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Prof. Dr. Bernd Heinrich

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Telephone +49 941 943-6101
Telefax +49 941 943-6120
E-Mail Bernd.Heinrich@wiwi.uni-regensburg.de
Room VG 3.37

Chair for Information Systems II

The Chair for Information Systems II develops theoretical concepts, methods and software prototypes leading to a well-founded, design-oriented solution for relevant problems. In this way, an ideal agreement between fundamental research and applied research in cooperation with practice partners is achieved. Additionally, this approach enables to vividly teach students well-founded knowledge, methodical skills and in-depth case studies discussing the application of new technologies in organizations.

Research topics

The research topics include theoretical as well as applied problem settings:

  • Process Management, Process Simulation and Process Planning
  • Flexibility of Processes via Semantic Web Services and Mobile Services
  • Planning and Development of Context-aware as well as User-related Services and Applications on Mobile Devices
  • Assessment of Data and Information Quality and economic planning of Data Quality measures
  • Data Mining and Text Mining techniques in Social Media

Teaching goals

The students are being offered a methodologically sound, yet practically relevant education. The content of teaching corresponds strongly to the research topics mentioned above. Thereby, methods and knowledge taught by the Chair for Information Systems II aim at a broad professional field of activity. Thus, an ideal basis for your later career in practice (e.g., also in a consulting company) or a consecutive master is provided. In this way, you obtain a relevant and promising profile, which qualifies you for conceptual work from professional draft to realization.

Short biography

Bernd Heinrich, born in 1972, studied Management Information Systems at the University of Regensburg from 1994 to 1999 and specialized in the fields of Information Engineering, Banking Information Technology, and Operations Research. Starting in 1999, he worked at the University of St. Gallen/Switzerland in the fields of Information Systems Architectures and Customer Relationship Management and received his doctorate in 2002. From 2002 to 2008, Bernd Heinrich was Research Assistant at the University of Augsburg. In 2007, he habilitated with his work covering Information Systems Architectures, Data Quality, Process Planning and Diffusion of Communication Standards. For his habilitation thesis, he received the Scientific Award of the Federal State Bank of Bavaria as well as the Scientific Award of the UPM-Kymmene GmbH. In 2009, he received the Scientific Award of the Kurt und Felicitas Viermetz foundation for his extraordinary commitment and his exceptional work in the task of improving the profiling of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Augsburg.

In 2008, Bernd Heinrich obtained two offers for chairs of Management Information Systems at the University of Innsbruck as well as the Technical University of Chemnitz. From 2009 to 2011, he led the department of Management Information Systems II at the University of Innsbruck as university professor. In 2011, he obtained an offer for the Chair for Information Systems II at the University of Regensburg, which he holds since October 2011. Bernd Heinrich responsibly acquired and leads / has led, amongst others, fundamental and applied research projects concerning the following topics:

  • Modeling, Self-Composition and Self-Configuration of Reference Processes based on Semantic Concepts (project SEMPRO) as well as the consecutive project SEMPRO2, both Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), jointly with Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Buhl and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Bauer, 2005-2013
  • Automated Planning of Process Models, Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF) and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), 2011-2016
  • Mobile Business and Social Media: Models and methods for both the explanation of the influence and application of innovative mobile technologies and digital social media, Internet Competence Center Eastern Bavaria, Free State of Bavaria, jointly with partners of the University of Regensburg, the University of Passau, the University of Bamberg and the University of Applied Sciences Landshut, 2015-2019
  • Application-oriented research projects, amongst others, with Datev eG, Siemens AG, Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH, HypoVereinsbank AG as well as Allianz AG.

Bernd Heinrich serves as a reviewer and track chair for several international conferences and scientific journals. He has authored a large number of articles in books and journals such as, for example, Decision Support Systems (DSS), Journal of Decision Systems (JDS), Informs Service Science, Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft (ZfB) / Journal of Business Economics (JBE), Die Betriebswirtschaft (DBW), Die Wirtschaftsinformatik / Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE), Electronic Markets (EM), Information Systems and E-Business Management (ISeB), Business Process Management Journal (BPMJ), Journal of Information Science (JIS), Academy of Marketing Science Review or ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality (JDIQ). Moreover, he has presented many of his findings at scientific conferences such as, for example, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ) or International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik.

His research interests are Data and Information Quality, Process Planning and Process Simulation, Data Mining and Text Mining techniques in Social Media, Service-oriented Architectures, increased Flexibility of Processes via Web Services and Mobile Services, Planning and development of Context-aware as well as User-related Services and Applications on Mobile Devices.


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Chair for Information Systems II

Prof. Dr. Bernd Heinrich



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