Category: Allgemein

Talk of Assistant Prof. Minha Lee on “Whose emotions are the second-ordered artificial emotions?”

Machines can detect people’s emotions through computer vision or speech processing, but they can also convey or mimic human emotions. A robot can frown, a smart speaker can sound happy, and a chatbot can send emojis. Yet as these various AI systems become more technically capable, simple expressions like smiles or emojis are likely to…
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Talk of Prof. Andreas Muxel on “AUTOMATA: Non-trivial Interactions with Trivial Machines”

Robots are no longer just “better” or more “efficient” workers in factory halls, they also become co-actors in our daily lives, for example autonomous vacuum cleaners, chatty voice assistants or care robots. Sharing our home with these domestic automata we almost attribute human characteristics, emotions and aliveness to our technical counterpart, but we have to…
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Publication of “From Farms to Fridges: A Consumer-Oriented Design Approach to Sustainable Food Traceability” in Sustainable Production and Consumption

Our group recently published the Research Paper “From Farms to Fridges: A Consumer-Oriented Design Approach to Sustainable Food Traceability” in Sustainable Production and Consumption: The Research Paper “From Farms to Fridges: A Consumer-Oriented Design Approach to Sustainable Food Traceability” was written by Dennis Lawo, Thomas Neifer, Margarita Esau, Stephanie Vonholdt and Gunnar Stevens – Consumer information and engagement are important…
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Publication of “Going Vegan: The Role(s) of ICT in Vegan Practice Transformation” in Sustainability

Our group recently published the Research Paper “Going Vegan: The Role(s) of ICT in Vegan Practice Transformation” in Sustainability: The Research Paper “Going Vegan: The Role(s) of ICT in Vegan Practice Transformation” was written by Dennis Lawo, Margarita Esau, Philip Engelbutzeder and Gunnar Stevens – With the debate on climate change, topics of diet change and…
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Voice Assistants: Know What Others Know About You

Voice Assistants collect enormous amounts of data and bear a high security risk of data misuse by third parties.The CheckMyVA research project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, therefore aims to improve the data sovereignty of users of Voice Assistants. We are looking for 30 households to support the CheckMyVA research…
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Presentation of one Research Paper and four Posters @ICT4S 2020

Our group presents one Research Paper and four Posters @ICT4S 2020: The Research Paper “The Unintended Social Consequences of Driverless Mobility Services – How will Taxi Drivers and their Customers Be Affected?” was written by Christina Pakusch, Paul Bossauer and Gunnar Stevens – Social sustainability effects of autonomous vehicles are being discussed in a controversial manner.…
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Presentation of “Trust versus Privacy: Using Connected Car Data in Peer-to-Peer Carsharing” @CHI’20

Our group presents the Research Paper “Trust versus Privacy: Using Connected Car Data in Peer-to-Peer Carsharing” @CHI’20: The Research Paper “Trust versus Privacy: Using Connected Car Data in Peer-to-Peer Carsharing” was written by Paul Bossauer, Thomas Neifer, Gunnar Stevens and Christina Pakusch – Trust is the lubricant of the sharing economy. This is true especially in…
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Workshop “Studying Technical Mechanisms for Supporting Sharing Communities” @ ECSCW 2020

Background Technology is a key component in the emergence of the commercial sharing economy and community-oriented collaborative economy initiatives. Housing cooperatives, community gardens, food coops, tool libraries, skill swapping arrangements and other citizen initiatives use digital technologies for collaboration, communication and coordination purposes, and are included under the same umbrella of the collaborative economy. In…
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Proceedings of Workshop „Digital Consumption“ at WI 2019

The needs-oriented design and the competent use of information systems play an increasingly important role in modern economic life. This is not only true for companies and their business information systems, which have been a central research area of business informatics for a long time. The diffusion of IT artifacts in society is also leading…
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Call for Paper: Workshop “Digital Consumption” at WI 2019

The penetration of IT artefacts into society leads not only to changes in the world of work (“industry 4.0”), but also to a change in private households, for example in the digitisation of consumer practices. The classic consumer fields of nutrition, housing and mobility are increasingly being penetrated by “smart” digital services and devices: online…
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