Master thesis / Diploma theses


1. End of January: Topic selection
Students choose their topic from the topic list or suggest a (similar) topic (The topic list will be released online before the christmas break; send email with selected topic to supervisor (first come - first serve).

2. End of February:
Start writing and submit thesis proposal (5-10 pages) to supervisor (incl. motivation, research question, key literature, research method, expected results, structure).

3. From March on: Registration of the Master thesis
(Requirement: Successful completion of all modules, and with supervisor agreed thesis proposal.)

  • Complete the form  „Assessment of the compulsory module: Preparation of the Master’s Thesis” to the examination office link.
  • „Application for a Master‘s Thesis Topic“ from LFU to „Prüfungsamt“ (formMsWord Icon)
  • Registration for Master AG

4. End of September: Writing the Master thesis with supervisor feedback

5. End of November: Finalising the Master thesis

6. End of December, the latest: Submitting the Master thesis
(-> completing master studies within 4. semesters: submitting the thesis until end of September)

  • Master thesis: min. 50 pages of content
    style sheet
      Latex  style sheet
  • Submission: 2 printouts to „Prüfungsamt“, and electronically (e.g. word, pdf, latech) with USB stick or link to archive to WI-secretary and by email to the supervisor.
    - in the „Prüfungsamt“ the master thesis will be ‚stamped‘ and the student receives an assessment form to be handed over to the supervisor.

7. End of January: Public defensio
within the Master AG
(-> for completion of the master program in the semester: Defensio until end of October) Requirement: submission of the Master thesis

8. End of February: Assessment
(-> for completion of the master program in the semester: Assessment until end of November)


This is an overview of Master/Diploma thesis topics. If you are interested in one of them, please contact the supervisor of the respective topic.

Here you can download a  style sheet for your thesis: style sheet MsWord Icon



Designing and evaluating screening questions for online surveys of cryptocurrency users. Svetlana Abramova yes
Towards a student lifecycle service maturity model.
Ruth Breu yes
Towards a competence-based classification of programming skills.
Ruth Breu yes
What’s new about Decentralized Autonomous Organizations? Andreas Eckhardt
Nils Augustin
Normative role of groups in non-compliant technology behavior: An agent-based model of normative group influences and impacts on non-compliant technology behavior? Andreas Eckhardt
Christoph Burtscher
Virtuous or Vicious Affordances - An Arisotelian Perspective on Self-Tracking Applications and Devices. Andreas Eckhardt
Khalid Durani
Designing for Dignity - A Critical Action Design Science Research Approach. Andreas Eckhardt
Khalid Durani
Dark Patterns bei der Gestaltung von User Interfaces. Andreas Eckhardt
Tim Kollmer
Bionic Reading: Implikationen für die Lesbarkeit von Texten in Informationssystemen. Andreas Eckhardt
Tim Kollmer
Overcoming knowledge silos at work: Analyzing Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2022 data to gain insights on tech employees’ attitude towards soliciting external help with their tasks. Andreas Eckhardt
Animesh Kumar
Open Social Network data (e.g., LinkedIn, Instagram) as Indicator for spear phishing susceptibility. Andreas Eckhardt
Robert Lamprecht
IS Use Resumption: Drivers and Implications Andreas Eckhardt
Franziska Stöckl
A Taxonomy of Software Test Automation Approaches: Bringing order to the test automation tools and methods jungle.
Michael Felderer no
Empirical analysis of data-related bugs in data-driven software products.
Michael Felderer no
AI quality assurance with simulators and digital twins: Using virtual instead of real environments for QA.
Michael Felderer yes
Visual analytics approaches for runtime and AI quality assurance: How to detect issues with visual approaches.
Michael Felderer no

Process Mining for Test Case Generation: Automate the test case generation for microservices/AI via process mining.

Michael Felderer


Quality Models für Microservice-Based Systems: How to identify the quality level of Microservices.

Michael Felderer


Fault detection mechanisms for AI models: Faulty AI – which fault types exist and how to detect them.
Michael Felderer no
Thesis in Cooperation with the SAP HANA Software Quality Assurance Department.
Michael Felderer no
Susceptibility to fake news on smartphones (Eye-tracking study; student team of 2 with the other eye-tracking topic). Kathrin Figl yes
The design of warnings to avoid incorrect product configurations. Kathrin Figl no
Cognitive elaboration and message strength of fake news. Kathrin Figl no
Cognitive depletion in online product configuration. Kathrin Figl no
Time pressure in online web shops (student team of 2 with the other web shop topic). Kathrin Figl yes
Visual attention to social media posts on smartphones (Eye-tracking study; student team of 2 with the other eye-tracking topic). Kathrin Figl yes
Algorithmic management on crowd platforms: Coherence for Rewards and Penalties. Kathrin Figl yes
Online Reviews in online web shops (student team of 2 with the other web shop topic).

Kathrin Figl
Alexander Kupfer

Literature Review of Natural Language Processing & Information Retrieval Applications used in the Insurance Industry. Adam Jatowt yes
Literature Review of Computational Approaches to ESG Ratings' Prediction and Analysis. Adam Jatowt yes
Automatically Generating A Question Answering (QA) Dataset on Financial Documents for Fostering QA Research in Finance Industry. Adam Jatowt yes
 Chronicle 2050: Automatic extraction of expected events from web. Adam Jatowt yes
Automatic generation of useful hints using Wikipedia to help users find answers to natural language questions. Adam Jatowt yes
Building dataset of effective hints for supporting human question answering using crowdsourcing. Adam Jatowt yes
Using large language models pre-trained on news content from different time periods for extracting knowledge about important or surprising differences over time. Adam Jatowt yes
Creating German FinBERT: large-scale language model trained on German financial news. Adam Jatowt yes
Does the number of “not recommend reviews” on Yelp affect the overall review score? Alexander Kupfer yes
Literature review on information overload in the context of online reviews. Alexander Kupfer no
How do devices differences affect reviewing behavior on TripAdvisor? Alexander Kupfer no
Do conversational agents in recommender systems affect consumer trust and purchase intention? Alexander Kupfer no
"Who should work late and for how long?": A review and evaluation of capacity planning models. Stefan Haeussler yes
Parameterization of a multi-echelon inventory system: A simulation based optimization approach. Stefan Haeussler yes
Analytics in SpORts: How (Operations Research) nerds appreciate sports. Stefan Haeussler
Intelligent products: Using flow time forecast for dynamic scheduling – a simulation study. Stefan Haeussler
"Allocation matters": Design and developement of an applicable optimization tool for scheduling people top tasks. Stefan Haeussler yes
Fine Planning in Production Processes: A practical thesis in cooperation with a Tyrolean manufacturing company. Stefan Haeussler yes
User Experience eines webbasierten Patientenportals bewerten. Stefan Haeussler yes
Automatisierte Klassifikation von klinischen Dokumenten. Stefan Haeussler yes
Literature Review on capcitated Supply Chains. Quirin Ilmer yes
Conversational Systems using Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (practice work). Quirin Ilmer yes
Comparison of quantity-based and order-based order release models. Hubert Missbauer yes
Case-based reasoning in rescheduling: A review of the literature. Hubert Missbauer yes
Column Generation (CG) in production scheduling: A literature survey. Hubert Missbauer yes
Redesign of spare parts/accessoires packing: A practical thesis in cooperation with a Tyrolean manufacturing company (practice work). Hubert Missbauer yes
How to integrate rule-based order release into mid-term planning in make-to-stock systems? Hubert Missbauer yes
Machine-learning to assist crowd workers in task completion – a quantitative study on machine-learning-based advice taking in a crowdsourced task. Ulrich Remus
Frederik Wiedmann
Mitigating smartphone overuse with digital wellbeing apps – a qualitative study.  Ulrich Remus  no 
Digital Wellbeing apps – a qualitative study on usage behavior. Ulrich Remus
Renata Santiago Walser
Inside the food delivery industry: a supplier’s perspective on control. Ulrich Remus
Matthias Weber
Technology-Mediated Control in Gig Work: Analysis of a Food Delivery Platform. Ulrich Remus
Matthias Weber
Evolution of Control at Uber/or similar – A historical perspective. Ulrich Remus
Matthias Weber
Literature Review: Resistance to change/control and domination in the work place – how do workers resist to organizational changes/controls. Ulrich Remus
Matthias Weber
A sucess model for automated programming assessement systems. Clemens Sauerwein yes
An empirical analysis of the use and net benefits of threat intelligence sharing platforms. Clemens Sauerwein no
An empirical investigation of content, system and service quality metrics for the evalutation of threat intelligence sharing platforms. Clemens Sauerwein yes
Exploring the drivers of corporate information security risk-taking. Clemens Sauerwein no
Design and Development of a Data Warehouse for Cyber Threat Intelligence. Clemens Sauerwein no
Deep Learning with Ontologies: How can Natural Language Processing Tasks Benefit from Ontologies? Clemens Sauerwein
Andrea Mussmann
Training Data Augmentation for Natural Language Processing: Improving Deep Learning Models for Requirements Engineering. Clemens Sauerwein
Andrea Mussmann
Analyzing the performance of digital platform strategies using company filings. Maximilian Schreieck yes
Adoption of cloud platforms among independent software vendors. Maximilian Schreieck yes
Digital platform strategies of incumbent companies - The interplay of platform governance and traditional governance. Maximilian Schreieck yes
Linked Building Data and departmentalization of construction processes and management tasks. Philipp Zech no
Digital Twins of Buildings. Philipp Zech no
BIM and Industry 4.0 for the integration of sensors with as-built infrastructure assets. Philipp  Zech no
openBIM - State-of-the-art and challenges. Philipp  Zech no

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