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 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

Interview with IFITT

Prof. Hannes Werthner has given an online interview to IFITT.
Please follow the link to watch.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:09

Open position

We look for a student with MSc (or equal) in Informatics or Business Informatics who is interested to pursue a PhD in the area of Digital humanities - comparative analysis of letters, amateur videos and selfies. Knowledge of German is required. The work will be conducted in cooperation with two PhD students from the area of Humanities.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 20:53

Jan Mendling "Three Research Perspectives on Business Process Management"

The E-Commerce Group invites together with the Faculty of Informatics to the talk "Three Research Perspectives on Business Process Management" by Prof. Dr. Jan Mendling from Institute for Information Business at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien.

When? June 17, 2014, 17:00-19:00
Where? TU Vienna, Favoritenstrasse 9-11, 1040 Vienna
Lecture room Gödel, ground floor

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:50

PhD defense

We are happy to announce that Robert Engel has successfully defended his PhD on Friday, 11.04.2014.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 10:10

Social Media Monitoring

Thursday 22nd May, Jürgen Dorn is participating in a discussion with experts from business about social media monitoring. This event is organized by APA-E-Business-Community at 7.30 pm, Haus der Musik, Seilerstätte 30, 1010 Wien (see also http://www.informatik.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/838).

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 10:02

New Master Thesis topic offered by Hannes Werthner

Electronic Data Interchange based on standardized business documents has been available for decades. For specifying the syntax and partially the semantics of electronic business documents different transfer syntaxes are available, such as EDIFACT or XML-based standards. Nevertheless, further research is required for enabling seamless interoperability, automated information exchange as well as automated information processing. Recently an approach summarized under the umbrella of schema.org has been defined.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:18

Mining and Analysis of EDI-Supported Inter-organizational Business Processes

PhD defense by Robert Engel
Friday, 11.04.2014, 3pm, Meeting room of the Dean’s Office

Please find the abstract here.
Senate: Univ.-Prof. Fitzpatrick PhD (Vorsitz); Univ.-Prof.Dr. Werthner; Prof.Dr.ir. van der Aalst (Eindhoven University of Technology).

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:54

New PhD student: Mona Rasteh

Mona Rasteh was born in 1986 in Tehran, Iran. She received her B.Sc. degree in Information Technology from Tehran Azad University in June 2008, and her M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Johannes Kepler University in June 2013. She is now a Ph.D. student in the E-Commerce group at Vienna University of Technology. Her interests are competence management and service systems. She is supervised by Prof. Dorn.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:51

"Mine Your Own Business: Evidence-based BPM using Process Mining"

Guest talk by Wil van der Aalst
Turning Event Data Into Valuable Insights on Performance and Compliance
Friday, 11 April 2014, 11.00-12.30, EI 9

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 16:21

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