Siegfried’s research interests are in web engineering, hypermedia systems and information architectures.
Siegfried received his MSc in applied computer science from Johannes Kepler University Linz (1992) and a PhD in computer science and economics from the University of Vienna (1995). From 1996 – 1999 he joined the Multimedia Research Group at University of Southampton (UK) as a post-doc and lecturer mainly working on interoperability of distributed open hypermedia systems and the application of software agents for navigating information spaces. From 2000 to 2003 he was head of SunTREC Salzburg, a research centre initiated by Sun Microsystems and Salzburg Research in the area of middleware frameworks for Web-based applications, including mobile applications using the Java platform. Since 2003 he is managing director and head of Salzburg Research, the research institute of the county of Salzburg.
Siegfried has published over 80 international papers and has served as referee for many journals, conferences and workshops. He has been involved in several European and national research projects. He is a member of ACM, IEEE and the Austrian Computer Society OCG.