Andreas Abecker
Senior Consultant
Postal Address German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence 
(DFKI) GmbH 
Knowledge Management Department
 Postfach 2080 
 D-67608 Kaiserslautern 
EMail aabecker@dfki.uni-kl.de or 
Phone ++49 (0) 631 205 3456
Fax ++49 (0) 631 205 3210


Call for Papers: 10th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2002), Gdansk, Poland, June 6-8, 2002

Call for Papers: 3rd Workshop on Knowledge Management in Electronic Government (KMGov2002), Copenhagen, Denmark, May 23- 24, 2002

Call for Papers: Experience Management 2002, Berlin, March 7-8, 2002

Call for Papers: Fachgruppentreffen GI-FG Wissensmanagement, Dortmund, October 10-11, 2001

Call for Participation: KI-2001 Workshop "Ontologies", Wien, Austria, September 18, 2001

Call for Participation: KM Europe 2001, Conference and Exhibition, The Hague, The Netherlands, November 27-29, 2001

Call for Participation: e-200, e-Business and e-Work, Conference and Exhibition, 17-19 October 2001, Venice, Italy

Call for Participation: KnowTech 2001, 3. Kongress über Wissenstechnologien, Dresden, 1.-3. November 2001

Call for Participation: ES 2001, Peterhouse College, Cambridge, UK, December 10th-12th 2001

 Call for Participation: 3rd International Workshop on Learning Software Organizations (LSO'01), September 12 & 13, 2001, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Call for Participation: TAKMA-2001, Second International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Knowledge Management, München, 3-7 September 2001.

Call for Participation: IJCAI'2001 Workshop on  Knowledge Management and Organizational Memories, August 2001, Seattle, Washington, USA

Call for Participation: IJCAI'2001 Workshop on  Ontology Learning, August 2001, Seattle, Washington, USA

Workshop "Geschäftsprozeßorientiertes Wissensmanagement", Baden-Baden, March 2001. Proceedings available.

Dagstuhl-Seminar "Knowledge Management: An Interdisciplinary Approach", Schloß Dagstuhl, Germany, July 2000

Know-Net Tutorial @ PAKeM 2000

KALIF Sharing Day on Ontologies


Short CV

Andreas Abecker studied computer science and economics at the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany), and received the Diploma (master's degree) in 1994. As a freelancer, he did a study on  data mining techniques for credit risk evaluation at Swiss Bank Corporation, Basel.

Since February 1995, he is with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) in  Kaiserslautern. In the DFKI Intelligent Engineering Systems department, he worked on knowledge representation (description logics, constraints) and knowledge evolution (theory revision, data mining) issues in the areas of technical configuration, production planning, and knowledge-based scheduling.

Since 1996, he is a member of the DFKI Knowledge Management Group which is a part of the Information Management and Document Analysis Lab. As a researcher in the KnowMore project (Knowledge Management for Learning Organizations) and as project leader of the DFKI part of the European (ESPRIT) KNOWNET project (Knowledge Management with Intranet technologies), he investigated organizational, methodological, and technological issues for building Organizational Memories. Special emphasis is laid upon the integration of collaboration and coordination technologies (groupware, workflow), document management, and formal knowledge processing (ontologies and metadata for conceptual information retrieval). Since July 2000, he is the Project Director of the European R&D project Decor (Delivery of Context-Sensitive Organizational Knowledge).

Andreas Abecker wrote and co-authored over 50 refereed publications in Expert Systems and Knowledge Management, he initiated a workshop series on AI and Organizational Memories (KI-97, ECAI-98, IJCAI-99, ECAI-00, IJCAI-01), serves as a reviewer for several journals such as IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Elsevier's Knowledge-Based Systems Journal, or Springer's Knowledge and Information Systems Journal, and gives lectures on knowledge-based systems at the Berufsakademie Mosbach and the Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld.

Since he is six years old, he practices as a dilettant :-) with more or less success several kinds of sports (like apparatus gymnastics, jogging, squash, and tennis) and does some honorary work for the gymnastic club in the village he stems from, the Turnverein Bierbach 1905 e.V.

Research Interests

Knowledge Representation for Expert Systems and Corporate Memories

Machine Learning and Data Mining

Innovative Applications of AI Technology to Real-World Problems

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