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Dear colleagues,

The Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering ( 
  at Danube University Krems (Austria/Europe, is  
seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate in the field of Information  
Visualization for the research project VIENA (Visual Enterprise  
Network Analytics).

The research project VIENA aims to develop and test a prototype  
software of visual network analysis that will be capable to support  
organizational consulting services. As its focus will be the  
visualization of change, its main purpose is the display and  
evaluation of change management processes. Building upon concepts and  
methods of Dynamical Network Analysis the interactive visual  
exploration and analysis of teams and organizations over different  
periods of time should be enhanced.

On the following webpages, you'll find more information:
- Job Posting:
- Research Project:

If you are interested in this position, please write Prof. Silvia  
Miksch ([log in to unmask]). For questions regarding the  
project in general or if you want to know more about our university,  
don't hesitate to write me directly ([log in to unmask]).

Best regards,

Lukas Zenk, PhD.cand.
Member of the scientific staff
Department of Knowledge and Communication Management
Danube University Krems - Austria / Europe
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Research Position (Danube University Krems)

The Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering ( 
  at Danube University Krems (Austria, is seeking  
a highly motivated PhD candidate in the field of Information  
Visualization for the research project VIENA (Visual Enterprise  
Network Analytics). The aim of VIENA is to design and develop  
interactive visual representations and exploration methods for dynamic  
social network analysis and corresponding processes to gain new  
insights into the change processes in organizations. †

You will
* perform research in the field of Information Visualization
* develop concepts of interactive visualization and exploration  
methods for dynamic social network analysis
* implement interactive prototypes
* design and write scientific publications
* participate in scientific and consulting projects
* work within a creative, highly motivated, and international team

* are a university graduate (at the diploma or master of science  
level) in Computer Science, Information Systems, or an equivalent  
university study
* should have background and knowledge in one or more of the following  
†††- Information Visualization
†††- Interaction Design
†††- Graphical User Interface Design
†††- Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
††or the willingness to quickly become acquainted with research  
explained †above
* have experience in programming (preferably Java, C#, Flash, or  
* are interested and enjoy scientific working
* like to work as an independent and flexible researcher
* have abilities to work in interdisciplinary teams
* are fluent in the English language and eager to communicate your  
work both orally and in written form
* should possess knowledge of the German language

More information about the VIENA project:

Closing date for applications: †June 30, 2009

The position will be filled earliest as possible.
Send your applications (with the usual application documents including  
a statement of interest, full CV - list of subjects taken at  
university plus grades, publications, etc.) to:

Ingrid Bauer
Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering
Danube University Krems
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30
A-3500 Krems, Austria


in an email to
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We encourage sending your application in electronic form.

The Danube University Krems aims for enhancing the number of women in  
scientific positions and therefore, particularly invites women to apply.

Applicants are not entitled to claim reimbursement of traveling expenses
and/or other costs caused by the application procedures.

If you have any more questions, please contact
danube university krems
department of information and knowledge engineering (ike)
dr.-karl-dorrek-strasse 30, A-3500 krems, austria
T: +43 (0) 2732-893-2451 (2450) ::: F: +43 (0) 2732-893-4450
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==== Background: University and Department ====

Danube University Krems ( is a State University  
that is specialized in postgraduate academic studies and offers  
selected programs in the fields of economics and management,  
communications, IT and media, medicine and health, law, European  
integration and public administration, educational and cultural  
sciences, as well as of building and environment. Being a European  
model project, Danube University Krems combines high quality in  
education, research and consulting with excellent customer orientation  
and service. More than 3,700 students from 50 countries are enrolled  
in over 150 academic programs.

The Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering ( 
  is concerned with computer-tools, methods, and concepts which  
support humans in dealing with complex information spaces. One of the  
main interests of ike is to make complex information structures more  
comprehensible, facilitate new insights, and enable knowledge  
discovery. As a matter of fact, the research topics ike focuses on are  
(1) information visualization and visual analytics, and (2) plan  
management. †Data and information are a broad field - we focus  
particularly on the temporal dimension and study time-oriented data  
and information.


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