Domain Coordinators

Business Process Engineering:

Jorge L. Sanz, IBM, United States of America

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.

Business data engineering and analytics:

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.

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).

Enterprise & Conceptual Modelling:

Ulrich Frank, University of 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

Enterprise Architecture:

Henderik A. 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, Instituto Superior Técnico, 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 and Business Transformation:

Frank Harmsen, Ernst & Young and Maastricht University, the 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.

Service Innovation:

Eng Chew, University of Technology, Sydney, 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.

Social & Frontier Technologies:

K.-J. Lin, University of California, Irvine, United States of America

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.


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