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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

Student Volunteers @ Conference on Recommender Systems 2015

The Electronic Commerce Group organizes the 9th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys2015) which will be held from September 16-20, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. RecSys is the premier international forum for the presentation of new research results, systems and techniques in the broad field of recommender systems.

For this conference, we invite you to apply for being a Student Volunteer @ RecSys2015. We would also be happy if you encourage your colleges to apply! For further information, please see the document Volunteers @ RecSys2015.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 21:23

i²c StartAcademy (February 17-20, 2015)

The Informatics Innovation Center offers a new service for members of all faculties of TU Vienna:

       The i2c StartAcademy taking place February 17-20, 2015

In this 4-day workshop participants go through a number of crucial steps to evaluate their PhD, R&D or other projects results for their potential for a successful business venture.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:39

New members of the EC group

Ivona Brandic (Priv.-Doz. Dr.)
Soodeh Farokhi (MSc.)
Drazen Lucanin (MSc.)
Toni Mastelic (MSc.)

We are pleased to introduce the new members of our group: Ivona Brandic with her three PhD students Soodeh Farokhi, Drazen Lucanin and Toni Mastelic.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 14:57

Invited talk "Media in the Internet Age" by Gerlinde Hinterleitner

Gerlinde Hinterleitner, CEO Standard Online, is giving a presentation in the next lecture of the e-commerce lecture, Wednesday (10.12.2014) at 12:00 in EI 10. The topic of her talk is "Media in the Internet Age". We cordially invite everyone to attend the presentation.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 13:41

Keynote at TuriTec 2014

Prof. Hannes Werthner delivers a keynote at TuriTec 2014 Congreso Internacional de Turismo y Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones in Málaga, Spain on October 23, 2014

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:44

New member of the EC group

We are pleased to introduce the new member of our group: Amra Delic.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:19

PhD Defense of Worarat Krathu

We are glad to announce that Worarat Krathu has successfully defended her PhD thesis "Inter-organizational Performance Analysis from EDI Messages" on Tuesday, 30.09.2014. For abstract please click here.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:29

INiTS Award 2014 granted to Robert Engel

At the INiTS Award 2014, former ec-group member Robert Engel’s dissertation “Mining and Analysis of EDI-Supported Inter-organizational Business Processes” (advised by Prof. Hannes Werthner) has been awarded the 2nd place in the category “Information and Communication Technologies”.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:54

Friedenspreis

Zum ersten Mal gewann ein Informatiker (Jaron Lanier) den Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels. Näheres zur Verleihung

submitted by webmaster on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:42

RecSys 2015 at TU Vienna during September 16 - 20, 2015

The 9th ACM Recommender Systems Conference (RecSys 2015) will take place at the Vienna University of Technology from September 16 - 20, 2015. On the picture, Prof. Hannes Werthner, the host and general co-chair of next year's conference, giving an outlook on RecSys 2015 and introducing Vienna to the RecSys 2014 audience in Silicon Valley, USA.

submitted by Nataliia Rümmele on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:52

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