Roland WagnerUniv.Prof. Dr. Roland Wagner (1952-2020)

  • Gründer und langjähriger Vorstand des Forschungsinstitutes für Angewandte Wissensverarbeitung (FAW) an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (JKU) und im Software Park Hagenberg
    Founder and long-standing Head of Institute for Application-oriented Knowledge Processing at JKU and Softwarepark Hagenberg
  • Gründer und Mehrheitseigentümer der FAW GmbH
    Founder and Majority Sharehoder FAW GmbH
  • Mit-Initiator und Förderer der Weiterentwicklung des Softwarepark Hagenberg
    Co-initiator and facilitator/supporter of the development of Softwarepark Hagenberg
  • Gründer und langjähriger Vorstand des Institutes Integriert Studieren an der an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (JKU)
    Founder and long-standing Head of Institute Integriert Studieren (JKU)
  • Gründer und Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender des Kompetenznetzwerkes KI-I
    Founder and Head of Governing Board of Competence Network KI-I
  • Vizepräsident der Österreichischen Computer Gesellschaft OCG)
    Vice-President of the Austrian Computer Society
  • Gründer und langjähriger Vorsitzender der wissenschaftlichen Konferenzen DEXA und ICCHP
    Founder and long-standing chair of the scientific conferences DEXA and ICCHP

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Roland war mit Leib und Seele Wissenschaftler, dem Dienst am Menschen und einer offenen und gleichberechtigten Gesellschaft verpflichtet. Er war und bleibt Inspiration, Mentor, Innovator und Vorbild für alle, die das Privileg hatten, ihn kennen und schätzen zu lernen. Roland ist am 3. Jänner 2020, viel zu früh, für immer von uns gegangen. Unsere Gedanken und unser Mitgefühl sind bei seiner Familie in dieser schweren Stunde.

Roland was scientist with his heart and soul, dedicated to support people and a more open society providing equal chances for everybody. He always has been inspiration, mentor, innovator and role model for all who had the privilege getting to know and respect him. Roland, much too early, passed away on the third of January 2020. Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family during these difficult moments.

Wir vermissen dich, lieber Roland, und sagen lebe wohl!

We miss you, dear Roland, and say goodbye!


I lost a friend

Since our first meeting in Karlsruhe in 1989 we felt a common mission: equal ideas, thoughts and projects directed by a deep responsibility in promoting equal possibilities for people with special needs. I lost a most valuable partner and a great friend.
By Joachim Klaus

Remembrance and Sympathy

University Professor Roland Wagner's strength and dedication will long be remembered. Sincere sympathy to his family and those dear to him.
By Charmaine Mueller Iversen

Dankbar für die Zusammenarbeit

So leid es mir auch tut, dass Roland Wagner uns bereits verlassen hat, so dankbar bin ich auch, dass ich die Möglichkeit hatte, mit ihm in einem Projekt zusammenarbeiten zu dürfen. Danke für das, Roland, was Du für uns getan hast! Mit aufrichtigem Beileid an die Hinterbliebenen, Thomas Haslwanter
By Thomas Haslwanter

My Sincere Sympathy

It is a very sad news. Many Thanks Roland for all of your work done for our society!
By Alireza Darvishy, Zurich University Of Applied Sciences

The Roland Wagner Award

I cannot believe that the Roland Wagner Award was first initiated 18 years ago and now it will become a very fitting way for us all to remember such a special person who crossed the boundaries of his own profession to make such a difference to the world of accessible and assistive technologies and disability. I would also like to add my sincere condolences to his family and friends - take care at this time.
By E.A. Draffan

Sincere Sympathy

Although I did not know Prof Wagner personally, he has inspired me because of his pioneering vision and achievements in the field of inclusive ICT, and particularly through the recognised ICCHP conference. My sincere sympathies to his friends and family.His legacy continues to have impact today and will live on.
By Marian McDonnell, Researcher at, Institute of Art,Design and Technology, Dublin, Ireland

(Former) Director European Commission

Roland was a real leader and highly respected in the field of innovation for persons with disabilities. As Europeans and beyond we are tremendously grateful to him and very sad that you have left us too early.
By Paul Timmers

Sincere Condolences

Although I did not know Prof Wagner personally, I am of course aware of his eminence and achievement in the field of technology and inclusion, and particularly through the founding of ICCHP. My sincere condolences to his friends and family; his work will of course live on.
By Chris Abbott, Emeritus Reader in Assistive Technology, King's College London

Good bye and see you

Er ist uns in vielen Dingen vorausgegangen und hat uns inspiriert. Das bleibt auch, nachdem er die letzte Reise angetreten hat, lebendig. Es ist unser Ansporn weiter zu machen. Wir sind dankbar, halten traurig inne und bleiben weiter dran an seiner Mission, jetzt noch mehr unserem Auftrag. Dear Roland, many thanks, good bye and see you! By Christian Bühler
By Christian Bühler

Sincere Condolences

On the Behalf of Friends of the Disabled Association in Lebanon and personally, we express our sincere condolence, to the family, and disabled community of University Professor Ronald Wagner. May his Soul Rest in Peace
By Moussa Charafeddine MD


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