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




Towards a Data Quality Taxonomy for Shared Cyber Threat Intelligence. Clemens Sauerwein no
Analysis of the Patching Behavior of Market-leading Software Vendors. Clemens Sauerwein yes
Analysis of the Impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing Practice. Clemens Sauerwein no
Assessing the Quality and Accuracy of Shared Cyber Security Information. Clemens Sauerwein no
Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing Plaforms: A Comprehensive Analysis of Software Vendors and Research Perspectives. Clemens Sauerwein no
Towards a Knowledge Graph for Representing Cyber Threat Intelligence. Clemens Sauerwein no
A Comprehensive Analysis of Student's Contributions to Software Projects. Clemens Sauerwein yes
Digital workspaces - digitizing organizational knowledge creation. Isabella Seeber no
Conversational agents: worker empowerment or organizational control mechanism. Isabella Seeber no
Conversational agents at the front-end of innovation. Isabella Seeber no
Digital workspaces and (new) leadership styles. Isabella Seeber no
Cognitive effective label layout for business process models/process mining (analyzing existing eye-tracking data). Kathrin Figl yes
Human-data interaction in data and/or process analytics. Kathrin Figl yes
Alexa as a family member (Interview Study). Kathrin Figl yes
Thinking fast and thinking slow on digital devices. Kathrin Figl yes
The effect of defaults and positioning on users’ privacy settings (Eye-tracking Study). Kathrin Figl yes
Fake news on social media (Eye-tracking Study). Kathrin Figl yes
Digital nudging with defaults and positioning effects in product configuration (Eye-tracking Study). Kathrin Figl yes
How does review staging (the "foot in the door" technique, e.g., asking for a single click review ("How many stars?") while hiding a multi-page survey with questions behind the click) influence review behavior? Kathrin Figl, Steffen Zimmermann
How do reciprocal (two-sided) reviews influence review behavior? Kathrin Figl, Steffen Zimmermann yes
How do fake reviews (or the labeling of fake reviews) influence review behavior? Kathrin Figl, Steffen Zimmermann yes
How do negative/positive prior reviews influence review behavior? Kathrin Figl, Steffen Zimmermann yes
Skill gaps and onboarding in software and security engineering. Michael Felderer yes
A Risk Model for Data Providers. Michael Felderer yes
Verification of Regulatory Requirements. Michael Felderer no
Blockchain Technology and Software Engineering. Michael Felderer no
Diversity in software engineering. Michael Felderer yes
Bots and Software Quality Engineering. Michael Felderer no Michael Tschuggnall yes
Column Generation (CG) in production scheduling - literature survey and numerical example. Hubert Missbauer yes
Cyclic scheduling in two-stage production – modeling and (near) exact solution by MILP solvers. Hubert Missbauer yes
Block Planning and its integration into multi-stage production. Hubert Missbauer yes
Integrated scheduling of continuous casting and hot rolling in the steel-making industry: The iterative adjustment approach. Hubert Missbauer yes
Bid skewing in the construction industry: Equilibrium solution between bidder and client. Hubert Missbauer yes
Resource-constrained project scheduling: Modeling approaches and their practical applicability. Hubert Missbauer yes
Comparison of quantity-based and order-based order release models. Hubert Missbauer yes
Market Analysis - Software Solutions for the Building Trade , in collaboratin with Würth IT GmbH (Würth-Hochenburger). Ruth Breu yes
Participation of the Building Trade in BIM-centric workflows, in collaboration with Würth IT GmbH (Würth-Hochenburger). Ruth Breu yes
Integrating the Aspect of Sustainability in Methods of SW Product Design and Development. Ruth Breu yes
EAM Patterns within the Management of IT-Infrastructures of Universities. Ruth Breu yes
Assessing University Services for (Prospective) Students – A Comparative Study. Ruth Breu yes
Parameterization of a multi-echelon inventory system: A simulation based optimization approach. Stefan Haeussler yes
How to measure pathological behavior in supply chains and production systems - measuring the bullwhip effect and beyond. Stefan Haeussler yes
Applying smart AI decision support tools to the order entry level. Stefan Haeussler yes
Reinforcement learning for short term capacity planning Stefan Haeussler yes
Identifying factors that influence online reviewing effort: A literature review. Steffen Zimmermann no
Do fake reviews moderate reviewing effort? Steffen Zimmermann yes
Are all reviewers the same? A classification of reviewer types. Steffen Zimmermann yes
Does a relative review distribution increase perceived helpfulness of online review systems? Steffen Zimmermann no
The effect of cloud services on firm productivity. A literature review. Steffen Zimmermann no
Control interactions and its consequences - a content anaylsis of Uber driver forums. Ulrich Remus no
Social / normative control in gig platforms - a sentiment anlysis of forums. Ulrich Remus no
A typology of gig workers - a Q methodology study. Ulrich Remus no
Development of an instrument to measure control interactions in the gig economy. Ulrich Remus no
Carrot & stick control in the gig economy - a survey-based study. Ulrich Remus no
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