NFB Migration

Inclusion and exclusion practices in the context of flight migration. Subject positioning in the arrival process.


The project "TerminalOnRail2" examines the technical possibilities of a rail based feeder system for airports based on already existing infrastructure.

Inclusion of refugees in Lower Austria

This research project is conducted at the Ilse Arlt Institute for Social Inclusion Research and it is part of the cross-institutional research network FIRST (Forschungsnetzwerk Interdisziplinäre Regi...

Biographies of Eating

The project aims at regaining a social work perspective on malnutrition and how it influences social inclusion.

Guideline for the dialogue with relatives

Caring for relatives is a common reality. A new guideline is developed to support carers better in challenging situations

Youth Study Pielachtal

Investigating and analysing the realities young people’s life in the Pielachtal region to design forward-looking measures that open up new perspectives for young people.

Gender-sensitive multisensory rail vehicle

The project aims at developing a catalogue of requirements for a general increase in attractiveness of public transport with particular focus on gender-appropriated design of rail vehicles.

Inclusive housing project Diakonie

Inclusive housing projects are the future. But what does it take for such concepts to work and deliver what they promise?


Michelberger, F., & Blauensteiner, B. (2018). Consideration of Gender and Diversity Aspects in the Design of Interiors of Rail Vehicles. In Proceedings of 22nd International Scientific Conference Transport Means 2018 (pp. 1316–1320). Lithuania.
Rottermanner, G., Judmaier, P., Aeraky, S. E., Gradl, C., & Sommer, S. (2018). Brelomate: A Multiscreen Communication and Gaming Platform to Enhance Social Inclusion. In Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 928–931). New York, NY, USA: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3240167.3240229
Panzera, N., & Rüger, B. (2018). Haltezeit bei hochrangigen innerstädtischen Verkehrsmitteln – Einflussfaktoren und Optimierungspotenziale. ETR - Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau Mit ETR Austria, (Juni/2018), 72–77.
Dietrich, B., & Rüger, B. (2018). Bahnreisen mit Familie – Anforderungen an die Mobilitätskette. ETR - Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau Mit ETR Austria, (Juni/2018), 14–18.
Rüger, B., & Albl, C. (2018). Terminal On Rail - Air Baggage drop off during train ride to the airport. In Proceedings of 7th Transport Research Arena TRA 2018. Vienna.
Rüger, B., & Albl, C. (2018). Innovative baggage drop off for intermodal air-rail trips. Presented at the 5th International Conference on Road and Rail Infrastructure, Zadar.
Rüger, B., & Eigner, T. (2018). Platform infrastructure – influence on passenger behaviour. Presented at the 5th International Conference on Road and Rail Infrastructure, Zadar.
Doppler, J., Gradl, C., Sommer, S., & Rottermanner, G. (2018). Improving User Engagement and Social Participation of Elderly People Through a TV and Tablet-Based Communication and Entertainment Platform. In K. Miesenberger & G. Kouroupetroglou (Eds.), Computers Helping People with Special Needs (pp. 365–373). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Rüger, B. (2017, June). Influence of passenger behaviour on railway-station infrastructure. Presented at the RailNewcastle 2017 conference, Newcastle.
Rottermanner, G., Sommer, S., Gradl, C., Freisleben-Teutscher, C. F., Judmaier, P., Pflegerl, J., & Doppler, J. (2017). BRELOMATE 2: Die Spiele- und Kommunikationsplattform gegen soziale Isolation. In Umgebungsunterstütztes Leben - Beiträge zum Usability Day XV (pp. 48–53). Dornbirn: Pabst Science Publishers.