188/4 E-Commerce Group
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Vienna University of Technology
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/188, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

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188/4 Electronic Commerce Group

E-Business and E-Commerce include, besides other influencing domains, rapid changes to economic and social processes. For this reason, the E-Commerce group 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 E-Commerce group 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 E-Commerce 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.

Parts of the EC group are working on systems based research, namely on virtualized HPC systems, massive-scale data analytics and energy efficient ultra-scale distributed systems. Our goal thereby is to develop 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. Our approaches are evaluated quantitatively on different scales by simulations, benchmarks or on experimental clusters. 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 science (e.g., DNA sequencing) or social media (e.g., Facebook size data centers).

WWTF Project : Benchmark DP

Our proposal entitled "Benchmark DP" is accepted in context of Information and Communication Technology Call 2012. Here is a short abstract:

Abstract: Recurrent reports and personal experiences of unaccessible digital information are making us painfully aware how short-lived the digital world is. Digitally encoded information often does not survive its originating environment. Digital Preservation, which aims to ensure digital longevity, has emerged as a key challenge to Information Systems. Yet, the discipline is held back by a lack of systematic approaches to assess, compare and improve methods, tools and processes to ensure digital longevity over time. There is no way to assess and compare information renderings, systems, processes and organisations with objective, quantified and standardised means. Such systematic benchmarking, however, is the fundamental enabler of systematic improvement. Benchmark DP proposes an innovative approach to advance the capacity for digital longevity by creating frameworks and quantitative benchmarks in the dimensions of information, IT processes, and engineering approaches.

For further information please contact Dr. Christoph Becker

WWTF Project: Formalizing Information Security Risk and Compliance Management

Our proposal entitled "Formalizing Information Security Risk and Compliance Management" is accepted in context of Information and Communication Technology Call 2012. Here is a short abstract:

Abstract : Since the vast majority of business decisions is based on data, reliable information technology is a prerequisite for business continuity and, therefore, crucial for the entire economy. Legal and regulative frameworks demand decision makers to define mitigation strategies for their operational IT risks, but existing approaches fall short of meeting their needs. Recent studies have shown that the lack of IS knowledge at the management level is one reason for inadequate or nonexistent IS risk management strategies. This project pursues to close this essential research gap by providing a new approach to support decision makers in interactively defining the optimal set of security controls according to common regulations and standards. The proposed project addresses three essential yet unsolved research problems, namely (i) the formal representation of IS standards and domain knowledge, (ii) the reliable determination of the risk, (iii) and the (semi-) automatic countermeasure definition.

For further information please contact Dr. Stefan Fenz

"Honorary Doctorate” title for Prof. Dr. A Min Tjoa

On January 31st Prof. Dr. A Min Tjoa, Visiting Professor at NII had been awarded the honorary doctoral degree (Doctor Honoris causa) of the Czech University of Technology in Prague for his scientific contributions in the field of databases, data warehousing, semantic web, and IT-securrity.

Prof. Tjoa Honorary Doctorate from Czech Technical University

HCII 2011 Parallel Session

The Software Engineering group is organizing a parallel session in HCII 2011 which will be held in Orlando, Florida, 9-14 July 2011. For more information please see the Call for Paper.

International Student Exchange Programs

Together with the University Extension Centre - International Relations, we offer various International Student Exchange Programs.

Research Report 07/08

Research Report of ISIS institute for years 2007 and 2008 is published. Click below to download:

Research Report 07/08