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M. Sc. Tim Rietz

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Phone: +49 721 608-41586
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM)
Kaiserstraße 89
76133 Karlsruhe


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About myself

Dear reader,

Thank you for your interest in my work. In general, my research evolves around Designing Conversational Requirements Engineering Systems for end-users. That's a very high level description. Specifically, that means that I am looking at how to learn something about what users of software want - or actually, making artificial intelligence tell me something about what users want and analyze it adequately.

Sounds interesting? Do you want to discuss research, theories, or are a student interested in the topic and looking for a  thesis supervisor? Feel free to contact me anytime.


Now hiring!

If you are looking for an internship or you what to learn more about the (IT) consulting industry, let me know.



Short CV

Since 2017: Consultant at Senacor Technologies AG
Since 2017: Research Assistant at the Institute of Information Systems & Service Design (ISSD) at the KIT
2015 - 2017: M.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Management at the KIT
2016: Exchange semester at the NUS (Singapore)
2011 - 2015: B.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Management at the KIT

Projects with:

  • BASF: Digital Transformation of Crop Protection



Open topic

If there are no open topics on this side, feel free to get in touch to discuss ideas

Thesis in progress


Current Projects



Completed Projects

Evaluating Design Characteristics of HR Interview Bots    Tool-Support for Requirements Prioritization


Seminar topics Status
Requirements elicitation for automated interviews utilizing computer interview agents completed
State-of-the-art of interactive systems for identifying user requirements completed



  • Winter 2016/17 and Summer 2017: Teaching Assistant for the Service Design Thinking course at the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute - KSRI (Course)
  • Summer 2018: Digital Transformation of Organizations (Lecture)
  • Summer 2018: Information Systems and Service Design (Seminar)
  • Winter 2018: Information Systems and Service Design (Seminar)
  • Summer 2019: Digital Transformation of Organization (Lecture)


Digital Artifacts

LadderBot: A requirements self-elicitation system (Version 1.0.0) .        DOI


Publication List

Discovering Core Modules of Platform-based Software Ecosystems for Non-Profit Sport Organizations [in press].
Benke, I.; Guth, P.; Rietz, T.; Maedche, A.
2020. Proceedings der 15. Internationalen Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI2020), Potsdam, 08.-11-03.2020
Designing a conversational requirements elicitation system for end-users.
Rietz, T.
2019. 27th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’19), Jeju Island, ROK, September 23-27, 2019, 452–457, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos (CA). doi:10.1109/RE.2019.00061
LadderBot: A requirements self-elicitation system.
Rietz, T.; Maedche, A.
2019. 27th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’19), Jeju Island, ROK, September 23-27, 2019, 357–362, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos CA). doi:10.1109/RE.2019.00045
The Impact of Anthropomorphic and Functional Chatbot Design Features in Enterprise Collaboration Systems on User Acceptance.
Rietz, T.; Benke, I.; Maedche, A.
2019. 14. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI2019)