Research in the Field of Information Systems

The University of Bamberg is one of Germany’s leading research institutions in the field of Information Systems. Research domains include the design, management, and use of information technologies (IT) as well on implications on cooperate strategy, business models, and human behavior. Results are frequently published in leading scientific journals, and close cooperation with industry ensures an effective transfer of new insights in both directions.

Energy Efficient Systems

The chair of Information Systems and Energy Efficient Systems focuses on digitalization at the intersection between companies and consumers. Research domains include data analytics in particular for behavioral data, consumption data, and decision support systems for everyday-activities, as well as the development of related digital services and data-driven business models. 

Research Projects

Industrial Information Systems

The chair of Industrial Information Systems is primarily concerned with the analysis and design of information and application systems – particularly in an industrial context. The primary research focus is placed on these systems’ architectures and functions, as well as on modeling and classification methods pertaining thereto. As both people and application systems are information systems actors, learning and consulting systems aimed at providing people with relevant qualifications are also examined.

Research Projects (german)

Information Systems and Services

The research focus is placed on the theories and methods pertaining to the management of information. Projects are centered mainly on the following areas: IT business alignment and the business value of the information technology; (social) networks and IT; and IT adoption and outsourcing.

Research Projects (german)

Information Systems Management

The research activities of the Chair of Information Systems Management target open questions in the fields of digital transformation, IT outsourcing, process management, and architecture management. In those fields, we focus on how effective collaboration between business and IT can be achieved and how organizations derive digital innovation from this collaboration. Current projects do, e.g., investigate the effectiveness of digital innovation labs or explore the drivers of employee-driven process innovation.

Research Projects (german)

Social Networks

The Chair of Information Systems and Social Networks dedicates its efforts in research, teaching, and business partnerships to further our understanding of networks comprising humans, organizations, technology, and their complex relationships. In pursuit of this goal, we focus our work on questions that address the emergence, dynamics, characteristics, and outcomes of networked systems as well as their effects on individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Together with our interdisciplinary partners, we engage in a variety of exciting and challenging projects that address issues in network theory, network analysis, crisis management, politics, knowledge management, innovation management, as well as novel forms of organization, cooperation, and interaction in the digital age. 

Research projects (german)