WI Event for Doctoral Students

The WI 2023 event for doctoral candidates is aimed at doctoral candidates in business informatics or related disciplines who are interested in a scientific career. The 3-hour event is sponsored by the association “Die WI e.V.” and takes place on Monday afternoon.

Why should I participate in the event for doctoral students?

The aim of the event for doctoral students is to show interested doctoral students potential paths into science and to give them the opportunity to find out more about specific topics (e.g. stays abroad, community work, habilitation). In this way, we want to support doctoral students in deciding whether or not to pursue an academic career and help them to set the right course as early as possible. Furthermore, we want to promote the exchange between post-docs, junior professors and doctoral students.


At the event, postdocs and junior professors will give short talks on their scientific careers and special topics. Afterwards, there will be an informal exchange between the speakers and the participating doctoral students.

14:30 – 15:00Opening words
15:00 – 16:30Presentations by PostDocs and Junior Professors
16:30 – 17:30Round Tables


40 doctoral students can participate in the event. Registration takes place together with the conference registration via Conftool. The participation fee (30 euros) includes a one-year membership in the association “Die WI e.V.” (link). In order to make use of this, it is necessary to fill in a membership application form on site.


Prof. Dr. Rainer Alt

University of Leipzig

Rainer Alt is Professor of Application Systems in Business and Administration at the Information Systems Institute at Leipzig University, Germany. His research focuses on inter-organizational information systems and methods for designing digitalized value chains. Projects include the digitalization of the financial industry, the realization of customer-oriented services, social customer relationship management, and digital platforms. Rainer is Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Electronic Markets (EM) and speaker of the association Die Wirtschaftsinformatik e.V. (Die WI).

Dr. Dominik Gutt

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Dominik has been an assistant professor in the Department of Technology & Operations Management at the Rotterdam School of Management since September 2019. Previously, he completed his PhD at the University of Paderborn in May 2019. His research focuses on smart services (e.g. smart contract NFTs and smart conversational agents) and user-generated content (e.g. electronic word-of-mouth and peer-to-peer video streaming).

Dr. Ulrich Gnewuch

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Ulrich has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) since July 2020. He studied business informatics at the University of Mannheim and completed his doctorate at KIT. His research focuses on the design of AI-based processes (e.g. customer service chatbots) and interactive business intelligence & analytics systems (e.g. dashboards). He is Vice Chair for Teaching Resources in the AIS Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGHCI) and Track Chair of the “Human-Computer Interaction” track at the International Conference on Information Systems.


Julia Seitz

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, julia.seitz@kit.edu

Saskia Haug

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, saskia.haug@kit.edu

Florian Laux

Paderborn University, florian.laux@uni-paderborn.de