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Trendspots: Discover the product innovations of CEBIT - No. 4

Where does it hurt? Tomes GmbH develops software solutions to optimize routine healthcare processes and make them more efficient. The company is unveiling its IDANA - intelligent digital anamnesis - software platform at CEBIT 2018.

30 May. 2018

Where does it hurt?
Tomes GmbH develops software solutions to optimize routine healthcare processes and make them more efficient. The company is unveiling its IDANA - intelligent digital anamnesis - software platform at CEBIT 2018.

Founded in 2016 by two doctors and a software developer, Tomes GmbH combines medical and technical expertise to make everyday working life at medical practices and hospitals that little bit better. Firmly convinced of the enormous potential digital solutions offer in the field of medicine, Tomes develops innovative software solutions aimed primarily at optimizing routine healthcare processes and making them more efficient. Above all, the Freiburg-based company focuses on the day-to-day needs of doctors, staff and patients. Tomes is unveiling its IDANA Software-as-a-Service solution in the Digital Health display category at this year’s CEBIT in Hannover.

Recording a patient’s medical history and current complaints is key to reaching a diagnosis. Careful anamnesis of this kind is sufficient in up to 80 percent of all cases but time is always at a premium, so medical apparatus and diagnostic laboratory tests are routinely used instead. This results in high healthcare costs and increases the risk of incorrect treatments. IDANA is an intelligent digital anamnesis solution aimed at remedying this situation. Taking the reason for the consultation as its basis, the software uses adaptive questionnaires to obtain details of the patient’s current complaints and prior medical history. It then provides the doctor with an intelligent, transparent evaluation of the data. The cloud-based software platform consists of a mobile app for patients and a desktop app for doctors to configure and evaluate the details provided. IDANA can be used to gather information about general aspects such as previous illnesses, allergies, medication or risk factors and also includes a wide range of questionnaires relating to specific illnesses/diseases to establish an initial case history, keep track of developments and guide follow-up care using telemedicine. This impressive solution ensures all relevant information is recorded and proactively supports communication between doctor and patient.
Tomes GmbH (79108 Freiburg, Germany), Hall 14, Stand H08
Contact: Lucas Spohn
Tel.: +49 761 6006784-4
Mobile: +49 174 130 13 72
E-Mail: lucas.spohn@idana.one

Sure to cause a chain reaction!
In a bid to strengthen democracy by involving private citizens in public sector initiatives, Materna is at CEBIT 2018 with its Citizen Blockchain project to demonstrate how blockchain technology can be used to log data provided by citizens and archive it in a tamper-proof system.

The Materna GmbH showcase at CEBIT is focusing on a blockchain project for mapping concentrations of particulate matter. Members of the public participating in the project provide data from their own personal air quality monitoring station and in return receive Citizen Blockchain Tokens. They can manage their tokens via an app and redeem them on purchases made in an online store run by the municipal authority. Materna is seizing the perfect opportunity at CEBIT 2018 to forge contacts with municipal authorities, district councils and federal state representatives interested in joining this blockchain project and taking civic participation to a whole new level.

But that's not all - Materna aims to position itself as a consultant for the application of blockchain technology and work with public authorities to develop practical scenarios incorporating system integration, implementation and the selection of technology. The company aims to offer innovation workshops and hackathons and help authorities harness the potential of blockchain technology - not forgetting to outline how it works, the fundamental opportunities for generating added value, and potential use cases. Further highlights at its stand located in the Digital Administration display area include intelligent forms management, public sector chatbots and electronic case-files. Last but not least, Materna is also showing off digital enterprise solutions and services related to cloud technology, chatbots, augmented reality, blockchain and Office 365.
Materna GmbH Information & Communications (44141 Dortmund, Germany), Hall 15, Stand G54 (main stand)
Contact: Christine Siepe
Tel.: +49 231 55 99-168
E-Mail: Christine.Siepe@Materna.de

A little knowledge saves a lot of time
Echobot Media Technologies GmbH develops online software for aggregating information and analyzing external data. The company has chosen CEBIT 2018 to unveil its new CONNECT tool for simplifying access to up-to-date business information, leads and contact details.

The pace of life - both at work and at home - seems to be constantly speeding up. But despite all the dynamic and mobile processes, there are still only 24 hours in the day to tackle all our daily chores. The flood of information inundating modern society is both a blessing and a curse - a help and a hindrance in equal measure. We need support if we are going to keep ourselves from drowning and stay afloat as best we can. With the right tools, we can make better decisions, recognize opportunities earlier on and react quickly to risks. Echobot wants to help us do just that by providing carefully selected, up-to-date and relevant information to boost business success in a digitized world of work. That’s why its business information intelligence experts are at CEBIT 2018 in Hannover to celebrate the premiere of Echobot CONNECT.

At the touch of a button, this software supplies comprehensive company profiles for more than a million companies from across German-speaking countries. The tool is designed to provide customer advisors with an overview of a company’s main features, current news and events, and the contact details of important representatives. Once installed, the plug-in integrates seamlessly into existing work flows. Whether you’re using it in a web browser, on the go via the app or directly in a CRM system - Echobot CONNECT is designed to be the perfect tool for all those seeking to track down potential customers and keep hold of existing ones.
Echobot Media Technologies GmbH (76135 Karlsruhe, Germany), Hall 16, Stand B30
Contact: Denise Kunz
Tel.: +49 721 50057-500
E-Mail: kunz@echobot.de

The perfect wave for silver surfers?
Nepos is on a mission to make the digital world accessible to seniors and boldly claims to have created the world’s simplest user interface. Can the Berlin-based startup really serve up senior-friendly online applications on a silver tablet? You’ll have to head to CEBIT to find out...

According to Germany’s D21 Digital Index for 2017-18, more than half the country’s over-65s still don't have access to the digital world. That's why Nepos invested three years and enlisted the help of more than 300 testers - including 50 long-term testers aged over 65 - to develop the world's first tablet with a universal interface. Visitors to CEBIT 2018 can see the impressive result at the startup’s stand. "In today’'s world, almost everyone has a device. But many people are confused by cluttered user interfaces and complicated user manuals," says Paul Lunow, founder and CEO of Nepos. "It's not that older generations are too stupid to understand new technology - the systems simply aren't tailored to their needs. That's where Nepos comes in. We want to offer everyone the opportunity to enjoy exploring the Internet and participate in digital life."

According to Nepos, the tablet's innovative user interface, based on HTML5, can display all online content. This clearly designed Nepos UI+ (universal interface) always arranges all content in the same order, ensuring that once users grasp the logic behind the menu, they can use it for all manner of tasks - be that writing e-mails, online banking, shopping on the net or video-calling the family. According to the team at Nepos, comprehensive tests during the development process revealed that conventional tablets fail to meet the specific needs of older people, in terms of both their software and hardware. That's why Nepos joined forces with the designer Werner Aisslinger to develop an ergonomic product design that is functional and fashionable in equal measure. With a 10-inch screen, easy-to-read text, notifications for incoming e-mails and battery charging status, a volume control dial and a stable stand, seniors will surely never want to put this tablet down. The startup claims that the user’s special interests are taken into account when the tablet is first set up and custom settings are configured accordingly. Automatic updates, a closed system that safeguards against viruses and a maintenance hotline round off this carefully conceived product, providing yet more reasons for over-65s to visit CEBIT 2018 and celebrate the premiere of Nepos' market-ready prototype.
NEPOS GmbH (12209 Berlin, Germany), Hall 27, Stand C47/1 (scale11 Digital Lifestyle)
Contact: Paul Lunow
Tel.: +49 30 120860-72
E-Mail: presse@nepos.de

The time clock of the future
PCS Systemtechnik GmbH is at CEBIT 2018 to showcase a range of solutions, including its new INTUS 5540 time management terminal - which has just secured a prestigious design award.

PCS Systemtechnik, based in Munich, is a leading German manufacturer of hardware and software for access control, video surveillance, time and attendance recording, and production data collection. Its innovative INTUS, DEXICON and CONVISION product ranges offer professional solutions for companies of nearly all sizes and specialisms. By collaborating with more than 100 software and system specialists that integrate PCS products into their applications, PCS boldly claims it can offer each and every customer a tailor-made, cutting-edge and end-to-end solution that can meet the demands of the future. Owing to their exceptional design and compatibility with a wide range of software, PCS solutions are a firm favorite among manufacturers, banks, insurance companies, retailers, service providers and public institutions. Visitors to CEBIT 2018 have the chance to experience the benefits for themselves, as the company is heading to Hannover to unveil its award-winning INTUS 5540.

The newly developed INTUS 5540 time management terminal – which recently won over the German Design Award 2018 panel - combines tried-and-tested functionality with extremely innovative features, including the patented AutoClone function and sound clips or voice messages to signal its status. What's more, programmable smart keys are intended to make it easier for administrators and users to operate the INTUS 5540 on a day-to-day basis. This latest addition to the INTUS range exhibits the usual top-quality features - its durable buttons protected to IP65 are extremely user-friendly, numbers can be entered via a separate numeric keypad and, thanks to an optional integrated heating element, the terminal can even withstand harsh winter conditions.
PCS Systemtechnik GmbH (81539 Munich, Germany), Hall 17, Stand B40
Contact: Ute Hajek
Tel.: +49 89 68004-253
E-Mail: uhajek@pcs.com

A true lifesaver!
That's no exaggeration - the team behind DIVERA 24/7 is showcasing a solution at CEBIT 2018 that really could save lives. The idea of using an app to boost the efficiency of personnel planning in civil protection secured DIVERA 24/7 a place in the finals of the CEBIT Innovation Award.

The developers of DIVERA 24/7, a project initiated by Fire & Rescue Instructions GmbH, had their sights firmly set on optimizing rescue operations - right from when the alarm is raised through to the arrival of personnel at the incident. When things go wrong, getting the right people on the scene fast is what really counts, and that is why the team behind DIVERA 24/7 made it their mission to develop a new app to make personnel planning in civil protection easier and more efficient. The new app ensures users can see at a glance when the emergency services will be arriving, how many are on their way and what their specialisms are.

Even before an incident occurs, the GPS-supported app records the availability of emergency services and their skills, using this information to optimize alarm response. This helps to identify and compensate for bottlenecks in personnel planning so that availability can be optimized and gaps in expertise coverage can be rectified with speed and precision. By consistently leveraging the potential of digitization, the developers behind DIVERA 24/7 set out to create a solution that spans different organizations and management levels and can effectively support voluntary rescue workers. With more than 50,000 rescue workers across Germany using the app, it’s safe to say the team has been successful. And because the app offers practical advantages to more than just the emergency services, DIVERA 24/7 is well on its way to breaking into other markets, such as event management.
Fire & Rescue Instructions GmbH (42329 Wuppertal, Germany), Hall 27, Stand E52 (co-exhibiting with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
Contact: Dr. Bernhard Horst
Tel.: +49 202 73 88 107
E-Mail: horst@divera247.com

Could IT help us forget about Alzheimer's?
Spread across 800 square meters, the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) exhibit at CEBIT 2018 is a showcase of pioneering technology and numerous application examples. A particular highlight is the recently launched collaboration between the DZNE and HPE to conduct research into forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Some of the many topics HPE is focusing on at this year’s CEBIT include self-repairing production machines, intelligent spaces that guide and serve people, data centers that independently resolve upcoming bottlenecks, networked things that recognize hackers from their behavior patterns, and innovative computers that compare millions of signs of diseases to find just the right medication. "In the future, every machine, every process, every building will be equipped with intelligence. At CEBIT, we want to wow visitors with the opportunities that this trend is opening up, but we are also demonstrating how to seize these opportunities and protect ourselves from the potential risks," explains Heiko Mayer, CEO of HPE Germany.

One such opportunity that HPE has seized is researching forms of dementia such as Alzheimer's - one of the greatest challenges of modern medicine. Last spring, the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) joined forces with HPE to develop a cutting-edge supercomputer designed to greatly speed up assessments of biomedical data and to hasten progress in dementia research. With this in mind, the computer follows the principles of HPE's innovative memory-driven computing architecture. Given the enormous amount of computing power needed when using genetic and brain scan data to develop new approaches to preventing and treating dementia, the DZNE and HPE have decided to come together to harness the potential of memory-driven computing for medical research.

This form of computing is said to be a radical break from all traditional computing, as the architecture is centered around the RAM instead of around the processor. "Ideally, you want to have all data in one gigantic RAM so the processor can access it directly and doesn't have to first read it from external storage devices," explains Professor Joachim Schultze, head of the working group for single cell genomics and epigenomics at the DZNE. "Working with external storage devices is like trying to complete a puzzle when all the pieces have been put into lots of boxes that you have to open one after the other to find the right pieces. If, however, you have all pieces spread out in front of you, you'll be finished much more quickly," Schultze adds. HPE hopes this new approach will shed light on how to further increase processor power. Owing to the exponentially increasing amounts of data that computers need to process, the company is eager to demonstrate to CEBIT 2018 visitors how memory-driven computing can offer a groundbreaking approach in a whole host of sectors.
Hewlett-Packard GmbH, German Headquarters (71034 Böblingen, Germany), Hall 12, Stand D47
Contact: Patrik Edlund
Tel.: +49 7031 450 24 63
E-Mail: patrik.edlund@hpe.com

Turning compliance into a competitive advantage
The software developers from iGrafx have launched the new GDPR Suite to help companies ensure compliance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has just come into force.

Almost everyone in the d!conomy exhibition area at CEBIT 2018 is focusing their attention on the digital transformation that is sweeping through companies, and iGrafx - a renowned supplier of business process management (BPM) solutions - is no exception. Forming part of the exhibition co-organized by the ITA Automotive Partnership Association and the Professor Binner Academy, the company is demonstrating how to capture, model and monitor processes from start to finish to digitize business models in compliance with legal regulations. This is certainly a hot topic at the moment, with all eyes firmly set on the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). How can we assess and control risks? How can companies implement GDPR for all processes in full compliance with the legal requirements? Visitors can discover how all this is possible thanks to the GDPR Suite from iGrafx.

This new compliance software is designed to help companies assess risks from the perspective of their own business operations. Its main features include survey tools for assessing risk areas, a GDPR glossary to make sure everybody is on the same page, process templates for speeding up documentation and automation, and data flow modeling for establishing complete transparency and control. These cutting-edge functions are set to keep all stakeholders in the picture when it comes to how, where and why personal data is being used, so they can all meet their obligations under GDPR.
iGrafx GmbH (85757 Karlsfeld, Germany), Hall 17, Stand B64
Contact: Kilian Kleinhenz
Tel.: +49 8131 3175-178
Mobile: +49 173 968 89 78
E-Mail: kilian.kleinhenz@igrafx.com

Small but mighty!
When SHUTTLE heard about the new CEBIT concept for 2018, it just knew it had to showcase its innovative Mini-PCs based on the latest Intel technology.

SHUTTLE Computer Handels GmbH was eager to be part of the new CEBIT 2018 concept, which even includes a diverse evening entertainment program. The company is inviting visitors to Hall 12 to discover its renowned Mini-PCs such as its new XPC cubes based on Coffee Lake, catch a sneak peek at the new all-in-one PC for POS applications and learn more about biometric face recognition technology.

On show are the SH310R4, SH370R6 and the XH310 and DH310. Despite their compact dimensions, these entry-level and mid-range models based on the 8th generation of the Intel Core series (Coffee Lake) pack a real punch. Among the company’s showcase of fanless computers, it's the DL10J that is sure to turn the most heads. This model is the first to be based on Intel’s Gemini Lake with HDMI 2.0 and can link to networks via a Gigabit Ethernet connection, pre-installed WLAN or, for the first time, even a 3G/LTE module. What's more, it can also control up to three monitors simultaneously. The new DH02U, meanwhile, offers equally great advantages, exhibiting an extremely high level of performance per cubic centimeter. Equipped with pre-soldered processors ranging from Celeron to Core i7, the DH02U boasts impressive graphics performance thanks to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics processor and can display high-resolution content in 4K quality on four monitors simultaneously, thanks to its four HDMI 2.0 ports.

SHUTTLE Computer Handels GmbH (25337 Elmshorn, Germany), Hall 12, Stand B87
Contact: Tom Seiffert
Tel.: +49 4121 476-885
E-Mail: t.seiffert@shuttle.eu

Chips in beehives - what next?!
The Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE) is at CEBIT alongside the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to introduce visitors to Invent a Chip. This annual competition invites schoolchildren to try their hand at developing microchips and the results never fail to amaze the expert judges.

There is no other competition on Earth quite like Invent a Chip - budding developers create solutions ranging from smart chip-controlled workstations and microchip-controlled curtains that automatically safeguard against excessive sunshine right through to intelligent beehives that use state-of-the-art chips to enable beekeepers to automatically monitor measurement data such as temperature, flight behavior and humidity from a distance.

More than 2,000 schoolchildren aged around 13 to 18 from general and vocational schools participated in the competition, which the VDE and BMBF staged for the 17th time this year. Over 3,000 schools from the whole of Germany were invited to take part. Choosing from numerous entries, the judging panel nominated the ten best teams of schoolchildren, who can now take part in a workshop at the Institute of Microelectronic Systems (IMS) at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. "They learn first-hand from experts how to read out sensors, control actuators and implement their projects with freely programmable logic gates - the first steps when designing microchips," explains Ansgar Hinz, the Chief Executive Officer of VDE. The chosen teams now have until mid-September to implement their projects. Awards for the best ideas and projects will be handed out at the VDE Tec Summit on November 13 and 14 in Berlin, where the young researchers will have the chance to present their results to prestigious economists, scientists and politicians.
Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies – VDE (60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Hall 16, Stand D32 (main stand)
Contact: Melanie Unseld
Tel.: +49 69 6308-461
E-Mail: melanie.unseld@vde.com

Equipping SMEs for digitization
Vathos GmbH, a specialist in all things machine vision and machine learning, combines conventional robot technology with innovative algorithms to make it easier for SMEs to harness digitized Industry 4.0.

One of the much-talked-about benefits of digitized manufacturing is the return to custom-making goods - the ultimate batch size one. While this type of production was once exclusive to small specialist companies, it now looks as if today's global players are set to turn the tables, thanks to seemingly unlimited resources and digitization. That's why Vathos is calling upon its experience and know-how gained from years of conducting top-quality research into machine vision and machine learning to help SMEs keep pace. The startup is showcasing its Rüstflex VISION at CEBIT 2018 - a solution designed to bridge the gap between traditional robot technology and innovative algorithms and help SMEs make the transition to Industry 4.0.

This imaging sensor system can be used to help robot applications detect objects, navigate and plan gripping actions, for instance. What makes Rüstflex VISION so special is that users can reconfigure it easily and efficiently with the aid of cutting-edge, data-driven algorithms - a perfect example of deep learning in action. This significantly shortens makeready times in automatic manufacturing – a key aspect for ensuring greater product variety and, more importantly, cost-efficiency when producing small batch sizes.
Vathos GmbH (40474 Dusseldorf, Germany), Hall 27, Stand D69
Contact: Jonathan Balzer
Tel.: +49 2104 7766943
E-Mail: jonathan.balzer@vathos.net

Feeling appy, fintechs?
Last fall, after a year of testing, Deutsche Bank launched its dbAPI interface to drive forward its platform business. Germany's biggest financial institution is now unveiling the next stage at the scale11 forum for startups at CEBIT 2018.

Designed as the technical basis for platform operations (open banking) at Deutsche Bank, the Deutsche Bank Application Programming Interface, or dbAPI for short, has been launched to support the development of a new business model with innovative products and services. dbAPI enables the bank to include external partners, thereby quickly and securely expanding the range of digital products and services it offers clients. Following verification, dbAPI gives businesses - from start-ups to established brand names - access to specific client data, allowing them to develop and enhance new personalized apps or existing software products while keeping Deutsche Bank's clients in complete control of their personal data at all times. Customers can decide for themselves whether they want to allow an external partner of the bank to access their data in return for the use of personalized digital services.

"dbAPI allows Deutsche Bank to offer its clients a wide range of innovative, bank-related services that also go far beyond traditional banking," says Markus Pertlwieser, Chief Digital Officer in Deutsche Bank's Private, Wealth and Commercial Clients division. "By including external partners, the bank is accelerating the speed of innovation when it comes to expanding its digital platform business, allowing us to tap into new sources of revenue," adds Pertlwieser. Deutsche Bank is using its stand at CEBIT 2018 to show what can be done with banking data, which mirrors our everyday lives. "We're exhibiting right in the midst of the startups we want to work with to develop new products," says Joris Hensen, the founder and co-manager of Deutsche Bank’s API program. "After all, we're always looking for new approaches for how our customers can make intelligent use of their banking data," explains Hensen. And it's safe to say Deutsche Bank won't have to look very far at CEBIT 2018, as where else can you find as many creative startups and experienced developers than at Europe's Business Festival for Innovation and Digitization?
Deutsche Bank API Program (65936 Frankfurt, Germany), Hall 27, Stand D61, scale11
Contact: Markus Weik
Tel.: +49 69 910-41349
E-Mail: markus.weik@db.com

A whole new meaning to "seeing red"!
Thanks to its new medical displays, South Korean company LG is certainly playing its part in championing the headline topic of Digital Health at CEBIT.

One of the key themes being explored at CEBIT 2018 in Hannover is the rapidly advancing digitization of the healthcare sector. That makes it the ideal opportunity for LG - the leading global manufacturer of displays, monitors and television sets - to showcase its newly expanded range of professional, high-resolution displays for medical technology. Two specific models on show have been designed especially for use in diagnostics and surgery. Not only do the new medical monitors from the electronics giant satisfy the strict requirements of modern operating rooms, they also help make the daily life of medical personnel that bit easier and support better and faster diagnoses.

Being presented at CEBIT for the first time, the LG 27HJ710S (Surgical Monitor) and LG 27HJ712C (Clinical Review Monitor) each feature a 27-inch AH-IPS panel with 8-megapixel resolution, the widest-possible viewing angle and distortion-free color. The sRGB for both models is at least 99 percent, and the Surgical Monitor also features enhanced expression of the red spectrum, an anti-reflection coating and optical bonding glass. As both models comply with DICOM 14, every grayscale tone is reproduced with the utmost precision while flicker-safe backlight technology and a reader mode are also in use. Last but not least, the LG 27HJ710S Surgical Monitor is dustproof and waterproof.
LG Electronics Deutschland GmbH (65760 Eschborn, Germany), Hall 13, Stand D122
Contact: Frank Sander
Tel.: +49 2102 7008-431
E-Mail: frank.sander@lge.com

"Eyes peeled everybody - we only need one!"

We've all been there: Whether a family trip out, an important appointment or just the weekly shop, everyone knows the frustration of trying to find a convenient parking space - particularly when you’re running short of time. However, that's one modern-day problem that is soon to be consigned to history, as CEBIT visitors will find out!

What we're about to tell you won't be anything new: Searching for a parking space wastes valuable time that would be better spent over a coffee and a piece of cake with friends. But did you know that a solution is just around the corner? The cloud-based AIPARK app from a startup of the same name aims to use a dynamic map to show where the closest free parking spaces are, thus putting an end to the frustrating search for a suitable spot. In fact, this solution for saving countless wasted hours has so much potential that it has been nominated for the CEBIT Innovation Award 2018, which is being presented jointly by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Deutsche Messe AG.

However, the cloud-based AIPARK app doesn't just reveal nearby free parking spaces, it also calculates the probability of actually bagging that free spot. Using real-time data from more than five million smartphones, AIPARK aims to provide its users with wide-ranging data compared to rival products. It is also designed to use artificial intelligence to evaluate and process long-term data such as traffic signal, traffic and weather information to predict parking availability. According to AIPARK, its pool of data incorporates some 60 million parking spaces, including the opening times of parking garages. To ensure even more information can be offered, the app is also to feature a direct feedback option for parking spaces, so that users can log their own personal experiences. The team at AIPARK, a spin-off from Technische Universität Braunschweig, is already planning to venture into other European markets. It is also looking to establish collaborations with automotive companies so that it can play a part in developing autonomous driving.
AIPARK GmbH (38106 Braunschweig, Germany), Hall 27, Stand E52 (co-exhibitor with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF))
Contact: Julian Glaab
Mobile: +49 151 610 373 60
E-Mail: info@aipark.de

How to undermine a troll
The European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) at the University of Münster aims to stem the flow of hateful posts online with its "Hatemining" project, which is on show at CEBIT 2018 in Hannover.

Based at the University of Münster, the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) is a network of scientists who work together to research the design of application systems and organizations. ERCIS was launched by the regional authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia with a view to carrying out multi-disciplinary, pan-regional research to deliver the kinds of results that could never be achieved with isolated research projects. Indeed, this is the first time in the German research sector that core skills in business IT have been linked to issues in IT, business management and special aspects of law, all within an institutional framework. The goal is to build up a holistic overview of how operational application systems and organizations are designed. One of the projects at ERCIS that is being unveiled at CEBIT 2018 in Hannover is "Hatemining".

The team behind this laudable project are focusing on automatic text and content analyses in a bid to identify hate speech on the Internet and stop it in its tracks with suitable measures. In particular, the project is demonstrating how complex text analysis techniques can be used to identify hate posts, which is no easy task. "Hatemining" does not require a new comment platform, with developers instead using a prototype process that website administrators can easily integrate into existing forums and comment functions.
University of Münster - European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) (48149 Münster, Germany), Hall 12, Stand B23
Contact: Jörg Becker
Tel.: +49 251 83 38100
E-Mail: becker@ercis.uni-muenster.de

As anonymous as 50 Cent
Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are at CEBIT 2018 to showcase PriPay, a payment system that protects people’s privacy and can be used to perform payments and loyalty point transactions in complete safety and anonymity.

Whether we’re making cashless payments, collecting loyalty points at the grocery store or buying electronic tickets for public transport, every transaction we carry out leaves behind a long trail of information. Since these trails are pretty much an open invitation to data hunters to track us down, researchers at KIT decided it was time to take action. Visitors to CEBIT 2018 can examine their solution - the privacy-protecting payment system PriPay - along with a whole host of additional projects.

To ensure PriPay payments and point transactions can be processed with total security and in complete anonymity, the virtual wallet is managed on the user's respective device. Thanks to randomization, not even the system operator knows the current balance, although it is guaranteed to be sufficient before a transaction takes place. The fact that the transactions are hidden means tracking is avoided from the start. Conversely, double-spending detection prevents users from spending more than is available in their account. Moreover, the system works even without a permanent network connection. An application scenario at the KIT stand based around a canteen system is showing CEBIT visitors that PriPay is efficient and ready.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (76131 Karlsruhe, Germany), Hall 27, Stand G52 (main stand)
Contact: Dr. Felix Mescoli
Tel.: +49 721 608-48120
E-Mail: felix.mescoli@kit.edu

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