Patrick Felka

Dr. Patrick Felka

M.Sc. Business Informatics


Office: 2.227
Phone +49 (69) 798 33862


Patrick Felka studied business administration and computer science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. The focus of his studies was on Project Management, Machine Learning and Data-Mining. In May of 2015 he finished university with a master's degree and began his Ph.D. work at the professorship of Prof. Dr. Oliver Hinz. Furthermore, Patrick Felka is part of the Collaborative Research Center 1053 MAKI (Multi-Mechanism Adaptation for the Future Internet) since May 2015. During his doctoral studies in subproject C5, he worked on context-based predictions for the dynamic adaptation of network infrastructures.

In May 2020 he completed his Ph.D. program at the Goethe University with the academic title Dr. rer. pol. His Ph.D. thesis "Context-Based Analytics and Optimization in Information Systems Research" examines the use of context factors in different research and application areas of information systems research.

Currently, Mr. Felka is a postdoctoral researcher and, in cooperation with Vodafone GmbH in Düsseldorf, is working on the transfer of existing findings into practice and on the acquisition of new insights into context-based predictions

Core Areas

•    Data Science
•    Edge Computing
•    Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
•    Mobile App Development


Eichner, Arvid Alexander / Lingnau, Nicholas Valentin / Felka, Patrick / Kohn, Vanessa / Holten, Roland / Hinz, Oliver (2023): "Dangerous Habit or Useful Routine? Developing Theory-Based Measures for the Intended and Unintended Consequences of State-Tracking Habits", European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Kristiansand, Norway (conditionally accepted)

Felka, Patrick / Mihale-Wilson, Cristina / Hinz, Oliver (2022): "Understanding Mediators in Location-Based Mobile Marketing and why Commuting Hubs are so Effective—A Mediation Analysis of a Randomized Field Experiment", Journal of Media Economics, 34(1), 1-28.

Sterz, Artur / Felka, Patrick / Simon, Bernd / Klos, Sabrina / Klein, Anja / Hinz, Oliver / Freisleben, Bernd (2022): "Multi-Stakeholder Service Placement via Iterative Bargaining with Incomplete Information", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), 30(4), 1822-1837.

Mihale-Wilson, Cristina / Felka, Patrick / Hinz, Oliver / Spann, Martin (2021): "The Influence of Location-Based Games on Traditional Entertainment Products", Decision Support Systems, 149, 113604.

Mihale-Wilson, Cristina / Felka, Patrick / Hinz, Oliver / Spann, Martin (2021): "The Impact of Strategic Core-Component Reuse on Product Life Cycles - The Case of Location-Based Games?", Business & Information Systems Engineering, 64(2), 223-237.

Kremer, Patrick / Felka, Patrick / Abdel-Karim, Benjamin / Kim, Ju-Young / Hinz, Oliver (2021): “Emotions Don’t Lie: Introducing an Artificial Intelligence Tool to Measure Ad Effectiveness”, European Marketing Academy Conference (EMAC), Madrid.

Felka, Patrick / Mihale-Wilson, Cristina / Hinz, Oliver (2020): "Mobile Phones and Crime - The Protective Effect of Mobile Network Infrastructures", Journal of Quantitative Criminology (JOQC), 36, 933–956.

Keller, Katharina / Felka, Patrick / Fornoff, Jan / Hinz, Oliver / Rizk, Amr (2020): "Quality of Experience Measurements of Multipath TCP Applications on iOS Mobile Devices", ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSYS 2020), Istanbul, Turkey.

Felka, Patrick (2019): "Smart Communication Infrastructures: A Probabilistic and Context-Aware System Design for Efficient and Dynamic Cloudlet-Management", American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2019), Cancún, Mexiko.

Mihale-Wilson, Cristina / Felka, Patrick / Hinz, Oliver (2019): "“The Bright and the Dark Side of Smart Lights” The Protective Effect of Smart City Infrastructures", Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Maui, Hawaii, U.S., 3345-3354.

Felka, Patrick / Sterz, Artur / Keller, Katharina / Hinz, Oliver / Freisleben, Bernd (2018): "The Context Matters: Predicting the Number of In-game Actions Using Traces of Mobile Augmented Reality Games", 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2018), Kairo, Ägypten.

Gedeon, Julien / Stein, Michael / Krisztinkovics, Jeff / Felka, Patrick / Keller, Katharina / Meurisch, Christian / Wang, Lin / Mühlhäuser, Max (2018): "From Cell Towers to Smart Street Lamps: Placing Cloudlets on Existing Urban Infrastructures", ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC), Bellevue, Washington, U.S.

Felka, Patrick / Sterz, Artur / Hinz, Oliver / Freisleben, Bernd (2018): "Using Social Media to Estimate the Audience Sizes of Public Events for Crisis Management and Emergency Care", International Conference for Smart Health (ICSH), Wuhan, Hubei, China.

Felka, Patrick / Hinz, Oliver (2018): "The Effect of Honey-Spots on The Consumers’ Responsiveness Towards Mobile Advertisement", European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

Gedeon, Julien / Himmelmann, Nicolás / Felka, Patrick / Herrlich, Fabian / Stein, Michael / Mühlhäuser, Max (2018): "vStore: A Context-Aware Framework for Mobile Micro-Storage at the Edge", International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services (MobiCASE), Osaka, Japan.