Research Project #8

Topic: Technologies for Integrated Digital Retail Systems

Project Description: The objective of this project is to identify best technology practices that are capable to integrate traditional and online retail channels, providing unified customer experience and integrated retail operation and payment systems, applying different retail technologies. This may include mobile solution, innovative payment systems, self-service systems.

Host Supervisor: This position is available with Dr. Markus Helfert. Markus Helfert is the Director of the Business Informatics Group, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at the School of Computing, Dublin City University. He has significant experience in Smart IoT Environments and Information Systems. He is SFI Funded Investigator in Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre and Lead Researcher for a Project within Insight – The Analytics research Centre. His research, featured in peer-reviewed journals and widely in conference participation.

Host Institution: Dublin City University comprises ca. 16,000 students with a continuing focus on personal, academic and professional life-skill development. DCU regularly feature among the top young universities globally as measured by the Times Higher Education Top 100 under 50 and the QS Top 50 under 50. DCU has also been awarded prestigious HR Excellence in Research accreditation by the European Commission. The School of Computing is a stimulating environment for research, particularly in the areas of localization, data analytics, software engineering, scientific computing and cloud computing. It currently has over 100 postgraduate research students and a wide range of funded projects at national and international level.

Secondments: This position includes 2 secondments to partner organisations. The planned secondments will be to

  • Technology For Mobile (under supervision of Prof. Polasik), in month 16 for 4 months, for ‘practical proof of concept and payment systems’.
  • AWSi (under supervision of Dr. Werth), in month 23 for 3 months, for ‘retail information systems’.