Visiting the Holgate Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

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


Mentzas, G., National Technical University of Athens, Greece; Apostolou, D., Planet Ernst & Young SA, Athens, Greece ; Young, R., Knowledge Associates, Cambridge, UK; Abecker, A., DFKI, Kaiserslautern, Germany:

Knowledge Asset Management   

Beyond the Process-centred and Product-centred Approaches  

November 2002. Approx. 250 pp. 76 figs. Hardcover. ISBN 1-85233-583-1

Series: Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing

Knowledge Asset Management Book Cover

Abecker, A.DFKI, Kaiserslautern; Hinkelmann, K.FH Solothurn Nordwestschweiz, Olten, Schweiz; Maus, H., DFKI, Kaiserslautern; Müller, H.J., Berufsakademie Mannheim (Hrsg.): 


Effektive Wissensnutzung bei der Planung und Umsetzung von Geschäftsprozessen 

472, S. 70 Abb. Geb.  ISBN 3-540-42970-0, Listprice: EUR 46,68 plus MwSt , Springer Verlag, Mai 2002. 


Call for Participation: 2003 AAAI Spring Symposium on Agent-Mediated Knowledge Management

Call for Participation: 4th International Conference on Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management
(PAKM2002 ), December 2-3, 2002, Vienna, Austria

Call for Participation: ES2002 - The Twenty-second SGES International Conference on Knowledge Based Systems and Applied Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, UK, December 10-12, 2002 

Call for Papers: 2. Konferenz Professionelles Wissensmanagement - Erfahrungen und Visionen (WM2003), April  2-4, 2003, Luzern - Switzerland.

Experience Management 2002 , Berlin, March 7-8, 2002

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 department . 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 more than 70 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 . Recently, he focuses on the quite new topic of business-process oriented knowledge management .

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. Currently he was a member of the team organizing the German National Championships in Short Distance Orienteering in 2002 ( DKM-2002 ).

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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