Sebastian Lins, M. Sc.

Sebastian Lins, M. Sc.

  • Kaiserstr. 89
    76133 Karlsruhe

Me, in a nutshell

I work on research challenges concerned with the design, development, and evaluation of reliable, secure, and purposeful software and information systems. My research features a strong domain focus, in particular, on internet industries and related technologies, such as cloud, edge and distributed computing. Principal goal of my research is theorizing on and designing the applications and methods required for creation and innovation of sociotechnical systems with auspicious value propositions.

CV

Sebastian Lins is a PhD student and research assistent at the research group Critical Information Infrastructures.

EDUCATION

  • Since 11/2014 University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. PhD in Information Systems
  • 10/2012 – 10/2014 University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. Major subject: Information systems. Minor subjects: Computer science and media management. Master thesis: “Automated Cloud Service Certification” (Grade: 1.0). Graduation: Master of Science (Grade: 1.3)
  • 10/2009 – 09/2012 University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. Major subject: Information systems. Minor subjects: Computer science and business administration. Bachelor thesis: “Determinants of Cloud Service Adoption” (Grade: 1.0). Graduation: Bachelor of Science (Grade: 1.5).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Since 04/2018: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany. Research Assistant: Principal researcher in charge of project management and execution for diverse research projects in the domain of Internet Technologies and IS certifications. Team leader of four PhD students and five student assistants. Research on the effectiveness of certifications and trustworthy Internet Technologies
  • 03/2017 – 03/2018 University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany. Research Assistant: Principal researcher in charge of project management and execution for three research projects in the domain of IT certifications and cloud computing. Team leader of three PhD students and two student assistants. Research on the effectiveness of IT certifications and dynamic certifications for cloud services
  • 11/2014 – 02/2017 University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. Research Assistant: Operational and administrative management of the research project “Next Generation Certification”. Research on the effectiveness of IT certifications and dynamic certifications for cloud services
  • 04/2014 – 10/2014 TÜV Rheinland i-sec GmbH, Cologne, Germany. Student employee: Cooperation during master thesis. Further development of the cloud service certification catalogue 'Certified Cloud Service' and participation in certification audits
  • 10/2013 – 10/2014 University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. Student assistant: Administrative and operational support for the chair for information systems and systems engineering. Operational support for the research project “Value4Cloud”
  • 10/2011 – 03/2014 antwerpes ag, Cologne, Germany. Mobile developer (student employee). Development of mobile application for Apple and Android phones.

VOLUNTARY ENGAGEMENT

  • Since 11/2019 Member of the project GAIA-X, working group "Certifications & accrediation"
  • Since 05/2019 Co-chairman of the Sector Commitee Data Protection, German Accreditation Body
  • 04/2013 – 03/2014 Stadtteilverein Dransdorf e.V., Dransdorf, Germany. Volunteer. Administrative and operational support. Conducting computer trainings for elderly people
  • 10/2010 – 10/2014 University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. Volunteer at the business administration student association:Supporting freshmen at the university. Conducting trainings for freshmen

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • 12/2017 Acceptance and participation in the prestigious Doctoral Consortium at the International Conference on Information Systems 2017 in South Korea
  • 12/2017 Awarded a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service to participate at the Doctoral Consortium
  • 11/2013 Dean´s Award of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Science at the University of Cologne. Belonging to the best 5% of his cohort in his postgraduate studies
  • 06/2011 Dean´s Award of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Science at the University of Cologne. Belonging to the best 5% of his cohort in his undergraduate studies

RESEARCH AREA

  • Main areas of work: Trusted Internet Technologies; (continuous) certification of Internet Technologies; Artificial Intelligence; Cloud Computing; Distributed Ledger Technology;
  • Publication of a book on the certification of cloud services and participation in a book on dynamic cloud service certification as well as in various other professional publications (e.g. in the field of gamification)
  • A large number of publications (with over 560 citations), including A and B publications according to VHB ranking Jourqual 3 or according to the orientation list (2008) of the Scientific Commission for Information Systems (WKWI)
  • Further publications are currently under review or about to be submitted

 

 

Projects
Title Members

Ali Sunyaev, Sebastian Lins

Ali Sunyaev, Sebastian Lins

Ali Sunyaev, Heiner Teigeler, Sebastian Lins

Ali Sunyaev, Sebastian Lins, Malte Greulich

Ali Sunyaev, Sebastian Lins, Niclas Kannengießer 

Ali Sunyaev, Sebastian Lins, Maximilian Renner

Ali Sunyaev, Sebastian Lins, Niclas Kannengießer 

Ali Sunyaev, Sebastian Lins

Publications


2021
Drivers and Inhibitors for Organizations’ Intention to Adopt Artificial Intelligence as a Service.
Pandl, K. D.; Teigeler, H.; Lins, S.; Thiebes, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2021. Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 1–10
2020
Trade-offs between Distributed Ledger Technology Characteristics.
Kannengießer, N.; Lins, S.; Dehling, T.; Sunyaev, A.
2020. ACM computing surveys, 53 (2), Art. Nr.: 42. doi:10.1145/3379463Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Why Don’t You Join In? A Typology of Information System Certification Adopters.
Lins, S.; Kromat, T.; Löbbers, J.; Benlian, A.; Sunyaev, A.
2020. Decision sciences. doi:10.1111/deci.12488
Toward Conceptualizing Perplexity in Cybersecurity: An Exploratory Study.
Greulich, M.; Lins, S.; Pienta, D.; Thatcher, J.; Sunyaev, A.
2020. Proceedings of the Pre-ICIS Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP 2020), AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
Uncertainties toward permissioned distributed ledgers: a multi-actor uncertainty conceptualization.
Kannengießer, N.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2020. Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2020, AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
Do Not Be Fooled: Toward a Holistic Comparison of Distributed Ledger Technology Designs.
Gräbe, F.; Kannengießer, N.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2020. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2020, Maui, Hawaii, January 7 - 10, 2020, ScholarSpace. doi:10.24251/HICSS.2020.770
Bridges Between Islands: Cross-Chain Technology for Distributed Ledger Technology.
Kannengießer, N.; Pfister, M.; Greulich, M.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2020. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2020, Maui, Hawaii, January 7 - 10, 2020, ScholarSpace. doi:10.24251/HICSS.2020.652
Toward Uncovering Patterns of Certification Internalization.
Greulich, M.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2020. Proceedings of the 41th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2020), Association for Information Systems (AIS)
Challenges of Vehicle-to-Everything Communication. Interviews among Industry Experts.
Renner, M.; Münzenberger, N.; Hammerstein, J. von; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2020. 15th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI2020), Potsdam, 08.-11. März 2020, 1831–1843, GITO Verlag. doi:10.30844/wi_2020_r12-rennerFull textFull text of the publication as PDF document
AUDITOR-Kriterienkatalog : Fassung 0.99 [Stand 30.1.2020].
Roßnagel, A.; Sunyaev, A.; Maier, N.; Lins, S.; Teigeler, H.
2020. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). doi:10.5445/IR/1000105506Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2019
Designing Monitoring Systems for Continuous Certification of Cloud Services: Deriving Meta-requirements and Design Guidelines.
Lins, S.; Schneider, S.; Szefer, J.; Ibraheem, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2019. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 44 (Paper 25), 460–510. doi:10.17705/1CAIS.04425
Security of critical information infrastructures.
Dehling, T.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2019. Information Technology for Peace and Security : IT Applications and Infrastructures in Conflicts, Crises, War, and Peace Hrsg.: C. Reuter, 319–339, Springer Vieweg. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-25652-4_15
From Data to Insights: Leveraging Monitoring Data for Achieving Continuous Certification of Cloud Services.
Greulich, M.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2019. Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Stockholm & Uppsala, Sweden, June 8-14, 2019
Technology-Push or Market-Pull – What Drives Certification Authorities to Perform Continuous Service Certification?.
Teigeler, H.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2019. ECIS 2019 proceedings . 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Stockholm & Uppsala, Sweden, June 8-14, 2019. Research Papers, AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
Die Zertifizierung von Cloud-Diensten nach der DSGVO.
Maier, N.; Lins, S.; Teigeler, H.; Roßnagel, A.; Sunyaev, A.
2019. Datenschutz und Datensicherheit, 43 (4), 225–229. doi:10.1007/s11623-019-1097-3
Are We Ready to Play in the Cloud? Developing new Quality Certifications to Tackle Challenges of Cloud Gaming Services.
Ladewig, S.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2019. 2019 IEEE 21st Conference on Business Informatics (CBI), Moscow, Russia, Russia, 15-17 July 2019, 231–240, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/CBI.2019.00033
What Does Not Fit Can be Made to Fit! Trade-Offs in Distributed Ledger Technology Designs.
Kannengießer, N.; Lins, S.; Dehling, T.; Sunyaev, A.
2019. Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
AUDITOR Criteria Catalogue: Draft version 0.9.
Roßnagel, A.; Sunyaev, A.; Lins, S.; Maier, N.; Teigeler, H.
2019. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). doi:10.5445/IR/1000092729Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
AUDITOR-Kriterienkatalog : Entwurfsfassung 0.9, Stand 15.03.2019.
Roßnagel, A.; Sunyaev, A.; Lins, S.; Maier, N.; Teigeler, H.
2019. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). doi:10.5445/IR/1000092273Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2018
Trust is Good, Control is Better: Creating Secure Clouds by Continuous Auditing.
Lins, S.; Schneider, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2018. IEEE transactions on cloud computing, 6 (3), 890–903. doi:10.1109/TCC.2016.2522411
Drivers vs. Inhibitors - What Clinches Continuous Service Certification Adoption by Cloud Service Providers?.
Teigeler, H.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2018. Proceedings of the 51th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2018), 5676–5685, HICSS. doi:10.24251/HICSS.2018.711Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Teil 2 der rechtsverträglichen Technikgestaltung der dynamischen Zertifizierung - technische Gestaltungsvorschläge.
Hofmann, J. M.; Laatzen, B.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2018. Management sicherer Cloud-Services : Entwicklung und Evaluation dynamischer Zertifikate. Hrsg.: Helmut Krcmar, Claudia Eckert, Alexander Roßnagel, Ali Sunyaev, Manuel Wiesche, 279–299, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-19579-3_23
Handlungsempfehlungen.
Hofmann, J. M.; Lins, S.; Lang, M.; Banse, C.; Doll, B.; Kühn, R.; Laatzen, B.; Meer, H. de; Neubauer, C.; Roßnagel, A.; Stephanow, P.; Sunyaev, A.; Weiss, A.; Wiesche, M.; Krcmar, H.
2018. Management sicherer Cloud-Services: Entwicklung und Evaluation dynamischer Zertifikate. Hrsg.: Helmut Krcmar, Claudia Eckert, Alexander Roßnagel, Ali Sunyaev, Manuel Wiesche, 379–390, Gabler Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-19579-3_30
Wertschöpfungsnetzwerk des dynamischen Zertifizierungs-Ecosystems.
Lang, M.; Lins, S.; Wiesche, M.; Sunyaev, A.; Krcmar, H.
2018. Management sicherer Cloud-Services: Entwicklung und Evaluation dynamischer Zertifikate. Hrsg.: Helmut Krcmar, Claudia Eckert, Alexander Roßnagel, Ali Sunyaev, Manuel Wiesche, 343–361, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-19579-3_28
Marktpotenziale von dynamischen Zertifizierungen.
Lins, S.; Rossmann, J. M.; Sunyaev, A.
2018. Management sicherer Cloud-Services. Hrsg.: Helmut Krcmar, Claudia Eckert, Alexander Roßnagel, Ali Sunyaev, Manuel Wiesche, 325–331, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-19579-3_26
Ablauf der dynamischen Zertifizierung.
Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2018. Management sicherer Cloud-Services, 153–158, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-19579-3_13
Einsatz von Monitoring-basierten Messmethoden zur dynamischen Zertifizierung von Cloud-Services.
Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2018. Management sicherer Cloud-Services: Entwicklung und Evaluation dynamischer Zertifikate. Hrsg.: Helmut Krcmar, Claudia Eckert, Alexander Roßnagel, Ali Sunyaev, Manuel Wiesche, 203–222, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-19579-3_16
Klassifikation von Cloud-Services.
Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2018. Management sicherer Cloud-Services : Entwicklung und Evaluation dynamischer Zertifikate. Hrsg.. Helmut Krcmar, Claudia Eckert, Alexander Roßnagel, Ali Sunyaev, Manuel Wiesche, 7–13, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-19579-3_2
Konzeptionelle Architektur von dynamischen Zertifizierungen.
Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2018. Management sicherer Cloud-Services : Entwicklung und Evaluation dynamischer Zertifikate. Hrsg.: Helmut Krcmar, Claudia Eckert, Alexander Roßnagel, Ali Sunyaev, Manuel Wiesche, 121–135, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-19579-3_11
Taxonomie von Cloud-Service-Zertifizierungskriterien.
Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2018. Management sicherer Cloud-Services : Entwicklung und Evaluation dynamischer Zertifikate. Hrsg.: Helmut Krcmar, Claudia Eckert, Alexander Roßnagel, Ali Sunyaev, Manuel Wiesche, 91–99, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-19579-3_8
Akzeptanz von dynamischen Zertifizierungen: Eine multiperspektivische Untersuchung.
Lins, S.; Teigeler, H.; Sunyaev, A.
2018. Management sicherer Cloud-Services : Entwicklung und Evaluation dynamischer Zertifikate. Hrsg.: Helmut Krcmar, Claudia Eckert, Alexander Roßnagel, Ali Sunyaev, Manuel Wiesche, 363–378, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-19579-3_29
Status Quo: Eine vergleichende Analyse von Methodiken und Techniken zur kontinuierlichen Überprüfung von Cloud-Services.
Lins, S.; Thiebes, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2018. Management sicherer Cloud-Services : Entwicklung und Evaluation dynamischer Zertifikate. Hrsg.: Helmut Krcmar, Claudia Eckert, Alexander Roßnagel, Ali Sunyaev, Manuel Wiesche, 159–176, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-19579-3_14
Vergleich existierender Zertifizierungen zum Nachweis vertrauenswürdiger Cloud-Services.
Neubauer, C.; Weiss, A.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2018. Management sicherer Cloud-Services : Entwicklung und Evaluation dynamischer Zertifikate. Hrsg.: Helmut Krcmar, Claudia Eckert, Alexander Roßnagel, Ali Sunyaev, Manuel Wiesche, 81–90, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-19579-3_7
AUDITOR-Kriterienkatalog.
Roßnagel, A.; Sunyaev, A.; Batman, A. N.; Lins, S.; Maier, N.; Teigeler, H.
2018. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). doi:10.5445/IR/1000083222Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2017
The Effect of Continuous Cloud Service Certification on Cloud Service Customers.
Lins, S.
2017. Proceedings of 13. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2017), 12.-15.02.2017, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 12 S., Universität St.Gallen
Understanding and Enhancing the Effectiveness of Certifications.
Lins, S.
2017. Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
The Shifts of Fortune Test the Reliability of Friends ? The Brittle Nature of Signal Reliability in Cloud Service Markets.
Lins, S.; Schneider, D.; Benlian, A.; Sunyaev, A.
2017. 38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017; CoexSeoul; South Korea; 10 December 2017 through 13 December 2017, AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
Unblackboxing IT Certifications: A Theoretical Model Explaining IT Certification Effectiveness.
Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2017. Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017; CoexSeoul; South Korea; 10 December 2017 through 13 December 2017, AIS Georgia
You Can’t Fight What You Can’t Grasp: A Multilevel Conceptualization of Consumer Uncertainty in Cloud Service Contexts.
Lins, S.; Trenz, M.; Sunyaev, A.
2017. Proceedings of the Pre-ICIS JAIS Theory Development Workshop, AIS, Dezember, 2017, Seoul, South Korea, AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
Advancing the Adoption of a New Generation of Certifications ? A Theoretical Model to Explain the Adoption of Continuous Cloud Service Certification by Certification Authorities.
Quinting, A.; Lins, S.; Szefer, J.; Sunyaev, A.
2017. Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, February 12-15, 2017, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Ed.: W. Brenner, 1465–1476, Universität St.Gallen
Nudging Users Into Online Verification: The Case of Carsharing Platforms.
Schneider, D.; Lins, S.; Benlian, A.; Sunyaev, A.
2017. 38th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2017, 10-13 December 2017, Seoul, South Korea, AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
Chicken and Egg Problem: What Drives Cloud Service Providers and Certification Authorities to Adopt Continuous Service Certification?.
Teigeler, H.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2017. Proceedings of the Pre-ICIS Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP 2017), Seoul, South Korea, December 9, 2017, AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
2016
Dynamic Certification of Cloud Services: Trust, but Verify!.
Lins, S.; Grochol, P.; Schneider, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2016. IEEE security & privacy, 14 (2), 66–71. doi:10.1109/MSP.2016.26
Gamification of enterprise systems - A synthesis of mechanical, dynamics, and risks.
Schmidt-Kraepelin, M.; Thiebes, S.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2016
Are we playing yet? A review of gamified enterprise systems.
Augustin, K.; Thiebes, S.; Lins, S.; Linden, R.; Basten, D.
2016. 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016; Chiayi; Taiwan; 27 June 2016 through 1 July 2016, AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
Towards a Bright Future: Enhancing Diffusion of Continuous Cloud Service Auditing by Third Parties.
Lins, S.; Teigeler, H.; Sunyaev, A.
2016. 24th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2016; Bogazici UniversityIstanbul; Turkey; 12 June 2016 through 15 June 2016, AIS Georgia
The Relation between Usage of Mobile Technologies and Organizational Agility: A Quantitative Survey among IT Managers.
Richter, J.; Lins, S.; Wilms, B.; Linden, R.; Basten, D.
2016. 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016; Chiayi; Taiwan; 27 June 2016 through 1 July 2016, AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
2015
What is Really Going On at Your Cloud Service Provider? Creating Trustworthy Certifications by Continuous Auditing.
Lins, S.; Thiebes, S.; Schneider, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2015. Proceddings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015; Grand HyattKauai; United States; 5 January 2015 through 8 January 2015, 5352–5361, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/HICSS.2015.629
2014
Gamifying Information Systems - A Synthesis of Gamification Mechanics and Dynamics.
Thiebes, S.; Lins, S.; Basten, D.
2014. 22nd European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2014; Tel Aviv; Israel; 9 June 2014 through 11 June 2014, AIS Georgia