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

Innovation award at eFestival 2012, Hungary

Our EC Group member, László Grad-Gyenge, was awarded for his innovation. He won the first place in Innovation category on eFestival 2012, Hungary.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Thu, 11/22/2012 - 15:13

New member: László Grad-Gyenge

We are pleased to introduce the new member of the eCommecre group - László Grad-Gyenge. László studied Computer Science at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. He has experience in the following areas: global optimization (iterative methods), computer vision, natural language processing. His next mission is to study the scale free networks in the social space, and to analyze memes.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 13:57

20 years anniversary of ENTER conference

Next year IFITT organizes the 20th ENTER conference. The eCommerce group has always taken a significant role in the establishment of this conference - particularly, Prof. Hannes Werthner who will be giving a keynote "Reflection on 20 years of eTourism and thoughts for the future". Moreover, our colleague Julia Neidhardt is featured in the newsletter of IFITT as a prominent PhD student in the areas of Web Science and eTourism.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Sat, 10/06/2012 - 11:49

New Topics for Master Theses Available

Classifying and mapping e-Tourism data sets
The scope of the thesis is to apply text mining techniques to classify e-tourism data sets. These sets are hotel descriptions, each description consisting of a set of given attributes (usually Boolean attributes following the so-called GIATA standard) and a free text.

submitted by Martin Hochmeister on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 09:11

Selected Courses in the Winter Term

Lectures covering hot topics like Web Science, Search Engines and E-Commerce

submitted by Martin Hochmeister on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 09:06

Doctoral College: Environmental Informatics

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The new Doctoral College of Environmental Informatics is now funded by TU-Vienna. The consortium comprises 10 key faculty members from 7 institutes. From our institute, Prof. Silvia Miksch and Prof. A Min Tjoa are involved.

submitted by webmaster on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 18:28

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:

submitted by webmaster on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 18:09

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:

submitted by webmaster on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 18:06

"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.

submitted by webmaster on Thu, 04/21/2011 - 23:30

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