Prof. Dr. Lutz Heuser is Head of Global Research & Innovation 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 center CEC Karlsruhe, as well as three joint
venture research centers 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.
Prof. Dr. Gerti Kappel is a full professor of business informatics
at the Vienna University of Technology since 2001. Prior to that she was a
professor of computer science at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz.
She received the Ms and PhD degrees in computer science
from the University of Vienna and Vienna University of Technology
in 1984 and 1987, respectively. From 1987 to 1989 she was
a visiting researcher at Centre Universitaire d'Informatique,
Geneva, Switzerland. Her current research interests include
object-oriented modeling, database/web integration,
ubiquitous web technologies, web engineering,
and applications to workflow management and electronic commerce.
She has been involved in national and international joint projects between
university and industry. Recently, she coedited the book
"Web Engineering - Systematic Development of Web Applications",
published by dpunkt.verlag, 2004.
Prof. Dr. Roel Wieringa holds the chair of information systems at the
University of Twente, the Netherlands. His research interests include methods
for requirements specification and architecture design of cooperative
information systems, the analysis and design of coordination support within
and across organizations, methods for aligning information systems to business
architecture, and the integration of formal and informal specification
techniques. His book on Requirements Engineering was published in 1996 by
Wiley, and a book on Design Methods for Reactive Systems was published in 2003
by Morgan Kaufmann. He is chair of the Steering Committee of the IEEE
International Requirements Engineering Conference.