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.


Vienna Summer School on Digital Humanities, July 6-10, 2015

In cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, the EC group is hosting the Vienna Summer School on Digital Humanities from July 6 to July 10, 2015. The purpose of this event is to discuss the possibilities of computer science-based research methods such as text mining, social network analysis, information visualization and visual analytics in the Digital Humanities. A high-ranking international faculty with a variety of disciplinary and methodological backgrounds will present these topics. The Summer School is targeting PhD students from humanities and the social sciences and is funded by the WWTF. The Call for Applications and further information can be found at http://www.ec.tuwien.ac.at/summerschool2015/application/

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:56

Prof. Hannes Werthner in the media

Prof. Hannes Werthner gave an interview on the topic "No start-up location without university".

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:14

Open position "Assistant Researcher"

Open position as "assistant researcher" (25 hours per week) at the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, working group Electronic Commerce, starting approximately 15 June 2015 for four years. The monthly gross salary is EUR 1.664,30 (14x per year).

Condition of admission: finished master or diploma study in Computer Science or Business Informatics or similar disciplines like Mathematics or Statistics (in Austria or abroad).

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 17:00

Hannes Werthner Tourism and Technology Lifetime Achievement Award 2015

At the ENTER conference on IT and Tourism in Lugano, Switzerland, the Hannes Werthner Tourism and Technology Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Prof. Josef Mazanec, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:04

Interdisciplinary Summer School on Digital Humanities in Vienna

Together with the EC Group, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society is organizing an international summer school on digital humanities. Main focus of this summer school are computational, statistical and mathematical methods that are applied in context of digital humanities including social network analysis, text and opinion mining, and visual analytics. These methods will be introduced by international renowned scientists from universities all over the world (i.e., Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany and the US). The summer school, which is funded by the WWTF, is targeting PhD students from humanities and the social sciences and is going to take place in Vienna at the beginning of July. Further details to be announced soon!

On the picture EC group member Julia Neidhardt answering questions by Corinna Milborn about the summer school (WWTF event "Public Spaces in Transition" at the Schauspielhaus Wien on February 16, 2015).

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:17

Student Volunteers @ Conference on Recommender Systems 2015

The Electronic Commerce Group organizes the 9th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys2015) which will be held from September 16-20, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. RecSys is the premier international forum for the presentation of new research results, systems and techniques in the broad field of recommender systems.

For this conference, we invite you to apply for being a Student Volunteer @ RecSys2015. We would also be happy if you encourage your colleges to apply! For further information, please see the document Volunteers @ RecSys2015.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 21:23

i²c StartAcademy (February 17-20, 2015)

The Informatics Innovation Center offers a new service for members of all faculties of TU Vienna:

       The i2c StartAcademy taking place February 17-20, 2015

In this 4-day workshop participants go through a number of crucial steps to evaluate their PhD, R&D or other projects results for their potential for a successful business venture.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:39

New members of the EC group

Ivona Brandic (Priv.-Doz. Dr.)
Soodeh Farokhi (MSc.)
Drazen Lucanin (MSc.)
Toni Mastelic (MSc.)

We are pleased to introduce the new members of our group: Ivona Brandic with her three PhD students Soodeh Farokhi, Drazen Lucanin and Toni Mastelic.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 14:57

Invited talk "Media in the Internet Age" by Gerlinde Hinterleitner

Gerlinde Hinterleitner, CEO Standard Online, is giving a presentation in the next lecture of the e-commerce lecture, Wednesday (10.12.2014) at 12:00 in EI 10. The topic of her talk is "Media in the Internet Age". We cordially invite everyone to attend the presentation.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 13:41

Keynote at TuriTec 2014

Prof. Hannes Werthner delivers a keynote at TuriTec 2014 Congreso Internacional de Turismo y Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones in Málaga, Spain on October 23, 2014

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:44