July 19-22, 2005, Technische Universität München, Germany


July 19-22, 2005, Technische Universität München, Germany


Keynote Speakers

Stuart Feldman is responsible for the overall strategy and execution of the business-oriented parts of the software and services strategy: industry knowledge and solutions, business collaboration, optimization, and process transformation as well as digital media and electronic commerce. Before that, as Vice President for Internet Technology in the Systems and Technology Group, he was responsible for overall strategies relating to the future of the Internet and providing thought leadership for IBM’s Systems and Technology Group. His department created experimental Internet-based applications, drove a number of key Internet standards and policies, and ran the Extreme Blue program. Before that, he was Head of Computer Science in the Research division, responsible for growth and focus of the computer science research effort across the IBM Research Division. He was also the director of the IBM Institute for Advanced Commerce. Stuart Feldman received an A.B. in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University and a Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer is director of the Institute for Information Systems (IWi) at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). He is consulting professor at Tongji-University Shanghai as well as at the Chinese Academy of Science. His research focusses on information and process management in industry, services and administration. Prof. Scheer is the founder and chairman of the supervisory board of IDS Scheer AG as well as of imc, information multimedia ommunica-tion AG, both based in Saarbrücken. He is the editor of various serial books and journals and organizes the conference "Saarbrücker Arbeitstagung" once a year. He has written more than 300 essays and more than 10 books. Among them are the standards "Business Process Engineering", "ARIS: Business Process Frameworks" and "ARIS: Business Process Modeling". These books have been translated into English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Czech and Polish.

Professor Lutz Heuser, Vice-President, is Head of SAP Research and Chief Development Architect at SAP AG. He is responsible for all strategic research programs and the global innovation transfer into the product

portfolio of SAP. His main areas of expertise include eLearning, pervasive computing, Internet services, and business processes technology. Prior to joining SAP, Lutz Heuser was managing director of the European Research Organization of Digital Equipment Corporation and member of the extended board of the German subsidiary of Digital. He was co-founder of the renowned research centre CEC Karlsruhe, as well as three joint venture research centres with Universities of Karlsruhe, Darmstadt, and Dresden. Lutz received his doctoral degree in Informatics from the University of Karlsruhe and his diploma in Informatics from the University of Darmstadt. Lutz holds a professor visitante at the National University of Paraguay in Asuncion at the Faculty for Economical Sciences and provides lectures in Collaborative Business Processes Research. Furthermore, in June 2004 he was appointed as a honorary professor of the University of Darmstadt. Lutz Heuser has been author and co-author of two books and more than 25 research papers.

Stuart Feldman, Ph. D.

Vice President, On Demand Business Transformation Area Strategist, IBM Research

Prof. Dr. Lutz Heuser

Vice President of Corporate Research and Chief Development Architect, SAP

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer

Institut for Information Systems (IWi)
at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

  • Stuart Feldman, Ph. D. (IBM)
  • Prof. Dr. Lutz Heuser (SAP)
  • Prof. Ramayya Krishnan, PhD (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Prof. John Riedl, PhD (University of Minnesota)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer (IDS Scheer AG)
  • Prof. John Riedl, PhD

    University of Minnesota

    Department of Computer Science

    John Riedl has been a member of the faculty of the computer science  department of the University of Minnesota since March 1990.  In 1992  he co-founded the GroupLens Research project on collaborative  information filtering, and has been co-directing it since.  In 1996 he  co-founded Net Perceptions to commercialize GroupLens.  Net  Perceptions was the leading recommender systems company during the  Internet boom.  In 1999, John and other Net Perceptions' co-founders shared the MIT Sloan School's award for E-Commerce Technology.  They  also shared the World Technology Award for being judged among the  individual leaders worldwide who most contributed to the advance of  emerging technologies for the benefit of business and society. John received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 1983. He earned a master's degree in omputer science  in 1985 and a doctorate in computer science in 1990 from Purdue  University.  He is presently Professor at the University of Minnesota.

    Prof. Ramayya Krishnan, PhD

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Ramayya Krishnan is the W. W. Cooper and Ruth F. Cooper Professor of Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. He has a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, a M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and a PhD in Management Science and Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin. He is faculty chair of the university's Masters of Information Systems Management (www.mism.cmu.edu) program. Professor Krishnan's research interests lie in problems that arise at the interface of technology, business and policy aspects of internet-enabled systems. His current research projects investigate the emergence of virtual communities in peer-to-peer networks, study intermediation in e-markets and the design of policies that take into account the competing needs of promoting data access and protecting privacy. His research on these topics is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office, ARPA, and other private foundations.

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