Research capacity in the main area of Interactive Systems and Media will be extended with the appointment of a new professorship in Psychological Research Methods. The professorship is intended to have an interdisciplinary orientation, with research relating to topics such as psychological and computer science methods of analysing the behaviour of internet users. Also in this area, a proposal for a DFG Graduate Training Group on Social Media is being prepared.
In Networked World, a junior professorship in Application Systems in Smart Environments is planned in cooperation with Fraunhofer IMS.