Application-oriented research company in the field of software

Partner for industry and science

As one of the largest independent research centers in Austria in the field of software, Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH) plays a harbinger role for software-related technological research and development trends.

Software Competence Center Hagenberg was founded by five departments of Johannes Kepler University Linz (Prof. Buchberger (RISC), Prof. Pomberger (Institute for Business Informatics), Prof. Klement (Institute for Knowledge-Based Mathematical Systems; Fuzzy Logic Laboratory Linz-Hagenberg), Prof. Wagner (FAW Institute for Application-Oriented Knowledge Processing) and Prof. Engl (Institute for Industrial Mathematics)) in July 1999 in the realm of the K plus competence program

No nanoparticle shall evade us!

New process developed for measuring nanoparticles

In the realm of the project “Nanoparticle Tracking”, funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, researchers at Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH) have succeeded in significantly improving the analysis of nanoparticle samples.

Tackling the Software Crisis

Research Success in Advanced Computing

Following on from the highly successful EU ParaPhrase project, the University of St Andrews has obtained substantial further funding from the Europeon Union under the Horizon 2020 programme to study advanced computing. The 3.5M Euro RePhrase project is coordinated by Professor Kevin Hammond of the University of St Andrews, and brings together 8 leading academic and industry partners from the UK, Austria, Italy, Spain, Hungary and Israel.  It aims to tackle one of the most pressing problems in computer science: how to produce effective software for emerging "parallel" computer platforms, that promise significantly increased performance at significantly reduced cost and energy usage. 

Jobs for students in July


SCCH offers an interesting summer job for students. The requirements for the internship are: interest in scientific subjects, curiosity and good programming skills in JAVA.


Conference for IT-Innovation

IMAGINE is a conference series on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It takes place annually. IMAGINE brings together the world of ICT in Austria and shows the excellence in research, development and applications with a look into the future. So the IMAGINE also serves always as a radar for the ICT of the future research funding program of bmvit. As part of the Imagine Dr. Josef Pichler will present the project interface designer within the framework of Industry 4.0.

START-IT online

New issue

The main topic of the current issue of the SCCH magazine is the start of the new COMET phase. At the beginning of 2015, the SCCH started in the new COMET phase. Find out more about the planned projects in this issue. 

Digital Networked Data

New member

Since January 2015 Dr. Bernhard Freudenthaler is a new member of the board of DnD .


To the SCCH running team!

We congratulate our running team to a great performance at the Linz Marathon.

Get in touch with research

Internship in July 2015

SCCH offers an interesting internship in the field of Software Analytics and Evolution. Required is a good knowledge in JAVA programming.

SMEs and Big Data

Within the framework of Bits of Tomorrow

For small and medium enterprises, the question arises, how much effort they can drive sensibly to systematically develop their data. To evaluate them  and to make them productive in the sense of the company. The questions are many and varied: What is Big Data for small and medium-sized businesses? Which areas of application have already proved, that could be developed? Where are the problems and where are the solutions?

New project: RePhrase

Refactoring Parallel Heterogeneous Applications

The RePhrase project aims to produce new software engineering tools, techniques and methodologies for developing data-intensive applications in C++, targeting heterogeneous multicore/manycore systems that combine CPUs and GPUs into a coherent parallel platform.

Advanced computing research boosts productivity and performance

Project ParaPhrase

A world-leading team of academic researchers and industrial experts from across Europe are celebrating the conclusion of a four year research collaboration tackling the challenges posed by the fastest and most powerful computing systems on the planet.The € 4.2M ParaPhrase project brought together academic and industrial experts from across Europe to improve the programmability and performance of modern parallel computing technologies.

Software Competence Center Hagenberg

Wins eAward

On 28. January 2015 the winners of the business award eAward were crowned. A large awards ceremony in the T-Center in Vienna honored especially economical, customer-friendly and innovative IT projects from Austria.


Wide-Ranging applications for Motion Analysis

Extracting information from motion patterns

Automated motion analysis is an innovative technology that extracts information from motion patterns in objects or persons and processes such information using special mathematical methods. New developments in sensor technology and greater availability of computing power enables the analysis and optimization of ever more complex motion problems in industry, sports and medicine, e.g., motion analysis of stomach cancer cells for the purpose of precise diagnosis and therapy.