Martina Kolpondinos-Huber

Martina Kolpondinos-Huber
External PhD Student
Research Assistant at RERG 2014-2017
Martina Kolpondinos-Huber


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Martina has been a member of the Requirements Engineering Research Group at the Department of Informatics since July 2014 . She is also a member of the Informatic and Sustainability Research Group where she started her PhD study in June 2012.

She was a research assistant until September 2017. Currently, she works on the completion of her PhD dissertation as an external group member.

Her research focus is requirements elicitation from stakeholders who are outside organizational reach, specifically for sustainable software systems.



Game-based requirements elicitation for sustainable software systems
Who are the stakeholders outside organizational reach? How can we identify them? Which methods motivate them to participate in the elicitation process for software systems an software intense systems? What is specific for the elicitation of sustainability requirements of software systems from stakeholders outside organizational reach?  

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Who is this...

Martina got her Master of Science in Informatics from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, in 2005. Master studies included one exchange semester at Lund University in Sweden and lectures at  ETH Zurich with focus on AI, Communication Networks, Distributed Systems, Mobile Computing, Neural Network Design, Evolutionary Algorithms and Computer Security. In 2012 she finished her advanced education in Environmental Technology and Management at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, where she got the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Renewable Energies. Other completed modules are Management and the Environment , Development and The Environment , and Technology and the Environment
The time between her Masters' Degree and the start as a PhD student and research assistent, was enriched with broad experiences and success stories as project manager of international and multi-disciplinary projects and as self-employed yoga teacher and yoga therapist. More about her professional CV can be found on LinkedIn.




  • Uncovering Sustainability Requirements: An Exploratory Case Study in Canteens.
    Huber, M.Z., Hilty, L.M., Glinz, M. Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems, co-located with the 23rd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE‘15), Ottawa, Canada, August 24, 2015,, online


Chairs, Programm Committees and Co-Reviews



  • Programm Committee ICT4S15: International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability
  • REFSQ16: Co-Reviewer
  • RE15: Co-Reviewer
  • RE4Susy15: Co-Reviewer
  • ModRE15: Co-Reviewer


  • Programm Committee ICT4S14: International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability
  • REFSQ15: Co-Reviewer
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Review (Journal): Reviewer



2014 - now

2014 - 2015

  • CarbonFoodPrint: Climate Friendly Food - The New Drive Towards a Sustainable Lifestyle




Supervision: Master Thesis
  • Engaging Stakeholders Outside Organizational Reach in Requirements Elicitation: Creating a Fair Game-Based Reward System (a contribution to Garuso project): D. Aggeler
Supervision: Bachelor Thesis
  • A Fair Game-based Point System for Engaging Stakeholders Outside Organizational Reach in Requirements Elicitation (a contribution to the Garuso project): L. Klopfer
Main responsible for the organization of the assignemnt and exam parts


Supervision: Facharbeit
  • First Step in Addressing Stakeholders Outside Organizational Reach with Current Elicitation Techniques (part of the NEST project): C.Giroud
Co-Assistant for the organization of the assignemnt and exam parts Main responsible for the organization of the assignemnt and exam parts


Supervision: Master Thesis' Main responsible for the organization of the assignemnt and exam parts


Supervision: Bachelor Thesis'


Supervision: Master Thesis'


2014 - today

Ongoing Education


Summer School
  • Understanding research paradigms and Intro to qualitative research methods: Prof. Geraldine Fitzpatrick (TU Wien)
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Work: Prof. Margaret-Anne Storey (University of Victoria, BC)
Didactic - University Teaching
  • Novice - Frontal Teaching Settings: more
  • Novice - Planning and Assess Lectures: more


Summer School
  • Design and Evaluation of Recommender Systems: Prof. Pearl Pu (EPFL)
  • The Data Pipeline: Prof. Jennifer Mankoff (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Discrete Structures: Graphs, Networks, Matrices, Analysis: Prof. Gilbert Strang (MIT)
Didactic - University Teaching


Summer School
  • Design Theory and Design Theorizing: Prof. Shirley Gregor (Australian National University)
  • Qualitative Research Methods in IS Research: Prof. Natalia Levina (New York University Stern School of Business)
  • Financial Intelligence and Applications: J. Leon Zhao (City university of Hong Kong) and Prof. Daning Hu (IfI)
  • SW-Architecture for Mobile Systems: Prof. Nenad Medvidovic (University of Southern California)
  • Multicore SW Engineering: Dr. Victor Pankratius (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Transferable Skills
  • Applied statistics for PhD students: A 3-day course for PhD students.
  • Leadership competences for doctoral candidates: A 3-day course for PhD students.
  • Scientific writing for PhD students: A 3-day course for PhD students.


Summer School
  • Scientific Inquiry in a Technical Field: Prof. Dr. Robert O. Briggs (San Diego State University)
  • Context-Aware Computing: Prof. Dr. Anind Dey (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Topics in Social Computing: Prof. Dr. Yiling Chen (Harvard University)
Transferable Skills
  • Negotiation and Moderation Techniques: A 2-day course for PhD students.