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Accelerating Entrepreneurial Decision-Making Through Hybrid Intelligence
Purpose: Previous studies revealed that around 75 percent of all start-ups fail at an early stage. One main reason for this tremendous failure rate is that entrepreneurs are typically confronted with high levels of uncertainty about the viability of their proposed business idea. Following this argumentation, entrepreneurial decision-making can be defined as complex decision-making problem under both risk and uncertainty. While risk includes quantifiable probabilities, uncertainty describes situations where neither ...
Using Optical Satellite Imagery to Monitor and Understand Agricultural Land-cover Change
The activities of humans have transformed the earth over the last decades. The transformation is estimated to increase further in response to the growing world population. This has caused many countries to devise means to utilize resources sustainably. Bio-economy is seen as a means to reduce the high reliance on fossil materials and ensure the provision of raw materials, energy and food to the increasing world population in a sustainable manner. However, the rising demands for biomass to produce bioenergy have relied ...
Same Same But Different? A Two-Foci Perspective on Trust in Information Systems
Trust is one of the most important factors driving the adoption and use of information systems. The goal of this paper is to provide a first evaluation of a conceptual piece claiming a) that users distinguish between their trust in an IS and the provider of this IS and b) that both kinds of trust are important for the success sustainable success of IS providers. To evaluate the claims, a research model is developed and evaluated using data of 234 students during the introduction of a new IS at an European university. ...
An Overview of Modeling Concepts for Service-Based Software Architectures
This document provides an overview of modeling concepts for service-based software architectures (SBSAs). The concepts were extracted during a survey of conceptual frameworks for architecture modeling of SBSAs.
Formal Verification for ALICA Plans
Mit der Entwicklung von Wissenschaft und Technik steigen auch die Fähigkeiten autonomer Roboter. Immer mehr und kompliziertere Roboterszenarien werden in vielen Bereichen realisierbar, wie z. B. Mäh-, Ernte- und Lagerroboter. Daher wird die Planung für sie zu einer immer wichtigeren Aufgabe. Da diese Roboter jedoch täglich komplexer werden, ist die Sicherheitszertifizierung ein unvermeidliches Anliegen bei der Entwicklung von mehr autonomen Robotern. Daher ist die Verifizierung der Pläne vor der Verwendung und dem ...
A Conversational Agent to Improve Response Quality in Course Evaluations
(Association for Computing Machinery, 2020)
Recent advances in Natural Language Processing (NLP) bear the opportunity to design new forms of human-computer interaction with conversational interfaces. We hypothesize that these interfaces can interactively engage students to increase response quality of course evaluations in education compared to the common standard of web surveys. Past research indicates that web surveys come with disadvantages, such as poor response quality caused by inattention, survey fatigue or satisficing behavior. To test if conversational ...
Towards Service Co-evolution in the Internet of Things
Nowadays, in the world of technology, where the new technologies are devolved and replace the old ones every single day, any software product in order to maintain its competitiveness, must be updated continually. Updating a software product results from an evolution process, including adding new features, replacing outdated features, repairing bugs, closing security gaps, and improving performance, which requires a lot of effort and knowledge. Therefore, the Internet of Things (IoT) services are no exception. An ...
Unleashing the Potential of Conversational Agents for Course Evaluations: Empirical Insights from a Comparison with Web Surveys
(Association for Information Systems, 2020)
Recent advances in Natural Language Processing (NLP) bear the opportunity to design new forms of human-computer interaction with conversational interfaces. However, little is known about how these interfaces change the way users respond in online course evaluations. We aim to explore the effects of conversational agents (CAs) on the response quality of online course evaluations in education compared to the common standard of web surveys. Past research indicates that web surveys come with disadvantages, such as poor ...
Model-driven Development of Microservice Architecture: An Experiment on the Quality in Use of a UML- and a DSL-based Approach
Microservice Architecture denotes a software architectural style for service-based software systems whereby business capabilities are encapsulated in autonomously developable and deployable services. To foster a more efficient development it is considered feasible to apply the means of Model-driven Development in order to handle the complexity of such a distributed system and avoid the manual creation of boilerplate code using code generation. In this paper, we present and evaluate two modeling approaches for ...
SPAM – A Process Model for Developing Smart Personal Assistants
Information technology capabilities are growing at an impressive pace and increasingly overstrain the cognitive abilities of users. User assistance systems such as online manuals try to help the user in handling these systems. However, there is strong evidence that traditional user assistance systems are not as effective as intended. With the rise of smart personal assistants, such as Amazon’s Alexa, user assistance systems are becoming more sophisticated by offering a higher degree of interaction and intelligence. ...