ServTech PresidentDr. 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.