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.


Prof. Werthner presented as new Dean

A portrait of Prof. Werthner as the new Dean of the Faculty of Informatics has been published on the website of TU Wien. Click here to read the article.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 15:23

Talk by Prof. Brandic: TU Vision 2025+ Excellence @ Home

Prof. Brandic will give a talk together with Bernhard Lendl and Gareth Parkinson at the Forum TU Vision 2025+ on Mon, 4 April 2016 at 6.00 PM at Kontaktraum Campus Gußhaus. Everybody is welcome to attend. For more information, please click here.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 10:43

CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue of JITT: Disruptive Innovations

Prof. Werthner is one of the guest editors of the special issue "Disruptive Innovations" of the Journal of Information Technology & Tourism (JITT).

Papers are required no later than June 30th 2016
Notification of outcome will be provided by August 30th 2016
Final papers should be submitted by October 15th 2016

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 13:31

Visiting Professor: Markus Zanker, Free University of Bolzano, Italy

Professor Markus Zanker from the Free University of Bolzano, Italy will visit the Faculty of Informatics in the summer term 2016.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:59

e-commerce group in the news with the start up ROOMBONUS

www.roombonus.comThe e-commerce group and Prof. Werthner were in the news with the start up ROOMBONUS, which was founded by our former group member Rainer Schuster as a result of joint research with the EC group. In the field of research the cooperation between ROOMBONUS and the e-commerce group continues, developing new services and technologies.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Mon, 02/29/2016 - 13:25

Open PhD and PostDoc-positions

There are open PhD and PostDoc-Positions available in the EC-Group within the FWF START Project "Runtime Control in Multi Clouds (Rucon)" (Supervisor: Prof. Ivona Brandic).

For details, please follow this Link.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Mon, 02/15/2016 - 14:04

PhD Defense: Soodeh Farokhi

We are happy to announce that Soodeh Farokhi has successfully defended her PhD thesis on Thursday, 21 January. The title of her thesis is "Quality of Service Control Mechanisms in Cloud Computing Environments", please find the abstract here.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:32

New diploma topic: "Classifying e-Tourism data sets"

The scope is to apply machine learning to classify e-tourism data sets. These sets are hotel descriptions, each description consisting of a set of given attributes (usually Boolean attributes following a well known and given data standard) and probably a free text. In a first step, these descriptions need to be analyzed and harmonized (on a semantic/conceptual as well as schema level). In a next step the tourism objects need to by classified, using both the set of attributes as well as the textual descriptions. Using machine learning these hotels should be classified into 7 distinct classes.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 09:49

Prof. Werthner: Keynote at iiWAS 2015 in Brussels

On December 11, Hannes Werthner gave the keynote at the 17th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services in Brussels, Belgium. The title was "e-commerce: Early Expectations and Today's Situation. A History of 20 Years".

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 09:41

Prof. Werthner at panel discussion "The role and responsibility of the intellectual in our time"

The head of the group, Hannes Werthner, participated at a panel discussion "The role and responsibility of the intellectual in our time".
The discussion took place on December 5, within the Italian book fair "Più libri più liberi" in Rome, Palazzo dei Congressi. Other panel participants were the Italian writers Fabio Geda and Carlo Grande, and the Austrian author Egyd Gstättner. It was moderated by Christiana Ruggeri from RAI 2.
Prof. Werthner at the panel discussion

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 09:38