Carolin Stein

  • FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
    Außenstelle Berlin
    Friedrichstr. 60 ,10117 Berlin


Research Interest

My research centers around digital citizen participation, specifically exploring the design and implementation of platforms and tools used to facilitate participation. I am particularly interested in how these tools can be tailored to different digital participation formats and how they can be used to enhance data literacy among citizens. My current focus is on comparing and contrasting the use cases of citizen science, crowdsourcing, and e-participation to gain a deeper understanding of their capabilities and challenges.

FZI House of Participation

I am coordinating the House of Participation (HoP), an FZI competence center fostering digital participation and democracy. At HoP, we focus on creating impactful digital interactions that enable all individuals to participate in decision-making across various spheres including the workplace, social life, cultural sector and political matters. If you are a student looking for an assistant  position (Hiwi), a seminar, bachelor or master thesis opportunity, we are always seeking passionate and committed individuals to join our team and contribute to shaping the digital democracy. Start listening to HoPcast – our podcast on democracy and participation in the digital age!




04/2022 – Heute

Phd Student, Research Group Digital Democracy and Participation IISM

11/2021 – Heute

Research Scientist, Department Information Process Engineering (IPE), FZI Research Institute for Information Technology

05/2020 – 10/2021

Research Assistant, FZI Research Institute for Information Technology

04/2020 - 04/2022

Master of Science, Information Systems Management, Technical University of Berlin

10/2019 - 02/2020

Tutor, Informatik II, Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (KIT)


04/2018 - 10/2018

Tutor, Statistik I, Institute of Economics (KIT)

10/2017 - 03/2018

Tutor, Mikroökonomie, Institute of Economics (KIT)

10/2016 - 03/2020

Bachelor of Science, Economics Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technologie (KIT)

Teaching Activities

Academic Term

Teaching Involvement

WS 22/23

Lecture Business Data Strategy


DXP Seminar


Digital Democracy Seminar

SS 22

Lecture Market Engineering


DXP Seminar

WS 21/22

Lecture Wirtschaftsinformatik 1


The Success of Others: Copy Trading and Risk
Stein, C.; Staudt, P.; Greif-Winzrieth, A.
2022. Wirtschaftsinformatik 2022 Proceedings, AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
Mission Statement Accomplished: Promises And Challenges In Using E-Participation For Mission Statement Development
Fegert, J.; Stein, C.; Peukert, C.; Weinhardt, C.
2021. IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems, 16 (1), 30–45
Using e-Participation for Mission Statement Development: Promises and Challenges
Fegert, J.; Stein, C.; Peukert, C.; Weinhardt, C.
2021. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference "e-Society", 2021. Ed.: P. Kommers, 233–241