Paper on requirements for blockchain-based e-government services accepted for presentation at WI 2021
Information Systems research acknowledges the importance of identifying requirements to ensure the artifact's relevance. However, many research articles addressing blockchain technology for e-government capture the requirements that need to be fulfilled only implicitly by defining system objectives or evaluation criteria. Furthermore, focusing on specific use-cases encompasses the risk of overlooking those requirements, which are not as obvious but equally important. This procedure causes uncertainty regarding the requirements a blockchain-based e-government service needs to fulfill.
Therefore, we conducted a systematic literature review on blockchain-based government-to-citizen (G2C) e-government services. On this basis, we categorized the requirements as we find that they address either the data of the system, the user, or the system itself. Our categorization provides a structured overview supporting researchers in conducting research on blockchain technology in the public sector and giving practitioners input to develop, test, and evaluate new blockchain-based G2C e-government services.
Our paper "What Do We Really Need? A Systematic Literature Review of the Requirements for Blockchain-based E-government Services" on the results of this research project co-authered by Julia Ahmend, Julian Kaiser, Lucas Uhlig, Fabiana Völter and myself has been accepted for presentation at the 16th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2021).
In the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the concept of digital platforms has received significant attention. Although IIoT platforms revolve around similar business objectives, they address a variety of use cases and, thus, differ considerably in their architectural setup. While research has already investigated IIoT platforms from a business or design perspective, little is known about their underlying technology stack and its implications.
To unveil different IIoT platform configurations and better understand their architectural design, we systematically developed and validated a taxonomy of IIoT platforms’ architectural features based on related literature, real-world cases, and expert interviews. On this foundation, we identified and discussed four IIoT platform archetypes.
Our findings contribute to the descriptive knowledge in this ambiguous research field, while also elucidating the interplay of IIoT platforms’ architectural setup and their purpose. From a managerial viewpoint, our results may guide practitioners in comparing and selecting a suitable IIoT platform.
Our paper “A Taxonomy of Industrial IoT Platforms’ Architectural Features” on the results of this research project co-authored by Laurin Arnold, Jan Jöhnk, Florian Vogt and myself has been accepted for presentation at the 16th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2021).