em. o. Univ.-Prof. Dipl-Ing. Dr.


Institute for Telecooperation,

Johannes Kepler Univ.Linz








Current Research Interests

Cultural Human Aspects of System Development

Formal Methods, Definitions  and Programming Languages

Systems Theory  

Disaster Management

Humans,  Society and ICT

Architectural Alternatives in Systems Design


š List of Key Publications (current and past research)   


 š List of all publications (by publication date)

š List of availabel Lectures and Seminars

Past Research Interests

Software Processes: Models and Encactment, Improvement, Suppport


Microprogramming, Firmware


Selected Past Projects

šList of  (current and past ) key Research Projects


Academic Work

( list of academic submissions



Scientific Functions:

Board Member:  Austrian Computer Society (OCG)

Fellow: International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR)

Editor-in-Chief: Book Series Informatik, Trauner Publishers

Academician: International Academy of Cybernetic and Systems Studies (IASCYS)

Honorary Member: The Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Sciences (BCSSS), Austrian Society for Informatics (ÖGI),  B.S.Lab.

 Member: ACM, ACM Sigsoft, ADV, CMG-AE, GI, GI-FB WI-VM,  IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, ISSS, OCG, OeSGK, GI-AK-SEU, Pro-IT, WCSA

Social Media:  Linkedin, ResearchGate


Authored Books:

·         G. Chroust: Mikroprogrammierung und Rechnerentwurf, Oldenbourg 1989. 

·         G. Chroust: Modelle der Software-Entwicklung – Vorgehensmodellen, Oldenbourg 1992.

·         G. Chroust et. al.: The SPIRE Handbook - Better, Faster, Cheaper - Software Development, CSE 1998


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Short Curriculum Vitae:      šdetailed CV

1959-1964   Techn. Univ. Vienna , Austria: Diplom-Ingenieur (Electrical Engineering)

1964 -1965 Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA:  Master of Science (Computer Science)

1966-1991 IBM Laboratory Vienna: Research & Development :  (Programming Languages, PL/I, Formal Definition of Programming Languages, Vienna Definition Language, Software Engineering Environments – ADPS, Compiler Construction)

1975   Technical University Vienna, Austria:  PhD (Computer Science)

1980   Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU), Austria:  Habilitation (Computer Science)

1992 -2007  Professor for Systems Engineering und Automation  at JKU: Software Engineering, Process Models and Environments, Systems Theory, Human and Cultural Aspects of Systems Engineering

since 1993 (annually) General Co-Chair of the IDIMT Conferences

1994 -2018 (biennally) General Co-Chair of the Fuschl/IFSR Conversation

since 2007  Professor emeritus of the Johannes Kepler University Linz



·         Silbernes Ehrenzeichen des Landes Oberösterreich (2009)

·         Austrian Standards Institute: Bronce Medal (1980)

·         Honorary Member: ÖGI (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Informatik, 2009)

·         Honorary Member: BCSSS (Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Sciences, 2015)


Publications about Gerhard Chroust:


c-š> List of publications about G. Chroust