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FAW was initiated by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Roland Wagner as a Research Institute of the Johannes Kepler University Linz.

Since February 1992 FAW has been located at the Johannes Kepler University Linz and at the Softwarepark Hagenberg 25 km north-east of Linz (Upper Austria).

In 1997 the research institute was integrated into the organisation of the university and is now an institute of the Johannes Kepler University Linz.

The major domains of its education, research and development work are:

  • Intelligent Information Systems
  • Integrated Information Systems
  • Semantic Information Integration, Ontologies
  • Semantic Web
  • Knowledge-centered Systems
  • Web Engineering
  • Information Engineering, Data Modeling
  • Data Mining, Text Mining
  • Data Quality in Information Systems
  • Business Intelligence, Data Warehouses
  • Decision Support
  • Process-Aware Information Systems
  • E-Business Systems

Since its foundation application orientation is an important attribute of FAW’s work. More than hundred projects with partners from research and industry have been finished successfully. These cooperations are the basis for an extensive research work at FAW and practice-oriented teaching at the University.

Since 1990 FAW is co-organising the annual international conference event DEXA (Database and Expert Systems Application) which has grown to a world wide well accepted point for publishing and sharing newest research and development result.

Since 1999 FAW is academic partner of the SCCH.

In 2005 FAW GmbH was founded - a spin-off company in the Softwarepark Hagenberg that closes the gap between research results (among others coming from FAW-Institute) and their successful application in industry, administration and education.