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    DIGITALIZATION - NOTICEABLE IN ALL AREAS

    Digitalization has become an integral part of today's society and economy. It is relevant for large corporations as well as medium-sized businesses. It is an integral part of many political agendas and is noticeable even in everyone's leisure time.

    The IDW/IDT focuses on three application areas of digitalization: Industry & Commerce, Life & Leisure and Social Work & Healthcare. Through this focus, the most important effects of digitalization on society and the world of work are considered by the IDW/IDT.

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    INDUSTRY & TRADE

    The Industry & Commerce area deals with the effects of digitalization on industrial processes such as development process, purchasing process, production process and after-sale services. In addition to improving existing processes, completely new business processes that have only been made possible by ongoing digitalization are being researched. New types of business models are also being examined, and mechanisms of the internet economy are being transferred to traditional business models. Automation and the use of sophisticated machine learning algorithms paired with new technologies on the hardware side, for example using IoT devices, or on the software side, for example using blockchain applications, are the core of research in the Industry & Commerce area.

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    LIFE & LEISURE

    The Life & Leisure area focuses on smart environments such as the smart home and smart cities as well as on tourism use cases of digitalization. Machine learning algorithms are used to create tourism recommendation platforms, provide predictions and explanations of customer behaviour or extract information from huge amounts of data. Digitalization also offers room for new types of business models in this area. E-mobility can be mentioned here as an example. A special focus in this area is on the ethical aspect of digitalization. The world of work is changing and new technologies should not simply be adopted without a critical examination. Instead, their effects on the world of work and the way people live together have to be examined, and the question of the sustainability and usefulness of the technologies cannot be ignored.

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    SOCIAL WORK & HEALTHCARE

    The area of Social Work & Health Care deals, among other things, with the application of machine learning methods for diagnostics, virtual assistants for the automation of workflows in treatment and care, and the use of care robotics.

    Topics

    The IDW/IDT covers the most important technologies and methods of digitalization. The following list shows an overview of the different areas.

    BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

    The area of business intelligence and machine learning includes finding non-trivial patterns and facts in large data sets or big data with the help of special algorithms. Data management techniques such as data warehouses are also considered.

    INTERNET OF THINGS

    In the Internet of Things area, intelligent objects are considered that are connected to the Internet on the one hand and to each other (M2M) on the other hand in order to achieve autonomous communication. Equipped with various sensors and their own connection to the Internet, these objects can autonomously fulfill certain application scenarios without human intervention.

    CLOUD COMPUTING

    Cloud computing is a model that provides users over a network, such as the Internet, with access to a shared pool of electronic processing resources such as computing power, storage space or applications. Cloud computing resources can be provided quickly and with minimal administrative effort. Well-known models of cloud computing are Software as a Service, Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service.

    AUTOMATION

    The automation area includes techniques and process models for the automation of repeatable workflows. This ranges from factory automation to virtual booking assistants to assistants in the field of care and treatment. In order to achieve such automation, this area is focusing intensively on sensor technology and sensor networks with exploitation of real-time data, motion detection, human-robot interaction, and machine vision.

    Digitally transformed business processes

    Ongoing digitalization is not only creating new opportunities on the technical side, but is also harboring previously untapped potential on the side of controlling business processes. In areas such as purchasing, logistics, and after-sales services, the IDW/IDT is researching possible applications of digitalization.

    Business cases & business models

    In addition to new technologies and processes, digitalization also enables entirely new business models and at the same time requires a critical examination of existing models.

    The interdisciplinary areas of digital design, systems engineering, IT security, and ethics of digitalization serve as a substructure for all of the mentioned application areas and support them.

    Digital Design

    The interdisciplinary topic of digital design at the IDW includes the topics of interface design, user-centered design, and usability.

    Systems Engineering

    The interdisciplinary area of systems engineering includes agile development methods, component-based development, and is also dealing with the development of new process models for digital solutions.

    IT Security & Data Protection

    IT security is a key area of digitalization. It covers technical topics such as cyber-physical security, embedded systems security, computer/hardware/software/network security and data security. In addition, it covers ethical and legal issues related to data protection.

    Ethics of digitalization

    One of the IDW/IDT's key topics is the ethical debate on the impact of digitalization on society and the economy. Digitalization is changing economic systems and workplaces and requires a critical examination of possible consequences for the way people live together and their role in the world of work. In addition, legislative changes or even new laws will be necessary in many areas.
    Ethical aspects are dealt with in all IDW research groups and are closely coordinated with the ethics officer of the university senate (Prof. Dr. Olaf Kern). The establishment of a university-wide ethics committee is planned.

    Contact & People

    General contact details

    Opening hours Consulting hours on appointment
    Phone
    Email idw@rwu.de
    Room E 101
    On campus
    Gebäude E
    Leibnizstr. 15
    88250 Weingarten
    Postal address RWU Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
    University of Applied Sciences
    Institute for Digital Transformation
    Postfach 30 22
    D 88216 Weingarten

    Institutsleitung

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Höpken

    Leiter IDW - Institut für Digitalen Wandel
    Focus:
    Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics, IKT-Systeme im Tourismus - Professor der Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informatik, sowie Studiengang Wirtschaftsinformatik und E-Business
    Wolfram Höpken

    Christian Baumgartner

    Leiter der Geschäftsstelle des IDW, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
    Focus:
    Institut für digitalen Wandel, LAB4DTE, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Administration

    Vorstand

    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Nils Hagen

    Dekan der Fakultät Technologie und Management
    Focus:
    Materialwirtschaft und Logistik, Globale Distributionsnetzwerke, Internationale Beschaffung
    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Nils Hagen

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Höpken

    Leiter IDW - Institut für Digitalen Wandel
    Focus:
    Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics, IKT-Systeme im Tourismus - Professor der Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informatik, sowie Studiengang Wirtschaftsinformatik und E-Business
    Wolfram Höpken

    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Pfeil

    Embedded Systems / Professor: Bachelorstudiengang Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Pfeil

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

    Auslandsbeauftragter der Fakultät Maschinenbau & Leiter Labor CAD und FEM
    Focus:
    Konstruktion & Entwicklung in der Kraftfahrzeugtechnik
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

    Mitglieder

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Andriessens

    Informationssicherheitsbeauftragter, Professor Studiengänge Wirtschaftsinformatik und E-Business, Wirtschaftsinformatik Plus, Internet & Online-Marketing
    Christoph Andriessens

    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Bayer

    Bibliotheksbeauftragter der Fakultät E
    Focus:
    ERP-Systeme, Cloud-Computing & Data Science
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Bayer

    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Alexander Dühnfort

    Studiendekan Betriebswirtschaftslehre und Management
    Focus:
    Steuerrecht, Bilanzierung, Wirtschaftsprüfung, Öffentliches Recht
    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Alexander Dühnfort

    Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhardt

    Studiendekan Physical Engineering
    Focus:
    Mechatronik und Optik
    Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhardt

    Prof. Klemens Ehret

    Studiendekan und Studienberater Mediendesign und digitale Gestaltung
    Focus:
    Film, Fotografie, Usability
    Prof. Klemens Ehret

    Prof. Frank Ermark

    Focus:
    Innovations- und Produktmanagement; Digitalisierung; Business Development; Grundlagen Physik, Mathematik
    Frank Ermark

    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Ertel

    Professor für Künstliche Intelligenz und Maschinelles Lernen
    Focus:
    Künstliche Intelligenz, Mathematik
    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ertel

    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Jürgen Friedl

    Studiendekan Wirtschaftsinformatik, Professor, Prodekan der Fakultät Elektrotechnik & Informatik
    Focus:
    Wirtschaftsinformatik, Produktion & Logistik, Supply Chain Management, Internet der Dinge, Wissensmanagement
    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Jürgen Friedl

    Prof. Jürgen Graef M.A.

    Focus:
    Grundlagen der Gestaltung, User Experience Design, Usability Engineering, Digital Innovation Design
    Jürgen Graef

    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Nils Hagen

    Dekan der Fakultät Technologie und Management
    Focus:
    Materialwirtschaft und Logistik, Globale Distributionsnetzwerke, Internationale Beschaffung
    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Nils Hagen

    Prof. Dr. Jan-Marc Hodek

    Prodekan der Fakultät Soziale Arbeit, Gesundheit und Pflege, Studiendekan Gesundheitsökonomie
    Focus:
    Gesundheitsökonomie, Finanzwirtschaft im Gesundheitswesen
    Jan-Marc Hodek

    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Marius Hofmeister

    Professor für Informatik, Praxisamtleiter Angewandte Informatik, Mediendesign, Informatik & Elektrotechnik Plus
    Focus:
    Webentwicklung & Programmieren
    Marius Hofmeister

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Höpken

    Leiter IDW - Institut für Digitalen Wandel
    Focus:
    Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics, IKT-Systeme im Tourismus - Professor der Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informatik, sowie Studiengang Wirtschaftsinformatik und E-Business
    Wolfram Höpken

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Jenke

    Professor für Wirtschaftsinformatik
    Focus:
    Digitalisierung, innovative Datennutzung, Anwendung Künstliche Intelligenz
    Robert Jenke

    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Axel Olaf Kern

    Studiendekan Management im Sozial- und Gesundheitswesen (Master berufsbegleitend)
    Focus:
    Gesundheitsökonomie, Sozial- und Gesundheitsmanagement, Sozialpolitik, Volkswirtschaftslehre, Betriebswirtschaftslehre
    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Axel Olaf Kern

    Prof. Markus Lauterbach

    Focus:
    Computervisualisierung, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality - Auslandsbeauftragter Mediendesign und digitale Gestaltung
    Markus Lauterbach

    Prof. Dr. Bela Mutschler

    Studiendekan Internet und Online Marketing, Leiter der Rechenzentrums
    Focus:
    Online Marketing, Suchmaschinenmarketing, E-Business und Professor
    Prof. Dr. Bela Mutschler

    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Pfeil

    Embedded Systems / Professor: Bachelorstudiengang Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Pfeil

    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Peter Philippi-Beck

    Studiendekan Technik-Management und Optimierung (Master)
    Focus:
    Internationale Betriebswirtschaft Entrepreneurship Mergers & Acquisitions

    Prof. Dr. Andreas Pufall

    Focus:
    Produktionstechnik, Produktionsplanung Produktentwicklung, Technologiemanagement, Projektmanagement
    Prof. Dr. Andreas Pufall

    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Markus Josef Rager

    Professor
    Focus:
    Produktionsplanung & -Steuerung, Enterprise Resource Planning Systeme (ERP-Systeme), Internet der Dinge sowie Internetökonomie
    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Markus Rager

    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Heidi Reichle

    Studiendekanin & Studienberaterin Wirtschaftsinformatik Plus Lehramt, Mitglied des Hochschulrates
    Focus:
    Wirtschaftswissenschaften
    Heidi Reichle

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raphael Ruf

    Studiendekan Mechatronics (Master)
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raphael Ruf

    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Andreas Schmidthöfer

    Studiendekan Masterstudiengänge "Betriebswirtschaftslehre und Unternehmerisches Handeln" und "International Business Management"
    Focus:
    Wirtschaftsmathematik, Datenverarbeitung, ERP-Systeme, Statistik, Operations Management
    Andreas Schmidthöfer

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiner Smets

    Studiendekan im Dekanat Fakultät Technologie und Management, Studiendekan Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (Technik-Management), Beauftragter der Fakultät Technologie und Management für Qualität, Gleichstellung & E-Learning
    Focus:
    Betriebsorganisation, Mechatronik, Prozessoptimierung, Produktionstechnik
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiner Smets

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

    Auslandsbeauftragter der Fakultät Maschinenbau & Leiter Labor CAD und FEM
    Focus:
    Konstruktion & Entwicklung in der Kraftfahrzeugtechnik
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Till

    Prodekan Fakultät Maschinenbau
    Focus:
    Modellierung und Simulation, Digital Engineering
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Till

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Weiss

    Focus:
    Embedded Systems, mobile Systeme, Apps - Mitglied im Stipendienauswahlausschuss für das Deutschlandstipendium
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Weiss

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Konrad Wöllhaf

    Focus:
    Mechatronik, Automatisierung, Robotik, Simulation, Werkzeuge: Matlab/Simulink, Process-Simulator, VRML, Datenverarbeitung
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Konrad Wöllhaf