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Executive Committee


Dr. Bernd J. Krämer, Professor Emeritus of FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany.
Until August 2012, Bernd J. Krämer was a full professor at FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany, where he headed the Chair of Distributed Systems and Software Engineering. He obtained a diploma (MS) and a doctorate in Computer Science from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He was Guest Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong Universitity from July 2012 to July 2015, Visiting Professor at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley. Before joining FernUniversität in Hagen, he was Adjunct Professor at Naval Postgraduate SchoolMonterey, California, from May 1989 to July 1990 and Senior Scientist and Project Manager of GMD in Sankt Augustin, Germany, now part of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
His research interests include: distributed and component-based software engineering, service-oriented computing, e-learning technology, and social software. He has published four books including two textbooks, nine university-level e-learning courses, 24 book chapters, more than 40 journal articles, and more than 80 refereed articles in scholarly conference proceedings. Further, he co-edited four journal issues and 14 books and conference proceedings. He was the consortium leader or principal investigator of over 30 international research projects that were funded by the EU, the German Science Foundation (DFG), the German Minister of Science and Technology, the US National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, MITI in Japan and industry.
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Vice President

Prof. Dr. Michael P. Papazoglou (Male) is a highly acclaimed academic with noteworthy experience in areas of education, research and leadership pertaining to computer science, information systems, industrial engineering, digital manufacturing, and digital healthcare. He is an honorary Professor at the University of New South Wales and Macquarie University in Sydney, University of Trento, Italy, a Distinguished Visitor of the Universitat Politecnica di Catalunya, Barcelona, and an Emeritus Professor and Chair of Computer science at Tilburg University where he also was the executive director of European Research Institute in Service Science. He is also a co-founder and vice President of ServTech. He is noted as one of the original promulgators of ‘Service-Oriented Computing’ and was the scientific director of the acclaimed European Network of Excellence in Software Systems and Services (S-CUBE). He is renowned for establishing local ‘pockets of research excellence’ in service science and engineering in several European countries, Australia and the UAE. Papazoglou is an author of the most highly cited papers in the area of service engineering and Web services worldwide with a record of publishing 32 (authored and edited) books, and over 250 prestigious peer-refereed papers along with over 20,000 citations. He holds distinguished/honorary professorships at 11 universities around the globe and has forged extensive, longstanding ties to the European industry. His research work was/is funded by the European Union, the Australian Research Council, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and other international sources and has served as scientific leader of several EU projects. He has served as an evaluator/appraiser and adviser for several national research bodies and institutes in N. America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Asia. Papazoglou is the co-founder of the international conferences on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS) and Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC) as well as the co-founder of the monograph book series for MIT Press in Information Systems and for the Springer-Verlag book series in Service Science.
Michael Papazoglou is listed in the 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. Michael Papazoglou was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles for having excelled in in his field of expertise for over 20 years.