About us ...

E-Business and E-Commerce include, besides other influencing domains, rapid changes to economic and social processes. For this reason, the research area pursues taking an encompassing view at such processes reaching from analyzing enterprises and their respective processes to evaluating the entire market, as well as is active in creating ideas and solutions for meeting the demands of the respective stakeholders.
 
   Overall, the electronic commerce research area performs research and creates solutions in the Business-2-Business (B2B) and Business-2-Consumer (B2C) domains. In the B2B domain, the group focuses on (i) business (process) modeling and definition and consequently the specification and implementation of e-business systems while considering and contributing to semantic web research and service-oriented architectures, (ii) ontology engineering and information integration, (iii) "Web Science" focusing on network analysis and content as well as text mining. In the B2C domain, the group performs research targeting (i) visual interaction paradigms as well as (ii) mobile applications. Thereby, our group focuses especially on the development and application of our research in the area of e-tourism and its mobile applications.
 
   Data Intelligence refers to the intelligent interaction with data in a rich, semantically meaningful ways, where data are used to learn and to obtain knowledge (in a pragmatic sense). In this context one may distinguish between a data and an interaction layer. At the data layer, methods come from online analytics, data mining, and machine learning. At the intelligent interaction layer, the focus is on recommender systems and information retrieval. Beyond the basic research on the foundations of these approaches, emphasis is also put on the adaptation of these approaches to specific domains, as well as evaluation methodologies (both empirical and user-centred). Domains in which we have done research include: Intellectual Property, technical & scientific publications, health & medicine, and enterprise social networks.
 
   High Performance Computing (HPC) Systems possess high level of computing performance compared to a general-purpose computer. Nowadays virtualized HPC systems are used to address balancing issue between overall system performance and energy efficiency. We conduct research in the area of energy efficient HPC system by developing speculative methodologies and techniques to allocate resources in an energy efficient way, but at the same time meet requirements of the end users, like the certain latency of the applications. We strive to develop generic methods and methodologies but we let our research be inspired by a set of real world applications from different domains like life sciences (e.g., DNA sequencing) or social media applications.

News

3rd talk of the DigHum Lecture Series: Edward A. Lee (UC Berkeley) on 18 December 2019 5.00 p.m.

The third invited talk of the Lecture Series on Digital Humanism will be given by Edward A. Lee (UC Berkeley) and will take place on Wednesday, 18 December 2019 at 5.00 p.m. at EI3 Sahulka Lecture Hall (Gußhausstraße 25-29, 2nd floor). The title of the talk is "The Coevolution of Humans and Machines". Read abstract of the talk and a short bio of Edward A. Lee

The last talk of the series in winter term will be in January:

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Thu, 12/05/2019 - 16:16

Netidee Scholarship for Fani Basic!

Our team member Fani Basic received a Netidee scholarship for her research work titled: "Controlling Quality of Service for Edge Offloading". Netidee is Austria's largest Internet funding initiative that promotes research on Internet-related topics. It is financed by the Internet Privatstiftung Austria (IPA). The winners were publicly announced at the "Netidee best of 2019" event in Museums Quartier in Vienna. Congratulations to Fani!

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Tue, 11/26/2019 - 13:43

2nd talk of the DigHum Lecture Series: Gerfried Stocker from Ars Electronica

On 20 November, the second talk of our Lecture Series on Digital Humanism took place with our guest speaker Gerfried Stocker, artistic director of Ars Electronica on 20 November 2019. The talk was followed by a lively discussion with members of the very interested audience.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Tue, 11/26/2019 - 13:35

Funding for 2 projects on Digital Humanism granted to EC group!

The results of the very competitive DigHum call of the City of Vienna have been published: Our research unit was granted funding for two projects! There were 73 proposals in total and only nine were approved, so we are very proud of this successful outcome in our group!

The projects are:

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:25

Interview about the Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humansim with Julia Neidhardt in the news!

Julia Neidhardt was interviewed about the about the Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humansim, from which she is a co-author, by the Austrian newspaper Kurier. The article was published in print (see attached) and online on Monday, 18 November.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:50

DigHum: Inivited Talk by Susan J. Winter: Cui bono? A Sociotechnical View of Smart Cities.

On Wed, 6 November, our first invited speaker in the DigHum Lecture Series, Susan J. Winter (University of Maryland), gave her talk with the title "Cui bono? A Sociotechnical View of Smart Cities". Julia Neidhardt introduced her and moderated the following discussion.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Tue, 11/12/2019 - 13:28

DigHum Lecture Series: First talk by Susan J. Winter on 8 November 2019!

The first invited talk held whithin the framework of the Lecture Series on Digital Humanism (supported by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund WWTF) will be given by Susan J. Winter (University of Maryland) and will take place on 6 November 2019, 5 P.M. at EI9 Hlawka Lecture Hall (Gußhausstraße 25-29 - stairs 1, ground floor, room number: CAEG17).

Title: "Cui bono? A Sociotechnical View of Smart Cities"

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Thu, 10/24/2019 - 13:50

EC group present at RecSys 2019 in Copenhagen

Julia Neidhardt and Prof. Werthner attended the 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems RecSys 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16th to 20th September. Julia Neidhardt was also speaker at the ACM Summer School ACM Summer School on Recommender Systems which took place from 9 to 13 September in Gothenburg, Sweden.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Thu, 10/24/2019 - 13:41

Julia Neidhardt at RecTour 2019 (in conjunction with RecSys 2019)

Julia Neidhardt was co-organizer of the successful and already well-established workshop ACM RecSys Workshop on Recommenders in Tourism RecTour 2019 that was held in conjunction with the 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems RecSys 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16th to 20th September.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Thu, 10/24/2019 - 13:35

New Lecture Series on Digital Humanism: Invited talks by outstanding speakers!

The EC group is organising a new Lecture Series on Digital Humanism, supported by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund WWTF, starting this winter term!

We have invited the following outstanding guest speakers:

6 November, 5.00 P.M. (EI 9 Hlawka HS):
Susan J. Winter, Associate Dean for Research and Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Study of Communities and Information at the University of Maryland, College of Information Studies, Title of the talk: "Cui bono? A Sociotechnical View of Smart Cities"

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Thu, 09/19/2019 - 14:00

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