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.
Classifying and mapping e-Tourism data sets
The scope of the thesis is to apply text mining techniques to classify e-tourism data sets. These sets are hotel descriptions, each description consisting of a set of given attributes (usually Boolean attributes following the so-called GIATA standard) and a free text.
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.
Our EC Group member, László Grad-Gyenge, was awarded for his innovation. He won the first place in Innovation category on eFestival 2012, Hungary.
Next year IFITT organizes the 20th ENTER conference. The eCommerce group has always taken a significant role in the establishment of this conference - particularly, Prof. Hannes Werthner who will be giving a keynote "Reflection on 20 years of eTourism and thoughts for the future". Moreover, our colleague Julia Neidhardt is featured in the newsletter of IFITT as a prominent PhD student in the areas of Web Science and eTourism.
Lectures covering hot topics like Web Science, Search Engines and E-Commerce
Together with the University Extension Centre - International Relations, we offer various International Student Exchange Programs.