Information Systems


The Seminar "Information Systems" will cover current topics of Business informatics that bridge the fields of technology and economy. Exemplary are the topics Blockchain, reputation mechanisms, user-generated content, assistance systems and context-sensitive applications.

These topics will be processed by the participants of the seminar, in a term paper and a presentation. Furthermore a project work will be offered, where one can either analyse a dataset with tools of multivariate analysis or machine learning or solve a business relevant problem by conception and implementation of a prototype. An introductionary course about scientific work will inform about the expected course of action.

Educational objectives

After completion of the seminar, participating students will be able to

  • work scientifically (LGB-7)
  • work with a team (LGB-6)
  • independently process current topics in the field of information systems and present them (LGB-1)
  • either apply methods of multivariate statistics on datasets or make decisions relevant to management on basis of analysis (LGB-2)
  • or conceptualize applications in order to solve business-relevant problems and implement those as a prototype (LGB-5)
  • present their work to fellow students (LGB-7)


  • Kane, G. C., Alavi, M., Labianca, G. J., & Borgatti, S. (2014): What’s different about social media networks? A framework and research agenda. MIS Quarterly, 38(1), 275-304.
  • Webster, J., & Watson, R. T. (2002): Analyzing the Past To Prepare for the Future: Writing a Literature Review. MIS Quarterly, 26(2), 13-23.
  • Fleder, D., & Hosanagar, K. (2009): Blockbuster culture's next rise or fall: The impact of recommender systems on sales diversity. Management science, 55(5), 697-712.
  • Burtch, G., Ghose, A., & Wattal, S. (2013): An empirical examination of the antecedents and consequences of contribution patterns in crowd-funded markets. Information Systems Research,
    24(3), 499-519.