Data Science & Software Science

Partner for industry and research

Research at Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH) concentrates on equal footing in Data Science and Software Science. The synergy of Data Science and Software Science at SCCH is an important success factor. 

As a COMET competence center, SCCH conducts cutting-edge research on an international level. Together with our scientific partners, especially Johannes Kepler University Linz, SCCH strives toward leadership in the future-oriented fields of digitalization and artificial intelligence.


Master Thesis finished


Our colleague, Švihrová Radoslava, finished her Master Thesis. She studied Statistics with focus on Data Science at IFAS at the JKU. The topic was "Machine Learning Techniques for Intrusion Detection in Network Security".

New Scientific Director

JKU Professor Robert Wille

The Software Competence Center Hagenberg has a new scientific director in Prof. Dr. Robert Wille: The computer scientist from Bremen was brought to JKU in 2015 as one of the youngest professors. Since 2019 he has been head of the LIT Secure and Correct Systems Lab and continues to be connected to the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) as a senior researcher.

Virtual conference

Applied AI Conference 2020

We are participating in the virtual conference "Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2020". (May 11, online).  Bernhard Freudenthaler and Lukas Fischer will present projects and research results related to AI. Project ideas and research questions can also be discussed at the Match-Making.

Accessibility of SCCH

Important information

Due to the current situation regarding the spread of the corona virus, we have reduced our office operations to a minimum. However, we are available for you by telephone and e-mail.

(Junior) Research Engineer Computer Vision (m/f)

Job offer

We are looking for a (Junior) Research Engineer (f/m) to join our computer vision team at Software Competence Center Hagenberg with expertise in software development, machine (and deep) learning as well as in mathematical modelling or embedded vision.

A Rendez-Vous in Data Science

Machine Learning meets Statistics

Lisa Ehrlinger and Florian Sobieczky are presenting some of SCCH’s work in Data Science to IFAS research colloquium at teh 12th of March at the JKU. The main topics are on statistical paradigms recurring in typical production process data and related predictive maintenance tasks.

SCCH is partner

At the CHASE Research Centre

CHASE (Chemical Systems Engineering) is the first COMET K1 center in the chemical process industry, which is an important factor for many industry segments. In October, the COMET K1 Center started at the LIT Open Innovation Center at the Johannes Kepler University site in Linz. The aim is to support actively the chemical industry in its initiatives toward Chemistry 4.0.


Project started

At October 1st the project COGNIPLANT started. The aim is to develop and demonstrate an innovative approach for the advanced digitization and intelligent management of the process industries.This approach follows novel vision to data monitoring and analysis, that will make the most of the latest developments on advanced analytics and cognitive reasoning, coupled with a disruptive use of the Digital Twin concept to improve Production plants’ operation performance.

Knowledge Graphs

Foundations, State of the art and Future Research

On Oct 18th, Dr. Jorge Martinez-Gil gave a talk at the office of Business Accelerator Sclable in Vienna. His talk was about
"Knowledge Graphs: Foundations, State of the art and Future Research" and also, regarding funding programs and possibilities of collaboration with the Software Competence Center Hagenberg Hagenberg.

SCCH at ICT Proposers' Day

Digital Excellence Forum

This event provided an excellent opportunity to present and discuss the main policy drivers of the digital transformation of European industry and society and how the EU research and innovation agenda can best contribute to these objectives.

30th Anniversary in Linz

Great success for DEXA conference

The Johannes Kepler University Linz hosted at the end of August the worldwide recognized DEXA conference (Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications). The conference focused on the current development in digitization and artificial intelligence.

New phone number at October

Please note!

Software Competence Center Hagenberg changed the telephone number. The new SCCH number is +43 50 343 and   extension. You can also find the changed telephone numbers of the contact persons on our website in the category team.

Markus Manz is new CEO

Welcome at SCCH

In August, Mag. Markus Manz took over the commercial management of the Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH) as new CEO. He graduated in economic science and environmental science. Previously he was managing director of tech2b incubator, which is the state's central support institution for start-ups in Upper Austria.