Critical Information Infrastructures

We study internet technologies - their design, their use, and their symbiosis with our society.

Critical Information Infrastructures

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).

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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