KSRI |  Karlsruhe Service Research Institute

Tim Rietz, M.Sc.

  • Kaiserstr. 89,

    D - 76133 Karlsruhe

About myself

Dear reader,

Thank you for your interest in my work. In general, my research revolves around designing scalable AI-based 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 need - by providing end-users with tools to voice their requirements and supporting analysts and researchers with analyzing qualitative data.

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: Doctoral Researcher 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


Voice of the Users: A Demographic Study of Software Feedback Behaviour [Distinguished Paper Award].
Tizard, J.; Rietz, T.; Blincoe, K.
2020. Proceedings of the 28th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (2020) 
Discovering Core Modules of Platform-based Software Ecosystems for Non-Profit Sport Organizations.
Benke, I.; Guth, P.; Rietz, T.; Maedche, A.
2020. Proceedings der 15. Internationalen Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI2020), Potsdam, 08.-11-03.2020 
Cody : An Interactive Machine Learning System for Qualitative Coding.
Rietz, T.; Toreini, P.; Maedche, A.
2020. ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2020), online, 20.–23. Oktober 2020. doi:10.1145/3379350.3416195VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
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.2019.00061VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
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.2019.00045VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument