Digital Ecosystems

Digital Ecosystems

Guest talk on Personal Data Brokers by Prof. Dr. Daniel Schnurr on November 23

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We are happy to welcome Daniel Schnurr, Professor for Machine Learning and Uncertainty Quantification at the University of Regensburg, Germany, and research fellow at the think thank Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE). His guest talk on “Do Consumers Benefit from Selling their Data? The Economic Effects of Personal Data Brokers in Digital Markets” will take place on Wednesday, 23 November 2022, 4 pm at TC.0.04
You are very welcome to join us for the talk!

Job opening: Teaching and Research Assistants


You want to understand how things are connected and make a fundamental impact?

To strengthen our team we are currently running job openings for Teaching and Research Assistants for 10 or 20 hours per week for a duration of 4.5 to 12 months starting on February 1, 2023. Arrangement of hours and duration of employment depending on the availability of applicants.

Details about our job offer ID 1571

We look forward to receiving your application!

Kenneth Qua publishes article "Contextualising change with social network analysis"

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"Contextualising change with social network analysis" was published in first Annual Research issue of EFMD Global Focus "Perspectives on the Impact, Mission and Purpose of the Business School". The article was written by Professor Barbara Sporn (WU) while I contributed as co-author. Social network analysis has been used in a myriad of fields ranging from anthropology, virology and political economy. Our article applies social network analysis to Higher Education Management to understand how two universities navigated the tricky task of designing a multidisciplinary program.

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A warm welcome to our students in WU's master's program Digital Economy

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The Institute for Digital Ecosystems is pleased to welcome our students to WU's Master’s in Digital Economy’s Program and congratulate you on your successful admission!

We are delighted that you are joining us for the start of the winter term 2022/23 and wish you all the best for your first semester at WU.

Pizza and Praedocs

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The Institute for Digital Ecosystems (Department of Information Systems and Operations Management) organized the very first Praedoc Introductory Research Symposium, with the kind support of the ISOM Department. Set against a view overlooking Prater and the warm sunset glow, the mixer event brought together praedocs and postdocs from varying disciplines across WU to get know each other and our research interests over some pizza.
We look forward to more events like this which are bound to spark new ideas and collaborations in WU.

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Kenneth Qua participates in the Value Creation from Data Workshop at ECIS 2022

I attended the “Value Creation from Data Analytics in Research and Teaching” Workshop at the European Conference on Information Systems 2022 (ECIS 2022) helmed by professors Nico Wunderlich and Jonas Valbjørn Andersen, IT-University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
The workshop featured several presentations that covered a wide diversity of data. I particularly enjoyed the presentation by Professor Oliver Müller from the University of Paderborn titled “Will This Job Still Exist?”. Professor Müller and his team use data from job advertisement websites to build a model that aims to predict the risk propensity of a job becoming obsolete due to automation. It highlighted the untapped potential of using public data sources to generate new forms of value.

Kenneth Qua presents research at the European Conference on Information Systems 2022

In June, I reached two of my academic goals as a PhD student, to have a short paper published and to present at a conference. Thanks to my co-author team Fabio Stano and Verena Dorner I got the opportunity to present our paper "The Pulse Of Impulse Buying: An experimental study on the effects of background music tempo on impulse buying" at the European Conference on Information Systems 2022 in Timisoara, Romania. The presentation was well-attended with a riveting discussion from the audience about the growing importance of understanding background music within the context of digital shopping environments.
It was a great experience getting to know the community in the Association of Information Systems in person and I personally enjoyed the presentations in the “Cognition and Human Behavior” and “Social Media and Digital Collaboration” tracks. Notably the presentation “Virtual Influencer Marketing: Anthropomorphism and Its Effect” by Ehsan Dabiran was eye-opening in its discussion of highly successful virtual influencers.

Nour Jnoub at Cambridge Ellis Machine Learning Summer School

Ellis summer school in Cambridge was a great experience. A week full of excellent lectures by established professionals in various specializations of ML and great scientific discussions with outstanding researchers from international universities.

My favorite sessions were Petar Velickovic's talk “Machine learning and Graphs,” which gave a great insight into GNN and its applications. Another great talk by David Krueger on “AI safety and Alignment” concerned at which stage we are now in AI development and the future safety with AI.

The week ended perfectly with a social networking event with thoughtful discussions with all the colleagues with whom I am so pleased I had the opportunity to meet and connect.

It was great to have you here, Eleni!

Eleni Ilkou from L3S Research Center at Leibniz University Hannover spent a couple of months as a visiting researcher with Sabrina Kirrane at the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management as part of her MSCA fellowship in Knowgraphs ITN. It was a pleasure to have her here. All the best to Eleni, and we hope you see you again soon!

DECO presents research at the NeuroIS Retreat 2022

Cesar Enrique Uribe Ortiz presented the paper “New measurement analysis for emotion detection using ECG data” (with Verena Dorner). Congrats on the first successful conference presentation!
Our visiting scholar from KIT, Anke Greif-Winzrieth, talked about her paper “The View of Participants on the Potential of Conducting NeuroIS Studies in the Wild” (with Christian Peukert, Peyman Toreini, Christof Weinhardt), also to great interest.
It was great meeting the KIT research group, led by Alex Mädche and Christof Weinhardt, again. Thanks to René Riedl, Fred Davis and the team for a great conference. We’re already looking forward to the next Retreat!

Grand kitchen opening with live music performance

After many weeks of great anticipation, our kitchen finally opened its doors! On 17 May, we celebrated this happy event with several VIPs and The King - Elvis Presley.

No work without teamwork!

On 17 May, the colleagues of the Institute for Digital Ecosystems went to practice archery. With fun and humor, the team skills were strengthened despite rainy weather.

Success at the Vienna Womens‘ Run 2022!

Verena Dorner und Anke Greif-Winzrieth

Visiting Scholar Anke Greif-Winzrieth (KIT) and Verena Dorner successfully completed the 10K. What a great start to the collaboration!

Looking back on WU Alumni Future Talks 2022 „Digital Economy“

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Am 16. Mai 2022 moderierte Verena Dorner (WU) die Podiumsdiskussion WU Alumni Future Talks 2022 zum Thema „Digitale Plattformen und Datenmonetarisierung“. Sie begrüßte Univ.-Prof. Dr.Christoph Krönke (WU), Mag.a Susanne Stein-Pressl (, Michael Schramm, MSc. (EY) und Hans Linus Pfau, BSc. (VERBUND). Diskutiert wurde über die Transparenz in digitalen Plattformen - von der Verlagsindustrie über Supply Chains in der Food-Industrie bis zur Energiewirtschaftsowie den neuen EU-Transparenzregeln des Digital Services Acts.

Herzlichen Dank an den WU Alumniclub und besonders Herrn Klaus Christian, für die Organisation dieses interessanten und anregenden Diskurses!

Sie konnten an der Veranstaltung nicht teilnehmen? Einen ausführlichen Rückblick finden Sie hier.

Prof. Dorner presents panel on “Digital Economy“ at the WU Alumni Future Talks 2022

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Verena Dorner moderiert am Montag, 16.5.2022 um 12:45 ein Panel zur „Digital Economy“ mit Fokus auf der Regulierung von Datenmonetarisierung und Digitalen Plattformen. Podiumsgäste sind Univ.Prof. Christoph Krönke (WU Wien), Michael Schramm, MSc. (E&Y), Mag.a Susanne Stein-Pressl ( und Hans Linus Pfau, BSc. (VERBUND). Wir freuen uns auf einen spannenden Austausch! Die Veranstaltung „WU Alumni Future Talks 2022“ beginnt um 12 Uhr mit einem Impulsvortrag von Dr. Helmut Reisinger (CEO EMEA und LATAM, Palo Alto Networks). Read more

Visiting scholar Anke Greif-Winzrieth

Anke Greif-Winzrieth

Welcome, Anke! Anke Greif-Winzrieth is visiting the Institute for Digital Ecosystems from KIT (Karlsruher Institute of Technology), Germany.
Anke is the lab manager of the Karlsruhe Decision & Design Lab (KD²Lab) at KIT. Her research focuses on behavioral economics, immersive systems, and Digital Citizen Science.

We are very happy to have her at the Institute, and wish her a productive stay!

Paper accepted at ECIS 2022

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The WIP „The Pulse Of Impulse Buying: An experimental study on the effects of background music tempo on impulse buying” has been accepted for presentation at the European Conference on Information Systems 2022.

Congratulations, Kenneth Qua and Fabio Stano (KIT, Germany) who co-authored the paper with Verena Dorner.

Paper accepted at NeuroIS 2022

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The paper “New measurement analysis for emotion detection using ECG data” has been accepted for presentation at the NeuroIS retreat 2022! Congratulations, Cesar Enrique Uribe Ortiz and Verena Dorner!

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