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

New member of the EC group

We are pleased to introduce the new member of our group: Amra Delic.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:19

PhD Defense of Worarat Krathu

We are glad to announce that Worarat Krathu has successfully defended her PhD thesis "Inter-organizational Performance Analysis from EDI Messages" on Tuesday, 30.09.2014. For abstract please click here.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:29

INiTS Award 2014 granted to Robert Engel

At the INiTS Award 2014, former ec-group member Robert Engel’s dissertation “Mining and Analysis of EDI-Supported Inter-organizational Business Processes” (advised by Prof. Hannes Werthner) has been awarded the 2nd place in the category “Information and Communication Technologies”.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:54

Friedenspreis

Zum ersten Mal gewann ein Informatiker (Jaron Lanier) den Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels. Näheres zur Verleihung

submitted by webmaster on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:42

RecSys 2015 at TU Vienna during September 16 - 20, 2015

The 9th ACM Recommender Systems Conference (RecSys 2015) will take place at the Vienna University of Technology from September 16 - 20, 2015. On the picture, Prof. Hannes Werthner, the host and general co-chair of next year's conference, giving an outlook on RecSys 2015 and introducing Vienna to the RecSys 2014 audience in Silicon Valley, USA.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:52

Paper presentation at RecSys 2014

Julia Neidhardt presented a short-paper titled "Eliciting the Users' Unknown Preferences" at the 8th ACM Recommender Systems Conference (RecSy 2014) in Silicon Valley, USA. (On the picture f.l.t.r.: Prof. Alexander Felfernig from TU Graz, Julia Neidhardt and Prof. Bamshad Mobasher from DePaul University). This most important conference in the area of Recommender Systems is very competitive – only 35 long papers (23%) and 20 short papers (24%) got accepted this year.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:49

EnviroInfo 2014 Best Paper Award

The Linked Data Lab is proud to receive the Best Paper award at EnviroInfo 2014 Conference. For further details, please follow this link.

submitted by webmaster on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:13

Application open for the Innovation Curriculum

Ever considered starting your own business?
Diploma Supplement on !NNOVATION

In the Curriculum you will …

- generate & shape your own startup idea
(business model, marketing, sales, legal background…)

- get trained in pitching for investment

- implement the „lessons learned” (semester 1 + 2) in your own startup idea (semester 3)

- have access to our inter-/national network/potential investors

- be supported & coached by inter-/national ICT pioneers

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:17

Offered Courses for the Master's program "Business Informatics"

We offer the following modules in SBI - Specialization Track Business Informatics:

Module SBI/EC1 - Services and Communities (6 ECTS)
188.956 VU Social Media (3 ECTS) - in the Winter term, see TISS
188.928 VU Service Design, Management and Composition (3 ECTS) - offered in the Summer term

Module SBI/EC2 - Web: Analysis and Search (6 ECTS)
188.921 VU Web Science (3 ECTS) - in the Winter term, see TISS
188.484 VU Information Search on the Internet (3 ECTS) - offered in the Summer term

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:12

New special issue published - "A Roadmap for Business Informatics"

Birgit Hofreiter co-edited a special issue of the journal "Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures" on "A Roadmap for Business Informatics".

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:07

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