The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano was founded in 1997 as a multilingual, internationally oriented institution.
A public competition for the allocation of PhD positions in the Faculty of Computer Science is announced, for 10 places, of which 6 places will be covered by grants. The PhD Programme lasts three years and the official language of the programme is English.
PhD students are expected to work full-time on their research. During the PhD, it is advisable to spend a period of 6-12 months at a national or international research center.
Candidates are strongly advised to contact their desired research centers at the Faculty of Computer Science before applying. This way, they can obtain a clear idea of the specific research carried out at the Faculty. It is expected that students are able to write and speak fluently in English.
The Selection Committee selects PhD students based on a comparative assessment of the qualification of applicants, taking into account also feedback from potential supervisors, especially those who have grants available to support the PhD students, and determines the winners based on the merits of each candidate. The Selection Committee also selects those candidates who are qualified to start a PhD program at the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, but who cannot be admitted for lack of space. Should a selected winner not accept the position, such candidates will be next in line for the position.
The application must be complete by 13 September 2013, 12:00 a.m.
- Logic based languages for knowledge representation
- Intelligent database access
- Foundations of controlled natural language
- Temporal aspects of data and knowledge representation
- Extending database technologies
- Management and analysis of large data sets
- Temporal data models and databases
- Data evolution and integration
- Approximation techniques for large databases
- Machine learning techniques for searching and selecting information
- Agile methodologies, lean management, and open source
- Measurement and assurance of software quality, reliability and development
- Distributed computing and distributed service-oriented architectures
- Information technology and business alignment
- Component-based development and reuse of software
- Cooperative systems and interoperability of software
The doctoral works treat topics from the three research areas that develop from the ongoing work of the groups.
The following list contains possible topics for doctoral work:
- Data-centric business processes
- Data Quality for Linked Open Data
- Process-Aware Business Intelligence
- Management of Business Processes and Data
- Graph-structured Data Management
- Knowledge driven information access
- Databases and Ontologies
- Game-based technology-enhanced learning
- Semantic interoperability in distributed environments
- Query processing in Ontology-based systems
- Knowledge discovery in bioinformatics
- Efficient querying of data under temporal constraints
- Conceptual modeling and reasoning with temporal information
- Optimizing a sequence of recommendations
- Lifestyle change enforcement and support
- Analysis and similarity search in time series data
- Efficient OLAP over very large temporal datasets
- Extending Database Systems with Similarity Operators
- Robust query optimization for database management systems
- Itinerary planning for tourist applications
- Methodologies in Computer Science Education
- Software Measurement
- Agile and lean software development methods
- Innovation in software business
- Software estimating and performance measurement
- Mobile Software Engineering
- Software measurement of open source systems
- Software Reliability
- Internet-based Software Engineering
- Energy-aware software systems
- Open source Software Engineering