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Open Access to MIT Press Book „Metamodeling for Method Engineering”
Last updated on: 30. Aug 2021
MIT Press returned the copyright for our textbook "Metamodeling for Method Engineering" to its editors Manfred Jeusfeld/Skövde University, Matthias Jarke/RWTH Aachen University, and John Mylopoulos/University of Toronto.
Best Poster Award at CAiSE ‘21
Last updated on: 04. Jul 2021
Istvan Koren, Stefan Braun, Marc van Dyck (TIME), and Matthias Jarke won the Best Poster Award at the 33rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE ’21, Melbourne/Australia) for their paper “Dynamic strategy modeling for alliance-driven data platforms: the case of smart farming”. The paper resulted from joint work of Informatik 5 resp. Fraunhofer FIT with the Innovation Management group TIME of Prof. Piller in the context of DFG excellence cluster “Internet of Production” and its linkage to the International Data Space initiative.
Best Student Paper Award at ICEIS‘21
Last updated on: 15. May 2021
Johannes Lipp, Siyabend Sakik, Moritz Kröger and Stefan Decker received the Best Student Paper Award at the 23rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) for their paper “LISSU: Integrating Semantic Web Concepts into SOA Frameworks”. The ICEIS’21 took place from 26-28.04.2021 and was organized as a video conference.
SmartGreens 2021 Conference Chair
Last updated on: 16. Apr 2021
The 10th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SmartGreens 2021) will be held April 28-30, 2021, in conjunction with the ICEIS, VEHITS, and CLOSER conferences. The conference, originally planned in Prague/Czech Republic, will this year be held in digital format. It is chaired by Professors Markus Helfert (Maynooth University, Ireland), and Matthias Jarke (RWTH Aachen University) together with Dr. Cornel Klein, Siemens Germany. In one of the keynote talks, Prof. Markus Eisenhauer, former department chair at Fraunhofer FIT, will present the concept of a planned nation-wide Digital Twin for the state of Luxemburg.
Funding for Blockchain Reality Lab
Last updated on: 12. Mar 2021
The transformation of the Rhineland coal mining region towards the Green Deal goals poses great challenges to Northrhine Westfalia but also offers a once-in-a-century change for innovation. In the next years, the state and federal governments will make significant structural funds available for numerous projects on central issues such as climate protection, energy, digitalization, and sustainable business. As the very first project within the SofortprogramPLUS of these initiatives, the Blockchain Reality Lab in Hürth near Cologne has been awarded funding from the STARK program of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWI). I5 Professor Wolfgang Prinz, Deputy Executive Director of Fraunhofer FIT, achieved the initial € 4.7 mio. funding notice on March 12, 2021 from NRW Minister of Economics, Innovation, Digitalization, and Energy (MWIDE) Professor Andreas Pinkwart, BMWI State Secretary Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker, and Torsten Safarik, President of the Federal Office for International Business and Export Controls (BAFA).
Best Paper Award at ICWL‘20
On November 08, 2020, Alexander Neumann, Peter de Lange, Ralf Klamma, together with their colleagues Norbert Pengel and Tamar Arndt from the BMBF-funded tech4comp project, received the Best Paper Award at the 19th International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL’20) for their paper “Intelligent Mentoring Bots in Learning Management Systems - Concepts, Realizations, Evaluations”. The ICWL’20 took place from 22-24.10.2020 in Ningbo, China and was organized as a video conference. The paper was presented in the learning analytics session.
Prof. Jarke named RWTH Fellow 2020
Last updated on: 05. Oct 2020
Each year, the RWTH Fellowship recognizes two outstanding professors of RWTH Aachen University who combine a particularly strong research profile with special merits for the University as a whole. Rector and deans of RWTH Aachen have elected professors Christian Brecher (Production Engineering) and Matthias Jarke (Databases and Information Systems) as the RWTH Fellows 2020.
Peter Chen Award 2020 goes to Prof. Matthias Jarke
Last updated on: 15. Jul 2020
The ER Steering Committee has announced the recipient of the 2020 Peter P. Chen Award: Prof. Dr. Matthias Jarke, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
Best Paper Award and Keynote at CAiSE‘20
Last updated on: 16. Jun 2020
On June 12, 2020, Martin Liebenberg (KBSG) and Prof. Matthias Jarke received the Best Paper Award at the 32 International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE’20) for their paper “Information Systems Engineering for Digital Shadows: Concepts and Case Studies”. Moreover, Prof. Jarke delivered the final keynote address to the conference titled “Data Sovereignty and the Internet of Production”. CAiSE’20, originally planned in Grenoble, France, was this year organized as a video conference event which drew over 1.200 participations to discuss the 30 accepted papers (acceptance rate: 18%) and participate in further tutorials, workshop, and fora. Further information, including videos of the conference talks, are available through the website It is already the second time after 2016, that a paper from Informatik 5 received the best paper award at CAiSE, making us the internationally most successful team in this regard.