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Prof. Dr. Jens Strüker

Professor
Mail jens.strueker@fim-rc.de
Phone  +49 921 55 – 4712
Room  Room 3.08
Wittelsbacher Ring 10
95444 Bayreuth

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Jens Strüker is Professor for Information Systems and Digital Energy Management at the University of Bayreuth and one of the directors of the Fraunhofer Blockchain Lab. He also holds a leading position in the Project Group Business and Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT) and is deputy scientific director of the Research Center Finance & Information Management (FIM).

In research, teaching and practice Prof. Strüker investigates the potential of digital technologies for the (energy) industry. He is concerned with the question of which degrees of freedom information technologies offer for a real-time energy economy and for effective climate protection. Today, millions of decentralized renewable systems, heat pumps, stationary electricity storage systems and electric vehicles are excluded from direct and active market participation. Digital machine identities promise, for example, that systems can automatically decide when and to what extent they participate in the markets based on user preferences. A small industrial electricity storage unit can thus switch between own consumption, grid-supporting measures or participation in wholesale trading within minutes. Technologies such as machine learning, 5G or blockchain enable such active electricity market participation and thus the digitalization of electricity markets. The challenges here range from technical interoperability to the integration of local energy markets and the creation of a future-oriented market design.

Prof. Strüker is engaged in publicly funded and privately financed applied research projects in order to apply the latest research findings to solve practice-relevant problems. In doing so, he works intensively with corporations, small and medium-sized companies as well as with associations and think tanks. He is a member of various advisory boards of start-ups and supervisory boards. Prof. Strüker is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Wirtschaftsrat der CDU e.V., scientific member of the Advisory Board of the Energy Web Foundation and of the Advisory Board of Euroforum/Handelsblatt. Furthermore, Prof. Strüker is a regular keynote speaker at events in Europe, Asia and North America with lectures such as ‘The Way to a Real-time Energy Economy’ (European Commission High-Level Meeting ‘Interoperability to create the Internet of Energy’, 2017), ‘The Promise of Blockchain to Change the Utility and Oil & Gas Industries’ (International SAP Conference for Utilities, 2017) and ‘The Promise of Cryptonetworks to Change the Energy System’ (New York Association for Energy Economics, 2018).

Prof. Strüker regularly presents results on the issues he is investigating in international journals and conferences such as the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE), the International Conference on Information System (ICIS), the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) and the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). In addition, Prof. Strüker is involved in the International Information Systems Community as a popular reviewer.

Prof. Strüker has a degree in economics and history (M.A.). In 2005, he completed his doctorate in Information Systems at the Institute for Informatics and Society (IIG) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg with summa cum laude. He was then employed as a postdoctoral fellow at the IIG in Freiburg until 2012. After a research stay at the SAP Labs in Palo Alto, CA, USA (2008 – 2009), he habilitated in 2012 with the venia legendi in business informatics and economics. From 2013 to 2020 Prof. Strüker held the Süwag endowed professorship at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences and was founder and director of the Institute of Energy Economics (INEWI) in Frankfurt. Prof. Strüker is married and has four children.

Blockchain in the Energy Sector
in: Treiblmaier, Horst: Business Transformation through Blockchain. Volume 2, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2019
Strüker, Jens
Albrecht, Simon
Reichert, Stefan
Blockchain-Based Management of Shared Energy Assets Using a Smart Contract Ecosystem
in: Abramowicz, Witold: Business Information Systems Workshops : Revised Papers, Springer, Cham, 2019
Utz, Manuel
Albrecht, Simon
Zoerner, Thorsten
Strüker, Jens
Competence, Fashion and the Case of Blockchain
in: Ludwig, Thomas: Human Practice, Digital Ecologies, Our Future : 14. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2019) Tagungsband, Siegen, 2019
Albrecht, Simon
Gust, Gunther
Strüker, Jens
Neumann, Dirk
Digital Real-time Energy Economy : Building Blocks for a market-based Target Model

Strüker, Jens
Management's IT Competence in Turbulent Market Environments
in: Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Stockholm, 2019
Albrecht, Simon
Gust, Gunther
Strüker, Jens
Neumann, Dirk
Dynamics of Blockchain Implementation : A Case Study from the Energy Sector
in: Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Atlanta, 2018
Albrecht, Simon
Reichert, Stefan
Schmid, Jan
Strüker, Jens
Neumann, Dirk
Fridgen, Gilbert
Benchmarking Big Data Technologies for Energy Procurement Efficiency
in: Proceedings of the 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2017), Atlanta, 2017
Fritz, Manuel
Albrecht, Simon
Ziekow, Holger
Strüker, Jens
Targeting customers for an optimized energy procurement : A Cost Segmentation Based on Smart Meter Load Profiles
in: Computer Science : Research + Development, 2017
Albrecht, Simon
Fritz, Manuel
Strüker, Jens
Ziekow, Holger
Der Data Access Point Manager als unterstützende Infrastruktur für Smart Grid und Smart Market
2016
Strüker, Jens
Briegel, Florian
Drzisga, Torsten
Mayer, Christoph
Schönberg, Ingo
Stadler, Michael
Terzidis, Orestis
Energy Informatics : Current and Future Research Directions
in: Business & Information Systems Engineering, 2014
Goebel, Christoph
Jacobsen, Hans-Arno
del Razo, Victor
Doblander, Christoph
Rivera, Jose
Ilg, Jens
Flath, Christoph
Schmeck, Hartmut
Weinhardt, Christof
Pathmaperuma, Daniel
Appelrath, Hans-Jürgen
Sonnenschein, Michael
Lehnhoff, Sebastian
Kramer, Oliver
Staake, Thorsten
Fleisch, Elgar
Neumann, Dirk
Strüker, Jens
Erek, Koray
Zarnekow, Rüdiger
Ziekow, Holger
Lässig, Jörg
A Cloud-based Messaging Service for Cross-Enterprise Data Exchange with Smart Objects
in: Proceedings of the 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Curran, Red Hook, NY, 2013
Strüker, Jens
Weppner, Harald
Demand Response in Smart Grids : Research Opportunities for the IS Discipline
in: Proceedings of the 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Curran, Red Hook, NY, 2013
Strüker, Jens
van Dinther, Clemens
Inter-Organizational Demand Response Applications : How to Address Moral Hazard in Smart Grids
in: Proceedings of the 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2013), Atlanta, 2013
Brenig, Christian
Reichert, Stefan
Strüker, Jens
Mastering The Energiewende : A Cross-Disciplinary Teaching Approach
in: Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems, (ECIS) 2013, Atlanta, 2013
Koslowski, Thomas
Strüker, Jens
Brenig, Christian
The Potential of Smart Home Sensors in Forecasting Household Electricity Demand
in: Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2013
Ziekow, Holger
Goebel, Christoph
Strüker, Jens
Jacobsen, Hans-Arno
From a Barrier to a Bridge : Data-Privacy in Deregulated Smart Grids
in: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2012). Volume 1, AIS/ICIS Administrative Office, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012
Strüker, Jens
Kerschbaum, Florian
Reducing Price Uncertainty through Demand Side Management
in: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2012). Volume 3, AIS/ICIS Administrative Office, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012
Feuerriegel, Stefan
Strüker, Jens
Neumann, Dirk
Confidential Information-Sharing for Automated Sustainability Benchmarks
in: Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems (ICIS), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, 2011
Kerschbaum, Florian
Strüker, Jens
Koslowski, Thomas
ERP On Demand Platform : Complementary Effects Using the Example of a Sustainability Benchmarking Service
in: Business & Information Systems Engineering, 2011
Koslowski, Thomas
Strüker, Jens
Intelligente Objekte und eine nachhaltige Logistik
presented at: 73. Jahrestagung des VHB, Kaiserslautern, 2011
Müller, Günter
Strüker, Jens
Inter-organizational Integration of Smart Objects : White Spots in the Solution Landscape
in: Proceedings of the 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011 (AMCIS 2011). Volume 3, Curran, Red Hook, NY, 2011
Ziekow, Holger
Strüker, Jens
Intermediaries for the Internet of Energy : Message Distribution between Smart Objects and Enterprise Applications as a Business Model
in: Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Information Systems, Helsinki, 2011
Strüker, Jens
Weppner, Harald
Bieser, Gero
RFID adoption and the role of organisational size
in: Business Process Management Journal, 2010
Strüker, Jens
Gille, Daniel
Evaluation of RFID applications for logistics : a framework for identifying, forecasting and assessing benefits
in: European Journal of Information Systems, 2009
Baars, Henning
Gille, Daniel
Strüker, Jens
Into the Unknown : Measuring the Business Performance of RFID Applications
in: Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Information Systems, Galway, 2008
Gille, Daniel
Strüker, Jens
On Providing One-to-One Marketing with Customers' Privacy in Stationary Retail
in: Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Conference on E-Commerce Technology (CEC'08) and the Fifth IEEE Conference on Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (EEE'08), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, 2008
Strüker, Jens
Accorsi, Rafael
Müller, Günter
Password Management for EPC Class 1 Generation 2 Transponders
in: Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Conference on E-Commerce Technology (CEC'08) and the Fifth IEEE Conference on Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (EEE'08), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, 2008
Wonnemann, Claus
Strüker, Jens
Performance Improvements Based on RFID : Empirical Findings from a Cross-Sectional Study
in: Proceedings of the 14h Americas Conference on Information Systems : AMCIS 2008, Curran, Red Hook, NY, 2008
Faupel, Titus
Strüker, Jens
Gille, Daniel
Profiling Benefits of RFID Applications
in: Proceedings of the 14h Americas Conference on Information Systems : AMCIS 2008, Curran, Red Hook, NY, 2008
Baars, Henning
Sun, Xuapu
Strüker, Jens
Gille, Daniel
RFID-Report 2008 : Optimierung von Geschäftsprozessen in Deutschland
Inst. für Informatik und Gesellschaft, Abt. Telematik, Freiburg im Breisgau, 2008
Strüker, Jens
Gille, Daniel
Faupel, Titus
The SME Way of Adopting RFID Technology : Empirical Findings from a German Cross-Sectoral Study
in: Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Information Systems, Galway, 2008
Strüker, Jens
Gille, Daniel
Der gläserne Kunde im Supermarkt der Zukunft
in: Wirtschaftsinformatik, 2007
Strüker, Jens
RFID Usage in Retail beyond the Point of Sale : Temporary Deactivation as a Solution for Challenges in Privacy and Security
in: RFID SysTech 2007, VDE-Verl., Berlin, 2007
Wonnemann, Claus
Strüker, Jens
Personalization in privacy-aware highly dynamic systems
in: Communications of the ACM, 2006
Sackmann, Stefan
Strüker, Jens
Accorsi, Rafael
Electronic-Commerce-Enquête 2005 : 10 Jahre Electronic Commerce: eine stille Revolution in deutschen Unternehmen
KIT-Verl., Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 2005
Sackmann, Stefan
Strüker, Jens
Individualisierung im stationären Einzelhandel : Ökonomische Analyse elektronischer Formen der Kundenkommunikation
Deutscher Universitätsverlag, Wiesbaden, 2005
Strüker, Jens
Case study on retail customer communication applying ubiquitous computing
in: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on E-Commerce Technology : CEC 2004, IEEE, Los Alamitos, 2004
Strüker, Jens
Sackmann, Stefan
Müller, Günter
Neue Formen der Kundenkommunikation durch mobile IuK-Technologien : Eine ökonomische Analyse am Beispiel des "Extra Future Stores"
in: Proceedings of the Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) 2004, AKA, Berlin, 2004
Strüker, Jens
Sackmann, Stefan
New Forms of Customer Communication : Concepts and Pilot Projects
in: Proceedings of the AMCIS 2004, New York, 2004
Strüker, Jens
Sackmann, Stefan
Success Factors for Electronic Customer Communication in Brick-and-Mortar Retailing
in: Proceedings of the M-business 2004, New York, 2004
Strüker, Jens
Sackmann, Stefan
Location-Related Services for Mobile Commerce : An Analysis of the Potentials for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
in: Giaglis, George M.: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Mobile Business : m-Business 2003, Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft, Wien, 2003
Strüker, Jens
Sackmann, Stefan
Eifert, Dietmar
Pippow, Ingo
Economic Implications of Mobile Commerce : An Exploratory Assessment of Information Seeking Behavior
in: Proceedings of the M-business 2002, Athen, 2002
Pippow, Ingo
Eifert, Dietmar
Strüker, Jens