Sie sind hier: FRIAS Interdisciplinary … Fellows Dirk Neumann

Dirk Neumann

Wirtschafts- und Verhaltenswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Freiburg, Deutschland


Dirk Neumann is Full Professor with the Chair of Information Systems of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany. He studied information systems in Giessen (Diploma), Economics in Milwaukee, WI, USA (Master) and received a PhD from Karlsruhe in 2004. Since 2006, he has been coordinating the EU funded project SORMA (Self-Organizing ICT resource management), which deals with the design and implementation of Markets for Clouds and Grids. His research topics include Cloud Computing and economically-inspired self-management, Green Computing, Green Logistics and Emergency response systems. He has published more than 100 articles and 3 books in the area of IS and E-Commerce.


Ausgewählte Publikationen

Stoesser J, Neumann D, Weinhardt C: Market-Based Pricing in Grids: On Strategic Manipulation and Computational Cost, European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), forthcoming (2009)

Borissov N, Neumann D, Weinhardt C: Automated Bidding in Computational Markets. An Application in Market-Based Allocation of Computing Services, Special issue on Market-Based Control, Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (JAAMAS 2009).

D. Neumann, J. Stoesser, J. Nimis, C. Weinhardt (2008): A Framework for Commercial Grids – Economic and Technical Challenges, Journal of Grid Computing, 6(3), 325-347

D. Neumann, J. Stoesser, C. Weinhardt (2008): Briding the Adoption Gap – Developing a Roadmap for Trading Grids, Electronic Markets – The International Journal, 18(1): 65 – 74

J. Stoesser, D. Neumann (2008) GreedEx – A Scalable Clearing Mechanism for Utility Computing, Electronic Commerce Research Journal 8(4), 235 – 253

B. Schnizler, D. Neumann, D. Veit, C. Weinhardt (2008): A Multi-attribute Combinatorial Exchange for Trading Grid Services, European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), 187(3): 943-961

C. Weinhardt, D. Neumann, C. Holtmann (2006) Computer Aided Market Engineering, Communications of the ACM, 49(7): 79

Hedwig M, Malkowski S, Neumann D: Taming Energy Costs of Large Enterprise Systems through Adaptive Provisioning, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2009), Phoenix, Arizona, 15-18. December 2009.

Püschel T, Neumann D: Management of Cloud Infrastructures: Policy-based revenue optimization, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2009), Phoenix, Arizona, 15-18. December 2009.

D. Neumann, M. Baker, J. Altmann, O. Rana (eds.): Economic Models and Algorithms for Distributed Systems, Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, Switzerland (2009)



Security has advanced to one of the hottest topics in modern societies. Innovative technologies while beneficial on the one hand, caused increasing concerns of privacy violations. Additionally, economic, social and political transformation processes bringing about societal change increases concern. The FRIAS project Security and Society, part of the competence center “Sicherheit und Gesellschaft” (Security and Society), explores an interdisciplinary approach designing new security architectures, accommodating the security requirements facing the future Internet. The project aims investigates how technology can help to establish a secure environment for society and how society and its respective set of norms affect current technologies in turn.

The project will address the first question area by designing smart information systems, so-called, emergency response systems, which improve on the ad-hoc coordination of rescue forces in case of emergencies (such as forest fires, natural disasters, terrorist acts etc.). The second, the effect of norms on technologic advances, will be served by exploring self-enforcing regulation mechanisms for the future Internet.