Professional Communication in Electronic Media / Social Media

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Technologies and concepts, like Social Media and mobile applications have strongly changed communication and collaboration. The Research Group of Professional Communication in Electronic Media / Social Media investigates the changed structures and their effects on organizations (digital enterprise / digital innovation) as well as individuals and society (digital society) from the perspective of Information Systems.

June 2018

DFG is funding a project on research data management at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Together with the WWU Münster, Prof. Dr. Stefan Stieglitz receives funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the implementation of the project "sciebo Research Data Services - Research Data Management Services and Tools for Scientists". The aim is to implement particularly low-threshold services for the management of research data. Ideally, this scientific research data should be stored in a sustainable and transparent way. In order to make this additional work easier for researchers, services and tools will be developed over a period of three years. These tolls will support research data management from project development and operational work with the data in the research project through to the publication and archiving of research data. These services and tools will be technically embedded in the collaboration and storage service "sciebo", which now has approximately 115,000 users. The project is conducted in cooperation with Dr. Beate Tröger from the University and State Library (ULB) Münster and Dr. Raimund Vogl from the Centre for Information Processing (ZIV) of the WWU Münster.

Further information on the project website
Further information about the research group
Further information about the ULB
Further information about the ZIV

April 2018

Job advertisement: Twelve PhD Positions / Research Assistants

(DFG Research Training Group/DFG-Graduiertenkolleg) User-Centred Social Media (UCSM) at the University of Duisburg-Essen invites applications for a new PhD programme starting in October 2018. One of the positions (3 years 100% TVL13) will be mentored by Prof. Dr. Stefan Stieglitz. Both German as well as international applications are welcome.

The position shall be filled by 1st October 2018 and provides a well-structured doctoral training as well as international communication.

Applications are to be submitted in electronic form to the Website ("Open positions > Application").

Further information on the posts

March 2018

First Virtual Symposium on Social Media Analytics in Crisis Communication and Society

Social media form an essential part of the public online communication. They are used to gather news, maintain relationships and spread user-generated content. During extreme events, ranging from man-made crisis like terror attacks to natural disasters like floods or bushfires, social media are an important source for real-time news, both for the people on side and the emergency agencies.  Due to its great importance for crisis communication and society the chair Professional Communication in electronic media / Social Media decide to organize a Virtual Symposium about the Analysis of Social Media Data in the two fields. In cooperation with international partners from Norway, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Australia and Brazil three innovative research projects will be discussed on the 6.03.2018. The interdisciplinary team of researchers and partners from industry and civil society’s formed an expert network, which has the aim to jointly take the research on Social Media Analytics to the next level.

The University of Agder (Norway) will be represented by Nadia Saad Nori. She will be talking about humanitarian crisis response in dangerous places, elaborating how social media analytics can support safer passage for aid workers. Budi Nurani Ruchjana, of the University Padjadjaran (Indonesien), will talk about Clustering Ethno-Informatics of Naming Villages on Java Island using Data Mining to support tourism in Indonesia. The University of Duisburg. Essen, will be represented by Björn Ross, he will give insides into the greatest challenges if social media analytics. After every presentation, there will be time for discussion and questions. If you are interested in participating in the virtual symposium please contact anna-katharina.jung@uni-due.de.