Prof. A Min Tjoa

Chief Scientific Officer
Phone: +43 50 343 881

Main Areas of Research

  • Semantic Web
  • Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Advances in Grid Computing
  • IT Systems for People with Special Needs
  • EU-Framework-Projects: Euro-Publishing, IRO-DB, MIROWeb, GOAL, XMLKM,
  • eBroker, DELOS (EU-Network of Excellence), MUSCLE (EU-Network of Excellence)

Professional Experience

1982 University Full Professor at the University of Vienna
1985-87 Head of the Institute of Statistics and Computer Science
(University of Vienna)
1987 Guest Professor at the University of Zurich, Switzerland
1988 Guest Professor at the University of Kyushu
  • Appointment to Head of the Department of Information Systems at the
    Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing in Linz-
  • Offer for a Full Professorship at the Technical University in Delft
  • Guest Professor at the Technical University in Lausanne (EPFL),
  • Director of the Institute of Software Technology (Technical University
    of Vienna)
  • Coordinator for the Technical University of the ASEAN-European
    University Network (ASEA_UNINET) and Coordinator for the EURASIAPacific
    University (EPU) Network
1998 Chairman of the Austrian SIG on Electronic Commerce

1999 Member of the EU-Commission‘s ISTAG - Task Force
”Ambient Intelligence” (ISTAG= Advisory Group of the IST-
[Information Society Technologies] Programme)
1998-2003 Dean of Academic Affairs at the Technical University of
1999-2003 President of the Austrian Computer Society
2000-2003 Head of the National Interuniversitary Institute for Information Systems
for Visually Impaired (I3S3)
2000 Member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Commerce
Competence Center (EC3) - as an Industrial Competence Center of the
Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs (“K-Ind”)
2001 Chairman of the Academic Committee of TUeLIP (Top University e-
Learning International Programme – Technical University of Darmstadt,
Technical University of Delft, University of Helsinki, University of
Lyon, Politecnico di Milano and Technical University of Vienna)
2001 General Chairman of the European Software Engineering Conference
(ESEC) and ACM Symposium on the Foundations of Software
  • General Chairman of the 22nd International IEEE Conference on Distributed Computer System
    Programme Committee Chairman of the 3rd International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies ( EC-Web 2002)
  • Programme Committee Chairman of the 1st Eurasian Conference on Advances in Information and Communication Technologies (EURASIAICT)
2002-05 Head of the Austrian Grid-Miner Project funded by the Austrian
National Science Foundation
2003 Member of the Austrian delegation to the United Nations World Summit
on the Information Society (WSIS) and contribution of the ICT
Benchmarking Tool for the United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development for the WSIS
2003 Austrian Delegation Member of the World Summit on Information
Society (WSIS) of the United Nations. Project leader of the Austrian
Contribution of the Online-Webbased Benchmark of IT-Readiness of
UNCTAD-STDEV of the United Nations
2004-07 Member of the Austrian UNESCO Commission’s IFAP Council (Intergovernmental
Council for the Information for All Programme)
  • General Chairman of the European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL 2005)
  • Programme Committee Chairman of the 7th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DAWAK 2005)
1994-now University of Technology’s Coordinator of the ASEA-UNINET (ASEANEU
University Network)
2000-now -Vice-Chairman of the DEXA-Association (Database and
Expert Systems Applications)
2004-now University of Technology Coordinator of the Eurasia-Pacific Network of
the Austrian Universities
2004-now Member of the Board (Senate) of the Christian Doppler Foundation for
the establishment of high-technology transfer labs in Austria
2004-now Director of the Institute for Integrated Studies (IS) for Research,
Teaching, and Development of Technology for People with Special
2006-now Head of the Austrian Industrial Competence Center “Secure Business
Austria” (K-ind Center)
2017 CSO of the Software Competence Center Hagenberg



  • Author/editor of 15 books and more than 150 peer-reviewed papers.
  • Member of IFIP TC8 (Information Systems),
  • Vice-Chairperson of the IFIP Working Group 8.9 (Enterprise Information Systems)
  • Charter Member of the Association of Information Systems
  • Member of professional organisations (IEEE,ACM,GI etc)


  • Felber Gold Medal (The highest honour of the Czech Technical University),
  • ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Recognition of Service Award ,
  • Data Warehousing Excellence Award,
  • Honorary Member of the Society of Cybernetic Studies,
  • Honorary and Visiting Professor of Middlesex University London (since 1996),
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service of the IEEE Computer Society
  • Honorary Chairperson of the International Conference on Very Large Databases 2007