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



Benefits of Building Information Modeling (BIM) Ruth Breu
The Potential of Low Coding - An Experimental Approach Ruth Breu yes
Ontology-based Competence Management in Academic Education - State of the Art and Potential Ruth Breu yes
Learning Analytics Use Cases in Academic Education - State of the Art and Potential Ruth Breu yes
Programming Learning Platforms - State of the Art and Potential Ruth Breu yes
Programming Exercises as Learning Objects - A Meta Data Approach Ruth Breu yes
The uniqueness of Elon Musk and the like - A study on digital intrapreneurship in organizations Andreas Eckhardt yes
Examining the Role of IT Identity on Information Systems Use - Analyzing Multi-national Survey Data Andreas Eckhardt
Ethical Design - Deriving Ethical Design Principles for Socio-Technical Systems Andreas Eckhardt no
Do they bite? A Literature Analysis on Spear Phishing Andreas Eckhardt yes
Fake Product Reviews - Design and Impact on Users' Buying Decisions Andreas Eckhardt no
Living the New Normal - Theorizing about the Impact of Constant Connectivity on Individuals' Behavior in Virtual Work Settings Andreas Eckhardt yes
The Virtualization of Organizations - Studying Organizations' Transition to Complete Virtual Entitie Andreas Eckhardt no
Data Validation Framework for Machine Learning Pipelines Michael Felderer yes
Software Quality Assurance for AI Systems Michael Felderer yes
Requirements Engineering for Blockchain-Oriented Software Michael Felderer yes
Security Inventory for Software Development Michael Felderer yes
Engineering Trustworthy AI Systems Michael Felderer yes
An experiment on the effects of online review design on review behavior and review effort (should start in December 2020) Kathrin Figl yes
Algorithmic control on microtask platforms Kathrin Figl yes
Development of a microtask platform for experimental purposes Kathrin Figl yes
Domain dependent algorithm aversion Kathrin Figl yes
Alexa as a family member (interviews with families) Kathrin Figl yes
Trust in code snippets on stack overflow Kathrin Figl yes
Time pressure in online webshops Kathrin Figl yes
"Who should work late and for how long?": A review and evaluation of capacity planning models Stefan Haeussler yes
Emergency orders and order expediting with a focus on scheduling: Evaluation of existing models Stefan Haeussler yes
The influence of lead times on the ordering behavior of human decision makers: an experimental study Stefan Haeussler
Smart decision support tools in manufacturing: design, applications and influence on human decision making Stefan Haeussler
Analytics in SpORts: How (Operations Research) nerds appreciate sports Stefan Haeussler yes
How to do different rating distributions styles effect consumers Alexander Kupfer no
Measuring the relative impact of internal and imported online reputation with choice experiments Alexander Kupfer
Analyzing cultural differences in online reviews - a topic modelling approach Alexander Kupfer yes
Analyzing sequence effects during the reviewing/rating process. An experimental study Alexander Kupfer no
Anonymity vs. Trust in Security Information and Knowledge Sharing Clemens Sauerwein yes
Towards an Assessment Framework for Online Security Information Sources Clemens Sauerwein yes
How to measure the ROI of Cyber Security Investments Clemens Sauerwein yes
A Comprehensive Analysis of Security Information discussed on Online Forums Clemens Sauerwein yes
Crowdsourcing Approaches used for Information Security Clemens Sauerwein yes
A typology of crowd workers and their resistance behavior, e.g. Uber, Mturk etc.. - a Q methodology study Ulrich Remus yes
Social / normative control in gig platforms - a qualitative analysis (qualitative content analysis / interviews) Ulrich Remus no
Rewards & sanctions in crowd working platforms (analysis of various platforms) Ulrich Remus no
Complaints behavior in ridehailing business - an analysis of Uber drive forums (topic modeling, ( ) Ulrich Remus no
Rresistance to AC in ridehailing - quantitative pilot study Ulrich Remus yes
Mining user requirements from app store reviews: the case of digital wellbeing tools Ulrich Remus,
Renata Santiago Walser
Behavioral theories and digital wellbeing tools: a literature review Ulrich Remus,
Renata Santiago Walser
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