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News 2018

12.03.2018: Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2018

From 6 to 9 March, the Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (multi-conference Business Informatics) 2018 took place in the central building of the Leuphana University Lüneburg. The main theme of this year's MKWI was "Data-driven X - Turning Data into Value". VLBA employees Volkan Gizli, Alexander Sandau, Stefan Wunderlich, Benjamin Dietrich and Safwan Sulaiman as well as students Marcel Saager and Patrick Baber attended the conference. The VLBA representatives gave presentations on the following topics: Increasing the efficiency of data centers, user-centered value-added services to differentiate automobile manufacturers, block-chain technology in the energy market, and sustainable mobility and energy monitoring. 

09.03.2018: CENIT@EA Uni Odenburg Team Visits the DAAD in Bonn

On March 8th 2018 visited Christian Osorio and Julia Franke, as part of the CENIT@EA Uni Oldenburg Team, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), funding partner of the CENIT@EA project, at the Gustav-Stresemann-Institute in Bonn. The representatives of the DAAD in this meeting were Lars Gerold, Dorothee Weyler, Simon Cremer and Klaudia van Eyk.

This gathering was planned in order to get to know each other, but also to discuss subjects regarding the structure and management of CENIT@EA. The most important topics addressed were:

  • Steering Joint Committee Meeting in Arusha, Tansania (March 19th 2018)
  • Academia Public-Private Partnership Forum and Exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya (March 21st -22nd 2018)
  • Organizational Plan of the GIZ
  • Annual Requirement Plan and Finances related topics
  • Indicators Catalog and Annual Report

The meeting was a total success and both parts, the CENIT@EA Oldenburg Team and the DAAD, are excited about the future cooperation in this outstanding academic project.

06.03.2018: Research cooperation Volkswagen AG

ithin the scope of a future research cooperation between Volkswagen AG (revision) and the Business Informatics (VLBA) on 6th March 2018 Prof. Marx Gómez received the VW employees Stefanie Flohr and Andreas Ollmann.

18.02.2018: DEMIS project meeting

The annual project meeting of the DEMIS team took place in Oldenburg on February 12. The focus was primarily on aspects of project management and the scheduling of upcoming research stays in Mozambique, Tanzania and Germany. The participation on the BUIS-Tage 2018 was also coordinated.

12.02.2018: Conference system BUIS-Tage 2018

The conference system of the conference BUIS-Tage 2018 is now available online: EasyChair BUIS-Tage 2018

07.02.2018: Research project meeting "NEMo"

On February 6th and 7th, 2018, the regular research project meeting of NEMo (in German for ‘Sustainable satisfaction of mobility demands in rural regions’) took place. The partners met at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. During the two-day project meeting, the participants exchanged views on the current project progress and the upcoming work packages. In the middle were, among other things, the mobility platform and the next steps regarding the NEMo app. The NEMo app aims to contribute to making mobility in rural areas more sustainable. Representatives of the Leuphana University Lüneburg, the TU Braunschweig and the University of Oldenburg belong to the interdisciplinary consortium of NEMo. The next NEMo project meetig will take place again in Lüneburg at the end of June 2018.

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01.02.2018: GIZ visits Oldenburg University

The German Society for International Cooperation GIZ visited the Computing Science department VLBA at Oldenburg University. The GIZ develops solutions to challenging problems and provides international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work, supporting the German Government in achieving their set objectives. Dr. Karola Hahn and Dr. Bernd Multhaup are in charge of CENIT@EA on behalf of the GIZ and came to visit Oldenburg from 23 to 24 February.

In the context of their visit, related international research projects of the Computing Science VLBA were introduced, which gave input to the work of CENIT@EA. Next to presentations about research projects of the department, institutional centres introduced themselves. A visit to the associated institute OFFIS was, for example, part of the program. Discussions and knowledge exchange allowed the entire team to plan ahead, with the development of the curricula as the next critical milestone.

One of the presenters, Christian Osorio, has been assigned as project manager at Oldenburg University for CENIT@EA. He works at the department of Computing Science since 2004 and has gained relevant work experience in international research projects. Next to CENIT@EA, he is managing, along with two South African partner institutions, Nelson Mandela University and University of Cape Town, the project Hub for Education on ICT for Sustainability. Together with Julia-Katharina Franke and Prof. Dr. Jorge Marx Gómez, Christian Osorio will be responsible for the project CENIT@EA at Oldenburg University.

30.01.2018: eCoInnovateIT – 10th project meeting in Lüneburg

On Friday, January 26th of 2018 the 10th meeting of the project ‘eCoInnovateIT - Sustainable Consumption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the Digital Societ’ took place at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg. Together, the participants discussed their joint research strategy with the common goal to find a sustainable way of consuming information and communication technology.  The interdisciplinary team comprises researchers from the Universities in Oldenburg, Osnabrück and Lüneburg and covers a broad spectrum of research backgrounds such as social sciences, information systems, psychology, sustainability management, innovation research and marketing.

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12.01.2018: Guest lecture by Prof. Ulrike Rivett

Prof. Ulrike Rivett (University of Cape Town, South Africa) visited our deparment as part of the HEdIS project. On the 11th of January she gave a guest lecture on Information Communication and Technology for Development (ICT4D) - Mobile Technologies to leapfrog development in Africa.

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