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
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


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

15.12.2015 Lunchtime Seminar

Future electrical power systems will be composed of large collections of autonomous components. Sensors and actuators, aware of their environment, with the ability to communicate freely, will have to organize themselves in order to perform the actions and services that are required for a reliable and robust power supply. Monitoring and efficiently operating such a system is a challenging task for the underlying information and communication (ICT) infrastructure as well as the system’s “... more

24.11.2015 Lunchtime Seminar

Predictive modeling approaches in business process management provide a way to streamline operational business processes. For instance, they can warn decision-makers about undesirable events that are likely to happen in the future, giving the decision-makers an opportunity to intervene. The topic is gaining momentum in process mining, a field of research that has traditionally developed tools to discover business process models from datasets of past process behavior. Predictive modeling... more

07.07.2015 Lunchtime Seminar - Design, Development, and Evaluation of Patient-Centered Health IT Applications

The health care environment is changing. While paternalism was the dominating paradigm for ages, the focus is now shifting to the individual patient and on empowering patients' to take an active role in their own health care. The increasing patient-centeredness reflects also on the health care information systems landscape. We investigate arising challenges from various perspectives including development of patient-centered health IT services as well as evaluation of information provision in... more

22.04.2014 Prof. Dr. Edzer Pebesma

With increasing amounts and variety of and access to open data collected in our environment, the distance between those who understand the data observation processes and those who analyse the data increases. This enlarges the risk of carrying out operations that are not meaningful, such as summing temperature values or interpolating coal power plant emissions. To avoid the need for tables with permitted analysis procedure for every phenomenon, we attempt to categorize phenomena first.... more