em. o. Univ.-Prof. Dipl-Ing. Dr. Gerhard CHROUST, M.S(USA)


Institute for Telecooperation,  Johannes Kepler Univ.Linz

IFSR (Int. Federation for Systems Research)


Maria Enzersdorf, Austria





Current Research Interests

Representation and Enactment of Software Process Models

Disaster Management

Cultural Differences and Human Aspects of System Development

Systems Engineering

Software Engineering

PL/I Migration

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Available Lectures/Seminars -> listing , -> listing-pdf

Participation in selected Projects-> listing 

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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Scientific Functions:

International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR), Secretary General

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

IFSR Newsletter, Editor-in-Chief

International Academy of Cybernetic and Systems Studies (IASCYS), Member

Austrian Computer Society (OCG), Member of the Board

Austrian Society for Informatics (ÖGI): Honorary Member, President (2002-2009)

The Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Sciences (BCSSS): Honorary Member

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

Participant: Linkedin, ResearchGate


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Academic Publications  -> listing

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Short Curriculum Vitae:      -> short cv      -> long

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, JKU: Software Engineering, Process Models and Environments, Computer Assisted Cooperative Work, Systems Theory, Human and Cultural Aspects of Systems Engineering

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

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

since 2007    Professor emeritus:  Process Models and their Enactment, Systems Science, Human and Cultural Aspects of Systems Engineering, Disaster Management


·         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)


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