PhD Student @ Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Halle (Saale) · Saxony-Anhalt · Germany


Hi! I'm Sebastian. I'm currently working as a research associate at the chair of information management. During the last years, I've worked in the research project KUBAS that aimed at developing an IT system for disaster managers to improve the coordination of spontaneous volunteers. My PhD aims at the development, implementation, and evaluation of a spontaneous volunteer forecasting system to support disaster managers in flood disasters. Beside my main job, I have worked as a freelance consultant as well as web- and app-developer in several projects. 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 management

spontaneous volunteers



web and app development

IT & business consulting





IT/project management

data science/analytics



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, accepted.


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, accepted.

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.