4087 BIS Seminar
Univ.Prof. Dr. Gustaf Neumann
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/09/23 to 02/27/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 03/02/23 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM D3.0.237
Thursday 03/09/23 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM D3.0.237
Thursday 03/16/23 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM D4.0.047
Thursday 03/23/23 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM D4.0.047
Thursday 03/30/23 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM D4.0.047
Thursday 04/13/23 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM D4.0.047
Thursday 04/20/23 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM D4.0.047
Thursday 05/11/23 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM D4.0.047
Thursday 05/25/23 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM D4.0.047
Thursday 06/01/23 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM D4.0.047
Thursday 06/15/23 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM D4.0.047
Thursday 06/22/23 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM D3.0.237
Thursday 06/29/23 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM D3.0.237

The seminar in Information Systems at the Institute of Information Systems and New Media aims at the acquirement of scientific, technological and business knowledge about the use of new media in companies and non-profit organizations. Special emphasis is placed on conducting research on novel aspects of the emerging technologies in the field of information systems, including:

  • New Media,
  • Human-centric Information Systems,
  • Sustainable Digital Transformation,
  • End-user Empowerment,
  • Personal Data Processing and Data Protection,
  • E-learning, 
  • as well as, the socio-technical aspects and consequences of business information systems. 

Each seminar group is supervised by at least one researcher from the Institute of Information Systems and New Media. The seminar is designed for project work in teams of 2 to 3 students. Each participant writes his/her own seminar paper (about 15 pages A4 according to standard scientific criteria). Research projects (such as EducaNextProLearn, iCamp, Prolix, LTfLL, ROLE, iCOPER, EXPEDiTE und Learn@WU) and research areas of the Department of Information Systems offer you a suitable framework to work on practice-relevant tasks in consideration of the latest scientific findings.

    The seminar generally offers two types of work: in-depth theoretical work and/or practical work including implementation (or empirical experiments).

    The course is offered by Prof. Gustaf Neumann and is coordinated (supervised) by Soheil Human (soheil.human{@} Please contact Soheil Human if you have any question about the course. 

    Learning outcomes

    The seminar aims to provide an enabling space to learn how:

    • to investigate the possible use of new media in information systems,
    • to study the potential positive and negative consequences of information systems,
    • to conduct research on human-centric aspects of information systems, 
    • to get to know terms, business models and technologies in the field,
    • to assess implementation aspects of learning environments and related technologies such as electronic marketplaces with educational content,
    • to conduct empirical experiments or systematic literature research in the field of information systems, 
    • to collect management know-how in the form of project work,
    • to improve your social skills through presentations and discussions,
    • and to practice independent scientific work.
    Attendance requirements
    • Attendance in the first session is obligatory.
    • Attendance in all workshops are obligatory.
    • Attendance in the final session (group presentation) is obligatory.
    • Attendance in the oral exam is obligatory.
    Teaching/learning method(s)

    1. Briefing

    In the briefing (1st session), the proposed topics are presented and the corresponding goals and work assignments of the individual groups are briefly outlined. The seminar participants can indicate subject-related preferences for topics (preferences 1-3), from which a binding group assignment is made at the end of the 1st session.

    2. Written Test

    For each topic, group-specific basic literature will be distributed to familiarise the group with the topic, which must be worked through by the 2nd session (written test). The test takes about 15 minutes and includes 2 to 3 short questions. The test will be evaluated immediately. 

    3. First appointment with the supervisor

    After the first session, the students are expected to contact their supervisors to make appointments with the group supervisor. By the first appointment with the group supervisor, ALL OF THE the given introductory literatures must be read (and understood). In the first appointment with the supervisor, the procedure and project steps are determined for each project. 

    4. Group work

    You are expected to work regularly with your other group members. You need to keep track of your WEEKLY plans and your WEEKLY progress and report them to your supervisor in a written form.

    5. Research Workshops and Group Workshops

    Two research workshops about "scientific work" and "presentation" accompany your project group work and provide you with knowledge about the preparation of the seminar paper and about a successful project presentation - enriched with best practice examples. Moreover, two group workshops will help you to have an enabling workspace for working together under the supervision of the course supervisor. 

    6. Assignments

    A set of assignments support you to shape your group-workspace and continuously deliver your results throughout the term. 

    7. Interim Report

    Within the scope of the interim report (with the supervisor), the project participants report on the progress of the project so far. The interim report takes place in the form of a brief presentation. It should be kept short (10 minutes) to leave room for discussion.

    8. Presentation Workshop

    In the presentation workshop, the final presentation will be evaluated by the supervisor. At the same time, the focus on the content is to be finalised. The aim of this event is to elaborate and present the most important findings. The groups bring along a complete raw version of the seminar paper. In addition, the final presentation is already finished in its first conception (and at least played through once).

    9. Presenting the seminar papers

    When presenting the seminar paper, the team should try to present the main results of your work in an interesting, clear, concise and understandable way. The presentation therefore offers a well-structured overview of the respective topic without getting lost in details.

    10. Oral Exam

    Finally, each group will have an oral exam at the end of the term, discussing their seminar paper with Prof. Neumann. 


    The evaluation of performance consists of all documents produced during the seminar, all tests, and participation in the seminar, group coordination and the quality of the project presentations. The content, methodology, problem-solving skills, structure and creativity will be taken into account.

    In addition to the seminar paper, the seminar participants have to take a short final oral examination (about 10-15 min). The oral examination is a seminar examination (not to be confused with the subject examination). The starting point of the examination is the subject area of the seminar. Based on this, correlations to the courses 1 to 4 are asked, whereby the focus has interconnections. 

    Grading scheme:

    • 5% written test,
    • 15% assignments, 
    • 50% seminar paper, 
    • 10% presentation, 
    • 20% oral examination; 
    • all parts must be positive.
    • Attendance in all workshops are obligatory. 
    Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

    The seminar in Information Systems - New Media is the final course of the SBWL Business Information Systems at WU. The course is also open to students of some of the other SBWLs.


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    By appointment on Thursdays. Please contact the institute secretary. 

    Last edited: 2022-12-06