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Vortrag von Prof. Schulte (TU Delft) am 16.10., 16-17 Uhr, in U3-140

Veröffentlicht am 16. September 2019

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Frederik Schulte (TU Delft)

Date: 16.10.2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Room: FaKo Raum (U3-140)

Title: Platform Operations Research: Foundations and the Cases of Coup Scooter Sharing and Quicargo Collaborative Trucking

Abstract: Over the last decade, platforms have emerged in numerous industries and often transformed them, which poses new challenges for operations research. Platform providers mostly do not have immediate control over the physical resources to move people or goods. They often operate in a multi-sided market setting where it is crucial to design clear incentives to motivate a third-party to engage in an adhoc kind of collaboration. As a consequence, collaboration incentives become an integral part of decision support models for platform providers, and they need to be developed on an operational planning level to be applied in a dynamic way. Naturally, this involves a trade-off between the interests of platform provider, customers, and various transportation service providers. In this work, we investigate the real-word case of Coup scooter sharing and propose a dynamic pricing approach that engages users in fleet management operations such as charging and repositioning of vehicles. First results indicate that this approach effectively increases vehicle utilization and revenues. As a second real-world case, we look at the platform provider, Quicargo, who operates as an intermediary between shippers and carriers in a less-than-truckload (LTL) business. We introduce a planning model that minimizes the price this platform pays to its carriers and enforces collaboration incentives for carriers. We explore possible policies to be implemented by the platform and find that their business even remains profitable when the platform guarantees increased profit margins to their carriers as incentives.

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Erste CHIMSPAS Konferenz erfolgreich zu Ende gegangen

Veröffentlicht am 3. September 2019

Die erste internationale Konferenz "Challenges in Managing Smart Products and Services (CHIMSPAS)" fand vom 22. - 23. August 2019 an der Universität Bielefeld statt. Organisiert wurde die Konferenz vom iTIME (Co-Organisatoren: Juniorprofessorin Dr. Nicola Bilstein und Professor Dr. Christian Stummer).

Wir bedanken uns bei allen Teilnehmer*innen für die interessanten Vorträge, die angeregten Diskussionen und die konstruktive Atmosphäre. 

Darüber hinaus gratulieren wir Professor Dr. Claas Christian Germelmann und Jonas Föhr (beide Universität Bayreuth) zum Gewinn des Best Conference Paper Awards für ihr Projekt zum Thema " Alexa, who are you? Consumer trust in and mental representations of smart home technologies".


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Countdown zur ersten CHIMSPAS-Conference läuft!

Veröffentlicht am 21. August 2019

Am Donnerstag und Freitag (22./23. August 2019) findet erstmalig die internationale Konferenz zum Thema Challenges in Managing Smart Products and Services (CHIMSPAS) statt. Organisiert wird die Konferenz vom iTIME – Ko-Organisator*innen sind J.-Prof'in Nicola Bilstein und Prof. Christian Stummer.

Ein Interview mit den Organisatoren lesen Sie hier: https://50jahre.uni-bielefeld.de/2019/08/20/wie-smarte-produkte-unternehmen-herausfordern/

Alle Informationen zur Konferenz finden Sie über folgenden Link: chimspas-2019.de

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Stellenausschreibung: Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (TV-L E13, 66%)

Veröffentlicht am 19. Juli 2019

Die Stelle soll mit 01.11.2019 bereits besetzt sein; Ausschreibungsende ist daher bereits der 15.08.2019. Informationen zu den Aufgaben, dem gesuchten Profil und unserem Angebot finden Sie im Ausschreibungsportal der Universität Bielefeld unter:


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Vortrag zu "Data driven Business Intelligence: From Predictive to Prescriptive Analytics" (Prof. O.P. Vyas, Indian Institute of Information Technology)

Veröffentlicht am 29. Mai 2019

Speaker: Prof. O.P. Vyas, Professor, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad-India 

Date: Wednesday 05.06.19 from 16:00 to 17:00
Place: FaKo Raum (U3-140)

Title: Data driven Business Intelligence: From Predictive to Prescriptive Analytics

Business Data analytics has gathered a lot of attention during the last years. Although descriptive and predictive analytics have become well-established areas, prescriptive analytics has just started to emerge with a different paradigm. Prescriptive analytics aims to prescribe decisions on the basis of the predictive analytics outcomes and involves an interdisciplinary approach with advances from Optimization and Decision Sciences.
Referred to as the "final frontier of analytic capabilities," prescriptive analytics suggests decision options to take advantage of the results of descriptive and predictive analytics.  Prescriptive Analytic approaches propose to help businesses make better decisions by factoring in knowledge of possible situations, available resources, past performances and current happening as well.
The Prescriptive Analytics assumes special significance as the huge amount of Businesses moving from traditional "brick and mortar" shops to Online Enterprises warranting to have recommendations in rather more prescriptive ways. The proposed talk aims at exploring the opportunity and challenges involved, owing to introduction of "optimization" in "Business Analytics" arena with the novel paradigm of Prescriptive Analytics.

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Bewerbung um kostenlose Teilnahme an CHIMSPAS-Konferenz (Bielefeld, 22.+23.8.)

Veröffentlicht am 22. Mai 2019

An der Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften wird am 22.+23. August die International Conference on Challenges in Managing Smart Products and Services (CHIMSPAS) stattfinden. Ausführliche Informationen bietet die Konferenz-Website. Wir bieten bis zu zehn Studierenden die Möglichkeit zur kostenlosen Teilnahme an der Konferenz. Informationen zur Bewerbung um einen dieser Plätze finden Sie hier.

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The program for CHIMSPAS is now online!

Veröffentlicht am 8. Mai 2019

The program for the conference on "Challenges in Managing Smart Products and Services" (CHIMSPAS) is now available online.

The early bird rate ends on May 31st, 2019. 

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Vortrag zu "Multi agent simulation in transport science" von Prof. Flötteröd (VTI, Linköping)

Veröffentlicht am 23. April 2019

Der Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Gunnar Flötteröd findet am 3.5.2019 um 14 Uhr c.t. in Raum W9-109 statt.

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Die Juniorprofessur für BWL, insb. Management von intelligenten Produkten sucht Verstärkung

Veröffentlicht am 28. März 2019

An der Juniorprofessur für BWL, insb. Management von intelligenten Produkten ist aktuell eine Stelle als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter zu besetzen. Alle Informationen finden Sie hier.

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First Keynote for CHIMSPAS Confirmed

Veröffentlicht am 14. Februar 2019

Keynote speaker Dr. Ingo Kaiser (Miele) will talk about "Challenges in digitalizing established products – practical experiences and lessons learnt at Miele" at the International Conference on Challenges in Managing Smart Products and Services (CHIMSPAS) taking place at Bielefeld University on August 22-23 2019.

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Call for Abstracts for International Conference on "Challenges in Managing Smart Products and Services (CHIMSPAS)"

Veröffentlicht am 21. Dezember 2018

In the forthcoming decade, smart products and services will transform both markets and companies. This development brings about various managerial challenges. The Conference on "Challenges in Managing Smart Products and Services (CHIMSPAS)" aims at providing an interdisciplinary research platform for scrutinizing respective managerial issues. To this end, we welcome colleagues from diverse management fields such as innovation and technology management, service management, marketing, human resources, entrepreneurship, as well as colleagues from engineering and practitioners.

The conference will take place in Bielefeld, a lovely town in the center of East Westphalia, which is the home of numerous highly successful SME with several of them being 'hidden champions' in their industries. Bielefeld University in particular hosts the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) as well as the Institute of Technological Innovation, Market Development and Entrepreneurship (iTIME), which are concerned with engineering and economic issues of smart products and services.

We invite conceptual, empirical, and analytical works that might be presented either as regular talks or during a central poster session.
Potential contributions should be submitted as extended abstracts. Both completed research and work in progress will be considered. An award for the most influential conference contribution will be presented during the conference. Moreover, we are planning a special issue in an established academic journal after the conference. A corresponding call for papers will be made available in early 2019 (see conference website at www.chimspas-2019.de).

Topics of interest

Conference contributions need to be related to challenges in managing smart products and services, including (but not limited to) the topics below:
(*) Big data handling and usage
(*) Branding of smart products and services
(*) Business models for smart products and services
(*) Customer co-creation in "smart" innovation processes
(*) Data security and privacy
(*) Drivers and barriers to the adoption or diffusion of smart products and services
(*) Implications of smart products and services on R&D, supply chain management, and controlling
(*) HR perspectives on employees' usage and adoption of smart products and services
(*) Marketing requirements for the management of smart products and services
(*) Smart service systems

Abstract Submission

Authors should send their abstracts (as a pdf file with a maximum of 500 words) to the conference e-mail address chimspas@uni-bielefeld.de by April 1, 2019. There will be no publicly available conference proceedings and, thus, abstract submission to the conference do not impede submission of the full paper to a journal afterwards.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 1, 2019
Authors notification: End of April 2019
Early bird register closing date: May 31, 2019 Final registration date for all presenting authors: June 30, 2019
Conference: August 22–23, 2019

Conference Organizers

Nicola Bilstein, JProf., Management of Smart Products, Bielefeld University
Christian Stummer, Prof., Innovation and Technology Management, Bielefeld University


The conference takes place in the CITEC Building at Bielefeld University (https://www.cit-ec.de/en/citec-building).

Conference Website

Further information and updates can be obtained from the conference website at www.chimspas-2019.de.

Call for Abstracts

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Is more autonomous always better? - Aufsatz im International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management zur Publikation angenommen

Veröffentlicht am 20. Dezember 2018

Wünschen sich Konsumenten tatsächlich vollständig autonome Autos? Dies wird in einem eben zur Publikation angenommenen Zeitschriftenaufsatz anhand von drei ausgewählten Funktionalitäten untersucht. Dabei zeigt sich, dass (derzeit) ein mittlerer Grad an Autonomie gegenüber vollständiger Autonomie fast immer bevorzugt wird. Der Beitrag mit dem Titel "Is more automation always better? An empirical study of customers' willingness to use autonomous vehicle functions" (von Mohamed Souka, Daniel Böger, Reinhold Decker, Christian Stummer und Alisa Wiemann) wird im International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management (IJATM) erscheinen.

Das IJATM ist im Journal-Ranking JourQual3 des Verbands der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft als C-Publikation und damit als anerkannte wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift eingestuft.

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Stellenausschreibung einer Studentischen bzw. Wissenschaftlichen Hilfskraft am iTIME

Veröffentlicht am 18. Dezember 2018

Am Institut für Technologische Innovation, Marktentwicklung und Entrepreneurship ist aktuell eine Stelle als Studentische bzw. Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (SHK/WHF) ausgeschrieben. Alle Informationen zur Ausschreibung finden Sie im Aushang.

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Deadline extension for special issue on "Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems" in Annals of Operations Research (now: Feb. 28, 2019)

Veröffentlicht am 13. Dezember 2018

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on "Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems" in Annals of Operations Research

Submission Deadline: February 28th, 2019

Complex systems are a common phenomenon in real-world decision making. The behavior of such a complex system stems from numerous relationships and various interactions between diverse entities of the system or between a given system and its environment: innovation diffusion on consumer markets may serve as an example. Computer simulations provide an opportunity to alter a modeled system, to observe its emergent behavior, and, thus, to answer what-if questions.

This special issue of the Annals of Operations Research aims at discussing recent advances in modeling and simulation of complex systems. Methods to be applied include agent-based simulation, multi-agent systems, simulation-optimization approaches, etc. Potential topics to consider (but not limited to) are:
(*) diffusion processes in markets, societies, or ecosystems
(*) applications in various areas including, for example, smart products, smart production systems, or autonomous production
(*) impact of peculiarities of some complex system, e.g., word of mouth or social influence
(*) parametrization and validation issues

We hope the special issue will document the state-of-the-art in modeling and simulation of complex systems and provide a framework for future research that moves the field forward by better solving relevant problems with more realistic assumptions, and by leveraging the best research in related disciplines. Researchers from all disciplines are invited to consider this special issue as an outlet to publish their high quality work on the above or related topics.

Instructions for authors can be found at:

Authors should submit their manuscripts via the Journal’s online submission site (http://www.editorialmanager.com/anor/), choosing “S.I.: Simulating Complex Systems” as the article type. All papers submitted to the special issue will be peer reviewed in accordance with the standard procedures of the Annals of Operations Research journal.

Submitted papers should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers must contain original research results that are significant relative to the relevant literature.
The use of real-world data is valued. Still, submitted papers must highlight their (algorithmic) contribution to the state of the art in this field of operations research and they should discuss some simulation experiments (i.e., numerical illustrations (examples) may not be sufficient).

Important Dates:
(*) Submission Start Date: July 1st, 2018
(*) Paper Submission Due: February 28th, 2019 (extended deadline)

Guest Editors:

Christian Stummer
Department of Business Administration and Economics Bielefeld University Universitaetsstr. 25, 33615 Bielefeld, GERMANY
e-mail: christian.stummer@uni-bielefeld.de

Martin Zsifkovits
Department for Informatics
Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39, 85577 Neubiberg, GERMANY
e-mail: martin.zsifkovits@unibw.de

Karl F. Doerner
Department of Business Administration
University of Vienna
Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna, AUSTRIA
e-mail: karl.doerner@univie.ac.at

Download the CfP.

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Promotion von Frau Dr. Maria Kaldewei

Veröffentlicht am 16. Oktober 2018

Am 15. Oktober hat Frau Kaldewei ihre kumulative Dissertation zum Thema "Is Smart Always Better? Investigating Consumers' Attitudes, Consumption Values, and Behavioral Usage Intentions Toward Smart Things" erfolgreich verteidigt und damit ihr Promotionsvorhaben abgeschlossen.

Wir gratulieren herzlich!

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