Martina Ziefle

Martina Ziefle
RWTH Aachen University · Center for Human-Computer Interaction

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January 2008 - present
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
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Autonomous driving will transform our mobility and transportation of tomorrow. Future passengers appreciate perceived advantages of autonomous mobility (e.g. road safety), yet fear potential disadvantages (e.g. less driving control). Trade-offs between advantages and disadvantages are often mediated by trust in automation. We investigated persons’...
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The digital transformation of production (“Industry 4.0”) has the potential to enormously accelerate and improve the efficiency of manufacturing processes and value chains. But it also entails recruiting new employees, as well as re- and upskilling current employees of diverse ages groups for new and increasingly more complex tasks to manage increa...
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To abate climate change and ameliorate the air quality in urban areas, innovative solutions are required to reduce CO2 and pollutant emissions from traffic. Alternative fuels made from biomass or CO2 and hydrogen can contribute to these goals by substituting fossil gasoline or diesel in combustion engines. Using a conjoint analysis approach, the cu...
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Since the Dartmouth workshop on Artificial Intelligence coined the term, AI has been a topic ofevergrowing scientific and public interest. Understanding its impact on society is essential to avoid potential pitfalls in its applications. This study employed a qualitative approach to focus on the public’s knowledge of, and expectations for AI. We int...
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Next Generation Manufacturing promises significant improvements in performance, productivity, and value creation. In addition to the desired and projected improvements regarding the planning, production, and usage cycles of products, this digital transformation will have a huge impact on work, workers, and workplace design. Given the high uncertain...
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Currently, there is a major health problem in our society, which partially is the result of an insufficient level of physical activity. Despite existing intentions, people sometimes fail to turn them into action and engage in physical activity. This intention-behavior gap provides a framework for the topic under study. Fitness apps offer a way to a...
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People increasingly use various technologies that enable them to ease their everyday lives in different areas. Not only wearable devices are gaining ground, but also sensor-based ambient devices and systems are increasingly perceived as beneficial in supporting users. Especially older and/or frail persons can benefit from the so-called lifelogging...
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Risk analysis and assessment of toxic effects are important elements to be considered in the development of renewable fuels, such as CO2-based fuels made from CO2, water, and renewable energy. However, the successful introduction of CO2-based fuels could also be affected by public concerns about possible risks and adverse effects on health and the...
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The future of industrial manufacturing and production will increasingly manifest in the form of cyber physical production systems. Here, Digital Shadows will act as mediators between the physical and digital world to model and operationalize the interactions and relationships between different entities in production systems. Until now, the associat...
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Smart technologies for aging-in-place address the desire of older adults to live at home independently. Concurrently, they can support the challenged healthcare systems in times of demographic change. Much has already been understood about which factors influence the technology acceptance by future users. Thereby, privacy concerns have been highlig...
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As cities continue to grow and the online retailing business continues to boom, last-mile logistics is becoming more and more of a challenge. This paper introduces Ducktrains, a new electric, automated, and compact light vehicle logistic solution for dense urban areas. Moreover, we present first insights on the potential of such a concept from a tr...
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Pensions are the most important source of income for the elderly. However, old age poverty is a growing issue and conventional communication channels seem insufficient to inform people about how their current decisions will impact their future pensions. This paper provides a practical approach to addressing pension literacy through data visualizati...
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Due to global socio-economic changes, the European pension systems require several reforms that call for more active roles from the citizens. Past research has shown that traditional pension communication is often not read and understood by the majority of the population. Furthermore, the general interest of the people to learn about pension inform...
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The Internet of Things promises to bring significant improvements to manufacturing by facilitating the integration of manufacturing devices to collect sensor data and to control production processes. In contrast to previous industrial revolutions , today's change is driven by applied computer science technologies on several layers: Improved interfa...
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Digitalization promises huge improvements in various domains, such as production, health care, or mobility, through the integration of big data and artificial intelligence (AI). However, AI often builds on labelled data but labeling data can be complex or expensive, depending on both the properties of the data and access to people with domain knowl...
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Addressing demographic change, assistive technologies are developed to support people in need of care. So far, little is known about the impact of context-related individual perceptions on the adoption of such technologies. The present study investigates the extent of relationships between (a) aging-, care-, and health-related perceptions and (b) t...
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In the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, non-pharmaceutical protective measures taken by individuals remain pivotal. This study aims to explore what motivates individuals to engage in such measures. Based on existing empirical findings as well as prominent behavioural theories, a partial least squares structural equation model (PLS-SEM) of predictors for...
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Aims Although ambient assisted living (AAL) environments and serious games for healthcare have been proposed as solutions to meet the changing demographics, the two approaches are rarely combined. We present the development and empirical evaluation of two serious games for healthcare in AAL. The first uses a cooking scenario for training of cogniti...
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Understanding why (non-) users are motivated to use life-logging devices requires to consider wishes and concerns associated with life-logging as well as the influence of personality on usage motivation. We analyze whether the intention to use life-logging is more strongly influenced by the desire for support or by potential barriers with the first...
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To slow climate change down, a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is crucial. Part of the solution could be the electrification of cars, but market penetration is progressing slowly so far. It is still unclear to what extent specific user groups, e.g., without private parking/charging space, are willing to buy BEV in the long term. The present s...
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Despite digitization and automation in everyday life and at the workplace, traditional craftsmanship continues to be primarily analogue and manual. This specifically applies to decision-making processes that are predominantly influenced by experience and intuition. As a result, established best-practice solutions are commonly used and promising alt...
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In the current paradigm of rapid urban growth and with the growing number of daily delivered goods, it is indispensable to develop new mobility solutions, ensuring sustainable, safe, and reliable inner-city logistics. This paper examined Duck-Train, an automated, electric Follow-Me micro vehicle concept (Follow-Me AMV). More specifically, we took a...
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The use of shared autonomous vehicles for transportation of goods as well as people could provide manifold benefits, for individuals, the environment, but also economically. Including potential users in the early stages of development and roll-out could facilitate a better acceptance of this new mobility concept. We investigated which factors are o...
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With increasing digitization, intelligent software systems are taking over more tasks in everyday human life, both in private and professional contexts. So-called artificial intelligence (AI) ranges from subtle and often unnoticed improvements in daily life, optimizations in data evaluation, assistance systems with which the people interact directl...
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Circular Economy approaches are increasingly recognized as a solution also in the textile industry to foster a world-wide call to action in terms of sustainable production, sale, use, and recycling of materials and products. When supported by technical, economic, and political systems, such efforts help to integrate more efficient process-es and pr...
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With the advent of digitization and automation in industry, the use of technological innovations is increasing especially in areas that were previously exclusively processed manually. The interdisciplinary research cluster “Internet of Production” (IoP) has made this very fact its research task precisely to reshape production through technologies s...
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Industrial production systems are facing radical change in multiple dimensions. This change is caused by technological developments and the digital transformation of production, as well as the call for political and social change to facilitate a transformation toward sustainability. These changes affect both the capabilities of production systems a...
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With the advent of Next Generation Manufacturing, information and communications technologies have become an essential part of the production process, creating and providing data for all stakeholders. Given the high uncertainty in the likelihood of occurrence and the technical, economic, and societal impacts of associated transformations in product...
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Diverse sensor-based technologies can be used to track (older and frail) people’s movements and behaviors in order to detect anomalies and emergencies. Using several ambient sensors and integrating them into an assisting ambient system allows for the early identification of emergency situations and health-related changes. Typical examples are passi...
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The ongoing digitization and novel smart technologies can deliver enormous benefits to society and individuals. However, smart services often require the vast collection of data conflicting with users’ privacy. The integration of privacy concerns into acceptance research is needed to portray and predict user decisions in smart technologies. To allo...
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Typically, a user-focused approach of evaluation of recommender systems requires the users to recollect their experiences, exposing study results to memory biases. In this paper, we describe a study conducted to test a framework, that allows recommender systems to be used and evaluated simultaneously. In this study, we asked 140 participants about...
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In past years, the average amount of time a human spends on digital devices increased remarkably. This change towards consumption of mostly digital contents is driven by the increasing availability of data and the accompanying digitization of knowledge. Yet, data availability in composite production is still up to this day either scarce or non-exis...
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In the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, non-pharmaceutical protective measures taken by individuals remain pivotal. Based on existing empirical findings as well as prominent behavioural theories, a partial least squares structural equation model (PLS-SEM) of predictors for pandemic protective behaviour was estimated using a representative German sample (...
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As the interest in the use of agent-based models is increasing in the social sciences, so is the need for a standardized way to design, document, and communicate about agent-based models grounded in empirical research. This paper explores the use of structural equation model data as a foundation for the design of agent-based models. Utilizing exist...
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The use of autonomous vehicles for automated city centers enables new, innovative mobility solutions, which combine elements of private and public local passenger transport and enables users to achieve a high degree of mobility. Mobility is in a state of constant change because the technical possibilities are increasing and the fast paced developme...
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In the present study, we studied the acceptance of CO 2-based fuels for aviation as a product manufactured using Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU). CCU can be regarded as the cornerstone for a circular approach. We focused on understanding whether the evaluation of CCU as a production method is related to the social acceptance of the resulting p...
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The negative consequence of increased greenhouse gas emissions have incited research to focus on developing sustainable technologies to reduce the use of fossil raw material. Carbon Capture and Utilization is such a technology. It reuses captured CO 2 as raw material for the production of salable products. Beyond their technical and economic feasib...
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Several approaches to standardize the creation of agent-based models exist, but there is no perfect way to do it yet. In this study we analyze, whether two modelling languages (i*Star, UML) can help in designing agent-based models. We identified requirements for building agent-based models and analyzed to what extent the requirements can be met by...
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Agent-based modeling is a powerful technique that allows modeling social phenomena ab-initio or from first principles. In this paper, we review the history of agent-based models and their role in the social sciences. We review 62 papers and create a timeline of developments starting from 1759 and Adam Smith into the recent past of 2020 and efforts...
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The ongoing demographic change forces different stakeholders to cope with increasing needs in nursing care and the economic costs. Consequences arising from the population aging can be supported by assistive technologies to maintain older individuals' autonomy. However, older adults' opinions on the assistance of health-related technologies and the...
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To reduce CO2-emissions following global and national climate protection plans, the deployment of Carbon Capture and Utilization technologies (CCU), where CO2-emissions can be captured and used as raw materials to produce valuable products, is driven forward. Thermal insulation boards are a CO2-derived product option based on polyurethane plastics,...
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The connections between the perception of trust, fairness, and regulatory needs regarding artificial intelligence have not been sufficiently investigated, yet. We address this research gap and analyze the role of trust, acceptance, and confidence in technology use towards the need for regulations and perceptions of fairness of artificial intelligen...
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The development towards autonomous driving is about to change our future mobility. Though there is public consent on perceived benefits of autonomous driving, potential drawbacks are also considered. In this survey, we focused on the user-centered assessment of autonomous driving in comparison of two traffic scenarios (“city” vs “highway”) using an...
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Smart home automation provides residents with relief and convenience in everyday life and allows for self-determined aging in place. Yet, market penetration is offset by user concerns related to privacy and trust issues: With increasing system complexity, users [*]Corresponding author.[may perceive a loss of control and fear technical unreliability...
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Road transport still accounts for 21% of CO2 emissions in the European Union, which is why it is necessary to take a closer look at its causes in view of climate change. Commuting to the workplace or educational institution plays a decisive role, accounting for around a quarter of all journeys. While absolute figures for commuting are available in...
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The charging network is currently still perceived as a barrier to e-vehicle adoption, even though the vehicles could contribute to climate protection. To plan the necessary mobility infrastructure according to demand, a profound knowledge of car charging and refueling in general is of crucial importance. For a holistic picture, the present paper co...
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In order to preserve the quality of life especially in rural communities, new mobility concepts have to be developed. Autonomous vehicles present a promising and cutting-edge technology. This study was conducted with rural citizens in Germany to gain an understanding of what services and missing infrastructure could possibly be provided by the use...
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Im vorliegenden Kapitel wird am Beispiel der Mensch-Roboter-Kollaboration gezeigt, dass conjoint-basierte Ansätze in der Akzeptanzforschung die traditionellen Akzeptanzmodelle entscheidend erweitern können. Sie erlauben es, Kipppunkte zwischen verschiedenen akzeptanzrelevanten Faktoren darzustellen und die Trade-offs zwischen Akzeptanz und Ablehnun...
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Human trust is a key factor in the adoption of autonomous vehicles. The development of trustworthy automation design offers the opportunity to address users’ concerns well in advance. However, uncertainties may remain due to the novelty of the technology. Hence, concepts are needed that foster users’ trust also during and after the rollout. In this...
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In an interconnected world like ours, boundaries between nations and between political, economic, and ecological challenges fade away. Within renewable energy and infrastructure projects, fields of tension evolve between global goals and local worries, and often protest arises. Communication strategies can be a way to involve citizens in project de...
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In contrast to many other technologies, the adoption of energy efficiency measures is not only consumer-driven, but third parties such as, e.g., craftspeople, (so-called intermediaries) are usually involved too. More recently, research on the role of intermediaries for the diffusion of energy efficiency measures has come to the fore. This paper aim...
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Burbach, LauraBelavadi, PoornimaHalbach, PatrickPlettenberg, NilsNakayama, JohannesZiefle, MartinaValdez, AndraleroUnderstanding what drives the process of opinion formation has been studied since the 1960s. With the advent of the social web, this process has drastically changed, as everyone can easily reach out to the global public. However, not e...
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In Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU), CO2 captured from industrial processes replaces fossil feedstock used to produce of a variety of products, e.g., plastic products, fuels, or minerals. The roll-out of CCU will depend on the public's acceptance and risk perception. Whereas past studies exclusively focused on CCU risk perception, this study (n...
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Increasing numbers of older individuals in the societies pose great challenges for countries affected by the demographic change. The rapid development in the technological sector, on the other hand, enables various applications to make everyday life easier for older and disabled people and to maintain their autonomy for longer. This study examines...
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Zusammenfassung Der Beitrag beschreibt einen ganzheitlichen Ansatz für die digitale Transformation unter Einbezug der Kulturperspektive in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen, die den Anforderungen einer Industrie 4.0 gerecht wird. Das vorgestellte Vorgehen, die SiTra4.0-Roadmap, ist das wesentliche Ergebnis des Forschungsprojekts “Nachhaltige Sicher...
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Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) refers to CO2 being used in the production of, e.g., plastic products to replace fossil feedstocks. Thus, CCU can lower CO2 emissions and the use of fossil resources. But the novel CCU products are still unfamiliar to the public. One way to raise public awareness and trust for CCU products could be a CCU label....
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Carbon capture and utilization technologies (CCU) and the conversion of CO2 to fuel have the potential to contribute to the global challenge of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This study examined the public perception and acceptance of CCU and CO2 -based fuels in Germany with a focus on environmental benefits (CO2 -storage in the f...
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BACKGROUND Mobile healthcare applications (mHealth apps) are a promising technology to monitor and control health individually and cost-effective with a technology that is widely used, affordable and ubiquitous in many people's lives. Download statistics show that lifestyle apps are widely used by young and healthy users to improve fitness, nutriti...
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Background Mobile health (mHealth) care apps are a promising technology to monitor and control health individually and cost-effectively with a technology that is widely used, affordable, and ubiquitous in many people’s lives. Download statistics show that lifestyle apps are widely used by young and healthy users to improve fitness, nutrition, and m...
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Zusammenfassung Dieser Beitrag beschreibt einen Transformationsansatz, der kleinere und mittlere Unternehmen (KMU) auf dem Weg zu Industrie 4.0 bei der Entwicklung einer digitalen Sicherheitskultur durch ein strukturiertes Vorgehensmodell sowie geeignete Strategien (Anforderungs-Analyse, Ist-Analyse, Identifikation von Nutzenpotentialen, Entwicklun...
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Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)-Technologien sollen dazu beitragen, Menschen in allen Lebensabschnitten ein Leben zu Hause zu gewährleisten. In diesem Kapitel werden das Potenzial und die Herausforderungen für die Nutzung von AAL-Technologien im häuslichen Umfeld älterer Menschen thematisiert. Dabei werden Perspektiven der Patienten, des medizinische...
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This book constitutes the revised, selected and extended papers of the 6th International Conference on Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health, ICT4AWE 2020, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in May 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held online. The 7 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from...
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Today, innovations in the field of lifelogging technology and its assistance in the everyday life enable different users to gain an overview of different areas of their lives. Although lifelogging is already used in many contexts, opinions on the different lifelogging applications and the influence of user characteristics on their acceptance still...
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The rapid development of automation has led to machines increasingly taking over tasks previously reserved for human operators, especially those involving high-risk settings and moral decision making. To best benefit from the advantages of automation, these systems must be integrated into work environments, and into the society as a whole. Successf...