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Heiko Maus@DFKI GmbH
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Buch: Personal Multimedia Preservation

Buch: Semantische Technologien

Buch: Geschäftsprozessorientiertes Wissensmanagement - Effektive Wissensnutzung bei der Planung und Umsetzung von Geschäftsprozessen

Diss: Workflow-Kontext zur Realisierung prozessorientierter Assistenz in Organisational Memories

Vita Heiko Maus

I'm living in Oberkirchen (map) / St.Wendel / Saarland  (map)Germany

1991 - 1997 study of computer science with mathematics at the Universität des Saarlandes (Saarland University), Saarbrücken
1994 - 1997 Student Assistant at the Siemens Telecooperation Center (STZ) at the DFKI in Saarbrücken in the projects WiTek, WoTel and POLIVEST
November 1997
Master's Degree in Computer Science (Diplom-Informatiker)
December 1997 
Researcher at the  German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Kaiserslautern
July 2007
Finished Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat)
Head of DFKI Competence Center Virtual Office of the Future
Since 2017
Head of DFKI Smart Data & Knowledge Services Department's Topic Field Knowledge Work


I visited the Grund- und Hauptschule in Oberkirchen (elementary school), the Realschule St. Wendel (secondary school), and the Cusanus Gymnasium in St. Wendel (grammar school).

Student time

During my Student Assistant time at the STZ I was involved in the projects WiTek (Knowledge-based Telecooperation)  WoTel (Workflow and Telecooperation) and  POLIVEST (POLIKOM-Project Workflow with synchronous Telecooperation) .

My diploma thesis was about specification and implementation of an interoperability concept to interconnect workflow management systems in a heterogeneous compound.
It arose in cooperation with the Siemens Telecooperation Center (STZ) and the computer science department at the Universität des Saarlandes, Professor Gerhard Weikum.

In that work I connected the WfMS WorkParty from Siemens Nixdorf International (SNI) and IBM FlowMark.
A prototype was shown at the CeBit'96 which connected WorkParty and the groupware system LinkWorks


(see also activities )

Since December 1997 I have been working at the Department for Knowledge Management (formerly known as Information Management and Document Analysis).
In the project VirtualOffice I was responsible for the integration of our DAU-System (Document Analysis and Understanding) into workflow management systems.
from 2000 to 2003 I was a member of the project FRODO, topics: workflow context for intelligent services and weakly-structured workflows for knowledge work

in 2002 I took part in a project for realising a knowledge management system in the field of nuclear safety .

and took part in the EU-project DECOR

From May 2003 - April 2006, I was project leader of the BMB+F-project EPOS (Evolving Personal to Organizational Knowledge Spaces)

I finished my Ph.D. (bzw. Dr. rer. nat.) in July 2007. you can find it here.

Since September 1st 2007, I'm leader of the DFKI Competence Center "Virtual Office of the Future" and leader of Ricoh project.
You can also visit me in the Ricoh Demoroom where we show some of our research with Ricoh to the public.

I'm a Co-editor of a german book named 'Business Process-oriented Knowledge Management'. (More Info )

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