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.

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13.07.2021 NAO says hello!

Pedagogical conversational agents (CA) support formal and informal learning to help students achieve better learning outcomes by providing information, guidance or fostering reflections. Even though the extant literature suggests that pedagogical CAs can improve learning outcomes, there exists no empirical evidence of what design features drive this effect. We will briefly report on a study we conducted in this field. Furthermore, we will provide a short demonstration of a quiz... mehr

06.07.2021 Behavioural insurance in the German Automotive Market

The automotive insurance market is undergoing fundamental changes with the advent of novel Insurance Technology (InsurTec), mobility initiatives such as autonomous vehicles, car sharing and subscription models for new cars, and the emergence of new forms of insurance such as short-term cover, pay per use and advanced analytics, which can encourage drivers to improve their driving behaviour. The traditional forms of insurance and information exchange are being augmented or replaced by... mehr

29.06.2021 Biometric recognition, principles and privacy protection

The biometric comparator is the core engine of most biometric recognition systems. Its current realisations are predominantly based on machine learning. In the talk I will first review the underlying principles, which differ from those of standard machine-learning based classification, and their relation to statistical optimality. Next, I will address various security and privacy risks of the storage and processing of biometric data and discuss proposed privacy enhancing solutions.

22.06.2021 Complexity-based Selection of Production Planning and Control Architectures

While research discussing and determining the need for autonomy in production systems exists, no publications focus on the architectural perspective so far. Heterarchical production planning and control architectures are only needed, when hierarchical architectures have troubles handling the underlying system complexity. Here, literature however does not depict the interactions between a growing system complexity and the computational complexity of the related... mehr

15.06.2021 Science Communication in Digital Information Environments

The talk provides an overview of current trends and research fields in science communication research and how science communication has changed in digital media environments. It will deal with the benefits for and challenges of science communication online and will outline the frameworks for analysis.


08.06.2021 Digital Risk Society

The rise of the digital society is accompanied by incalculable social risks, but very little IS research has examined the implications of the new digital society. Drawing on concepts from Beck’s critical theory of the risk society and critical discourse analysis, this study examines the public discourse on risk events during the launch of NemID, a personal digital identifier for Danish citizens.

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... mehr

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... mehr

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.