Information Systems & Service Design

  • Type: Seminar (S)
  • Chair: Information Systems & Service Design
  • Semester: SS 2017
  • Place:

    Röser Building (Fritz-Erler Strasse 23), 2nd floor

  • Lecturer:

    Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche

  • ECTS: 3
  • Lv-No.: 2540555/ 2540557

Course Description

In the seminar, the participants will get deeper insights on current research in the field of information systems. The seminar topics will focus on contemporary issues in the broad context of information systems. The actual seminar topics will be derived from current research activities of the research group.


Learning Objectives

Students will

  • carry out a systematic literature search for a given topic
  • aggregate the collected information
  • write a seminar thesis following academic writing standards
  • deliver a presentation in a scientific context in front of an auditorium


Course Content

Title Supervisor Student Prsentation Session
Eye-Tracking Devices in Cognitive Information Systems - State-of-the-Art Overview and Research Gaps Peyman Toreini Julia Seitz Session 2
Supporting Industry 4.0 Introductions: Business Modeling in Vague Situations Natalie Weber Session 1
Inter-Individual Differences Regarding the Effects of Gamification Florian Stahl Session 1
What are we Talking about? Towards a Typology of Business Processes Maxim Zimmermann Session 2
Differences and Similarities of User Assistance - Part I Kai Füller Session 1
Differences and Similarities of User Assistance - Part II Julian Baumgart Session 1
The Rise of Chatbots - A State-of-the-Art Review Jasper Feine Session 2
Neurophysiology/ Psychophysiology of Flow Lara Riefle Session 1


Some detailed information on the individual topics can be found here.


Course Schedule

Date Time Location Session Deliverable
April, 28th 2017 10am-11am

Röser Building (Fritz-Erler Strasse 23)
2nd floor

Kick-off session

June 26th, 2017 12 noon
via email
Submission of seminar presentation slides
June 29th and 30th, 2017
Röser Building (Fritz-Erler Strasse 23)
2nd floor
Presentation Sessions
Presentation and discussion of seminar thesis
July 28th, 2017
12 noon
via email and in paper version
Submission of final seminar thesis

Depending on the number of students, there will be two sessions for the presentation of the seminar theses. The sessions take plase at:

  • June 29th, 2017, Time: 13:00 till 15:45
  • June 30th, 2017, Time: 13:00 till 14:45

Each student will be assigned to one of the session. The participation in this particular session is mandatory.


Course Requirements

Bachelor and Master students can visit  the seminar. The seminar topic as well as the evaluation of the work and the presentation will have a different focus (taking the Bachelor / Master level into account). For the registration to the seminar, students have to use the WiWi-Portal. The students will be informed on their acceptance / refusal on January 30th, 2017 (first round of assignments).


Within the seminar, students have to prepare a seminar thesis comprising 20 pages. In case of a literature review, it is expected that students are reading approximately 20 to 25 relevant research papers.


Course Grading

The assessment consists of a seminar paper, a presentation of the results, and the contribution to the discussions within the presentation sessions. The final grade is based on the evaluation of each component:

  • seminar thesis (70%)
  • seminar presentation (20%)
  • contribution to discussion (10%)


Course Material

After the assignment of students to their particular topic, each student will receive some starting literature from his/her supervisor. Furthermore, templates for the seminar thesis and its presentation as well as the lecture content will uploaded in the ILIAS Portal.



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