Curriculum Vitae

On the following pages, you'll find more details about my Professional Experience, Projects, Publications, Scientific Activities and Community Services, Invited Talks, and Teaching.

Personal Data

Born on February 5th 1978 in Würzburg, Germany
Material status: married, 2 children


University Education

10/2008 – 06/2012
Doctoral program in Computer Science, University of Vienna, Austria.
Graduation: Doktor technicae (Dr.techn.) – passed with distinction (final grade 1,0)

03/2004 – 05/2007
Master program in Business Administration with IT, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom.
Graduation: Master of Science (M.Sc.) – passed with distinction (final grade 1,0)

10/2003 – 06/2006
Master program in Organizational Development with IT, University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg, Germany.
Graduation: Master of Information Technology (M.I.T.) – passed with distinction (final grade 1,2)

05/2004 – 04/2005
Occupational and academic education in Organizational Development and Change Management, step Processmanagement and Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.
Graduation: Certified Organizational Developer (final certification grade 1,3)

10/1998 – 01/2004
Diploma study in computer science, University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg, Germany.
Graduation: Diplom-Informatiker (FH) (diploma grade 1,6)


Professional Experience

since 04/2017
Full Professor for Web Technologies and User-Centered Design
Hochschule Darmstadt, University of Applied Sciences, Fachbereich Informatik, Germany.

since 04/2017
Guest Researcher
FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) –– Research Group Knowledge Management, Karlsruhe, Germany.

09/2016 – 03/2017
Lecturer for the Bachelor Module: Entwicklung Web-basierter Anwendungen
Hochschule Darmstadt – Fachbereich Informatik, Germany.

03/2015 – 09/2016
Lecturer for selected courses from the Bachelor and Master Programme
Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft, Germany.

03/2013 – 04/2017
Lecturer at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

03/2013 – 03/2017
Senior Research Scientist and Research Group Leader (since 12/2015)
FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) –– Research Group Knowledge Management, Karlsruhe, Germany.

10/2010 – 02/2013
University Assistant
Research Group Multimedia Information Systems, University of Vienna, Austria

02/2007 – 09/2010
Research Scientist and Lecturer
Department of Distributed and Multimedia Information Systems, University of Vienna, Austria.

10/2004 – 03/2006
Research Associate and Software Architect
Empolis Information Management GmbH, Rimpar, Germany.

03/2002 – 11/2002
Student Researcher
University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg, Germany in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in the context of the “High-Tech Offensive Zukunft Bayern”.

09/2001 – 06/2002
Software Developer
PASS IT-Consulting Group Aschaffenburg/Frankfurt a. M. in collaboration with the PASS IT-Consulting Group India.

04/2001 – 09/2001
Software Developer and Trainee
PASS IT-Consulting and Application Development GmbH, Würzburg, Germany.

09/2000 – 12/2000
Research Associate
Institute for Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology, University of Würzburg, Germany.

09/1999 – 02/2000
Research Associate and Trainee
Research & Development Department of the PASS IT-Consulting Group and Services in Frankfurt a. M., Germany.


Project Experience

BigGIS – Prädiktive und präskriptive Geoinformationssysteme basierend auf hochdimensionalen geotemporalen Datenstrukturen (2016 – 2018)
R&D project, public funding (BMBF – Forschungsbereich "Data Science"), total budget: €4.500.000
Role: Project Leader for Semantic Interoperability

AICASys – Adaptives, Intuitives Assistenzsystem zur intelligenten Gebäude-steuerung (2015 – 2018)
R&D project, public funding (BMBF – Forschungsprogramm Mensch-Technik-Interaktion), total budget: €1.640.000
Role: Associate Researcher (Mentoring)

ReAPP – Wiederverwendbare Roboterapplikationen für flexible Roboteranlagen basierend auf ROS Industrial (2014 – 2016)
R&D project, public funding (BMWi – Autonomik für Industrie 4.0 Programme), total budget: €6.800.000
Role: Technical Coordinator (Semantics) and Key Researcher

INTUITEL – Intelligent Tutoring Interface for Technology Enhanced Learning (2012 – 2015)
R&D project, public funding (EU FP7-ICT-2011-08), total budget: €3.700.000
Role: Work Package Leader and Key Researcher

CultLab3D – Digitization of cultural heritage artifacts (2013 – 2015)
R&D project, public and industry funding (BMWi and Fraunhofer IGD), total budget: €1.800.000
Role: Project Leader and Key Researcher

WM@UIT – Knowledge Management at Union Investment IT (2013 – 2015)
Joint industry project with Union Investment IT, Frankfurt a.M., industry funding
Role: Project Coordinator for Knowledge Management Topics and Key Researcher

soluzione Innovationspartnerschaft (2010 – ongoing)
Industry cooperation with soluzione knowledge company GmbH, Munich, industry funding
Role: Project Coordinator

Messmakler (2014 – 2015)
Joint industry project with Dimensionics GmbH, Stuttgart
Role: Project Coordinator

MobiSem – Offline Availability of RDF Repositories (2008 – 2010)
R&D project, public and industry funding (FIT-IT), total budget: €450.000
Role: Key Researcher and Technical Coordinator of Mobile Computing Workpackages

SemDAV: Semantic Enhancement of the WebDAV Protocol and New Paradigms for the Organization of Unstructured Content (2006 – 2008)
R&D project, public and industry funding, total budget: €350,000
Role: Researcher

PROLIX – Process-oriented Learning and Information eXchange (2005 – 2009)
R&D project, public funding (EU-FP7 IP), 48 month, total budget: €7.650.000
Role: Researcher and Development Coordination of the Graphical Learning Modelling Tool

METOKIS – Methodology and Tools Infrastructure for the Creation of Knowledge Units (2004 – 2005)
R&D Project, public funding (EU-FP6-IST), total budget: €3.700.000
Role: Researcher


Publications

Scientific Publications

Stand: 2017-09-19

  1. Matthias Frank, Stefan Zander, Exploiting Linked Open Data for Building Organizational Knowledge Bases using Semantic MediaWiki Paper, 9th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD 2017), Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 2017.
  2. Nicole Merkle, Stefan Zander, Agent-Based Assistance in Ambient Assisted Living through Reinforcement Learning and Semantic Technologies, The 16th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE), Springer, Rhodes, Greece, 2017.
  3. Stefan Zander, Florian Heberle, The Semantic Learning Object Model SLOM, Book Chapter in Kevin Fuchs and Peter A. Henning (Editors), Computer-Driven Instructional Design with INTUITEL – An Intelligent Tutoring Interface for Technology-Enhanced Learning, River Publishers, Gistrup, Denmark, 2017.
  4. Achim Rettinger, Stefan Zander, Maribel Acosta, York Sure-Vetter, Semantic Technologies: Enabler for Knowledge 4.0, to appear in Knowledge 4.0 – Managing Knowledge in Digital Change edited by Klaus North, Ronald Maier, Oliver Haas, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2017.
  5. Nicole Merkle, Stefan Zander, Towards Self-Adaptive Medical Coaching Agents, Third Karlsruhe Service Summit Research Workshop, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2017.
  6. Nicole Merkle, Stefan Zander, Utilizing IoT Devices for Monitoring and Adjusting Clinical Pathway Exercises, Semantic Web Technologies for the Internet of Things (SWIT 2017) colocated with 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017), Vienna, Austria, 2017.
  7. Matthias Frank, Stefan Zander, Linked Open Data for Organizational Knowledge Bases – Preliminary Work for a Linked Data Wiki, Collaborative European Research Conference CERC 2017, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2017.
  8. Nicole Merkle, Benedikt Kämpgen, Stefan Zander, The Web of Things as a Semantic Infrastructure for Ambient Assisted Living, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE), IOS Press, 2016. (submitted)
  9. Stefan Zander, Nadia Ahmed, Yingbing Hua, Empowering the Model-Driven Engineering of Robotic Applications using Ontological Semantics and Reasoning, 8th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (IC3K 2016), Porto, Portugal, 2016.
  10. Stefan Zander, Nadia Ahmed, Matthias Frank, A Survey about the Usage of Semantic Technologies for the Description of Robotic Components and Capabilities, 16th International Conference Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business (i-KNOW 2016) — International Workshop on Science, Application and Methods in Industry 4.0, Graz, Austria, 2016.
  11. Patrick Wiener, Manuel Stein, Daniel Seebacher, Julian Bruns, Matthias Frank, Viliam Simko, Stefan Zander, Jens Nimis, BigGIS: A Continuous Refinement Approach to Master Heterogeneity and Uncertainty in Spatio-Temporal Big Data, 24th International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016), San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA, 2016.
  12. Stefan Zander, Nicole Merkle, Matthias Frank, Enhancing the Utilization of IoT Devices using Ontological Semantics and Reasoning, 7th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN 2016), London, UK, 2016.
  13. Stefan Zander, Ansätze für eine verbesserte Nutzbarmachung von Komponentenbeschreibungen im Internet der Dinge durch ontologische Semantik und Inferenz, VDE Kongress 2016: Internet der Dinge – Technologien, Anwendungen, Perspektiven, Mannheim, 2016.
  14. Nicole Merkle, Stefan Zander, Improving the Utilization of AAL Devices through Semantic Web Technologies and Web of Things Concepts, 6th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH 2016), London, UK, 2016.
  15. Stefan Zander, Nadia Ahmed, Yingbing Hua, Using Ontologies for Facilitating the Reuse of ROS Robotics Software Components, 21st IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2016), Berlin, 2016. (Submitted)
  16. Yingbing Hua, Stefan Zander, Mirko Bordignon, Björn Hein, Model-driven Engineering of Industrial Robotic Applications based on AutomationML and Ontological Reasoning, 21st IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2016), Berlin, 2016.
  17. Nicole Merkle, Benedikt Kämpgen, Stefan Zander, Self-Service Ambient Intelligence Using Web of Things Technologies, International Workshop on Semantic Web Technologies in Mobile and Pervasive Environments, co-located with the 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Greece, 2016.
  18. Matthias Frank, Stefan Zander, Integrating Big Data in Geographical Information Systems using Linked APIs, 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Workshop on Services and Applications over Linked APIs and Data, Greece, 2016.
  19. Stefan Zander, Improving the Utilization of IoT Devices using Ontological Semantics and Reasoning, VDE-Congress on the Internet of Things (IoT); Special Track on Cyber-Physical Systems (Industry 4.0). Mannheim, Germany, 2016. (submitted)
  20. Nicole Merkle, Stefan Zander, Representing and Reasoning over User Intentions and Actions in Adaptive Ambient Assisted Living Environments, 2nd Workshop „Modellierung im Gesundheitswesen“ — colocated with Modellierung 2016, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2016.
  21. Anne Meyer, Stefan Zander, Rico Knapper, Thomas Setzer, Decision Support Pipelines – Durchgängige Datenverarbeitungsinfrastrukturen für die Entscheidungen von morgen, Chapter in Springer Book: "Zukunft der Arbeit”, Heidelberg, 2016. (in publication)
  22. Stefan Zander, Yingbing Hua, Utilizing Ontological Classification Systems and Reasoning for Cyber-Physical Systems, 2nd Karlsruhe Service Summit Research Workshop, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2016. —ISSIP Most Innovative Paper Award Runner up.
  23. Matthias Frank, Stefan Zander, Pushing the CIDOC-Conceptual Reference Model towards LOD by Open Annotations, GI Fachtagung Modellierung 2016, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2016.
  24. Stefan Zander, Elena Verdú, María Jesús Verdú Pérez, Christian Swertz, and Peter Henning, A Semantic MediaWiki-based Approach for the Collaborative Development of Pedagogically Meaningful Learning Content Annotations, Lecture Notes on Computer Science – Special Issue on Semantic Web Collaborative Spaces, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 2016.
  25. Stefan Zander, Georg Heppner, Georg Neugschwandtner, Ramez Awad, Marc Essinger, Nadia Ahmed, A Model-Driven Engineering Approach for ROS using Ontological Semantics, 6th International Workshop on Domain-Specific Languages and models for ROBotic systems (DSLRob-15) co-located with IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Hamburg, Germany, 2015.
  26. Stefan Zander, Ramez Awad, Expressing and Reasoning on Features of Robot-Centric Workplaces using Ontological Semantics, 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Hamburg, Germany, 2015.
  27. Natalja Kleiner, Suad Sejdovic, Stefan Zander, Thomas Setzer, Rudi Studer, Stefan Jähnichen: Big Data, Smart Data and Semantic Technologies (BDSDST). GI-Jahrestagung 2015: 1169-1170, Cottbus, Germany, 2015.
  28. Rames Awad, Ulrich Reiser, Nadia Ahmed, Stefan Zander, Wiederverwendbare Roboter-Applikationen – Flexiblere Automatisierung, DIGITAL ENGINEERING Magazin, 02/2015.
  29. Ignacio Traverso-Ribón, Stefan Zander, Jürgen Bock, The Role of Semantics in Knowledge-Intensive Case-Based Reasoning - A Systematic Survey, International Journal on Knowledge and Information Systems, ISSN: 0219-3116, (under review)
  30. Ana Sasa Bastinos, Peter Haase, Georg Heppner, Stefan Zander, Nadia Ahmed: ReApp Store – A Semantic AppStore for Applications in the Robotics Domain. 13th International Semantic Web Conference – Industry Track, Trentino, Italy, 2014.
  31. Henning, Peter; Heberle, Florian, Steicher, Alexander; Zielinsiki, Andrea; Swertz, Christian; Bock, Jürgen; Zander, Stefan (2014): Personalized Web Learning: Merging Open Educational Resources into Adaptive Courses for Higher Education. In: Kravic, M.; Santor, O.C.; Boticario, J.G.: International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP), Aalborg, Denmark, 2014.
  32. Henning, Peter A.; Fuchs, Kevin; Bock, Jürgen; Zander, Stefan; Streicher, Alexander; Zielinski, Andrea; Swertz, Christian; Forstner, Alexandra; Badii, Ata; Thiemert, Daniel; Garcia Perales, Oscar (2014): Personalized Web Learning by joining OER. In: Rensing, Christoph; Trahasch, Stephan (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the DeLFI 2014 conference. GI Lecture Notes in Informatics(P-233): 127-135.
  33. Heberle, Florian; Henning, Peter A.; Streicher, Alexander; Swertz, Christian; Bock, Jürgen; Zander, Stefan: Advancement of MOOCs with Learning Pathways. Int. Journal of Excellence in Education: Vol. 6, No.1, 2014, ISSN: 1993-8675.
  34. Stefan Zander, Context-Dependent RDF Data Replication on Mobile Devices, Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften, ISBN 978-3-8381-3641-7, Saarbrücken, 2013.
  35. C. Swertz, A. Schmölz, A. Forstner, N. Dambier, F. Heberle, P. Henning, A. Streicher, C. Burghart, J. Bock, A. Badii, L. Fuente, E. Parodi, D. Thiemert, E. Gal, M. Ronen, S. Zander, Lernpfadmodellierung mit der Webdidaktik für die adaptive Erweiterung von Lernmanagementsystemen, DeLFI 2013 – Interdisziplinäre Fachtagung Informatik, September 8-11, 2013, Bremen, Germany.
  36. C. Swertz, A. Schmölz, A. Forstner, F. Heberle, P. Henning, A. Streicher, B. Bargel, J. Bock, S. Zander: A Pedagogical Ontology as a Playground in Adaptive Elearning Environments, 7th International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Technologies (AST) at INFORMATIK 2013, September 16-20, 2013, Koblenz, Germany.
  37. Stefan Zander, Chris Chiu, Gerhard Sageder, A Computational Model for the Integration of Linked Data in Mobile Augmented Reality Applications, I-SEMANTICS – 8th International Conference on Semantic Systems – Graz, Austria, 2012.
  38. Stefan Zander, Context-Dependent RDF Data Replication on Mobile Devices, PhD Thesis, University of Vienna, Austria, 2012.
  39. Stefan Zander and Bernhard Schandl, Semantic Web-enhanced Context-aware Computing in Mobile Systems: Principles and Application, In: A.V. Senthil Kumar and Hakikur Rahman: Mobile ComputingTechniques in Emerging Markets: Systems, Applications and Services, IGI Global, 2012.
  40. Stefan Zander and Bernhard Schandl, Context-driven RDF Data Replication on Mobile Devices, Semantic Web Journal – Special Issue on Real-time and Ubiquitous Social Semantics, IOS Press, 2011.
  41. Bernhard Haslhofer, Elaheh Momeni Roochi, Bernhard Schandl and Stefan Zander, Europeana RDF Store Report, Technical Report, University of Vienna, 2011.
  42. Stefan Zander and Bernhard Schandl, A Framework for Context-driven RDF Data Replication on Mobile Devices, 6th International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-Semantics) – Graz, Austria, 2010.
  43. Bernhard Schandl and Stefan Zander, Adaptive RDF Graph Replication for Mobile Semantic Web Applications, Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Journal, Special Issue on Managing Data with Mobile Devices, 2009.
  44. Stefan Zander, A Context-Aware Approach for Integrating Semantic Web Technologies onto Mobile Devices, Proceedings of the 6th European Semantic Web Conference on The Semantic Web – Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 2009.
  45. Bernhard Schandl and Stefan Zander, Autonomous RDF Replication on Mobile Devices (Demo and Poster), 8th International Semantic Web Conference - Washington, DC, USA, 2009.
  46. Bernhard Schandl and Stefan Zander, A Framework for Adaptive RDF Graph Replication for Mobile Semantic Web Applications, Advanced Technologies and Techniques for Enterprise Information Systems, Milan, Italy, 2009.
  47. Susanne Neumann, Stefan Zander, Petra Oberhuemer, Der Graphical Learning Modeller: eine intuitive Modellierungsumgebung zur Erstellung IMS Learning Design konformer Lehr-/Lernabläufe, DeLFI 2008: 6th e-Learning Fachtagung Informatik der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. - Lübeck, Germany, 2008.
  48. Susanne Neumann, Petra Oberhuemer, Stefan Zander, Philipp Prenner, Making Sense of IMS Learning Design Level B: From Specification to Intuitive Modeling Software, EC-TEL 2007 - Second European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning - Crete, Greece, 2007.
  49. Stefan Zander, Steffen Biecker, Georg Schmidt, Heiko Richter, Warum melken Ameisen Blattläuse – Der Biokybernetische Denk- und Verhaltensansatz in organisatorischen Veränderungsprozessen, Technical Report, Technical University Darmstadt and University of Applied Sciences Würzburg, Germany, 2005.

Theses

  1. Stefan Zander, Context-Dependent RDF Data Replication on Mobile Devices, PhD Thesis, University of Vienna, Austria, 2012. (passed with distinction – grade 1,0)
  2. Stefan Zander, The Semantic Web and Ontology-based Knowledge Management – A Step towards the next Generation of Knowledge Management and Information Systems, Master Thesis, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom, 2007. (passed with distinction – final grade 1,0)
  3. Stefan Zander, The Semantic Web and Ontology-based Knowledge Management – A Synthesis towards the next Generation of Intelligent Information Systems; Exemplified by a Case Study from the EC-Research Project METOKIS, Master Thesis, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg, Germany, 2006. (passed with distinction – final grade 1,0)
  4. Stefan Zander, Steffen Biecker, Konzeption und prototypische Entwicklung eines Workflow-Management-Systems (WMS) auf Basis einer Geschäftsprozessdefinitions-sprache mit dem Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 unter Einsatz der Programmiersprache C#, Diploma Thesis, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg, Germany, 2004. (final grade 1,7)
  5. Stefan Zander, Patrick Breitenbach, Georg Schmidt, Analysis, design and prototyping of a corporate idea management system including an international, distributed software engineering process corporate with India, Student Research Report, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg, Germany, 2002. (grade 1,0)

Scientific Activities and Community Services

Program Committee Membership

21st IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2016), September 6-9, 2016, Berlin, Germany.

7th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN) — Semantic Web Technologies Track, September 19-22, 2016, London, UK.

2nd Big Data, Smart Data and Semantic Technologies Workshop (BDSDST 2016) co-located with the 46th INFORMATIK 2016 conference of the German Informatics Society

Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI), Teilkonferenz “Wissensmanagement”, Technische Universität Ilmenau, March 9 - 11, 2016. Ilmenau, Germany.

2nd International Conference on Big Data, Small Data, Linked Data and Open Data – ALLDATA 2016, February 21 - 25, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

1st Big Data, Smart Data and Semantic Technologies Workshop (BDSDST 2015) co-located with the 45th INFORMATIK 2015 conference of the German Informatics Society

1st International Conference on Big Data, Small Data, Linked Data and Open Data – ALLDATA 2015, April 19 - 24, 2015, Barcelona, Spain

8th International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Technologies (AST2014), co-located with the 44th INFORMATIK 2014 conference of the German Informatics Society

1st International Conference on Automation and Control Engineering – WICACE 2013, December 13 – 15, 2013, Sanya, Hainan, China.

1st International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personal Data – PUD 2012, Co-located with the 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, September 8 – 12, 2012, Galway, Ireland.

IEEE World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies – WICT 2011, December 11 – 14, 2011, Mumbai, India.

2nd International Workshop on Personal Semantic Data – PSD 2011, Co-located with the 6th International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2011) in cooperation with the AAAI, June 25 – 29, 2011, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

1st International Workshop on Personal Semantic Data on the Desktop and on the Web – PSD 2010, Co-Located with the 17th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management by the Masses – EKAW 2010, October 11 – 15, 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.

Organizing Activities and Memberships

Co-Organizer of the 9th Conference on Professional Knowledge Management – Experiences and Visions (WM2017), April 2017, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Organizer of the Special Session on Methods and Technologies to enhance Software Reuse in Robotics & Automation of the 21st IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), September 2016, Berlin, Germany.

Permanent Member of the FZI/KIT Working Groups (Arbeitskreise) “Automation and Robotic”, “Industry 4.0”, and “Knowledge and Information Services”.

Chair of the session “Future Mobile Technologies” held at the 24th International Trade Fair and Congress LEARNTEC 2016 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Local organizer of the INTUITEL Final Conference on Next Generation e-Learning: Adaptive Environments for mainstream Learning Management Systems 2015, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Chair of the session "Generierung von Lernmaterial" held at the 23rd International Trade Fair and Congress LEARNTEC 2015 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Co-organizer of the 1st International Workshop on Big Data, Smart Data, and Semantic Technologies (BDSDST), co-located with the 45th annual INFORMATIK 2015 conference of the German Informatics Society in Cottbus, Germany.

Leading organizer of the 1st Joint Workshops on Semantic Web and Big Data Technologies, co-located with the 44th annual INFORMATIK 2014 conference of the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.) in Stuttgart, Germany.

Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Image Processing and Applications (IJIPA)

Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Automation and Control Engineering (IJACE)

Member of the Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs) and the Scientific Network for Innovation and Research Excellence (SNIRE)

Member of the local organization committee of the 33rd International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB 2007), Vienna, Austria – Assembly and coordination of the local conference support team

Reviewer (perpetual)

Evaluator für the German Academic Exchange Service (Gutachter für den Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst – DAAD)

21st IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2016), September 6-9, 2016, Berlin, Germany.

7th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN) – Semantic Web Technologies Track, September 19-22, 2016, London, UK.

2nd International Workshop on Big Data, Smart Data and Semantic Technologies Workshop (BDSDST 2016) co-located with the 46th INFORMATIK 2016 conference of the German Informatics Society.

49th International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-49), Knowledge Management Value, Success and Performance Measurements Minitrack.

Special Track on Knowledge and Cognitive Science and Technologies (KCST 2015), co-located with the 19th Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2015, July 12 - 15, 2015 – Orlando, Florida, USA.

Special Issue of Sensors Journal (ISSN 1424-8220) – Select papers from UCAmI & IWAAL 2012 – The 6th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence.

4th International Workshop on Ambient Assisted Living (UCAmI & IWAAL 2012) – Impact factor: 2.048 (2013); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.457, 2013.

International Journal of Computers and Applications, ACTA Press, ISSN (Online): 1925-7074, ISSN (Hardcopy): 1206-212X.

Mobile Computing Techniques in Emerging Markets: Systems, Applications and Services, IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.

Knowledge Discovery Practices and Emerging Applications of Data Mining: Trends and New Domains, IGI Global, DOI:10.4018/978-1-60960-067-9.

2013 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (co-reviewer)


Invited Talks

“Semantisches Wissensmanagement für Industrie 4.0 und das Internet der Dinge (Working Title)”, 12. Stuttgarter Wissensmanagement-Tage “Wissen verbindet” – Internationale Konferenz für angewandtes Wissensmanagement, Stuttgart, Germany, 11/2016. (invitation accepted)

“Ein Ansatz zur kollaborativen Erstellung von ausdrucksmächtigen Annotationen für Lernressourcen mittels Semantic MediaWiki”, Bildungskongress der Bundeswehr, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität der Bundeswehr, Hamburg, Germany, 09/2016.

“Pattern in der Nutzerzentrierten Softwareentwicklung von Multimedia Anwendungen”, Invited Lecture, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Computer Science, 06/2016.

“Fortschrittliche Technologien zur Wissensgewinnung am Beispiel Internet of Things”, Invited Lecture, Darmstadt University, MediaCampus Dieburg, Germany, 04/2016.

“Semantische Metadaten in digitalen Bibliotheken: Anwendungen & Herausforderungen”, Invited Lecture, Darmstadt University, MediaCampus Dieburg, Germany, 04/2016.

“An ontology-based approach for the formal verification and validation of reconfigurable Robot Applications”, European Robotics Forum 2016 – Ontologies for Robots Workshop, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 03/2016. (The presentation was held by my colleague Mrs. Nadia Ahmed)

“Utilizing Ontological Axioms for a Flexible Specification of Template-based Robotic Applications”, European Robotics Forum 2016 – Hybrid Production Systems, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 03/2016. (The presentation was held by my colleague Mrs. Nadia Ahmed)

“Semantic MediaWiki in der Forschung”, Invited talk of the Freiburger Wikipedia Community as part of the celebration ceremony of the 15th anniversary of the German Wikipedia (Wikipedia Deutschland), Freiburg, Germany, 03/2016. (The presentation was held by my colleague Mr. Matthias Frank)

“Mobile Semantic Computing: Principles and Applications”, Invited Lecture, University of Applied Sciences Hof, Hof, Germany, 01/2016.

“ErrorHandling in Swift unter IOS”, Invited Lecture, University of Applied Sciences Hof, Germany, 01/2016.

“How to do Proper Research?”, IPE4Students Academy, Karlsruhe, 12/2015.

“Wissensmanagement nach ISO 9001:2015 – Mit einem Semantischen Wiki Chancen Nutzen und Herausforderungen Begegnen”, 11. Stuttgarter Wissensmanagement-Tage ‘Wissen verbindet’, Stuttgart, Germany, 11/2015. (This talk was given by my colleagues, Mrs. Natalja Kleiner and Dr. Benedikt Kämpgen)

“Creating INTUITEL-Compliant Learning Content with Semantic MediaWiki”, INTUITEL Final Conference on Next Generation e-Learning: Adaptive Environments for mainstream Learning Management Systems, 06/2015.

“Reasoning on Features of Robot-Centric Workplaces using Ontological Semantics”, European Robotics Forum 2015 – Hybrid Production Systems, Vienna, Austria, 03/2015.

“Advanced Modeling Concepts for Semantic MediaWiki-based Knowledge Management”, Union Investment IT, Frankfurt a.M., 06/2014

“Using Context as a Basis for Mobile RDF Data Replication”, Invited Talk, FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany, 11/2012.

“Applications of Semantic Technologies on Mobile Platforms”, Austrian Android Developers Day, Vienna, Austria, 05/2009.

“Was bringt das Semantic Web? Chancen und Entwicklungspotentiale / Wie lassen sich die unzähligen Web-Inhalte passgenau und gezielt für konkrete Aufgaben nutzen?”, Keynote Speaker at the Summerschool IT, organized by the University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg, Germany, 09/2006.

“Der Biokybernetische Denk- und Verhaltensansatz in organisatorischen Veränderungsprozessen”, Invited Talk, T-Systems, Darmstadt, Germany, 05/2005.

“Hemmnisse des Wandels – Der Umgang mit Widerständen in Veränderungsprozessen”, Invited Talk, Lufthansa Systems, Frankfurt a. M. / Kelsterbach, Germany, 01/2002.

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