Assistant Professorship (all genders) with Tenure Track of Semantics in Automation Systems

TU Wien
Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien

Announcement of an open position at the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien for an

Assistant Professorship (all genders) with Tenure Track of Semantics in Automation Systems

The Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien invites applications for a full time Assistant Professor (all genders) position with tenure track. The position is affiliated with the Institute of Computer Engineering, Research Unit Automation Systems. The estimated starting date is March 2025. The work contract is initially limited to six years. The candidate and TU Wien can agree upon a tenure evaluation, which when positive, opens the possibility to change the position to Associate Professor with an unlimited contract.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding research and teaching record in the field of Semantics in Automation Systems. Semantic technologies, such as ontologies and knowledge graphs, are increasingly being used in automation to provide operational technology (OT) with a deeper understanding of the data they process. By organizing information according to meaningful relationships and concepts, semantic technologies enable more intelligent decision-making and control. Innovative approaches are necessary to standardize the meaning of data and messages exchanged between different systems from the OT area with the Information Technology (IT) domain, providing semantic interoperability that facilitates seamless integration and collaboration.

The research areas of the successful candidate should cover some of the following research topics but are not limited to them:

– Semantic system modeling of automation systems
– Industrial IoT (IIoT) architectures and their integration into automation systems
– Industrial communication systems
– Digital twinning with a focus on rule-based or logic-based approaches
– Knowledge representation of automation systems in the areas of factory automation (Industry 4.0), building automation and energy systems (smart grids, energy communities)

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Application deadline: August 1, 2024