Gerhard Lustig Prize Presentations

Research Fronts and New Applications of RFID Technology : A Bibliometric Analysis of the Research Literature (GLA)

The master thesis presents an analysis of the research literature about radio-frequency identification (RFID). It consists of a theoretical part and a practical part. The theoretical part explains the technology behind RFID and shows the existing application spectrum of this diverse and prominent technology. It also discusses the norms and standards in this area. Furthermore […]

Development of Competitive Intelligence Strategies for Organisations Providing Support to Start-ups: Examples of Genilem and Fongit (GLA)

The first objective of this study was to identify the economic intelligence requirements of two organizations providing support to start-ups in Western Switzerland (Genilem and Fongit) and to define recommendations to address their key issues. The second objective was to identify needs common to the two institutions and to suggest a set of measures that […]

Estimating the Driver’s Workload : Using Smartphone Data to Adapt In-Vehicle Information Systems (GLA)

Research Question: How can the driver’s workload be estimated in order to adapt information and entertainment systems? Approach: Smartphone sensor data, situational factors and basic user characteristics are collected. This data is tested whether it significantly influences workload and can be used to estimate it. Method: Workload is measured with a smartphone-based representation of the […]

Information Needs and Reading Interests of Prisoners (GLA)

This master thesis focused on reading interest and information behavior of prisoners as a socially excluded group that faces complex and varied obstacles when accessing information and reading material. The study conducted as a part of the thesis sought to answer the following research questions: What are the information needs of prisoners? How do prisoners […]