Organized Conferences

3rd Crowdworking Symposium

The University of Bremen  hosts the 3rd Crowdworking Symposium, which provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for research on on-demand online labor. This year, we welcome John Horton (MIT Sloan School of Management) as keynote speaker.

Please send your paper or extended abstract to crowdworkingprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de by July 15, 2021. Authors will be informed about the outcome of their submission by August 1, 2021.

There is no conference fee and the conference will be held online. The Crowdworking symposium is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the research project ‘Crowdsourcing as a New Form of Organizing Labor Relations.’

Thanks to the scientific committee Anja Abendroth (Universität Bielefeld), Sabrina Jeworrek (Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)), Astrid Reichel (Universität Salzburg) and Martin Schneider.

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf (Diginomics Research Group, University of Bremen) organizes an online event in cooperation with the BREMEN.AI Data Lounge. At the event Luis Moreira-Matias, Head of Data Science at Monedo will be talking about 

The 7 Deadly Sins of Applied Machine Learning in Finance (…or maybe any other industry)

The Diginomics Research Talk and BREMEN.AI Data Lounge #2 will take place as an online event via Microsoft Teams. The recording will later be published on YouTube. 

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2nd Crowdworking Symposium - „Ability - Motivation - Opportunities for Digital Work“

On July 9-10 2020 the University of Paderborn hosts the 2nd Crowdworking Symposium which provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for research on crowdworking. The symposium is organized by the research program “Digital Future” – a joint project of the Universities of Paderborn and Bielefeld.

Researchers in various fields including economics business administration human resource management in- formation systems computer science sociology psychology innovation and law are invited to submit an ex- tended abstract. Several sessions provide scholars with the opportunity to present their academic research ontopics related to the emerging fields of crowdsourcing crowd work cloud work gig work online freelancing and other forms of on-demand labor. Presenters will receive valuable feedback from fellow researchers.

A keynote will be provided by Alessandro Bozzon Professor and Chair of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) Delft University of Technology: “Challenges and Opportunities in Knowledge Crowdsourcing“.

Call for Paper


On Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, the Bremen-Shanghai Research Conference will take place at the University of Bremen. During the conference, scholars from Shanghai University and University of Bremen will present their research papers and discuss them. The goal of the conference is to increase the international academic exchange between business and economics scholars. After a delegation from the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics from the University of Bremen visited Shanghai University last year, this year Chinese scholars are invited to Bremen to engage in academic exchange.
This year twelve scholars will present their latest research in the field of business, management, and economics. In addition to the presentations, short breaks between the presentations provide the opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas.

The conference takes place at the University of Bremen (WiWi2 Building, Room 4090). 

Conference Program

Keynote Speech: Mingfeng Lee

7th Crowdinvesting Symposium

This year’s Crowdinvesting Symposium will take place at the Humboldt University in Berlin / Germany. Researchers in the fields of economics, business administration, innovation and law are encouraged to submit a paper. Several workshops provide scholars with the opportunity to present their research on topics related to the emerging field of FinTech and to get feedback from fellow researchers. As this year’s keynote speaker, we welcome Professor Mingfeng Lin, who is an Associate Professor at the Scheller College of Business – Georgia Institute of Technology. In his keynote speech he will speak about:

Challenges in Crowdfunding & Crowdfunding Research

We cooperate with the guest editors of the special issue on  "Digital Technologies and the Changing Entrepreneurial Finance Landscape“  that will appear in Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Call for Paper

1st Crowdworking Symposium - "Understanding Digital Labor Markets"

Date: July 4-5, 2019

Call for Paper

Conference Poster

Conference Program

Event about digital change

as part of the joint research initiative "Worlds of Contradiction"

On November 16 and 17, 2018, an event on online platforms was held as part of the "Worlds of Contradiction" research initiative. At the invitation of Prof. Benedikt Buchner, Prof. Sebastian Kolbe, Prof. Ursula Rust (FB 6) and Prof. Lars Hornuf (FB 7), researchers at the University of Bremen discussed the issues in an interdisciplinary perspective together with external experts and interested parties Consequences of the platform economy for work, economy and society. The speakers were given insights into ongoing research projects by speakers from the Universities of Bielefeld and Paderborn and the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. The need for interdisciplinary cooperation between the humanities, law, social and technical sciences became clear in order to find appropriate answers to the challenges of digital change. The event is intended to be an introduction to future research initiatives and collaborations.

6th Crowdinvesting Symposium: Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings

Date: July 20, 2018

Conference: Call for Paper

Special Issue Small Business EconomicsCall for Paper


Crowdsourcing as a new form of organizing work.

Date: July 12, 2018
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 Conference Program


Date: May 3, 2018, 9 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

Room: SFG1010, registration:

To start the day relaxed, Lisa Nagel organizes a business yoga / mindfulness session from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. You don't have to bring anything with you and the session will be sitting in normal clothes.

Stimulating Regional Entrepreneurship: Conceptual Challenges and Analytical Directions
Jessica Birkholz

The Evolution of Zipf's Law for U.S. Cities
Angelina Hackmann

Automated negotiation mechanisms with side payments
Gabriel Guckenbiehl

The Social Dilemma of Big Data
Kirsten Hillebrand

Workshop: Der Einsatz künstlicher Intelligenz in der Finanzwirtschaft

Date: 3. May 2018, 13.00 – 15.30 Uhr

Room: Cartesium Rotunde, Regestration:

Einsatz künstlicher Intelligenz auf dezentralen Energiemärkten
Dr. Ingo Fielder, Director Blockchain Research Lab

Künstlicher Intelligenz und Finanzmarktrecht
Prof. Dr. Dirk Zetzsche, University of Luxembourg

Die Regulierung von FinTech-Modellen
Dr. Christian Conreder, Associate Partner Rödl & Partner

Künstliche Intelligenz in der Steuerung von Finanzkonzernen – Einblicke aus der Praxis
Dr. Jan Peter Schmütsch, Project Leader Boston Consulting Group

Inaugural lecture: FinTech – Die Revolution der Finanzwirtschaft?

Date: 3. May 2018, 16.00 – 18.00 Uhr

Room: WING 0.03

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5th Crowdinvesting Symposium: The Regulation of FinTechs

Datum: October 6th, 2017