The research group “Information Systems & Service Design” (ISSD) headed by Prof. Mädche focuses in research, education, and innovation on designing interactive intelligent systems. The research belongs to the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM) and is embedded into the Information Systems & Engineering group. ISSD is also part of the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI). The research group is positioned at the intersection of Information Systems (german: Wirtschaftsinformatik) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Our mission is to create impactful scientific knowledge for designing interactive intelligent systems that enable humans to perform activities more efficiently, effectively, and meaningful. We believe that delivering cutting-edge knowledge and inspiring education, as well as an ongoing dialog with the public need to go hand in hand to maximize the impact of our work in organizations and society. The group is organized in three research departments: Digital Experience & Participation, Intelligent Enterprise Systems, and Digital Service Design & Innovation. Current topics of research are Human-AI Interaction, Cognitive Interaction Technologies, Physiological Computing Systems, Interactive Business Intelligence & Analytics Systems, and Interactive Systems Engineering.
Please find out more about our thesis process in our website: https://issd.iism.kit.edu/299.php You may only apply for theses at our research group if you are a student enrolled in any of the KIT Department of Economics and Management. Apart from this and specific requirements of your SPO as when to start a thesis, there are no formal prerequisites to writing a thesis at our research group. We suggest prior participation in one of our seminars. During the early stages of the thesis process you are required to successfully participate in our online course "DORIS - Design-oriented Research in Information Systems" on ILIAS. However, you are free to already complete the course before you begin (or apply for) your thesis. Please contact the thesis supervisor if you have any questions.