During lecture time, we have our Lunchtime Seminar each Tuesday from 12.15-12.45. During this seminars, researchers of the Department or invited guest provide us with insights into their research.

Datesort ascending Title Abstract
08.01.2019 Lunchtime Seminar - Machine Understanding for Enterprise Applications

In his talk Prof. Löser will briefly review main drivers for the platform economy and will sketch important implications for the German economy. Later, he will introduce their work on neural text mining for enterprise applications. In particular, he will focus on tasks such as in-database text mining, sentence classification, entity linkage, Hate-speech detection and neural paragraph retrieval. Finally, Prof. Löser will outline latest trends and his ‘bets’ in the area of neural text mining... more

04.12.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Webcam Covering as Planned Behavior

Most of today’s laptops come with an integrated webcam placed above the screen to enable video conferencing. Due to the risk of webcam spying attacks, some laptop users seem to be concerned about their privacy and seek protection by covering the webcam. We are the first to investigate personal characteristics and beliefs of users with and without webcam covers by applying the Theory of Planned Behavior. We record the privacy behavior of 180 users, develop a path model, and... more

27.11.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Thinking about public policy - hard choices and soft advice

This seminar will look at the ways in which economists and others  contribute to public policy debates. How public policy debates are formed, influenced and evaluated.  The seminar will focus on the high technology sector (success as Telecommunications and platforms - although some other issue such as natural capital will be discussed).

One of the issues that will permeate the discussion is the nature of benefits, how these are created (e.g. through innovation) , how these benefits are... more

20.11.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Virtual relationships as patterns of intercorporeal engagements
Abstract:   Technological advances and increased pervasiveness of ICTs have afforded the emergence of distributed and virtual forms of organizing and collaborating. It has been suggested that research on virtual interactions is still missing appropriate understanding of the processes of developing intersubjective relations and social bonding in virtual context. Research in the area has been dominated by polar stances. On one hand, there have been claims for the... more
13.11.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Evolutionary Computing for Problems with Dynamically Changing Constraints

Dynamic problems appear frequently in real-world applications such as logistics for mining and are usually subject to a large set of constraints. These constraints change over time due to changes in resources and having algorithms that can deal with such dynamic changes delivers direct benefit to decision makers. Evolutionary algorithms are well suited for such dynamic problems as they can easily adapt to changing environments. In this talk, I will report on some... more

30.10.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - How many is too many? Effects of Multiple Team Membership on Performance and Creativity

In today’s hyper-competitive and dynamic environment, organizations are called on to deliver faster and higher quality products than ever before. In response to this trend, employees are often concurrently working on multiple project teams that may be comprised of geographically dispersed team members. This work arrangement, which we refer to as Multiple Team Membership (MTM), has advantages in that employees can leverage knowledge across projects and use gaps in time and... more

23.10.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Interorganizational Ambidexterity

The ability to combine exploitation, (i.e. optimizing existing processes and products), and exploration, (i.e. searching for new and innovative approaches towards technology, business processes, or markets), is called ambidexterity and seen as important driver of sustainable economic success. We study, how companies use interorganizational collaboration in order to efficiently balance exploration and exploitation and extend their ambidexterous capabilities in the context... more

16.10.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - The Go-Betweens: Backstage Collaboration Among Community Managers in an Inter-organisational Enterprise Social Network

Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) have become an important part of an organization’s collaboration repertoire. Yet, despite well-known promises for improving collaboration and enabling new ways of working, in many organizations adoption rates have been underwhelming. Given that ESNs are malleable technologies, they require bottom-up sense-making and experimentation to be appropriated. Yet it is not well understood how this process can be facilitated, and how those tasked with facilitation... more

09.10.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Co-Working Spaces, Collaborative Practices and Entrepreneurship

Collaborative work practices are being transformed through the growth of co-working in urban third spaces, makerspaces, fab labs, incubators, accelerators and digital labs. This paper is based on a 2-year project carried out by a network of academics and practitioners interested in new work practices in the collaborative economy, focusing particularly on collaborative workspaces. We concentrate on the relationships between collaboration and these new work practices according to three levels... more

17.07.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - How Much Collaboration? Balancing the Needs for Collaborative and Uninterrupted Work

The proliferation of collaboration platforms in organisations has benefits for knowledge workers in terms of access to knowledge and social resources. However, negative effects, specifically collaborative overload, have only recently been acknowledged and are still rarely considered by companies. Collaborative overload is a multi-faceted construct, which covers downsides, unintended or side-effects of collaboration platforms and their organisational use. In this talk, the phenomenon is... more

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