Conference on Business Informatics 2018

Prof Dr. Peter Fettke, Patrick Lübbecke and Abhishek Goswami will present their new paper „A method for Ecological Process Optimization based on Compliance Checking“ at the 20th Conference on Business Informatics (CBI-2018), which will take place from 11-14 July in Vienna, Austria.

In their paper, they introduce a novel approach for optimizing the environmental footprint of Business Processes by using techniques from the area of Compliance Checking along with a set of ecological weakness patterns that were identified during prior research. The result of this paper represents a Compliance Checking Method Library which offers an exhaustive set of methods to identify many forms of ecological weaknesses in process models.

„Tax Consulting 4.0 – Change through Digitization“

Prof. Dr. Peter Fettke gave a keynote speech on the topic „Tax Consulting 4.0 – Change through Digitization“ at the 23rd Cologne Tax Forum. The event took place on 8 May 2018 in the pit of the Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce under the moderation of Mr. Harald Elster, President of the Cologne Tax Consultants Association. The 23rd lecture and discussion event was opened by Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economics, Innovation, Digitisation and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia, with an introductory address. Prof. Dr. Peter Fettke’s keynote address initially focused on the creation of a context within the framework of digitisation, whereupon he explained the technical innovations in the tax field and finally derived theses on the future development of the tax field. Further details can be found here.

Environment Minister Reinhold Jost is the first official user of the new pollutant software DataCross

Saarland’s Minister for the Environment and Consumer Protection, Reinhold Jost, officially launched the new development of tec4U-Solutions GmbH on 9 January 2018 at 4 p.m. in the tec4U premises. A heartfelt thank you from the management went to the development and cooperation partners and employees of tec4U-Solutions.

The communication platform DataCross represents the further development of the results of the SiCoCheC research project. SiCoCheC was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research from July 2015 to June 2017 and had a total volume of almost two million euros. Project partners were the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the chemical laboratory CBA from Kirkel and the Saarbrücken based software company Mansystems Deutschland GmbH. The consortium leader of the project was tec4U-Solutions GmbH, also from Saarbrücken. You can find the entire article here.

New Workshop: Artificial Intelligence – Entering the world of Tax & Trade

The Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) invites to a Workshop on „Artificial Intelligence – Entering the world of Tax & Trade“ on May 16, 2018, in Vienna. At this Workshop Prof. Dr. Peter Fettke talks about „AI and tax – the dawn of the second machine age in taxation“. You can find more information about the procedure, the address or the online registration here.

20th IEEE CBI 2018 – Call for Papers

 The 20th IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics (IEEE CBI 2018) will take place from 11 to 14 July 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

The IEEE CBI series encourages a broad understanding of Business Informatics research, and intends to further its many different facets, theoretical foundations and experiential body of knowledge.

On their website you will find further information about the conference itself as well as submission information for authors.

TaxTech – The fourth discipline of tax science

In his contribution, Prof. Dr. Peter Fettke presents the application potential of new technologies in the tax area, shows relevant fields of design for the development of tax information systems and presents a maturity level model for the assessment of different development stages. As a result, central development lines and contours of the fourth discipline of tax science can be seen. The entire article is available in the magazine „Der Betrieb“ (Special edition Nr. 01/2018; p.19-24). You can also access the article here.

New Workshop „Design Science Research: Best Practices and Tool Support“ – 7 March 2018

On 7 March 2018, a new workshop entitled „Design Science Research: Best Practices and Tool Support“ will take place at the multi-conference Business Informatics (MKWI) in Lüneburg (March 6-9, 2018). The workshop will be chaired and moderated by Prof. Dr. Peter Fettke, DFKI, Alexander Maedche, KIT, and Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein. Design Science Research (DSR) is a well-established research paradigm in the Information Systems (IS) field. The workshop aims to support and guide the actual implementation and management of DSR projects.

More information about the event, the workshop and registration can be found here.



ProcessChain Workshop at the 2nd ForDigital Blockchain Workshop in Karlsruhe


(picture by Oliver Stengele, KIT)

Philip Hake and Filip Fatz propose an application of the blockchain technology on the 2nd ForDigital Blockchain Workshop in Karlsruhe. They argue that the European Union member states collect about 1 Trillion value added tax revenues a year. However, a study of the European Commission revealed theoretical vat liabilities in the amount of 1.187 Trillion €. This results in a VAT gap of about 150 billion € across all member states. According to Europol, 60 billion € of this gap are caused by missing trader intra-community (MTIC) fraud. MTIC fraud takes advantage of the tax authorities’ loss of information caused by cross-border trading. To avoid this loss of information and enhance the European VAT Information Exchange System (VIES), we propose an application of the blockchain technology. We aim to provide a solution, which hinders fraud and at the same time reduces audit efforts of companies and authorities.

New Projekt „DaSoMan“

We are pleased to announce our new research project DaSoMan. The Data-Sovereignty-Manager (DaSoMan) project will give users of web services complete control over their personal data. At the same time, providers and developers of web services are to be provided with simple mechanisms to integrate helpful analytic functionalities and at the same time to guarantee data security and transparency for their users.

The project started in January 2018 and is expected to be completed in December 2019.

New projekt „ProcessChain“

We are pleased to announce the soon start of the new research project ProcessChain of our researchers Philip Hake and Filip Fatz. In the ProcessChain project, the possibilities and consequences of Blockchain-technology for monitoring cross-company business processes are to be tested in practice.

The project will start in March 2018 and is expected to be completed in February 2020.