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Project DaWID publishes position paper "Data Sovereignty and Data Economy - Two Repulsive Forces?"

(11.06.2021) Citizens who have sovereignty over their data and at the same time the existence of organizations that create value with it —a dichotomy for many. However, the DaWID project aims to make this a reality by uniting data sovereignty for citizens and the data economy.

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New research article accepted for publication in Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE)

(26.05.2021) Our new journal article “Artificial Intelligence as a Service – Classification and Research Directions“ by Sebastian Lins, Konstantin D. Pandl, Heiner Teigeler, Scott Thiebes, Calvin Bayer, and Ali Sunyaev has been accepted for publication in the journal Business & Information Systems Engineering as ‘Catchword’.

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New research article accepted for publication in Scientific Reports

(04.05.2021) Our new journal article “How detection ranges and usage stops impact digital contact tracing effectiveness for COVID-19“ by Konstantin Pandl, Scott Thiebes, Manuel Schmidt-Kraepelin, and Ali Sunyaev has been accepted for publication in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Cii joined the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (KASTEL)

(28.04.2021) Since January 1, 2021, the Critical Information Infrastructures (cii) research group has joined the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (KASTEL).

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COMMUNITY DAYS “Governance, Risk, Compliance in IT” on 29 & 30.04.2021

(27.04.2021) Sebastian Lins will on 30th April present the AUDITOR project in his talk “AUDITOR – Development of a new data protection certification for cloud services” at 11:30 am during the COMMUNITY DAYS. This two-day online event is about “IT outsourcing, managed services and cloud computing: IT-GRC in the context of external IT services”.

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New paper for the 2021 ACM Conference on Health, Inference, and Learning (CHIL ’21) accepted

(15.04.2021) Our new paper  Trustworthy machine learning for health care: scalable data valuation with the shapley value “ by Konstantin Pandl, Fabian Feiland, Scott Thiebes, and Ali Sunyaev has been accepted for the conference „CHIL '21: ACM Conference on Health, Inference, and Learning“, which is held on April 7th-8th 2021 as an online event. The full paper will be available online shortly after.

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Upcoming Event: "Datenschutz am Mittag"—Certification of Cloud Services

(12.04.2021) On 16.04.2021, the status of the AUDITOR project's work will be presented and an outlook on upcoming practice will be given at "Datenschutz am Mittag". 

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How do we build trustworthy AI-based systems? — An Interview with Prof. Ali Sunyaev

(06.04.2021) In an interview with KIT Link, Prof. Ali Sunyaev talks about how trustworthy AI-based systems can be build. KIT Link is a transatlantic network for the future of work. 

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New Article published in “Electronics“

(15.03.2021) We published our article “When Data Fly: An Open Data Trading System in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks” by Markus Lücking, Felix Kretzer, Niclas Kannengießer, Michael Beigl, Ali Sunyaev and Wilhelm Stork successfully in “Electronics“ 2021.

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First cii Blockchain Hackathon

(22.02.2021) From 25.03.2021-01.04.2021, we offer students of KIT the opportunity to design and implement Blockchain-based solutions for current challenges in practice. Get exciting insights into the potentials of blockchain by discussing the use of blockchain in different fields together with EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, the Office for IT & Digitalization of the City of Karlsruhe and Stadtwerke Karlsruhe GmbH. 

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A new blog post on blockchain for open knowledge published

(19.02.2021) The research group cii has published a new post on the digilog@bw knowledge blog. In the post, Benjamin Sturm and Ali Sunyaev discuss the potential of blockchain technology in the context of open knowledge.

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Annual report 2020 of the cii research group published

(18.02.2021) The annual report includes many of the highlights from 2020, including information on publications, lectures and research projects.

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Best Theory Paper in Track @ ICIS 2020

(16.02.2021) The paper "Social Comparison in mHealth: The Role of Similar Others and Feelings of Envy" by Monica Fallon, Manuel Schmidt-Kraepelin, Scott Thiebes, Simon Warsinsky, and Ali Sunyaev has been awarded with the Best Theory Paper Award in the track IS in Healthcare at the 41st International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2020).

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New Article published in „Business & Information Systems Engineering“

(15.02.2021) Our article “Token Economy” by Ali Sunyaev, Niclas Kannengießer, Roman Beck, Horst Treiblmaier, Mary Lacity, Johann Kranz, Gilbert Fridgen, Ulli Spankowski and André Luckow was accepted for the Journal „Business & Information Systems Engineering“, an international journal for the design and utilization of information systems.

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Best Paper Award @ HICSS-54

(08.01.2021) The paper "Online at Will: A Novel Protocol for Mutual Authentication in Peer-to-Peer Networks for Patient-Centered Health Care Information Systems" by Imrana Abdullahi Yari, Tobias Dehling, Felix Kluge, Bjoern Eskofier und Ali Sunyaev has been awarded with the Best Paper Award at the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-54).

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Best Paper Nomination @ HICSS-54

(01.01.2021) The paper "Online at Will: A Novel Protocol for Mutual Authentication in Peer-to-Peer Networks for Patient-Centered Health Care Information Systems" by Imrana Abdullahi Yari, Tobias Dehling, Felix Kluge, Bjoern Eskofier, and Ali Sunyaev has been nominated for the Best Paper Award at HICSS-54.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2021!

(22.12.2020) The cii research group wishes you a Merry Christmas, relaxing holidays and a good start into the New Year! We would also like to thank you for your cooperation in 2020 and are already looking forward to 2021. See you soon & stay healthy!

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Successful participation in the "1st International IDEATHON Challenge 2020"

(17.12.2020) A team of the cii research group participated in the “1st International IDEATHON Challenge” from December 11–13 and achieved 2nd place in the competition.

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Congratulations to Benjamin Sturm for his successful doctoral examination

(14.12.2020) On December 8, 2020 Benjamin Sturm successfully defended his PhD thesis! We say congratulations, Benjamin!

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Vorträge der cii Forschungsgruppe bei „Forum Privatheit“ 2020

(14.12.2020) The two accepted abstracts from the cii research group were presented at this year's annual conference "Forum Privatheit" 2020.

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Paper and Awards at the Pre-ICIS Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP 2020)

(14.12.2020) Malte Greulich from the cii research group presented a paper at the Pre-ICIS Annual Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP), which was held virtually as a pre-ICIS event on December 12, 2020.

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The research group is participating in the new research project to develop Federation Services for GAIA-X!

(06.11.2020) Within the GAIA-X project, the foundations for the development of a networked, open data infrastructure based on European values are being developed. The cii research group is supporting the "Compliance" work package as a subcontractor.

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New Article published in IEEE Access

(28.10.2020) We published our article “The Merits of a Decentralized Pollution-Monitoring System Based on Distributed Ledger Technology” von Markus Lücking, Niclas Kannengießer, Maurice Kilgus, Till Riedel, Michael Beigl, Ali Sunyaev und Wilhelm Stork in IEEE Access.

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New Article published in JMIR mhealth and uhealth!

(19.10.2020) We published our article “Archetypes of Gamification: Analysis of mHealth Apps” by Manuel Schmidt-Kraepelin, Philipp Toussaint, Scott Thiebes, Juho Hamari, and Ali Sunyaev in JMIR mhealth and uhealth. The article is now freely available via open access: https://mhealth.jmir.org/2020/10/e19280

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Four papers accepted at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2021

(16.10.2020) Four papers of the cii research group have been accepted for publication at the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), which will take place January 5-8, 2021.

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New Article published in the Electronic Markets Journal

(05.10.2020) We published our article “Trustworthy artificial intelligence” by Scott Thiebes, Sebastian Lins, and Ali Sunyaev in the Electronic Markets Journal. The article is now freely available via open access: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12525-020-00441-4​​​​​​​

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Exclusive Internships at Yale University in 2021!

(01.10.2020) Prof. Ali Sunyaev from the Critical Information Infrastructure Research Group at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) is offering a research internship in cooperation with Prof. Jakub Szefer at the Yale University. Bachelor students from the KIT can apply until November 1st, 2020 for an internship.

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Two papers accepted at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2020

(30.09.2020) Two papers of the cii research group have been accepted at the 41th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), which will take place virtually, December 13-16, 2020.

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New DFG Project to Research Digitization in Health Care (KIT)

(17.09.2020) The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding a new research project on digitization in the healthcare sector as part of its priority program "Digitization of the Workplace".

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New Article published in the Decision Sciences Journal

(10.09.2020) We published our article “Why Don't You Join In? A Typology of Information System Certification Adopters” by Sebastian Lins, Theresa Kromat, Julian Löbbers, Alexander Benlian and Ali Sunyaev in the Decision Sciences Journal.

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Surveys on privacy in mHealth Apps and the Corona-Warn-App in the PANDIA project

(07.09.2020) Our project PANDIA investigates various aspects of privacy in the field of health apps.

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Congratulations to Jens Lansing for his successful doctoral examination

(02.09.2020) On September 2, 2020 Jens Lansing successfully defended his PhD thesis! His dissertation is entitled „IS Certifications: Structure, Evaluation Process, and Impact on Trust and Decisions“.

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AI meets Distributed Ledger: building marketplaces, sharing data and breaking silos – Interview with Prof. Ali Sunyaev

(14.07.2020) In an interview published on June 10, 2020, Prof. Ali Sunyaev talks about the convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Distributed Ledger Technology to create systems with trustworthy AI.

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cii Research Group at conference "Forum Privatheit" 2020

(13.07.2020) Two submissions of the cii research group have been accepted for the virtual conference at "Forum Privatheit", which will take place November 12-13, 2020.

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First Articles Mention the DaWID Project

(29.06.2020) The DaWID project will provide the possibility of sovereign data handling for citizens while allowing a data centered value creation in form of a platform ecosystem.

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GAIA-X publishes new documents on the status quo of the project - The research group CII contributed to the Technical Architecture

(08.06.2020) With GAIA-X, representatives from politics, business and science from France and Germany, together with other European partners, create a proposal for the next generation of a data infrastructure for Europe.

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Faculty Teaching Award 2020 - Prof. Ali Sunyaev receives the teaching award of the KIT Faculty Economics and Management

(03.06.2020) Prof. Ali Sunyaev receives the teaching award of the KIT Faculty „Economics and Management" for outstanding interactive and practice-oriented courses on current topics such as "Cloud Computing, Blockchain, or IoT."

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New article published in the journal ACM Computing Surveys!

(02.06.2020) A new research paper was published in the journal ACM Computing Surveys titled “Trade-offs between Distributed Ledger Technology Characteristics” by Niclas Kannengießer, Sebastian Lins, Tobias Dehling, and Ali Sunyaev.

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