In this project we study information needs of people that are interested in group tours as well as interactions between them. Compared to other travel related products, customers require more heterogeneous and detailed information when booking a group tour; the decision making process usually takes longer.


The EC group has - together with Eutema and i2c - launched a new project "EIT ICT Lab Austria". Its aim is to prepare an Austrian participation in the ICTLabs of the European Institute of Technology (EIT).


Tatjana Slavova (Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat.)
Christina Maria Bachmaier (Mag. phil.)

We are pleased to introduce the new members of our group: Tatjana Slavova and Christina Maria Bachmaier.


In 2015 the European Computer Science Summit (ECSS) will be hosted by the faculty of informatics, with Prof. Hannes Werthner as the program chair.


We are pleased to announce that the E-Commerce group will host the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys) in 2015. Prof. Hannes Werthner will be the general chair of the conference.


The Informatics Innovation Center announces a new call for application to its innovation study curriculum. The submission deadline is Friday November 22nd, 2013. To find more detailed information about the curriculum and application process please follow here.


The course Information Search on the Internet will not be offered this Winter Term. For that reason, the course Web Science, which starts on November 21, can also be combined with Service Design, Management and Composition in order to constitute a module within the Specialization Track Business Informatics (SBI).


The IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI) constitutes the next step in the evolution of the IEEE Conference on e-Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC).

The first event under this new banner will take place at Vienna University of Technology, Austria, July 15 – 18, 2013.


The E-Commerce Group has just finished the report on strategic options for Austrian e-tourism. The full report is accessible here.


"It will become simpler and more complicated" - as a summary of the ENTER Conference 2013 in Innsbruck.
For a full overview please refer to the newsletter of "Tiroler Tourismus".

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