ITeG-Lec­tu­res 2016/17

The Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG) at the University of Kassel is organizing a lecture series in the winter semester 2016/2017 in cooperation with the German Informatics Society (GI), which will focus on the dimensions of shaping a digitized society. The different lectures usually start on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm. The venue is the conference room of the ITeG (Room 0420, Pfannkuchstraße 1, 34121 Kassel). Topics and abstracts for the lectures can be found below.


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Dr. Tobias Wuttke, Rechtsanwalt, München
„Gelöste und ungelöste Rechtsfragen von 3D-Druckern“
  Resolved and unresolved legal issues of 3D printers. The buzzword "3D printer" is accompanied by the shift of the manufacturing process from the corporate to the private sphere. The effects this will have on the world of work can only be guessed at present. But what are the implications for rights holders, whose protected technology may be uncontrollably devalued by end users? The current legal framework, future challenges and necessary adjustments to the currently valid system - these are the questions that need to be addressed.
21.12.2016 Prof. Dr. Hannes Federrath, Universität Hamburg
„Cybersicherheit und Cyberdatenschutz“
  Cybersecurity and cyber data protection. There is hardly a day that goes by without security vulnerabilities becoming known. For years, the software industry has failed to equip its products with effective and usable security features. Yet cryptographic mechanisms, digital signatures and redundancy techniques are now well-researched basic techniques for protecting confidentiality, integrity and availability. Serious efforts are needed to narrow the gap between theory and practice. Companies must be able to assess the risks, select technical and organisational measures and continuously evaluate the protection achieved as part of security management. Software manufacturers are apparently changing their strategies at the moment. By integrating strong security mechanisms such as tamper-resistant hardware and end-to-end encryption, even security authorities are no longer granted access. This can be seen as a sign that the state's desires are increasingly costing money and user trust is declining. Politicians have also recognised the growing importance of IT security for critical infrastructures and created corresponding regulations with the IT Security Act. The Federal Office for Information Security has set the minimum standards for secure email communication with its "Secure Email Transport" guideline. In addition, data protection requirements oblige companies to implement security measures. In addition, more and more companies are committing to compliance with standards for handling data and information within the framework of information governance.
07.12.2016 Prof. Dr. Bernd Skiera, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main
„Preisgestaltung von Online-Werbung"
  Pricing online advertising. Online advertising today is increasingly sold via auctions, so prices can change at any time, posing major challenges for all companies in the industry. This presentation will first introduce the different pricing mechanisms and the resulting market structures. Based on this, findings from research projects will then be presented, which deal with, for example, hard and soft floor prices in auction, pacing algorithms, the value of information for online advertising and the collection of data via cookies. In addition, implications for the sale of offline advertising are discussed.
23.11.2016 Prof. Dr. Reinhold Haux, Peter L. Reichertz Institut TU Braunschweig und MH Hannover
„Werden sich Medizin und Gesundheitsversorgung in der digitalen Gesellschaft verändern?“
  Will medicine and healthcare change in the digital society?. Medicine and health care have been and are changing. Current progress towards improved prevention, diagnostics and therapy is also the result of recent IT developments. These include, among others, technical assistance systems for health care, the so-called assistive health technologies, in which sensor technology plays an important role. Assistive health technologies can record, analyse and, if necessary, communicate body-related and spatial health-related data of humans. This lecture will focus on these developments. Advantages as well as risks will be discussed, in particular on the basis of research projects of the Peter L. Reichertz Institute. Finally, a position will be taken on the question of whether and, if so, how medicine and health care will change in the digital society.
26.10.2016 Prof. Dr. Marc van Veldhoven, Tilburg University (NL)
„Data Technology and Human Resource Management“
  Technology and HRM are linked in three ways: 1. Technology directly influences the way HRM is practiced in organizations and how it is being delivered to employees. 2. Technology changes the way people work and how work is organized. Indirectly, this implies changes for how HRM is used to impact well-being and performance of employees. 3. HRM for employees in the technology sector requires specific approaches.Recent data technology (social media, the internet of things, big data, etc.) is no exception. In this presentation, each of the three linkages above is illustrated for the case of data technology. Next, some examples of on-going research projects in the department of HR Studies at Tilburg University that relate to data technology are presented.