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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E-business, e-commerce and underlying technologies did not only change our economy and businesses, but society as a whole. They induce rapid changes in our economic and social processes. Consequently, the E-Commerce group follows a more encompassing approach, starting from research in specific Informatics areas over analyzing and modeling enterprises and their respective processes to looking at entire market structures. In addition, it also looks at ways to foster innovation and the creation of new ideas in this e-commerce arena.
The e-commerce group performs research 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 consequently the specification and implementation of e-business systems, (ii) ontology engineering and information integration, (iii) cloud computing and resource allocation. In the B2C domain, the group does research in (i) text/content mining, data analytics and network analysis, and ii) personality based recommender systems combined with visual interaction paradigms. In this context a dominant application domain is the area of e-tourism.

Latest News

Prof. Brandić member of the Young Academy at the Austrian Academy of Sciences

On 15 April 2016, 26 outstanding researchers have been elected as members of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW). Among them is Dr. Ivona Brandić, professor in our group, who has been elected as member of the OeAWs Young Academy. This distinction honors her outstanding scientific performance and her recognition among experts. More information

Prof. Werthner presented as new Dean

A portrait of Prof. Werthner as the new Dean of the Faculty of Informatics has been published on the website of TU Wien. Click here to read the article.

Talk by Prof. Brandic: TU Vision 2025+ Excellence @ Home

Prof. Brandic will give a talk together with Bernhard Lendl and Gareth Parkinson at the Forum TU Vision 2025+ on Mon, 4 April 2016 at 6.00 PM at Kontaktraum Campus Gußhaus. Everybody is welcome to attend. For more information, please click here.

CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue of JITT: Disruptive Innovations

Prof. Werthner is one of the guest editors of the special issue "Disruptive Innovations" of the Journal of Information Technology & Tourism (JITT).

Papers are required no later than June 30th 2016
Notification of outcome will be provided by August 30th 2016
Final papers should be submitted by October 15th 2016

Visiting Professor: Markus Zanker, Free University of Bolzano, Italy

Professor Markus Zanker from the Free University of Bolzano, Italy will visit the Faculty of Informatics in the summer term 2016.

e-commerce group in the news with the start up ROOMBONUS

www.roombonus.comThe e-commerce group and Prof. Werthner were in the news with the start up ROOMBONUS, which was founded by our former group member Rainer Schuster as a result of joint research with the EC group. In the field of research the cooperation between ROOMBONUS and the e-commerce group continues, developing new services and technologies.

Open PhD and PostDoc-positions

There are open PhD and PostDoc-Positions available in the EC-Group within the FWF START Project "Runtime Control in Multi Clouds (Rucon)" (Supervisor: Prof. Ivona Brandic).

For details, please follow this Link.

PhD Defense: Soodeh Farokhi

We are happy to announce that Soodeh Farokhi has successfully defended her PhD defense on Thursday, 21 January. The title of her thesis is "Quality of Service Control Mechanisms in Cloud Computing Environments", please find the abstract here.

New diploma topic: "Classifying e-Tourism data sets"

The scope is to apply machine learning to classify e-tourism data sets. These sets are hotel descriptions, each description consisting of a set of given attributes (usually Boolean attributes following a well known and given data standard) and probably a free text. In a first step, these descriptions need to be analyzed and harmonized (on a semantic/conceptual as well as schema level). In a next step the tourism objects need to by classified, using both the set of attributes as well as the textual descriptions. Using machine learning these hotels should be classified into 7 distinct classes.

Prof. Werthner: Keynote at iiWAS 2015 in Brussels

On December 11, Hannes Werthner gave the keynote at the 17th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services in Brussels, Belgium. The title was "e-commerce: Early Expectations and Today's Situation. A History of 20 Years".

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