German Supreme Court cites our Research in its Ruling on Dashcam Recordings

'Should Dashcam recordings be admitted as usable evidence in court in an accident liability lawsuit?' The Federal Court of Germany, or Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), which acts as Germany’s supreme court, has arrived at a landmark verdict on this question. Their 36-page court opinion, which has been published recently, contains three references to the work by Heval Mienert from the University of Würzburg and Prof. Dr. Bela Gipp from the University of Konstanz. With 'DashIt' our group introduced a...

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Leaving Konstanz

Bela Gipp has recently accepted the call for the Full Professorship (W3) for Digital Media at the Bergische University Wuppertal. Starting date of the new position is Aug. 23, 2018. The members of the Information Science Group and Bela will continue to supervise already started student projects and theses and will visit Konstanz on a regular basis.

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The eCoach teaching innovation project receives funding from Wikimedia Germany, the Stifterverband, and the Volkswagen Stiftung

The eCoach system supports programming courses by automatically checking students’ coding assignments upon submission. The system provides benefits for students and teachers alike. Students benefit from the immediate feedback provided by the system and the chance to improve and resubmit their solutions. Teachers benefit from a reduction in the manual effort required to test and assess students’ code.

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Interview of Graduate Student

The university of Konstanz interviewed Anastasia Zhukova, who currently compiles her master's thesis on media bias analysis in our group. Anastasia talks about her research interests, her experience as a student in Konstanz, and her future plans as a doctoral student in our group.

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Visiting Researcher

We are happy to announce that Dr. Tomas Foltynek of the Mendel University in Brno, Czechia, joined our research group for a 6-month research stay. Tomas is an expert for topics related to academic integrity and is especially interested in the application of text similarity analysis in the social sciences. He will strengthen our group's research on plagiarism detection.

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Our Blockchain-based Dashcam App in the News

Read the article here. To learn more about the Dashcam-APP, you may want to read our paper that we’ve published in 2016:

B. Gipp, J. Kosti, and C. Breitinger, “Securing Video Integrity Using Decentralized Trusted Timestamping on the Blockchain,” in Proceedings of the 10th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS), Paphos, Cyprus, 2016.


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