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Successful dissertation by Dr. Schahin Tofangchi - 15.02.2020

Schahin

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

Presentation DSDT


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

AMCIS Track 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.


Presentations at ICIS 2019 in Munich - 17.12.2019

ICIS


Grüß Gott from Munich. In December 2019 Stephan Diederich, Daniel Hodapp, Schahin Tofangchi, Fabian Nischak, Kristin Masuch and Prof. Simon Trang presented five papers at the ICIS 2019, as well as one paper at an associated workshop on security and privacy. Furthermore, they attended several presentations and enjoyed the networking with international IS scholars.

Articles accepted for presentation at the Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI) 2020 - 10.11.2019

Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI) 2020

In March 2020 the 15th Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI) will take place in Potsdam. We are happy to announce that four articles were accepted for presentation:


  • Greve, M.; Masuch, K.; Trang, S. (2020): The More, the Better? Compensation and Remorse as Data Breach Recovery Actions – An Experimental Scenario-based Investigation, Proceedings of Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik. [VHB: C] (forthcoming)
  • Herrenkind, B.; Lembcke, T.B.; Diederich, S.; Trang, S.; Kolbe, L. M. (2020): Let’s Travel the World Together: Toward an Understanding of Motivational Antecedents in Business Trip Ridesharing Services, Proceedings of Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik. [VHB: C] (forthcoming)
  • Lichtenberg, S.; Lembcke, T.-B.; Brenig, M.; Brendel, A. B.; Trang, S. (2020): Can Gamification lead to Increase Paid Crowdworkers Output?, Proceedings of Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik. [VHB: C] (forthcoming)
  • Prinz, C.; Lichtenberg, S.; Brendel, A.B.; Herrenkind, B.; Kolbe, L.M. (2020): Adapting User-Based Vehicle Relocation for E-Carsharing, Proceedings of Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik. [VHB: C] (forthcoming)




  • Five Articles accepted for presentation at the ICIS 2019 in Munich - 15.10.2019

    ICIS_2019

    We are happy to announce that the following articles were accepted for presentation at this year's International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) [VHB 3: A] that will take place on December 15-18 in Munich, Germany:


    • Diederich, S.; Janßen-Müller, M.; Brendel, A.B.; Morana, S. (2019): Emulating Empathetic Behavior in Online Service Encounters with Sentiment-Adaptive Responses: Insights from an Experiment with a Conversational Agent, Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Munich, Germany. (forthcoming, ResearchGate link)

    • Diederich, S.; Lichtenberg, S.; Brendel, A.B.; Trang, S. (2019): Promoting Sustainable Mobility Beliefs with Persuasive and Anthropomorphic Design: Insights from an Experiment with a Conversational Agent, Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Munich, Germany. (forthcoming, ResearchGate link)

    • Tofangchi, S.; Hanelt, A.; Li, S. (2019). Advancing Recommendations on Two-Sided Platforms: A Machine Learning Approach to Context-Aware Profiling. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). (forthcoming)

    • Hodapp, D.; Hawlitschek, F.; Kramer, D.; (2019): Value Co-Creation in Nascent Platform Ecosystems: A Delphi Study in the Context of the Internet of Things, Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Munich, Germany. (forthcoming, ResearchGate link)

    • Nischak, F.; Hanelt, A. (2019). Ecosystem Change in the Era of Digital Innovation – A Longitudinal Analysis and Visualization of the Automotive Ecosystem. Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). (forthcoming)




    Research Visit at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA - 01.09.2019

    Bloomington


    Dr. Benedikt Brendel travelled to the USA to exchange research, projects and scientific work with professors and staff of the Kelly School of Business, Indiana University. He also presented his current research on Green IS in Mobility. In August, Sascha Lichtenberg also took the opportunity to visit him and exchange research ideas with scholars. In particular, both met with AIS President Alan Dennis, who holds the Chair for Information Systems, and would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his hospitality and great exchange.


    AMCIS Conference in Cancun, Mexico - 25.08.2019

    AMCIS

    ¡Muchos saludos desde México! At this year's Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Dr. Benedikt Brendel, Tim-Benjamin Lembcke, Sascha Lichtenberg, Christine Harnischmacher and Maike Greve presented a total of five papers at the conference. The following papers were presented:


    • Greulich, R.S.; Brendel, A.B.: Towards a Greater Appeal of Replication Research by Learning from the Field of Neuroscience, Proceedings of Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Mexico.
    • Herrenkind, B.; Lembcke, T.B.; Trang, S.; Brendel, A.B.; Kolbe, L.M. (2019): Where Do You Want to Go Today: Understanding the Adoption of IS-Enabled Business Trip Ridesharing Services, Proceedings of Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Mexico.
    • Lichtenberg, S.; Greve, M.; Brendel, A.B.; Kolbe, L.M. (2019): Towards the Design of a Mobile Application to Support Decentralized Healthcare in Developing Countries – The Case of Diabetes Care in eSwatini, Proceedings of Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Mexico.
    • Lembcke, T.B.; Masuch, K.; Trang, S.; Hengstler, S.; Plics, P.; Pamuk, M. (2019): Fostering Information Security Compliance: Comparing the Predictive Power of Social Learning Theory and Deterrence Theory, Proceedings of Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Mexico.
    • Greve, M.; Harnischmacher, C.; Lichtenberg, S.; Kolbe, L.M. (2019): Smart Grid in Container Terminals – Systematization of Cost Drivers for Using Battery Capacities of Electric Transport Vehicles for Grid Stability, Proceedings of Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Mexico.




    Two Research papers accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment - 20.08.2019

    Research Paper August 2019
    Source: SWEG

    Two papers have been accepted for publication in the Special Issues on “Advances in Alternative Fuel Vehicles” and “Young People’s Behavior” of the Journal Transportation Research Part D [VHB: B].


    • Herrenkind, B.; Brendel, A.B.; Nastjuk, I.; Greve, M.; Kolbe, L.M. (2019): Investigating End-User Acceptance of Autonomous Electric Buses to Accelerate Diffusion, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment - Special Issue “Advances in Alternative Fuel Vehicles”. [VHB: B]

    • Herrenkind, B.; Nastjuk, I.; Brendel, A.B.; Trang, S.; Kolbe, L.M. (2019): Young People’s Travel Behavior – Using the Life-Oriented Approach to Understand the Acceptance of Autonomous Driving, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment - Special Issue “Young People’s Behavior”. [VHB: B]




    New project about mobility needs of recently immigrated people - 15.08.2019

    MAZ


    Oftentimes, people that recently immigrated to Germany are accommodated decentrally in rural regions. Mobility opportunities in these regions are often limited and, above all, difficult for newcomers to understand. Within the scope of our project MAZ, we address this problem, together with the County of Northeim, by introducing a mobile application. This app simplifies the access to mobility for newly immigrated people by a simple application design and language translation. Additionally, it offers a connection to voluntary helpers and authorities. For more information click here.


    Successful dissertation by Dr. Daniel Leonhardt - 23.07.2019

    Dissertation Leonhard


    Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Leonhardt who successfully completed his doctorate with a thesis on "Organizing for Digital Innovation - The Role of the IT Function".

    We would like to thank Daniel for his contribution and commitment over the past years. We all enjoyed working with him and wish him all the best for his future.


    Annual Alumni-Event of the Chair - 19.07.2019

    Alumni Event


    Last Friday the annual alumni event of the chair took place.

    Prof. Kolbe used this opportunity to invite and meet all former and current PhD students of the IM Chair. In a welcoming presentation Prof. Kolbe presented the current research and projects as well as other activities that had happened since the last alumni event. Afterwards the cast collection of antique sculptures of the university was visited, before the evening was used for networking and exchanging ideas.


    Research paper accepted for publication in JAIS - 10.07.2019



    The following paper has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the Association of Information Systems (ranked 5th best IS journal globally):

    > Mandrella, M., Trang, S., Kolbe, L. M., (2019): Synthesizing and Integrating Research on IT-Based Value Co-Creation: A Meta-Analysis, Journal of the AIS, (forthcoming).


    Göttingen is up running and we are surveying the data security of fitness trackers - 03.07.2019

    Altstadtlauf

    Once a year, the entire city runs at the Göttinger Altstadtauf. We used this opportunity to survey the runners about the data security of fitness trackers. Do you also track your running? Feel free to participate in our survey: http://wiwigoettingen.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1M2NRHndl8SOFvv


    Conference attendances in Munich - 26.06.2019

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    Last week two conferences took place in Munich. Dr. Benedikt Brendel visited the AI4U together with objective partner AG and informed himself about the latest trends in the context of artificial intelligence and machine learning. At the TDWI2019 he presented current research results on the topic "Simulation of complex mobility systems: The Example of Carsharing".


    Presentations at ECIS - 10.6.2019

    ECIS-2019

    Hej from Stockholm. At this year's European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Dr. Benedikt Brendel, Tim-Benjamin Lembcke and Stephan Diederich presented two papers at the conference, as well as one paper at an associated workshop on "Designing User Assistance in Interactive Intelligent Systems".


    Articles accepted for presentation at ECIS, PACIS and AMCIS – 1.6.2019

    ECIS2019

    We are happy to announce that in the first half of 2019 a number of papers were accepted for presentation. Two papers will be presented at the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) and one at the associated workshop on Designing User Assistance in Interactive Intelligent Systems, which takes place in June in Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden. One paper will be presented at the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), which takes place in July in Xi’an, China, as well as five papers will be presented at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), which takes place in August in Cancún, Mexico:


    • Diederich, S.; Brendel, A.B.; Lichtenberg, S.; Kolbe, L.M. (2019): Design for Fast Request Fulfillment or Natural Interaction? Insights from an Experiment with a Conversational Agent, Proceedings of European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden.
    • Lembcke, T.B.; Engelbrecht, N.; Brendel, A.B.; Kolbe, L.M. (2019): To Nudge or not to Nudge: Ethical Considerations of Digital Nudging Based on its Behavioral Economics Roots, Proceedings of European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden.
    • Diederich, S.; Brendel, A.B.; Kolbe, L.M. (2019): Towards Designing an Anthropomorphic Conversational Agent for Assisting Job Interview Preparation, Proceedings of the Workshop on Designing User Assistance in Interactive Intelligent Systems, Stockholm, Sweden.
    • Lembcke, T.B.; Engelbrecht, N.; Brendel, A.B.: Herrenkind, B.; Kolbe, L.M. (2019): Towards a Unified Understanding of Digital Nudging by Addressing its Analog Roots, Proceedings of Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), China.
    • Lichtenberg, S.; Greve, M.; Brendel, A.B.; Kolbe, L.M. (2019): Towards the Design of a Mobile Application to Support Decentralized Healthcare in Developing Countries – The Case of Diabetes Care in eSwatini, Proceedings of Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Mexico.
    • Greulich, R.S.; Brendel, A.B.: Towards a Greater Appeal of Replication Research by Learning from the Field of Neuroscience, Proceedings of Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Mexico.
    • Herrenkind, B.; Lembcke, T.B.; Trang, S.; Brendel, A.B.; Kolbe, L.M. (2019): Where Do You Want to Go Today: Understanding the Adoption of IS-Enabled Business Trip Ridesharing Services, Proceedings of Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Mexico.
    • Greve, M.; Harnischmacher, C.; Lichtenberg, S.; Kolbe, L.M. (2019): Smart Grid in Container Terminals – Systematization of Cost Drivers for Using Battery Capacities of Electric Transport Vehicles for Grid Stability, Proceedings of Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Mexico.
    • Lembcke, T.B.; Masuch, K.;Trang, S.; Hengstler, S.; Plics, P.; Pamuk, M. (2019): Fostering Information Security Compliance: Comparing the Predictive Power of Social Learning Theory and Deterrence Theory, Proceedings of Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Mexico.




    Presentations at the Wissenschaftsforum Mobilität 2019 - 23.05.2019

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    Our SMRG-members Sascha, Stephan and Bernd went to the 11th Wissenschaftsforum Mobilität 2019 at the University Duisburg-Essen. They presented their research contributions on the topics “How autonomous flight taxis will change today's mobility concepts - A trend research based on guided expert interviews” and “On the design of chatbots to promote sustainable mobility behaviour: a literature-based derivation of design principles”.


    The IM-Team wins 4th place at the 26th Georgia-Augusta-Indoor-Cup - 18.05.2019

    FussballMai2019

    With a lot of effort and fun, our team reached fourth place at the annual soccer tournament of the faculty. "Although we didn't practice, we were better than ever," Prof. Kolbe reported proudly on the success of his team.


    EC-RIDER – Explainable AI Methods for Human Centric RIDEshaRing - 01.03.2019



    We are happy to announce that the VolkswagenStiftung has granted the planning and preparation phase of the full proposal of the project EC-Rider. Together with an interdisciplinary and international consortium of five universities, the Smart Mobility Research Group forms a team to explore research issues and approaches in the area of “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the society of the future”.
    In particular, the project EC-RIDER studies and creates novel advanced and explainable Artificial Intelligence methods for solving problems in the realm of shared urban mobility and by validating them on selected ride- or vehicle-sharing scenarios. You can find more information about the project here.


    International collaboration project about road safety systems - 20.02.2019

    COSAFE

    We are part of the “Cooperative Connected Intelligent Vehicles for Safe and Efficient Road Transport (COSAFE)”- project funded by the European Union. This project proposes an innovative solution for cooperative connected intelligent vehicles using vehicular communication technology to address the challenges of road transport and to improve road safety and efficiency. You can find more information about the project here.


    New project for a better diagnose system of diabetes and hypertension in eSwatini, Africa - 15.02.2019

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    Diabetes and hypertension have developed into a significant global burden especially in low and middle-income countries. The WHO-PEN@Scale project supports the idea of community-based care to relieve overburdened hospitals and increase the number of diagnosed and treated people. For more information click here.


    New project for a sustainable Pedelec-Sharing-System - 01.02.2019

    PEDShare

    Pedelecs are an attractive and at the same time environmentally friendly alternative to cars to cover long distances quickly and without great effort. On January 1st, our project in cooperation with local partners has started with the goal of developing a sustainable information system which aims to achieve a permanent significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions with regard to commuting and business trips. For more information click here.


    New Project with the Port of Hamburg - 20.01.2019

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    On January 1, the SMRG will start the “Flexibilitätsmanagement und Regelenergiebereitstellung von Schwerlastfahrzeugen im Hafen (FRESH)”- project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The project is a joint project together with HHLA Container-Terminal Altenwerder GmbH, Next Kraftwerke GmbH and OFFIS e.V. The main objective of the project for the research group is an investigation of the economic efficiency for battery capacity bundling in a closed transportation system. You can find more information about the project here.


    Articles accepted for presentation at the InternationaleTagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI) 2019 - 26.2.2019

    WI

    We are happy to announce that the following articles were presented at the WI 2019 in Siegen (23.2.-27.2.2019):


    Computing Incentives for User-Based Relocation in Carsharing by Bernd Herrenkind, Alfred Benedikt Brendel, Sascha Lichtenberg, Lutz M. Kolbe

    On Conversational Agents in Information Systems Research: Analyzing the Past to Guide Future Work by Stephan Diederich, Alfred Benedikt Brendel, Lutz M. Kolbe

    Towards a Taxonomy of Platforms for Conversational Agent Design by Stephan Diederich, Alfred Benedikt Brendel, Lutz M. Kolbe


    AMCIS Mini Track: IS Design for Sustainable Transportation Services - 5.01.2019

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    For the American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2019, our Head of SMRG Dr. Benedikt Brendel as well as three associated members of the SMRG, Dr. Ilja Nastjuk, Dr. Mauricio Marrone and Prof. Dr. Simon Trang, are hosting a Mini-Track about IS Design for Sustainable Transportation Services. The Mini-Track is part of the main track Green IS and Sustainability. The conference will take place in August 2019 in Cancún, México. You are cordially invited to submit your research to the Mini-Track.


    Articles accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2018 - 15.12.2018

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    We are happy to announce that the following articles were accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Information Systems 2018 in San Francisco, USA (13.12.-16.12.2018):


    • Leonhardt, D.; Hanelt, A.; Huang, P.; Mithas, S.: Does One Size Fit All? Theorizing Governance Configurations for Digital Innovation (Best Paper Nominee)
    • Leonhardt, D.; Hanelt, A.: Outsiders No More? An Empirical Investigation of the Effect of Digital Institutional Pressure on Corporate IT
    • Brendel, A.B.; Brennecke, J.T.; Nastjuk, I.: Applying Econophysics in the Context of Carsharing - Development of a Vehicle Relocation Algorithm and Decision Support System
    • Chatterjee, S.; Brendel, A.B.; Lichtenberg, S.: Smart Infrastructure Monitoring – Development of a Decision Support System for Vision-Based Road Crack Detection




    Presentations of Bachelor Seminar Projects – 23.10.2018



    This week, twenty participants of our bachelor seminar have successfully presented their projects on current topics in information management. This semester’s projects focused on chatbots, office robots and smart connected mobility services and were carried out in collaboration with Roland Berger, MHP, and Bosch. For their projects, the students used innovative technologies like the robot Pepper by Softbank as well as DialogFlow by Google. Their projects contributed to design science research, therefore the students were able to apply and experience the research paradigm themselves.

    If you are interested in doing a project like this yourself, we are offering the bachelor Seminar each semester. The registration deadline for the seminar in WiSe 18/19 is on 15th of December. You can find more information here.


    Media Response about SMRG Mobility-App Project – 11.10.2018

    Media

    The SMRG receives funding to develop a mobility-app for easy access to transportation options for new immigrants in the Northeim area. We are proud that the local paper Göttinger Tageblatt, as well as the Focus online report on the topic. We are looking forward to this sustainable project.


    Presentation of Seminar Projects at the FinTech Group AG – 30.09.2018

    FinTech_Präsis

    Participants of the Master seminar "Machine Learning Solutions for Business Practice" have presented their works and interesting insights into financial data analytics at the headquarters of the FinTech Group AG. We are looking forward to further cooperations with the FinTech Group AG for developing interesting and relevant machine learning applications for the financial industry.


    Innovative course offering on „Design Science and Design Thinking“ starting this winter term – 15.09.2018

    Design Thinking Process

    As Design Science and Design Thinking become more renowned in academic and professional contexts, this course offers Bachelor students unique insights into these domains. Drawing on the scientific background, Design Science is introduced as a relevant research domain in the IS community regarding innovative research questions. Alongside, students gain a deep understanding of Design Thinking following the industry-wide established HPI School of Design Thinking process. Join our first course iteration and find all details here.


    Aligning with new research opportunities within the context of future mobility – The “new” Smart Mobility Research Group – 01.06.2018

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    Due to the growing pervasiveness of digital innovation in sustainable and intelligent solutions in the mobility context, we increasingly encounter and anticipate digital technologies (e.g. Machine Learning, Mobile Applications and Digital Platforms) within our research and practice projects. In order to find stronger resemblance of our research activities, we decided to rename our research group to “Smart Mobility Research Group”. We will increasingly incorporate and evaluate the impacts of digital technologies in our research contexts, while maintaining a green vision and striving towards sustainable and smart mobility solutions.