Direkt zum Inhalt
Symbolfoto: Das AIT ist Österreichs größte außeruniversitäre Forschungseinrichtung

Researcher Profile

Dr. Joachim Klerx

Dr. Joachim Klerx




Innovation Systems & Policy

Competence Unit

Innovation Systems & Policy


Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: Innovation Policy and Transformation

Main Research: Foresight and Horizon Scanning


Dr. Joachim Klerx works in the field of political information systems and horizon scanning for more than 15 years at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). His main focus of research is currently in the management of innovative networks in foresight and horizon scanning centers. He uses methods from the field of data mining (e.g. topic mining and emotion mining) and artificial intelligence, to develop intelligent software agents for information management. In a variety of national and international research projects, he has developed, among other things, a policy information system to manage the innovation system of the Vienna Region, intelligent "screening agents" to search for weak signals on the Internet and information retrieval agents to identify new threats to society on the Internet. In projects such as CONCERTO PLUS and the European foresight platform (EFP), Joachim Klerx directed the establishment and operation of major platforms for knowledge management in these networks.
Currently he is involved in the following research activities:
• Organizing a knowledge exchange network for security research (Inno4Sec)
• Setting up a horizon scanning center for cyber security with the Austrian Armed Forces
• Doing research on de-anonymizing transactions with virtual currencies, with dark net mining and social network analysis (BITCRIME)
• Setting up a test bed for future innovation in crisis and disaster management in Europe (DRIVER)
• And developing big data methods for automatic horizon scanning

  • 1998-1999: Researcher
    Institute for Industrial Research / Austria
  • 1999-2003: Indepandent Researcher
    Austrian Research Institut / Austria
  • 2003-: Scientist
    Austrian Institute of Technology / Austria
  • 2013-: Visiting Researcher
    National Defence Academy / Austria
  • 1999: ARC Ph.D. fellowship


  • Future-oriented activities as a concept for improved disaster risk management
    Author(s): Aubrecht Christoph1, Özceylan Aubrecht Dilek, Klerx Joachim, Freire Sérgio
    Journal: Disaster Advances (2013)
  • Knowledge Development and Horizon Scanning for Strategic Longterm Planning in Cyber Security
    Author(s): Göllner, J., Klerx, J., Mak, K
    Journal: Security and Defence Quarterly, Journal, Central European Forum on Military Education CEFME (2015)
  • all;
    Knowledge Management in the Austrian Armed Service, Foresight in strategic long term planning

    Author(s): Johannes Göllner, Joachim Klerx, Klaus Mak
    Publisher: Publication of the National Defence Academy; 2015
    Series: ; No. 5/2015
  • Horizon Scanning for emerging risks in supply chain systems;
    Book of Abstracts EMCSR 2014

    Author(s): Klerx, J., Göllner, J, Mak, Klaus
    Publisher: ; 2014; ISSN: 2227-7803
    Series: ; European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research
  • Social Media Information Analysis for Crisis and Disaster Management,
    Author(s): Hermann Huber, Georg Neubauer, Andrea Nowak, Joachim Klerx, Bettina Jager, Klaus Mak, Christian Meurers
  • Cloud Computing - Tracking this Emerging Phenomenon
    Author(s): Hörlesberger, M., Klerx, J
    Conference . Technology and the Global Challenges: Security, Energy, Water, and the Environment - Conference Proceedings, Florida

Further Information