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Field of Interest
  • Business Model (Development Tools)
  • Sustainability
  • Business Process Management
  • Product-Service Systems (PSS)
  • Design Science (Research)
Education
11/2015- Studies (PhD) in Information Systems at the University of Hildesheim, Germany
10/2013- 04/2015 Studies (MSc) in Information Systems at the University of Hildesheim, Germany, Master Thesis: "Expert based Analysis of the Comprehensiveness of Conceptual Models"
04/2011- 03/2014 Studies (BSc) in Information Systems at the University of Hildesheim, Germany, Bachelor Thesis: "Information Flow Modelling - Developing a Modelling Technique"
Employment History
since 01/2017 Project Staff in 'SmartHybrid', Subproject 'Process Engineering'
since 05/2015 Research Assistant at the Institute for Economics and Information Systems, Department of Information Systems and Enterprise Modeling at the University of Hildesheim Foundation
09/2018 - 10/2018 Visiting Researcher at the University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
02/2014 - 05/2015 Working Student at eEvolution GmbH, Hildesheim, Germany
10/2012 - 05/2015 Student Assistant at the Institute for Economics and Information Systems, Department of Information Systems and Enterprise Modeling at the University of Hildesheim Foundation
10/2013 - 01/2014 Student Assistant at the Institute for Software Systems Engineering at the University of Hildesheim Foundation
07/2009 - 03/2011 Consultant at Brügmann Software GmbH, Papenburg, Germany
08/2007 - 06/2009 Training as IT Specialist for System Integration, Brügmann Software GmbH, Papenburg, Germany
Achievements
2019 Doctoral Consortium Participant: Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI) Conference
2019 'Student Practice Award' Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI): Supvervision and co-author of the research article of Maren Stadtländer awarded by the Frauenhofer FST
2019 Sustainability Award of the University of Hildesheim: Supervision of the master thesis of Sebastian Pape awarded by the Green Office Hildesheim
2018 Research bonus for the article 'The Noblest Way to Learn Wisdom is by Reflection', Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), University of Hildesheim
2018 DAAD Scholarship: International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
2018 Didrik Pining Fellowship, University of Hildesheim
2016 Research bonus for the article 'Sustainability in Business Models', Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), University of Hildesheim
2015 Graduate award for the best graduate of the year, Master Information Systems, University of Hildesheim
2019

Article (Journal)

  1. Szopinski, D., Schoormann, T., John, T., Knackstedt, R. and Kundisch, D. (2019): Software tools for business model innovation: Current state and future challenges. Electronic Markets. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12525-018-0326-1 
  2. Hofer, J., Schoormann, T., Kortum, J. and Knackstedt, R. (2019/forthcoming): "Ich weiß was ihr letzte Sitzung getan habt" - Entwicklung und Anwendung eines Softwarewerkzeuges zur Dokumentation von Design Thinking-Projekten. HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik. https://doi.org/10.1365/s40702-018-00480-8

Article (Conference)

  1. Szopinski, D., Schoormann, T. and Kundisch, D. (2019): Because your taxonomy is worth it: Towards a framework for taxonomy evaluation. In: Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Stockholm-Uppsala, Sweden.
  2. Szopinski, D., Schoormann, T. and Kundisch, D. (2019): The Long Tail of Taxonomy Evaluation Criteria: A Structured Overview. In: Online Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST), Worcester, USA.
  3. Stadtländer, M., Schoormann, T. and Knackstedt, R. (2019): How Software Promotes the Integration of Sustainability in Business Process Management. In: Proceedings of the Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI), Siegen, Germany.

Book Section

  1. Knackstedt R., Bräuer S. and Schoormann T. (2019): Tool Support for Designing Innovative Sustainable Business Models. In: Bergener K., Räckers M., Stein A. (Eds.) The Art of Structuring. Springer, Cham, pp. 87-100. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-06234-7_9
2018

Article (Conference)

  1. Schoormann, T., Behrens, D. and Knackstedt, R. (2018): The noblest way to learn Wisdom is by Reflection: Designing Software Tools for Reflecting Sustainability in Business Models. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), San Francisco, USA. AISeL: https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2018/design/Presentations/7/
  2. Schoormann, T., Behrens, D. and Knackstedt, R. (2018): Design Principles for Leveraging Sustainability in Business Models. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Portsmouth, UK.
  3. Kutzner, K., Schoormann, T. and Knackstedt, R. (2018): Digital Transformation in Information Systems Research: A Taxonomy-based Approach to Structure the Field. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Portsmouth, UK.
  4. Schoormann, T., Behrens, D., Fellmann, M. and Knackstedt, R. (2018):<<Sorry, too much Information>> Design Principles for Supporting Rigorous Search Strategies in Literature Reviews. In: IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics (CBI), Wien, Österreich.
  5. Hagen, S., Schoormann, T., Jannaber, S., Knackstedt, R. and Thomas, O. (2018): Modelling Product-service Systems: An Empirical Analysis of Requirements From a Process-oriented Perspective. In: Proceedings of the Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI), Lüneburg, Deutschland.
  6. Hagen, S., Schoormann, T., Jannhaber, S., Knackstedt, R. and Thomas, O. (2018): Towards an Integrated Approach for Modelling Product-Service Systems: Status Quo and Future Challanges. In: Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) - INFORMATIK 2018, Springer.
  7. Schoormann, T., Kaufhold, A., Behrens, D. and Knackstedt, R. (2018): Towards a Typology of Approaches for Sustainability-oriented Business Model Evaluation. In Abrahamowicz, W. und Paschke, A. (Eds.): Proceedings of the 21th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS), Berlin, Deutschland. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) 380, Springer International Publishing. 10.1007/978-3-319-93931-5.
  8. Behrens D., Schoormann T. and Knackstedt R. (2018) Developing a Multiple-Objective Demand Response Algorithm for the Residential Context. In: Abramowicz W., Paschke A. (Eds): Proceedings of the 21th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS), Berlin, Deutschland. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) 380, Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93931-5_19
  9. Schoormann, T. and Knackstedt, R. (2018): Towards Tool-supported Reflection of Sustainability in Business Models. In Fellmann, M. und Sandkuhl, K. (Eds.): Proceedings of the International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architecutres (EMISA), PhD Proposal, S. 6-10, Rostock, Germany. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2097/.
  10. Gembarski, P., Schreiber, D., Schoormann, T., Knackstedt, R. and Lachmayer, R. (2018): Are we talking about the same thing? Analyzing Effects of Mass Customization and Product-Service Systems on Sustainability. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Mass Customization and Personalization (MCP-CE), Novid Sad, Serbia.
  11. Hofer, J., Schoormann, T. and Knackstedt, R. (2018): Kollaborative Literaturreviews - Entwicklung eines Vorgehensmodells für die gemeinsame Erschließung von Wissensbasen in Lern- und Forschungsgruppen. In: Proceedings of E-Learning-Fachtagung (DeLFI), Frankfurt, Germany.

Article (Journal)

  1. Behrens, D., Schoormann, T., Bräuer, S. and Knackstedt, R. (2018): Empowering the selection of demand response methods in smart homes: development of a decision support framework. Energy Informatics, 1:53, Springer Open Access. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42162-018-0059-6 
  2. Behrens, D., Gerwig, C., Schoormann, T. und Knackstedt, R. (2018): Managing the Procurement Process in Service Portals An Automated Matching Approach with Demand-Side Management Methods. Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISAJ), Vol 13. https://doi.org/10.18417/emisa.13.15
  3. Behrens, D., Schoormann, T. and Knackstedt, R. (2018): Developing an Algorithm to Consider Multiple Demand Response Objectives. Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research, 8(1), S. 2621-2626.

Book Section

  1. Bührig, J., Schoormann, T. and Knackstedt, R. (2018): Business Process Management in German Institutions of Higher Education – The Case of Jade University of Applied Science. In vom Brocke, J. und Mendling, J. (Eds.): Business Process Managament Cases. Digital Innovation and Business Transformation in Practice. Springer International Publishing. 10.1007/978-3-319-58307-5, (Website).
2017

Article (Journal)

  1. Schoormann, T., Bührig, J., Behrens, D. and Knackstedt, R. (2017): Leveraging Sustainability Reporting in Higher Education Institutions—A Multidimensional Research Agenda. International Journal of Higher Education, 6(4) Sciedu Press. https://doi.org/10.5430/ijhe.v6n4p185.

Article (Conference)

  1. Schoormann, T., Behrens, D. and Knackstedt, R. (2017): Sustainability in Business Process Models: A Taxonomy-Driven Approach to Synthesize Knowledge and Structure the Field. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Seoul, Korea.
  2. Szopinski, D., Schoormann, T., John, T., Knackstedt, R. and Kundisch, D. (2017): How software can support innovating business models: A taxonomy of functions of business model development tools. In: Proceedings of the American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Boston, USA. Research Paper 21.
  3. Schoormann, T., Behrens, D., Heid, U. and Knackstedt, R. (2017): Semi-automatic Development of Modelling Techniques with Computational Linguistics Methods - A Procedure Model and Its Application. In Abrahamowicz, W. (Ed.): Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS), Poznan, Poland. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) 288, Springer International Publishing. 10.1007/978-3-319-59336-4.
  4. Behrens, D., Schoormann, T.a nd Knackstedt, R. (2017): Towards a Taxonomy of Constraints in Demand-Side-Management-Methods for a Resedential Context. In Abrahamowicz, W. (Ed.):  Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS), Poznan, Poland. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) 288, Springer International Publishing. 10.1007/978-3-319-59336-4.
  5. Schoormann, T., Knackstedt, R. and Haapio, H. (2017): Modelling and Visualization in Law: Past, Present and Future. In Schweighofer, E. et al. (Eds.): 20 Jahre: Trends und Communities der Rechtsinformatik - Tagungsband des 20. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposions (IRIS), Salzburg, Österreich.
  6. Schoormann, T., Hofer, J., Behrens, D. and Knackstedt, R. (2017): Rechtsvisualisierung in 20 Jahren IRIS - eine multimethodische Literaturanalyse. In Schweighofer, E. et al. (Eds.): 20 Jahre: Trends und Communities der Rechtsinformatik - Tagungsband des 20. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposions (IRIS), Salzburg, Österreich.
  7. Gembarski, P. C., Schoormann, T., Schreiber, D., Knackstedt, R. and Lachmayer, R. (2017): Effects of Mass Customization on Sustainability— A Literature-based Analysis. In Hankammer, S., Nielsen, K., Piller, F., Schuh, G. und Wang, N. (Eds.): Proceedings of the 9th World Mass Customization & Personalization Conference (MCPC 2017), Springer, Aachen, Deutschland.
  8. Behrens, D., Rüther, C., Schoormann, T., Hachmeister, T., Ambrosi, K. and Knackstedt, R. (2017): Impacts of Constraints in Resdential Demand-Side-Management Algorithms -- A Simulation-based Study. In: Operation Research Conference (OR), Berlin, Deutschland.

Book Section

  1. Schoormann, T., Behrens, D. and Knackstedt, R. (2017): Carsharing Geschäftsmodelle – Entwicklung eines bausteinbasierten Modellierungsansatzes. In Thomas, O., Nüttgens, M. und Fellmann, M. (Eds.): Smart Service Engineering - Konzepte und Anwendungsszenarien für die digitale Transformation (Proceedings of the Dienstleistungsmodellierung), Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, S. 303-325. 10.1007/978-3-658-16262-7.
  2. Behrens, D., Gerwig, C., Schoormann, T. and Knackstedt, R. (2017): Demand-Side-Management in Dienstleistungsportalen – Untersuchung der Übertragbarkeit der methodischen Ansätze und mathematische Formulierung. In Thomas, O., Nüttgens, M. und Fellmann, M. (Eds.): Smart Service Engineering - Konzepte und Anwendungsszenarien für die digitale Transformation (Proceedings of the Dienstleistungsmodellierung), Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, S. 145-167. 10.1007/978-3-658-16262-7.
  3. Schoormann, T., Kolek, E. and Knackstedt, R. (2017): Modellierungstechniken für Unternehmenskooperationen im Vergleich. In Becker, J., Bernhold, T., Knackstedt, R. und Matzner, M. (Eds.): Planung koordinierter Wertschöpfungspartnerschaften, Springer Gabler Verlag, S. 79-108. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-55362-6_2.
  4. Lange, A. and Schoormann, T. (2017): Berufsorientierung als fächerübergreifende Aufgabe in Schulen am Beispiel des Hildesheimer Denkwerk-Projektes. In Arndt, H. (Eds.): Perspektiven der Ökonomischen Bildung - Disziplinäre und fächerübergreifende Konzepte, Zielsetzungen und Projekte, Wochenschau Verlag, Didaktik der Ökonomische Bildung, ISBN: 978-3-7344-0423-8.
2016

Article (Conference)

  1. Schoormann, T., Behrens, D., Kolek, E. and Knackstedt, R. (2016): Sustainability in Business Models – A Literature-Review-Based Design-Science-Oriented Research Agenda. In: Proceedings of the 24th European Conference in Information Systems (ECIS), Istanbul, Turkey, RP 134.
  2. Schoormann, T., Behrens, D. and Knackstedt, R. (2016): Softwaregetützte Modellierung von Geschäftsmodellen – Vergleich und Weiterentwicklungen am Beispiel der Business Model Canvas. In Mayr, H.C. und Pinzger, M. (Eds.): Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) - INFORMATIK 2016, S. 1333-1347, Klagenfurt, Austria.
  3. Behrens, D., Schoormann, T. and Knackstedt, R. (2016): Datensets für Demand-Side-Management – Literatur-Review-Basierte Analyse und Forschungsagenda. In Mayr, H.C. und Pinzger, M. (Eds.): Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) - INFORMATIK 2016, S. 1301-1315, Klagenfurt,  Austria
  4. Schoormann, T. and Knackstedt, R. (2016): Rechtsvisualisierung mit Comictools – Vergleich und Weiterentwicklungsperspektiven. In Schweighofer, E., Kummer, F. und Hötzendorf, W. (Eds.): Netzwerke - Tagungsband des 19. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposiums (IRIS), Salzburg,  Austria .
  5. Schoormann, T., Behrens, D. and Knackstedt, R. (2016): Das Hildesheimer Denkwerk-Projekt – Schülerinnen und Schüler Modellieren und Analysieren Geschäftsprozesse. In Mayr, H.C. und Pinzger, M. (Eds.): Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) - INFORMATIK 2016, S. 1189-1193, Klagenfurt,  Austria .
2015

Book Section

  1. Behrens, D., Knackstedt, K., Kolek, E. and Schoormann, T. (2015): Schüleruni - Geschäftsprozesse nachhaltig gestalten. In Leal Filho, W. (Eds.): Forschung für Nachhaltigkeit an deutschen Hochschulen, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, pp. 183-200. 10.1007/978-3-658-10546-4_11.
In Progress

Innovation Network: SmartHybrid - Subproject 'Process Engineering' 

The Innovation network SmartHybrid consists of six research institutions from different scientific disciplines from Lower Saxony (Germany) that are exploring new digital services and business models for the future in close cooperation with the regional economy. Doing so, new and innovative technologies such as the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, virtual reality and 3D printing, which can be used to develop new digital services for many types of products, are of central importance in SmartHybrid. With bundling services in terms of “product-service systems”, the Innovation Network is focusing on a topic that is being discussed more and more in the context of digitalization. The interdisciplinarity of SmartHybrid is unique, and thus, builds a bridge between different fields including business administration, information systems, computer science, and engineering. The network seeks to develop cross-sector and holistic solutions that can be transferred into practice.

Time Span01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019
Websitehttps://www.uni-hildesheim.de/index.php?id=15759
Funding Recipient Department of Information Systems and Enterprise Modeling  (University of Hildesheim)
Funding ProviderMinistry of Science and Culture of the State of Lower Saxony
Project Number ZW 6-85003451
ContactThorsten Schoormann, Prof. Dr. Ralf Knackstedt
KeywordsProduct-Service Systems; Cyber Physical Systems; Industry 4.0, Sustainability; Digital Transformation; Business Models; Green IS
Finished

Research Project: 'SchülerUni' – Designing Sustainable Business Processes

 

Time Span01.08.2014 - 31.07.2017
Websitehttps://www.uni-hildesheim.de/index.php?id=12794
Funding Recipient Department of Information Systems and Enterprise Modeling  (University of Hildesheim)
Funding ProviderRobert Bosch Stiftung
Project Number 32.5.6021.0079.0
ContactKristin Kutzner, Thorsten Schoormann, Prof. Dr. Ralf Knackstedt
KeywordsSchülerUni; Sustainability; Business Process Management; Business Process; Administration Process; School;

Joint Research Project: Perceptible Integration of Products and Services as necessary for the requirements-oriented Coordination of Product Service System Networks

 

Time Span01.12.2013 - 30.11.2015
Websitewww.cooperation-experience.de
Funding Recipient Department of Information Systems and Enterprise Modeling (University of Hildesheim)
Funding Provider Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Project Number01XZ13012
ContactProf. Dr. Ralf Knackstedt, Dr. Sebastian Bräuer
KeywordsCooperation Experience; Product; Service; Product-Service System; Sachleistungen; Dienstleistungen; hybride Wertschöpfung; Supply Chain; Value Added Chain; Service Engineering; Service Science; Facility Management
Membership
  • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)
Tasks as Reviewer
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS): 2018, 2019
  • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS): 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICCS): 2019, 2020
  • HMD Praxis Wirtschaftsinformatik: 2018
  • International Journal of Higher Education, Emerald: 2016
Available Theses Topics

Information on currently available thesis topics can be found here.

Supervised Theses
  • Co-Creation in Business Models: Current State and Future Directions (Bachelor's thesis, 2019)
  • Sustainability in Business Models: Development and Evaluation of a Design Thinking-based Workshop Concept (Master's thesis, 2019)
  • Social Sustainability in Business Processes - Developing a Pattern Based Approach (Master's thesis, 2018)
  • Business Process Management in Higher Education Institutions (Master's thesis, 2018)
  • Sustainability in Software Tools for Business Process Management (Master's thesis, 2018)
  • Exploring Green IT Business Models (Bachelor's thesis, 2018)
  • Developing a Catalogue of Criteria for Critical Processes in Hospitals (Master's thesis, 2018)
  • Development and Instantiation of a Building Block Based Modelling Approach for Business Models (Bachelor's thesis, 2018)
  • Smart Factory - Representing Cooperation Using the Example of 'Predictive Maintenance' (Master's thesis, 2018)
  • Modelling and Simulating Business Models through System Dynamics (Bachelor's thesis, 2017)
  • Implementing a Software Tool for Business Model Development (Bachelor's thesis, 2017)
  • Sharing Business Models - Text Mining Based Development of a Domain-specific Modelling Approach (Master's thesis, 2017)
  • Integrating Business Models and Cooperation Experience (Bachelor's thesis, 2017)
  • Analyzing Modelling Techniques for Product-Service Systems (Bachelor's thesis, 2017)
  • Business Processes and Sustainability - Literature Review and Research Agenda (Bachelor's thesis, 2016)
  • Sharing Business Models - Developing a Reference Architecture (Master's thesis, 2016)