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Thorsten Händler

Thorsten Händler Ph.D., MBA
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CV

since 2020
Head of Media Informatics (UAS BFI Vienna)
2019
PhD in Information Systems at WU Vienna (completed with distinction)
since 2019
External Lecturer for Information Systems (WU Vienna)
2017-2018
Master (MBA) Engineering Management (Buechner University)
2013-2019
Teaching and Research Associate at the Institute for Information Systems and New Media at WU Vienna
since 2011
Software Engineer and IT Consultant (Frankfurt/Vienna)
2007-2012
Master (equivalent) Computer Science and Computing Education (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Researcher Identifier

Awards and Honors

2020
Best Paper Award of the 12th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (IC3K/KMIS)
2019
Best Paper Nomination at the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-52)
2015
Best Student Paper Award of the 10th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies (ICSOFT)

Classifications

  • 1105 Computer software (Details)
  • 1108 Informatics (Details)
  • 1127 Information science (Details)
  • 1138 Information systems (Details)
  • 1140 Software engineering (Details)
  • 1161 Human-computer interaction (Details)
  • 5367 Management information systems (Details)
  • 5960 Game research (Details)

Expertise

  • Gamification
  • Computing Education
  • Business Process Management
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Modeling
  • Software Quality
  • Web Development

Activities

Position in scientific committee
  2020 International Workshop on Requirements Engineering Education and Training (REET) - PC Member
  since 2020 International Workshop on Games for Software Engineering Education and Training (SE-Games) - PC Member
  since 2020 International Symposium on Gamification and Games for Learning (GamiLearn) - PC Member
  since 2020 International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN 2020) - PC Member
  2015 20th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies (ICSOFT 2015) - Session Chair
Editor of a scientific journal
  2021 Societies MDPI: Special Issue "The Impact of Games during the COVID19-Pandemic" - Co-Editor
Reviewer for an international conference
  since 2020 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) - Reviewer
  2019 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) - Reviewer
Organization scientific meeting (Conference etc.)
  since 2020 Special Session on Conceptual Modeling for Digital Transformation (CM4DT) at the 12th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Systems (KMIS 2020) - Co-Chair
  since 2020 International Workshop on Games for Software Engineering Education and Training (SE-Games) - Co-Chair

Publications

Chapter in edited volume

2020 Händler, Thorsten, Neumann, Gustaf. 2020. Ontology-based Analysis and Design of Educational Games for Software Refactoring. In: Computer Supported Education, Revised Selected Papers of CSEDU 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), Hrsg. Lane H.C., Zvacek S., Uhomoibhi J. 602-628. - Springer. (Details)
  Händler, Thorsten, Neumann, Gustaf, Smirnov, Fiodor. 2020. RefacTutor: An Interactive Tutoring System for Software Refactoring. In: Computer Supported Education, Revised Selected Papers of CSEDU 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), Hrsg. Lane H.C., Zvacek S., Uhomoibhi J. 236-260. - Springer. (Details)
2016 Händler, Thorsten, Sobernig, Stefan, Strembeck, Mark. 2016. Deriving Tailored UML Interaction Models from Scenario-Based Runtime Tests. In: Software Technologies (Revised Selected Papers of ICSOFT 2015), Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), Volume 586, Hrsg. P. Lorenz, J. Cardoso, L. A. Maciaszek, M. van Sinderen, 326-348. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. (Details)

Contribution to conference proceedings

2020 Neubrand, Thomas, Händler, Thorsten. 2020. Development of a GQM-based Technique for Assessing DevOps Maturity. In Proc. of the 12th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 3: KMIS, Hrsg. INSTICC, 117-129. Online: SciTePress. (Details)
  Händler, Thorsten, Neumann, Gustaf. 2020. SE-Games 2020: 1st International Workshop on Games for Software Engineering Education and Training. In Proc. of the 32nd IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering Education &Training (CSEE&T 2020), Hrsg. IEEE, 1-2. Munich, Germany: IEEE. (Details)
2019 Händler, Thorsten. 2019. A Card Game for Learning Software-Refactoring Principles. In Proc. of the 3rd International Symposium on Gamification and Games for Learning (GamiLearn@CHIPLAY 2019), Hrsg. J. Arnedo-Moreno, A. Mora, C. González, 1-8. Barcelona, Spain: CEUR WS. (Details)
  Händler, Thorsten, Neumann, Gustaf. 2019. A Framework for the Assessment and Training of Software Refactoring Competences. In Proc. of the 11th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Systems (KMIS 2019), Hrsg. Insticc, 1-9. Vienna: SciTePress. (Details)
  Händler, Thorsten, Neumann, Gustaf, Smirnov, Fiodor. 2019. An Interactive Tutoring System for Training Software Refactoring. In Proc. of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU) - Volume 2, Hrsg. INSTICC, 177-188. Heraklion (Crete), Greece: SciTePress. open access (Details)
  Händler, Thorsten, Neumann, Gustaf. 2019. Ontology-based Analysis of Game Designs for Software Refactoring. In Proc. of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU) - Volume 1, Hrsg. INSTICC, 24-35. Heraklion (Crete), Greece: SciTePress. open access (Details)
  Händler, Thorsten, Neumann, Gustaf. 2019. Serious Games for Software Refactoring. In Software Engineering and Software Management 2019, Fachtagung des GI-Fachbereichs Softwaretechnik, SE 2019, Hrsg. LNI, 181-182. Stuttgart: Springer. open access (Details)
  Händler, Thorsten, Neumann, Gustaf. 2019. Serious Refactoring Games. In Proc. of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-52), Hrsg. Tung X. Bui, 7691-7700. Wailea, Hawaii, USA: IEEE. open access (Details)
2018 Händler, Thorsten, Frysak, Josef. 2018. Deconstructing the Refactoring Process from a Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Perspective. In Proc. of the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies (ICSOFT 2018), Hrsg. SciTePress, 363-372. Porto, Portugal: SciTePress. (Details)
  Händler, Thorsten. 2018. On Using UML Diagrams to Identify and Assess Software Design Smells. In Proc. of the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies (ICSOFT 2018), Hrsg. SciTePress, 413-421. Porto, Portugal: SciTePress. open access (Details)
2017 Händler, Thorsten, Sobernig, Stefan, Strembeck, Mark. 2017. Towards Triaging Code-Smell Candidates via Runtime Scenarios and Method-Call Dependencies. In Ninth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt (MTD 2017) at the 18th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP 2017), Hrsg. ACM, 1-10. Cologne, Germany: ACM Press. (Details)
2016 Händler, Thorsten, Sobernig, Stefan, Strembeck, Mark. 2016. Deriving UML-based Specifications of Inter-Component Interactions from Runtime Tests. In Proceedings of the 31st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2016), Software Engineering Track, Hrsg. ACM, 1573-1575. Pisa, Italy: ACM Press. (Details)
2015 Händler, Thorsten, Sobernig, Stefan, Strembeck, Mark. 2015. An Approach for the Semi-automated Derivation of UML Interaction Models from Scenario-based Runtime Tests. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (ICSOFT-EA 2015), Hrsg. Pascal Lorenz, Leszek A. Maciaszek, S. 229-240. Colmar, France: SciTePress. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2019 Händler, Thorsten. 2019. A Card Game for Learning Software-Refactoring Principles. 3rd International Symposium on Gamification and Games for Learning (GamiLearn@CHIPLAY 2019), Barcelona, Spanien, 22.10.-22.10. (Details)
  Händler, Thorsten. 2019. An Interactive Tutoring System for Training Software Refactoring. 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2019), Heraklion, Greece, 02.05.-04.05. (Details)
  Händler, Thorsten. 2019. Ontology-based Analysis of Game Designs for Software Refactoring. 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2019), Heraklion, Greece, 02.05.-04.05. (Details)
  Händler, Thorsten. 2019. Serious Games for Software Refactoring. Software Engineering and Software Management 2019, Stuttgart, Deutschland, 18.02.-22.02.2019. (Details)
  Händler, Thorsten. 2019. Serious Refactoring Games. 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-52), Wailea, Hawaii, United States/USA, 08.01.-11.01. (Details)
2018 Händler, Thorsten. 2018. Deconstructing the Refactoring Process from a Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Perspective. 13th International Conference on Software Technologies (ICSOFT 2018), Porto, Portugal, 26.07.-28.07. (Details)
  Händler, Thorsten. 2018. On Using UML Diagrams to Identify and Assess Software Design Smells. 13th International Conference on Software Technologies (ICSOFT 2018), Porto, Portugal, 26.07.-28.07. (Details)
2017 Händler, Thorsten. 2017. Towards Triaging Code-Smell Candidates via Runtime Scenarios and Method-Call Dependencies. Ninth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt (MTD 2017) in conjunction with the 18th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP 2017), Cologne, Germany, 22.05.-26.05. (Details)
2015 Händler, Thorsten. 2015. An Approach for the Semi-automated Derivation of UML Interaction Models from Scenario-based Runtime Tests. 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (ICSOFT-EA 2015), Colmar, France, 20.07.-22.07. (Details)

Poster presented at an academic conference or symposium

2016 Händler, Thorsten. 2016. Deriving UML-based Specifications of Inter-Component Interactions from Runtime Tests. 31st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2016), Software Engineering Track, Pisa, Italien, 04.04.-08.04. (Details)

Dissertation

2019 Händler, Thorsten. 2019. Game-based Teaching and Training Environments for Software Refactoring. Dissertation, Institute for Information Systems and New Media. (Details)

Master thesis

2019 Händler, Thorsten. 2019. Development and Validation of a Strategy Model for Managing Technical Debt in Software Projects. Masterarbeit, Engineering Management, Wilhelm Buechner Mobile University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany. (Details)
2012 Händler, Thorsten. 2012. Post-Privacy meets Digital Natives: Facebook und Co. im Informatikunterricht. Masterarbeit, Computing Education, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. (Details)

Software

2019 Händler, Thorsten, Smirnov, Fiodor. 2019. RefacTutor. (Details)
2015 Händler, Thorsten. 2015. KaleidoScope. (Details)

Projects

2018
Evaluation of Rafactoring Games (2018-2019) (Details)