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.

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Open position "Assistant Researcher"

Open position as "assistant researcher" (25 hours per week) at the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, working group Electronic Commerce, starting approximately 15 June 2015 for four years. The monthly gross salary is EUR 1.664,30 (14x per year).

Condition of admission: finished master or diploma study in Computer Science or Business Informatics or similar disciplines like Mathematics or Statistics (in Austria or abroad).

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:27

2 student volunteers needed!

We are looking for 2 student volunteers for the period between end of May and mid June. The students are expected to conduct interviews in German, which will take place on 2-3 days of the same week. The students will be remunerated for their work. If you are interested, please contact the EC-secretary.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 15:33

Social Network Analysis course by Noshir Contractor

Noshir Contractor will give a course on Social Network Analysis at Vienna University of Technology in June. Noshir Contractor is Professor for Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University, USA and has also a strong technical background. He is one of the leading and most renowned researchers in this field.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 15:19

Siegfried Mattl (1954-2015)

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear friend and collaborator Siegi Mattl, the head of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society. In the last decades, the Web has also changed how research in the humanities and the social sciences is done. Siegi, who was a progressive and visionary scientist, was aware of this much earlier than many others. Critically reflecting, he actively shaped and designed the research approach in the field humanities. This led to interesting interdisciplinary collaborations, also with our research group. Our last common project, the Vienna Summer School on Digital Humanities, will take place in July this year. Siegi, we will miss you!
Article about Siegfried Mattl at http://derstandard.at/2000014895772/Historiker-Siegfried-Mattl-gestorben.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 14:30

New secretary at the EC group

We are happy to introduce our new secretary Stephanie Wogowitsch who has recently joined the EC group.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 14:33

Vienna Summer School on Digital Humanities, July 6-10, 2015

In cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, the EC group is hosting the Vienna Summer School on Digital Humanities from July 6 to July 10, 2015. The purpose of this event is to discuss the possibilities of computer science-based research methods such as text mining, social network analysis, information visualization and visual analytics in the Digital Humanities. A high-ranking international faculty with a variety of disciplinary and methodological backgrounds will present these topics. The Summer School is targeting PhD students from humanities and the social sciences and is funded by the WWTF. The Call for Applications and further information can be found at http://www.ec.tuwien.ac.at/summerschool2015/application/

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:56

Prof. Hannes Werthner in the media

Prof. Hannes Werthner gave an interview on the topic "No start-up location without university".

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:14

Open position "Assistant Researcher"

Open position as "assistant researcher" (25 hours per week) at the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, working group Electronic Commerce, starting approximately 15 June 2015 for four years. The monthly gross salary is EUR 1.664,30 (14x per year).

Condition of admission: finished master or diploma study in Computer Science or Business Informatics or similar disciplines like Mathematics or Statistics (in Austria or abroad).

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 17:00

Hannes Werthner Tourism and Technology Lifetime Achievement Award 2015

At the ENTER conference on IT and Tourism in Lugano, Switzerland, the Hannes Werthner Tourism and Technology Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Prof. Josef Mazanec, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:04

Interdisciplinary Summer School on Digital Humanities in Vienna

Together with the EC Group, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society is organizing an international summer school on digital humanities. Main focus of this summer school are computational, statistical and mathematical methods that are applied in context of digital humanities including social network analysis, text and opinion mining, and visual analytics. These methods will be introduced by international renowned scientists from universities all over the world (i.e., Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany and the US). The summer school, which is funded by the WWTF, is targeting PhD students from humanities and the social sciences and is going to take place in Vienna at the beginning of July. Further details to be announced soon!

On the picture EC group member Julia Neidhardt answering questions by Corinna Milborn about the summer school (WWTF event "Public Spaces in Transition" at the Schauspielhaus Wien on February 16, 2015).

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:17

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