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 descending Title Abstract
02.02.2016 Lunchtime Seminar

The digital transformation of technology and society creates abundant opportunities for novel service systems. Service systems are complex socio-technical systems that enable value co-creation. Service systems engineering (SSE) calls for research on evidence-based design knowledge for such systems that permeate our society. Information systems research is ideally positioned to contribute significantly to trans-disciplinary research in this area through (action) design research or the... more

09.02.2016 Lunchtime Seminar

In order to understand how to design for a humanitarian model of operating, we interviewed over 100 practitioners in 6 countries to answers these questions:

- What are successful Red Cross preparedness practitioners already doing that works?

- How can the organization better support their information needs in what they are already doing?

09.02.2016 Lunchtime Seminar

SPEAKER: Robin E. Mays, University of Washington, USA


TOPIC: Valuing What Works: Success Factors in Disaster Preparedness – A Human-Centered Approach to Designing Systems for Humanitarian Practitioners


 

03.05.2016 Lunchtime Seminar - The paradoxical relationship between journalism and its audience - or: How to make sense of user-generated content?

As part of the larger transformation of public communication in the digital age, professional journalists are faced with an increasing amount of audience feedback, e.g. in forums, comments sections, and social media. In pre‐digital times, conversations among audience members about mass media content remained largely invisible to journalists, with the exception of letters or calls to the editor. Today, the conversations of “the people formerly known as the audience” (Jay Rosen) are becoming... more

24.05.2016 Lunchtime - Christian Remfert (Universität Münster)

IT Service Management (ITSM) is an IT management paradigm highly recognized and widely used in practice. The paradigm is promoted by international industry standards and frameworks, the most prominent one being the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). As such, ITSM has also attracted more and more interest from academia since the turn of the century. Despite its widespread adoption in practice and extant research, there is still much ambiguity surrounding the concept of an... more

07.06.2016 Lunchtime Seminar - Dr. Rainer Hoffmann (EnBW)

As a consequence of the German energy transformation, energy markets are significantly affected by solar and wind power. Since renewable feed-in can only be predicted several days ahead with increasing quality as less time remains, short term power markets gain importance. Optimizing flexible assets in short term markets is a highly complex task since mathematical, technical and process-related challenges have to be considered. This talk will give an overview on the existing short term... more

21.06.2016 Lunchtime Seminar - Prof. Dr. Thomas Bäck und Prof. Dr. Aske Plaat (Universität Leiden)

Data science and optimization are core research areas at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science since the formation of the institute 20 years ago. Only recently, industry has also become aware of the huge potential of the corresponding technologies for solving relevant business problems. In this presentation, we will give an overview of some of the data science and optimization research and applications at LIACS. Some of our current algorithm development work will be explained... more

05.07.2016 Lunchtime Seminar - Tanja Merfeld (Universität Münster)

Electric vehicles have received significant attention as an eco-friendly alternative to conventional vehicles with combustion engines. In order to achieve the goal of one million electric cars on the road by 2020, the German federal government recently announced a buyer’s premium of €4000. However, most customers will make their buying decisions for electric cars depending on the long term financial benefits of e-car ownership. E-vehicle services are a potential source of financial benefits... more

12.07.2016 Lunchtime Seminar - Prof. Mark Haselkorn (University of Washington/Seattle)

What is state-of-the-art technology innovation?  Why does so much depend on the evolving relationship between human-centered designers and software developers?  How is this evolving relationship changing our basic notions of technology design, particularly the design of complex systems?  What about the equally critical roles of other key stakeholders such as end users, project sponsors, and technology administrators—how do they fit into the equation?  How will the roles and skills of... more

18.10.2016 Lunchtime Seminar - Prof. Donncha Kavanagh (University College Dublin)

Bitcoin—and cryptocurrencies more generally—is an important and distinctive digital infrastructure that warrants substantive study by students of information systems.  In this seminar, the Bitcoin system will be briefly described and the particular methodological challenges involved in studying the phenomenon are also discussed.