Torsten Reiners

Torsten Reiners
Curtin University · School of Information Systems

Information Systems

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November 2011 - present
Curtin University Australia
January 2003 - October 2011
University of Hamburg
November 1998 - April 2004
Technische Universität Braunschweig

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Publications (198)
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Relevance judgment of human assessors is inherently subjective and dynamic when evaluation datasets are created for Information Retrieval (IR) systems. However, a small group of experts' relevance judgment results are usually taken as ground truth to "objectively" evaluate the performance of the IR systems. Recent trends intend to employ a group of...
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Relevance judgment of human assessors is inherently subjective and dynamic when evaluation datasets are created for Information Retrieval (IR) systems. However, a small group of experts' relevance judgment results are usually taken as ground truth to "objectively" evaluate the performance of the IR systems. Recent trends intend to employ a group of...
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Large size logistics and supply chains can exhibit data heterogeneity and multidimensionality challenges complicating the Information System (IS) construct design, model development, even precluding the data integration process. IS designs and models may be ambiguous during implementation of supply chain business management scenarios, affecting the...
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Human abnormal thoughts, perceptions, emotions, and behavioural patterns have exhibited a variety of mental health disorders, but deteriorated their traits in pandemic times with severe illnesses. Falling human physiological and psychological functions have incapacitated mental stamina with questionable human survival in an environment, where pande...
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In recent years, operations research in agriculture has improved the harvested yield, reduced the cost and time required for field operations, and maintained economic and environmental sustainability. The heuristics method, named Evolutionary neighborhood discovery algorithm (ENDA), is applied to minimize the inter-field and intra-field distance of...
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The role of governance is undervalued in e-business information system design and development. The transparency, integrity and ethical values are disregarded while articulating e-business artefacts in different organisations. E-Governance can affect e-business growth, including motivations for technology development, compromising the product and se...
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Data sources associated with Eating Disorder (ED) events are heterogeneous, and they intensely influence the lives of millions of teenagers. The EDs can lead to obesity or vice versa and succumb to various linked chronic illnesses. We examine the existing research on Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) to explore connectivity between multiple domains o...
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IT Storage, integration and interoperability are critical challenges in the unconventional exploration data management. With a quest to explore unconventional hydrocarbons, in particular, shale gas from fractured-shales, we aim at investigating new petroleum data geo-science approaches. The data geo-science describes the integration of geoscience-d...
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We posit that variation in the reported correlations between flow and game addiction can be explained by the presence (or absence) of in-game social interaction. A meta-analysis of 24 studies over two decades provides empirical support for the proposition that the presence of a social element, which is typical in massively multiplayer online games...
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Investment in the innovation of environmental sustainability in construction has been encouraged due to the industry's resource-intensity. However, it remains unclear how to convince shareholders and construction companies to invest in environmental innovations. This research used the event study method with a sample of 129 announcements in the con...
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Background: In shale basins, petroleum systems are complex; they hold data sources in Big Data scales. The motivation of research lies with the facts of exploring effective inherent connectivity between unconventional petroleum systems. The connectivity between energy reservoir systems is ambiguous within a distinctive petroleum ecosystem. Heteroge...
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The explosion of information constrains the judgement of search terms associated with Knowledge-Based Web Ecosystem (KBWE), making the retrieval of relevant information and its knowledge management challenging. The existing information retrieval (IR) tools and their fusion in a framework need attention, in which search results can effectively be ma...
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The embeddedness of ecosystems interpreted as the connectivity between data sources has been the research focus of ecosystem service providers. Heterogeneity of data sources, linked with embedded systems, is challenging in the ecosystem integration process. Big data is an added motivation in the ecosystem integration process. The purpose of the res...
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The data heterogeneity and multidimensionality, including the exponential growth of upstream businesses, complicate the construct-design and model development, precluding data integration process. Besides, an uncertainty arises with the effectiveness of business models, making prototype evaluation uncertain, risking business prospects. The signific...
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The explosion of information constrains the judgement of search terms associated with Knowledge-Based Web Ecosystem (KBWE), making the retrieval of relevant information and its knowledge management challenging. The existing information retrieval (IR) tools and their fusion in a framework need attention, in which search results can effectively be ma...
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Professional Development Symposium, AMCIS 2020, Utah, Salt Lake City
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Information Systems are in growing demand in various business and government organizations. Despite increased competition, business growth and technology innovation, at times, we overlook the governance, transparency, integrity and business ethics, with the result, the quality of deliverable products and services is compromised. Several external fa...
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We identify various sports-related challenges pertinent to teams, player selections, and event management. We examine both technical and managerial decisions made during player promotion, and various factors influenced the matches. We conceptualize that the game strategies, player and team selections, performance-based sports ecology management ent...
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The research is aimed at investigating knowledge-based social informatics solutions. Socioeconomic development relies on technology use in education and employment sectors. To explore such challenges, we examine the existing indicators of socioeconomic development, such as gender equalities, employment, and education and population growth attribute...
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We examine the hydrocarbon prospectivity associated with Romanian offshore Black Sea western-basin. We have explored volumes and variety of datasets in subduction zones and their associated continental basin margin areas. The exploration datasets include more than 175 2D seismic lines, 30 km 2 of 3D seismic data, covering the entire Western Basin b...
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Managing prosumer businesses is challenging with different types of renewable and non-renewable energy resources. The development and implementation of energy systems pose additional challenges when prosumers pursue sustainable production while simultaneously trying to mitigate gas emissions and energy losses. Issues associated with energy emission...
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From a digital ecosystem perspective, sustainability is a manifestation of a composite entity with multiple data attribute dimensions. The data relationships may emerge between geographically distributed supply chain management ecosystems and their linked human, economic and environment ecologies. The ecosystems may exhibit inherent connections and...
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In Supply Chain Management System (SCM) scenarios, data accumulated in various geographic locations are either as structured or unstructured. Types of data are even associated with applications in distributed system environments. These data sources are amassed up in volumes, varieties online, and offline in spatial-temporal dimensions worldwide. Em...
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Agriculture industries and their business ecosystems experience data and information overload because of complex network or interconnected domains linked to a variety of agro-based systems. Data search becomes tedious when specific queries are made to support crucial technical and financial decisions by agroecosystem service providers. Due to accum...
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Investigating the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) of enterprise systems is popular among business researchers in major organizations. Many establishments carry out SWOT analysis at strategic planning, quality control while formulating government policies and legislations. In the digital ecosystems scenarios, the SWOT activit...
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The multidisciplinary textual-data are often disorganized and misinterpreted in many documents, which can obscure the information retrieval and its interpretation in company networks and even the World Wide Web. Managing textual information in particular with large-size alphanumeric data sources is challenging and at times can preclude the prompt d...
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We examine the existing goals of business- and geographic - information systems and their influence on logistics and supply chain management systems. Modelling supply chain management systems is held back because of lack of consistent and poorly aligned data with supply chain elements and processes. The issues constraining the decision-making proce...
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Recognising that sustainability in project management is a nascent field. For the need to build integrated models to support the development of an accepted school of thought, this paper uses the Deception Impact Model to explore the impacts from the current Boeing 737 MAX case to explore the impact of deception in the context of different phases of...
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Sustainability concepts inform business considerations of production and procurement in order to satisfy consumer demands for ethical products. Drawing on the Deception Impact Model, the aim is to understand the severity of deception, implementation of socially sustainable practices, and impact on consumers by examining a case in the Indigenous art...
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The optimisation of the agricultural process has gained importance over the past years as a means of increasing harvest yield, reducing cost and time required to maintain and harvest the fields, and maintaining economic and environmental sustainability. This research focuses on agricultural routing planning (ARP) for farmers' fields. The objective...
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The Human Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology Integrated Egghead Relationships (HAPPIER) are embedded domains of a human ecosystem. In the digital ecosystem perspective, the idiom "Integrated-Egghead-Relationships" describes composite domains with encapsulation of multiple data attribute dimensions. The increase in physiological and psychological di...
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Cancer is a deadly complex disease. Poorly aligned institutions, their data sources, and doctor-patient disengagement motivate us, strengthening collaborative cancer research. The research explores informatics solutions, by collating various cancer-linked data attributes and interconnecting them with spatial-temporal dimensions. The study is aimed...
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Establishing the reservoir connections is paramount in exploration and exploitation of unconventional petroleum systems and their reservoirs. In Big Data scale, multiple petroleum systems hold volumes and varieties of data sources. The connectivity between petroleum reservoirs and their existence in a single petroleum ecosystem is often ambiguously...
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A recent innovation in employee motivation systems is the introduction of ‘gamification’, which refers to the use of game design mechanics and principles to influence behaviour to enhance staff motivation and engagement. Enterprise gamification systems aggravate the differences in information availability between employers and employees, and employ...
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The significance of technical and financial documents is realized in the exploratory drilling campaigns. The Geotechnical Order (GTO) and Authority for Expenditure (AFE) are crucial documents in the entire life cycle of the upstream petroleum business information system. In GTO, the sub-surface data attributes such as formation boundaries, pressure...
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Cases like Dieselgate and Takata airbag revealed the widespread use of deception throughout the industry. With common expectations like green-and blue-washing, we did not envisage this behaviour with organisations known for their organisational culture based on strong ethics and values. To operationalise sustainability in the context of supply chai...
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The unconventional digital petroleum ecosystems are associated with fractured reservoirs that are usually unpredictable, but can produce for longer periods depending on size of petroleum systems and basins. Currently, conventional reservoirs do produce oil & gas even without integrated workflows and solutions. The heterogeneity and multidimensional...
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Volumes of geological and geophysical (G & G) data sources exist in the Nile Delta basin, covering approximately 60,000 square kilometres in both onshore and offshore areas. Though several varieties of data continue to support the exploration and field development activities in the basin, the Big Data sources are largely unstructured, heterogeneous...
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Agricultural Routing Planning (ARP), a problem in field logistics, has the objective to minimize the headland distance used by machines when performing agricultural tasks. This study gathers for its datasets the data for several fields obtained from previous research. The Estimation of Distribution Algorithm (EDA) is an algorithm that employs a pro...
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The information explosion constrains the Digital Web Ecosystem exploration and makes challenging in retrieving relevant information and knowledge using Web search tools. The existing tools are not well integrated, and search results are inadequately managed. In this article, we describe effective information retrieval services for users and agents...
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The North West Shelf (NWS) and its associated petroleum systems have varied geographies, geomorphologies and complex geological environments. In spite of the ongoing exploration activities in many sedimentary basins, the appraisal and field development campaigns are challenging. Besides, interpreting the connectivity between petroleum systems is ch...
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Many opencast mines inhabit thousands of square km area, which are productive and commercial Australia wide. Hundreds of volumes and varieties of data dimensions and facts exist in the opencast mining areas. The data sources linked with various opencast mines are often heterogeneous and multidimensional. Data modelling is challenging in a Big Data...
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The challenges faced by domain experts, commitments made to domain-specific rule (DSR) languages and process design are described. We investigate the business application developments and existing challenges of evaluation strategies of DSR articulations. Often, multiple domain scenarios pose end-user predicaments complicating the computational abil...
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The automotive sector must meet strict regulations to increase mobility while reducing emissions to demonstrate environmental stewardship. Trust in the promise of a sustainable Fahrvergnügen was broken with recent scandals like Dieselgate denting the confidence of regulators and consumers. Overpromising on sustainable innovative technology resulted...
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The emerging Big Data integration imposes diverse challenges, compromising the sustainable business research practice. Heterogeneity, multi-dimensionality, velocity, and massive volumes that challenge Big Data paradigm may preclude the effective data and system integration processes. Business alignments get affected within and across joint ventures...
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The North West Shelf (NWS) and its associated petroleum systems have varied geographies, geomorphologies and complex geological environments. In spite of the ongoing exploration activities in many sedimentary basins, the appraisal and field development campaigns are challenging. Besides, interpreting the connectivity between petroleum systems is ch...
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Many opencast mines inhabit thousands of square km area, which are productive and commercial Australia wide. Hundreds of volumes and varieties of data dimensions and facts exist in the opencast mining areas. The data sources linked with various opencast mines are often heterogeneous and multidimensional. Data modelling is challenging in a Big Data...
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The agricultural sector is facing the need to gain a higher yield on their fields while optimising their operations to stay competitive and satisfy the continuously increasing demand for produce. Cost reductions can be achieved by increasing the effective field size, and reducing the operations without gain; e.g. driving longer distance to harvest...
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Action-based learning plays an important role in today’s education, with assessment being an inevitable aspect that presently requires extensive financial and human expert resources. A major research area is dedicated to the development and implementation of systems to perform an automated or at least support formative assessment of human actions i...
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Virtual learning spaces provide the opportunity to create authentic, immersive and high-fidelity experiences for learners; often enhanced with new technology to increase the interaction and perception with the learning space. Instead of creating mock-ups in classrooms, educators are able to recreate a controlled replica of the real world, i.e. scen...
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Cases like Dieselgate and Takata airbag revealed the widespread use of deception throughout the industry. With common expectations like green-and blue-washing, we did not envisage this behaviour with organisations known for their organisational culture based on strong ethics and values. To operationalise sustainability in the context of supply chai...
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Sustainability is a dynamic, complex and composite data relationship among geographically distributed human and environment ecosystems. The ecosystems may have strong interactions among their elements and processes, but with dynamic implicit boundaries. Multi-scalable and multidimensional ecosystems have significance based on a commonality of basic...
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The rugged geographies, geomorphologies, and complex geological environments make the explorers more challenging exploration and production (E & P). Despite challenges, many sedimentary basins, associated oil & gas fields, and E & P Ventures are productive and commercially viable. The difficulty in understanding the connectivity among multiple rese...
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We use the Big Data paradigm, as a driving mechanism of an integrated research framework. As a case study, we consider analysing various ecological systems and their connectivity in the framework. An unknown coexistence among different species and lack of knowledge on their sustainability motivate us for undertaking the current research. For descri...
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The adoption and pedagogical use of technologies such as virtual worlds to support teaching and learning, and research in higher education involves a complex interplay of technical, organisational and personal factors. In this paper, eighteen educators and researchers provide an overview of how they perceive a virtual world can be used in education...
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Various ecological systems are articulated using different data artefacts. These artefacts include various data constructs, models, methods and visual representations of the models with factual data instances. We simulate the total environment framework using the Big Data generic framework to establish a connectivity among coexistent systems. An un...
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Many enterprises and companies strive with information overload in particular with large size alphanumeric data including research manuscripts in the educational institutes. The purpose of the research is to optimize the sentences, words and alphanumeric characters of various kinds of manuscripts without compromising the clarity, semantics and qual...
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We envisage that the human super ecosystem is embedded with several domains, more prominently with human anatomy, physiology and psychology yield (HAPPY). The “yield” is interpreted as a conceptualized attribute dimension and contextualized geographically and periodically, because of increasing physiological and psychological disorders among mass p...
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Past toy recalls have led to an increase in consumer concerns while toy manufacturers and retailers increasingly outsource and create longer supply chains, making it more challenging for them to ensure toy safety. This article examines firms making toy recall announcements to assess the impact operational characteristics have on the negative stock...
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With the increase of globalisation and outsourcing, supply chain management has grown significantly in complexity. To protect from adverse impacts of globalisation and to gain a competitive advantage, organisations are focusing on improving the sustainability of their supply chains. In this paper, we propose using trust as a vehicle to determine th...
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This article theorises the functional relationship between the human components (i.e., scholars) and non-human components (i.e., structural configurations) of academic domains. It is organised around the following question: in what ways have scholars formed and been formed by the structural configurations of their academic domain? The article uses...