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Jorao Gomes Jr. visits INESC TEC

Jorao is visiting the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering Technology and Science (INESC TEC) in Porto, Portugal. He is very happy to be selected for the INESC TEC International Visiting Researcher Program 2023 fellowship. During his stay, Jorao will explore the role of Generative AI in Supply Chain Management. His research will focus on understanding the impact of AI technologies to enhance decision-making, efficiency, collaboration, and innovation across business practices.

We wish you an exciting research stay!

Verena Dorner - Panelist bei “Maschine vs Moral. Künstliche Intelligenz als Gamechanger für Integrität und Compliance“

Panelist*innen diskutieren

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Im Rahmen des Österreichischen Anti-Korruptionstages des Bundesministeriums für Inneres am 15. Mai 2024 im Josephinum der Medizinischen Universität Wien, nahm Verena Dorner als Panelist an der Podiumsdiskussion “Auswirkungen der KI auf Demokratie und Gesellschaft” teil.

Gemeinsam mit

Peter Knees, Associate Professor an der Fakultät für Informatik der Technischen Universität Wien
Michael Funk, Professor für Informatik und Gesellschaft an der Universität Wien
Helmut Leopold, Head of Center for Digital Safety & Security - Austrian Institute of Technology
unter der Moderation von Gerald Groß, Geschäftsführer von gross:media und Medientrainer

wurde über unterschiedliche Aspekte der Entwicklung von Demokratien unter dem Einfluss von KI diskutiert. Herzlichen Dank für die Gelegenheit, Teil des Panels zu sein!

Verena Dorner: KI, Emotionen und Entscheidungen

Lange Nacht der Forschung 2024
Society. Technology. Sustainablity.

24. Mai 2024, 18:30 Uhr, TC Gebäude

Bei Entscheidungen verlassen wir uns immer öfter auf Technologie. Was bringt AI Advice wirklich? Worauf muss man dabei aufpassen? Und wie kann man Bias und Vorurteile vermeiden?

Alle Details zur Veranstaltung finden Sie hier

Der digitale Euro

In the WU matters.WU talks. series
22 Mai 2024, 18 Uhr, LC Gebäude

Vor 25 Jahren wurde der Euro als Buchgeld eingeführt und hat seither eine Schlüsselrolle in der europäischen Integration gespielt. Mit dem Euro-Bargeld wurde 2002 ein weiterer Meilenstein erreicht. Im digitalen Zahlungsverkehr gibt es jedoch noch keinen einheitlichen europäischen Standard. Was bedeutet das für die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit Europas? Wann kommt der digitale Euro? Und wie kann er als Plattform für Innovation und Wachstum dienen? Expert*innen der OeNB und WU erläutern, wie das interoperable System die Effizienz steigert und Kosten senkt, Barrieren ab- und Vertrauen aufbaut und so die unternehmerische Produktentwicklung ankurbelt.

Panelists:
Verena Dorner, Professorin für Wirtschaftsinformatik, Leiterin des Instituts für Digital Ecosystems, WU Wien
Petia Niederländer, Direktorin der Hauptabteilung Zahlungsverkehr, Risikoüberwachung und Finanzbildung, OeNB
Guido Schäfer, Ao. Professor, Department of Economics, WU Wien
Matthias Schroth, Direktor der Hauptabteilung für Bargeld, Beteiligungen und Interne Dienste, OeNB

moderiert von Marlies Faulmann, OeNB

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AI in Digital Government. Balancing innovation and data sovereignty. WU joins the World Bank GovTech network!

In the WU matters.WU talks. series
10 April, 6pm, LC Building

Changing your place of residence, renewing your passport, applying for a postal voting card – digital services simplify public administration. Now AI is set to revolutionize digital government services (GovTech). How can GovTech leverage AI to swiftly adjust to the changing needs of diverse citizen groups? How can AI assist in the sustainable digital transformation in low- and middle-income countries? And what does that mean for data sovereignty? What is a good balance between inclusive, convenient government services and control over your data?

Keynote:
João Ricardo Vasconcelos, Senior Governance Specialist, GovTech Global Partnership, World Bank

Panelists:
Alexander Banfield-Mumb, Deputy Head of Department Digital Strategies and Innovation, Federal Ministry of Finance
Tiago Peixoto, Senior Public Sector Specialist, World Bank
Ana Simic, Member of the supervisory boards of ASFINAG and EuroTeleSites AG
Jurgen Willems, Professor for Public Management and Governance, WU

moderated by Verena Dorner, Professor for Digital Ecosystems, WU

Join us for a timely debate about how AI will reshape digital government services. Registration

You were unable to attend? Please find the video of the event here.

Another successful PhD Network event at WU!

PhD students from across WU came together for an evening of camaraderie, pizza, and stimulating conversations. It was wonderful to witness the exchange of research ideas and experiences, fostering a supportive community among our young researchers across various departments. The event was also a warm welcome to several new praedocs who have joined WU. We are grateful for our visiting researcher Maike Althaus from the University of Paderborn for attending the event and we would be delighted to have her at our institute in the future! Special thanks to the Department for Information Systems and Operations Management for their unwavering support, without which such gatherings wouldn't be possible.
 

Welcome back, Maike!

Maike Althaus

Maike Althaus, research assistant at the Chair of Business Information Systems, esp. Digital Markets at Paderborn University, is visiting the Institute for Digital Ecosystems to discuss the follow-up study to our last experiment.
We look forward to inspiring discussions!
 

Wir begrüßen unsere neue Kollegin Elizaveta Yoshida

Elizaveta Yoshida

Elizaveta Yoshida verstärkt ab sofort unser Team. Wir freuen uns auf die Zusammenarbeit und heißen Elizaveta ganz herzlich willkommen!

Kenneth Qua presents at the 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in Honolulu, Hawaii

I had an enriching discussion after presenting my paper, co-authored with Professor Verena Dorner and Akos Barta, titled “See It, Say It: Encouraging Citizen Reporting of Sustainability and Inclusivity Infrastructure Issues in Cities”.
The paper discusses how citizen reporting can be encouraged to improve public infrastructure issues in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 11 on creating sustainable and inclusive cities. Read the full paper here.

Anke, it was great to have you at our institute

Anke Greif-Winzrieth

We were very happy to welcome back Anke Greif-Winzrieth (KIT, Manager KD2Lab), for a research and teaching stay! Anke’s joint expert talk with Julian Quandt, manager of WULabs, in our Digital Economy master’s program really helped our students improve their experimental design and planning, thank you! It was great to continue work on our ongoing research project on foreign live biofeedback – we’re excited for the results from that study!
Hope to see you again soon in #Karlsruhe or #Vienna!

Kitchen party magic

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Thank you all again for coming over and chasing off mid-November blues with celebration and laughter (and chocolate)! Until next time! Your deco team

Welcome back, Maike!

Maike Althaus

Maike Althaus, research assistant at the Chair of Business Information Systems, esp. Digital Markets at Paderborn University, is visiting the Institute for Digital Ecosystems to complete data collection for the experiment we planned when she was last here.
We are looking forward to taking this next step in our research project together!

The PhD Network’s first Career Talks with Miriam Flickinger was a hit!

The PhD Network, with the continued support of the Institute for Digital Ecosystems and the ISOM department, had the privilege of hosting a career talk by Professor Miriam Flickinger (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) titled "Career Development in Academia".
The event was attended by praedocs from various institutes and departments of WU with many insightful hard-hitting questions being brought up during the discussion. We would like to thank Professor Flickinger for taking the time to share her story and advice with us.
As the Christmas decorations begin to light up Vienna, we are looking forward to the annual PhD Network Christmas Market Crawl! 

Visiting researcher Miriam Flickinger

Miriam Flickinger

Miriam Flickinger is visiting the Institute for Digital Ecosystems from the Freie Universität Berlin. Miriam is a Full Professor and Head of the Chair of Organization. Her research focuses on the organization, structures, and processes on the upper echelons or management level of firms and deals primarily with cognitive, emotional, and social perspectives.

Welcome, Miriam!

Verena Dorner – new Department Co-Editor for BISE

Verena Dorner

We are delighted to announce that Verena Dorner has joined the journal Business & Information Systems Engineering Journal (BISE) as co-editor for the Department Economics of Information Systems together with the co-editors Dennis Kundisch (University of Paterborn) and Kai Lung-Hui (HKUST Business School).
Looking forward to many great submissions!

Verena Dorner - panelist for discussion on AI and Equal Opportunities

I was very honored to be asked to contribute to the panel discussion “AI and Equal Opportunities - How (un)fair is artificial intelligence?
as part of the series “WU matters. WU talks.” at WU on 18 October 2023 with the panellists

  

- Johanna Pirker, Professor of Media Informatics at LMU Munich, Germany, Assistant Professor at TU Graz, Austria, Leader of the Game Lab Graz research group
- Michael Platzer, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, Mostly AI
- Sonja Sperber, Assistant Professor and Ottillinger Habilitation Fellow at the Department of Strate-gy and Innovation, WU Vienna
moderated by Jan A. Poczynek, Digitalization Enthusiast, Co-founder & managing director NOWEVOLVE
Find all the details on our Institute’s LinkedIn See a video of the event here

Kenneth Qua at the Netzwerktreffen Jubliäumsfonds der Stadt Wien

Kenneth Qua

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On 12 October 2023 I had the opportunity to present my research project together with Verena Dorner titled "Citizen Reporting in Vienna" at the Netzwerktreffen WU-Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien to the representatives of the City of Vienna. I was delighted to find the W24's news coverage of the event featured a short portion of my pitch.
Visit our Institute's LinkedIn for more details as well as the video!

Verena Dorner at the 18th International Conference on Business Informatics and Information Systems (WI23)

Our conference track Digital Markets, Platforms & Data Spaces featured some truly insightful presentations on the design and governance of digital platforms and the behaviour of actors in digital ecosystems. Thomas Kunde and I had a great time serving as session chairs.
Please visit our Institute’s LinkedIn for more details.