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).

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Final results of the digilog@bw “Blockchain for Open Knowledge“ project presented

Concluding the three-year research project digilog@bw, a selected number of research outcomes have now been presented in a compact video format. The cii research group, represented by Dr. Benjamin Sturm, showcased the results of a subproject that aimed at better understanding the design of blockchain-based systems to support the open knowledge dissemination.

ReDiBlock Research Project Successfully Develops Blockchain-based Prototype for Circular Economy

The ReDiBlock research project, which involves KIT AIFB, KIT Thinktank, INEC, and ipoint-systems GmbH, has successfully developed a prototype application supporting circular economy using Blockchain technology. The project's use case is focused on gold recycling, with two industry partners, C. Hafner and egf, providing valuable insights and help in refining the concept behind the prototype. The internal project closing meeting, hosted by INEC at Pforzheim University, was attended by the project partners and marked the successful completion of the project.

The GI Digital Health special interest group has published an article entitled "App auf Rezept" (App on prescription) in the GI Radar of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI)

(28.03.2023) Together with Rüdiger Breitschwerdt, Daniel Fürstenau, Martin Gersch, Emily Hickmann, Maren Kählig, Wolfgang Maaß, Melanie Reuter-Oppermann, Peggy Richter, Hannes Schlieter, Christian Thielscher, and Lena Wiese, Ali Sunyaev published the article "App auf Rezept".

New Late-Breaking Work paper accepted at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2023)

The Late-Breaking Work paper "Narrative Transportation in Gamified Information Systems: The Role of Narrative-Task Congruence" by Manuel Schmidt-Kraepelin, Scott Thiebes, Simon Warsinsky, Stacie Petter, and Ali Sunyaev has been accepted at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2023) and will be presented by Manuel Schmidt-Kraepelin on April 26th in Hamburg, Germany.

Annual report 2022 of the Critical Information Infrastructures research group published

(16.03.2023) The annual report includes many of the highlights from 2022, including information on publications, lectures and research projects.

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Anton Fink Science Prize for Artificial Intelligence Awarded to KIT Master Graduate

(09.03.2023) KIT master's graduate, M. Sc. Tim Rädsch, was awarded for his master's thesis titled "The Quest for High Quality Annotations. Quantifying the Impact of Labeling Instructions on Real-World Data" with the Anton Fink Science Award for Artificial Intelligence.