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
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

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

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

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

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


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?

02.02.2016 Lunchtime Seminar

SPEAKER: Prof. Dr. Tilo Böhmann, University of Hamburg

TOPIC: Service Systems Engineering - The contribution of information systems research to advancing digital services

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

26.01.2016 Lunchtime Seminar

IS research is struggling with irrelevance. There is a huge gap between the development of novel and innovative IT tools on the one hand, and rigorous scientific methods on the other hand. Conferences and journals are filled with empirical studies that are well-executed but lack practical relevance and often even provide rather limited theoretical knowledge. At the same time, researchers developing IT artifacts often face well-justified critique concerning the scientific rigor in developing... more

19.01.2016 Dr. Alexander Simons, Dr. Markus Weinmann, Dr. Stefan Fleischer, Isabell Wohlgenannt: Sid Meier’s Civilization: Can this video game predict job performance?

Civilization is a popular series of turn-based strategy video games. The game is broad, so it confronts players with high complexity. Dealing with this complexity requires good analytical skills (e.g., organization and planning), but in the multiplayer mode, interpersonal skills (e.g., negotiation and communication) are likewise important. These and similar skills are also relevant in the job market, especially for managerial positions, so the question arises whether Civilization can predict... more