Postdoctoral researcher @ Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Halle (Saale) · Saxony-Anhalt · Germany


Hi! I'm Sebastian.

I am currently employed as a postdoctoral researcher at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg's Chair of Business Information Management, and am open to exploring new professional opportunities in IT consulting, project management, business development, and IT sales. Through my Ph.D. studies, I have developed a strong analytical skill set and expertise in various areas, including teaching at the university level, machine learning, statistical surveys, multi-agent simulation, databases, and agile software development using Java, Python, and JavaScript. Additionally, I have experience in design-oriented research, conceptual software architecture and modeling, and business process management. Through my work as a self-employed software engineer and IT consultant, I have also established and maintained a broad network of researchers and clients.

I am deeply passionate about utilizing innovative IT solutions to address practical problems.

For instance, I participated in the German government's "We vs Virus" hackathon where I played a vital role as an idea contributor and project manager, leading a team in developing an app to track infection chains during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ideas developed by my team and I in several projects have been recognized with a number of awards, such as the Winner of the Scidea Idea Contest 2016 for "the concept of digital sales receipt," and Second place at the Hugo Junkers Award in the category “most innovative alliance” 2017 for "a coordination system for spontaneous volunteers in natural disasters."

PUBLICATIONS (selection)


Lindner, Sebastian (2023): An Information System for Predicting the Influx of Spontaneous Volunteers at Operating Sites in Natural Disasters. Dissertation. Grade: summa cum laude.


Lindner, Sebastian / Kühnel, Stephan (2023): Design and Instantiation of IS2SAVE: An Information System to Predict the Influx of Spontaneous Volunteers at Operating Sites. Proceedings of the 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS2023), Mauii, Hawaii, USA.


Lindner, Sebastian / Herrmann, Christoph (2020): The Behavior of Spontaneous Volunteers: A Discrete Choice Experiment on the Decision to Help. Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS2020), Mauii, Hawaii, USA. Nominated for the Best Paper Award.


Kühnel, Stephan / Trang, Simon T.-N. / Lindner, Sebastian (2019): Conceptualization, Design, and Implementation of EconBPC - A Software Artifact for the Economic Analysis of Business Process Compliance. Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER2019), Salvador, Brazil.

Lindner, Sebastian / Sackmann, Stefan / Betke, Hans (2019): Simulating Spontaneous Volunteers: A System Entity Structure for Defining Disaster Scenarios. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management (ISCRAM2019), 516-527, Valencia, Spain. Nominated for the Best Paper Award.


Lindner, Sebastian / Kühnel, Stephan / Betke, Hans / Sackmann, Stefan (2018): Simulating Spontaneous Volunteers - A Conceptual Model. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management (ISCRAM2018), Rochester, New York, USA.

Sackmann, Stefan / Lindner, Sebastian / Gerstmann, Sophie / Betke, Hans (2018): Einbindung ungebundener Helfer in die Bew?ltigung von Schadensereignissen. in: Reuter, C. (ed.) Sicherheitskritische Mensch-Computer-Interaktion, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 529-549, 2018, ISBN: 978-3-658-19522-9.


Lindner, Sebastian / Betke, Hans / Sackmann, Stefan (2017): Attributes for Simulating Spontaneous On-site Volunteers. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management (ISCRAM2017), Albi, France.

Betke, Hans / Lindner, Sebastian / Sackmann, Stefan / Gerstmann, Sophie (2017): Informationssysteme im Katastrophenmanagement - Entwurf eines Koordinationssystems für ungebundene Helfer. in: Maximilian Eibl, Martin Gaedke (ed.): INFORMATIK 2017, Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn 2017, 1283-1296.