Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Service Computing Department at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.  An elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Global Affiliated Research Faculty at Chang Gung University, Taipei, Taiwan, and honorary professor of Distributed Systems at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, where he was a faculty member from 2006 till 2018. He is a board member of Informatics Europe. He holds a PhD in Logic from the University of Amsterdam, the Habilitation in Applied Informatics from TU Wien, and a master degree in Engineering from La Sapienza University of Rome. In 2016, together with three former PhD students, he founded the company SustainableBuildings BV, acquired in 2020 by the Dutch energy company Innova BV. His research interests are in Service Computing, Smart Energy Systems, and Spatial Reasoning. He has authored over 170 peer reviewed articles and several books, including two bestsellers, and The Web Was Done by Amateurs.

Contact details

Room:  1.356

Department of Service Computing

Institute of Architecture of Application Systems (IAAS)  

Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 

Universitätsstraße 38

70569 Stuttgart


Secretary: Elisabeth Ibach

Tel. +49 711 685-88 471

Fax. +49 711 685-88 472

email: name . lastname [at] iaas.uni - stuttgart.de