Steering Committee

● Birgit Hofreiter, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
● Christian Huemer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
● Henderik A. Proper, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
● Jorge Sanz, IBM Research, USA
● KJ Lin, University of California, Irvine, USA
● Stéphane Marchand-Maillet, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • Birgit Hofreiter

    Vienna University of Technology, Austria

    Birgit Hofreiter is head of the Informatics Innovation Center (i2c) of the Faculty of Informatics at Vienna University of Technology. After her PhD, Birgit spent two years as post doctoral research fellow at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) based on her research work in the field of inter-organisational systems which has been awarded with an Erwin Schrödinger grant (J2634-N15) by the Austrian Science Fund. Before she returned to Vienna, Birgit was assistant professor at the BPM Group at University of Liechtenstein. Birgit has a long time working experience in Business-to-Business and e-Government interoperability by working for the United Nations Center for Trade Facilitation and e-Business (UN/CEFACT) to develop standards and recommendations for interoperability used in inter-organizational projects. She has been on the organizing committee of several major e-business related conferences and is executive member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Business Informatics Systems (TC BIS). Additionally, Birgit is on the editorial board of community related journals and editor-in-chief of the IEEE Letter on Business Informatics.

  • Christian Huemer

    Vienna University of Technology, Austria

    Christian Huemer is associate professor at the Vienna University of Technology, where he also serves as Vice Dean of Academic Affairs for Business Informatics. In addition, he is director of the Research Studios “Inter-organizational Systems (IOS)” and “Smart Agent Technologies (SAT)” of Research Studios Austria (RSA) - a not-for-profit research institution. Christian Huemer has a long time working experience in the United Nations Center For Trade Facilitation and e-Business (UN/CEFACT), where he acted for several years as chair of techniques and methodologies. He serves on the board of directors of Austria Pro – an e-business promotion agency in co-operation with the Austrian Economic Chamber and he is Austria Pro’s Chief Standards Officer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • KJ Lin

    University of California, Irvine, USA

    Since 1993, KJ Lin has been a Professor in the EECS Department at the University of California, Irvine. He is an IEEE Fellow and Editor-In-Chief of the Springer journal on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications. He is also the Editor-In-Chief of the Software Publication Track of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering. He was the Co-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Business Informatics and Systems (TCBIS) 2003-2011. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2002-2006, and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers, 1996-2000. He is a Principal Scientist of the Intel-NTU Connected Context Computing Center which is a collaborative effort between Intel and National Taiwan University for the development of machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies. He has organized many international conferences, most recently as conference chairs of CEC 2012 and SOCA 2011, program vice-chairs of ICPP 2010 and ICPADS 2011. His research interest includes service-oriented computing, sensor systems, enterprise system middleware, real-time systems, and distributed computing.

  • 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).


Cap Gemini
Swiss National Science Foundation
Conference Univseritaire de Suisse Orientale
Republique et Canton de Genève
University of Geneva