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I am working in the research department of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) in Fraunhofer FIT (fb ), the Institute for Applied Information Technology of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( ). My expertise spans cooperation systems, social media, design thinking, blockchain technology, and BSCW. This website does not present my work in industrial contract research.
Fraunhofer FIT, Schloss Birlinghoven, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany
Networking Top 
ERCIM-WS Meet me at CWI, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 8-9 May 2018,
ERCIM-Blockchain Workshop (), presentation of paper "Blockchain for Education: Lifelong Learning Passport".
Guest lecture Meet me virtually - Ecole des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux, 22 January 2018,
talk on computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) and design thinking.
Presenting and discussing Meet me at Hochschule Furtwangen University (), Germany, 15-16 January 2018, 13-14 November 2017,
International Semester, Collaborative Systems, "Design thinking for collaborative systems".
Interviewing and discussing Meet me in Köln at Blockchain PreMasters 2017, (), Germany, 12 December 2017,
Expertenkonferenz rund um Anwendungen, Business Cases, Security und Vertrauen.
World Café Meet me at Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin, Schloss Birlinghoven, 22 May 2017,
Fraunhofer IoT Innovation and Networking Days, Moderation of World Café on Blockchain ().
Presenting Meet me at Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln, 22 February 2017,
Presentation of EU Project CIVILEX ().
HORIZON 2020 - aktuelle Ausschreibungen zu "Secure Societies" und "Innovationsorientierte Beschaffung" ().
Social networks XING ()
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Research Projects Top 
Blockchain for Education BLOCKCHAIN FOR EDUCATION: Lifelong Learning Passport
The project studies how counterfeit protection as well as secure access and secure management of digital certificates could be implemented according to the needs of learners, companies, education institutions and certification authorities. For this purpose a platform based on blockchain technology will be developed. The platform enables the tamper-proof archiving of certificates and their correct and permanent allocation to the learners. Moreover, the platform supports learners presenting their digital certificates to potential employers, for example ().
CIVILEX CIVILEX: Supporting European Civilian External Actions
The project studies how communication and exchange of information in the framework of Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operations – particularly EU civilian missions – could be ameliorated according to the needs of the various actors involved ().
CloudTeams CloudTeams: Developers and End-users are brought together ( fb ).
Expedition Unternehmen Expedition Unternehmen: Social Media - Herausforderung und Chancen für den Mittelstand ( fb ).
Interaktive Landkarte des Sozialen Intranets ().
VENIS VENIS: Virtual Enterprises by Networked Interoperability Services ().
MobileACcess MobileACcess: Mobile and Cooperative Communication Environment for Secure Internet Services (). Fraunhofer FIT develops a mobile application framework and innovative social services for mobile users (). The project is partly funded by IKT.NRW and Ziel2.NRW programme () of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
B4BB 2006: Broadband for Barefoot Bankers (B4BB) is an 18-month programme partly funded by the European Commission to introduce selected ICT tools in grassroots MFIs and promote "IT & Microfinance" public-private partnership through Euro-Chinese seminars ().
GooB 2005: Governance out of a Box (GooB) - feasibility study ().
Student Projects Top 
B-IT labs SS 2016: CSCW Experience Lab: collaboration supported by selected methods from natural language processing (NLP)
SS 2013: CSCW Experience Lab: memetrekker, collaborative checklist, models, LC Suite
SS 2012: CSCW Experience Lab: Lightweight Collaboration Suite
SS 2011: CSCW Experience Lab
SS 2010: Development of cooperative applications for iPhone and MS Surface
SS 2009: Developing mobile groupware using multi-touch devices e.g. iPhone
SS 2008: CSCW in Practice
SS 2007: Development of a social meeting point
SS 2006: Development of a community platform
Theses Jelena Markovic. BAMBI: Bio Analysis Multi-tracking Based Integration system for biolab. Master's thesis, RWTH Aachen, 2014.
Venugopal Raju. Application of Gamification in BSCW system to enhance user behavior. Master's thesis, RWTH Aachen, 2014.
Nataliia Kushnirenko. Adapting Speech Act Theory to Support Organization of Email-based Conversations. Master's thesis, RWTH Aachen, 2013.
Niloofar Dezfuli. Exploring tasks with interactive visualization. Master's thesis, RWTH Aachen, 2009.
Johanna Krichling. Optimierung der Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion beim Taskmangement-System SAGE. Diplomarbeit, Universität Koblenz-Landau, 2008.
Yao Wang. Dynamic awareness for shared workspaces. Master's thesis, RWTH Aachen, 2006.
Selected Publications Top 
Abstract W. Gräther, S. Kolvenbach, R. Ruland, J. Schütte, C. Ferreira Torres, F. Wendland. Blockchain for Education: Lifelong Learning Passport. In: W. Prinz & P. Hoschka (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st ERCIM Blockchain Workshop 2018, Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (ISSN 2510-2591), DOI: 10.18420/blockchain2018_07
Abstract S. Klein, W. Prinz, W. Gräther. A Use Case Identification Framework and Use Case Canvas for identifying and exploring relevant Blockchain opportunities. In: W. Prinz & P. Hoschka (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st ERCIM Blockchain Workshop 2018, Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (ISSN 2510-2591), DOI: 10.18420/blockchain2018_02
Abstract W. Gräther, I. Matranga, V. Savarino, K. Furdik, M. Tomasek. Improving Collaboration Between Large and Small Enterprises Using Networked Services. In Proceedings of 16th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2015. Springer, 2015, pp. 201-208.
Abstract W. Gräther, M. Laclavik, M. Tomasek. Support for Collaboration between Large and Small & Medium Enterprises. In Proceedings of GROUP'14 2014 ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork. ACM Press, 2014, pp. 288-290.
Book chapter in German language W. Gräther, W. Prinz. Landkarte des sozialen Intranets. In C. Rogge, R. Karabasz eds., Social Media im Unternehmen - Ruhm oder Ruin Springer Vieweg, 2014, pp. 177-185.
Abstract Y. Wang, W. Gräther, W. Prinz. Suitable Notification Intensity: the Dynamic Awareness System. In Proceedings of GROUP'07 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work. ACM Press, 2007, pp. 99-106.
Abstract T. Gross, W. Wirsam, W. Gräther. AwarenessMaps: Visualising Awareness in Shared Workspaces. In Extended Abstracts of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI 2003. ACM Press, N.Y., 2003, pp. 784-785.
Abstract W. Gräther, W. Prinz. The Social Web Cockpit: Support for Virtual Communities. In Proceedings of GROUP'01 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work. ACM Press, 2001, pp. 252-259.
Book F. Gebhardt, A. Voß, W. Gräther, B. Schmidt-Belz. Reasoning with complex cases. Kluwer, Boston, 264 pages. 1997.
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