New IS basket publication of the Chair - EJIS - 01.04.2020We are excited that the paper "Digital M&A, Digital Innovation, and Firm Performance: An Empirical Investigation" by Prof. Dr. Andre Hanelt, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Firk, Dr. Björn Hildebrandt und Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe has recently been accepted for publication in the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) and is currently in print. EJIS as one the leading IS journals worldwide is member of the "AIS Senior Scholars' Basket of Journals" and ranked "A" by the German Academic Association of Business Research (VHB).
The summer semester 2020 will be digital - 10.04.2020
Due to the corona pandemic, teaching in the summer semester 2020 cannot be carried out in the usual way. In accordance with the regulations of the faculty, all courses of our chair will also be online-based. Please visit the website of the courses for further details.
Due to the corona virus, all university events are cancelled until 20.4.2020 - 18.03.2020
The number of Covid19 infection cases in Germany has further increased in the last few days. Therefore, the university has cancelled all events until the 20.04.2020 and the start of lectures originally scheduled for 14.04.2020 will initially be postponed to 20.04.2020. Please stay informed here. All our courses follow the guidelines of the university and we are currently revising out lectures to maintain our extensive range of courses in SoSe 2020.
Paper on human-like chatbot design accepted for publication in Business & Information Systems Engineering journal - 25.02.2020
We are very happy to announce that our research paper entitled "Designing Anthropomorphic Enterprise Conversational Agents" has been accepted for publication in the journal Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE, VHB 3 Rank: B), the flagship journal of the German-language IS community.
The paper, authored by Stephan Diederich, Dr. Alfred Benedikt Brendel and Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe, reports on the findings of a design science research project with an international professional services company and proposes a nascent design theory for human-like chatbots in a company context.The article will appear in the special issue on "User Assistance for Intelligent Systems" in summer 2020, the online version is available via SpringerLink.
Successful dissertation by Dr. Schahin Tofangchi - 15.02.2020
Congratulations to Dr. Schahin Tofangchi, who has just received his doctorate from the faculty. The topic of his doctoral thesis is "Towards a Theory for Designing Machine Learning Systems for Complex Decision Making Problems". We would like to thank Schahin for his contribution and commitment over the past years. We all enjoyed working with him and wish him all the best for his future.
Presentations in DSDT WiSe 2019/20 - 04.02.2020
As part of our innovative Design Science and Design Thinking (DSDT) lecture, three interdisciplinary student teams learned about the Design Thinking methodology. Following the six phases of understand, observe, define, ideate, prototype, and test, they derived novel prototypes for three challenges. Two challenges focused on aspects regarding prospective “working-class” students, i.e. students being the first to consider studying within their families. Together with the award-winning NGO “Arbeiterkind”, new approaches to strengthen equal opportunities were derived. The first prototype summarized information currently spread all over the web in one consistent mobile app, while the other prototype suggested short Youtube videos of different social presence levels (e.g. animation, screencast or interview) to be supportive for questions of financial study support. The third challenge exemplified approaches to make existing mobility offers more accessible to newcomers, providing indications on valuable additions to current mobile information services. As an interested student, your next chance to participate in Design Science and Design Thinking will be in summer term 2020—with innovative challenges waiting for you. The module is open for students of the Faculty of Business and Economics, the Faculty of Mathematics and Faculty of Informatics—as well as further study programs if the examination can be counted towards the degree.
AMCIS Mini Track: Sharing for Environmental Sustainability - 23.01.2020
For the American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2020, Dr. Benedikt Brendel as well as three associated members of the SMRG, Dr. Ilja Nastjuk, Dr. Mauricio Marrone and Prof. Dr. Simon Trang, and Dr. Friedrich Chasin (University of Münster), are hosting a Mini-Track about Sharing for Environmental Sustainability. The Mini-Track is part of the main track Green IS and Sustainability. The conference will take place in August 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. You are cordially invited to submit your research to the Mini-Track.