The research group Critical Information Infrastructures (cii) is part of the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) at the KIT-Department of Economics and Management (WiWi Department), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). We are a member of the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (KASTEL), the KIT Center Information ˑ Systems ˑ Technologies (KCIST), and the Helmholtz Information and Data Science School for Health (HIDSS4Health).

New Article on Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing on Social Media published in JMIR Infodemiology Journal

(15.09.2022) Our paper “Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing on Social Media: Topic Modeling and Sentiment Analysis of YouTube Users' Comments” by Philipp A. Toussaint, Maximilian Renner, Sebastian Lins, Scott Thiebes, and Ali Sunyaev has been published in the JMIR Infodemiology Journal. The article is published with open access and freely available to the public.

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Four papers accepted at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2023

(13.09.2022) Four papers of the cii research group have been accepted for publication at the 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), which will take place in Maui, Hawaii in January 3-6, 2023.

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Dr. Sebastian Lins presented the DIRECTIONS research project to State Secretary Sandra Boser

(09.09.2022) On September 7, 2022, State Secretary Sandra Boser visited the KIT and gained exciting insights into three selected KIT research projects.

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New article on the design of IS certifications published in the journal Behaviour & Information Technology

(02.09.2022) Our paper “Advancing the Presentation of IS Certifications: Theory-driven Guidelines for Designing Peripheral Cues to Increase Users’ Trust Perceptions” by Sebastian Lins and Ali Sunyaev has been published in the journal Behaviour & Information Technology.

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BISE Call for Papers - Reimagining Digital Health

(25.08.2022) Ali Sunyaev, Daniel Fürstenau & Elizabeth Davidson published a call for papers in the topic area "Reimagining Digital Health: Advances in Patient-Centeredness, Artificial Intelligence, and Data-Driven Care Research". The article is available online:

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New book chapter on token economy published

(23.08.2022) The chapter „Finding the Right Balance: Technical and Political Decentralization in the Token Economy“ by Michelle Pfister, Niclas Kannengießer, and Ali Sunyaev was published in the book „Blockchains and the Token Economy: Theory and Practice“.