Our Mission

The Embedded Systems Lab Hagenberg stands for application-focused research in the field of intelligent hardware/software systems. We see ourselves as a link between scientific research and application-oriented product development. By transforming the latest scientific results, technologies, and concepts to applied research, we enable our industrial partners to achieve technological advantages with low risk on their side.
Our research work is made possible by the support of European and Austrian funding agencies as well as by contracted research from innovative companies. Technologically, we focus on the topics Embedded Systems, Internet of Things, Cyber-physical Systems, Networking, Security, Real-time Applications and Electronic Design Automation.

Research Areas

Embedded Systems Lab

The Embedded Systems Lab was founded in 2005 by FH-Prof. Dr. Josef Langer. Our main focus during the first seven years was research on hardware and software for Near Field Communication (NFC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). Since 2011, the Lab has been working together with FH-Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Brachtendorf, who extended the work with his research areas Electronic Design Automation and Signal Processing. Since 2012, the Embedded Systems Lab has also been working intensively on concepts for Internet of Things and Cyber-physical applications. Since 2005, more than 5 million EUR of public research funds have been invested in research projects of the Embedded Systems Lab.

Research Group Leaders

FH-Prof. DI Mag. Dr.
Josef Langer


FH-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.
Hans-Georg Brachtendorf