Conference Venues

FU Berlin - School of Business & Economics
Garystraße 21
14195 Berlin
"Freie Universität (Thielplatz)"
U-Bahn Line U3
"Freie Universität (Thielplatz)"
Bus Line 110, N3
Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF)
Wilhelmstraße 67
10117 Berlin
"Brandenburger Tor"
S-Bahn Line S1, S2, S25
"Brandenburger Tor"
U-Bahn Line U55
"Brandenburger Tor"
Bus Line 100, TXL
Event House Wannsee of "Berliner Sparkasse"
Kronprinzessinenweg 21
14129 Berlin
S-Bahn Line S1, S7
"Wasserwerk Beelitzhof"
Bus Line 218, N16

At Check-In, you will receive a ticket for public transport in Berlin for the duration of the conference.

Freie Universität Berlin

School of Business & Economics

Freie Universität Berlin is located in the southwest of Berlin, in the garden district of Dahlem, which had already become a top-ranked location for research and study in the early 20th century, nick-named the “German Oxford”. The FU Berlin was formally founded on December 4, 1948 and became central in the network of various extra-university research institutions located in Dahlem. Today, the FU Berlin is a full university with almost 30,000 students in 15 schools and central institutes offering over 150 degree pro-grams across a wide range of subjects. The university is successful in all three funding lines in the federal and state Excellence Initiative, thereby receiving additional funding for its institutional future development strategy.

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Freie Universität can thus take its place as an international network university in the global competition among universities. Development and assessment of research projects takes place within various focus areas, research networks, and platforms for interdisciplinary collaborative research. The 10th SKM-Conference is supported amongst others by the Focus Area “DynAge” ( as well as the new “Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF)” (under review).

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The School of Business & Economics at FU Berlin contains five departments with a total of 34 professors (19 professors in business administration, 15 in economics). Approximately 2,100 students are currently studying at the school within two Bachelor-, four Master- and two PhD-Programs. The Department of Information Systems is the youngest department at the school and has a focus – among others – on “digital transfor-mation”. Current research projects highlight related issues, e.g. as part of the Focus Area DynAge or in order to support the FU Berlin, becoming one of the 21 “Entrepreneurial Universities” in Germany, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology (

Einstein Center Digital Future

The Einstein Center Digital Future was approved by the Einstein Foundation Berlin on 5 September 2016. With this center, Berlin will be getting 50 new professors in the field of digitalization. They will be selected from Technische Universität Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin as well as Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, with their joint medical faculty, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The Beuth University of Applied Sciences and the HTW University of Applied Sciences will also establish professorships as part of the center.

Einstein Center Digital Future

This unique project has been made possible by numerous partners from business, science and politics. Eight non-university research institutions are also involved: the Berlin Institute of Health, the Frauenhofer Institute FOKUS, the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications – Heinrich-Hertz-Institute, the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration, the German Aerospace Center, the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Society, the PTB – National Meteorology Institute and the Konrad Zuse Center for Information Technology Berlin. The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research are each funding one professorship.

20 companies are involved in the initiative. They include the Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB), the Bundesdruckerei, Cornelsen, German-Turkish Advanced ICT Research Center, Intel, SAP, Telekom, Viessmann and Zalando. For each euro contributed, the state of Berlin will be adding 50 cents through the Einstein Foundation.

Einstein Center Digital Future/Kay Herschelmann Picture by: Einstein Center Digital Future/Kay Herschelmann

For example, research will be done in the areas of smart housing, smart cities, smart mobility, digital education, bioinformatics, personalized medicine, digital diagnostics and new methods in genome data analysis and biomedical imaging as well as semantic data intelligence, identity management, the physical foundations of IT security, the Internet of Things and wearable technologies. The topics of the latest generation of water and sewage systems, digitalization and the workplace as well as multicultural aspects of digitalization also play a role.