Angela Borchert

Angela Borchert, M.Sc

Address         Oststr. 99
Room             BB 918
Phone            +49 203 379 4503
Fax                 +49 203 379 4490
Email              angela.borchert[at] 

Current Research

  • Trustworthiness
  • Social Media Engineering
  • Computer-Mediated Introduction: Sharing Economy, Online Dating
  • Risk Analysis
  • ​Privacy

Angela Borchert is an doctoral candidate and moreover she is part of the research training group "User-Centred Social Media" in which she follows her research interests in computer science and psychology.

Her work focuses on the issue of trust in the domain of sharing economy and online dating. In this context, she aims to decrease risks that are associated with the online and offline interaction of users. Her objective is to enable a safer use of such applications by conducting qualitative and quantitative research as well as respecting those findings within the software development lifecycle. To this end, she considers subject-specific concerns and how users assess the trustworthiness of parties to interact with. Based on that, she strives for building user-centred systems for which she particularly investigates in personality traits, attitudes and gender.


since 08/18

Research Fellow at the Department Software Engineering

04/16 - 07/18 

M. Sc. Applied Cognitive Science, University Duisburg-Essen
Thesis: Design Patterns for Warning Messages Concerning the Privacy Issue of User-Generated Content on SNS

10/12 - 05/16 

B. Sc. Applied Cognitive Science, University Duisburg-Essen
Thesis: Approach and Avoidance Tendencies regarding IT-Security


  • Interdisciplinary Research Training Group User-Centred Social Media, USCM

Bachelor / Master Theses

You are welcome to apply for one of the following topics or to propose one of your own from one of my research areas.

Topic Requirements Bachelor /
Trustworthiness in Online Dating or Sharing Economy Applications
  • Research objective: End users should be supported to better assess both the associated risks of online dating/sharing economy and the trustworthiness of i) service providers, ii) applications and iii) other end users.
  • Possible methods: quantitative or qualitative research / requirments elicitation for online dating or sharing economy software / programming of an online dating or sharing economy application
  • Experience in qualitative/quantitative research
Depending on the scope



  • Borchert, Angela; Wainakh, Aidmar; Krämer, Nicole; Mühlhäuser, Max; Heisel, Maritta
    The Relevance of Privacy Concerns, Trust, and Risk for Hybrid Social Media
    In: Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering: 16th International Conference, ENASE 2021, Virtual Event, April 26-27, 2021 ; Revised Selected Papers / 16th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering (ENASE) ; April 26-27, 2021, Virtual Event / Ali, Raian; Kaindl, Hermann; Maciaszek, Leszek A. (Eds.) 2022, pp. 88 - 111
    ISBN: 978-3-030-96647-8; 978-3-030-96648-5
  • Borchert, Angela; Ferreyra, Nicolás E. Díaz; Heisel, Maritta
    Meeting Strangers Online : Feature Models for Trustworthiness Assessment
    In: Human-Centered Software Engineering: Proceedings / 9th IFIP WG 13.2 International Working Conference, HCSE 2022, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, August 24–26, 2022, / Bernhaupt, Regina; Ardito, Carmelo; Sauer, Stefan (Eds.) 2022, pp. 3 - 22
    ISBN: 9783031147845; 9783031147852; 9783031147869
  • Borchert, Angela; Heisel, Maritta
    The Role of Trustworthiness Facets for Developing Social Media Applications : A Structured Literature Review
    In: Information Vol. 13 (2022) Nr. 1,
    ISSN: 2078-2489
  • 2021

  • Borchert, Angela; Heisel, Maritta
    Conflict identification and resolution for trust-related requirements elicitation a goal modeling approach
    In: Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, and Dependable Applications Vol. 12 (2021) Nr. 1, pp. 111 - 131
    ISSN: 2093-5382; 2093-5374
  • 2020

  • Hernandez-Bocanegra, Diana Carolina; Borchert, Angela; Brünker, Felix; Shahi, Gautam Kishore; Ross, Björn
    Towards a Better Understanding of Online Influence : Differences in Twitter Communication Between Companies and Influencers
    In: ACIS 2020 Proceedings / Australasian Conferences on Information Systems (ACIS 2020) 2020
  • Borchert, Angela; Ferreyra, Nicolás; Heisel, Maritta
    A Conceptual Method for Eliciting Trust-related Software Features for Computer-mediated Introduction
    In: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering: Volume 1: ENASE 2020, pp. 269 - 280
    ISBN: 978-989-758-421-3
  • Borchert, Angela; Díaz Ferreyra, Nicolas E.; Heisel, Maritta
    Balancing trust and privacy in computer-mediated introduction : Featuring risk as a determinant for trustworthiness requirements elicitation
    In: ARES 2020: 15th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security / International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES) ; 3rd Interdisciplinary Privacy and Trust Workshop (iPAT) ; August 25 – August 28, 2020, All-digital Conference / Volkamer, Melanie; Wressnegger, Christian (Eds.) 2020
    ISBN: 978-1-4503-8833-7
  • Borchert, Angela; Díaz Ferreyra, Nicolas Emilio; Heisel, Maritta
    Building Trustworthiness in Computer-Mediated Introduction : A Facet-Oriented Framework
    In: 11th International Conference on Social Media and Society: Diverse Voices - Promises and Perils of Social Media for Diversity / SMSociety 2020; Virtual, Online; Canada; 22 - 24 July 2020 2020, pp. 39 - 46
    ISBN: 9781450376884
  • 2019

  • Gol Mohammadi, Nazila; Borchert, Angela; Pampus, Julia; Heisel, Maritta
    A generic conceptual data model of social media services
    In: Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs / EuroPLop '19; Irsee, Germany; 3. Juli – 7. Juli 2019 2019, pp. a22
    ISBN: 978-1-4503-6206-1
  • Wirtz, Roman; Heisel, Maritta; Borchert, Angela; Meis, Rene; Omerovic, Aida; Stølen, Ketil
    Risk-Based Elicitation of Security Requirements According to the ISO 27005 Standard
    In: Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering: Revised Selected Papers / 13th International Conference, ENASE 2018, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, March 23–24, 2018 / Damiani, Ernesto; Spanoudakis, George; Maciaszek, Leszek A. (Eds.) 2019, pp. 71 - 97
    ISBN: 978-3-030-22558-2; 978-3-030-22559-9