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.


Semantic Services for Business Process Management

In SS 2013 and in cooperation with University of Vienna, the "Semantic Services for Business Process Management" course will be presented. Further information about this course and its corresponding Seminar is available on TISS: [188.508:Lecture],[188.509:Seminar] ,

submitted by webmaster on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 17:20

Advanced Topics in Web of Data

In SS2013, we are presenting a new course entitled "Advanced Topics in Web of Data" for all PhD students of Computer Science. Further information about this course is available on TISS.

submitted by webmaster on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 11:15

Announcement: Prof. Werthner is on sabbatical

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.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 10:19

E-Commerce Group in the News

"It will become simpler and more complicated" - as a summary of the ENTER Conference 2013 in Innsbruck.
For a full overview please refer to the newsletter of "Tiroler Tourismus".

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 14:51

Outstanding Industry Contribution Award for PixMeAway

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.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:31

ENTER2013 - Best PhD Workshop Paper Award

Our colleague Julia Neidhardt won the second place at the Best PhD Workshop Paper Award at the ENTER2013 conference in Innsbruck.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:26


To all students, who do Bachelor or Master work with Prof. Dieter Merkl or have any other discussion with him, please come to the reception hours of Prof. Hannes Werthner.

submitted by webmaster on Thu, 11/22/2012 - 16:22

Innovation award at eFestival 2012, Hungary

Our EC Group member, László Grad-Gyenge, was awarded for his innovation. He won the first place in Innovation category on eFestival 2012, Hungary.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Thu, 11/22/2012 - 15:13

New member: László Grad-Gyenge

We are pleased to introduce the new member of the eCommecre group - László Grad-Gyenge. László studied Computer Science at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. He has experience in the following areas: global optimization (iterative methods), computer vision, natural language processing. His next mission is to study the scale free networks in the social space, and to analyze memes.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 13:57

20 years anniversary of ENTER conference

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.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Sat, 10/06/2012 - 11:49