Ph.D. Student @ Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Halle (Saale) · Saxony-Anhalt · Germany


Hi there! I'm Sebastian. For the last few years, I've been working as a research associate in several projects generally aiming at the improvement of disaster mitigation from different perspectives. Within this context, my Ph.D. aims at the development, implementation, and evaluation of a decision support system for disaster & crisis managers for spontaneous volunteer forecasting. Besides, I'm working as a freelance consultant as well as a web and app developer. I'm continuously searching for new opportunities and contacts to improve and apply my skills in new projects. If you're interested in working with me or in exchange, e.g. to discuss my research, please feel free to contact me.


agent-based simulation

disaster & crisis management

spontaneous volunteers

data analytics & machine learning


web and app development

data analytics

IT & business consulting

simple & free web development for volunteer organizations


startup companies




knowledge exchange

IT/project management



Graf von Königsdorff, Sean Robert / Braun, Anna-Lena / Kühnel, Stephan / Lindner, Sebastian / Herrmann, Christoph / Gottselig, Valerija / Seyffarth, Tobias / Niedzela, Laura-Maria / Trang, Simon T.-N. (2021): What Drives Spontaneous Volunteers in Disaster Situations? A literature-based Identification of Behavior-influencing Factors Focusing on Information Systems Research and an Associated Research Agenda. Poster Session, 16th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI2021), University of Duisburg-Essen.


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. in: A. H. F. Laender et al. (Eds.): Conceptual Modeling, Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2019), Salvador, Brazil, November 4–7, 2019, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 11788, Springer, Cham, pp. 378–386.
Best paper award, Faculty of Law, Economics and Business @ MLU Halle-Wittenberg.

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 Bewältigung 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.