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.

Researcher: This research project will be carried out by ESR 8 Rehan Iftikhar.

Host Supervisor: This position is supervised by Dr. Markus Helfert. Markus Helfert is the Director Business Informatics Research Group Science Foundation Ireland, Maynooth 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: Maynooth University is an internationally recognised institution located 25 kilometres outside of Dublin, Ireland, and is the nation’s fastest growing university. One of four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth University in 2019 placed #50 in the global top 100 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. With more than 12,000 students from more than 90 countries, Maynooth offers a range of programmes at undergraduate, Master’s and PhD level in the humanities, science and engineering, and social sciences, including business, law, and education. The University also offers a range of international programmes and partnerships.

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’.