Chair & Research

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel holds the Chair of Management in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) which is part of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). We focus primarly on the research areas Innovation & Technology Management, Smart Living & Energy Systems Management and Cyber Security Management. Each research area is connected to the other ones which allows us to create a high valuable scientific symbiosis. Our continuous research in the area of project management is aimed at developing new methods, structures and procedures to carry out projects more successfully.

our research focus

Innovation- & Technology Management

How do new technologies and innovation occur and how are they changing current structures-, procceses-, cooperation-, knowledge-norms in companies?

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Smart Living & Energy Systems Management

We focus not only on the technical aspects of the future utility-market, but also and mainly on its impact on the current and future players of the utility market.

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Cyber Security Management

The implementation of a Cyber Security Cultur inside structured and unstructured environments is a crucial and important factor in Cyber Security Policy.

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our activities

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our projects

SVEN

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Smart Value Energy Network

The smart grid initiative is a precious instrument to support ambitious goals of emission reduction, energy efficiency and stable energy distribution. Inherently, it replaces concepts and perceptions of energy which puts the product "energy"...

 


BEANS

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Behaviour Analysis for Network Stability

New technologies, new notions of effectiveness in the Utility-sector and the political/societal call for sustainability leads to major shifts in the utility-landscape. New organizational forms of Smart Grids, like the "Crowd Energy"...

 


SCSC

Societal Cyber Security Culture

The importance of cyber security in a crowd environment is rising. The SCSC project investigates the cybersecurity deficit in a loosely coupled environment. An important part are the necessary security measures and behavours of people.

 


completed projects

  • InnoFit 2015
  • BAKOM-NCS  
  • SAIL - Social Media
  •            Performance Monitoring
  •            Tool
  • Global Studie Swisscom 
  • Energy Contracting by
  •            Groupe e -
  •            Market Analysis
  • BizGrid - Elaboration of  
  •            Business models
  •            for Smart Grids

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interdisciplinary cooperation

The Chair of Management in ICT and the iimt are conducting research in the smart living lab in a multidisciplinary environment for the work and living environment of the future in the following research topics:

  • decentralised and autarkic energy structures
  • infrastructure management
  • Security and Security culture
  • Knowledge-management
  • Share Economy and Business modelling

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Teams from all over the world are welcome to design and produce an energy efficient living unit without any restrictions in comfort and attractiveness. Furthermore, actual and future energy challenges have to be considered.

The Solar Decathlon contest offer a unique opportunity to create educational programmes in the field of architecture and engineering by working together in a concrete project.

we publish

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Mohammad Aldabbas, Stephanie Teufel and Bernd Teufel. The Importance of Security Culture for Crowd Energy Systems. In IEEE Proceedings of the 2017 ISSA Conference. 2017.
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	author = "Aldabbas, Mohammad and Teufel, Stephanie and Teufel,Bernd",
	title = "The Importance of Security Culture for Crowd Energy Systems",
	booktitle = "IEEE Proceedings of the 2017 ISSA Conference",
	year = 2017,
	owner = "teufelb",
	timestamp = "2017-08-23"
}
The Importance of Security Culture for Crowd Energy Systems
Dominic Feichtner and Stephanie Teufel. Innovationsfitness der Schweizer Energiebranche. e-m-w (4):70-71, August 2016.
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	author = "Feichtner, Dominic and Teufel, Stephanie",
	title = "Innovationsfitness der Schweizer Energiebranche",
	journal = "e-m-w",
	year = 2016,
	number = 4,
	pages = "70-71",
	month = "August",
	owner = "teufelb",
	timestamp = "2016-08-10"
}
Innovationsfitness der Schweizer Energiebranche
Yves Hertig and Stephanie Teufel. Prosumer Involvement in Smart Grids: The Relevance of Energy Prosumer Behavior. In Proceedings of 35th International Conference on Organizational Science Development. 2016.
@inproceedings{Hertig2016a,
	author = "Hertig, Yves and Teufel, Stephanie",
	title = "Prosumer Involvement in Smart Grids: The Relevance of Energy Prosumer Behavior",
	booktitle = "Proceedings of 35th International Conference on Organizational Science Development",
	year = 2016,
	owner = "teufelb",
	timestamp = "2016-08-10"
}
Prosumer Involvement in Smart Grids: The Relevance of Energy Prosumer Behavior
Andreas Meier and Edy Portmann (eds.). Crowd Energy - das Kooperationskonzept für Smart Cities. HMD series, chapter 14, pages 277-304, Springer Vieweg, 2016.
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	chapter = 14,
	pages = "277-304",
	title = "Crowd Energy - das Kooperationskonzept für Smart Cities",
	publisher = "Springer Vieweg",
	year = 2016,
	author = "Gstrein, Mario and Hertig, Yves and Teufel, Bernd and Teufel, Stephanie",
	editor = "Meier, Andreas and Portmann, Edy",
	series = "HMD",
	owner = "teufelb",
	timestamp = "2017-01-12"
}
Crowd Energy - das Kooperationskonzept für Smart Cities
Mohammad Aldabbas and Bernd Teufel. Human Aspects of Smart Technologies' Security: The Role of Human Failure. Journal of Electronic Science and Technology, Vol. 14, No.4, 2016.
@article{Aldabbas2016a,
	author = "Aldabbas, Mohammad and Teufel, Bernd",
	title = "Human Aspects of Smart Technologies' Security: The Role of Human Failure",
	journal = "Journal of Electronic Science and Technology, Vol. 14, No.4",
	year = 2016,
	owner = "teufelb",
	timestamp = "2016-11-02"
}
Human Aspects of Smart Technologies' Security: The Role of Human Failure

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Energy concept

Crowd Energy is the collective effort of individuals or profit or non-profit organizations, or both, pooling their resources through online ICT-applications to help to implement the energy turnaround. This implies both, the concept of decentralization (production, storage and consumption of renewable electricity) and a substantial change in society, economy and politics.

Our research priority "Crowd Energy" focuses not only on the technical part of the new energy market, but also its consequences on incumbent and new players in the market: new market design, prosumer behaviour and new business models are some examples, which reflects the new energy sector.

We cooperate with our research partners

As Research partner you are offered the unique possibility of

  • guest lectures in our University courses
  • proposing topics for Bachelor/Master Theses
  • customised research and consultancy
  • scientific surveys, workshops and seminars
  • position your company in the academic world
  • being part of the Chair and iimt network

If you are interested in conducting research and becoming a research partner of the Chair and the iimt, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Current Research Partners

Campana

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Revendex

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Previous research partners and memberships

The Chair realised several research projects with various organisations successfully. The Chair, as part of the iimt holds a variety of memberships. Each member of the Chair participates actively in national and international organisations, programme committees and boards. Hereafter a resume of research partners and memberships:

  List of partners and memberships