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.


Study co-authored by Julia Neidhardt presented in Wall Street Journal!

The study with the title "Prior shared success predicts victory in team competitions", which was originally published in Nature Human Behavior in December 2018, is discussed in an interview given by Brian Uzzi, professor at Northwestern University, IL, USA to The Wall Street Journal. Click here to read the interview (only available to subscribers of WSJ).

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Wed, 02/27/2019 - 12:03

Guest comment of Prof. Werthner on the impact of the www in Die Zeit Chancenbrief

Prof. Werthner wrote a guest comment on the impact of the www on the world for the newsletter "Chancenbrief" of the German national weekly newspaper Die Zeit. Click here to read the comment.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:56

JITT Article of the year award for Mete Sertkan, Julia Neidhardt and Prof. Werthner!

The JITT Article of the year award has been granted to Mete Sertkan, Julia Neidhardt and Prof. Werthner for their article "What is the 'Personality' of a tourism destination?", which was published in the Journal of Information Technology & Tourism (JITT) in December 2018.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Mon, 02/04/2019 - 17:16

IFITT 2019 Master Thesis Excellence Award for Mete Sertkan!

We are proud to announce that our research assistant Mete Sertkan has received the IFITT 2019 Master Thesis Excellence Award in the framework of the ENTER 2019 conference (The 26th Annual eTourism Conference), which took place from 29 January to 1 February 2019 in Nicosia, Cyprus.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Mon, 02/04/2019 - 16:23

Prof. Werthner and Michael Stampfer on digitalisation and society in Der Standard!

Our Prof. Werthner and Michael Stampfer, Managing director of the Vienna Science and Technology Fund WWTF, co-authored an article in Der Standard about the influence of digitalisation on society (German only).

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Fri, 01/11/2019 - 15:20

Blog article by Ivona Brandic in Der Standard

Prof. Brandic wrote a blog article for the Austrian newspaper Der Standard about the importance of edge computing in the future. Click here to read the article (German only).

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:43

Julia Neidhardt co-author in Nature Human Behavior publication!

Julia Neidhardt has co-authored an article together with researchers from Northwestern University, IL, USA and the Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur, India which was published in the renowned scientific journal Nature Human Behavior. Bruce L Lambert explains the content in a video on his youtube-channel How communication works.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:57

Netidee scholarship for Ivan Lujic

Netidee, Austria’s largest Internet funding initiative, has announced the selection of funded applications that promote research on Internet-related topics. At the netidee best of 2018 event, our group member Ivan Lujic has received a netidee scholarship, funded by the Internet Foundation Austria (IPA), with the title “Data Management Strategies for Near Real-Time Edge Analytics". Congratulations to Ivan!

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Tue, 11/27/2018 - 15:49

Atakan Aral at ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing

Atakan Aral gave a talk with the title "Dependency Mining for Service Resilience at the Edge" at
The Third ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC) . ACM SEC is the premier conference on Edge Computing and took place from 25th to 28th October 2018 in Bellevue, Washington, USA.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Tue, 11/06/2018 - 16:26

Workshop RecTour at RecSys2018

Julia Neidhardt was co-organizer of the successful and already well-established workshop ACM RecSys Workshop on Recommenders in Tourism RecTour 2018 that was held in conjunction with the 12th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems RecSys 2018 in Vancouver, Canada from 2nd to 7th October.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Wed, 10/24/2018 - 14:30