Application-oriented research in the field of software

Partner for industry and science

As one of the largest independent research centers in Austria in the field of software, Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH) plays a harbinger role for software-related technological research and development trends.

Software Competence Center Hagenberg was founded by five departments of Johannes Kepler University Linz (Prof. Buchberger (RISC), Prof. Pomberger (Institute for Business Informatics), Prof. Klement (Institute for Knowledge-Based Mathematical Systems; Fuzzy Logic Laboratory Linz-Hagenberg), Prof. Wagner (FAW Institute for Application-Oriented Knowledge Processing) and Prof. Engl (Institute for Industrial Mathematics)) in July 1999 in the realm of the K plus competence program

Software Engineer (m/f)


We are looking for an enthusiastic junior software engineer with curiosity and interest in challenging tasks to join our innovative team in the area of Software Analytics and Evolution (SAE).

Big / Stream Data Processing

  • Secure and Efficient Distributed Algorithms for Big Data
  • Heterogeneous Online Transfer Learning
  • Data Quality and Data and Model Management

Smart Data Discovery

  • Structure Learning
  • Causal Discovery
  • Trustworthy, Interpretable Models
  • Integration of Event / Log Data


Fault Detection and Identification

  • Fast (Online) Algorithms that Learn Partial System Models
  • Fault Detection and Prediction
  • Optimal Maintenance

Predictive Analytics and Optimization

  • Transfer Learning
  • Online Transfer Learning
  • Optimization and Control of Complex Tasks

Artificial Intelligence and Digitization

Deep learning in industry

In the course of the digital transformation, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are suddenly on everyone's lips. Systems that learn independently from large amounts of data are reality. On November 16th, the Future Network Event will show you how these technologies can be used in a way that will benefit your bottom line. Speakers from SCCH will inform about the latest developments.

CfP: VST 2018

2nd Workshop on Validation, Analysis and Evolution of Software Tests

VST 2018 is an unique event bringing together academics, industrial researchers, and practitioners for exchanging experiences, solutions and new ideas in applying methods, techniques and tools from software analysis, evolution and reengineering to advance the state of the art in test development and maintenance.

International Conference on Learning Representations

Joint paper presented

The Data Analysis Systems (DAS) group and the FLLL of the Johannes Kepler University Linz cooperate in the field of  dissertations. The paper on Machine Learing/Deep Learning, which was presented at the ICLR 2017, originates from this cooperation.

Automotive Computing

What are the challenges that mobility of the future poses for security?

The 3rd event on the subject of automotive computing will take place in the Softwarepark Hagenberg on November 14th. Modern vehicles are increasingly developing into highly complex, mobile IT systems. New, smart features are constantly being added to the range of autonomous vehicles. Get to know safety-relevant aspects at the event.

New COMET partners

In the project proKNOW

Greiner Packaging and P&T Connected are the new partners in the proKNOW project, which is concerned with gaining knowledge from industrial processes.  The goal is to develop and adapt methods for fusion and evaluation of data from different sources (sensors, raw material parameters, etc.) and to support detailed process analysis and optimization in industrial applications.

Machine learning - the entrance!

Data are the raw material of the 21st century

Google, Facebook, Netflix or Amazon are already relying on machine learning. These technologies can also be used in a broad range of industrial environments - but companies are reluctant to do so. It is important not to lose any time, as a look at the state of the art reveals. The SCCH experts and a COMET partner in the current issue of "Computer & Automation" explain what is important.

Forum Mechatronics

Digital transformation in the production

From 27. to 28. September, the International Forum Mechatronics takes place in Linz, Austria. The focus is on current trends and challenges in a digitized production of the future as well as the importance of mechatronics for the development and realization of innovative machines and systems or automated production systems. The SCCH presents Augmented Reality applications and fields of application of Predictive Maintenance.

Successful participation

SCCH team at the M8000

The team competition "Mühlviertel 8000" brought together athletes from eight different nations. Congratulations - in 11 hours and 13 minutes the SCCH team reached the aim in Freistadt.