Call for Papers: Crowd Energy Applications

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel is again invited to edit a special section on Energy-Efficient Technologies (EET)—Crowd Energy Applications of the Journal of Electronic Science and Technology (JEST). The special issue focuses on the Crowd Energy Concept developed at the iimt and will be published in September, 2017. Authors are invited to submit unpublished papers.

The Call for papers can be found here.

Annual Report 2016

The Annual Report 2016 is now available. The iimt Annual Report gives an overview of the most important topics and events within the previous year. This overview provides information about the most important facts and figures of the iimt. The Annual Report contains following topics:

  • Executive Programmes
  • Marketing & Communication Activities
  • Chair of Management in ICT
  • Organisation

A journey dedicated to the Social Dilemma Research in the South of Italy

Yves Hertig, research assistant at the Chair of Management in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), works on energy-related contribution behaviour within crowd. His research concentrates in particular on the social dilemma characteristics of energy-related behaviour and its coordination within a crowd-structure. Therefore, he participated at the well-staffed 17th International Conference on Social Dilemmas in Sicily and met with leading researchers within the field of theoretical and applied social dilemma research.
The conference took place on June 20-23, 2017 in Taormina and included three full days of talks, posters, and keynotes (Bettina Rockenbach, Carsten De Dreu, and Simon Gaechter).

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17th International Conference on Social Dilemmas
Behavioural researchers often study cooperation in situations when it is difficult to achieve, such as in social dilemmas. Social dilemmas occur when each person has a tempting option to not cooperate and benefit from the cooperation of others. However, if everyone decided not to cooperate, then everyone receives a worse outcome compared to if everyone decided to cooperate. Social dilemmas can occur in almost any domain in our social lives, such as in close relationships, coworkers in an organization, members of a society, interactions between groups, and in future Smart Grids.
Yves Hertig consolidated his knowledge and came back with new insights, new contacts and a backpack full of new research ideas.

Leaders Launch 2017 - Save the Date

The iimt Leaders Launch combines the Graduation Ceremony of our institute with shared insights & experience on "Power of Crowds". This year's Leaders Launch will take place on Thursday, the 30th of November 2017 at the NH Hotel, in Fribourg. Save the date and become part of a unique happening full of interesting discussions and amazing people in a great atmosphere.

Preview of the Programm  30. November 2017



An unforgettable event

The main players of this event are our graduates, who, after rich and instructive studies, will receive their official University Degree on this day.

Successful managing and contributing to crowds need a new skill-set. Our students are prepared to become these future leaders. During our ceremony, experts will share their insights and experience on “Power of Crowds”.

15.30 Welcome Coffee

16.00 Official Greetings & Award Ceremony
Shared insights & experiences on "Power of Crowds"

18.00 Buffet & Networking




This year's Leaders Launch will take place in the "NH Hotel"
Grand-Places 14, 1700 Fribourg