University of Vienna,
A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Vienna, the capital of Austria, situated in Central Europe was the residence of Habsburg emperors until 1918. Now turned into a 2 million habitant metropolis associating modern business life with cultural treasures, Vienna developed within the last years as one of the most important European conference centres. With a busy cultural calendar and numerous sights Vienna is a year-round destination.
The University of Vienna was founded in 1365 by Duke Rudolf IV and is therefore one of the oldest universities in Europe. The University is proud of having been the home of several Nobel Prize Laureats. 63,000 students from 130 countries are currently enrolled at the University which offers more than 135 Bachelor, Master, Diploma and Doctoral programmes in the fields of study covered by its Faculties. Research and education at the University of Vienna encompasses a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines, ranging from theology, jurisprudence, economics, computer science, to the humanities and to the social and natural sciences. The Institute for Knowledge and Business Engineering (IKBE) belongs to the Faculty of Computer Science, which is one of 15 faculties at the University of Vienna and the principal centre for teaching and research in computer science and business informatics in Austria. The IKBE focuses its research and teaching activities mainly in the fields “Knowledge Processing and Knowledge Management” and “Meta-Modelling and Business Process Management”. Having an extensive experience in conference organization the IKBE looks forward welcoming the participants of KSEM’2009 in Vienna.