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Department of Informatics Information Management Research Group

Seminar: Information Management (Master)

Seminar: Information Management (Master)

Module: MINFS523

ECTS Points: 3.0

Responsible Assistant

Raffaele Fabio Ciriello

* Important Dates *

  • Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 17:30-19:00, BIN 2.A.01 - Information and Topic Allocation
  • Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 17:30-19:00, BIN 1.D.06 - Introduction to Scientific Writing
  • Wednesday, March 23rd 2016, 18:00-19:30, BIN 1.D.06 - Introduction to Reviewing
  • Friday, May 20th 2016, 13:00 - 19:00, BIN 1.D.06 - Block Seminar II
  • Friday, May 27th 2016, 13:00 - 19:00, BIN 1.D.06 - Block Seminar II
  • Saturday. May 28th 2016, 09:00 - 19:00, BIN 1.D.06 - Block Seminar III

Further Information: BSc (Seminar BSc) and MSc (Seminar MSc).

Learning Objectives

This year's seminar topic will be "digitalization". For a preliminary list of topics, see below. You will learn to acquire and critically reflect upon topic specific knowledge from a scientific perspective. You further will get an introduction to peer-reviewing and learn to give an academic presentation.


  • Target Group: Master Students in Information Systems or Bachelor Students from the 6th semester.
  • Prerequisites: Successfull completion of basic studies (Grundstudium) or assessment, and the lectures "Informatik im Unternehmen" and "Wirtschaftsinformatik".


We offer to teach the seminar in English to be inclusive for international students. If all seminar participants speak German well enough, we may offer the seminar in German. In any case, it is possible for bachelor students to write your term paper in English or German. Master students must write their term paper in English.

Certificate of Achievement

  • Term Paper (acceptable draft and final version)
  • Giving qualified feedback for two term papers of your fellow students ('peer-review')
  • Continuous participation at the block seminar at the end of the semester, including a presentation of your term paper.

Further Information

  • If you have already booked this module earlier, and now want to book it again for a different topic, please contact the department office.

Preliminary List of Topics (may be subject to change)

(Additional teaching material will be offered at the beginning of the seminar)

Conceptual Foundations

  • Digitalization: Old Wine in New Bottles?

Technical Foundations

  • Sensor technology as a basis of digitalization (bachelor)
  • Internet of Things (bachelor)
  • Ubiquituous Computing (bachelor)
  • Robotics (bachelor)
  • Cloud Computing (bachelor)
  • Digital Contracts

Digitalization of Business Functions

  • Digital Innovation
  • Digital Marketing
  • Organization
  • Production / Industry 4.0
  • IT-Management / Consumerization
  • New Models for Services / Sharing Economy

Digitalization of Industries

  • Automobile Industry (bachelor)
  • Music and Film Industry (bachelor)
  • Banking Industry (bachelor)
  • Insurance Industry (bachelor)
  • Pharma Industry (bachelor)
  • Tourism Industry (bachelor)
  • Government 4.0 (bachelor)

Impacts of Digitalization

  • Industrial work of the future (bachelor)
  • Work place of the future
  • Economic impacts
  • Data security and privacy

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