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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf


Chair Information Systems and New Media

Mail: volker.wulf(at)uni-siegen.de

Room: US-F 113

Phone: +49 (0) 271/ 740 – 2910

Office hours: On appointment


Volker Wulf holds the Chair of Information Systems and New Media at the University of Siegen. He is also the Managing Director of the School of Media and Information (iSchool) at the University of Siegen. In addition, he heads the business field of User-oriented Software Engineering (USE) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FhG-FIT) in Sankt Augustin. After completing a double degree in Computer Science and Business Administration at the RWTH Aachen and the University of Paris VI, he gained his PhD at Dortmund University. This was followed by a number of visiting and deputy professorships at the Universities of Hamburg and Freiburg. The completion of habilitation (from the Faculty of Computer Science, University of Hamburg) was followed by a research stay at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As a Fulbright Scholar, he spent a sabbatical semester at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Stanford University, Palo Alto in 2006/7. Since 2011 he has officiated as Dean of Faculty III (School of Economic Disciplines) at the University of Siegen.

His research interests lie primarily in the area of IT system design in real-world contexts. This includes the development of innovative applications from the areas of cooperation systems, knowledge management and community support. One special focus lies on flexible software architecture which can be adapted by end-users. Further research focuses on methods of user-oriented software development and introduction processes.

Most of Volker Wulf’s more than 250 publications have been internationally peer-reviewed. These include his publication of the books „Expertise Sharing: Beyond Knowledge Management“ and „Social Capital and Information Technology“, (MIT Press Cambridge MA) and „End User Development“(Springer Dordrecht).

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