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Department of Informatics Information Management Research Group

Dr. Robinson Aschoff

Robinson Aschoff was Head of the research stream "Innovation and Cooperative Technologies". He researches how organizations can develop innovative structures by leveraging cooperative approaches like communities, social media or the sharing of innovative artifacts. Robinson has completed his PhD in the field of Information Systems Research (Business Informatics) and holds a Diploma in Psychology with a focus on Cognitive Science. His research fields and areas of expertise include Information Systems research, Social Web research, Human-Computer Interaction, and Knowledge Management. During his doctoral research Robinson focussed on discourse quality in online communities. He was project leader of the MetAgora project where he developed a Meta-Community to guide users through the plethora of travel communities on the Internet. While working in the Information Management Research Group, Robinson was a teaching assistant for courses like Business Informatics, Information Management, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, and Knowledge Management. He has published his work in various conferences like HICSS, ECIS, WI, CHI, and the International Conference on Communities & Technologies. He has been a PC Member of MCIS 2010 Track on "eCollaboration and Web 2.0" and is currently Associate Editor of the "Social Media and Society" Track at the ECIS 2013 conference.

Research interest

  • Social Media Research
  • Open Innovation
  • Online Communities
  • Human-Web Interaction (HWI)
  • Knowledge Management
  • Web Science

Publications (see here for full text)

Heinrich, P., Kilic, M., Aschoff, F.-R., Schwabe, G. (2014). Enabling relationship-building in tabletop-supported advisory settings. Accepted for publication at the 17th ACM Conference on Computer- Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2014), Baltimore, USA, Februar 15-19.
Aschoff, F.R., Schwabe, G. (2013). Citizen Entrepreneurship. Internationale Hochschulkonferenz: One Stop Europe - Angewandte Bürgerbeteiligung. Ludwigsburg, Deutschland, 18.-19. April 2013.
Aschoff, F.R., Schwabe, G. (2013). Online Travel Communities – A self determination theory approach. Accepted for publication in: Leimeister, Rajagopalan (Eds.). Virtual Communities. M.E. Sharpe: Advances in Management Information Systems (AMIS) Series.
Aschoff, F.-R., Schaer, V., Schwabe, G. (2011). Where should I send my post? The concept of discourse quality in online communities and its dependency on membership size. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Communities, Technologies (CT 2011). Full Paper. Brisbane, Australia, June 29th - July 2nd, 2011.
Aschoff, F.-R., Aschoff, M., Schwabe, G. (2010). The market for online tourism communities. Proc. of the 18th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). Pretoria, South Africa, June 6th to 9th, 2010.
Aschoff, F.-R., Schwabe, G. (2010). MetAgora - A Meta-Community Approach to guide Users through the Diversity of Web Communities. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2010). Atlanta, USA, April 5-10, 2010.
Aschoff, F.-R., Schwabe, G. (2009). On the evolution of online tourism communities. Proc. of the 17th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). Verona, Italy, June 8-10, 2009.
Aschoff, F.-R. (2008). Online Tourism Communities. Doctoral Proposal presented at the Doctoral Consortium of the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS 2008). Paris, France, December 11-14, 2008.
Aschoff, F.-R., Bernstein, A. (2008). Suchmethoden im Netz: heute - morgen. digma – Zeitschrift für Datenrecht und Informationssicherheit, 8, 3, 106 - 109.
Aschoff, F.-R., Novak, J. (2008). The mobile campfire - A new user paradigm for mobile social web scenarios. Special Session on Next Generation Computer Supported Collaborative Media. IEEE Human-System Interaction Conference, Krakow, Poland, May 25-27, 2008. (IEEE Digital Library)
Aschoff, F.-R., Novak, J. (2008). The mobile forum: Real-time information exchange in mobile SMS communities. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2008). Florence, Italy, April 5-10, 2008.
Höltschi, P., Aschoff, F.-R., Schwabe, G. (2008). wehmütig, witzig, wunderbar - Subjektive tags als Wegweiser im Web 2.0. Tagungsband Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI 2008). München, Germany, February 26-28, 2008.
Hauske, S., Aschoff, F.-R., Schwabe, G. (2007). Teaching Large Classes: Increasing Learner Activity Using Wikis. Proc. of the E-Learn 2007 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education. Quebec City, Canada, October 15-19, 2007.
Aschoff, F.-R., Prestipino, M., Schwabe, G. (2007). Cooperation technology and timeliness of information: Comparing travelbooks, wikis and online communities. Proc. of the 15th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). St. Gallen, Switzerland, June 07-09, 2007.
Grütter, R., Schwabe, G., Aschoff, F.-R. (2007). Qualität von IT-Leistungen aus den Perspektiven von Anbietern und Nachfragern. Tagungsband 8. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2007). Karlsruhe, Germany, February 28 - March 2, 2007.
Prestipino, M., Aschoff, F.-R., Schwabe, G. (2007). How up-to-date are Online Tourism Communities? An Empirical Evaluation of Commercial and Non-Commercial Information Quality. Proc. of the 40th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-40). Waikoloa, Big Island Hawaii, January 3-6, 2007.
Prestipino, M., Aschoff, F.-R., Schwabe, G. (2006). What`s the use of guidebooks in the age of collaborative media? Empirical evaluation of free and commercial travel information. Proc. of the 19th Bled e Conference "eValues". Bled, Slovenia, June 5-7, 2006.
Aschoff, F.-R., Schmalhofer, F., van Elst, L. (2004). Knowledge Mediation: A Procedure for the Cooperative Construction of Domain Ontologies (Short Paper), In: E. Motta et al. (Eds.) Engineering Knowledge in the Age of the Semantic Web: Proc. of the 14th International Conference, EKAW 200, Whittlebury Hall, UK, October 5-8, 2004, pp. 506-508, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3257, Springer, Heidelberg, 2004.
Aschoff, F.-R., Schmalhofer, F., van Elst, L. (2004). Knowledge Mediation: A procedure for the cooperative construction of domain ontologies. In: A. Abecker, L. van Elst, V. Dignum (Eds.) Proc. of the ECAI-2004 Workshop on Agent-mediated Knowledge Management (AMKM- 2004). Valencia, Spain, August 22, 2004, pp. 29-38.
Aschoff, F.-R. (2004). Knowledge Mediation: A procedure for the cooperative construction of domain ontologies. Diploma Thesis. University of Heidelberg. (nominated for the German Young Researcher Award Knowledge Management)
Schmalhofer, F., Aschoff, F.-R., Bartel, A., Schepers, I., van Elst, L. (2003). Netbased knowledge mediation: A component for advanced e-learning. Proc. of the Joint Workshop of Cognition and Learning through Media-Communication for Advanced E-Learning. Berlin, 2003. pp. 180-184. van Elst, L., Aschoff, F.-R., Bernardi, H., Maus, H., Schwarz, S. (2003). Weakly structured workflows for knowledge intensive tasks: An experimental evaluation. Twelfth IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WET ICE '03), Linz, Austria, June 9-11, 2003.
Aschoff, F.-R., van Elst, L. (2001). Empirical evaluations of Organizational Memory Information Systems: A literature overview. Internal DFKI Document.
Schmalhofer, F., von Elst, L., Aschoff, R., Bärenfänger, O., Bourne, L. E. (1999). Mentale Modelle sozialer Interaktionen: Wie Texte über Sozialbetrügereien verstanden werden. Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie, 46, 3, 204-216. (since 2002 „Experimental Psychology“)

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