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1. June 2021

CPS Newcomer

The team of Cyber-Physical Systems has a new student assistant since the beginning of June. Diana Grüger will support the team in literature research as well as in conducting empirical studies. We warmly welcome Diana to our team.





21. May 2021

CPS @ Virtual CHI 2021

This year, our research group was represented with two contributions at CHI 2021. The annual conference “Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems” (short: CHI; pronounced ‘kai’) took place last week from the 8th to the 13th of May. Florian Jasche and Philip Weber presented their long papers (5-minute presentation followed by a 5-minute question and discussion session).

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19. May 2021

Assistance for the Rendezfood project

Since mid-April, the chair of Cyber-Physical Systems welcomes a new student assistant. Lea Michel will be supporting the project team Rendezfood.





29. April 2021

Research project launched to develop cooperative exploration environment of machine learning forecasts using the example of production planning

The research project ExPro, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), has started on April 1st. Within the 3-year project, we will investigate how machine learning methods can be interpreted without additional qualification using procedures from the field of explainable artificial intelligence (XAI). The kick-off event with the entire project consortium will take place in early May.

Further information on the project can be found here.

29. April 2021

CPS part of the new Future Centre AI for NRW

In mid-March, the research project Future Centre AI NRW (North Rhine-Westphalia), promoted funded by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, was launched. The aim is to enable companies in NRW to tap into the potential of employee-centred AI processes and socio-technicaltechnology-induced work and organisational design through the consistent participation of employees. For this purpose, we will consult individual consultations take place in companies with regard to AI and digitization, carry out implementation projects are carried out to illustrate the possibilities and, in parallel, develop and evaluate new forms types of teaching and learning concepts are developed and tested. The entire project consortium is now looking forward to a promising collaboration.

Further information on the project can be found here.

16. April 2021

Our offer for students in the summer term of 2021

The group of Cyber-Physical Systems welcomes all students in the summer term 2021 and we are very pleased to present you a wide range of courses again this semester. The offer is especially aimed at students of Business Information Systems and Human Computer Interaction. In the following, we will highlight four courses.

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19. March 2021

Hello, World! – New addition to CPS

Since the 15th of March, the Chair of Cyber-Physical Systems welcomes a new research associate. Julia Nießner supports the chair in the realisation of an AI project starting in April. Further details on the project will be provided at the start of it.


More about the person can be found here

15. March 2021

Project and final thesis for summer term 2021 – Human Food Interaction, Gamification & Social Media

All topics can be done either in German or in English (a few contexts, however, require German language skills). For particularly strong project works and theses, further collaboration is possible such working as a student assistant or working on a publication.

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25. January 2021

CHI 2021: First successes in 2021

Right at the beginning of the year, there is already very pleasant news to announce for the Cyber-Physical Systems research group: Both of the submitted papers for CHI 2021 (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems) were reviewed as important contributions to the current state of research and accepted for publication.

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9. December 2020

Regionale 2025: “Christmas stars” for CPS

Just in time for the pre-Christmas season, our Group has received several good news and awards. For example, the two project proposals “RegioQuest” and “Digitalum” each won a further star as part of Regionale 2025.

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7. December 2020

Open positions as student assistants in the team of Cyber-Physical Systems

We from the Cyber-Physical Systems team of Professor Ludwig are currently recruiting new student assistants for various tasks and future projects.

You can find more information here

23. November 2020

Application for funding for digital qualification center in Wittgenstein

Together with a number of industrial companies as well as local authorities and multipliers, but also the Protestant church district, Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig is planning to establish a qualification center for digital topics in Wittgenstein. The “digital future workshop” is to provide an important foundation for the broad-based digitization of the Wittgenstein region.

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17. November 2020

Digital technologies for the secondary school Olpe

Since the beginning of the year the planning of the Bildungsconnector Olpe (bc:Olpe) has been ongoing. The aim of this project is to promote digitization in education. The focus here is on the development of competence among teachers and the professionalization of teacher training at the university. Our chair participates with 12 other teachers of the University of Siegen, eight schools in Olpe as well as partners from the district and city of Olpe in this project, which will be started with the school year 2021.

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30. October 2020

CPS with two contributions to NordiCHI 2020

This year our chair was represented with two contributions at the NordiCHI 2020. The biennial conference “Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction” (short: NordiCHI) took place this week from October 25th to 29th. Florian Jasche and Philip Weber each had 20 minutes to present their long contributions.

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23. October 2020

Our offer for students in the winter term 2020/21

The Chair of Cyber-Physical Systems welcomes all students in the winter semester 2020/21 and we are very pleased to present you a wide range of courses again this semester. The offer is especially aimed at students of Business Information Systems and Human Computer Interaction. In the following we will highlight three courses.

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8. October 2020

“Welcome On Board!” – Two new additions in the summer semester 2020

Last semester, we welcomed two new research assistants (WHBs) to the Cyber-Physical Systems research group.

With the addition of the two first-year students Laura Grönewald and Fady Tawfik of the Master’s program in Human Computer Interaction, the research project Rendezfood has been strengthened: …
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12. September 2020

3rd Consortium Meeting – One and a half years of “Rendezfood”

On September 11 this year, the third consortium meeting of the “Rendezfood” project took place under the consortium leadership of Jun.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig. We welcomed the representatives of the participating consortium partners, Vorländer GmbH and Netzfactor GmbH, as well as partners from the catering sector and the scientific contact person of the project management organization Jülich.

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10. September 2020

Cyber-Physical Systems at the MuC 2020

At this year’s conference “Mensch und Computer”, which took place from September 6th to 9th, the Chair of Cyber-Physical Systems was represented with two publications.

The full report is available here

7. July 2020

Rendezfood is looking for a student assistant

We are currently looking for a student assistant with programming skills who can support us in the Rendezfood project with the implementation of our App.

More information can be found here

17. June 2020

Addition to the research project Rendezfood

The Chair of Cyber-Physical Systems has welcomed a new research associate on June 15th. Kevin Krings supports the Rendezfood project in the key areas of app development, augmented reality, machine learning and natural language processing.

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28. April 2020

RegioQuest got the first star!

Our group is pleased to receive the first star for the concept of “RegioQuest” within the scope of the “Südwestfalen Regionale 2025”. ReqioQuest aims to combine location-based services with game elements to make the job and training search for young people more interactive and motivating.

The award of the first star rewards as a first step the concept of a highly innovative idea. Thus, the foundation for a successful funding is laid.

We are delighted about this award and are now developing a detailed realization and a finance concept along with our project partners to receive the remaining two stars and enable the launch of the project.

Further information is available here (German article)

2. December 2019

Job offer: Student assistant in the research project Rendezfood

We are currently looking for a student assistant who can support us in the Rendezfood project with the implementation of a marketing platform in the gastronomy industry.

More information can be found here

2. August 2019

CPS @ Zukünfte KI

On July 10th and 11th the conference “Zukünfte KI” took place. Zukünfte KI is a two-day conference about AI in media, politics, society and economy, which is organized by students of the interdisciplinary master program Media and Society at the University of Siegen. For the presentation “Chatbots in business processes” Philip Weber was invited as an expert for chatbots in order to complement the presentation respectively.

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12. July 2019

New opportunities for project / bachelor / master theses in the context of Rendezfood

The research project Rendezfood again offers exciting topics for project/bachelor/master theses for various courses of study.

The topics are aimed at students of Human Computer Interaction, Business Informatics, Computer Science or with a media or social science background.

More information is available here

5. June 2019

New member of the Rendezfood project

The chair for Cyber-Physical Systems welcomes a new research associate. Andreas Wiebe supports the project Rendezfood in the key areas Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and the implementation of chatbots.

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20. May 2019

CHI 2019 – Retrospect

From the 4th to 9th May 2019, the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) took place in Glasgow with around 3800 participants from science and industry. Among them were 25 researchers from different chairs of socio informatics from the University of Siegen. We (Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig and Florian Jasche) represented the Chair of Cyber-physical Systems.

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8. May 2019

New call for proposals of student works in the project Rendezfood

The research project Rendezfood, launched in April 2019, offers exciting topics for seminar/project/bachelor-/master theses.

The topics are aimed at students of Human Computer Interaction, Business Informatics and Computer Science.

More information is available here

8. May 2019

Kick-off Event: Rendezfood

At the beginning of this week, the first kick-off event for the EFRE/EU-funded research project Rendezfood took place at the University of Siegen. All participating project partners and lead partners had the opportunity to get to know each other and to present their first approaches. The entire project consortium, which operates under the leadership of Cyber-Physical Systems, is now looking forward to three promising years of cooperation.

Further information on the project is available here

31. August 2018

Job advertisement SHK/WHB in the Area of Research Infrastructure and Research Collaboration

Job advertisement SHK/WHB in the Area of Research Infrastructure and Research Collaboration

The chair “Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Media” (Prof. Pipek, https://cps.wineme.fb5.uni-siegen.de/) belongs to the Institute for Business Informatics of the University of Siegen. In addition to teaching in the field of Business Informatics and Human-Computer Interaction, various topics are being researched within the context of several projects.
Our specific project INF is funded by the DFG and is connected to the Collaborative Research Center (in German Sonderforschungsbereich) “Media of Cooperation”. The project INF “Infrastructure Concepts for the Research of Cooperative Media” focuses on studying current infrastructures and exploring new ones in support of scientific collaboration and research data management. In particular, we are exploring the development of a new social network for researchers (for more details on the project see also https://www.mediacoop.uni-siegen.de/de/projekte/inf/). One of the focus of the research is the professional exchange of tools, data and results within different research communities.

At the moment we are especially looking for support in one main area:
Research Assistance starting from the 1st of November: Assistance with the implementation of qualitative research tasks such as transcription of interviews, literature review, internet research, but also independent implementation of empirical research, participation in the analysis and writing scientific publications. Candidates should have experience in conducting qualitative research methods independently. In addition, the candidate should help in the organizations of events, compiling meeting minutes and post in the social media. Finally, translation and editing German-English may be also incurred.

Your profile: Bachelor or Master of all faculties, autonomy and independency, self-motivation, reliability, (pro) active communication behavior, good academic performance, interest in scientific work. Secure communication in German and English (spoken and written) is a prerequisite.
The project work, the project seminar or a thesis can be also integrated into the work. A longer-term cooperation is possible and desired. As a Bachelor student you would be employed as SHK, as a Master student as WHB. We offer largely free time allocation, consideration of your own needs and interests especially related to career-relevant research topics.

Please apply until the 15th of September with a short motivation letter (max 1/2 page), CV, certificates and transcript of records as a single PDF and send to Gaia Mosconi ( gaia.mosconi@uni-siegen.de ).
If you have any questions feel free to contact me! I look forward to receiving your application!

1. August 2018

Start of Professorship

Since August 1st 2018 the new assistant professorship Cyber-Physical Systems is chaired by Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig at the University of Siegen.

The subject of the professorship is the conception, design and appropriation of cyber-physical systems.