Review of the exam Service Management (DLM) WS 2020/21

06.05.2021

The examination for Service Management WS 2020/21 will take place on 05.05.2021 in room 2.24 of building A5 4. A binding registration is possible by e-mail to sekretariat.wolfgang.maass@gmail.com, stating the first and last name, the matriculation number and the exam in question up to and including 01.05.2021. The registered students will be informed by e-mail from 03.05.2021 about the 10-15 minute time slot allocated to them for exam viewing.

Important:

For inspection, an ID with photo (student or identity card) must be presented.

The examination is only possible on site and by the examination participant.

Masks are compulsory during the stay at the chair and during the entire inspection.

Please arrive punctually at the time individually assigned to you.

Please observe the general hygiene regulations of the university and please do not appear for the inspection if you have symptoms of illness.


Review of the exam Service Engineering WS 2020/21

05.05.2021

The examination for the exam Service Engineering WS 2020/21 will take place on 05.05.2021 in room 2.24 of building A5 4. A binding registration is possible by e-mail to sekretariat.wolfgang.maass@gmail.com, stating the first and last name, the matriculation number and the exam in question up to and including 01.05.2021. The registered students will be informed by e-mail from 03.05.2021 about the 10-15 minute time slot allocated to them for exam viewing.

Important:

For inspection, an ID with photo (student or identity card) must be presented.

The examination is only possible on site and by the examination participant.

Masks are compulsory during the stay at the chair and during the entire inspection.

Please arrive punctually at the time individually assigned to you.

Please observe the general hygiene regulations of the university and please do not appear for the inspection if you have symptoms of illness.


Review of the exam Artificial Intelligence in Companies WS 2020/21

05.05.2021

The examination for the exam Artificial Intelligence in Business WS 2020/21 will take place on 05.05.2021 in room 2.24 of building A5 4. A binding registration is possible by e-mail to sekretariat.wolfgang.maass@gmail.com, stating the first and last name, the matriculation number and the exam in question up to and including 01.05.2021. The registered students will be informed by e-mail from 03.05.2021 about the 10-15 minute time slot allocated to them for exam viewing.

Important:

For inspection, an ID with photo (student or identity card) must be presented.

The examination is only possible on site and by the examination participant.

Masks are compulsory during the stay at the chair and during the entire inspection.

Please arrive punctually at the time individually assigned to you.

Please observe the general hygiene regulations of the university and please do not appear for the inspection if you have symptoms of illness.


Courses Summer Semester 2020

Yesterday, Monday, May 4th, the summer semester 2020 started with some delay. Students can now take the following courses via the ISS learning platform as online courses: In addition to the Bachelor's and Master's seminars on resilience management, the Bachelor's course "Information Management" and for Master's students the course "Data Science" are available. Despite the current circumstances, the Chair ISS is looking forward to exciting lectures and a good cooperation with the students.


guest speaker Jana Frank (FIR of RWTH Aachen)

23.01.2020

On January 23rd Jana Frank will speak about "Service Engineering in the manufacturing industry" as part of the lecture "Value Engineering".


23.10.2019 1 pm

On 23 October at 1 p.m. the ISS Chair of Prof. Maaß invites all interested persons to the "Semester Kick Off" in building A5.4 Seminar room 2.24. In a relaxed atmosphere, interesting projects will be presented, insights into the work of the chair as well as the opportunity to ask questions will be offered while enjoying food and drinks. Students from all faculties who would like to get to know the Chair of ISS better are welcome.

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Courses WS19/20

Since the winter semester 19/20 is about to start, students can now register for the following courses on moodle: In addition to the seminar papers, the bachelor courses "Service Management" and "Web Technologies" are available and for the master students we offer "Value Engineering". The chair ISS is looking forward to exciting lectures and a good cooperation with the students.


Start of the winter semester 2018/19 and courses "Dienstleistungsmanagement und Informationssysteme" and "Value Engineering"

The ISS Chair wishes a successful start in the winter semester 2018/19 to all of the students!

This semester the courses "Dienstleistungsmanagement und Informationssysteme" (6CP) and "Value Engineering" (6CP) are being offered.

Dienstleistungsmanagement und Informationssysteme (DLM) is a modul for Bachelor students, composed of an online-lecture and an online-exercise. Contact is Hannah Stein.

Value Engineering is a modul for Master students, composed of a lecture and an exercise. An introduction is taking place on Thursday, 18th October 2018. Lecture: Thursday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am, C3 1 room 0.01. Exercise: Thursday, 12:15 pm - 13:45 pm, C3 1 room 0.01. Contact is Nurten Öksüz.

You can find further informations concerning the lectures here on the website under "http://iss.uni-saarland.de/en/teaching/".


Review of exams SS 2018

Dates for the review of “Informationsmanagement” und “Introduction into Datascience”:

Datascience: Tuesday, 16th October, 2018. 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Informationsmanagement: Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 2:00pm - 3:00pm. Place: ISS Chair, building A5 4, 2nd floor, room 2.24, on the right. Please register by email (sekretariat@iss.uni-saarland.de) until 18th October, 2018 until 11:00am for the exam „Informationsmanagement“


Further seminar offer in WS 2018/19

It is offered a further seminar in winter semester 2018/19 about the topic "Responsible Artificial Intelligence - Ethical Behavior of intelligent, autonomous systems".

The seminar offer is opened up for all bachelor and master courses of the department of economic sciences as long as you can bring it in the chosen course of studies. The workload and credit points submit to the particular study and examination regulations. The topic sets Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Maaß.

The number of participants is limited to 10. You can register until July 15, 2018 at 12am by email (sekretariat@wiwipa.uni-saarland.de).

The topic assignment is probably at friday, 10 august 2018. If you have questions about the content, please send them to hannah.stein@iss.uni-saarland.de.


Open House, Saarland University

Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 10:00 to 14:00

At Saturday, May 26, 2018, the Open House at Saarland University takes place again. At the foyer of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) the results of the project „Retail Service Robotics“ will be presented. For that purpose, you will be received by the humanoid robot Pepper which was developed to interact with humans. He is able to conduct fair sales conversations with customers. We’re looking forward to many visitors!

You will find further information here.


Hannover Messe 2018: nPotato raises attention

Since yesterday, the Hannover Messe 2018 is in full progress and also the nPotato raised the attention of numerous guests. Interested guests were, amongst others, the US department of commerce and a polish delegation. The Hannover Messe will run until 27 March. We welcome you to our "Smart Farming World" exhibit!


Lecture Information Management

11.04.2018

The 1st Infomation Management Lecture will take place on Wednesday, 11.04. at 4 pm in building E1 3 in HS II (room 0.02.1). At the usual lecture time (Thursdays 16:00-18:00) there will be no lecture in the first semester week.

At the same time, we will record the 1st lecture and make it available on our learning platform.


Inspection of Exam

Dates for exam inspections "VE" and "WT" are published.

Inspection of Exam "VE" and "WT": Wednesday, 4th of April, 2018, 11:30 am. - 12:30 pm., at ISS Chair, building A5 4, room 2.24, 2nd floor. Please register by email to Barbara Müller.


Regards for Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Time goes fast. After a long, exciting time with a lot of great projects, 2017 draws to a close. This is the time in the year to say thank you. The annual christmas party from the ISS Chair is a good opportunity to talk and exchange memories. Furthermore to say thank you to all the employees.

The ISS Chair wishs Blessed Christmas and best wishes for the New Year to all co-operation partners, colleagues and students!


Inspection of Exam IntroDS

Date for exam inspection "IntroDS" is published.

Inspection of Exam "IntroDS": Thursday, November 2, 2017, 2 pm- 3 pm at ISS Chair, building A5 4, room 2.24, 2nd floor


Inspection of Exam IFM

23.10.2017

Date for exam inspection "IFM" is published.

Inspection of Exam "IFM": Monday, 23th ofOctober, 2017, 10 am-12 pm at ISS Chair, building A5 4, room 2.24, 2nd floor Please register under the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/6j7OYVihCLM0X7ju1


Inspection of Exam IFM

Dates for exam inspections "IFM" are published.

  • Inspection of Exam "IFM": Wednesday, 24th of May, 2017, 2-4 pm., at ISS Chair, building A5 4, 2nd floor, on the right side. Please register for the inspection here

We moved!

You can find us now in buliding A5 4, 2nd floor on the right in the former rooms of Europa Institut.


Inspection of Exam DLM

Dates for exam inspections "DLM" and "VE" are published.

  • Inspection of Exam "DLM": Wednesday, 5th of April, 2017, 10-12 am., at ISS Chair, building A5 3, room 2.01, 2nd floor.

  • Inspection of Exam "VE": Wednesday, 12th of April, 2017, 11-12 am., at ISS Chair, building A5 3, room 2.01, 2nd floor.


IFM Tutorial in Winter term 16/17

February/March 2017

In upcoming Winter term, a [tutorial "Information Management"] will be offered as preparation for the exam in April, 2017.

The tutorial focuses on repetition of lecture contents as well as on preparing students for the re-exam in April 2017. It covers two parts: (1) virtual tutorial and (2) workshop tutorial.The virtaul tutorial will place on our homepage so that students can ask open questions about the learning content and the organisation. Furthermore there will be a new online exercise, which can voluntary finished. The workshop tutorial will be in the semester holidays WS 16/17 after the re-exam period (February and March 2017). We will focus on the realistic contents from IFM course and repeat them. To preparing for the re-exam the tutorial includes some example tasks. You will find the exact times on our homepage.


Regards for Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Time goes fast. After a long, exciting time with a lot of great projects, 2016 draws to a close. This is the time in the year to say thank you. The annual christmas party from the ISS Chair is a good opportunity to talk and exchange memories. Furthermore to say thank you to all the employees. This year the team went to Exit Games in Saarbrücken, which were characterized by combination skills and teamwork. After identifying the solutions of some mysteries, the team could talk about the year with a comfortable dinner.

The ISS Chair wishs Blessed Christmas and best wishes for the New Year to all co-operation partners, colleagues and students!


Prize Delivery

07.12.16

On 09.07.2016, Saarland University staged an Open Campus Day. Chair ISS invited everyone to participate in a fitness test. Now Walter Stephan obtained a coupon.

The ISS Chair participated at UdS Open Campus Day for introduce the current projects and to present SleeGr. Visitors could participate in different physical exercises. The participants received their individual fitness certificate and were able to win prizes. Walter Stephan is able to look forward to a coupon for the adventure park in Saarbrücken. Frau Dr. Roßmanith accepted the prize for Walter Stephan.

We thanks all participants and we are looking forward to the next Open Campus Day.


National IT Summit in Saarbrücken (16th/17th of November)

04.11.2016

The National IT Summit will take place in Saarbrücken the 16th and 17th of November. Several federal ministers and the Chancellor Angela Merkel are expected to attend.

Interested students can attend the talks, which will be focussing on education and IT ("Digitale Bildung für alle! Digitales Lehren und Lernen entlang der lebenslangen Bildungskette"). These talks will take place on campus. The following day, the interested public is invited to watch the live streams of the talks in the "Haus der Ärzte" across the Congresshalle. You can find further information about the program and speakers here.


Tag der Wirtschaftsinformatik at the DFKI 25th of October

26.10.2016

The 25th of October many students and pupils took the opportunity and attended the Tag der Wirtschaftsinformatik at the DFKI. The interested visitors listened to the presentations of the different information systems Chairs.

The prototype fair received equally a lot of attention. The ISS Chair presented the project SleeGR, which allows the user to measure and improve his or her individual fitness level.


Tag der Wirtschaftsinformatik

11.10.2016

On the 25th of October, students and pupils have the opportunity to get to know the study program of information systems at the University of Saarland at the DFKI (Building D3 2).

At the event, each information system chair will discuss it's research and teaching focus. Participants can also attend a prototype fair where different projects of all information systems chairs will be presented. The ISS chair will demonstrate the SleeGR project. Detailed information about the program and prototypes can be found here.


Inspection of exams Informationsmanagement and Introduction into Data Science

23.09.2016

The date for exam inspections for Informationsmanagement and Introduction into Data Science has been published.

The 24th of October from 10 to 12 o' clock, students may verify the results of their exams for Informationsmanagement (B4 1, 0.26). Please register for both exam inspection using this link.

The exam inspection for Introduction into Data Science takes place the 24th of October, from 12 to 2 o' clock in A5 3, 2.03.


Amicita award for Tobias Kowatsch's dissertation

23.09.2016

Tobias Kowatsch, whose dissertation was supervised by Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Maaß, received the Amicitia-Award for the best doctoral thesis in economic sciences at the University of St. Gallen.

His dissertation «Emotions in Ubiquitous Information Systems: An Empirical Investigation of Electrodermal Activity and Its Relation to Service Breakdowns, Perceived Ease of Use, and Task Performance» focussed on the emotional experience of Ubiquitous Information System users. The ISS Chair warmly congratulates him!


3rd Data Science Summer School begins next week

September 2016

The 3. Data Science Summer School will take place the 26th-30th September 2016 at the Saarland University.

Only a few days left before the long anticipated 3rd Summer school will begin. Between the 26th and 30th of September doctoral researchers and advanced students will experience an intensive hands-on introduction to data science. The summer school addresses the need for future experts in data science that venture to solve big-data challenges with skills in business, science and computing – “a combination that is still hard to find” (cf. Mattmann, Nature 2013). The introduction will focus on basic but also advanced statistics and its application in business and healthcare situations. Lectures are combined with hands-on modules that will help the participants understand theoretical principles and how to apply them.


Winter term lectures

05.09.2016

In the upcoming winter term 2016/17, students can attend the following online lectures: "Value Engineering" and "Dienstleistungsmanagement und Informationssysteme". Additionally, students can attend the tutorial for "Informationsmanagement".

Starting today, students can enroll for these classes using the Learning-platform.


September 2016

The 3rd Data Science summer school will take place from 26-30 September 2016 at Saarland University.

Registration is open !

The summer school is an intensive hands-on introduction to data science for doctoral researchers and advanced students. It addresses the need for future experts in data science that venture to solve big-data challenges with skills in business, science and computing – “a combination that is still hard to find” (cf. Mattmann, Nature 2013). We will introduce you to basic but also advanced statistics and its application in business and healthcare situations. Lectures are combined with hands-on modules that will help you to understand theoretical principles and how to apply them.

Registration for PhD and Master students: To register, please send a message with your name, your course of studies and your current semester to contact@iss.uni-saarland.de.

Registration for professionals: To register, please send an application including CV and motivation letter until 15th of August, 2016 to contact@iss.uni-saarland.de.


ISS at UdS Open Campus Day 2016

09.07.2016

On 09.07.2016, Saarland University staged an Open Campus Day. Chair ISS invited everyone to participate in a fitness test and introduced the new app SleeGR.

Are you in better shape than Jan Frodeno, the famous triathlete? This was the main question interested visitors could ask and prove to themselves at UdS Open Campus Day. Jan Frodeno won the Iron Man Contest, one of the most approving triathlete events in the world. Visitors could participate in different physical exercises. Once they completed them, the ISS-team measured how quickly the visitors heart rate came back to a normal state with the SleeGR app. A total of 60 people (between 13 and 81 years old) participated, received their individual fitness certificate and were able to win prizes.

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When?

Saturday, 09th of July, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where?

Entrance of building A5 3

Here, you can find impressions of the Open Campus Day as well as the detailed program.


Inspection of Exam IFM

13th of June, 2016

Date for exam inspection "IFM" is published.

  • Inspection of Exam "IFM": Monday, 13th of June, 2016, 12-2 p.m., at ISS Chair, building A5 3, room 2.03, 2nd floor Please register under the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/oGK3PmbNzfKdb8dr1

Inspection of Exams WS15/16

14th of march, 2016

Dates for exam inspections "Value Engineering" and "Web Technologies" are published.

  • Inspection of Exam "Value Engineering (VE)": Monday, 18th of April, 2016, 2p.m.-3p.m., at ISS Chair, building A5 3, 2nd floor
  • Inspection of Exam "Web Technologies (WT)": Monday, 18th of April, 2016, 3p.m.-4p-m., at ISS Chair, building A5 3, 2nd floor
  • please register via email for VE at sabine.janzen@iss.uni-saarland.de and for WT at mayur.bhamborae@iss.uni-saarland.de

26th of January, 2016

In upcoming Summer term, a new lecture for Master and PhD students discussing Data Science will be offered by chair ISS.

Organizations in industry and research use data for decision support and to build data-intensive products and services. The skill set required by organizations to support these processes has been covered by the term Data Science. Ranging from scalable data management, parallel algorithms, statistical modeling, and the handling of a complex ecosystem of tools and platforms to solve business problems, skills required for analytics of massive data touch a variety of disciplines. The course attempts to articulate the expected output of future Data Scientists and tries to equip participants with the ability to meet these expectations by giving them methodical how-to knowledge combined with answers to why- and when-questions. As one of the pitfalls of data analysis is attempting to solve the wrong problem, the lecture will also focus on the business side to illuminating how to solve business problems and how to address the correct data questions. Lectures of the course cover concepts and tools participants will need throughout the entire Data Science pipeline, starting with asking the right kind of questions for making inferences to communicating and visualizing results as well as transforming them into business models. In accompanying exercises introduced methods and algorithms will be applied practically, involving web programming, statistics, and the ability to manipulate data sets with code. In a final project work participants will apply all the skills learned by building up a data-intensive product or service for solving a concrete business problem with real-world data.


Registration for IFM Tutorial

January 2016

Registration for IFM tutorial in February and March 2016 is open.

The tutorial focuses on repetition of lecture contents as well as on preparing students for the re-exam in April 2016. It covers two parts: (1) virtual tutorial and (2) f2f workshop tutorial. Detailed information here.


Guest Lecture "Building a Social Network for Success"

11th of December, 2015

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl (University of Mannheim) When? Friday, 11th of December, 2015; 10:15 a.m. Where? Building C3 1, Room 0.01

This paper proposes a framework for studying how a brand, firm, or an individual can use networking activities to build up a social network and drive success. Using data from ego networks of music artists, the paper models how artists can enhance their social networking presence and stimulate relationships between fans to achieve long-term benefits in terms of music plays. The authors use a Bayesian modeling framework to model the heterogeneous and dynamic impact of networking activities on network structure and on music popularity, while relying on instrumental variables from another online social network to handle potential endogeneity. The results imply that artists can shape network structure via marketing activities and can thereby achieve a long-term impact on success that far exceeds the direct and short-term impact in magnitude. Specifically, improving the density of ego-networks enables long-term effects over and above those that stem from growth in network size. Furthermore, the relative effectiveness of activities and the efficient allocation of scarce resources can differ between the short- and the long-term.

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25th of September, 2015

After 5 days full of Statistics, web data processing, machine learning, data visualization & co., the Data Science summer school will end today.

We would like to thank all speakers as well as the 20 national and international participants from diverse research fields for their contributions as well as for interesting discussions.


27th of October, 2015

Inspection of exam in "Informationsmanagement SoSe 2015" will take place at Tuesday, 27.10.15, 10-12 am. Please, register here.


February/March 2016

In upcoming Winter term, a tutorial "Information Management" will be offered as preparation for the exam in April, 2016.

Die Veranstaltung dient der Wiederholung des Inhaltes der IFM-Vorlesung sowie der Vorbereitung auf die bevorstehende IFM-Klausur im April 2016. Das Tutorium gliedert sich in zwei Abschnitte: ein virtuelles Tutorium und ein Präsenztutorium. Das virtuelle Tutorium wird über die Lernplattform des Lehrstuhls angeboten. Dort können im Forum offene Fragen zum Lehrstoff oder zur Organisation der Veranstaltung gestellt werden. Des Weiteren werden neue Onlineübungen veröffentlicht, die auf freiwilliger Basis bearbeitet werden können. Das Präsenztutorium findet in den Semesterferien des WS 15/16 nach dem Klausurzeitraum im Februar und März 2016 statt. Termine werden auf der Lernplattform veröffentlicht. In den Präsenzveranstaltungen wird, mit Schwerpunkt auf den Praxisteil, der Inhalt der IFM-Veranstaltung zur Klausurvorbereitung anhand von Beispielaufgaben wiederholt.


Winter term 15/16

With "An App in a Month" - a comprehensive exercise concept with interdisciplinary teams - in the upcoming term, Value Engineering meets Web Technologies.

Within a month, teams of VE and WT participants develop an app based on a design method by means of the taught technologies. This time, the lecture Web Technologies comes with new, up-to-date topics as Data Science, Machine Learning, Angular JS etc.


SNF and DFG funded follow-up project to fight childhood obesity

September

Prof. Wolfgang Maaß collaborates with colleagues from Switzerland to help support obese children, their parents and their physicians with modern technology in creating a healthier lifestyle.

The PathMate2 project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) and builds upon the results of the SNF-funded project PathMate. Computer scientists, engineers and medical experts are collaborating in this interdisciplinary project in order to develop an information system, which will allow obese children and their physicians to stay in touch. Some of the good intentions and plans made during on-site consultations are forgotten soon thereafter. It is therefore especially important that obese children make the right decisions in their lifestyle and diet in their everyday life. With the help of PathMate2, physicians will be able to analyze the data of their patients in real time, provide them with tips or challenges tailored to their needs, and thus motivate them to make healthier choices. The goals of the project are not only to improve the personal situation of the children and to lower the costs in health care in general. It is the explicit objective of the research team to make a significant contribution in the improvement of the quality of information systems in healthcare. The duration of the project is 2 ½ years.

The project consortium consists of the following partners:

ETH Zurich, Saarland University, University of St. Gallen (HSG), Kinderspital St. Gallen, University Hospital of Geneva (HUG)


September 2015

Prof. Wolfgang Maaß collaborates with other research institutions and companies in a nationwide project on Farming 4.0.

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has selected 16 Projects to fund in the program “Smart Service World - web-based services for the economy”. Prof. Wolfgang Maaß (Chair in Information- and Service Systems) is participating in one of the projects. Saarland University is collaborating with RWTH Aachen, Telekom, Claas and Logic Way GmbH, amongst others, in the research project SMARF. SMARF is short for Smart Farming World; its goal is to create a manufacturer-independent and thus fully compatible network of machines in crop farming through service-platforms. Based on intelligent, technical systems and platforms, which are interconnected across company and manufacturer borders, and with the help of data aggregation and data analysis it becomes possible to provide the farmer with context-sensitive Smart-Services. The results will help increase the productivity in crop farming while at the same time help reduce the use of resources (seeds, fertilizer, energy). The duration of the project is 3 years with a total budget of just under 2,000,000 €.


July 2015

Prof. Maaß initiates new ERASMUS-Exchange with ITU University in Kopenhagen.


06. – 09. September 2015

Organized by Prof. Norbert Graf (Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes) the 3rd Summer School in Computational Oncology takes place at Schloss Dagstuhl from 06th-09th of September, 2015.

Im Bereich der computergestützten Onkologie (Computational Oncology) arbeiten erfahrene Kliniker, Biologen, IT-Spezialisten, Ingenieure sowie Juristen und Datenschutzexperten bei der Entwicklung von Tools, Infrastrukturen und IT-Services zusammen. Diese Anwendungen dienen der Unterstützung bei der Verarbeitung und Analyse großer Mengen von Patientendaten (klinische Daten, Bilddaten, histopathologische, molekulare und pharmakogenomische Daten), die in der modernen Krebstherapie für die Optimierung der individuellen Behandlung jedes Patienten unabdingbar sind.

Die vergleichsweise neue Subdisziplin der In-Silico Onkologie (Modulation/Simulation onkologischer Erkrankungen am Computer) beschreibt dabei das komplexe Zusammenspiel von Medizin, Biologie und Technologie mit dem Ziel, das Wachstum bösartiger Tumorzellen sowie die Reaktion von Tumorgewebe und gesunden Zellen auf verschiedene therapeutische Ansätze am Computer zu simulieren. Ansätze und Möglichkeiten klinischer Datenverarbeitung, Aspekte des Datenschutzes sowie interaktive Tools zum Datentransfer und Data Sharing spielen daher eine wichtige Rolle.

Das Forschungsprojekt CHIC vereint Mediziner, Mathematiker, IT- und Datenschutzexperten sowie Ingenieure aus 7 europäischen Ländern und den USA in ihrem gemeinsamen Ziel, eine sog. Hypermodel-Infrastruktur zu entwickeln, mit der sich prognostizierte Tumorwachstums- sowie Therapieverläufe bildlich am Computer darstellen lassen.

Gastgeber der diesjährigen Veranstaltung ist Professor Norbert Graf, Kinderonkologe am Universitätsklinikum in Homburg und weltweit anerkannter Pionier im Bereich personalisierter Medizin. Während der CHIC Sommerakademie erhalten Nachwuchsforscher das nötige Hintergrundwissen, um die Grundlagen der vielschichtigen Krebs-Modellierung am Computer zu verstehen. Außerdem bietet die Sommerakademie eine Plattform zum Teilen der eigenen Forschungsarbeit und zur Vernetzung mit Nachwuchswissenschaftlern und Experten anderer Forschungsdisziplinen. Der offizielle Call-for-Papers wird voraussichtlich im Frühsommer 2015 veröffentlicht.


July 2015

Young researchers present their projects on the Open Day at Saarland University.

What if your watch could inform you about potential health issues at an early stage? The main focus of the members at the Chair in Information and Service Systems is to connect digital worlds of the future with today's business and service world, thus creating space for innovation. At Saarland University's Open Day, young researchers will present their current projects on data analysis in heath care (mobile health), production processes of the future (smart production), and interactive lectures (smart student platform).

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When?

Saturday, 4th of July 11:00-11:30 am, 1:30-2:00 pm, and 3:30-4:00 pm

Where?

Building A5 3, Room 2.03

For more information on Saarland University's Open Day as well as the detailed program click here.


May 2015

... in September 2015 is open now. Detailed information here.

The summer school is an intensive hands-on introduction to data science for doctoral researchers and advanced students. Open places can be given to professionals. The registration fee for the summer school includes all sessions, lunch, coffee breaks and the social event. PhD students from Saarland University will get a co-funding of 50.00€ by the GradUS program of Saarland University. Some co-funding will also be available to help cover part of the attendance costs for non-Saarland University PhD students.

Registration for Master students To register, please send a message with your name, your course of studies and your current semester to contact@iss.uni-saarland.de. Afterwards, you will receive a code to enrol to the course “Data Science Summer School 2015” under http://lehre.iss.uni-saarland.de.

Registration for PhD students To register, please send a message with your name, the research field of your thesis as well as the university and institute (with url) you are working at to contact@iss.uni-saarland.de. Afterwards, you will receive a code to enrol to the course “Data Science Summer School 2015” under http://lehre.iss.uni-saarland.de.

Registration for professionals To register, please send an application including CV and motivation letter until 31st of July, 2015 to contact@iss.uni-saarland.de. If you are accepted you will be notified until 15th of August, 2015. Afterwards, you will receive a code to enrol to the course “Data Science Summer School 2015” under http://lehre.iss.uni-saarland.de.


"Dear professor, I have a question..."

Summer 2015

Starting in the summer term 2015, participants of the lecture information management can interact with Prof. Maaß by means of the smart student service.

The communication between the students and the professor is bi-directional. During the lecture, students can post questions using their laptop or mobile device. Those questions will then be answered and discussed during the lecture by the professor. Furthermore, Prof. Maaß can ask multiple-choice questions through the platform. Those questions evaluate the understanding of the presented contents and help students to reflect on the discussed topics. Additionally they help the professor to assess the comprehensibility of his lecture.

The objective is to better integrate students into the lecture. Especially in bigger classes, students are very reserved and do not dare to ask questions. Therefore questioning is always anonymized.

During the next weeks a new update will also activate some kind of „mood barometer“ for the students. The „mood barometer“ should allow students not only to give feedback regarding the comprehensibility, but also evaluate interestingness of the presented contents. That information allows the professor to not only improve his lectures in real time, but also to enhance his presentations slides every year.


September 2015

The 2nd Data Science summer school will take place from 21-25 September 2015 at Saarland University.

Registration phase will be opened soon.

The summer school is an intensive hands-on introduction to data science for doctoral researchers and advanced students. It addresses the need for future experts in data science that venture to solve big-data challenges with skills in business, science and computing – “a combination that is still hard to find” (cf. Mattmann, Nature 2013). We will introduce you to basic but also advanced statistics and its application in business and healthcare situations. Lectures are combined with hands-on modules that will help you to understand theoretical principles and how to apply them.


Lectures in summer term 2015

Summer 2015

Registration for "Information Management" in upcoming Summer term is now open. "Innovation Management" will not take place on SoSe 2015.

"Information Management" consists of lecture and exercise (6 CP). Registration for exam via VIPA.


Exam Inspections WS 14/15

April 2015

Dates for inspection of exams of WT, DLM and VE are fixed.

  • WT - 22.04.2015 - 1-2 pm (please, register via email to Tom Michels (tom.michels@iss.uni-saarland.de))
  • DLM - 20.04.2015 - 10-12 am (please, register via email to Ruchi Dhiman (ruchi.dhiman@iss.uni-saarland.de))
  • VE - 23.04.2015 - 3-4 pm (please, register via email to Sabine Janzen (sabine.janzen@iss.uni-saarland.de))

Visionary architecture and product concepts ...

29th of January, 2015

... between architecture, design, computer science and research - guest lecture by Alessandro Quaranta (OKINLAB) at 29th of January, 2015 in room 0.01, building C3 1.

Within the lecture "Value Engineering", Alessandro Quaranta, founder and CEO of OKINLAB, holds a guest lecture.

  • Speaker: Alessandro Quaranta (OKINLAB GmbH)
  • When? 29th January 2015, 16.15
  • Where? Room 0.01, Building C3 1

The Laboratory for Visionary Architecture & Design Concepts was founded by Nikolas Feth and Alessandro Quaranta and is located in the starter center of Saarland University. Starting point and desire of the founders was to shape living and working environment of humans in a more ergonomic, sustainable, effective and harmonious way. OKINLAB works at the interface between architecture, design, computer science and research. There, the use of advanced digital designs and production methods play a central role. The interdisciplinary OKINLAB team enables an efficient process - from design to implementation.The goal is to bring functionality, ergonomics and aesthetics in line. Alessandro Quaranta presents his business, gives an inside-view into his experiences as founder of a start-up and explains, where challenges and opportunities in building up a start-up.
Alessandro Quaranta is CEO and founder of the Labroratory for Visionary Architecture & Design Concepts. He studied business administration at Saarland University and at Università degli Studi di Siena. He focused on the field of strategy, process and IT-consulting at Saarland University. Based on research in the context of his thesis about quality management as basis of international competitiveness in research and teaching, he developed a quality management system for business incubators and academic spin-offs. From 2009 to 2012, he was lecturer in Business Simulations and speaker at the contact agency for knowledge and technology transfer at Saarland University, especially in the sector technologically-innovative start-up projects.

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DA4RBI activity has been nominated as candidate for EIT Innovation Award!

18. Dezember 2014

As part of the DA4RBI-project, we are glad to announce this enjoyable news in which we have contributed by our research activities.

The winner will be selected from the 6 remaining finalist in the end of march.

Der Gewinner wird abschließend im März aus 6 Finalisten gewählt.


Entrepreneur day at Saarland University

17.11.2014, 14:00 Uhr

Prof. Wolfgang Maaß will talk about "Smart Services for a patient-oriented health care" at the entrepreneur day at Saarland University.

Durch dieses Forum für Wirtschaftsvertreter und Wissenschaftler sollen Diskussionen angeregt, die Zusammenarbeit vertieft sowie ein Beitrag zur Entwicklung von Strategien für den Mittelstand geleistet werden.

Der diesjährige Unternehmertag steht unter dem Thema „Aktuelle Aspekte im Mittelstand“. Die thematisch zweigeteilte Veranstaltung umfasst einerseits den Schwerpunkt Rechnungswesen und Abschlussprüfung mit Vorträgen von Herrn Prof. Dr. Alois Paul Knobloch und Herrn WP/StB Prof. Dr. Peter Oser und andererseits den Schwerpunkt Gesundheitswesen und Informatik mit Vorträgen von Herrn Prof. Dr. Martin Dietrich und Herrn Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Maaß.

Nach der Verleihung des Ernst & Young-Förderpreises an Herrn Dr. Eric Huber sind Sie herzlich eingeladen zu Gesprächen bei einem Umtrunk.

Bitte melden Sie Ihre Teilnahme unter folgender E-Mail-Adresse an: t.lenkawa@univw.uni-saarland.de

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10EUR Amazon Voucher wants Owner!

November, 2014

Participants in "shopping assistant" study in November wanted (app. 30 min); registration via Doodle.

The study takes place at Saarland University campus in building B4.4. For your participation (app. 30 minutes) you will get a 10EUR Amazon voucher.


Inspection of exams "Innovationsmanagement"

21st of October, 2014

Tuesday, 21st of October, 2014, 10 a.m - 12.a.m., building A5 3, room 2.01 (ISS Chair) (please register via eMail at Mr Martin Jungmann: martin.jungmann@iss.uni-saarland.de).


Inspection of exams "Informationsmanagement"

21st of October, 2014

Tuesday, 21st of October, 2014, 10 a.m - 4.p.m., building A5 3, room 2.01 (ISS Chair) (please register via eMail at Mrs Nina Fischer: nina.fischer@iss.uni-saarland.de).


1st of Octobre, 2014

Prof. Wolfgang Maaß will talk at the event "economy meets science" with the topic "Value Engineering: Developement of products and services for intelligent environments.


September, 2014

Registration for "Value Engineering", "Web Technologies" and "Service Management und Information Systems" in upcoming Winter term is now open.

All lectures consist of theory lecture and exercise (6 CP). Registration is possible until 9th of November, 2014.


24th-26th of September, 2014

Organized by Prof. Wolfgang Maaß (Chair ISS), the 1st Data Science summer school will take place at Saarland University from 24th-26th of September, 2014.

Data Science is one of the hottest topics in research at the moment but accumulates increasing interest in industry as well. Related concepts like cloud computing and big data are well-used in industry and media but they represent only marginal aspects of this fascinating research field.

Besides teaching pure theoretic understanding, the Data Science summer school is intended to facilitate a mathematical and a business-oriented understanding that enables participants not only to understand but also to apply concepts related to Data Science. Described by Thomas Davenport as "sexiest job of the 21st century", the need for Data Scientists will increase dramatically in the coming years. The Data Science summer school targets this topic in order to prepare students accordingly.

Well-known speakers from Europe and the USA introduce the required basic statistical principles, opportunities of data processing as well as Data Science applications in lectures and workshops. Beside lectures and workshops, participants will have the opportunity to get into contact with lecturers and other participants during the social event – a cozy “Saarland barbecue”.

Supported by the graduate program of Saarland University (GradUS), the Data Science summer school addresses all interested Master and PhD students. For more information regarding the event and registration, visit www.iss.uni-saarland.de/de/ds-summerschool/


Winner of University for Children

13th of August

Related to "the bathroom of the future" contest of the university for children on May 14th, a coupon for the climbing park in Saarbrücken has been issued to the winner Benedikt Morawetz.

At the university for children "the bathroom of the future" on May 14th, participant children were asked to submit ideas regarding the intelligent bathroom of the future as a short-story. Out of all submissions, Benedikt Morawetz, who imagined a USB-connectable tooth brush that could store and play music, has been rewarded as the winner of the contest. As a price, a coupon for the climbing park in Saarbrücken has been issued to Benedikt Morawetz.


Summer School "Neuro-IS and R" @ UdS

16th-17th of September, 2014

Get in touch with neuro information systems and data analysis by means of R.

The Neuro-IS and R Summer School will take place on the 16th and 17th of September. The two-day event is aiming at Bachelor- and Masterstudents as well as PhD students. The respective topics are among others related to Neuro Information Systems (Neuro-IS) as mobile applications in retail stores and healthcare, collection of physiological parameters (e.g. skin conductance, field of vision) and an introduction to data analysis with R. The registration can be performed through the respective registration website. The number of participants is limited to 15 people. A certificate of attendance can be issued on request.


July 2014

Prof. Wolfgang Maaß was appointed as a member of task force 1 of the "Zukunftsprojekt 2 (ZP2)" of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (Acatech).

"Smart Service World - Web-based services for the economy" is the working committee for developing strategic recommendations on implementing the second future project of the promoter group "Digital economy and society" of the research union Economy - Science. Under the chairmanship of Henning Kagermann, president of acatech, and Frank Riemensperger, chairman of the executive board of the Accenture plc the working committee is congregating, from March 2013 on, more than 150 representatives from the industry, science, unions, confederations and administrative authorities. The latter discuss, in five cross-sector and cross-disciplin research groups, the opportunities and challenges of smart services „Made in Germany".


Guest Lecture "Nichts geht über ein gutes Schutzschild"

17th of July, 2014

Speaker: Martin Monzel (Lactopia GmbH) When? 17th of July, 2014, 16:15 p.m.
Where? Building B4 1, Room 0.20

What does Iron-Man have to do with a Saarbrücker biotech-start-up? The Lactopia Ltd is specialized in developing, producing novel probiotic products in cosmetic, aliment and medical areas and bringing them to market with distribution partners. Furthermore, the sales and distribution of starter cultures for the aliment industry represents a second pillar for the company. The products and optimizations developed by Lactopia include natural, unchanged micro organisms which support a balanced microbial environment and the health of the consumer.

In the presentation, the scientific backgrounds of the concept are described and the daily worries and hardships of a start-up illustrated.

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November 2014

Wolfgang Maaß is a member of the program committee of EKAW 2014.

The 19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management is concerned with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modeling and managing knowledge, and its role in the construction of knowledge-intensive systems and services for the semantic web, knowledge management, e-business, natural language processing, intelligent information integration, etc. The focus of the 19th edition of EKAW will be on "Diversity".

The conference will take place in Linköping, Sweden at Konsert & Kongress from November 24-28, 2014.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission: July 9, 2014
  • Full Paper Submission: July 16, 2014

Guest Lecture "Big Data, Mobile, Cloud, Social - The Big Change in IS"

25.06.2014

Speaker: Dr. Wolfram Jost (Software AG) When? Wednesday, 25th of June, 2014; 10:30 a.m. Where? Building B4 1, Room Auditorium Maximum

Currently, the world of information technology is probably in its biggest change since its invention. Nearly every part of our everyday life is affected by this. The sentence "Software is eating the world" encapsulate this development. In the area of corporate IT the traditional implementation architecture is being tested and underlies dramatical changes. The changes are driven by four essentially forces: Cloud, Mobile, Social and Big Data. Modern application systems are cloud enabled, have a strong social collaboration components, are available on mobile terminal devices and nearly scale linear. The technological instruments like Memory Computing, NoSQL, Hadoop, Event Processing, Real Tim Analytics and Design Thinking play a crucial role.

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June 2014

“Home Support of Obese Children and Adolescents by Means of Health Information Technology System: A Pilot Study for a Psychosomatic Based Therapy Concept” gets fPmh award in Basel.

The 3rd yearly congress hosted by Swiss pediatric-society (SGP), Swiss Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Physiotherapy (SGKJPP) and the Children's Surgical Society has awarded the PathMate-Abstract “Home Support of Obese Children and Adolescents by Means of Health Information Technology System: A Pilot Study for a Psychosomatic Based Therapy Concept” by Büchter, D., Kowatsch, T., Brogle, B., Dintheer, A., Wiegand, D., Pletikosa Cvijikj, I., Maass, W., l’Allemand, D. und J. Laimbacher with the fPmh award.

The foederatio Paedo medicorum helveticorum (fPmh), the first lobby for child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy awards this prize (CHF 1000) in their annual meeting. Read more about the congress: http://www.congrex-switzerland.com/fpmh2014


May 2014

Online study: participants wanted! 5 EUR Amazon vouchers as compensation.

Within this study that is part of our research project SatIN, we will investigate intentions in sales conversations. First 120 participants that have correctly answered the control questions will receive a 5 EUR Amazon voucher.

Participating in the study will take app. 20 minutes. All data will be analyzed and processed completely anonymized. The results will be used exclusively in a scientific context.

Please, use a desktop PC or a notebook with one of the following browsers for participating in the study: Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox. Link to study: bit.ly/satin2014


Kids University: Being Gyro Gearloose!

14th of May, 2014

Last Wednesday, Wolfgang Maaß and Klecks Klever welcomed numerous young students to the first lecture of the "Kids University".

Inventors have many ideas and design great products. But where do these ideas come from? Together with Prof. Wolfgang Maaß the students of the university for children of Saarbrücken adressed this question. Developing ideas and be innovative is no matter of age. With examples from real life, Prof. Maaß explained to the children that they only have to think what they want to improve of things from everyday life. The young students became fast inventors themselves with an example of a new toothbrush. Afterwards, Wolfgang Maaß presented the kids a bathroom of the future, which arose from a research project of the chair. After the lecture some children could visit this bathroom.

The children can send their ideas in form of a little story for the intelligent bathroom or other things from everyday life to Prof.Maaß. (via E-Mail to meinegeschichte4KU@gmail.com). Among the transmittals, a voucher will be raffled for the climbing park in Saarbrücken.

Because of the great crowd at the viewing of the bathroom last wednesday and after multiple demands, there will be one to two extra viewing appointments for the kids, who would want to see the bathroom. Please register for the tour at our employee Nina Fischer

The pictures of the university of children can be seen here

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Inspection of exams "Informationsmanagement"

19th of May, 2014

Thursay, 6th of June, 2014, 10 a.m - 12.a.m., building A5 3, room 2.01 (ISS Chair) (please register via eMail at Mrs Nina Fischer: nina.fischer@iss.uni-saarland.de).


23.-25. June, 2014

Prof. Wolfgang Maaß will talk at the 1. europatriates congress for the solution of the youth unemployment in europe.


Innovation Networks, Business Clusters, Big Data ...

Summer term 2014

This week, our lectures Information and Innovation Management will start.

In the upcoming term, new topics will be part of the curriculum, e.g., Industry 4.0, Innovation Networks and Business Clusters.

The lecture Information Management deals with the IT management basics. Topics like IT controlling, enterprise architectures, system architectures, mobile and cloud computing as well as data modeling will be discussed. The lecture Innovation Management focuses on topics like knowledge management, innovation strategies, experimental strategies, Open Innovation as well as adoption and diffusion. The theoretical foundations will be supported by guest lectures and exercises.


MKWI 2014 Panel Digital Life

26.-28.Februar, 2014

For the conference in business informatics Prof. Wolfgang Maaß has contributed to the topic "Digital Life" from the 26th to 28th of February, 2014 in Paderborn, Germany.

Abstract: It began with e-mail and e-banking. Today there is a huge spectrum of application systems, which change the private life of many people. This range from applications in a joined-up car to controling the heater up to mobile fitness and health assistants. Therefore, an interdisciplinary topic area „Digital Life“ is opening, which is of high importance in research and practical fields. However, this lies beyond the established topic areas of business informatics. This raises the question, which concrete contribution the business informatics can accomplish, how they can achieve that and how the existing methods and concepts from the business informatics can be developed further to adapt the topic. These questions shall be discussed in this panel.

A recording of the talk and the following discussion from Prof. Wolfgang Maaß can be found here


Happy tomatoes and kind bathrooms!

14th of May, 2014

Within the programme "Kinder-Uni Saar 2014", Wolfgang Maass will give a lecture for kids at 14th of May, 2014, 4 p.m., AudiMax (B4 1). The title of the lecture will be "How will the bathroom of the future look like?"

Will a mirror be able to display weather information? How can we test, whether plants are happy? Answers to these and further questions will be given by Prof. Wolfgang Maass in his lecture. The "Kinder-Uni" is organized in cooperation by Saarland University and Saarbrücker Zeitung. 8 to 14 years old girls and boys are welcome and can register here.

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Colloquium "Bayesian Statistics"

Summer term 2014

Kick off meeting of cooperative colloquium "Bayesian Statistics" takes place at 14th of April, 2014, 2 p.m. Interested Master and PhD students, please register here.

In many areas which are dominated by empirical research, e.g. economy, psychology or sociology, scientific research consists of the analysis of complex systems. The dependencies in these systems are unknown and a stochastic approach appears reasonable. By implication, the assumptions about the stochastic terms have a direct impact on the results of the research program. To include this circumstance, the model should implement any information given and update the model if it appears necessary. This is the main characteristic of Bayesian Statistics, which focus lies on conditional probabilities. This approach enables an inductive model update or model learning via Bayes´ Rule, which takes every information given into account. This course imparts the basic principles of the Bayesian approach and compares them with non-Bayesian methods which are widely used in many scientific domains. Furthermore, some practical applications with the software program R are also part of this course.


Inspection of Exams Web Technologies

23rd of April, 2014

April 23rd 2014, 10-12 p.m., building A5 3, 2nd floor, room 2.01.1, Registration: Please send a mail to Christian Theres


24.-26. April, 2014

Prof. Wolfgang Maaß is member of the program committee of the 9th International Danube Adria Association for Automation & Manufacturing (DAAAM) Baltic Conference

Deadline : 16. Februar, 2014

24.-26. April, 2014, Tallinn, Estonia

Abstract: The DAAAM-Baltic 2014, an international conference on industrial engineering for SMEs explores trends in product and manufacturing development based on use of IT and computer systems. Its scope ranges from design engineering, production engineering, production management, materials engineering as well as mechatronics and system design. The main idea of starting this conference was to give for young scientists in the area of Baltic and Northern countries an opportunity to introduce their works, find partners. Conference aims to bring together researchers from the academic communities and enterprise sector to share their experiences and to foster collaboration. The DAAAM Baltic 2014 focus will encompass theoretical and practical methodologies, resolving technologies of CAD, CAE, MPC and etc, considering completeness, dynamics of change, new technology insertion, complexity, integration, and time to market. Submission of industrial research is welcome. DAAAM-Baltic meetings belong into network of DAAAM International events (DAAAM – Danube Adria Association for Automation and Manufacturing). The conference includes five sections with a variety of topics.ics.


Petition zur Zukunft der Universität des Saarlandes

28.01.2014

Petition GEGEN die Gründung einer „Business School Saarland“ in Form einer Gesamthochschule und FÜR die Sicherung einer umfassenden akademischen Grundversorgung!

„Die Empfehlung des Wissenschaftsrates zur Einrichtung einer „Business School Saarland“ ist ein Irrweg, den wir auf das Entschiedenste ablehnen. Er zerstört unsere Zukunftschancen und die des Saarlandes. Wir fordern deshalb energisch den Erhalt einer universitären Wirtschaftswissenschaft als Einheit der Universität des Saarlandes. Aufgrund der aktuellen Wirtschaftslage des Saarlandes sollen künftig drastische Sparmaßnahmen ergriffen werden. Erste Opfer dieser Politik sind augenscheinlich die saarländischen Hochschulen, insbesondere die Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät! Wir sprechen uns gegen eine derartige „Verstümmelung“ des saarländischen Studienangebots aus und drängen darauf, dass bei Kürzungsvorhaben nicht bei der Bildung angesetzt wird!


Guest Lecture "Data Science"

05.02.2014

Referent: Dr. Ulrich Kerzel (Blue Yonder)
Wann? 05.02.2014; 10:15 Uhr
Wo? Gebäude B4 1, Raum 0.26

Abstract: Data science incorporates varying elements and builds on techniques and theories from many fields, including mathematics, statistics, data engineering, pattern recognition and learning, and high performance computing with the goal of extracting meaning from data and creating data products. Whereas a traditional data analyst may look only at data from a single source – a CRM system, for example – a data scientist will most likely explore and examine data from multiple disparate sources. The data scientist will sift through all incoming data with the goal of discovering a previously hidden insight, which in turn can provide a competitive advantage or address a pressing business problem. A data scientist does not simply collect and report on data, but also looks at it from many angles, determines what it means, then recommends ways to apply the data. A major goal of data science is to make it easier for others to find and coalesce data with greater ease. Data science technologies impact how we access data and conduct research across various domains, including the biological sciences, medical informatics, social sciences and the humanities.

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Neuro-IS and R

January, 2014

On January 29th and 30th, the tutorial "Neuro-IS and R in Practice" will take place at chair ISS.

The tutorial for Bachelor and Master students consists of theoretical explanations and practical exercises. The number of participants is limited to 15 people. A participation certificate will be given. Registration for the tutorial will be organized via ISS learning platform.


Re-thinking surfboards as snowboards

September, 2013

Innovation management - Prof. Wolfgang Maaß was interviewed concerning this topic by Lothar Warscheid - editor of the newspaper Saarbrücker Zeitung.

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Visit from Presidents Club

07th of October, 2013

Last Monday, the 3rd meeting of the presidents club of Saarland University took place at Chair ISS.

Objectives of these meetings are the introduction of interesting chairs to the 24 industrial representatives as well as the iniitation of discussions concerning cutting-edge topics in research and industry.

This time, the presidents club was held at chair ISS. The focus of the meeting laid on talks, projects and demonstrations presenting the work of chair ISS. Concerning the topics "application of information technology in therapy of obese children", "strategically acting dialogue systems at the Point Of Sale", "sensor-based production systems", "Healthcare 4.0" and "context-aware information systems", chair ISS got great feedback by the presidents club.

President Linneweber and his team, Mrs. Stephanie Böcker (support activities marketing) and Mr. Bernd Grohs (Fundraising-representative) welcomed i.a.: Mr. Oswald Bubel (President of Verband der saarländischen Unternehmerverbände, CEO of Hager SE), Dr. Matthias Dieter (Co-owner and COO of Hydac interational), Prof. Dr. Peter Hartz (former chief human resources officer of Volkswagen AG, chief human resources officer of Dillinger Hütte), Mr. Heiner Löhl (CEO of Bank 1 Saar), Mr. Joachim Malter (CEO of Verband der metallverarbeitenden und Elektrounternehmen des Saarlandes), Prof. Dr. Sylvia Martin (Owner of Möbel Martin Group), Mr. Hans-Werner Sander (CEO of Sparkasse Saarbrücken), Dr. Harald Schneider, Mr. Peter Stockhorst (CEO of Cosmos Versicherungen AG) and Dr. Hanspeter Georgi (former Minister of Economic Affairs of Saarland).


Winter term = Big Data, NoSQL, Map/Reduce ...

Winter term

Interested in web technologies? In upcoming Winter term, the lecture "Web Technologies" will take place again.

Contents of the lecture include basics like HTML, CSS and JavaScript/AJAX. Furthermore there will be an overview of the classic databases in the context of the LAMP Stack and the MVC Pattern. NoSQL databases and XML/XQuery/xPath and XSLT will be viewed as well as the area of semantic data-representation with lower-case semantics, Web Ontology Language (OWL), Reasoning and rule-based conclusion. The end of the lecture will consist of the topics Big Data and Map/Reduce. All topics of the lecture will be practically applied by the students in the weekly exercises.


Value Engineering in Winter term!

Winter term

The new lecture "Value Engineering" extends the lecture "Product-Service Information Systems (ProSIS)" and offers a systemic insight into the creation of complex systems.

Topics like design science, product and service development as well as design and empirical evaluation of hybrid products will be discussed in the lecture and deepened in exercises. Within the exercises, you will form small project teams to use your obtained knowledge in case studies. After completing the course, all participants will be able to analyze systems and to specify customer needs. Furthermore, they will be familiar with performing team-based design processes and validating resulting designs empirically.


Inspection of Exams

5th of September, 2013

  • Inspection of Exam "Informationsmanagement (IFM)": Monday, 23rd of September, 2013, 10a.m.-12a.m., building B4 1, room 0.06
  • Inspection of Exam "Innovationsmanagement (IVM)": Tuesday, 8th of October, 2013, 2p.m.-4p-m., building A5 3, room 2.03 (ISS Chair) (please register via eMail at Mrs Sabine Janzen: sabine.janzen@iss.uni-saarland.de).

July 2013

The radio station SR 2 reported about the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Prof. Maass gave an interview for this feature and the Intelligent Bathroom was featured as well.

The radio feature can be heard on the media website of the radio station.


Exams

July/August 2013

  • Information Management: 30.07.13, 5-7 p.m., B4 1, Audimax (A-HE), Room 0.18 (HF-KO), Room 0.19 (KP-MER), Bio. (MES-RO), Chemie (RP-ST), Room 0.06 (SU-WI), Room 0.23 (WK-Z);
  • Innovation Management: 01.08.13, 11-12 a.m., B4 1, Room 0.04

Guest lecture: "Cloud computing: What every Cloud consultant should know"

10th of July, 2013

Speaker: Herr Nitin Arora (Engagement Manager at Canopy Cloud)
When? Wednesday, 10th of July, 2013; 10:15 a.m.
Where? Building B4 1, Room: Auditorium Maximum

Agenda:
Cloud concepts
Why & how are companies using cloud?
What makes companies successful with cloud?
The cloud vendor landscape

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Guest lecture: "Mobile Application Usability: Conceptualization and instrument development"

8th of July, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Hartmut Höhle (Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas)
When? Monday, 8th of July, 2013, 2:15 p.m.
Where? Max Planck Institute, Building E1 7, Room 001

Abstract: This paper presents a mobile application usability conceptualization and survey instrument following the 10-step procedure recommended by MacKenzie et al. (2011). Specifically, we adapted Apple’s user experience guidelines to develop our conceptualization of mobile application usability that we then further developed into 19 first-order constructs that formed 6 second-order constructs. To achieve our objective, we collected 4 datasets: content validity (n=318), pre-test (n=440), validation (n=408) and cross-validation (n=412). The nomological validity of this instrument was established by examining its impact on two outcomes: continued intention to use and mobile application loyalty. We found that the constructs that represented our mobile application usability conceptualization were good predictors of both outcomes and compared favorably to an existing instrument based on Microsoft’s user experience guidelines. In addition to being an exemplar of the recent procedure of MacKenzie et al. to validate an instrument, this work provides a rich conceptualization and instrument for mobile application usability that can serve as a springboard for future work to understand the impacts of mobile application usability and can be used as a guide to design effective mobile applications.

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Guest lecture "Managing Innovation in Emerging Markets"

11th of July, 2013

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Marco Zeschky
When? Thursday, 11th of July, 2013, 10:15 a.m.
Where? B4 1, Room 0.05

Abstract The rise of innovation for and from emerging markets is a recent phenomenon that offers numerous opportunities and challenges for Western firms to do business in these markets. For Western firms, the sheer market size is a major driver to enter these markets, but challenges lie in overcoming rigid structures and strategies which have made these firms successful in the past. But, the business logic in emerging markets - especially at the the 'bottom of the pyramid' (BoP), i.e., the people who live on less than two dollars per day - is quite different from mature, Western markets. Western firms need to innovate their business models, product offerings, and organizational structures to meet the unique requirements of the customers at the BoP. This guest lecture looks at some of the core issues of creating innovation in emerging markets and the effects this has on mature, Western markets.

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18th-23rd of August, 2013

Prof. Wolfgang Maass will participate at the Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop "ICT Strategies for Bridging Biology and Precision Medicine" to be held at Schloss Dagstuhl (Wadern, Germany).


Open Day

22th of June 20013

During the open day of the Saarland University on the 22th of june there will be presetations and demos of the "intelligent bathroom". All visitors are welcome!

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Place: Building B4 4, Room 0.03.2 (Behind Building B 4.1, Eingang Innovation Lab)
Presentations: 11.00 & 14.00

We are looking forward to meet you!

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8th of May, 2013

According to WDR5 broadcast "LebensArt", the Intelligent Bathroom is one of the future dream bathrooms.


30th of April, 2013

The ISS-Team is conducting an experiment on April 30th 2013 to determine the validity of models in the process of information systems development.

The experiment consists of 3 parts and takes about 45 min. It will be conducted by two-person teams and will take place in building B4 4, Room 0.03.2 on 2 and 3 p.m. If you are interessted in taking part in this experiment, please register for your convenient timeframe on the following web site: http://bit.ly/17UMykP. You will receive an allowance in the amount of 7€ for your participation.


22nd of April, 2013

Information Management, Service Management and Product-Service Information Systems: April 22nd, 2-7p.m., building A5 3, 2nd floor, room 2.01.1, Registration online. No registration per email possible.


Open brown bag meeting "Talking to machines - shop floor communication"

16th of April, 2013


Open brown bag meeting "Smart Sensors and Plants"

9th of April, 2013

  • Speaker? Nina Fischer
  • Where? A5 3, room 2.03
  • When? 12:30-13:00

3rd of April, 2013

Information Management (Wednesday, 10:15-11:45, Audimax (B4 1)) and Innovation Management (Thursday, 10:15-11:45, Room 0.05 (B4 1))


IKS 2012 EU Review

14th-15th of March, 2013

Final review of EU project IKS in Luxembourg. Presentation of work done in 2012, e.g., "Showcasing of AmI use case", IKS validation, overview of Open Source code base.


Open brown bag meeting "Multiple Product-Machinery - Cyber-physical Interaction"

12th of March, 2013


4th of March, 2013

Next Monday, the registration for Information Management (IFM) and Innovation Management (IVM) is possible.

Please, use ISS Learning Platform for the registering for the Summer term lectures.


Joint seminar for Ph.D. students by Prof. Friedmann and Prof. Maass - "Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling"

Summer term 2013

Registrate until 28th of February, 2013 via ISS eLearning platform.


Student assistants wanted (Start: 1st of April, 2013)

8th of February, 2013

We search students for 2 free student assistant positions starting at 1st of April, 2013 (5-10 hours per week). Detailed information in the job advertisement under "Jobs".


Dates and rooms of exams ...

February 2013

... are available.

  • Dienstleistungsmanagement und Informationssysteme: 13th of Feb., 2013 (12am-2pm) (B4 1, Room 0.05)
  • Product-Service Information Systems: 12th of Feb., 2013 (4-6pm) (B4 1, Room 0.06)

April 2013:

  • Information Management: 3rd of April, 2013 (12:30 am-2:30pm) (B4 1, Room 0.19)

Guest lecture "Kundenorientierte Serviceleistungen im Multi-Channel Marketing und Vertrieb bei Villeroy und Boch"

23rd of January, 2013

Speaker: Thomas Ochs (CIO Villeroy & Boch AG)
When? 23rd of January, 2013, 10:15 a.m.
Where? Building B4 1, Room 0.24

Abstract
In diesem Vortrag skizziert Hr. Thomas Ochs, verantwortlich für das konzernweite Informationsmanagement im V&B Konzern Ansatzpunkte und Konzepte in welcher Form Produkte, Dienstleistungen und Prozesse besser am Markt sowie differenziert an Kundengruppen ausgerichtet werden konnten. Durch die Nutzung verschiedener Vertriebs- und Kommunikationskanäle spielt die Ausgestaltung der betriebswirtschaftlichen Softwareanwendungen wie z.B. dem CRM System, der Web Präsenz (B2B, B2C) oder der Filiallösung im eigenen Einzelhandel eine wesentliche Rolle. Anhand der beispielhaften Darstellung neu entstandener bzw. erweiterter interner und externen Serviceangebote wird der Mehrwert transparent dargestellt.


10th of January, 2013

Saarland University was awarded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) as one of the top three foundation universities in Germany.

The award covers high financial funding; within the next years, Saarland University will receive round about 2.7 million Euros of federal funds. The objective is to raise the number of company foundations at the university.


Guest lecture "Vom Apfel zum Apple - neue Wege im Lebensmitteleinzelhandel"

19th of December, 2012

Speaker: Benjamin Brüser (Manager of "Emmas Enkel")
When? 19th of December, 2012, 10:15 a.m.
Where? Building B4 1, Room 0.24

Abstract
In diesem Vortrag berichtet der erfolgreiche Jungunternehmer Benjamin Brüser, Gründer des Start-Ups "Emmas Enkel", dass sich die Konzepte eines klassischen Online-Shops und des altbekannten Tante Emma Ladens nicht gegenseitig ausschließen, sondern kombinieren lassen. Er gewährt einen Eindruck in sein entwickeltes Konzept des zeitlosen Einkaufs, welches klassischen Handel und e-Commerce erfolgreich miteinander verbindet. Neben der Vorstellung des Konzeptes "Einkaufen 3.0" am Beispiel des Düsseldorfer Ladengeschäfts gibt Benjamin Brüser Einblicke in die Vorteile des Cross-Channel-Konzepts.


Guest lecture "Usability Engineering in Theory and Practical Appliance"

15th of November, 2012

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dieter Wallach (Managing Director, ERGOSIGN GmbH)
When? 15th of November, 2012, 10:15 a.m.
Where? Room 0.26, B4 1

Abstract
Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung "Product-Service Information Systems" wird Prof. Dr. Dieter Wallach einen benutzerzentrierter Entwurfsansatz zur Entwicklung gebrauchstauglicher interaktiver Systeme vorstellen. Dieser wird theoretisch-methodisch begründet und an konkreten Projektbeispielen anschaulich illustriert. Ausgangspunkt der Darstellung bildet eine umfassende empirische Studie zur Bedeutung der Usability für den deutschen Mittelstand.

ERGOSIGN gehört zu den führenden Anbietern für User Interface Design-Dienstleistungen. Die Arbeitsschwerpunkte von Prof. Dr. Dieter Wallach liegen - neben der Geschäftsleitung - in der Weiterentwicklung von Usability Engineering-Methoden. Er verantwortet darüber hinaus den Bereich Research und sorgt als Professor für Human-Computer- Interaction für die Integration aktueller Forschungsergebnisse in die Arbeit der ERGOSIGN GmbH.

PDF (869 KB)


Sunday, 4th November, 2012, 4:30 P.M.

On Sunday, 4th November 2012, the intelligent bathroom developed in the project IKS will be presented in the German TV broadcast "ARD Ratgeber Haus+Garten". The broadcast will be at 4:30 P.M.


Start of ISS lectures in winter term 12/13

October 2012

The lectures of chair ISS in winter term 12/13 have just started: "Service Management and Information Systems" (each Wednesday, 10:15-11:45, Room: 0.24 in B4 1) and "Product-Service Information Systems" (each Thursday, 10:15-11:45, Room: 0.26 in B4 1).


Registration for the offered courses

The registration for courses offered in the upcoming WS 2012/13 is now open.

Visit the website of DLM or ProSIS to get further information.


Job advertisement

The Chair in Business Administration, esp. Information and Service Systems (ISS), has an open job position for a research associate. See details on our Jobs page.


24th-27th September

The 35th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence KI 2012 takes place in Saarbrücken from 24th-27th September. Wolfgang Maass is the leader of the "Reasoning & Machine Learning" session. Furthermore, he guides the tutorials as tutorial chair. On 24th September, he presented a tutorial together with Sabine Janzen on the subject of "Designing Ambient Intelligence Environments".


20th-21th September, 2012

Dr. Eva Yi-Yuan Yueh from Taiwan visited the ISS Chair for two days. She works as Deputy Director General at the "Innovative Digitech-Enabled Applications & Services Institute" (IDEAS) in Taipei. The IDEAS is part of the "Institute for Information Industry" in Taiwan.


October 2012

  • Informationsmanagement: 16th and 17th October, 2-7pm, building A5 3, 2nd floor, room 2.15, Registration online. No registration per email possible.
  • Innovationsmanagement: 16th October, building A5 3, 2nd floor, room 2.15, Registration via email with sabine.janzen@iss.uni-saarland.de.

Dates of Exams (resit) in October 2012

October 2012

Exams (resit)

  • Informationsmanagement: Thur, 04.10.2012 (08 am - 10 am)

  • Product-Service Information Systems: Thur, 04.10.2012 (12.30 pm - 02.30 pm)


Proceedings of seminar SemDLM in Summer term 2012

Summer term 2012

Proceedings of the seminar "New Issues of Service Management" are available online. In Summer term 2012, the focus lay on the topic "Design of Information Systems".

PDF (3.33 MB)


Dates of Exams

August 2012

Dates of exams for August 2012:

  • Informationsmanagement: Thur, 02.08.2012 (09-11 am)

  • Innovationsmanagement: Fri., 10.08.2012, Room 0.05 in B4.1 (12-01 pm)


19th - 20th of July, 2012

Representatives of research, retail and logistics will meet from 19th - 20th of July in St. Wendel for discussing the increasing influence of information and communication technologies in retail. (Organized by Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Maass)

Main topics of the key notes are practical applications and experiences with digital signage, innovations in mobile payment and the development of e-commerce towards an emotional shopping experience amongst others. Beside the key notes, guests of the ITH will have the opportunity to test innovative demonstrations of innovative technologies in retail.

Chair ISS will present a demonstrator developed in the RESPOND project. It is a "Smart Sales Support" system to support sales people in counseling interviews with customers.

Further information concerning the location and programme of the symposium as well as the registration can be found here.


19th/20th June, 2012

A press release concerning the research project "PathMate" has been published. The newspaper St.Galler Tagblatt released an article regarding this project.

The objective of this this research project is the examination of the treatment of overweight children with the help of technology. The project runs for three years and is financed by the Swiss National Fond. Project leader of "PathMate" is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Maass.

Please find the press release here:

PDF (181 KB)


18th July, 2012

The inaugural lecture of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Maass took place on 18th July. Subject of the lecture was "The Design of Product Service Information Systems".


31st May, 2012

Speaker: Dr. Steffen Roehn (Former Chief Information Officer of Deutsche Telekom)
When? 31st May, 2012, 10.15am
Where? Audimax, Building B4 1

Abstract
Die „Unternehmensarchitektur“ (“Enterprise Architecture”) als Teil des Fachgebietes „Informationsmanagement“ versteht sich als Methode, die Geschäfts-, Prozess-, Informations-, Applikations- und technische Architekturen so zu integrieren, dass ein Unternehmen bestmöglich durch IT unterstützt wird. Dabei sollen traditionell vor allem zwei Probleme gelöst werden: Systemkomplexität und mangelnde Ausrichtung zwischen Geschäftsanforderungen und der (existierenden) IT. In jüngster Zeit entwickelt sich der Anspruch der Unternehmensarchitektur immer mehr zu einer Methodik, eine gesamte IT-Strategie abzubilden und somit den Fahrplan zu einer bestmöglichen IT-Unterstützung eines Unternehmens zu beschreiben.

Ziel des Gastvortrages von Dr. Steffen Rohen ist es, aus Sicht eines CIO eines internationalen Konzerns eine kritische Betrachtung auf das Teilgebiet „Unternehmensarchitektur“ und dessen Nutzen im konkreten Unternehmensalltag vorzunehmen.

Dr. Steffen Roehn übernahm die Verantwortung für die konzernweite IT der Deutschen Telekom als Chief Information Officer (CIO) am 1. Mai 2009. Am 1.11.2000 begann er als Geschäftsführer IT der T-Mobile Deutschland im Konzern Deutsche Telekom. Zusätzlich zu dieser Aufgabe übernahm er die Rolle des CIO als Mitglied des Bereichsvorstandes der internationalen T-Mobile Gruppe im Jahr 2006. In seiner Zeit bei der Deutschen Telekom hat er durch die Einführung einer globalen IT-Organisation, Erhöhung der Kundendatensicherheit und einer Komplexitätsreduktion der IT die Weichen für die Zukunft gestellt. Vor seiner Zeit bei der Deutschen Telekom hat Steffen Roehn erfolgreich Unternehmen der Branchen Telekommunikation, HighTech, Finanzdienstleistungen und Konsumgüter beraten. Er führte zuletzt bis zum Jahr 2000 die Diebold Management Beratung als Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung. Er startete seine Karriere bei der weltweit operierenden Unternehmensberatung Gemini Consulting. Dr. Steffen Roehn besitzt ein Diplom und Doktor in Physik von der Universität Mainz. Seine Doktorarbeit untersuchte hochenergetische Lepton-Zerfallskanäle beim Speicherring LEP am europäischen Kernforschungszentrum CERN in Genf.

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The German radio station SR 2 reported about the intelligent bathroom, which has been developed in the project IKS at chair ISS. The radio feature - broadcasted on Wednesday, 9th - can be heard on the media website of the radio station.

"Intelligent" Bathroom (Photograph: Oliver Dietze)


Guest Lecture "What makes an apple (dis)similar to an orange and how does this matter for new product development"

9th of May, 2012

Speaker: Prof. Michael Gibbert, Ph.D. (Institute of Marketing and Communication, University of Lugano)
When? 09.05.2012, 10:15 a.m.
Where? Room 0.21, Building B4 1

Abstract
What does the coffee brand Starbucks have in common with sofas? What about Nike sneakers and mp3 players? A while ago most marketing experts would have replied that those things had nothing in common, suggesting to stay clear of any extension product that was not similar to the brand’s core product. Lately the interpretation of what “similar” means has changed, and with it the boundaries of new product development.

Michael Gibbert is Professor of Marketing at the Communications Department at Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano. Before joining the Lugano faculty, he was a faculty member at Bocconi University, Milan (first Assistant, then Associate Professor), and Adjunct Professor at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Strategy from St. Gallen University and taught or researched at the Yale School of Management, INSEAD, and Ludwid Maximilian’s University in Munich. He edited the bestselling “Siemens Knowledge Management Case Book” (John Wiley and Sons) beside other case research with companies such as BASF, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank, and Novartis. His academic work on case study methods appeared in Journal of Management Inquiry, Management and Organizational History, MIT Sloan Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Organizational Research Methods.

PDF (280 KB)


April 23rd, 2012

The press release regarding the "intelligent" bathroom of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Maass and his team is now available here.

In the course of the IKS project, the ISS chair develops a bathroom which offeres personalized information to the bathroom user. The information is presented on the mirror, the shower cabin or a partition in the bathroom. Via sensors, cameras and voice recognition, the bathroom identifies the person and also his position in the bathroom. According to this, e.g., the weather forecast, the news and the person's favorite music are presented at the current position of the person.

"Intelligent" Bathroom (Photograph: Oliver Dietze)


February/March 2013

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Maass will be in the Programme Commitee of 11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik for the track ”Integrierte Systeme in der Industrie“ (Integrated Systems in Industry). The WI2013 will take place at Leipzig University from February, 27th until March, 1st 2013.


3rd April, 2012

The ISS team visited the Innovative Retail Laboratory (IRL). In this research lab, innovations for retail are developed, e.g., intelligent shopping assistants and navigation systems for the shopping cart.


Summer term 2012

The ISS chair offers two new lectures in this summer term: Informationsmanagement (Management of Information Systems, IFM) for Bachelor students and Innovationsmanagement (Management of Innovations, IVM) for Master students.


16th March, 2012

Within the lecture Dienstleistungsmanagement (Service Management), the students presented their results of a case study at Deutsche Telekom in Bonn.


May 2012

The first Future Internet Assembly (FIA) will take place in Aalborg, Denmark, from 10th-11th May, 2012. Within this assembly, show cases of successful IoT applications can be presented in the session “IoT applications & business models”.


September, 24th-27th, 2012

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Maass will be tutorial chair of the 35th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2012). The conference will take place in Saarbrücken, Germany, September, 24th-27th, 2012.


Dates for inspection of exams

April 2012

Dates for inspection of exams are now available.

Dienstleistungsmanagement

Tuesday, 17 April, 10-12am, (building A5 3, room 2.15). Please sign up per email with Simone Orth.

Product-Service Information Systems

Tuesday, 17 April, 2-4pm (building A5 3, room 2.01.01). Please sign up per email with Sabine Janzen.

Web Technologien

Tuesday, 24 April, 10-12am, (building A5 3, room 2.01.02). Please sign up per email with Andreas Filler.


March 2012

The ISS chair is carrying out a study in the area of conceptual modeling of information systems. This includes an online experiment, for which participants are needed. Participants will have the chance to win an Amazon voucher.

1st prize: 30 EUR/$

2nd prize: 20 EUR/$

3rd prize 10 EUR/$

Participation is possible until Friday, March 9, 2012.

We are looking forward to your participation!


February/March 2012

The ISS chair will carry out a project in co-operation with Duravit AG.


October 2012

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Maass will be a member of the Program Commitee of the 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2012). The conference will take place in Galway, Ireland, from 8th October until 12th October 2012.


The new book "Semantic Technologies in Content Managament Systems" by Wolfgang Maass and Tobias Kowatsch (eds.) is now available.

Content Management Systems (CMSs) are used in almost every industry by millions of end-user organizations. In contrast to the 90s, they are no longer used as isolated applications in one organization but they support critical core operations in business ecosystems. Content management today is more interactive and more integrative: interactive because end-users are increasingly content creators themselves and integrative because content elements can be embedded into various other applications. The authors of this book investigate how Semantic Technologies can increase interactivity and integration capabilities of CMSs and discuss their business value to millions of end-user organizations. This book has therefore the objective, to reflect existing applications as well as to discuss and present new applications for CMSs that use Semantic Technologies. An evaluation of 27 CMSs concludes this book and provides a basis for IT executives that plan to adopt or replace a CMS in the near future.

Available at Springer Verlag and Amazon.

Information and order:

PDF (329 KB)


Case Study in co-operation with Deutsche Telekom AG.

Winter term 2011/2012

The ISS chair performs a case study with students in co-operation with Deutsche Telekom AG. This case study is part oft the 2011/2012 winter term’s „Service Management“ lecture.


Postponement of written test in ProSIS

February, 2012

Please note, the written test in ProSIS takes place on 23rd of February, 2012, 4-6 p.m.!


06th of December, 2011

In the context of the 6th national IT-Summit, a PhD student of the ISS chair – Sabine Janzen - was selected as „high potential“ for the pilot phase of the Software Campus programme. Together with ten other master or PhD students, she will be funded for two years by the Software Campus - a public-private partnership of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the IT industry.

The kick off of the Software Campus was at this year's IT-Summit in Munich. Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel congratulated all highly qualified participants personally and further wished the students success in her keynote. Sabine Janzen is PhD student at Chair of Business Administration, especially Information and Service Systems at Saarland University. She will be supervised by Prof. Wolfgang Maass (Chair ISS) and Prof. Wolfgang Wahlster (CEO of German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence). In addition, she will get an intensive coaching for IT manager her industry partner Scheer Group GmbH.

Alt Kick Off of Software Campus, 6. IT-Gipfel, Munich, 06th of December 2011 (© 2011 Wolfram Scheible, Verwendung unter Genehmigung der EIT ICT Labs GmbH / Used by permission of the EIT ICT Labs GmbH) Kick Off of Software Campus, 6. IT-Gipfel, Munich, 06th of December 2011 (© 2011 Wolfram Scheible, Verwendung unter Genehmigung der EIT ICT Labs GmbH / Used by permission of the EIT ICT Labs GmbH)

The Software Campus represents a module of the high-tech strategy of the federal government. Approximately 80 to 100 students shall get admitted annually and each project should be encouraged up to 100,000 € over a maximum of two years. The project results of the Software Campus will be published and publicly presented at the annual "Summit" conferences. The aim of Sabine Janzens project is the modeling of strategic behavior of conversational agents in processing congruent and incongruent intentions in dialogues (e.g. sales conversations) by applying game theoretical approaches and equilibrium theories of economics ("Satisficing Conflicting Intentions in Dialogue Systems").

The Software Campus is a development program for master and PhD students with excellent degrees and creative entrepreneurial spirit, who are in the final phase of the master program or at the beginning of the PhD in computer science. Within the development programme specialized topics in computer science are focused beside management methods and strategies for corporate governance, market positioning and innovation management. Organized by a powerful network of universities and companies; objective of the Software Campus is to sponsor management talents for the IKT sector. This goal shall be achieved with the implementation of the BMBF-funded small research projects that are proposed by the students themselves and requested by the respective research partners. The students are supported by academic and industrial partners as part of a mentoring program. In the future, the Software Campus shall gain international reputation, sponsoring up to 50 percent highly talented young scientists from abroad. Another goal is to increase the percentage of women in manager positions in the IKT sector.

The funding is contributed in equal parts by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the companies involved. The industrial partners are Robert Bosch GmbH, DATEV, Deutsche Post AG, Deutsche Telekom AG, SAP AG, Scheer Group GmbH, Siemens AG and Software AG. The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, the Fraunhofer-Verbund IuK-Technologie and the Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science are involved as research partners and members of the EIT ICT Labs. Furthermore, the TU Berlin, TU Darmstadt, KIT, TU Munich and Saarland University are university partners of the programme. EIT ICT Labs GmbH, headquartered in Berlin, is responsible for the management of Software Campus.


June 2012

20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2012), General Track [W. Maass: associate editor]

June 10-13, 2012, Barcelona, Spain


October 2011

Sozio-technisches Systemdesign im Zeitalter des Ubiquitous Computing (SUBICO 2011) [W. Maass: programme committee]

In conjunction with Informatik 2011, October 4-7, 2011, TU Berlin, Germany


September, 8th-9th, 2011

Organized by Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Maass


September 2011

The 6th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS 2011) [W. Maass: programme committee]

September 3-5, 2011, Cyprus


June 2011

Nominations for the paper „A Natural Language Technology-enhanced Mobile Sales Assistant for In-store Shopping Situations“.

Wolfgang Maass, Tobias Kowatsch, Sabine Janzen and Upkar Varshney are nominated for the Best Paper Award and for the Claudio Ciborra Award (most innovative paper) at this year's European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2011) for their paper „A Natural Language Technology-enhanced Mobile Sales Assistant for In-store Shopping Situations“.


Evaluation of the intelligent bathroom prototype

June 2011

The intelligent bathroom prototype as an use case of IKS was evaluated in June 2011.


Elektronische Wissensmärkte: Handel von Information und Wissen über digitale Netze (Gabler Verlag)

The book "Elektronische Wissensmärkte" by Wolfgang Maass is now available.

The most important resource of an organization is it's knowledge. In his new book Wolfgang Maass delineates efficient ways for organizations to exchange their knowledge via digital networks and to trade it on electronic marketplaces. The author develops a reference model for electronic marketplaces grounding on the concept of a digital knowledge good and further illustrates their technical realization. Available through Gabler Verlag and Amazon (German).

Book information and order form:

PDF (545 KB)


Hackathon

Furtwangen IKS Semantic Engine Hackathon (FISE)

The Hackathon lived up to it's name. From 29th-31st of March, 12 developers of the EU project IKS designed and implemented a prototype of Semantic Engine.


Best Paper Award

Best Paper Award 2009 for Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Maass and Tobias Kowatsch at 4th Mediterranean Conference On Information Systems 2009 (MCIS) in Athens.

Selected from 150 papers, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Maass and Tobias Kowatsch (M.Sc.) received the Best Paper Award of the 4th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS’09) in Athens. Their paper entitled „Let’s Get Married: Adoption of Interactive Product Information for Bundle Purchases by Tangible User Interfaces“ reports on a new kind of combination of using interactive product information and tangible user interfaces to implement product bundling strategies. Wolfgang Maass is professor at the Department Digital Media of Furtwangen University and leads the local Research Center for Intelligent Media (RCIM).


Developer's Camp

Interactive Knowledge Stack - IKS

With in of the EU-project IKS the Developer`s Camp took place at the Research Center for Intelligent Media (RCIM) on March 9th and 10th. Developers from Austria, Italy, Turkey and Germany worked together with Sabine Janzen and Andreas Filler from Research Center for Intelligent Media on a first prototype of the "Intelligent Bathroom" (AmI case).


Innovative Science Marketing at business networking forum

The Research Center for Intelligent Media (RCIM) presented itself on this year's business networking forum of Furtwangen University with a modern Science Marketing concept. The visitors were individually welcomed by an interactive media installation. The used software processed the video feed of a camera to detect the visitors' faces and addressed each person directly.


Workshop - IKS

9th June 2009, Saarbrücken

IKS Workshop with DFKI, SRDC and the HSG.


IRMA

15th Mai 2008, Charlotte, North Carolina (USA)

Semantic Web Track of the "2008 Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) International Conference" (details will follow). [W. Maass: co-chair]


Smart Drugs

12th October 2009, TX, USA

Smart Drugs: Leveraging Ubiquitous Computing and Semantic Technologies in Healthcare Environments, Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, MD Anderson Cancer Center.


Smart Drug

25th September 2009, Georgia State University, GA, USA

Smart Drugs: Leveraging Ubiquitous Computing and Semantic Technologies in Healthcare Environments, Department of Computer Information Systems.


IE'09

19th July 2009, Barcelona, Spain

1st International Workshop on Digital Object Memories, July 19, 2009 in Barcelona; organised by DFKI (Workshop within the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'09))


22nd Bled eConference

14th-17th June 2009, Hotel Golf Bled, Slowenien

Teaching eCommerce in the 21st Century, Panel at 22nd Bled eConference on eEnablement: Facilitating an Open, Effective and Representative eSociety. [W. Maass: panel member]


IEEE-DEST

31st May - 3rd June 2009, Istanbul, Turkey

A Pattern-Based View on Knowledge Trading Media, IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (DEST). [W. Maass]


IKS

27th-29th May 2009, Salzburg

General Assembly Meeting of the EU project IKS as well as 1st Workshop with the CMS Community.


Radio GLF

28th April 2009

Interview with Andreas Filler at Radio GLF. [A. Filler]


SmAsh

4th April 2009

RCIM presents SmAsh demonstrator as part of the "E²xzellenz" project. [A. Filler]


Kickoff Event - IKS

1st April 2009

Kickoff event of EU project Interactice Knowledge Stack (IKS).


Intelligent Bathroom

30th March 2009, Brüssel

Presentation of the RCIM-Project "Intelligent Bathroom" at the presentation of the tri-national metropolitan region Upper Rhine in Brussles, Baden-Württemberg's EU Representation.


CISIS-2009

16th-19th March 2009 Fukuoka, Japan

Ontologies, Semantic Web, and Web Services, Track of the International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS-2009). [W. Maass: programme committee]


SmAsh

27th-28th November 2008, Duisburg

RCIM presents SmAsh demonstrator at the E12-Summit: Internet of Services. [A. Filler]


AmI Blocks Workshop

19th-22nd November 2008

AmI Blocks Workshop: Building Blocks of Ambient Intelligence, European Conference on Ambient Intelligence. [W. Maass: organisation committee]


ICEBE 2008

22nd-24th October 2008, Xi'an, China

International Workshop on Business Intelligence Methodologies and Applications (BIMA'08) at the IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, ICEBE 2008. [W. Maass: programme committee]


Workshop

16th-17th October 2008, Washington DC, USA

Workshop on the application of Knowledge Markets. [W. Maass: A knowledge market prototype: from conception to execution]


EKAW 2008

29th September-3rd October 2008, Acitrezza, Catania, Italy

16th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management Knowledge Patterns EKAW 2008. [W. Maass: programme committee]


SmAsh

25th September 2008, Furtwangen

RCIM presents SmAsh demonstrator to Ministerpräsident of Baden-Württemberg Günther Oettinger. [A. Filler & T. Kowatsch]


Electronic Markets Journal

Electronic Markets Journal: Call for Papers: Focus Theme Section "Smart Products" [guest editors W. Maass & Upkar Varshney (Georgia State University, USA)]


Online article

24th June 2008

Prototype Mobile Shopping Assistant Uses RFID to Tip 'n Tell, RFID Journal.


21st Bled eConference

15th-18th June 2008, Hotel Golf Bled, Slovenia

Tangible eCommerce, Panel at 21st Bled eConference on eCollaboration: Overcoming Boundaries Through Multi-Channel Interaction. [W. Maass: track chair]


ECIS 2008

9th-11th June 2008, Galway, Ireland

Ubiquitous Computing Track of the 16th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2008. [W. Maass: associate editor]


Girls'Day

24th April 2008, Furtwangen

Mädchen Zukunftstag, Demo: Tangible E-Commerce: Eine interaktive Hochzeitsplanung mit smarten Produkten [A. Filler, T. Kowatsch & D. Laubach]


Hannover Messe

21st-25th April 2008, Hannover

Hannover Messe, Get New Technology First, Mobile Produkt-Kunden Kommunikation [T. Kowatsch & M. Lassmann]


IEEE-DEST

26th-29th February 2008, Phitsanulok, Thailand

Second IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies "IEEE-DEST 2008". [W. Maass: programme committee]


Workshop

24th-28th September 2007, Bremen.

"Wissensorientierte Ansätze und Interoperabilität in der Logistik", Informatik 2007, 37. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik. [W. Maass: member of the program committee]


Study 2008 of Feldafinger Kreis

7th July 2007, Walldorf

Study 2008 of Feldafinger Kreis, Forschen für die Internet-Gesellschaft:Trends, Technologien, Anwendungen, based on the Walldorfer Symposium 2007. [W. Maass]