Master Seminar "Crucial Topics in Information Management" - M.Sc.






General Information



  • Module: Crucial Topics in Information Management
  • Module number lecture: M.WIWI-WIN.0004
  • UniVZ: 800146
  • Cycle: Every winter term
  • Credits: 12 ECTS
  • Required prior knowledge: None
  • Courses of study: Master WI, Master Ufü
  • Type of teaching and learning: Seminar (2 SWS), groups of 2 students, maximum of 20 participants
  • Each seminar paper will be prepared by a group of two students. First pre-registered, first served.
  • Examination: Attendance at seminar dates, handing in a seminar paper, and holding a presentation. Presentation (approx. 30 minutes) with written seminar paper elaboration (max. 8000 words per person)
  • Language: English
  • Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe
  • Contact: Tim-Benjamin Lembcke
  • For information on a certain topic, please contact the corresponding tutor directly.





Winter Term 2019/2020 Dates



  • Pre-Registration period starts on 01.09.2019, 00:01 (CEST), and is carried out via email to Tim-Benjamin Lembcke. Registration ends on 30.09.2019 or when all places are taken, whatever may be first. Registration mails prior to this date will not be considered for the pre-registration process. Registration confirmation mails will be sent out after the registration deadline. Please note: It is mandatory to pre-register. Topic selection will be done on a first pre-registered, first served manner during the kick-off meeting. Students individually select their topic preferences and, in sum, all topics need to be carried out by teams of exactly two students. Given an uneven number of students that participate, one group of three students will be formed. There is thus no guarantee that you will receive your desired topic with a particular fellow student..
  • Registration at the Examination Office is mandatory. The registration in FlexNow will be opened in October.
  • Kick-off meeting: 28.10.2019, 10:00-13:00, Room: Large Seminar Room (Central University Library, SUB, 1. Floor)
  • Handing in the presentation (both .pptx and .pdf): 05.02.2020, via email to Tim-Benjamin Lembcke
  • Date of presentation: 07.02.2020, 09:00-15:00, Room: Large Seminar Room (Central University Library, SUB, 1. Floor)
  • Presentation time: Each group will present for 20 min, followed by a 10 min discussion.
  • Handing in the paper: TBD




Topics 2019
(Please note: The topics are subject to change without notice and serve only as preliminary indications. There is no entitlement to working on a specific topic.)



  • Don’t be an Idiot! How to Prevent Asocial Interactions with Chatbots
  • Is Making Mistakes Human? The Effect of Typing Errors on the Perceived Humanness and Social Presence of Chatbots
  • Designing Personality-Adaptive Chatbots: An Online Experiment
  • Shaping Sustainable Shopping Experiences: The Case of E-Grocery Shopping
  • Using Digital Cues to Stimulate Smart Mobility Behavior
  • What They Really Want: Improving Employee-Specific Business Ridesharing Information Services
  • A Study on the Emergence of Agility through IT-Enabled Individual Dynamic Capabilities
  • Exploring the Impact of a Product Owner’s Capabilities on the Dynamic Capabilities of the Team
  • The Future of Mobile Healthcare in Rural Areas: Who's Moving First?
  • Smart Business Mobility: Designing an Operational Concept for a Sustainable Sharing System
  • Persuasive Mechanisms in Crowdsourcing: How to Get Workers Motivated, Relied and Satisfied?




Learning objectives


The students will carry out research on different topics and present their results at the end of the semester. The seminar will no longer be focused on machine learning!

Pay attention to the guidelines for seminar theses.