ISPL-Sem-B: Advances in research on digital platforms (bachelor seminar)


Digital platforms and ecosystems are increasingly relevant for individuals, organizations, industries, and societies. Research on digital platforms in the field of information systems and adjacent disciplines has blossomed in recent years. The goal of this seminar is to familiarize students with advances in research on digital platforms and with different approaches to study research questions in this context. To achieve this goal, participants will conduct literature reviews on recent work with a particular view toward different methodological approaches used to study various questions.


To apply, please fill out the form below before April 15, 12 noon. (Registration closed)

Acceptance notifications will be sent out on April 16.

Binding response whether you will participate in the seminar or not until April 19. Otherwise, your place will be given to others on the waiting list.

The seminar is an individual examination that consists of two parts:

  • A written seminar paper (12 pages text): 2/3 of the grade
  • An oral presentation of your work, answering questions, and participating in the discussion of other presentations: 1/3 of the grade

The language for the seminar papers, presentations, and discussions is German or English.

Tentative schedule (subject to change)

April 17, 4-6pm, Introduction overall topic
April 24, 4-6pm, Introduction to research work and topic discussion

May 13 (Monday), First deliverable (tba)
May 15, 4-6pm, Feedback session

June 3 (Monday), Second deliverable (tba)
June 5, 4-6pm, Feedback session, roundtable discussion

July 5, Submission final papers
July 10, full day, presentations (alternative date: July 12)

Attendance for these sessions is compulsory. There will be opportunities for additional informal feedback sessions.