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Excursion to a Leading FinTech Solution Provider

Excursion to a Leading FinTech Solution Provider


In a joint project, a group of students from the Bachelor program Business, Economics and Social Sciences (BaWISO) of Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien) visited in June 2019 one of the leading Austrian FinTech solutions providers, s-IT Solutions. The excursion was part of the Corporate IT II course in the specialization of Business Information Systems.

In this excursion, Dr. Wolfgang Grech, the head of Division Customer Service Delivery of s-IT Solutions introduced the digital banking platform "George" to the students. Dr. Grech explained how state of the art technologies and approaches in corporate IT have been applied during the development of George. Beyond the implementation of technical solutions, it was discussed how novel approaches towards corporate IT management could lead to cultural changes in IT firms, which contribute not only towards a better working environment but consequently also to a better service for the end-users.

Visiting the control center of the George online banking platform was another interesting part of this excursion. Dr. Grech and his team demonstrated how different types of visualizations could ensure the efficient management of a platform with millions of end-users which is expected to guarantee high quality service 24/7. Part of this infrastructure was co-developed with members of the Institute of Information Systems and New Media.

One goal of the excursion was to enable students of the specialization to develop well founded term papers regarding various aspects of the George infrastructure, provided back as input to s-IT. The topics varied from IT transformations and its usability to potential application of hot topics like blockchain and distributed ledger technology to machine-learning approaches.

Considering the highly positive feedback that was received from the students, WU Wien and s-IT Solutions aim to continue this successful project by organizing similar excursions in the next terms. This will enable a continuous collaboration between the two involved leading scientific and IT-industry institutions in Austria.


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Soheil Human and Gustaf Neumann from the Institute for Information Systems and New Media of Vienna University of Economics and Business in collaboration with Rainer Alt from the Information Systems Institute of Leipzig University chair a mini-track on END-USER EMPOWERMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2020. Here is the call for papers:

Information technologies are known to shift the control on traditional organizational processes to the user. Among the examples are comparison sites or configurators in electronic commerce, citizen self-services in e-government or social media platforms in industries, such as finance, health or politics. Increasingly, solutions have become available that enable users to actively manage their identities, which are used by the various digital services. Self-sovereign identities or personal data stores point in the direction of reverse customer relationship management and allow end users (e.g. citizens, consumers, patients) to control their disclosed data. In addition, users could combine offerings from various service providers along their usage processes (e.g. customer journeys). End-user empowerment therefore might lead to a paradigm shift where processes are not controlled by service providers, but by service customers. 

This minitrack aims to attract research that advances the understanding of user empowerment in the digital economy. It adopts an interdisciplinary perspective, which considers user empowerment across application domains (e.g. software development, digital commerce, healthcare, administration). Topics are:

  • Identity management systems and privacy management systems for end-user empowerment
  • Novel technologies for managing identities and user attributes (e.g. Blockcerts)
  • Decoupling applications from the data they produce
  • Approaches for business applications, where users can retain ownership over their data
  • Accountability of information systems
  • Empirical evidence regarding the need for end-user empowerment
  • Privacy as a value for customers
  • Business value of user empowered solutions
  • Network effects of identity management systems
  • Cognitive and human-centric solutions for identity management, consent management, and end-user empowerment
  • Human-centric Personal Data Ecosystems
  • Concepts for user empowerment, such as reverse CRM or customer-dominant logic


Rainer Alt, Leipzig University, Germany

Soheil Human, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien), Austria

Gustaf Neumann, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien), Austria

Publication of Papers

Presented papers will be included in the Proceedings of HICSS-53. Selected papers will be invited for a fast-track in Electronic Markets – The International Journal on Networked Business.

Important Dates

April 20, 2019: Beginning of Submission Period

June 15, 2019: Paper Submission Deadline (11:59 pm HST)

August 17, 2019: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection

September 22, 2019: Deadline for Final Manuscript

October 1, 2019: Deadline for at least one author to register

Conference Dates

January 8-10, 2020:  Paper Presentations

Author Instructions


Job opening: Model-driven software development in industry

The Institute for Information Systems and New Media  (WU Vienna) and AVL List GmbH invite applications for a scientific and technical project-team position (pre-doc). The successful candidate will contribute to HybriDLUX (FFG #867535), a 3-year nationally funded industry research project on model-driven software development and domain-specific modeling in industry. We are looking for talented candidates who will join our efforts to design, to implement, and to evaluate lighthouse software solutions for AVL List GmbH, the world-leading company for vehicle test beds. In the short term, this position opens the opportunity to work on a dissertation project (WU Vienna) while actively contributing to and shaping the future of flagship Open Source software projects (Eclipse). In the mid term, HybriDLUX allows for embarking on an industry career (AVL List GmbH) or on a research career.

Reference Number: 3889
Application materials can be submitted online until April 10, 2019.

Please apply on our homepage

Guest talk by Gerald Stieglbauer (AVL List GmbH)

Revolution vs. Evolution: Model-Based Engineering and the Industry

TUE Nov 6th, 2018
13:30 - 15:00
Room: D2.0.030

/ Abstract /

By now, model-based engineering (MBE) has a long tradition in academics
and research. In contrast to this long tradition, however, adoption of
MBE principles in the industry still remains limited. This led to
corresponding debates within the modelling community about the root
causes of this limited adoption. In this talk, the speaker highlights
the importance of these debates and shares his experience gained during
six years of technology knowledge transfer activity from research to
industrial applications. As its central hypothesis, the talk will be
about so-called MBE Micro Injections, for which the speaker has observed
the potential to make the adoption of MBE principles in industry more
successful. Since the idea of MBE Micro Injections comprises not only
technical issues but as well socio-cultural aspects, the speaker will
talk about concrete observations in these directions during past and
ongoing research projects.

/ Bio /

Dr. Gerald Stieglbauer, (male) is AVL’s expert on model-based approaches
such as modeling languages and modeling language design (with special
focus on DSLs), model transformation, and system engineering. He studied
Applied Computer Science at the University of Salzburg, graduated 2003
and received his PhD in 2007. He was awarded with the BMW Scientific
Award (diploma thesis) and the Award of Excellence of the Austrian
Government (PhD thesis). The focus of both theses was in the area of
model-based development and simulation of safety-critical software for
embedded systems. In 2007, he joined the AVL to become responsible for
the development of a model transformation engine for a testbed
configuration system. In 2011, he joined the Research & Technology
department for Instrumentation and Test Systems at AVL’s headquarter in
Graz. Since then, he is technology scout for model-based engineering
(MBE) in support of knowledge transfer from science to AVL and vice
versa. In this context, his focus of interest goes beyond the
technological aspects of MBE and includes especially observations about
socio-cultural aspects of successful strategies aiming at a sustainable
introduction of innovations in industry.

We EXPEDiTE Realisation of "Human-centred Personal Data Ecosystems" in Our New Project EXPEDiTE!

We are delighted to inform you that the Institute of Information Systems and New Media (WU Wien) starts the interdisciplinary research project EXPEDiTE. The full title of the project is "EXPloring opportunities and challenges for Emerging personal DaTa Ecosystems: Empowering humans in the age of the GDPR - A Roadmap for Austria". The Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab of WU Wien, the Linked Data Lab of TU Wien and OwnYourData are our partners in this project which is funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). Soheil Human and Ben Wagner lead EXPEDiTE. Prof. Gustaf Neumann, Prof. Axel Polleres, and Prof. Sarah Spiekermann shape the advisory board of the project. For more information visit: Expedite

New project on DSLs granted: HybriDLUX

Our institute and its partners (TU, AVL, and EclipseSource) were granted funding for the three-years research project HybriDLUX (FFG #867535, ICT of the Future, 6th call) on improving the ease-of-use of DSL and DSL-based software-development tooling in industry. The project is about to start in the first quarter of 2019 and is planned as a continuation of the successful exploratory project DLUX  (FFG #855465, ICT of the Future, 4th call).

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