Jens Strüker

Jens Strüker
University of Bayreuth

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In the energy transition, there is an urgent need for decreasing overall carbon emissions. Against this background, the purposeful and verifiable tracing of emissions in the energy system is a crucial key element for promoting the deep decarbonization towards a net zero emission economy with a market-based approach. Such an effective tracing system...
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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies built on blockchains have increasingly attracted investors in recent years. Motivated by the opportunities of this technology, blockchain-based applications in various sectors have also been explored. Yet, so far, finance-related applications have arguably remained the most advanced and relevant area of blockchain...
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Global initiatives on climate protection and national sustainability policies are accelerating the replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energy sources. Many electricity suppliers are engaged in efforts to monetize this transition with ‘green’ services and products, such as Green Electricity Tariffs. These promise customers that their supply i...
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The use of photovoltaic energy (PV) and the involvement of residents within energy communities are becoming increasingly important elements of decentralized energy systems. However, ownership structures are still too complex to empower electricity consumers to become prosumers. We developed a token-based system of the gradual transfer of PV ownersh...
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In course of the energy transition, the growing share of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) makes electricity generation more decentralized and intermittent. This increases the relevance of exploiting flexibility potentials that help balancing intermittent RES supply and demand and, thus, contribute to overall system resilience. Digital technologies, i...
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The labeling of electricity is considered an important mechanism to differentiate renewable power generation and, thus, to incentivize the expansion of green energy. However, today's systems for documenting and trading green energy certificates suffer from multiple challenges. These could be addressed by a digital solution that holistically collect...
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Within the last decades, our world has changed even faster and more fundamentally than before due to technical progress. Digital technologies influence many areas of our social life. At the same time, privacy and security issues in the digital environment are constantly coming to the foreground. These aspects have become increasingly important, esp...
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Bei der Blockchain-Technologie handelt es sich um ein dezentrales elektronisches Register für digitale Transaktionen. Zu den Eigenschaften der Technologie zählen u. a. eine hohe Manipulationsresistenz, welche Vertrauen in digitale Daten erzeugen kann, sowie die Möglichkeit, Prozesse und Transaktionen, ohne Intermediär abzuwickeln. Diese besonderen...
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Das erfolgreiche und schnelle Erreichen von Nachhaltigkeits- und Klimaschutzzielen rückt zunehmend in den Fokus des politischen, wirtschaftlichen und gesellschaftlichen Handelns. Vor diesem Hintergrund kann und muss die Energiewirtschaft weiter wesentlich zur Dekarbonisierung in Deutschland und ganz Europa beitragen. Für eine erfolgreiche Transform...
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Innerhalb der letzten Dekaden hat sich unsere Welt durch technologischen Fortschritt noch schneller und fundamen-taler verändert als zuvor. Viele Teilbereiche unseres gesellschaftlichen Lebens werden heute durch digitale Technolo-gien bestimmt. Dabei rücken auch immer wieder Themen der Privatsphäre und Sicherheit im digitalen Umfeld in den Vordergr...
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We analyze the effect of IT competence on management's support for novel technology when facing environmentally-induced pressures. We argue that competent managers are less prone to the effects of mimicry in turbulent environments. We aim to evaluate our hypotheses with a study on blockchain technology in the energy sector, which has recently been...
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Technological innovations that are currently ‘in fashion’—such as the blockchain—are subject to inflated expectations regarding their potential. Such fashion phenomena get reinforced by knowledge entrepreneurs, whose discourse highlights organizational problems and offer such innovations as solutions. Managers observing this discourse will either f...
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The digitization of the energy industry continues to pick up speed. A new driver of this rapid development is currently the blockchain technology, which could, according to many experts, usher in the next stage of development of the Internet. Blockchains have the potential to optimize energy management processes in almost all stages of the value ch...
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Energy markets are facing challenges regarding a changing energy generation and consumption structure, as well as the coordination of an increasing number of assets, devices and stakeholders. We address these challenges by introducing a blockchain-based smart contract ecosystem as our contribution to extant research. Apart from blockchain-specific...
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The electrical power industry is undergoing radical change due to the push for renewable energy that makes energy supply less predictable. Smart meters along with analytics software can grant insights into customer-specific consumption and thereby enable a better match between the demand and supply side for an electric utility. However, the vast am...
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Managing energy production and consumption on a city level is an important, yet challenging task, since an increasing number of volatile renewable energies are being connected to the grid. Smart city energy management platforms could constitute a powerful tool for the involved market actors to effectively integrate renewable energies and thereby to...
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Mit der Energiewende hat die Bundesregierung den Umbau der Energieversorgung begonnen. Da das Gelingen der Energiewende für die Zukunfts- und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit des Wirtschaftsstandorts Deutschland essenziell ist, wurden seitens des Bundesverbandes der deutschen Industrie (BDI) bereits 2013 Impulse für eine smarte Energiewende veröffentlicht, in...
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This research paper investigates consumer-specific costs on power spot markets. We use real-world smart meter data and market prices to analyze an energy procurement strategy based on the newsvendor model. The outcome displays a segmentation into an ordinal array of different costs-per-customer, which allow for a sensitivity analysis to examine app...
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Demand Side Management (DSM) is an auspicious concept for managing electricity grids with a high share of renewable energy sources. We provide a survey on privacy energy issues and potential solutions in Demand Response systems. For this we give an overview of privacy issues raised by energy consumption values. We introduce the Smart Metering Gatew...
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Energy informatics (EI) is a young and dynamic research area. Recent developments have boosted its relevance. This article provides an overview over the current state of EI research and shows directions for future research in this area. The featured literature survey is geared to the two major EI research themes: smart energy-saving systems and sma...
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Due to the increasing importance of producing and consuming energy more sustainably, Energy Informatics (EI) has evolved into a thriving research area within the CS/IS community. The article attempts to characterize this young and highly dynamic field of research by describing current EI research topics and methods and provides an outlook of how th...
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Aufgrund der zunehmenden Bedeutung einer nachhaltigen Energieerzeugung und eines sparsameren Verbrauchs hat sich die Energieinformatik (EI) zu einem florierenden Forschungsgebiet innerhalb der (Wirtschafts-)Informatik entwickelt. Der Beitrag versucht, dieses neue und dynamische Forschungsfeld durch die Beschreibung aktueller Themen und Methoden der...
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The increasing use of renewable energy is leading to a paradigm shift in operating electrical grids. Production is moving away from centralized power plants to decentralized sources like solar panels and windmills. One consequence of this development is the need for managing supply and demand in local distribution grids in a "smart" way, which also...
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The aim of this paper is to quantify the impact of disaggregated electric power measurements on the accuracy of household demand forecasts. Demand forecasting on the household level is regarded as an essential mechanism for matching distributed power generation and demand in smart power grids. We use state-of-the-art forecasting tools, in particula...
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Decarbonizing the electricity system has become one of the most important and urgent societal challenges for the coming years. Germany's so-called Energiewende, the energy transition from fossil to renewable energy sources, is well advanced. However, experience show that there is both an urgent and probable long-lasting need for cooperation between...
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Intermittent renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are increasingly integrated into the power grid. So-called Demand Response (DR) applications are a relatively low-cost and quick means to balance the resulting generation fluctuations. Against this background, the allegation of fraud against a large DR provider in 2011 gives rise to quest...
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The paper introduces the privacy problem of demand response applications performed with the OpenADR standard. A simple usage control focused solution and its limitations are shown.
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The integration of intermittent resources of power generation, such as wind and solar, will lead to unprecedented energy price fluctuations and increasing price uncertainty. Besides improving forecasting, electricity retailers can meet this challenge by partly adopting the demand side of the electricity markets to the fluctuating supply side. The n...
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The introduction of so-called smart meters involves detailed consumption data. While this data plays a key role in integrating volatile renewable energy sources, a side effect is that it can reveal sensitive personal information. Concerns and protests led to a stopped smart meter rollout yet. In deregulated electricity markets, data-privacy is even...
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In this paper, we explore common communication needs for the rapidly increasing number of Internet-connected devices, which are appearing in a growing number of domains. We argue that with the rise of these smart objects business cooperation will increase. So-called smart meters then serve as example that a direct and flexible information exchange...
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The pressure on enterprises to manage and improve their environmental sustainability is steadily increas ing. Despite the growing awareness in the IS community and business practice, current IS solutions remain in an initial state. Sustainability benchmarking is seen as a novel and effective tool in this context. However, sustainability benchmarkin...
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Plattformen für SaaS-basierte Unternehmensanwendungen beginnen sich im Markt zu etablieren und das Angebot an ERP-On-Demand-Anbietern nimmt zu. Der vorliegende Beitrag führt beide Phänomene erstmals zusammen und zeigt, welche Vorteile die Integration eines Softwaredienstes für Nachhaltigkeits-Benchmarking (NBM) in eine ERP-On-Demand-Plattform jense...
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Platforms for SaaS-based enterprise applications are prospering and the number of on-demand ERP vendors is increasing. We combine both phenomena for the first time and illustrate how the integration of a sustainability benchmarking service into an on-demand ERP platform provides added value beyond pure cost savings. By applying a qualitative system...
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The vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) has sparked considerable efforts in research and development over the past decade. Much of these efforts were driven by applications of RFID technology for monitoring the flow of goods and prominent early adopters such as Wal-Mart and Metro Group. Also, the global standards organization GS1 provided a numb...
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Mechanical meters are being replaced with electronic meters in an effort to create more efficient electricity markets and, in doing so, to achieve climate targets. However, in a deregulated energy market, coordinating the exchange of data between these so-called smart meters and the various market participants entitled to this data is challenging....
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Purpose – There is no doubt about the economic importance of small‐ and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) in industrialised countries. The amount of research on organisational size as a factor of radio frequency identification (RFID) adoption, however, is as yet, minimal. This paper aims to fill that gap by first determining firm‐size specific charac...
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As with all information technologies, there is a necessity to determine the profitability of investments in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) ex ante. A particularly important aspect is the challenging task of evaluating the multi-faceted benefits of RFID deployments. While a large body of research on RFID benefits exists, our literature review...
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Electronic commerce has provided retailers with effective instruments to deploy one-to-one marketing over the internet. While the increasing use of sensors, RFID tags and other technologies enables the deployment of one-to-one marketing also in stationary retail stores, ini-tial experiments in realizing personalization in this setting have shown th...
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RFID systems compliant to the widely-used standard EPC class 1 generation 2 lack effective security mechanisms. We show that passwords used to protect critical functionality can be obtained by attackers with only moderate effort. Since more capable systems are not likely to replace the current standard in the medium term, it is crucial to embed the...
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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) enables a contact-free identification of objects either individually or in a bulk mode. The most salient promise of RFID in the realm of logistics is that it reduces object handling costs by automation. However the business potential of RFID reaches well beyond: By providing decision makers with a more detailed...
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Based on a cross-sectoral survey among 114 RFID-using companies in Germany, the constitutive factors for performance improvement are evaluated. Analyzing realized target variables such as lead time or production downtime, we can show that the performance-enhancing impact of RFID can be ascribed to the three effects automation, informatization, and...
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Given the unquestionable importance of performance measurement on the one hand and the promise of large-scale economic gains through the application of RFID technology in business processes on the other, a crucial question arises: To what extent do RFID users measure the economic performance of their applications and how is the success of RFID appl...
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More than 98 per cent of all European companies are small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Even though their structural characteristics are well known, neither academia nor politics have paid much attention to SMEs' experiences in using RFID technology. Consequently, SMEs that deal with an implementation have so far only few guidelines regarding...
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For a couple of years, major retailers across the world have been integrating RFID applications in their supply chain. The anticipated benefits of RFID usage in retail, however, range much further - beyond the point of sale and into the customer¿s home. Frequently-cited visions picture fully-automated homes where the microwave oven picks the corre...
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Fifteen years after Mark Weiser's inspiring article on ubiquitous computing [ 11], his vision has become technically feasible. Objects of everyday use are becoming increasingly interconnected and mobile communication involving devices of all sizes and bandwidths is used in various ways. Highly dynamic information systems (HDS) are emerging, bringin...
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Die elektronischen Formen der Kundenkommunikation bieten in der Realisierung mit mobilen Endgeräten und einem RFID-Einsatz auf Artikelebene eine Reihe von Möglichkeiten um den Kundennutzen zu erhöhen: Mittels neuer Funktionalitäten, wie dem Überblick über die Gesamtsumme oder der Benachrichtigung über Angebote, kann der Einkaufskomfort für Kunden m...
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Neben den zuvor aufgezeigten Erlössteigerungen durch eine Erhöhung des Kundennutzens können Händler die neuen Formen der Kundenkommunikation auch für eine Flexibilisierung der Preispolitik nutzen. Nachdem in Kapitel 4.1 zunächst der Status Quo der Preispolitik im Lebensmittel-Einzelhandel dargestellt wird, folgt in Kapitel 4.2 die Diskussion der ei...
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Der Einkauf in Super- und Verbrauchermärkten ist heute ein weitgehend anonymer und unpersönlicher Akt. Eine Anreicherung des Einkaufserlebnisses mit dem wesentlichen Vorteil der Betriebsform Tante-Emma-Laden, der individuellen Behandlung, könnte sich für Kunden daher als attraktiv erweisen. Ohne auf ein großes und preisgünstiges Sortiment verzichte...
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Für die unternehmerische Entscheidung über eine Investition in die Elektronische Kundenkommunikation ist neben der notwendigen technischen Realisierbarkeit der Basisdienste auch die hinreichende Bedingung in Form einer ausreichend hohen Wahrscheinlichkeit für eine Gewinnsteigerung nachzuweisen. Aus diesem Grunde soll in Kapitel 3 und 4 das Vermögen...
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In Kapitel 2.3 wurden die qualitativen Verbesserungen hinsichtlich der Adressierung von Informationen sowie der Erhebung von Kunden- bzw. Abverkaufsdaten, die sich durch den Einsatz neuer Formen der Kundenkommunikation wie im Extra Future Store der Metro AG ergeben, detailliert erörtert. Dabei liegt der wesentliche Unterschied einer Einkaufsstätte...
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Im Mittelpunkt dieses Kapitels stehen neue Formen der Kommunikation mit Kunden, die durch den Einsatz drahtloser Kommunikationstechnologien realisierbar werden. Es wird veranschaulicht, wie mittels entsprechender Endgeräte zum einen neue Kommunikationskanäle geschaffen und zum anderen eine automatisierte Kommunikation sowohl einheitlicher als auch...
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Handelskonzerne setzen heute drahtlose Kommunikationstechnologien wie die Radiofrequenz-Identifikation (RFID) zur Optimierung des Lager- und Lieferkettenmanagements ein. Diese Technologien werden auch zur Automatisierung und Individualisierung der Kommunikation mit Kunden innerhalb von Einkaufsstätten erprobt. Jens Strüker analysiert diese neuen K...
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The use of mobile information systems and communication technology furthers the informatization and automation of operating processes. In the retail industry, mobile communication technology affords new forms of customer communication by establishing electronic and individually designable channels of communication. In conjunction with powerful info...
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Mobile communication technology enables new forms of customer communication in the brick-and-mortar retailing by establishing electronic and individually designable channels of communication. Existing concepts and field trials of mobile customer communication show that the interrelation between mobile network technologies and potential business app...
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This article analyses the economic potential of mobility technologies away from the present discussion about "UMTS-killer applications". The starting point for this is the changing economic importance of "location" in a mobile economy and the possibilities of implementing new services - namely Loca- tion-Related Services (LRS). Based on an economic...
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For the development of mobile commerce, new services and applications are currently under design. These include primarily digital products. In this article, we argue that mobile distribution of digital products is only one possible scenario of mobile commerce. Moreover, we argue that mobile communication of product information as a complementary se...
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Current thoughts on the use of mobile communication technologies such as RFID, WLAN, or Bluetooth in retailing mainly focus on supply chains and distribution centers. However, these technologies are also promising new forms of customer communication by establishing electronic and individually designable channels of communication. Retailers thereby...

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