Wolf-Tilo Balke

General

Prof. Dr. Wolf-Tilo Balke


Head of Institute

ORCID   orcid.org/0000-0002-5443-1215

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, ICWE 2017, ExploreDB 2017, APWeb-WAIM 2017, WWW 2018

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
2013
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)
Köhncke, B., S. Tönnies, and W. - T. Balke, "Bi2SoN – A Digital Library for Supporting Biomedical Research", 12th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Washington, DC, USA, 06/2012. Abstract  Download: jcdl44-koehncke.pdf (574.67 KB)
Tönnies, S., B. Köhncke, and W. - T. Balke, "Meta-Line: Lineage Information for Improved Metadata Quality ", 12th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Washington, DC, USA , 06/2012. Abstract  Download: jcdl11-toennies.pdf (317.34 KB)
Balke, W. - T., "Efficient Crowdsourcing for Metadata Generation", Dagstuhl Seminar Series Nr 12171: Semantic Data Management, Schloß Dagstuhl, Germany, 05/2012. Abstract  Download: Talk Abstract.pdf (9.72 KB)
Lofi, C., U. Güntzer, and W. - T. Balke, "Malleability-Aware Skyline Computation on Linked Open Data", 17th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA), Busan, South Korea, 04/2012. Abstract  Download: Dasfaa12_Lofi (799.68 KB)
Balke, W. - T., H. Handels, I. J. Kalet, M. Kimura, C. A. Kulikowski, L. A. Moura, A. Pommert, and S. Schulz, "Discussion of "Spatial-Symbolic Query Engine in Anatomy"", Methods of Information in Medicine (METHODS), vol. 51, no. 6: Schattauer, 2012.  Download: METHODS 2012.pdf (301.83 KB)
Goltz, U., M. Magnor, H. - J. Appelrath, H. Matthies, W. - T. Balke, and L. Wolf, "INFORMATIK 2012", Lecture Notes in Informatics, vol. 208: Gesellschaft für Informik e.V., 2012.
Lofi, C., and W. - T. Balke, "On Skyline Queries and how to Choose from Pareto Sets", Advanced Query Processing: Issues and Trends, vol. 1: Springer, pp. 15–36., 2012. Abstract  Download: printversion.pdf (415.01 KB)
2011
Balke, W. - T., "Conceptual Views for Entity-Centric Search (Keynote)", 23th GI Workshop on Foundations of Databases (GvD), Obergurgl, Austria, 2011. Abstract  Download: GvDB_2011.pdf (233.23 KB)
Homoceanu, S., S. Dechand, and W. - T. Balke, "Review Driven Customer Segmentation for Improved E-Shopping Experience", 3rd International Conference on Web Science, Koblenz, Germany, 2011. Abstract  Download: ws.pdf (434.25 KB)
Homoceanu, S., and W. - T. Balke, "What Makes a Phone a Business Phone - Querying Concepts in Product Data", The 2011 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Lyon, France, 2011. Abstract  Download: querying_concepts.pdf (670.87 KB)
Lofi, C., U. Güntzer, and W. - T. Balke, "Eliciting Skyline Trade-Offs using Example-Based Heuristics for E-Commerce Applications", IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC), Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 09/2011. Abstract  Download: Full Text CEC 2011 (689.39 KB)
Giesert, A. - L., W. - T. Balke, and G. Jahns, "Probabilistic Analysis of Coughs in Pigs to Diagnose Respiratory Infections", Landbauforschung - vTI Agriculture and Forestry Research, vol. 61, no. 3: German Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV), 09/2011. Abstract  Download: LBF-2011-3_color.pdf (1.24 MB)
Selke, J., and W. - T. Balke, "SkyMap: A Trie-Based Index Structure for High-Performance Skyline Query Processing", 22nd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2011), Toulouse, France, Springer, 08/2011. Abstract  Download: dexa 2011 - final.pdf (250.28 KB)
Selke, J., and W. - T. Balke, "Turning Experience Products into Search Products: Making User Feedback Count", 13th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC 2011), Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 07/2011. Abstract  Download: cec2011.pdf (125.22 KB)
Tönnies, S., B. Köhncke, and W. - T. Balke, "Taking Chemistry to the Task – Personalized Queries for Chemical Digital Libraries", 11th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Ottawa, Canada, 06/2011. Abstract  Download: jcdl054-toennies.pdf (766.81 KB)
Selke, J., S. Homoceanu, and W. - T. Balke, "Conceptual Views for Entity-Centric Search: Turning Data into Meaningful Concepts", 14. GI-Fachtagung Datenbanksysteme für Business, Technologie und Web (BTW), Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2011. Abstract  Download: conceptual_views.pdf (1.19 MB)
Homoceanu, S., M. Loster, C. Lofi, and W. - T. Balke, "Will I like it? – Providing Product Overviews based on Opinion Excerpts", IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC), Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 2011. Abstract  Download: Full Text CEC 2011 (587.95 KB)
2010
Lofi, C., C. Nieke, and W. - T. Balke, "Mobile Product Browsing using Bayesian Retrieval", 12th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC), Shanghai, China, 11/2010. Abstract  Download: Fulltext (726.29 KB)
Köhncke, B., and W. - T. Balke, "Using Wikipedia Categories for Compact Representations of Chemical Documents", 19th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), Toronto, Canada, 10/2010. Abstract  Download: cikm2010.pdf (296.61 KB)