Ruben Franz

Academic Staff

Ruben Franz, M.Sc.

R09 R01 H53
+49 201 18-34907
+49 201 18-36851
Consultation Hour:
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Curriculum Vitae:


  • Since 10/2019: Ph.D. Student at the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
  • 10/2016 – 03/2019: Study of Urban Systems, Sustainable Urban Development (degree: Master of Science), University of Duisburg-Esssen, Essen, Germany
  • 10/2013 – 09/2016: Study of Industrial Engineering (degree: Bachelor of Engineering), DHBW Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

Work Experience

  • Since 10/2019: Research assisstant at the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT-Management, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
  • 11/2017 – 10/2018: Working student at the Project Management Office of Bosch Software Innovations, Waiblingen, Germany
  • 01/2016 – 03/2016: Secondment to the Internal Logistics of Siemens Chengdu, Chengdu, China
  • 09/2013 – 09/2016: Dual Student at the Internal Logistics of Siemens Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

Fields of Research:

  • Smart City (SC)
  • Smart Sustainable Urban Transformation Management 
  • Smart City Governance and Project Management


  • Hoffmann, D.; Franz, R.; Hawlitschek, F.; Jahn, N.: Smart Bins: Fallstudienbasierte Bewertung der Nutzenpotenziale von Füllstandssensoren in intelligenten Abfallbehältern. In: HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik (2021). CitationDetails

Tutored Theses:

  • Improving IT carve-out procedures - Potential of cloud-based services to optimize divestment processes (Master Thesis Business Information Systems)
  • Emergence of Digital Innovation Opportunities: Analyzing Opportunity Identification Methods for Digital Innovations in Non-Digital Organizations (Master Thesis Business Information Systems)
  • Use Cases for smart urban traffic in conjunction with 5G technology and in the context of smart city (Bachelor Thesis Business Information Systems)