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 „Health Technologies“ (KITHealthTech), the KIT Center Information ˑ Systems ˑ Technologies (KCIST), and the Helmholtz Information and Data Science School for Health (HIDSS4Health).

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Two New Articles Accepted at the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2024

(15.04.2024) Two papers of the cii research group have been accepted for publication at the 32nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), which will take place in Paphos, Cyprus from 13th-19th June 2024.

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Congratulations to Maximilian Renner for his Successful Doctoral Examination

(19.03.2024) On March 19th, 2024, Maximilian Renner successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis! His dissertation is entitled “Revealing Trust Transfer Mechanisms in the Context of Artificial Intelligence”.

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Current Research of the cii Group Presented at the Conference of the DFG Priority Program 2267 “Digitalization of Working Worlds”

(13.03.2024) At the Harnack House in Berlin Richard Guse presented the cii research group's current research on digital transformation in healthcare at the conference "Work. Transform? Repeat" of the DFG Priority Program 2267. At the three-day conference from 11.03.2024 to 13.03.2024, current research contributions on the topic of "Digitalization of Working Worlds" were presented and discussed by associated DFG project members and other external researchers.

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Two Articles Accepted at CHI 2024

(12.03.2024) The critical information infrastructure research group got two papers accepted at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. First, Florian Leiser collaborated with Sven Eckhardt, Valentin Leuthe, Merlin Knaeble, Alexander Maedche, Gerhard Schwabe, and Ali Sunyaev to develop HILL – A Hallucination Identifier for Large Language Models. Second, Jeanine Kirchner-Krath led a collaboration with Manuel Schmidt-Kraepelin, Sofia Schöbel, Mathias Ulrich, Ali Sunyaev and Harald F. O. von Korflesch investigating gamification efforts to overcome procrastination in academia.

Open Science
New Article published in the Business & Information Systems Engineering Journal

(07.03.2024) Our article “Open Science: Towards Greater Transparency and Openness in Science” by Alexander Maedche, Edona Elshan, Hartmut Höhle, Christiane Lehrer, Jan Recker, Ali Sunyaev, Benjamin Sturm, and Oliver Werth was published in the Journal „Business & Information Systems Engineering“ (BISE) as a discussion article.

Professor Dr. Ali Sunyaev is now Member of the Scientific Council Computer Science of the DFG

(29.02.2024) For the next four years, Professor Dr. Ali Sunyaev will be part of the DFG scientific council for computer science for the subject of data management, data-intensive systems, computer science methods in business informatics. He is thus part of the scientific representation of 49 review boards that decide on DFG funding decisions according to the DFG's own scientific standards and in the spirit of excellence in research, innovation, and the search for knowledge.