Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Vienna University of Technology
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/188, A-1040 Vienna, Austria
188/4 Electronic Commerce Group
E-Business and E-Commerce include, besides other influencing domains, rapid changes to economic and social processes. For this reason, the E-Commerce group 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 E-Commerce group 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 E-Commerce 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.
For start-ups related to web applications, the topic of validated learning & split tests is very important (see e.g. the book "The Lean Startup"). This event will be in German language and will report about our practical experience in applying the idea of split tests to TechnoWeb. If you are interested, you are invited to participate in the event. The participation is free of charge. A registration at http://doodle.com/aeu34xbrch5s922u is required.
We are pleased to announce that the E-Commerce group will host the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys) in 2015. Prof. Hannes Werthner will be the general chair of the conference.
The Informatics Innovation Center announces a new call for application to its innovation study curriculum. The submission deadline is Friday November 22nd, 2013. To find more detailed information about the curriculum and application process please follow here.
The course Information Search on the Internet will not be offered this Winter Term. For that reason, the course Web Science, which starts on November 21, can also be combined with Service Design, Management and Composition in order to constitute a module within the Specialization Track Business Informatics (SBI).
The IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI) constitutes the next step in the evolution of the IEEE Conference on e-Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC).
The first event under this new banner will take place at Vienna University of Technology, Austria, July 15 – 18, 2013.
The E-Commerce Group has just finished the report on strategic options for Austrian e-tourism. The full report is accessible here.
The EC group announces that Prof. Hannes Werthner is currently on sabbatical till March 2014. Christian Huemer will fulfill the duties of the head of the group during this time.
The Startup Pixtri from the Vienna University of Technology – E-Commerce Group won the 1st place at the ENTER Conference 2013 for its significant contribution to the growth and success of technology adoption, integration, or use in the tourism industry.