Archive: Kantenartikel

Gaia-X: Sovereign data infrastructure for Europe

The Gaia X vision: A secure and interoperable data infrastructure for Europe to strengthen digital sovereignty and realize data innovations in all areas from health to education.

Social media influencer communication and its ethical challenges

Influencers are confronted with ethical challenges. In order to deal with these, the industry is developing its own ethical principles, which differ significantly from the principles that apply in journalism, advertising and public…

Digitalisation of urban and spatial planning for the “double” transformation

Cities and regions are facing two challenges at the same time: digitalization and sustainable transformation. Societal adaptation to climate change makes it essential to rethink spatial and urban planning, for example in the context…

Precision farming – digitalisation in agriculture

In combination, precision farming and earth observation open up new possibilities for data-based land management, which optimizes crop cultivation economically and ecologically, reduces the workload on farmers and thus contributes…

Virtual reality in medical studies

Learning environments based on virtual reality are increasingly changing education and training in the healthcare sector. The article highlights the areas of application and opportunities of this new method in medical studies.

Self-Sovereign Identities

Self-sovereign identity describes a paradigm for designing data-sovereign, digital identity management systems with the aid of cryptographic building blocks.


Psychoinformatics is an interdisciplinary field of research in which psychological characteristics/variables such as a person’s personality or current state of mind are predicted by studying digital footprints. This glossary…

Augmented reality (AR) in e-commerce: The use of AR in online shopping

Augmented reality will have a significant impact on the way we shop in the future; from virtual kitchen furnishings, to trying on virtual clothes, to buying advice through holograms in our living room.

Algorithm Aversion

People often have an irrationally negative view of the work of algorithmic systems, which is described as algorithm aversion. In order to effectively utilize the great potential of these systems, it is important to understand…

Gamification and digital participation: new impetus for democracy

The internet opens up new potential for political participation – but many citizens do not take advantage of these opportunities. Gamification and serious games can encourage participation through playful incentives.