Alexander Stocker

Alexander Stocker
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January 2013 - December 2020
Virtual Vehicle
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  • Project Manager
October 2009 - January 2013
Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
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  • Project Manager & Key Researcher
December 2004 - October 2010
Know Center
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Publications (160)
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The creation of data-driven services generates new value streams, leading to the emergence of new actors and ultimately to new market configurations. In the automotive industry, the data generated by vehicles during use paves the way for new types of data-driven services. Based on interviews with eleven prominent experts of the Central European aut...
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Open research data practices are a relatively new, thus still evolving part of scientific work, and their usage varies strongly within different scientific domains. In the literature, the investigation of open research data practices covers the whole range of big empirical studies covering multiple scientific domains to smaller, in depth studies an...
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Recent digital advancements, including social software, mobile technologies and augmented reality, offer promising opportunities to empower knowledge workers in their production environment by leveraging their knowledge processes, decision-making skills and social interaction practices. This paper proposes a conceptual framework for empowering work...
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The purpose of this paper is to provide both application-oriented researchers and practitioners with detailed insights into conception, implementation, and utilization of intraorganizational wikis to support knowledge management and group work. Firstly, we report on three case studies and describe how wikis have been appropriated in the context of...
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Vehicle automation is a prominent example of safety-critical AI-based task automation. Recent digital innovations have led to the introduction of partial vehicle automation, which can already give vehicle drivers a sense of what fully automated driving would feel like. In the context of current imperfect vehicle automation, establishing an appropri...
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EVOLVE is a pan European Innovation Action that aims to fully-integrate High-Performance-Computing (HPC) hardware with state-of-the-art software technologies under a unique testbed, that enables the convergence of HPC, Cloud and Big-Data worlds and increases our ability to extract value from massive and demanding datasets. EVOLVE's advanced compute...
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Nowadays, machine learning methods are increasingly used in different parts of autonomous driving and driving assistance systems. Yet, data and computational requirements can be enormous with these methods. Thus, providing several datasets containing many and diverse cases for the target problem and sufficient hardware for training and application...
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Als Nutzer eines Fahrzeuges Teile der Fahraufgabe oder sogar die vollständige Kontrolle über ein Fahrzeug an Fahrerassistenzsys-teme zu delegieren, ist technisch ein Meilenstein in der Automo-bilentwicklung. Gleichwohl ist es für Nutzer ungewohnt und erfordert ein hohes Maß an Vertrauen und Akzeptanz. Daher ist es von hohem Interesse für Wissenscha...
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Vehicle data can enable novel, data-driven services that will potentially lead to an increase in comfort, efficiency, and security. However, it is highly uncertain if and to what extent a data-driven automotive service ecosystem is viable and will emerge in the future. Furthermore, it is a challenge to analyze central aspects of this ecosystem s...
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Distracted driving is known to be one of the leading causes of vehicle accidents. With the increase in the number of sensors available within vehicles, there exists an abundance of data for monitoring driver behaviour, which, however, have so far only been comparable across vehicle manufacturers to a limited extent due to proprietary solutions. A s...
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Driver inattention and distraction are the main causes of road accidents, many of which result in fatalities. To reduce road accidents, the development of information systems to detect driver inattention and distraction is essential. Currently, distraction detection systems for road vehicles are not yet widely available or are limited to specific c...
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The implementation of digital technologies in general and in the context of Industry 4.0 in particular is a socio-organisational challenge. After an introduction into Industry 4.0 and a summary of its key enabling technologies, this paper presents a qualitative analysis of key factors that can influence the success of implementing digital technolog...
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In automated driving, an appropriate level of driver trust is essential to improve safety and ensure zero fatalities. Drivers must have a sufficient level of trust to intervene correctly in safety-critical situations: very low levels may lead to either continuous and excessive monitoring of the functions, reducing the attention paid to the environm...
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Zusammenfassung Schon seit Jahren spielen die Themen Nachhaltigkeit und Digitalisierung in fast allen Lebensbereichen eine bedeutende Rolle. Zu diesen Bereichen zählen auch Mobilität als Beweglichkeit von Personen und Gütern im geographischen Raum sowie Transport als der Prozess der Bewegung von Personen und Gütern von einem Ort zum anderen. Dabei...
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Zusammenfassung: Die zunehmende Verbreitung von Fahrzeugen mit (teil-)automatisierten Fahr-funktionen soll zu einer Erhöhung der Verkehrssicherheit beitragen. Im Projekt GENDrive wurde eine umfangreiche Fahrstudie mit einem Level-2 teilautomatisierten Fahrzeug im Realverkehr durchgeführt. Dabei hat sich gezeigt, dass die Nutzung von teilautomatisie...
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The quantify-everything trend has reached the automotive sector while digitalization is a still the major driver of innovation. New digital services based on vehicle usage data are being created for different actors and purposes, e.g. for individual drivers who want to know about their own driving style and behavior or for fleet managers who want t...
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Die Workshopserie "Smart Collaboration" (2019-2020) bzw. Smart Factories" (2014-2018) findet 2020 bereits zum siebten Mal statt. Aus diesem Grund möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen, zurück zu blicken und über die Entwicklung des Workshops und dessen Fokus zu reflektieren. Hierzu greifen wir auf jene 66 Beitragseinreichungen zurück, die als Teil der...
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Die Einführung digitaler Technologien zur Unterstützung bei bzw. Lösung von spezifischen Aufgaben im Produktionsumfeld stellt eine komplexe Herausforderung mit zahlreichen Implikationen auf unterschiedlichste Unternehmensbereiche, Organisations einheiten und Mitarbeiter dar. Nach einer kurzen Einführung in das diesbezügliche Themenfeld Industrie 4....
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Driving a vehicle is an indispensable part of their everyday life for many people. However, sometimes this everyday life does not go as expected, as a lot of accidents happen on the public roads, and most of these accidents are due to inattentive driver behavior. Modern driver monitoring systems evaluate driver behavior by means of distinctive sens...
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The automotive industry invests enormous sums in vehicle automation. However, for people to buy such (semi-)automated vehicles, trust and acceptance are essential requirements. In addition to trust and acceptance, situation awareness, that is the perception of one’s environment, was shown to be influenced by automation usage. To examine how drivers...
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It is no longer obvious that the share of knowledge work in production environments is increasing. However, this is not the only reason why more attention needs to be paid to the human factor in production. It is therefore increasingly important to provide workers in a production environment with the best possible support for their knowledge tasks...
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Connected mobility is not only a future market, but also holds great innovation potential. The analysis of vehicle telematics data in the cloud enables novel data-driven services for several stakeholders, e.g. a mobile application for the driver to obtain his driving style. This inevitably leads to privacy concerns and the question why and when are...
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Our paper highlights the various consequences of implementing information technology in sustainable supply and value chains of industries. With a particular focus on studying the digital transformation of the European Components and Systems (ECS) industry, our research examines the progress made by industry practitioners in implementing new, digita...
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Driver distraction is a major challenge in road traffic and major cause of accidents. Vehicle industry dedicates increasing amounts of resources to better quantify the various activities of drivers resulting in distraction. Literature has shown that significant causes for driver distraction are tasks performed by drivers which are not related to dr...
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Vehicle data is a valuable source for digital services, especially with a rising degree of driving automatization. Despite regulation on data protection has become stricter due to Europe’s GDPR we argue that the exchange of vehicle and driving data will massively increase. We therefore raise the question on what would be a privacy-preserving way of...
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Im Allgemeinen sind Erkenntnisse aus dem Fehlverhalten in der Produktion und dem Betrieb von Produkten die wesentlichen Treiber in deren Weiterentwicklung. Eine proaktive Weiterentwicklung ist so aufgrund unbekannter bzw. nicht untersuchter Wirkketten allerdings nicht möglich. Mit der im Umfeld von Industrie 4.0 diskutierten vollständigen Digitalis...
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As modern cars have transformed to computers on wheels, digitalization is an important driver of service and business innovation within the automotive domain. As a new class of information systems (IS), vehicle information systems (Vehicle IS) are enabled through the data generated by a plethora of different sensors within modern vehicles, meshed u...
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This article identifies Digital Work Design (DWD) as a research area and a (grand) challenge of business information systems engineering. Building on a thorough understanding of existing human work practices and the subsequent design and implementation of ICT artifacts, DWD reinstates the human worker at the core of information systems development...
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Die „Digitalisierung der Industrie“ und Schlagworte wie „Industrie 4.0“ und „Smart Factory“ sind aktuell in aller Munde. Doch gleichzeitig fällt es vielen Praktikern und Forschern schwer, diese Begriffe einzuordnen, um konkrete Anwendungsfälle für Innovationsprojekte zu identifizieren. Insbesondere die (neue) Rolle des Mitarbeiters beschäftigt Unte...
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In the age of digital technology cars will have to exceed their former functionality as a tool for transportation to survive as status symbols. One feasible approach is to provide valuable digital services based on car sensor data which currently is used for the sake of driving only. Hence the 'quantified self phenomenon' can be transferred to mode...
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Zusammenfassung Im Kontext der ,,Industrie 4.0“ werden Datenbrillen häufig als innovative Endgeräte angeführt, weil sie große Potenziale besitzen, die Informationsversorgung bei der Arbeit zu verbessern, ohne den Produktionsmitarbeiter in seiner Bewegungsfähigkeit einzuschränken. So können Datenbrillen dazu genutzt werden, Checklisten und Arbeitsan...
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References+ ist eine Web-2.0-Anwendung und Community-Plattform zum weltweiten Austausch von Wissen, Erfahrungen und Best Practices innerhalb des Siemens-Intranets. Im Sinne von Social Networking möchte References+ Siemens- Mitarbeitende über organisationale, hierarchische und geographische Grenzen hinweg miteinander vernetzen und diese zur direkten...
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The current lack of open manufacturing data limits the capability of data scientists to increase their knowledge for delivering data-driven innovations in manufacturing. To cope with this challenge the paper suggests a lightweight approach already implemented at Virtual Vehicle. Since 2015, a 3D printer has been equipped with sensors, enhanced with...
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Increased levels of automation at modern workplaces in industry, business, and transportation generally increase safety and productivity but sometimes negatively impact the ability to withstand unexpected adverse events. A side effect of such high levels of automation can result in humans performing fewer macrocognitive functions which can lead to...
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Ein Fahrzeug ist ein „Hochleistungscomputer auf vier Rädern“ und mit einer heterogenen Sensorik ausgestattet. Die von dieser Sensorik ermöglichte Sammlung von Fahrzeuglebenszyklusdaten erlaubt die Entwicklung völlig neuer Produkte, Services und Geschäftsmodelle. In den USA hat sich in diesem Kontext in Analogie zur Quantified-Self-Bewegung eine leb...
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Due to the rapid technologic change, we see the role of manufacturing workers continuously changing: the increasing automation of manufacturing processes has reduced the amount of manual work, whereas the increasing complexity of manufacturing systems requires workers to build-up broader and deeper skills. In this paper, the authors suggest a parti...
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Project management within the automotive production in specific departments is still done separately and does not interact with engineering process. Our work aims on providing flexible data insights on collaboration tasks within such environments. We apply semantic technologies RDF, OWL and SPARQL with a specific domain related ontology PROTARES (P...
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Purpose – To measure the success of corporate social software (CSS), interviews, surveys, content and usage data analysis have been commonly used in practice. While interviews and surveys are only capable of making perceived use and benefits transparent, usage data analysis reveals many objective facts but does not allow insights into potential use...
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Increasing demands for innovative products and rising competition lead manufacturing companies to design more flexible and efficient production environments. Thus, factory work becomes increasingly knowledge intensive. Recent developments of digital technologies including social software, mobile technologies and augmented reality offer promising op...
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Notwithstanding the important push of the term “Industrie 4.0” towards research funding agencies in German-speaking countries, its fuzziness makes it challenging for researchers and practitioners to identify concrete application scenarios for innovation projects. The paper at hand enters the debate at this point: First of all, a systematic analysis...
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References+ ist eine Web-2.0-Anwendung und Community -Plattform zum weltweiten Austausch von Wissen, Erfahrun-gen und Best Practices innerhalb des Siemens-Intranets. Im Sinne von Social Networking möchte References+ Siemens-Mitarbeitende über organisationale, hierarchische und geographische Grenzen hinweg miteinander vernetzen und diese zur direkte...
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Purpose – Despite a growing demand for enterprise search from practice, little is known about its implementation from an academic perspective. As the few available practice-oriented investigations show, enterprise search user satisfaction is rather low. The purpose of this paper is therefore to explore user-centric barriers of enterprise search imp...
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In software development, it is long been understood that usability testing is a prerequisite to intuitive and usable user interfaces. But there is still no known method to integrate usability tests early into the development process of software, especially if it is meant to be used by specific users. The literature describes several specialist tech...
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»Wissen verändert« – so lautete das Motto der Kremser Wissensmanagement-Tage 2014. Dieses Leitthema betrifft viele Aspekte der Wissensgesellschaft und wurde in der Tagung von verschiedenen Seiten diskutiert. Ist die Vorstellung vom Lernenden Unternehmen mehr als eine Utopie, wie ticken die Wissensarbeiter der Generation Y, wie können Unternehmen in...
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Wissensarbeitende wünschen sich die Einfachheit und Nützlichkeit der "Google-Suche" auch hinter der Firewall. Die Erwartungen der Anwender an Enterprise Search sind sehr hoch. Doch Internet-Suche und Intranet-Suche zeichnen sich durch zahlreiche Unterschiede in der Nutzung aus. Vor diesem Hintergrund stellt dieser Beitrag die Ergebnisse einer nutze...
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Entwicklungen wie Web 2.0, Web 3.0 und Semantic Web haben nicht nur die Art und Weise verändert, wie Menschen miteinander interagieren. Durch den Einzug von Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie in physische Produkte sowie in ihre Produktionsstätten werden auch Maschinen intelligenter und vernetzter. Aus mechatronischen Systemen entstehen zun...
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Speziell die frühe Fabrikplanung stellt für den Planer in der Praxis eine besondere Herausforderung dar, da alle Dimensionierungen der Fabrik in dieser Planungsphase noch mit hohen Unsicherheit verbunden sind. Produkt-, Prozess-, Ressourcen,- und Produktionsinformationen sind in der frühen Phase besonders knapp. Dieser Beitrag stellt eine gemeinsam...
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Mit dem Begriff „Industrie 4.0“ werden heute die unterschiedlichsten Trends rund um die Weiterentwicklung von Produktionsstätten zusammengefasst. Ein Großteil dieser Entwicklungen wird durch die Player der IKT-Industrie forciert, und Industrie 4.0 bezeichnet damit oft nur die fortlaufende „Informatisierung“ klassischer Fabriken. Trotz dieser vorwie...
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Im Internet der Zukunft wird das Semantic Web als das Web der Daten (Web of Data) dazu beitragen, Daten für Maschinen interpretierbar zu machen und besser miteinander zu vernetzen. In der Folge werden auch für Menschen erhebliche Vorteile generiert, weil sich Vorgänge durch Softwareagenten automatisieren lassen. Für Unternehmen kann diese Entwicklu...
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Enterprise search is a growing industry: A recent report from the EU states the total revenue of EU-headquartered search vendors between 100 and 200 million Euros. However, enterprise search seems to be widely ignored by the academic information systems (IS) community. Little is known about user-adoption aspects of enterprise search, as almost no a...
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Beim Einsatz von Social Software zur Unterstützung der innerbetrieblichen Zusammenarbeit wird regelmäß ig über die "richtige" Einführungsstrategie diskutiert, und es werden die beiden Paradigmen top-down (vom Management getrieben) und bottom-up (von den Mitarbeitern getrieben) gegenübergestellt. Der Beitrag zeigt anhand einer vergleichenden Analyse...
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In Unternehmen mit komplexen Produkten und Dienstleistungen wachsen Anforderungen, die an die Kommunikation und Zusammenarbeit zwischen Informations- und Wissensarbeitern gestellt werden stetig. Dieser Workshop will vor dem Hintergrund eines durch die Initiatoren im Rahmen des Programmes „Factory of the Future“ angestrebten EU-Projekts eine Plattfo...
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Enterprise search is a growing industry: A recent report from the EU states the total revenue of EU-headquartered search vendors between 100 and 200 million Euros. However, enterprise search seems to be widely ignored by the academic information systems (IS) community. Little is known about user-adoption aspects of enterprise search, as almost no a...
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Fahrzeugentwicklung ist eine wissensintensive Tätigkeit, die optimale Zusammenarbeit über Disziplin-, Abteilungs- und Unternehmensgrenzen erfordert. Gerade deswegen ist der möglichst effektive Zugang zu Information und Wissen ein wesentlicher Erfolgsfaktor. Der Einsatz flexibler und intelligenter Technologie für die Suche und Vernetzung von Informa...
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This book contains the thoroughly refereed and revised best papers from the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, WEBIST 2013, held in Aachen, Germany, in May 2013, organized by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC), and co-organized by the RWTH Aachen Univ...
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Immer mehr Daten sind heute in immer höherer Geschwindigkeit und in unterschiedlichster Beschaffenheit verfügbar. Das Phänomen Big Data ist zugleich Mythos und Hype – und es wird doch vieles in unserer Welt grundlegend verändern. Doch was verbirgt sich hinter diesem Konzept, wie können Daten „zum Sprechen gebracht“ werden, um neue Anwendungsmöglich...