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Dr. Christoph G. Schuetz

Hey there! That guy in the picture, that's me: My name is Christoph, and I'm assistant professor of business informatics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. You may now ask: Where's Linz? And what's business informatics anyway? Well, the first one's easy: Linz is a city by the Danube in Upper Austria. The second one takes a little bit more time to explain but you may think of business informatics as a kind of applied computer science with a hint of social sciences.

Personally, I'm more on the computer-science side of the discipline. You know, building systems, mainly in the areas of business intelligence and analytics, but also business process modeling and management. Still, I'm also doing research on the social and organizational aspects of computing: investigating people's attitudes towards security and privacy as well as looking at the pracitical and theoretical lessons that can be learned from business intelligence and analytics projects. I've also looked at companies' social media strategies from a game theory perspective.

During my time at the Department of Business Informatics – Data & Knowledge Engineering – that's my group at university, which I'm currently deputy head of – I've been involved in multiple collaborative research projects together with various industry partners, such as Frequentis AG, solvistas GmbH, or smartbow GmbH. Some of my master's students have been working for such companies as ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH as part of their thesis work. I've also had (and in some cases still have) research collaborations with the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (on Knowledge Graph OLAP), the University of Massachusetts Boston, the University of Konstanz, and Portland State University but also NASA's Intelligent Systems Division (on ontologies in air traffic management [1, 2]). Should you be interested in a research collaboration, whether as an industry or academic partner, please don't hesitate to contact me. If you are a student and interested in a master's thesis, possibly together with a company, you're also more than welcome to just send me an e-mail.

2015-nowPost-doctoral researcher / Assistant Professor at Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz at the Institute of Business Informatics - Data & Knowledge Engineering
2010-2015

Doctoral program in Social and Economic Sciences / Business Informatics at JKU Linz

Thesis: Multilevel Business Processes - Modeling and Data Analysis, Springer Vieweg 2015.

2014Visiting researcher on a Marietta Blau Grant at University of Konstanz, Germany, with Prof. Marc H. Scholl's group
2012Visiting researcher on Marshall Plan Scholarship at Portland State University, OR, USA, with Prof. Lois M. L. Delcambre's group
2005-2010

Diploma program in Business Informatics at JKU Linz

Thesis: Extending data warehouses with hetero-homogeneous dimension hierarchies and cubes - A proof-of concept prototype in Oracle

This thesis won the TDWI Award 2011 for Diploma and Master's Thesis awarded by The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) Europe as the best thesis in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on business intelligence.

2007/2008Exchange student on ERASMUS scholarship at Université Paris-Dauphine

 

Internships at Oracle Austria and SAP Research CEC Karlsruhe.

 

2020-2022WP Leader

SlotMachine: A Privacy-Preserving Marketplace for Slot Management

Joint project with Frequentis AG, Austrian Institute of Technology, EUROCONTROL

Funding by SESAR Joint Undertaking / EU Horizon 2020

2020-2022Key Researcher

AISA: AI Situational Awareness Foundation for Advancing Automation

Joint project with University of Zagreb, TU Braunschweig, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, and Skyguide

Funding by SESAR Joint Undertaking / EU Horizon 2020

2020-2021Project Leader

eTutor++: An adaptive e-learning system with personalized exercising tailored to students’ individual learning curves

Funding by JKU Business School

2016-2018WP Leader

BEST: Achieving the Benefits of SWIM by Making Smart Use of Semantic Technologies

Joint project with Frequentis AG, SINTEF, and EUROCONTROL

Funding by SESAR Joint Undertaking / EU Horizon 2020

2015-2018Key Researcher

AgriProKnow: Process-Related Information Management for Precision Dairy Farming

Joint project with Smartbow GmbH, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Josephinum Research, JKU Linz - Institute of Stochastics, Wasserbauer GmbH

Funding by Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) in program "Production of the Future"

2013/2014Senior Researcher

Customization of Domain-Specific Reference Models for Data Warehouses

Joint project with BI Business Intelligence Accelerator GmbH

Funding by Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) under an Innovation Check

2011-2014Junior Researcher

SemCockpit: An Ontology-Driven, Interactive Business Intelligence Tool for Comparative Data Analysis

Joint project with solvistas GmbH

Funding by Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)

 

It's probably best if you just have a look at my dblp or Google Scholar profile.

My dblp profile doesn't list my various contributions published in aeronautical journals and proceedings of aeronautical conferences.

I have recently completed a cumulative habilitation thesis (review procedure in progress) about "Conceptualizing Analytics", which consists of the following publications:

"What is a habilitation?", you may ask. The habilitation, or venia docendi, confers to its holder a "right to teach" in a specific academic discipline, which comes with the right to supervise master's and doctoral theses. Part of the habilitation procedure is the composition of a habilitation thesis, which can be a collection of papers with a common, overarching theme -- a cumulative habilitation thesis ("Kumulative Habilitationsschrift"). The cumulative habilitation thesis that I handed in is a collection of papers relating to conceptualizing analytics, i.e., leveraging (conceptual) models, in a broad sense, for data-driven decision making; the academic discipline, in my case, is business informatics.

Present

Past

 

I've also assisted the supervision of multiple master's theses and bachelor's projects as well as doctoral theses. My primary goal is to supervise thesis projects with practical relevance and involve my students in research work.

The results of several of my students' master's theses were presented at international conferences:

Other students that I've helped supervise, in the course of their thesis, worked on projects at companies such as ENGEL Austria and voestalpine, among others.

Over the years, I've given a number of presentations and invited talks (apart from the usual paper presentations at conferences), which are listed here.

OLAP Patterns: Elements of Reusable Data Analysis
Presentation at the School of Computer Science of the University of Auckland on 31 October, 2019, Auckland, New Zealand.

Conceptualizing Analytics
Tutorial at the 37th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2018) on 23 October, 2018, in Xi’an, China.

Conceptualizing Analytics - A Conceptual-Modeling Perspective on Grasping Complex Information
Presentation at the College of Management of the University of Massachusetts Boston on 24 August 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Hetero-Homogeneous Business Processes
Presentation at the School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences of the University of South Australia on 2 October 2015 in Adelaide, Australia.

Multilevel Business Process Modeling
Presentation at the Global Information Systems Group of the ETH Zürich, 4 April 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Towards Ontology-valued Measures in OLAP Cubes: Extending the Semantic Cockpit with Non-numeric Measures
Presentation at the Department of Data & Knowledge Management (DKM) of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler, 17 December 2013 in Trento, Italy.

Hetero-Homogeneous Business Modeling
Presentation at the Department of Computer and Information Science of the University of Konstanz on 15 July 2013 in Konstanz, Germany.

Business Model Ontologies in OLAP Cubes
Poster presentation at the Third European Business Intelligence Summer School (eBISS 2013), 8-9 July 2013 at Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany.

Hetero-homogene Data Warehouses
Presentation of the diploma thesis on occasion of the award ceremony of the TDWI Award 2011 at the Eleventh European TDWI Conference with BARC@TDWI track, 7 June 2011 in Munich, Germany.

Workshop Organization

1st Workshop on Conceptual Modeling Meets Artificial Intelligence and Data-Driven Decision Making (CMAI 2020), co-located with the 39th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2020), November 3-6, 2020, Vienna, Austria

Journal Reviewer

Journal on Data Semantics (2016), World Wide Web Journal (2016), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (2016), Software and Systems Modeling (2020), PLOS ONE (2020)

Program Committee Member

3rd International Conference on Applied Informatics, 28-31 October 2020, Online.

2nd International Conference on Applied Informatics, 6-9 Nov 2019, Madrid, Spain.

1st International Conference on Applied Informatics, 1-3 November 2018, Bogota, Colombia

25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 11-15 April 2016, Montreal, Canada
Poster Track

14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), 11-15 October 2015, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Posters and Demos Track

13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), 19-23 October 2014, Riva del Garda, Italy
Posters and Demos Track

Grant Proposals

WTZ Program - Scientific & Technological Cooperation (2017)
OeAD, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

Marietta Blau Grant (2015)
OeAD, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

Conference Reviewer and Additional Reviewer

23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Xi’an, China, 8-12 July, 2019.
Track: Social Media and Business Impact.

23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems, 10-12 August 2017, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Data Science and Analytics for Decision Support Track

WI 2017, 12-15 February 2017
Track 3 - Enterprise Architecture Management and Business Process Management

22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems, 11-13 August 2016, San Diego, California, USA
Systems Analysis and Design Track
IT Project Management Track

27th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, 8-12 June 2015, Stockholm, Sweden

11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling, 27-30 January 2015, Sydney, Australia

26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, 16-20 June 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling, 20-23 January 2014, Auckland, New Zealand

18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, 9-12 August 2012, Seattle, Washington, USA
Systems Analysis and Design Track

2nd Eastern European Regional Conference on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems, 5-6 September 2011, Bratislava, Slovakia

It's typically best to contact me by e-mail. But, if you must, you can also reach me by snail mail or telephone:

Christoph Schütz
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik - Data & Knowledge Engineering
Altenberger Str. 69
4040 Linz
Austria (Europe)

Phone +43 732 2468 4277