Wolf-Tilo Balke

General

Prof. Dr. Wolf-Tilo Balke


Head of Institute

Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Informationssysteme
Mühlenpfordtstraße 23, 2.OG
D-38106 Braunschweig

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Phone: +49 (531) 391 3271
Email: balke@ifis.cs.tu-bs.de
Room: 237

Detail

Wolf-Tilo Balke holds the Chair for Information Systems at  TU Braunschweig since April 2008. Before that he was a the Associate Research Director at L3S Research Center in Hannover, Germany and a Research Fellow at University of California at Berkeley, CA, USA. For a short Curriculum Vitae see here.

Research Interests

-  Query Processing in Databases and Information Systems
-  User Preferences and Personalization
-  Cognitive User Modeling and Conceptualization
-  Peer-to-Peer Networks and Distributed Retrieval
-  Digital Libraries and Content Syndication
-  Multimedia Services, Web Services, and Mobile Computing

Services

Reviewer for several international journals including the VLDB Journal, ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), Elsevier Data & Knowledge Engineering (DKE), Springer Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (JIIS), Elsevier Knowledge-Based Systems (KNOSYS), Elsevier Information Processing Letters (IPL), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), Springer Multimedia Systems (MMSJ). Springer Distributed and Parallel Databases (DAPD), ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), Springer World Wide Web Journal (WWWJ), Elsevier Journal of Web Semantics (JWS), Springer Journal on Data Semantics (JODS), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communication (JSAC), IEEE’s Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (T-IFS),  IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE),  IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), IEEE Computer, and the Oxford University Press Computer Journal

PC member and/or session chair at several international conferences and workshops, recently e.g., ICDE 2006, EDBT 2006, WWW 2006, ISWC 2006, BTW 2007, WWW 2007, P2P 2007, SAMT 2007, CAMA 2007, M-PREF 2007, PersDL 2007, EDBT 2008, ESWC 2008, WISE 2008, M-Pref 2008, ISWC 2008, PersDL 2008, P2P 2008, EDBT 2009, ICDE 2009, WWW 2009, WISE 2009, SAMT 2009, ICDE 2010, WWW 2010, SIGMOD 2010, M-PREF 2010, WISE 2010, SAMT 2010, PersDB 2010, ICDE 2011, DDDM 2011, DASFAA 2011, TPDL 2011, WISE 2011, PersDB 2011, DASFAA 2012, VLDB 2012, TPDL 2012, WISE 2012, M-PREF 2012, BTW 2013, WAIM 2013, EDB 2013, WISE 2013, DASFAA 2014, WWW 2014, WAIM 2014, ExploreDB 2014, COLING 2014, DASFAA 2015, ExploreDB 2015, ESWC 2015, WAIM 2015, ExploreDB 2016, WAIM 2016, ICWE 2016, BTW 2017

Reviewer of grant proposals for the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong

 

Publications
2016
2015
Balke, W. - T., "Analogies as a Base for Knowledge Exchange and Argumentation", Dagstuhl Seminar Series Nr 15512: Debating Technologies, Schloß Dagstuhl, Germany, 12/2015. Abstract  Download: Talk Abstract.pdf (198.56 KB)
Maarry, K. E., U. Güntzer, and W. - T. Balke, "A Majority of Wrongs Doesn't Make it Right - On Crowdsourcing Quality for Skewed Domain Tasks", The 16th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE), Miami, Florida, 11/2015. Abstract  Download: 069 - A Majority of Wrongs Doesn't Make it Right.pdf (1.05 MB)
Balke, W. - T., "University Libraries - between Service Providers and Research Institutions", 36th Annual Conference of the International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL), Hannover, Germany, 07/2015. Abstract  Download: IATUL - paper - Balke.pdf (366.67 KB)
Pinto, J. M. G., and W. - T. Balke, "Demystifying the Semantics of Relevant Objects in Scholarly Collections: A Probabilistic Approach", ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Knoxville, TN, USA, 06/2015. Abstract  Download: jcdl_2015_jmgp_wtb.pdf (1.36 MB)
Maarry, K. E., U. Güntzer, and W. - T. Balke, "Realizing Impact Sourcing by Adaptive Gold Questions: A Socially Responsible Measure for Workers’ Trustworthiness", 16th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management (WAIM), Qingdao, Shandong, China, 06/2015. Abstract  Download: WAIM_141.pdf (922.09 KB)
Wille, P., C. Lofi, and W. - T. Balke, "Towards Narrative Information Systems", 16th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management (WAIM), Qingdao, Shandong, China, 06/2015. Abstract  Download: Wille-Towards-Narrative-Information-Systems.pdf (424.2 KB)
Barthel, S., S. Tönnies, B. Köhncke, P. Siehndel, and W. - T. Balke, "What does Twitter Measure? Influence of Diverse User Groups in Altmetrics", ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Knoxville, TN, USA, 06/2015. Abstract  Download: JCDL2015_camera-ready.pdf (458.62 KB)
Munz, M., S. Tönnies, W. - T. Balke, and E. Simon, "Multidimensional Gene Search with Genehopper", Nucleic Acids Research, vol. 43, no. 9: Oxford University Press, 05/2015.  Download: Nucleic Acids Research - 2015 - Munz.pdf (2.02 MB)
Homoceanu, S., and W. - T. Balke, "A Chip Off the Old Block – Extracting Typical Attributes for Entities based on Family Resemblance", 20th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA), Hanoi, Vietnam, 04/2015. Abstract  Download: DASFAA15_camera-ready.pdf (1.15 MB)
Maarry, K. E., and W. - T. Balke, "Retaining Rough Diamonds: Towards a Fairer Elimination of Low-skilled Workers", 20th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA), Hanoi, Vietnam, 04/2015. Abstract  Download: DASFAA15_regular_158.pdf (1.04 MB)
Maarry, K. E., C. Lofi, and W. - T. Balke, "Crowdsourcing for Query Processing on Web Data: A Case Study on the Skyline Operator", Journal of Computing and Information Technology (CIT), vol. 23, no. 1, 03/2015. Abstract  Download: CIT_23(1)_camera-ready.pdf (571.16 KB)
Köhncke, B., and W. - T. Balke, "Enriching Documents with Context Terms from Cross-Domain Ontologies", DBSJ Journal, vol. 13, no. 1: Database Society of Japan, 03/2015. Abstract  Download: DBSJ Journal - 13(1).pdf (738.02 KB)
2014
Homoceanu, S., J. - C. Kalo, and W. - T. Balke, "Putting Instance Matching to the Test. Is Instance Matching Ready for Reliable Data Linking?", 21st International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS), Roskilde, Denmark, 2014. Abstract  Download: ismis_homoceanu.pdf (832.92 KB)
Nieke, C., U. Güntzer, and W. - T. Balke, "TopCrowd – Efficient Crowd-enabled Top-k Retrieval on Incomplete Data", 33rd Int. Conf. on Conceptual Modeling (ER), Atlanta, GA, USA, 10/2014. Abstract  Download: 2014_ER_TopCrowd.pdf (563.87 KB)
Homoceanu, S., F. Geilert, C. Pek, and W. - T. Balke, "Any Suggestions? Active Schema Support for Structuring Web Information", 19th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA), Bali, Indonesia, 04/2014. Abstract  Download: DASFAA14_conference_105.pdf (1.1 MB)
Maarry, K. E., W. - T. Balke, H. Cho, S. -won Hwang, and Y. Baba, "Skill ontology-based model for Quality Assurance in Crowdsourcing", Workshop on Uncertain and Crowdsourced Data (UnCrowd), DASFAA, Bali, Indonesia, 04/2014. Abstract  Download: DASFAA14_UnCrowd_2.pdf (100.82 KB)
Homoceanu, S., and W. - T. Balke, "Querying concepts in product data by means of query expansion", Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal , vol. 12: IOS Press, 02/2014. Abstract  Download: QE_concept.pdf (657.14 KB)
Wille, P., R. Finster, and W. - T. Balke, "A Model for Interactive CSR Campaigns using Storytelling", 1st International Workshop on Social Multimedia and Storytelling, Glasgow, UK, 2014. Abstract  Download: A-Model-for-Interactive-CSR-Campaigns-using-Storytelling.pdf (317.79 KB)
2013
Köhncke, B., P. Siehndel, and W. - T. Balke, "Bridging the Gap - Using External Knowledge Bases for Context-Aware Document Retrieval", 15th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL), Bangalore, India, Springer, 12/2013. Abstract  Download: koehncke_ICADL13.pdf (460.4 KB)
Barthel, S., S. Tönnies, and W. - T. Balke, "Large-Scale Experiments for Mathematical Document Classification", 15th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL), Bangalore, India, Springer, 12/2013. Abstract  Download: icadl13.pdf (346.56 KB)
Lofi, C., K. E. Maarry, and W. - T. Balke, "Skyline Queries over Incomplete Data - Error Models for Focused Crowd-Sourcing", 32th Int. Conf. on Conceptual Modeling (ER), Hong Kong, China, 11/2013. Abstract  Download: paper_118.pdf (977.04 KB)
Köhncke, B., and W. - T. Balke, "Context-Sensitive Ranking Using Cross-Domain Knowledge for Chemical Digital Libraries", Research and Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries: 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Valletta, Malta, 09/2013. Abstract  Download: tpdl13_koehncke.pdf (227.41 KB)
Homoceanu, S., S. Tönnies, P. Wille, and W. - T. Balke, "Time-Based Exploratory Search in Scientific Literature", Research and Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries: 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Valletta, Malta, 09/2013. Abstract  Download: essence_crc.pdf (538.82 KB)
Lofi, C., K. E. Maarry, and W. - T. Balke, "Skyline Queries in Crowd-Enabled Databases", Int. Conf. on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), Genoa, Italy, 03/2013. Abstract  Download: 13_edbt_final2.pdf (1.31 MB)
Balke, W. - T., "The Future of Work: Crowdsourcing - A Way to Efficient and Fair Distribution of Employment?", IAM Innovator, vol. 1: European Alliance for Innovation (EAI), 2013.  Download: IAM-issue01-2013.pdf (676.29 KB)
Homoceanu, S., P. Wille, and W. - T. Balke, "ProSWIP: Property-based Data Access for Semantic Web Interactive Programming", 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Sydney, Australia, 2013. Abstract  Download: proswip crc.pdf (858.03 KB)
2012
Selke, J., S. Homoceanu, and W. - T. Balke, "Conceptual Views for Entity-Centric Search: Turning Data into Meaningful Concepts (extended)", Computer Science: Research and Development , vol. 27, no. 1: Springer, pp. 65-79, 2012. Abstract  Download: concept_queries.pdf (1.63 MB)
Lee, J., G. -won You, S. -won Hwang, J. Selke, and W. - T. Balke, "Interactive Skyline Queries", Information Sciences, vol. 211: Elsevier, pp. 18-35, 11/2012. Abstract  Download: Information Sciences - final.pdf (586.68 KB)
Köhncke, B., S. Tönnies, and W. - T. Balke, "Catching the Drift – Indexing Implicit Knowledge in Chemical Digital Libraries", International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Paphos, Cyprus, 09/2012. Abstract  Download: koehncke_tpdl12.pdf (696.04 KB)
Lofi, C., U. Güntzer, and W. - T. Balke, "Equivalence Heuristics for Malleability-Aware Skylines", Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (JCSE), vol. 6, no. 3, 09/2012. Abstract  Download: JCSE-2012-0037.pdf (1.97 MB)
Selke, J., C. Lofi, and W. - T. Balke, "Pushing the Boundaries of Crowd-Enabled Databases with Query-Driven Schema Expansion", 38th Int. Conf. on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), Istanbul, Turkey, in PVLDB 5(6) , 08/12, 2012. Abstract  Download: 267_camera-ready-v3.pdf (1.25 MB)