188/4 E-Commerce Group
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Vienna University of Technology
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/188, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

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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.

Latest News

"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

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 concentrated under the umbrella of schema.org has been defined.

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).

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.

Announcement

For an R&D project in the field of etourism we look for candidates with advanced software engineering and design capabilities, experience in service orientation and data modelling. In case you are interested and capable contact Prof. Werthner.

Project "Personalized representation of travel information to speed up the booking decision process"

In this project we study information needs of people that are interested in group tours as well as interactions between them. Compared to other travel related products, customers require more heterogeneous and detailed information when booking a group tour; the decision making process usually takes longer.

Project "EIT ICT Lab Austria"

The EC group has - together with Eutema and i2c - launched a new project "EIT ICT Lab Austria". Its aim is to prepare an Austrian participation in the ICTLabs of the European Institute of Technology (EIT).

New members of the EC group

Tatjana Slavova (Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat.)
Christina Maria Bachmaier (Mag. phil.)

We are pleased to introduce the new members of our group: Tatjana Slavova and Christina Maria Bachmaier.

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