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Ulrich Reimer

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Reimer received his PhD in Computer and Information Science at the University of Konstanz with a thesis on formal ontologies for natural language understanding. In 1992 he obtained his venia legendi at the University of Konstanz. From 1991 to 2002 Ulrich Reimer was head of the IT R&D group of Swiss Life in Zurich. During that time his group was responsible for various research and application projects in the areas of Semantic Web, Knowledge management, Data Mining and E-Tutoring, some of them having been funded by the EU. His main areas of expertise are currently the utilization of semantic technologies in knowledge management und e-health applications as well as domain-specific languages.

Education:
1992Habilitation at the University of Konstanz, Germany
1987Doctoral thesis on knowledge representation for automatic text understanding and abstracting
1981Diploma in Computer Science at Technical University Darmstadt, Germany


Employment:
since 2005Institute for Information and Process Management
University of Applied Sciences, St. Gallen, Switzerland
2002 – 2005Senior Consultant and responsible for Business Development and Research at Business Operation Systems, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
1991 – 2002Head of IT Research & Development at Swiss Life, Zurich, Switzerland
1987 – 1991Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Information Science of the University of Konstanz, Germany
1982 – 1987Scientific Researcher at the Dept. of Information Science of the University of Konstanz, Germany


Research interests:
Semantic Technologies:
Application of Semantic Web technologies to various application areas such as knowledge management, e-health, e-government, and e-participation, for example to support personalised information access for patients, to enable clustering and categorisation of contributions to discussion forums, and extracting the key terminology from a text collection.

Domain-Specific Modelling Languages (DSLs):
Domain-specific modelling languages (DSLs) are focused on supporting the creation of models within a certain application domain. They typically comprise predefined domain-specific concepts as well as specialised language constructs that make it easier to create a model in the associated domain. In our current research we are applying DSLs and meta-modelling in the application domain of e-health, e.g. to help developing and configuring toolboxes of IT-based components for various medical interventions.


Projects:
-SmartCoping: Mobile Stress Recognition and Reduction
-Policy Modelling: Decision Support via Simulation Models and Lightweight Ontologies
-DokLife: Dokumenten-Lifecycle-Management auf der Basis semantischer Annotationen (Lead FHNW)
-SEMPER: Patient Self-Management
-HERA: Helvetic E-Government Reference Architecture


Lecturing:
-Knowledge management
-Semantic technologies


Publications:
see www.ulrichreimer.net/home/publications


Personal links:
-WM2015: Professionelles Wissensmanagement: March 2015, Dresden
-Modellierung 2014: 19-21 March 2014, Vienna
-GI Fachgruppe Wissensmanagement
-Querschnittsfachausschuss Modellierung der GI
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