Smart Mobility Research Group (SMRG)
The core competence of the SMRG is its focus on the practitioner-oriented evaluation of new technologies and concepts in the domain of mobility. Thus, our primary objectives include the development and testing of innovations, and the creation of business models and information systems regarding intelligent and sustainable solutions for mobility. This is achieved through the analysis of electrical vehicle acceptance (e.g. e-cars and e-bikes) for use in current and future energy systems (e.g. Smart Grids). We pursue the collaborative development of scientific publications by working in an interdisciplinary research environment within these areas of research and application in order to exchange knowledge within both the scientific and economic communities.
Core competences and fields of application of the SMRG
- Development and experimental testing of alternative mobility and business model concepts.
- Acceptance research regarding new or alternative means of transportation (via user surveys or methodical analysis, e.g. structural equation modeling).
- Fleet and potential analysis to reduce emissions and optimize profitability
- Development of information systems in the context of innovative mobility platforms (such as portals and apps).
- Application of data mining technologies and algorithms
Current research projects
- Explainable AI Methods for Human Centric RIDEshaRing (EC-RIDER)
- Flexibilitätsmanagement und Regelenergiebereitstellung von Schwerlastfahrzeugen im Hafen (FRESH)
- Aufbau eines nachhaltigen Pedelec-Sharing-Systems für kleine und mittelgroße Unternehmen (PedShare)
- Scaling up the WHO-PEN package for diabetes and hypertension in eSwatini: a nation-wide cluster-randomised evaluation of three strategies in eSwatini (WHO-PEN@Scale)
- Cooperative Connected Intelligent Vehicles for Safe and Efficient Road Transport (COSAFE)
- Mobility Opportunities Valuable to Everybody (MOVE)
Excerpt of current research papers
- 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. (forthcoming) [VHB: B]
- Brendel, A.B.; Brennecke, J.T.; Nastjuk, I. (2018): Applying Econophysics in the Context of Carsharing - Development of a Vehicle Relocation Algorithm and Decision Support System, Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), San Francisco, pp. 1-17.
- Brendel, A. B.; Zapadka, P.; Kolbe, L. M. (2018): Design Science Research in Green IS - Analyzing the Past to Guide Future Research, Proceedings of European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Portsmouth, pp. 1-16.
- Brendel, A. B.; Brennecke, J. T.; Zapadka, P.; Kolbe, L. M. (2017): A Decision Support System for Computation of Carsharing Pricing Areas and its Influence on the Vehicle Distribution, Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), South Korea.
- Brendel, A. B.; Lichtenberg, S.; Nastjuk, I.; Kolbe, L. M. (2017): Adapting Carsharing Vehicle Relocation Strategies for Shared Autonomous Electric Vehicle Services, Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), South Korea.
- Brauer, B.; Ebermann, C.; Hildebrandt, B.; Remané, G.; Kolbe, L. M. (2016): Green by App: The Contribution of Mobile Applications to Environmental Sustainability, 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2016), Chiayi, Taiwan.
- Brauer, B.; Ebermann, C. (2016): The Role of Goal Frames Regarding the Impact of Gamified Persuasive Systems on Sustainable Mobility Behavior. In: European Conference of Information Systems (ECIS 2016), Istanbul
Professur für Informationsmanagement
Smart Mobility Research Group
Dr. Alfred Benedikt Brendel
+49 (0)551 / 39-21173