This year's Annual Workshop was completely different to the face-to-face meetings we had in the last years at one of the associated partner universities. Due to Covid-19 we decided to not skip the workshop but rather go for a virtual alternative. With over 90 participants the ERCIS Annual Workshop was bigger than ever before and although we could only see each other on the screen, it was like a big family reunion. New partners had the chance to introduce themselves to the network and the competence centers gave an update about their interdisciplinary work.
The research project "Establishing Modern Master-level Studies in Information Systems" (MASTIS) was recently completed. The project consisted of a large consortium of nine European universities, led by the University Lyon 2 (France), seven Ukrainian and two Montenegrin universities.
Every year, Hilti organizes an IT Competition to scout for fresh talent. It is a platform for students to have an opportunity to showcase their capabilities and the chance to kick start their career here at Hilti! Stand a chance to win a sponsored trip to one of Hilti’s strategic IT locations and an internship opportunity. Hilti IT Competition is back for 2020 with the theme Trusted and Low-Powered IoT Solutions for the Construction Industry.
It is a pleasure to invite you to the Gender Equality Policies in Research Institutions: promoting transformative and sustainable changes Conference, on Tuesday 22 May 2019 in Brussels (09:00-17:00).
The EQUAL-IST project will present its project results and tools, and gender experts, representatives of the European Commission and academia will discuss about gender equality in research, with a focus on ICT/IST.
During the winter term 2018/2019, nine Information Systems bachelor students took part in a project seminar with the ERCIS Advisory Board Member LIDL. The goal was to develop an Excel-based tool for calculating a good approximation for the value of datasets with manageable effort. After kickoffs at the university and at LIDL in August and October 2018 with student presentations as well as presentations from different LIDL departments on the topic of Master Data Management, the students started working on the project.
Social media are often criticized: fake news and social bots manipulate and disturb public communication. At the same time, they generate a large amount of data in real time during disasters – data that is important for the first response to such events, for example. The new research project “RISE_SMA – Social Media Analytics for Society and Crises” deals with this area of tension. This project will be carried out by nine participating institutions in Europe, Australia, Latin America and Southeast Asia and coordinated by the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE).
On December 7, 2018, the rector's office honored all (former) PhD students of the University of Münster, who successfully completed their doctoral studies within the last year and whose dissertations were graded "summa cum laude", i.e., with distinction. The list of the 88 researchers, who were honored by rector Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels, prorector Prof. Dr. Monika Stoll and prorector Prof. Dr. Regina Jucks, also contains four members of our ERCIS network: Dr. Friedrich Chasin and Dr. Hendrik Scholta from the Chair for Information Systems and Information Management (headed by Prof. Dr.
Heike Trautmann, ERCIS Director, is one of the key supporters of CLAIRE (Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe), a new initiative that calls for the development of artificial intelligence that complements, rather than replaces, human intelligence, and that aims to ensure strong support for excellence in AI research in Europe.