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Track Chairs (Domain Coordinators)

Business Process Engineering

  • Jorge Sanz

    IBM Research, USA

    Jorge Sanz has spent over 20 years doing foundational research and practical work in business transformation, information sciences and communication technologies. He has a PhD in applied mathematics and computer science, and specializes in analytical modeling for companies, business processes and organizational performance. He has worked for several years in telecommunications, health care and banking industries. He was Full Professor in the United States and President of a business and economics school. Before this work, he has also conducted extensive research on high-speed signal and real-time video processing and analysis and parallel computing. Jorge conducts research on enterprise engineering, componentized business architecture and the role of information technology as a transformational instrument in line-of-businesses. Today, he works for IBM Research and does work on the liaisons between business processes and information, as well as deep analytics for business performance modeling and prediction. He actively consults for European, American and Chinese companies. He leads professional activities in international communities of business, informatics, service engineering. He has chaired several conferences on the interplay of business and IT, both from an architecture and a practice view. Jorge has more than 120 published papers and several books. He is a Fellow of the IEEE Society.

  • Jan Mendling

    Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU Vienna), Austria

    Prof. Dr. Jan Mendling is a Full Professor and head of the Institute for Information Business at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU Vienna), Austria. His research areas include Business Process Management, Conceptual Modelling and Enterprise Systems. He has published more than 200 research papers and articles, among others in ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering, Information Systems, Data & Knowledge Engineering, and Decision Support Systems. He is member of the editorial board of three international journals, one of the founders of the Berlin BPM Community of Practice (http://www.bpmb.de), organizer of several academic events on process management, and member of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining. His Ph.D. thesis has won the Heinz-Zemanek-Award of the Austrian Computer Society and the German Targion-Award for dissertations in the area of strategic information management.

Enterprise Modeling

  • Ulrich Frank

    University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

    Ulrich Frank holds the chair of Information Systems and Enterprise Modelling at the Institute of Computer Science and Business Information Systems at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His main research topic is enterprise modelling, i.e. the development and evaluation of modelling languages, methods and corresponding tools. Further areas of research include method engineering, models at run time, methods for IT management and research methods. Ulrich Frank is Editor in Chief of the Journal Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures and associate Editor of the Journals Business & Information Systems Engineering, Software and Systems Modeling and Information Systems and E-Business Management. He has been actively involved in numerous conferences and various major research projects. He had assignments as visiting researcher/professor in various countries. Ulrich Frank is the founding director of the international student exchange network IS:link.

Enterprise Architecture

  • Erik Proper

    Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

    Prof.dr. Henderik A. Proper, Erik to friends, is a senior research manager at the Public Research Centre - Henri Tudor in Luxembourg. He also holds a chair in Information Systems at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Erik currently leads the Enterprise Engineering research team involving researchers from these two institutions. His Luxembourg based team works on three large FNR (Luxembourgish research funding agency) funded research projects. Erik is driven by the desire to create theories that work. Therefore, he has always mixed his work in academia with work in industry, by working for consultancy firms. He co-authored two books on enterprise architecture, and provided substantial contributions to two other books on this topic. Erik is one of the co-initiators of the development of the ArchiMate language for Enterprise Architecture. He is also an editor in-chief of a book series on Enterprise Engineering, published by Springer.

Enterprise Engineering

  • José Tribolet

    Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

    José Tribolet is Full Professor of Information Systems at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, in Portugal. His main academic interests are in the areas of Enterprise Engineering, Enterprise Architecture, and Enterprise Governance and Enterprise Transformation. Dr. Tribolet holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT (1977). He spent a full sabbatical year (1997-98) at MIT´s Sloan School ofManagement. He was a guest professor at University of St. Gallen´s IWI during the spring term of 2012. He is presently the leading member of the Advisory Board of GPERRTIC, a 6 year national strategic program to rationalize and improve the IS/ITC infrastructures of the Portuguese public administration.

Enterprise & Business Transformation

  • Frank Harmsen

    Ernst & Young EMEIA Center of Excellence IT Transformation, Maastricht University and Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Prof. Dr. Frank Harmsen (1968) is Director at the Ernst & Young EMEIA Center of Excellence IT Transformation, and professor at Maastricht University and Free University Amsterdam. He has been working since 1992 for international companies and government institutions as a consultant, manager and researcher in the Enterprise Transformation domain. His expertise focuses on topics such as Organizational Change Management, Situational Method Engineering and IT Strategy & Governance. He is co-chair of the Practice-driven Research on Enterprise Transformation (PRET) series.

  • Wolfgang Molnar

    Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

    Dr. Wolfgang A. Molnar works as a Research Fellow for the EE-Team hosted by the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor in Luxembourg. He earned his Ph.D. in Information Systems and Management from the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick(UK). His expertise focuses on socio-technical aspects in transforming enterprises and developing Information Systems. He is currently creating a situational enterprise engineering method focused on Enterprise Transformation, by identifying related competencies and skills by selecting and comparing relevant and contemporary enterprise architecture frameworks.

Business (Model) & Service Innovation

  • Eng Chew

    Sydney University of Technology, Australia

    Eng Chew is Professor of Business and IT Strategy at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) since 2005, and a part-time Industry Advisor. He is a former Chief Information Officer of SingTel Optus, and has over 25 years of industry experience in IT and Telecommunications in Australia. A former Chair of the joint International Standards Organization-International Telecommunications Union (ISO/ITU) Standards Committee on Open Distributed Processing (1992-97), Dr. Chew is currently active on Service Innovation research on which he recently published a textbook. He received B.E. from the University of Melbourne, M.Eng.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Empowering & Enabling Technologies

  • Stéphane Marchand-Maillet

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

    Stéphane Marchand-Maillet is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Imperial College UK. He is the founding leader of the Viper Research group on Information Retrieval and Machine Learning. His research interests are related to Information Mining, Recommendation and Retrieval applied to Multimedia, Business and e-Learning data. He is involved in several international scientific committees, including as Chair of the Technical Committee 12 of the International Association for Pattern Recognition. He was general co-chair of the ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (ACM CIVR 2009) and ACM SIGIR Conference on R&D on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR 2010).

  • Ying Chen

    IBM Research, USA

    Ying Chen is a Research Staff Member, Master Inventor and a Sr. Manager at IBM Almaden Research Center. She is currently leading a team focused on developing Discovery technologies leveraging analytics, modeling and simulation capabilities, and applying such capabilities in different industry domains such as Smarter Commerce, R&D across Life sciences, Chemicals and Petroleum, Materials, Natural Resources, and Healthcare. She also has extensive backgrounds in storage systems, parallel and distributed computing, databases, performance evaluation and modeling. Ying received Ph.D. from Computer Science Department at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has over 12 years of industry experience in IBM research center and 3 years in a start-up company.

Social & Frontier Technologies

  • Takayuki Ito

    Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

    Dr. Takayuki ITO is Associate Professor of Nagoya Institute of Technology (NIT). He received Doctor of Engineering from NIT in 2000. He was Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and Associate Professor of Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST). He was Visiting Researcher at USC, Harvard University and MIT Sloan School of Management. Currently, he is a senior researcher at University of Tokyo. He is a board member of IFAAMAS, PC-chair of AAMAS2013, PRIMA2009, and was a SPC/PC member in many top-level conferences (IJCAI, AAMAS, ECAI, AAAI, etc). He received the Young Scientists’ Prize from Japanese Government, 2007, and several other awards. He is Principle Investigator of the Japan Cabinet Office Funding Program for Next Generation World-Leading Researchers (NEXT Program).

Data-Driven Service and Market Engineering

  • Thomas Setzer

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

    Thomas is heading the Research Group “Corporate Services and Systems”, at KIT, a joint initiative of KIT, Research Center for Information Technologies (FZI), and Bayer AG. Previously Thomas worked as post-doctorial researcher in the field of IT Service Operations Management at Technische Universität München in collaboration with Siemens and IBM. For his recent work on IT virtualization and automation topics, Thomas won the INFORMS ISS Design Science Award. Thomas dedicates his work to research on advanced analytics and pattern-based service management as well as on the foundations of dimensionality reduction, robust prediction, and probabilistic reasoning in big data.

  • Christof Weinhardt

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

    Christof is heading the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing at the School of Economics and Business Engineering at KIT. He is member of the board of directors at the Research Center for Information Technologies in Karlsruhe (FZI). As director, he is furthermore responsible for the research area Information Process Engineering (IPE) at FZI. Since 2012, Christof is Dean of the School of Economics and Business Engineering. In his research, Christof focuses on combining innovative research questions from the areas of Information Engineering, Service Sciences and Market Engineering with scenarios in eCommerce, eLearning, Energy Industry, Financial Services, and Cloud computing.