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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.

News

DigHum: Inivited Talk by Susan J. Winter: Cui bono? A Sociotechnical View of Smart Cities.

On Wed, 6 November, our first invited speaker in the DigHum Lecture Series, Susan J. Winter (University of Maryland), gave her talk with the title "Cui bono? A Sociotechnical View of Smart Cities". Julia Neidhardt introduced her and moderated the following discussion.

After the talk, Susan Winter gave an interview to Anna Masoner from the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF, please click here for the report on Ö1.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Tue, 11/12/2019 - 13:28

DigHum Lecture Series: First talk by Susan J. Winter on 8 November 2019!

The first invited talk held whithin the framework of the Lecture Series on Digital Humanism (supported by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund WWTF) will be given by Susan J. Winter (University of Maryland) and will take place on 6 November 2019, 5 P.M. at EI9 Hlawka Lecture Hall (Gußhausstraße 25-29 - stairs 1, ground floor, room number: CAEG17).

Title: "Cui bono? A Sociotechnical View of Smart Cities"

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Thu, 10/24/2019 - 13:50

EC group present at RecSys 2019 in Copenhagen

Julia Neidhardt and Prof. Werthner attended the 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems RecSys 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16th to 20th September. Julia Neidhardt was also speaker at the ACM Summer School ACM Summer School on Recommender Systems which took place from 9 to 13 September in Gothenburg, Sweden.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Thu, 10/24/2019 - 13:41

Julia Neidhardt at RecTour 2019 (in conjunction with RecSys 2019)

Julia Neidhardt was co-organizer of the successful and already well-established workshop ACM RecSys Workshop on Recommenders in Tourism RecTour 2019 that was held in conjunction with the 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems RecSys 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16th to 20th September.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Thu, 10/24/2019 - 13:35

New Lecture Series on Digital Humanism: Invited talks by outstanding speakers!

The EC group is organising a new Lecture Series on Digital Humanism, supported by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund WWTF, starting this winter term!

We have invited the following outstanding guest speakers who will give talks within the framework of the lecture:

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Thu, 09/19/2019 - 14:00

Fani Basic at IEEE International Conference on Fog Computing

Fani Basic gave a talk with the title “Fuzzy Handoff Control in Edge Offloading” at the IEEE International Conference on Fog Computing (ICFC), which took place from 24-26 June 2019 in Prag, Czech Republic. The presented paper was a candidate for the best paper award of the ICFC conference! The travel costs were covered by the grant "Doktorandinnen ans Rednerpult", financed by the Faculty of Informatics.

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Tue, 07/23/2019 - 17:44

Forbes 30 under 30: Maximilian Schirmer

Our master student and former staff member Maximilian Schirmer was interviewed for the Forbes issue "30 under 30" (June 2019). Click here to read the interview (in German).

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 12:07

Amra Delic and Allan Hanbury at the Austrian Computer Science Day 2019

The EC group was present at the Austrian Computer Science Day 2019 on 3 June 2019 at the Vienna University of Economics and Business! Amra Delic has presented her work about group decision-making in the eTourism domain as a Young Expert and Allan Hanbury gave a talk with the title "Some Biases in Data Science".

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Mon, 06/24/2019 - 13:20

Prof. Werthner at Wiener Vorlesungen!

Prof. Werthner was invited to participate at the podium discussion of the
Wiener Vorlesungen on Ethics in the Era of Artificial Intelligence (Ethik im Zeitalter Künstlicher Intelligenz), hosted by the City of Vienna at Rathaus (City Hall) on 17 June 2019. Click here to watch the entire event (in German language only).

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Wed, 06/19/2019 - 17:25

Conference: DSRS-Turing 2019 in London

The 1st International Alan Turing Conference on Decision Support and Recommender Systems is taking place from 21-22 November 2019 at The Alan Turing Institute in London. Please find more information at the website and in the PDF attached to this post. Julia Neidhardt will represent the EC group as invited speaker!

submitted by Stephanie Wogowitsch on Wed, 06/19/2019 - 17:17

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