Critical Information Infrastructures/en
Critical information infrastructures are sociotechnical systems comprising essential software components and information systems with pivotal impact on individuals, organizations, governments, economies, and society. We work on research challenges concerned with the design, development, and evaluation of reliable, secure, and purposeful software and information systems. Our research features a strong domain focus, in particular, on internet and health care industries as well as on the industry-specific application of secure and trustworthy AI models. The principal goal of our research is theorizing on and designing the applications and methods required for creation and innovation of sociotechnical systems with auspicious value propositions. In our studies, we rigorously employ a variety of interdisciplinary methods and build on theories from information systems and related disciplines. Our work accounts for the multifaceted use contexts of information and communication technologies with research on human behavior affecting critical information infrastructures and vice versa. This enables us to rigorously generate strong theoretical insights while simultaneously producing research outputs of relevance to practical audiences.
Our main research contexts are reliable, secure, and purposeful software and information systems within the scope of critical infrastructures, innovative health IT applications, cloud computing services, blockchain technologies, trustworthy AI, continuous, DLT-based auditing of AI systems, and auditing/certification of IT in general.
Offers for final theses (bachelor / master)
|Angewandte Informatik II: Informatiksysteme für eCommerce||SoSe|
|Emerging Trends in Critical Information Infrastructures||SoSe|
|Praktikum: Critical Information Infrastructures||SoSe|
Student Assistant at the research group Critical Information Infrastructures
- Philipp Danylak
- Tobias Dehling
- Malte Greulich
- Richard Guse
- David Jin
- Sebastian Lins
- Benjamin Sturm
- Simon Warsinsky
- Jan Bartsch
- Mikael Beyene
- Mandy Goram
- Anton Grube
- Shanshan Hu
- Niclas Kannengießer
- Jens Lansing
- Florian Leiser
- Konstantin Pandl
- Sascha Rank
- Maximilian Renner
- Manuel Schmidt-Kraepelin
- Michael Sosna
- Heiner Teigeler
- Philipp Toussaint
Our research is funded by
|European Cloud Service Data Protection Certification|
The objective of the research project “European Cloud Service Data Protection Certification” (AUDITOR) is the conception, exemplary implementation and testing of an enduring EU-wide data protection certification for cloud services. As project leader, we engage in every project activity to achieve this goal.
|ePill - electronic Patient Information Leaflets|
ePill (Electronic Patient Information LeafLets) is a web application that offers patient-friendly aggregation and refinement of information in patient information leaflets. ePill avoids drawbacks of patient information leaflets regarding readability, comprehensibility, and content. Besides improving the presentation of information in patient information leaflets, ePill can contribute to the solution of the prevalent problem of medication compliance by alleviating the process of gaining knowledge about the pharmaceuticals one is taking.
|Project Multi-Disciplinary Identification of Lineage-Specific Signaling Dependencies in Cancer (MILES)|
The project Multi-Disciplinary Identification of Lineage-Specific Signaling Dependencies in Cancer (MILES) focuses on identifying unique signaling networks within individual tumor lineages that mediate tumor growth. We place our emphasis on the integration of the individual life science and information science disciplines a develop and framework for the secure and privacy-preserving processing of genome data in cloud computing environments.
|Project Next Generation Certification (NGCert)|
The project “Next Generation Certification” (NGCert) focuses on research and development of dynamic certifications for cloud services, which enable auditors to continuously and (semi) automatically audit and monitor crucial parameters of cloud services. In this context, we develop metrics, methods, and design guidelines for continuous monitoring and (semi) automatic certification of cloud services.
Our research project „Trusted Blockchain“ aims to develop an innovative certification for distributed ledger technologies to reduce market uncertainty and support the development of trusted and secure technologies.
|Unblackboxing IT Certifications|
The project goal of “Unblackboxing IT Certifications” is to explore IT certifications' impact on customer and e-vendor perceptions. Within the research context of electronic markets, we investigate the research question of how web assurance seals are perceived by both customers and e-vendors. The project results contribute to gaining a deep and fundamental understanding of IT certifications' effectiveness.