I am very pleased about our contribution in BITKOM’s latest position paper on Artificial Intelligence (AI).

BITKOM * is the industry association of the German information and telecommunications industry and thus one of the most renowned organizations in Europe when it comes to demonstrating application-oriented innovations.
Our contribution „Using Automotive Big Data to develop two new applications“ in the position paper was even taken up by the German-language basic service AFP.

You can download the position paper (in german language only) HERE

* (short for „Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien“ – german for Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media)

I am pleased that our analysis of actors and their relationships in the Data-driven Service Ecosystem was accepted as a Completed Research Paper at AMCIS 2019 conference.
Below are some impressions of the trip to Cancún (Mexico). Especially interesting was the Early Faculty Career Workshop with 10 renowned mentors from the IS science scene, such as Wynne Chin (University of Houston), Genevieve Bassellier (McGill University, Canada), Deborah Compeau (Washington State University), JJ Hsieh (Georgia State University), and Saonee Sarker (University of Virginia).

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I was allowed to contribute to a publication for CAiSE 2019, which was successfully published. The paper shows how to display vehicle and Smart Watches data live in a Microsoft HoloLens. Specifically, the driver was shown his position on a map and his pulse in experiments. At the same time the HoloLens‘ sensors were used to detect distractions, for example when the driver talks to the passenger or turns a knob on the radio.

You can access the paper here: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-21290-2_6

With October 2019 I started as part-time lecturer at FH Upper Austria – Campus Hagenberg for the course „Automotive Services“. The course is a specialisation module in the 3rd semester of the bachelor study program „Automotive Computing“ and consists of lecture and practice (5 ECTS).

My colleague Andreas Festl presented our scientific paper „The Vehicle Data Value Chain as a Lightweight Model to Describe Digital Vehicle Services“ at the International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) in Vienna. 

The paper was (which can be found here: http://insticc.org/node/TechnicalProgram/webist/presentationDetails/81132) on the short list of candidates to win the WEBIST 2019 best student paper award, but unfortunately did not win.

WEBIST aims to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems. The paper contains results from the EVOLVE project on the advancing digitization of the automotive industry. A lightweight model is presented to better understand this digital transformation and explain how digital vehicle services can be developed that use vehicle operating data and other data sources to deliver business value.

As in 2018, I was allowed to defend the project SCOTT in Brussels on 10.10.2019 as WP leader of the work package „Open Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement“ together with the rest of the SCOTT project team.

Our Vehicle Data Hackathon was appreciated. In the last year we want to let many Open Innovation Contests (e.g. Hackathons) of project partners follow.


In a demo I was also allowed to introduce the app for the car driver, which shows him how his driving-style is. The solution consists of the data logger (developed by VIRTUAL VEHICLE), a cloud backend (developed by RISE) and the smartphone app developed by our partner JIG .

Due to the successful presentation of Alexander Stocker at the Big Data Summit 2018 (as mentioned in post last year), we applied for a talk again in 2019 and were finally invited to this year’s Big Data AI Summit #bas19 event to talk about „Exploiting vehicle measurement data to deliver novel data-driven services“.

About 100 listeners attended the 25 minute presentation. The great interest of the audience finally led to several face 2 face discussions with representatives of manufacturers and a start-up.

We are looking forward to the continuation 2020. See some impressions below in the galery and on the event’s Flickr account: