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Marin Zec

Last modified Nov 20, 2018

MSc Software Engineering

University of Augsburg, TUM, LMU, MIT
BSc Computer Science

Industry experience
GIZ (Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit), Goethe Institut, Volkswagen, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, ProSiebenSat.1 AG, MIT AgeLab, Siemens AG, ForceFive AG, Waldburg-Zeil Kliniken GmbH, various startup companies, > 30 projects for SME clients as a self-employed IT consultant and web developer since 2004

Research interests
Computer Supported Complex Problem Solving (Morphological Analysis, software-support for Wicked Problems, creativity techniques & creative problem solving), Collaboration Engineering, Entrepreneurship (Design Thinking, Business Modelling), Web Technology


  • Concept Development (Guest Lecturer at LMU München): WS15/16, WS16/17
  • Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen & transdisziplinäre Betrachtung (Guest Lecturer at HS München): WS16/17
  • Gründung und Führung kleiner softwareorientierter Unternehmen: WS13/14, SS14, SS15, SS16
  • Mensch und Technologie im Internet der Zukunft: WS1415, SS15
  • Architectures for Managing Big Data in the Enterprise: WS14/15
  • Software Architecture: WS14/15
  • Web Application Lab Course: WS13/14, WS14/15, WS15/16
  • Web Application Engineering: SS14
  • Global Software Engineering: WS13/14
  • Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science: SS08
  • Software Engineering in der industriellen Praxis: WS15/16

Faculty of Informatics

Chair of Informatics 19
Software Engineering for Business Information Systems (sebis)

Technische Universität München
Boltzmannstraße 3
85748 Garching bei München, Germany

Room FMI 01.12.056

Please note that I do not accept new thesis projects.
Office hours: by appointment

Phone  +49 89 289-17126
Fax +49 89 289-17136
E-Mail marin.zec at
Google Scholar



[St17] Stegmann, P.; Zec, M.; Matthes, F.: Assessing the Potential Value of Software-Support for the Venture Creation Process. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, St. Gallen, 2017.
[Ga16] Gamper, V.; Zec, M.; Langer, S.; Butz, A.: A Study on the Acceptance of Computer-Supported Morphological Analysis. In Proceedings of the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Kauai, HI, 2016.
[Wa15d] Waltl, B.; Zec, M.; Matthes, F.: LEXIA: A Data Science Environment for Legal Texts, Jurix: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, Braga, Portugal, 2015
[Ze15b] Zec, M.: Towards Software Support for Collaborative Morphological Analysis. In: Diefenbach, S., Henze, N. & Pielot, M. (Hrsg.), Mensch & Computer 2015 - Tagungsband. Berlin, 2015
[Ze15a] Zec, M.; Schneider, A.W.; Matthes, F.: Towards a Process Model for Computer-Supported Collaborative Morphological Analysis. In Proceedings of the 21st Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Puerto Rico, 2015.
[Be14] Behrendt, S.; Hauder, M.; Zec, M.; Roth, S.; Richter, A.: Use-Case-basiertes Vorgehen zur Auswahl von Social Software. In Richter, A.: Vernetzte Organisation. Oldenburg Wissenschaftsverlag. ISBN: 9783486747287
[Sc14] Schneider, A.W.; Zec, M. and Matthes, F.: Adopting Notions of Complexity for Enterprise Architecture Management. In Proceedings of the 20th American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Savannah, USA, 2014.
[Ze14] Zec, M; Dürr, P.; Schneider, A.W.; Matthes, F.: "Improving Computer Support For Collaborative Business Model Design And Exploration" In Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design (BMSD), Luxembourg, 2014.
[So14] Solovey, E. T.; Zec, M.; Garcia Perez, E. A.; Reimer, B.; & Mehler, B.: "Classifying driver workload using physiological and driving performance data: two field studies." In Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems (pp. 4057-4066). ACM, Toronto, Canada, 2014.
[Ro13d] Roth, S., Hauder, M., Zec, M., Utz, A., Matthes, F.: "Empowering Business Users to Analyze Enterprise Architectures: Structural Model Matching to Configure Visualizations". In: 7th Workshop on Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research (TEAR 2013), Vancouver, Canada, 2013.
DOI Bruce Mehler, Bryan Reimer, and Marin Zec. "Defining workload in the context of driver state detection and HMI evaluation." In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, pp. 187-191. ACM, 2012.
DOI Henning Femmer, Nora Broy, Marin Zec, Asa MacWilliams, and Roland Eckl. "Dynamic software visualization with BusyBorg-a proof of concept." In Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), 2011 IEEE 35th Annual, pp. 492-497. IEEE, 2011.
Google Patents Patent application WO2012062515: Asa MacWilliams, Marin Zec, Henning Femmer, Nora Broy, Roland Eckl, “METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VISUALISING A SYSTEM MODEL”, Siemens Corporate Technology, November 2010.

Supervised Theses

Johannes Roith Master's thesis 2017
Bastian Rodehüser Master's thesis 2016
Lyubomir Stoykov Bachelor's thesis 2016
Pascal Stegman Master's thesis 2016
Markus Müller Bachelor's thesis 2015
Louisa Schermuly Bachelor's thesis 2015
Alexandra Fritzen Bachelor's thesis 2014
Dominique Busser Master's thesis 2014
Andreea Usatenco Master's thesis 2014
Verena Költgen Bachelor's thesis 2014
Steffen Fuhrmann Master's thesis 2013