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LIT Breakfast Briefing

Otmar Ertl, PhD. (Reseacher at Dynatrace) and Laura Moradbakhti, MSc.(LIT Robopsychology Lab)

[Translate to Englisch:] LIT Breakfast Briefing

Our LIT Breakfast Briefings feature outstanding and impressive JKU researchers who talk to the scientific community about findings from their current research.

We present two topics and discussions in 30-minute sessions.

Date: June 14, 2022 8.30 am
Location: LIT Open Innovation Center, OIC Stufenforum AND via ZOOM, opens an external URL in a new window


  • Otmar Ertl, PhD. (Reseacher at Dynatrace)

Title: Consistent Trace Sampling


Dynatrace allows the collection of so-called traces through IT systems, which are useful for debugging and failure analysis. Traces are composed of data fragments recorded by many independent agents (sensors) that are automatically placed throughout the monitored system. Due to resource constraints, often not all trace data can be collected. In this talk, we will explain how the sampling decisions of different agents can be coordinated with minimal communication overhead to maximize the number of traces for which all fragments are present.

  • Laura Moradbakhti, MSc.(LIT Robopsychology Lab)

Title: Basic Psychological Needs and Technology Design 


My research focuses on technology design factors that positively influence users’ basic psychological needs. According to the Basic Psychological Needs Theory, the satisfaction of our basic psychological needs is necessary for autonomous motivation: if our needs, namely autonomy (desire to have control over our actions), competence (innate desire to experience mastery) and relatedness (desire to care for others and be cared for in return) are fulfilled, we are motivated to engage in a task. If the needs are not fulfilled, our well-being is negatively affected. In the past, basic psychological needs were measured to explain motivation for task engagement in the workplace, education and sport sector but there is little research drawing a link to technology usage and interaction. However, especially with the growing use of technologies in our daily lives, their increasing autonomy and competence in executing tasks, and their role in virtual communication, it is crucial to assess users’ need satisfaction to ensure their well-being when interacting with technologies. I will present my research addressing design factors, individual differences in need satisfaction, and the importance of basic psychological needs for technology acceptance.

(Das LIT Breakfast Briefing wird in englischer Sprache abgehalten./The LIT Breakfast Briefing will be held in English.)

Join via Zoom:

https://jku.zoom.us/j/95643990855?pwd=aEJXaStHZmtGejN1S2JSc0I3UWliQT09, opens an external URL in a new window

Meeting-ID: 956 4399 0855
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Coffee and Croissants provided! :)

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We look forward to seeing you there!


Time & date

June 14, 2022

08:30 - 09:00 AM

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OIC Stufenforum, LIT Open Innovation Center, ground floor


JKU, Altenberger Str. 69, 4040 Linz