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
27.06.2017 Lunchtime Seminar - IT design as a vanishing and foregrounding performance: from immersive to open virtual learning environment

What are the manoeuvres through which designers seek to address opposition and rally strategic actors? We draw on an ethnographic work conducted within a start-up where we have traced the design of a 3D virtual learning environment, using game technologies, intended for geologists. In analysing the data, we identify four episodes in the design of a virtual learning environment: imagining the software; mapping ideologies; designing affordances; and enacting the infrastructure. Crucially, the... more

20.06.2017 Lunchtime Seminar - The Chief Digital Officer – First Insights into a New Management Role

The digital transformation has become a critical management issue and requires new ways of managerial thinking. As a reaction, more and more companies are installing Chief Digital Officer (CDO) positions to support the progress of their digital transformation. Overall, we know little about this new role, which is one of the fastest-growing phenomena at top mana­ge­ment level. The aim of this talk is therefore to compile first and recent empirical findings. In detail, we initially (1) try to... more

13.06.2017 Lunchtime Seminar - A typology for selecting an appropriate Total Landed Cost method in international supplier selection decisions

The Total Landed Cost (TLC) often comprises of a large share of the total international sourcing costs and thereby determines the cost saving potential. Nevertheless, different studies clearly show that companies often underestimate the true costs, with the consequence of yielding less than expected savings or in fact uneconomical results.On the one hand, companies often have to deal with a set of different international supplier selection situations, on the other hand the literature deals... more

30.05.2017 Lunchtime Seminar - The ERCIS Network – Past, Present, and Future

The European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) is somehow omnipresent in the Department’s day-to-day life. There are banners at the buildings, people drink their beverages from ERCIS cups, and the slide master is well-known to everyone. In this talk, Armin will provide an overview about the past of the network, its current state, and its potential future. As you are most probably a member of the network without even knowing, the talk is intended to make you aware of the idea... more

23.05.2017 Lunchtime Seminar - Automated Deep Learning

Machine Learning is omnipresence nowadays, for example face and speech recognition on your smartphone and other smart devices. The recent breakthroughs in many modern AI applications are due to deep learning (specifically deep neural networks). That is because deep learning scales better to big data, enables native end-to-end learning, and has established new state-of-the-art performance on many applications. However to get an accurate deep learning model, users have to make many important... more

09.05.2017 Lunchtime Seminar - Insights into the EQUAL-IST EU-Funded Project: Identified Challenges and First Ideas How to Address Them.

Since June 2016 and until May 2019 the Department of Information Systems at the University of Muenster participates in the EQUAL-IST (“Gender Equality Plans for Information Sciences and Technology Research Institutions”) international project funded by the EU (European Union) Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. The project goal is to introduce structural changes in the seven participating Information Sciences and... more

02.05.2017 Lunchtime Seminar - Repainting the Business Model Canvas for a Peer-to-Peer Sharing and collaborative Consuption Service

Sharing Economy businesses like Airbnb and Uber have become very popular recently but there is little guidance available on how to develop the respective business models. We faced this problem during a consortium research project for developing a service for electric vehicle charging (CrowdStrom) that adopts the paradigm of Peer-to-Peer Sharing and Collaborative Consumption (P2P SCC) - a specific branch of the Sharing Economy. In this talk, I will explain how we developed and applied an... more

25.04.2017 Lunchtime Seminar - Smart Contracts and the Automation of Law

Smart Contracts are computer protocols aiming at linking law and reality. The concept has resurfaced in the wake of the recent hype around Blockchain technology which provides crucial features for the automation of the execution of agreements in peer-to-peer relationships. This talk will address some of the potentials and limitations relating to the automation of law and will elaborate on the differences of smart contracts and law.

07.02.2017 Lunchtime Seminar - Collective knowledge: Processing inconsistency and making consensus

In this talk we will present a framework for processing knowledge inconsistency in a collective using consensus computing. The model of knowledge inconsistency has been built with several inconsistency measures. We will show that inconsistency degree of a collective has an essential impact on the quality of collective knowledge. In addition to inconsistency degree, the number of collective members, the problem of collective knowledge increase, additional knowledge elements, multi-stage... more

31.01.2017 Lunchtime Seminar - Smart Answering of Database Queries in the Presence of Uncertainty - A Semiotic-Inspired Approach

The increasing amount of data being generated on a daily basis has empowered the development of novel products and services. However, this data deluge has clear impacts on our everyday lives, turning usual activities, such as selecting destinations for vacation, choosing a movie on a streaming platform, or purchasing a suitable car, into puzzling situations in which there is no standard method to find an appropriate decision. To solve problems like these, personalized applications (from Web... more