Professional activities

Industrial experience. In addition to research activities, I have eight years of software development experience in the banking industry, where, at first, I was an application developer (1998 – 2004), then a software project manager (2004 – 2006) actively collaborating on the design and implementation of the very first Automated Teller Machine (ATM) applications, online home banking services, touch screen information boards, and two-factor authentication for banking applications, as of that time.

Teaching experience. I have a short teaching experience as an external lecturer at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule Salzburg), teaching the following MSc courses:

  • “Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Game Theory” (October/ November 2011), and
  • “Game Theory for the Smart Grid” (in July 2013).

Independent expert evaluator. Since 2015, I have been working as an independent expert evaluator and rapporteur, assisting the European Commission in the assessment of research projects of several EU H2020 research programmes, e.g. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).

Participation & (co-)organisation of professional events

  • Vienna CyberSecurity Week 2019, 14 March 2019, at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO), Vienna, Austria. Talk: “Digital Twins for Automotive Cybersecurity Engineering and Validation” at the session “Cyber Security in Industry”. Session description: “Technologies, products and organisations are currently under constant threat of cyber attacks on different levels. Not only does an attack on a digital manufacturing site have consequences for the on-going production, like a stand-still causing delay, but it can also have severe business impact caused by loss of trust by partners, customers, etc. This session covers three talks on different perspectives on the possibilities and implications to secure industrial manufacturing and a final panel discussion.” Online: https://www.energypact.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/VCSW-Conference-Programme_12.pdf For more details: https://violetabehrendt.com/2019/04/10/a-look-back-at-the-vienna-cybersecurity-week-2019/
  • Networking session organisation at the ICT 2018: Imagine Digital, 5 December 2018, at the Austrian Center Vienna. Session “Federated Smart Factory Ecosystem”. Session description: “The objective of this networking session is to promote the idea of establishing a federated smart factory ecosystem in Europe. The session will stimulate a forward-looking collaboration between the manufacturing sector in Europe and the founders of digital manufacturing platforms, to deliver disruptive innovations to industry, offering highly flexible and agile business models. The federation model is well suited to support the coexistence of independent technology platforms with a shared vision of establishing an agile ecosystem. The session will introduce the conceptual federation of 4 platforms currently being developed in the EC funded NIMBLE, COMPOSITION, DIGICOR and vf-OS Factories of the Future (FoF) projects and the ConnectedFactory CSA project. It will highlight how the overlapping and complementary aspects of the 4 platforms can be interlinked through an open and interoperable federation layer. The brief introduction will open the floor for discussions on the overarching factors that hinder the innovative synergy of existing platforms, such as management of IPR, suitable business models, data management, security and privacy, knowledge exchange and reuse, standards, regulatory implications and policy development. The open discussion will help in addressing the pain-points of establishing an open smart factory ecosystem and the suitability of federation model to achieve this vision.” Online: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/events/cf/ict2018/item-display.cfm?id=21708 Video presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6UOt3A5_7U&feature=youtu.be.

Co-chair & Program Committee

  • ARES 2020 (The 15th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security), August 25-28, 2020, University College Dublin, Dublin Ireland.
  • WISI 2020 (Workshop on Industrial Security and IoT), in conjunction to the 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security ARES2020: https://www.ares-conference.eu/workshops/wisi-2020/, August 25-28, 2020, University College Dublin, Dublin Ireland.
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, since 2019
  • Chair at the IFED 2020 workshop on “Digital Platform Ecosystems: From Interoperability to Federation”, Tarbes, France. For more details: https://www.efactory-project.eu/ifed2020-cfp https://www.efactory-project.eu/post/ifed-2020-call-for-papers
  • WISI 2019 (Workshop on Industrial Security and IoT), in conjunction to the 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security ARES2019: https://2019.ares-conference.eu/workshops/wisi-2019/index.html, August 26-29, 2019, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
  • STAF-RPS19, Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations (STAF) Research Project Showcase (RPC) 2019: https://staf2019.win.tue.nl/events/staf-rps19/, July 15-19, 2019, Eindhoven, The Netherland.
  • Co-chair at the Intelligent System 2018 (IS 2018) conference, 26-27 September 2018, Madeira, Portugal.
  • Co-chair at the Workshop on Connected Smart Factories: Showcasing Recent Developments in the Smart Manufacturing Arena, 26-27 September 2018, Madeira, Portugal.
  • IADIS 1st International Conference on Collaborative Technologies 2010, Rome, Italy.
  • 3th International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing, SEMAPRO 2009, October 2009, Malta.
  • 20th International Conference on Databases and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2009, September 2009, Linz, Austria.
  • I-SEMANTICS ’09, International Conference on Semantic Systems, September 2009, Graz, Austria.
  • 2nd World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS 2009) – September 2009, Crete, Greece.
  • IADIS Web Based Communities (WbC 2009) Conference, June 2009, Algarve, Portugal.
  • IADIS Information Systems (IS 2009) Conference, February 2009, Barcelona, Spain.
  • I-SEMANTICS ’08, International Conference on Semantic Systems, September 2008, Graz, Austria.
  • 1st World Summit on the Knowledge Society, September 2008, Athens, Greece.
  • IADIS Web Based Communities (WbC 2008) Conference, July 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • IADIS Web Based Communities (WbC 2007) Conference, February 2007, Salamanca, Spain.
  • IADIS Web Based Communities (WbC 2006) Conference, February 2006, San Sebastian, Spain.
  • 17th IRMA 2006 International Conference (Information Resources Management Association), May 2006, Washington, D.C., USA.IEEE Transactions on Industrial InformaticsWISI 2019 (Workshop on Industrial Security and IoT), in conjunction to the 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security 2019 (ARES2019): https://www.ares-conference.eu/workshops/wisi-2019/, August 26-29, 2019, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
  • STAF-RPS19, Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations (STAF) Research Project Showcase (RPC) 2019: https://staf2019.win.tue.nl/events/staf-rps19/, July 15-19, 2019, Eindhoven, The Netherland.
  • Co-chair at the Intelligent System 2018 (IS 2018) conference, 26-27 September 2018, Madeira, Portugal.
  • Co-chair at the Workshop on Connected Smart Factories: Showcasing Recent Developments in the Smart Manufacturing Arena, 26-27 September 2018, Madeira, Portugal.
  • IADIS 1st International Conference on Collaborative Technologies 2010, Rome, Italy.
  • 3th International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing, SEMAPRO 2009, October 2009, Malta.
  • 20th International Conference on Databases and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2009, September 2009, Linz, Austria.
  • I-SEMANTICS ’09, International Conference on Semantic Systems, September 2009, Graz, Austria.
  • 2nd World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS 2009) – September 2009, Crete, Greece.
  • IADIS Web Based Communities (WbC 2009) Conference, June 2009, Algarve, Portugal.
  • IADIS Information Systems (IS 2009) Conference, February 2009, Barcelona, Spain.
  • I-SEMANTICS ’08, International Conference on Semantic Systems, September 2008, Graz, Austria.
  • 1st World Summit on the Knowledge Society, September 2008, Athens, Greece.
  • IADIS Web Based Communities (WbC 2008) Conference, July 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • IADIS Web Based Communities (WbC 2007) Conference, February 2007, Salamanca, Spain.
  • IADIS Web Based Communities (WbC 2006) Conference, February 2006, San Sebastian, Spain.
  • 17th IRMA 2006 International Conference (Information Resources Management Association), May 2006, Washington, D.C., USA.