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Executive Committee


Bernd Krämer

Prof. Dr. Bernd J. Krämer, is the co-founder and President of ServTech. He is Professor Emeritus in software engineering with FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany. From 1992 til 2012, he was a full professor at FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany, where he headed the Chair of Distributed Systems and Software Engineering. Before joining FernUniversität, he was Adjunct Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and Senior Scientist and Project Manager of GMD, the German National Research Institute of Computer Science, which became later part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. He was a guest professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong Universitity, the International Computer Science Institute at UC Berkeley, Monash University in Melbourne, Queensland University of Technology, and McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is past president of the Society for Design & Process Sciences (SDPS), the first professional society fostering 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 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. In 2003 he co-founded with Mike Papazoglou and others the series of International Conferences on Service-oriented Computing (ICSOC).

Mike Papazoglou

His long-term research has been on software engineering with a strong focus on formal methods and distributed applications. He also investigated e-learning technolog and human task management in socio-technical and service-based systems and innovation processes and collective intelligence in social networks. He has initiated and led various nationally funded and major IST projects starting with the ESPRIT project GRASPIN in 1983 and ongoing with the FP 4 project EuropeMMM, FP7 project IMAGINE, and Horizon 2020 projects ICP4Life and QUALITOP. In one of his last university projects, he designed a repository-based network for the exchange of digital media in education,, that enables the seemless integration of heterogeneous learning management systems and learning tools. The outcome was rolled out in various German states, especially in the school sector, and is currently being incorporated and evolved in the plans of the Federal Government to establish a National Education Platform. He published his research results extensively in several books and book chapters, five university-level e-learning courses, scholarly journals, and refereed conference proceedings. Further, he co-edited journal issues, books, and conference proceedings.

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Vice President

Prof. Michael P. Papazoglou ( is the co-founder and Vice President of ServTech. Papazoglou 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 smart healthcare. He is an Emeritus Professor and Chair of Computer science at Tilburg University where he worked from 1996 to 202, and where he also was the executive director of the European Research Institute in Service Science. He served as a Full Professor and Head of School at the Queensland Univ. of Technology in Brisbane from 1991 to 1996, Reader at the Australian National University from 1989 to 19991, and principal research scientist at the German National Research Institute of Computer Science GMD in Bonn from 1984 to 1989. Papazoglou is noted as one of the original promulgators 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 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 well over 200 prestigious peer-refereed scientific papers along with approx. 22,000 citations (H-index factor 59). He holds distinguished/honorary professorships at 13 universities around the globe – 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, longstanding ties to the European and Australian industry – including such companies as Airbus, IBM Research, FIAT Research, HP Research, De Loitte’s, PWC, Ericsson, SAP, Thales, etc. His personal research work for the past 15 years was funded to the tune of well over 10M€ 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 and was scientific director of several EC projects. He has served as an evaluator/appraiser and adviser for several governments, national research bodies and institutes in N. America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Asia.

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. He 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 his field of expertise for over 20 years.