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Conference Chair

Matthias Jarke
RWTH Aachen

Brief Bio
Matthias Jarke is professor of information systems at RWTH Aachen Universities and Director of the Fraunhofer FIT Institute for Applied IT at Birlinghoven Castle, Germany. After studying  business administration and computer science, and receiving a doctorate in Business Informatics from the University of Hamburg, he served on the faculties of Stern School of Business, New York University, and the University of Passau, prior to joining RWTH Aachen in 1991. From 2010-2015, he was part of the Fraunhofer Presidential Board with responsibility for the 19 ICT institutes in Fraunhofer.Matthias Jarke’s main research are a has been metadata management for applications in business, culture, and engineering. He is currently co-speaker of the national interdisciplinary excellence cluster “Internet of Production” at RWTH Aachen, co-initiator of the Fraunhofer-led International Data Spaces Initiative, and co-founder of the Fraunhofer Center on Digital Energy. He has served as Editor of leading journals, and Program Chair of almost all leading database and IS conferences. As president of the GI German Informatis Society, he was scientific coordinator of the first national “Informatics Year” during which Chancellor Merkel started her series of Annual IT Summits. Matthias is member of numerous national and international advisory boards, elected member of the acatech National Academy of Science and Engineering, ACM Fellow, and GI Fellow.  ... More >>


Program Chair

Cornel Klein
CT RDA SSI, Siemens AG

Brief Bio
Cornel Klein is Research Program Manager within the Technology Field “Software and Systems Innovation” of Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich. He is current leading a corporate research program on validation and engineering of intelligent and autonomous systems. Starting his career 1998 at Siemens Public Networks, he held several leading and expert positions within the company and also represented Siemens in external partnerships like ITEA, ARTEMIS/ECSEL and SPES. He has gained an extensive knowledge in communications, cyber-physical and embedded systems, software- and systems engineering as well as in various application domains like automotive, mobility and smart cities/smart buildings. Cornel Klein holds a master and a PhD degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich. ... More >>