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
17.04.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - The Role of Information Systems in Shaping the Dynamics of Organizational Attention: Reflections and Empirical Evidence

William Ocasio defines organizational attention as the “noticing, encoding, interpreting, and focusing of time and effort by organizational decision makers on issues and answers” (p. 189). Attention is a scarce and critical resource that is distributed in the organization to foster the focus on a diverse set of issues and action alternatives. Organizational strategy acts as a guide to the distribution of the attention effort in the organization, coherent interconnection between pockets of... more

10.04.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Deep Recommendation based on Collective Knowledge

Nowadays, we have a huge amount of information overload over Internet. To extract useful information, filtering is required. Search engines help to solve this problem to some extent but they do not deliver customized (personalized) information. Hence, there is a need for effective recommendation tools. This line of investigation leads to our central specific question for the present project. We rephrase Turing’s dictum in the following question. Can recommendation systems think? Answers to... more

30.01.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Overview on Information Systems at the University of São Paulo

The University of São Paulo (USP) is the largest and one of the most important universities in Latin America, founded 80 years ago. Among its nearly 50 units (including schools, colleges and institutes), at least five are directly linked to teaching and research in the field of information systems, computing and information technology. The objective of this talk is to present an overview of USP with a focus on these areas of knowledge.

23.01.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Propaganda and Social Media: Actors, Trends, and Consequences

The German general election of September 2017 has amplified the interest of German media and public in possible consequences of social bot usage in social networks. Did something happen, actually? We show some interesting actions detected during our social network monitoring and use that as starting point to characterize what the status of automation in social media is. What is the impact of the new phenomena, how can we detect them, and what are possible countermeasures? And, what is the... more

16.01.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - The Impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on Mobile Privacy Decision Making

Title: The Impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on Mobile Privacy Decision Making

Speaker: Matthias Tietz und Jan Betzing


09.01.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Smart Urban Resilience

A key feature of many future technologies is that they rely more and more on ICT-technologies - hence the vulnerability potential tends to grow. New technologies should be implemented in a sensible way s. t. urban resilience increases but at least does not decrease. The transformation of the classical power system into smart grids is one of the most prominent and societally relevant examples of upcoming transformations - the ongoing increase of automation and power consumption illustrates... more

19.12.2017 Lunchtime Seminar - Die another day - Repurposing used Electric Vehicle Batteries

An immature battery technology is one of the crucial obstacles to a quick diffusion of electric mobility in Germany. A core factor is the high initial costs of electric car batteries which cause electric vehicles to be significantly more expensive than comparable vehicles propelled by an internal combustion engine. One way to improve the total cost of ownership of batteries and electric vehicles is the repurposing and further use of electric vehicle batteries that are no longer usable for... more

12.12.2017 Lunchtime Seminar - The Once-Only Principle and its Implementation in Europe

The objective of this talk is to discuss  the “once-only” principle (OOP) and with it the  The Once-Only Principle Project ( “TOOP”), and to summarize the motivation and ambition behind the project. The concept of the OOP focuses on reducing the administrative burden of individuals and businesses by re-organising public sector internal processes, instead of making individuals and business users adjust to those processes. According to the OOP, public administrations should collect information... more

05.12.2017 Lunchtime Seminar - JiTT@OS2017: Why and how not to lecture

JiTT@OperatingSystems was as project throughout summer term 2017 funded with a fellowship for innovation in digital university teaching by Stifterverband and Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research (NRW).  The project aimed to improve the teaching and learning situation throughout lectures on “Operating Systems” in the module “Computer Structures and Operating Systems” (compulsory module in Bachelor studies Wirtschaftsinformatik, 4th semester)... more

28.11.2017 Lunchtime Seminar - The real demand for global and local environmental protection – experimental evidence from climate change mitigation in Beijing

In this study, the real demand for global and local environmental protection in Beijing/China is investigated. Participants from Beijing were offered the opportunity to contribute to voluntary climate change mitigation by purchasing permits from Chinese CO2 emissions trading schemes (ETS). Purchased permits were withdrawn from the ETS. Since CO2 emissions are inevitably linked to emissions of local pollutants the objective of our study is to disentangle the real demand for global and for... more