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LIT Breakfast Briefing

Prof. Stefan Rass and Dr.in Karin Fazeni-Fraisl

[Translate to Englisch:] LIT Breakfast Briefing

Introduction to cutting-edge research currently being conducted at the JKU.

Our new LIT Breakfast Briefings not only provide a brief introduction to cutting-edge research currently being conducted at the JKU, but also take a look at the potential to apply key research developments to address real-world problems. Two topics – 30 minutes. And coffee is included!

December 7, 2021, 8:30 – 9:00 AM, online.


  • Stefan Rass (Secure Systems)

Title: Security as a Game

Abstract: Security is an endless battle of wits with competingly creative minds pondering about defenses and how to break them. Mathematical game theory deals with non-cooperative situations, such as we naturally find everywhere in the security area. This talk is a teaser on how data protection is expressible as a mathematical game, and why cryptography is necessary, but not sufficient, to protect us. We cannot achieve the absence of attacks, but we can play games to avoid becoming easy victims. The connection of game theory and security can be mutually inspiring, since as much as game theory can help with security, security in turn delivers new challenges and questions for game- and decision theory. The combination of the two is a powerful tool to combat contemporary cyber-attacks.

  • Karin Fazeni-Fraisl (Energieinstitut)

Title: Development of Innovative Value Chain Approaches for Optimum Utilization of Synergies between Plastics Recycling and the Energy System

Abstract: Changing political requirements pose new challenges in the way we manage waste and recycle plastic waste. This waste is indeed a valuable resource for both material and energy use whereby expanding the way we use material may possibly affect its utilization as an energy source in the long run. When making system changes in plastics recycling, we need to consider the impact on the energy system as this is currently the goal in terms of significantly increased recycling targets. This is where SynERecy comes in, analyzing existing and potential future sources and sinks of plastic waste in Upper Austria as well as identifying emerging trade-offs between waste management, material recycling, and the energy system. In order to avoid target conflicts, SynERecy develops scenarios for the future design of the value chains of plastics recycling and evaluates them with regard to their impact on carbon footprint, energy and resource efficiency, and economic viability. This research project explores the regional plastic waste flows in Upper Austria.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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December 07, 2021

08:30 - 09:00 AM

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