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
01.06.2021 RISE_SMA - Social Media Analytics for Society and Crisis Communication

In this talk, Stefan shares insights about the EU project "RISE_SMA - Social Media Analytics for Society and Crisis Communication". The project involves ERCIS partners from Germany, The Netherlands, Norway and Australia.

18.05.2021 Artificial Intelligence for a Better Future – An Ecosystem Perspective on the Ethics of AI and Emerging Digital Technologies

Smart information systems (SIS), those systems that incorporate artificial intelligence techniques, in particular machine learning and big data analytics, are widely expected to have a significant impact on our world. They raise significant hopes, for example to better understand and cure diseases, to revolutionize transport, to optimize business processes or reduce carbon emissions. At the same time, they raise many ethical and social concerns, ranging from worries about biases and... more

11.05.2021 Disinformation from the regulator’s perspective: The role of algorithms

Disinformation is changing its face. The foreign and artificial element gets more concealed, and with the involvement of domestic authors, contributors and amplifiers, the manipulative content gradually takes root within the national public discourse of the receiving state. Often, the content is not even factually false, but primarily polarising and manipulative in nature. Often the manipulative or false content is spread by persons of political authority whose right to freedom of expression... more

04.05.2021 Information Warfare in the Financial Domain: Problems and a few Solutions

Disinformation and manipulation campaigns are frequently carried out on social media with the aim to mislead and to influence online crowds. In order to be successful, each campaign must spread to and “infect” a large number of users. This often mandates large coordinated efforts, as well as the use of bot and troll armies, for the campaign to obtain significant outreach, to exert influence, and to have an impact.

27.04.2021 Business Model Design in Process Industries: Recent Trends and Future Research

In this lunchtime seminar, Stephan speaks about his recent research on business models and discuss how digital technologies fundamentally change how firms in process industries, such as chemicals and pharmaceuticals, create, deliver, and capture value in concert with transaction partners.

20.04.2021 The inevitability of misclassification in media recommender systems

The abundance of user generated or user submitted media content on modern social media platforms makes algorithmic curation of content more or less inevitable. The precise principles governing the recommender systems are usually opaque, but the goals behind the optimiziation process are transparent: Factors like engagement, dwell time or watch time are optimized for because these measures translate into monetizable usage time, thus directly affecting the financial bottom line of said... more

13.04.2021 The New Logic of Design: Autonomous Design Tools and Video Game Production

In this lunchtime talk, Stefan Seidel speaks about a stream of research that investigates how autonomous design tools shape the nature of design work. These tools generate outcomes with little or no user intervention and produce designs of unprecedented complexity and originality. They fundamentally revamp how organizations will design and innovate in future. Stefan will highlight (1) the relevance of this emergent phenomenon, (2) conceptual lenses to study this phenomenon, and (3) some... more

09.02.2021 Digital Community Currencies: Opportunities and Best Practices

Community currencies are alternative currencies, which enable the mobilization of local resources for local needs and building resilient communities. They allow community members to perform economic transactions like buying products and paying for services using an alternative currency as a medium of exchange. For decades, regional, paper-based community currencies have been in use across the world. With the advent of the digital age, community currencies are increasingly moving into the... more

02.02.2021 Enterprise Process Security Architecture – a security-by-design approach for postal operators

Supply chain security deals with the protection of supply chain assets (people, equipment, facilities etc.) against threats from theft, smuggling and sabotage. That comprises management and design activities in order to ensure an effective integration of security into the organization’s landscape. This talk presents a security-enhanced business process modelling notation based on BPMN that supports the explicit modelling and evaluation of security elements.

26.01.2021 mlr3 - A new framework for machine learning with R

I'll give a short introduction to the 'mlr3' package (<https://mlr3.mlr-org.com>) for modern, state-of-the-art machine learning in R.