Faculties

Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences

Faculty Milestones

November 2017

Prof. Dr. Dominik Herrmann, University of Hamburg, accepts an appointment to a W3 professorship (Privacy and Security in Information Systems Group (PSI) ) and begins his tenure in the WIAI-faculty.

March 2017

Prof. Dr. Elmar Sinz retired. 

October 2016

"Fakultätentag Informatik": The faculty of Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences (University of Bamberg) was admitted unanimously as a full member by the 69. Plenary Assembly of the "Fakultätentag Informatik" (11.11.2016 - Heidelberg, Germany). 

October 2014

New Master's degree programme in International Information Systems Management established.

01.04.2014

Prof. Dr. Daniela Nicklas, University of Oldenburg, accepts an appointment to the chair of Computer Science (Mobile Software Systems/Mobility) and begins her tenure in the WIAI-faculty.

01.09.2013

Prof. Dr. Diedrich Wolter, University of Bremen, accepts an appointment to a W1 Smart Environments junior professorship and begins his tenure in the WIAI faculty.

01.04.2013

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Staake, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, accepts an appointment to a W3 Energyefficient Systems professorship and begins his tenure in the WIAI faculty.

01.01.2013

Prof. Dr. Sven Overhage, University of Augsburg, accepts an appointment to a W3 Industrial Informationsystems professorship and begins his tenure in the WIAI faculty.

October 2012

New bachelor's degree programme in Software Systems Science established.

30.09.2012

Prof. Dr. Otto Ferstl retired.

August 2012

The WIAI faculty relocates to its new premises on the Erba-island in early August. The move to the newly constructed facility brings all faculty chairs and professorships together in one location.

01.02.2012

Prof. Dr. Kai Fischbach, University of Cologne, accepts an appointment to a W2 Social Networks professorship and begins his tenure in the WIAI faculty.

01.03.2011

Prof. Dr. Tom Gross, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, accepts an appointment to the chair of Human-Computer Interaction and begins his tenure in the WIAI faculty.

08.01.2009

Prof. Dr. Gerald Lüttgen, University of York, accepts an appointment to the chair of the Software Technologies Research Group. He commences activities at the University of Bamberg in the 2009 summer semester.

09.01.2008

The WIAI faculty’s first postdoctoral habilitation.

On 9 January 2008, Dr. Wolfgang Müller, academic assistant at the department of Media Informatics, was awarded the teaching qualification (Habilitation) in Computer Science. This qualification affords the right to use the “senior lecturer” (Privatdozent) title.

The title of the habilitation thesis is “Information Retrieval in Peer-to-Peer Systems.”

October 2007

The bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in Applied Computer Science, Information Systems and Education in Business and Information Systems receive accreditation with excellent evaluations.

12.03.2007

Prof. Dr. Tim Weitzel, University of Frankfurt/Main, accepts an appointment to the chair of the Department of Information Systems and Services. He commences activities at the University of Bamberg in the 2007 summer semester.

10.05.2006

The Information Systems and Applied Computer Science faculty confers its first doctorate in natural science, “doctor rerum naturalium”, which is also a first for the University of Bamberg.

In addition to the “doctor rerum politicarum” doctoral title common in Economics and Information Systems, the Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences faculty also awards the title “doctor rerum naturalium” used in the field of Computer Science. This combination, which is singular to the University of Bamberg, is possible because the doctorates in the faculty are completed in fields of both Economics and Computer Science and Applied Computer Science.

19.05.2005

In the current rankings of institutions of higher education published by the CHE and Die Zeit (www.zeit.de/studium/wirtschaftsinformatik), Information Systems at the University of Bamberg receives a rating of excellent. Of five categories evaluated, three rank in the highest group and two in the middle group. With this ranking, Bamberg is among only eight universities, out of a total of 33 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, to have three or more evaluations in the top group.

A particular success is represented by the results of questions posed to professors on the reputation of the programme. Bamberg’s Information Systems programme occupies the second place in terms of recommendations (“Based purely on the quality of education, which universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland would you recommend to your own son or daughter?”) and third place in terms of research reputation (“By your own estimation, which German, Austrian and Swiss universities are leaders in research in your field?”).

In March of this year, the magazine Capital confirms the high ranking of Bamberg’s Information Systems programme. In a survey of human resources managers from Germany’s 250 largest companies, Germany ranks third concerning the question, “From which university have you hired the most graduates in the last two years?”

17.08.2004

The Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts, with its statement of 16 August 2004, agrees to the establishment of five new bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes. As planned, this makes studies in these new programmes possible beginning in the 2004/05 winter semester. Enrolment is possible from 13 September to 8 October 2004.

28.07.2004

Pending the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts’ issuing of final approval, the faculty of Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences (WIAI) at the University of Bamberg begins teaching operations in five new bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in the 2004/05 winter semester:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Applied Computer Science.
  • Master’s degree in Information Systems.
  • Master’s degree in Applied Computer Science.
  • Master’s degree in Education in Business and Information Systems.

With a standard duration of 7 semesters, the bachelor’s programmes conclude with the conferral of a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree. The programme is broken down into six semesters of foundational studies and one semester studies in a specialized field. The latter makes it possible for students to define an area of specialization based on personal interests and the particular demands of a specific career field. A portion of these studies may also be pursued at foreign universities.

Master’s studies are offered in consecutive and non-consecutive variations. Consecutive master’s programmes are designed around a standard programme duration of 3 semesters and require that students hold a bachelor’s degree in the same field. For master’s studies in Information Systems and Applied Computer Science, students must hold a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or Applied Computer Science, respectively. Concerning master’s studies in Education in Business and Information Systems, a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems with a focus on Knowledge Transfer/Further Education is required. Non-consecutive master’s programmes take 4 semesters and are open to graduates from related degree programmes.

The bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in Education in Business and Information Systems are to replace the existing Diplom programmes in the medium term.

In contrast, the degree programmes offered in Applied Computer Science are to be re-established. The bachelor’s degree programme in Applied Computer Science combines scientifically-based foundational studies in Computer Science with introductory studies in at least two fields of application and complements these two pillars with specific computer science application areas. In accordance with the University of Bamberg’s particular academic profile, these fields of application and computer science are specially aligned with the humanities and social sciences.

The new degree programmes represent a curricular design that is modular, thoroughly cumulative and internationally competitive in nature. The Information Systems and Applied Computer Science faculty therefore not only actively adapts the Bologna Process, but also aims to systematically further its own development as the oldest and largest institution among Information Systems degree programmes at Bavarian universities.

Up-to-date information on the new degree programmes can be found on the Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences faculty homepage (www.uni-bamberg.de/wiai/). Enrolment with the University of Bamberg’s office of the registrar is possible from 13 September to 8 October 2004. Enrolment in master’s programmes requires that applicants have completed a first degree in the same or a related subject and have completed an aptitude assessment.

15.03.2004

Private Lecturer Dr. Ute Schmid, University of Osnabrück, accepts an appointment to the Cognitive Systems professorship. She commences activities at the University of Bamberg in the 2004/05 winter semester.

19.11.2003

Prof. Dr. Andreas Henrich, Universität Bayreuth, accepts an appointment to the chair of Media Informatics. He had already commenced activities at the University of Bamberg at the start of the 2003/04 winter semester.

19.08.2003

Prof. Dr. Udo Krieger, formerly of Technologiezentrum T-Systems Nova, Darmstadt, accepts an appointment to the Professorship of Computer Science – Communication Services, Telecommunication Systems, and Computer Networks. He commences activities at the University of Bamberg in the 2003/04 winter semester.

25.07.2002

The faculty’s new doctoral degree regulations come into effect beginning 1 August 2002. The faculty awards the doctoral titles Dr. rer. pol. in the field of Information Systems, and Dr. rer. nat. in Applied Computer Science.

With the goal of promoting excellence in doctoral studies, the faculty strikes a new path: a doctoral commission accompanies candidates throughout their doctoral studies. An obligatory colloquium, required for submission of dissertations, fosters the acquisition of subject-specific skills and knowledge of expert research methods. The dissertation itself must be defended publicly.

06.06.2002

Prof. Dr. Guido Wirtz, University of Münster, accepts an appointment to the chair of Practical Computer Science. As an appointed professor and member of the faculty, he continues activities begun as acting department chair in the 2002 summer semester.

14.05.2002

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schlieder, University of Bremen, accepts an appointment to the chair of Computing in the Cultural Sciences. He commences activities at the University of Bamberg in the 2002/03 winter semester.

03.04.2002

Prof. Dr. Guido Wirtz, University of Münster, is acting chair of Practical Computer Science in the 2002 summer semester, a position for which he has also received an appointment.

15.02.2002

Prof. Michael Mendler, PhD, previously of Sheffield, England, accepts and appointment to the Informatics Theory Group professorship.  Professor Mendler commences his activities at the University of Bamberg in the 2002 summer semester.

22.12.2001

On 01 January 2002, Babette Schaible begins her tenure as secretary to the dean of the faculty of Information Systems and Applied Computer Science.

08.10.2001

Beginning in the winter semester, the faculty of Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences introduces two new degree programmes:

  • Diplom programme in Education in Business and Information Systems.
  • Internet-based Further Education in Information Systems (vawi) (Master of Science), in cooperation with the University of Essen (www.vawi.de).

28.09.2001

The new Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences faculty’s web pages go online.

27.09.2001

The faculty of Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences is home to 8 professorships and chaired departments.

Applied Computer Science:

  • Chair for Computing in the Cultural Sciences (not yet named)
  • Chair for Media Informatics (not yet named)

Computer Science:

  • Chair for Practical Computer Science (not yet named)
  • Professorship: Informatics Theory Group (not yet named)
  • Professorship: Practical Computer Science (not yet named)

Information Systems:

  • Chair for Industrial Information Systems (Prof. Dr. Otto K. Ferstl)
  • Chair for Financial Information Systems (N.N.)
  • Chair for Systems Development and Database Application (Prof. Dr. Elmar J. Sinz)

Appointment proceedings are currently underway for the as yet unoccupied positions. These are in various stages of completion. The faculty is committed filling all positions in a timely manner.

24.09.2001

125 students are admitted to the Diplom programme in Information Systems in the 2001/02 winter semester. In the previous year, only 80 students were admitted to the programme.

20.09.2001

The University of Bamberg’s new faculty for Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences is to commence operations on October 1st, 2001.