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
2010
Hennig, P., and W. - T. Balke, "Highly Scalable Web Service Composition using Binary Tree-based Parallelization", IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), Miami, Florida, USA, IEEE Computer Society, 04/2010. Abstract  Download: hennig_icws10.pdf (764.01 KB)
Lofi, C., U. Güntzer, and W. - T. Balke, "Efficient Computation of Trade-Off Skylines", 13th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), Lausanne, Switzerland, 03/2010. Abstract  Download: Fulltext.pdf (1.08 MB)
Köhncke, B., and W. - T. Balke, "MPEG-7/21: Structured Metadata for Handling and Personalizing Multimedia Content", The Handbook of MPEG Applications: Standards in Practice: Wiley, 2010.  Download: koehncke_MPEG-721.pdf (1.47 MB)
2009
Lofi, C., W. - T. Balke, and U. Güntzer, "Efficient Skyline Refinement using Trade-Offs Respecting Don't Care Attributes", International Journal of Computer Science & Applications (IJCSA), vol. 6, no. 5, 10/2009. Abstract  Download: Fulltext PDF (831.91 KB)
Tönnies, S., B. Köhncke, P. Hennig, and W. - T. Balke, " A Service Oriented Architecture for Personalized Rich Media Delivery ", IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (IEEE SCC 2009), Bangalore, India, 09/2009. Abstract  Download: scc09.pdf (275.26 KB)
Tönnies, S., and W. - T. Balke, " Using Semantic Technologies in Digital Libraries - A Roadmap to Quality Evaluation ", 13th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL 2009), Corfu, Greece, 09/2009. Abstract  Download: ecdl09.pdf (452.12 KB)
Lofi, C., W. - T. Balke, and U. Güntzer, "Efficient Skyline Refinement using Trade-Offs", 3rd IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS), Fès, Morocco, 04/2009. Abstract  Download: rcis09_final.pdf (540.78 KB)
Tönnies, S., B. Köhncke, O. Koepler, and W. - T. Balke, "Building Chemical Information Systems - the ViFaChem II Project", 13. GI-Fachtagung Datenbanksysteme für Business, Technologie und Web, Münster, Germany, 03/2009. Abstract  Download: btw09.pdf (428.21 KB)
Cho, S. R., and W. - T. Balke, "Building an Efficient Preference XML Query Processor", 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Honolulu, HI, USA, 2009. Abstract  Download: acmsac09.pdf (148.56 KB)
Alrifai, M., P. Dolog, W. - T. Balke, and W. Nejdl, "Distributed Management of Concurrent Web Service Transactions", IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, vol. 2, no. 4: IEEE Computer Society, 2009. Abstract  Download: tsc_journal_paper_finalversion_v6.pdf (596.34 KB)
Cho, S. R., and W. - T. Balke, "Efficient Evaluation of Preference Query Processes Using Twig Caches", 3rd International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS), Fès, Morocco, IEEE, 2009. Abstract  Download: RCIS09-twig cache.pdf (559.04 KB)
Afzal, M. T., H. Maurer, W. - T. Balke, and N. Kulathuramaiyer, "Improving Citation Mining", 1st International Conference on Networked Digital Technologies (NDT 2009) , Ostrava, Czech Republic, IEEE, 2009. Abstract  Download: NDT09.pdf (741.51 KB)
Cho, S. R., and W. - T. Balke, "Relaxing XML Preference Queries for Cooperative Retrieval", 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Milan, Italy, Springer LNBIP, 2009. Abstract  Download: iceis09.pdf (560.16 KB)
Tönnies, S., and W. - T. Balke, "User-centered Content Provisioning over Large Collections of eBooks", 2nd Workshop on Research Advances in Large Digital Book Collections , Corfu, Greece, Springer, 2009. Abstract  Download: books-online09.pdf (408.06 KB)
2008
Brunkhorst, I., S. Tönnies, and W. - T. Balke, "Multimedia Content Provisioning using Service Oriented Architectures", IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), Bejing, China, 10/2008. Abstract  Download: icws08.pdf (442.21 KB)
Lee, J., G. -won You, S. -won Hwang, J. Selke, and W. - T. Balke, "Optimal Preference Elicitation for Skyline Queries over Categorical Domains", 19th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA), Turin, Italy, 07/2008. Abstract  Download: DEXA08-camera-ready.pdf (538.87 KB)
Diederich, J., and W. - T. Balke, "Automatically Created Concept Graphs using Descriptive Keywords in the Medical Domain", Methods of Information in Medicine (METHODS), vol. 47, no. 3: Schattauer, 2008.  Download: methods08.pdf (310.74 KB)
Lofi, C., U. Güntzer, and W. - T. Balke, "Consistency Check Algorithms for Multi-Dimensional Preference Trade-Offs", International Journal of Computer Science & Applications (IJCSA), vol. 5, no. 3b, pp. 165 - 185, 2008. Abstract  Download: Fulltext-PDF (888.54 KB)
Lofi, C., W. - T. Balke, and U. Güntzer, "Efficiently Performing Consistency Checks for Multi-Dimensional Preference Trade-Offs", 2nd IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS), Marrakech, Morocco, 2008. Abstract  Download: Fulltext-PDF (555.38 KB)
Balke, W. - T., and J. Selke, "Exploiting Conceptual Knowledge for Querying Information Systems", International Conference on Philosophy's Relevance in Information Science (PRIS), Paderborn, Germany, 2008. Abstract  Download: pris08.pdf (428.49 KB)
Kärger, P., D. Olmedilla, and W. - T. Balke, "Exploiting Preferences for Minimal Credential Disclosure in Policy-Driven Trust Negotiations", 5th International Workshop on Secure Data Management (SDM), Auckland, New Zealand, 2008. Abstract  Download: sdm08.pdf (328.37 KB)
Diederich, J., and W. - T. Balke, "FacetedDBLP - Navigational Access for Digital Libraries", Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL), vol. 4, no. 1, 2008.  Download: tcdl08.pdf (111.9 KB)
Cho, S. R., and W. - T. Balke, "Order-Preserving Optimization of Twig Queries with Structural Preferences", International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium (IDEAS) , Coimbra, Portugal, 2008. Abstract  Download: IDEAS08.pdf (559.96 KB)
Tönnies, S., B. Köhncke, O. Koepler, and W. - T. Balke, "Personalised Information spaces for Chemical Digital Libraries", 4th German Conference on Chemoinformatics, Goslar, Germany, 2008. Abstract  Download: cheminfo08.pdf (81.12 KB)
Hwang, S. -won, and W. - T. Balke, "Preference Query Formulation and Processing: Ranking and Skyline Query Approaches (Tutorial)", 13th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA), New Delhi, India, 2008. Abstract  Download: dasfaa08.pdf (8.64 KB)
Balke, W. - T., "Skyline Queries for Preference-Based Information Systems (Keynote)", 20th GI Workshop on Foundations of Databases (GvD), Apolda, Germany, 2008. Abstract  Download: gvdb08.pdf (168.1 KB)
Zaka, B., N. Kulathuramaiyer, W. - T. Balke, and H. Maurer, "Topic-Centered Aggregation of Presentations for Learning Object Repurposing", World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education (E-Learn), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2008. Abstract  Download: elearn08.pdf (410.94 KB)
2007
Balke, W. - T., C. Lofi, and U. Güntzer, "Incremental Trade-Off Management for Preference Based Queries", International Journal of Computer Science & Applications (IJCSA), vol. 4, no. 2, 06/2007. Abstract  Download: Fulltext-PDF (572.96 KB)
Balke, W. - T., C. Lofi, and U. Güntzer, "User Interaction Support for Incremental Refinement of Preference-Based Queries", 1st IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS), Ouarzazate, Morocco, 04/2007. Abstract  Download: Fulltext-PDF (643.83 KB)
Güntzer, U., and W. - T. Balke, "Consistently Adding Amalgamations to Preference Orders", 3rd Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling (M-Pref), Vienna, Austria, 2007. Abstract  Download: mpref07.pdf (154.24 KB)
Diederich, J., W. - T. Balke, and U. Thaden, "Demonstrating the Semantic GrowBag: Automatically Creating Topic Facets for FacetedDBLP", ACM IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2007. Abstract  Download: jcdl07.pdf (90.78 KB)
Papapetrou, O., W. Siberski, W. - T. Balke, and W. Nejdl, "DHTs over Peer Clusters for Distributed Information Retrieval", 21st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), Niagara Falls, Canada, 2007. Abstract  Download: aina07.pdf (348.04 KB)
Balke, W. - T., C. Lofi, and U. Güntzer, "Eliciting Matters - Controlling Skyline Sizes by Incremental Integration of User Preferences", 12th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA), Bangkok, Thailand, 2007. Abstract  Download: dasfaa07-camRed.pdf (393.17 KB)