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Executive Committee


Bernd Krämer

Prof. Dr. Bernd J. Krämer is the co-founder and president of ServTech. He is a Professor Emeritus of Software Engineering at FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany, where he was a full professor from 1992 to 2012 and held the Chair of Distributed Systems and Software Engineering. Before joining FernUniversität, he was an Adjunct Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and a Senior Scientist and Project Manager at GMD, the German National Research Institute of Computer Science, which later became part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. He has been a guest professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the International Computer Science Institute at UC Berkeley, Monash University in Melbourne, Queensland University of Technology, and McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is a past president of the Society for Design & Process Sciences (SDPS), the first professional society to promote transdisciplinary research and education, now better known as technology convergence. He has been an advisor to the European Commission, the German Federal Government, the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, and an IT consultant and board member of an IT company in Germany. He has been the consortium leader or principal investigator on over 30 international research projects that were funded by the EU, the German Science Foundation (DFG), the German Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, the US National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, MITI in Japan, and industry. In 2003, together with Mike Papazoglou and others, he founded the International Conference on Service-oriented Computing (ICSOC) series.

His long-term research has been in software engineering, with a strong focus on formal methods and distributed applications. He has also investigated collective intelligence in social networks and e-learning technology and human task management in socio-technical and service-based systems.  He has initiated, led, and participated in nationally funded as well as large EC projects, including the ESPRIT project GRASPIN in 1983,  the FP4 project EuropeMMM, the FP7 project IMAGINE, and the Horizon 2020 projects ICP4Life, QUALITOP, and ONCOSCREEN. In one of his last university projects, he designed a repository-based network for the exchange of digital media in education, enables the seamless integration of heterogeneous learning management systems and learning tools. The result has been implemented in several German states, especially in the school sector, and is currently being integrated and further developed in the German government's plans to establish a national education platform. He has published extensively in several books and book chapters, five university-level e-learning courses, academic journals, and refereed conference proceedings. He has also co-edited journal issues, books, and conference proceedings.

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Vice President

Mike Papazoglou

Prof. Dr. Michael P. Papazoglou ( is the co-founder and Vice President of ServTech. Papazoglou is a highly respected academic with notable experience in areas of education, research, and leadership in computer science, information systems, industrial engineering, digital manufacturing, and smart healthcare. He is an Emeritus Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Tilburg University where he worked from 1996 to 2021, and where he was also the Executive Director of the European Research Institute in Service Science. He was Full Professor and Head of School at the Queensland Univ. of Technology in Brisbane from 1991 to 1996, a Reader at the Australian National University from 1989 to 19991, and a Senior Researcher at the German National Research Institute of Computer Science (GMD) in Bonn from 1984 to 1989. Papazoglou is known as one of the original promoters of ‘Service-Oriented Computing’ and was the Scientific Director of the acclaimed EC’s Network of Excellence in Software Systems and Services (S-CUBE). He is credited with establishing local ‘pockets of research excellence’ in-service science and engineering in several European countries, Australia, and the UAE.

Papazoglou is one of the world's most highly cited authors in the field of service engineering and Web services, with a publication record of 32 books (authored and edited) and well over 200 prestigious peer-reviewed scientific papers with approximately 22,000 citations (H-index factor 59). He holds honorary professorships at 13 universities around the world, including the Universities of New South Wales, and Macquarie University in Sydney, the University of Paris Descartes and Lyon University in France, Sapienza University in Rome, and Trento University in Italy, Politecnica de Catalunya, in Barcelona and Ray Juan Carlos University in Madrid. He forged extensive and longstanding links to the European and Australian industry – including companies such as Airbus, IBM Research, FIAT Research, HP Research, De Loitte’s, PWC, Ericsson, SAP, Thales, etc. His research work over the past 15 years has been funded by the EC, the Australian Research Council, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences, and other funding sources to the tune of well over 10M€.  He has been the scientific director of several EC projects and acted as an evaluator/reviewer and consultant to various governments, national research bodies, and institutes in N. America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and Asia.

Papazoglou is featured in Who’s Who in the World (Marquis), Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (Marquis), Who’s Who in Maths and Information Technology (Marquis), Who’s Who in Australia, and Int'l Who's Who of Professionals. In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession for more than 20 years, he has been awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who, the world's leading publisher of biographical profiles.