On July 10th, 2018, Jörg Becker was invited as an expert by the European Parliament (EP) to contribute to the work of the EP committee for internal market and consumer protection (IMCO). In the morning Professor Becker participated in a EP roundtable on the role of independent expertise and science in the legislative process. Acadamics and researchers discussed with members of the European Parliament (MEPs) the importance of independent research and expertise for evidence based policy making.
The IS Library re-opens as the new IS Learning World. With many new individual workplaces, group workplaces and an integrated seminar room, the redesigned library is now available for students to study and work in a nice atmosphere.
Machine learning enables syntheses to be planned with unprecedented efficiency
On February 5-6 2018, a Workshop on Simulation of Epidemic Diseases was organized by the Chair of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in cooperation with the Institute of Molecular Virology of the University of Münster in order to introduce the newly released Platform for Simulation of Epidemics.
This platform was developed to enable investigation of the spreading behavior of different diseases. It combines code free modeling and visual analytics to increase usability and support data exploration in an intuitive way.
In the last days, a delegation from different information systems departments at the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil visited ERCIS to discuss future collaborations in education and research in the field of Information Systems.
In December 2017, the C³M hosted the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM) in Muenster. As Information and Communication Technologies have become key drivers of Crisis and Disaster Management which can only be improved by bringing together academics and practitioners, ICT-DM aims on doing just that by building a bridge between both parties. Also, the conference establishes a communication platform for different organisations and departments.
At this year's graduation ceremony of the faculty of economics which took place on December 8, the best bachelor's thesis and the best master's thesis in business informatics were awarded by the Münster-based company zeb.
The 10th edition of the ERCIS Launch Pad took place on December 6, 2017. The finale of this digital ideas competition with seven participating startups and startup intentions lured more than 150 people to the auditorium at the Leonardo Campus of the University of Münster, among them many businessman, entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, and students. The seven pitches in front of audience and expert jury were the focal point of the event.
On January 10th, 2018 the “Day of Teaching” is organised at the University of Muenster and you are invited to participate in it. 29 workshops are planned to be conducted during the event; Workshop 16 – “Towards higher gender diversity and inclusion of international students in the Information Systems study programme” is specifically targeted at the Information Systems students and teachers. The programme of the “Day of Teaching” can be found here.