Information Systems & E-Services - Research Projects

Research Projects at the Department

DFG-Project OpenEco

The aim of the research project OpenEco is to investigate input control mechanisms in software ecosystems that are widely used in practice but largely discounted in research. Previous studies have focused primarily on traditional control mechanisms in traditional control settings and have treated input control only implicitly. For these reasons, there is a clear need to explore the essentials and influences of input control mechanisms in software ecosystems, a context that is becoming increasingly important for handling a variety of transactions in multi-page electronic markets.

DFG-Project Unblackboxing IT Certifications

Research so far has been inconsistent with the effectiveness of certificates. A profound analysis to answer the question of which elements (or element configurations) within a certificate are critical to its effectiveness has been neglected so far. Against this background, the first goal of this project is to investigate how structural differences between certificates affect the perceptions of customers and platform providers.

HOLM-Project BlockProof

Blockchain technology, which is the basis for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has tremendous potential in many industries. One possible area of application for this technology is the electronic validation of certifications in airfreight. The transparency and traceability of certificates created with blockchain technology can increase process efficiency and safety in the air freight transport chain. The aim of the project is to develop a proof of concept for blockchain technology-based documentation and testing of transport certificates in the run-up to the air freight supply chain and to analyze the extent to which the sense of security in the verification of transport certificates can be increased by this type of verification.

HOLM-Project LogIn

Increasing customer requirements and the increasing globalization-driven specialization and fragmentation along logistics chains require effective and efficient cross-actor networking and communication. In doing so, IT solutions, in particular Cargo Community Systems (CCS), play an important role in the cross-actor, fast and flexible exchange of information. In most cases it is not the technology but the usage behavior of the actors that is decisive for the implementation or failure of CCS. Against this background, the aim of the project is to extend existing, theoretical approaches to actor-wide view and group-specific behavior.


The Dr. Werner Jackstädt-Stiftung sponsors an ISE project on the “Factors influencing dynamic investor behavior on crowdfunding platforms” which investigates questions about platform governance, entrepreneurial signaling and the success factors on crowdfunding platforms.