht University; Digital Society Netherlands, NL

Rebecca Eynon | Oxford University, UK

Manfred Hauswirth | TU Berlin; Weizenbaum Institut Berlin, DE

Wijnand Ijsselsteijn | Eindhoven University of Technology, NL

Jim Larus | EPFL, CH

Edward E. Lee | UC Berkeley, US

Stefania Milan | University of Amsterdam, NL

Jo Pierson | Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE

 

Funded projects

Funding volume: 5.525.150 €
Number of applications: 96 short proposals, 26 invited for submitting a full proposal 
Awarding procdure: Selection by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: October 2, 2019
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: October 22, 2019

Contact person: Michael Strassnig

For further information on the call see: Call Fiche ICT2019

Information about the funded projects will be published here as well as in WWTF's funding database after the funding contracts have been signed. 

In this call, 7 projects wen to TU Wien, 2 to the University of Vienna. 

Members of the call jury:

Rüdiger Westermann (chair) | TU Munich, DE
Antonio Acin | ICFO Barcelona, ES
Christel Baier | TU Dresden, DE
Frank de Boer | Leiden University, NL
Luc de Raedt | KU Leuven, BE
Daniel Keim | University of Konstanz, DE
Kristian Kersting | TU Darmstadt, DE
Barbara Pernici | Politecnico di Milano, IT
Petar Popovski | Aalborg University, DK
Ingrid Verbauwhede | KU Leuven, BE

Funded projects

Funding volume: 5,108,000 €
Number of applications: 137 short proposals, 22 invited for submitting a full proposal
Awarding procdure: Selection by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: September 4, 2015
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: September 11, 2015

Contact: Marita Benkwitz

For more information see the Call Fiche

Members of the call jury:

  • Matthias Jarke (jury chair) | RWTH Aachen and Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology, DE
  • Andrea Back | University of St. Gallen, CH
  • Christian Bischof | TU Darmstadt, DE
  • Antonio Capone | Technical University of Milan, IT
  • Marta Kwiatkowska | University of Oxford, UK
  • Carol O’Sullivan | Disney Research, US
  • Alfonso Valencia | CNIO Madrid , ES

Funded projects

Funding volume: 5,000,000 €
Number of applications: 63 full proposals
Awarding procdure: Selection by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: June 18-19, 2012
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: June 26, 2012

Contact: Marita Benkwitz

For more information see the Call Fiche

Members of the call jury:

  • Markus Gross (Co-Chair) | ETH Zürich and Director of Disney Research Zürich, CH
  • Hans Ulrich Buhl (Co-Chair) | University of Augsburg, DE
  • Antonio Acín | ICFO Barcelona, ES
  • Sonia Aïssa | INRS, FR
  • Alexandra Duel-Hallen | North Carolina State University, US
  • Paola Inverardi | Università dell'Aquila, IT
  • Valérie Issarny | INRIA Paris, FR
  • Daniel Keim | University of Konstanz, DE
  • Anne-Marie Kermarrec | INRIA Rennes, FR
  • Marta Kwiatkowska | Oxford University, UK

Funded projects



Funding volume: 5,111,000 €
Number of applications: 67 full proposals
Awarding procdure: Selection by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: June 7-8, 2010
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: June 22, 2010

For more information see the Call Fiche

Members of the call jury:

  • Wolfgang Utschick (jury chair) | Technical University of Munich, DE
  • Antonio Acin | ICFO Barcelona, ES
  • Hans Ulrich Buhl | University of Augsburg, DE
  • Rita Cucchiara | Università degli Studi di Modena, IT
  • Anja Feldmann | Technische Universität Berlin, DE
  • Fadhel  M. Ghannouchi | University of Calgary, CA
  • Sybille Hellebrand | University of Paderborn, DE
  • Mary Ann Ingram | Georgia Institute of Technology, US
  • Paola Inverardi | Università dell'Aquila, IT
  • Amos Lapidoth | ETH Zurich, CH
  • Carol O‘Sullivan | Trinity College Dublin, IE
  • David S. Rosenblum | University College London, UK
  • Bernhard Rumpe | Aachen University, DE
  • Wolfgang Wahlster | German Research Centre for AI, DE

Funded projects




Funding volume: 4,980,000 €
Number of applications: 50 full proposals
Awarding procdure: Selection by international expert panel based on review report by peer
Jury meeting: October 23-24, 2008
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: November 11, 2008

For more information see the Call Fiche

Members of the call jury:

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann (jury chair) | University of Geneva, CH
  • Manfred Broy | Technical University of Munich, DE
  • Peter Buneman | University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Giuseppe Caire | University of Southern California, US
  • Andrzej Duda | Grenoble Institute of Technology, FR
  • Fadhel Ghannouchi | University of Calgary, CA
  • Matthias Jarke |Aachen University, DE
  • Jörg Leuthold | University of Karlsruhe, DE
  • Björn Ottersten | Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, SE
  • Catuscia Palamidessi | École Polytechnique, FR
  • Yves Pigneur | University of Lausanne, CH
  • Steffen Staab | University of Koblenz, DE
  • Tamas Sziranyi | Hungarian Academy of Sciences, HU

Funded projects

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