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.

Nomination for the “best paper award”

We are happy to announce that the following paper was nominated for the “best paper award” at the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). The conference takes place from the 2nd to the 6th of january. You can find more Information about the HICSS here.

Michael Frey, Andreas Emrich, Peter Fettke, Peter Loos. “Event entry time prediction in finance business processes using machine learning: A case of loan application.” p. 1386-1394.


The Business Plus/Minus Ethics Talk 2017

Prof. Dr. Peter Fettke took part in a discussion at the 10th Business +/- Ethics Talk which took place on november 29, 2017. The talk was about the current effects of artificial intelligence on society, the economy and the individual. More information about the event can be found here.

New article in the DATEV-magazine about artificial intelligence (published in january 2018)

In a new article of the DATEV-magazine Prof. Dr. Peter Fettke speaks about artificial intelligence. The topic is “assistants to consultants: view of sciene”. Basic techniques of artificial intelligence (AI) have already reached a high level of technical maturity in many fields of application. They lead to an innovation advantage – not least in the area of taxation. The full article can be found here.