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Office hours: by appointment
Phone: + 49 (0) 221-470-6537
Email: hovestadt(at)

Research Interests

  • Digitalization of Processes
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Sharing Economy
  • Future of Work

Christian is a research scholar at the Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development (Prof. Jan Recker). He started his doctoral studies in 2019. His current research focuses on how autonomous digital artifacts ("digital agents") can be incorporated as actors into business processes.

Previously, he received his master’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Cologne in 2018. In parallel to his studies he worked at the CIIS as a student assistant and completed internships in consulting at Accenture as well as Detecon.


  • Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS)
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)