Wolf-Tilo Balke


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


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


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


Balke, W. - T., and A. Badii, "Assessing Web Services Quality for Call-by-Call Outsourcing", Fourth International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering Workshops (WISEW'03), Rome, Italy, IEEE, 2003. Abstract  Download: wqw03.pdf (429.18 KB)
Balke, W. - T., and M. Wagner, "Cooperative Discovery for User- centered Web Service Provisioning", 1st IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2003), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2003. Abstract  Download: icws03.pdf (265.46 KB)
Balke, W. - T., W. Kießling, and C. Unbehend, "Performance and Quality Evaluation of a Personalized Route Planning System", 18th Brazilian Symposium on Databases (SBBD 2003), Manaus, Brazil, 2003. Abstract  Download: sbbd03.pdf (230.57 KB)
Balke, W. - T., W. Kießling, and C. Unbehend, "Personalized Services for Mobile Route Planning: A Demonstration", 19th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2003), Bangalore, India, IEEE, 2003. Abstract  Download: icde03.pdf (369.7 KB)
Kellerer, W., M. Wagner, and W. - T. Balke, "Preference-based Session Management for Personalized Services", 8th International Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Communications (MoMuC 2003) , Munich, Germany, 2003. Abstract  Download: momuc03.pdf (119.22 KB)
Balke, W. - T., and A. Badii, "Service Provisioning in the Dynamic Enterprise Space", Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Global IT Outsourcing, Cambridge, UK, 2003. Abstract  Download: cambridge03.pdf (114.51 KB)
Balke, W. - T., W. Kießling, and C. Unbehend, "A Situation-aware Mobile Traffic Information System", 36th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICCS-36), Big Island, HI, USA, IEEE, 2003. Abstract  Download: hicss03.pdf (1.18 MB)
Balke, W. - T., and M. Wagner, "Towards Personalized Selection of Web Services", 12th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2003), Budapest, Hungary, ACM, 2003. Abstract  Download: www03.pdf (380.89 KB)
Kießling, W., and W. - T. Balke, "Mobile Search in a Preference World", WWW 2002 Workshop on Mobile Search, Honolulu, HI, USA, ACM, 2002. Abstract  Download: mobile_search02.pdf (471.32 KB)
Balke, W. - T., U. Güntzer, and W. Kießling, "On Real-time Top k Querying for Mobile Services", 10th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2002), Irvine, CA, USA, Springer, 2002. Abstract  Download: coopis02.pdf (372.94 KB)
Wagner, M., W. Kießling, and W. - T. Balke, "Progressive Content Delivery for Mobile E-Services", 3rd International Conference on Advances in Web-Age Information Management (WAIM 2002), Beijing, China, Springer, 2002. Abstract  Download: waim02.pdf (722.53 KB)
Wagner, M., W. - T. Balke, R. Hirschfeld, and W. Kellerer, "A Roadmap to Advanced Personalization of Mobile Services", 10th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2002), Irvine, CA, USA, Springer, 2002. Abstract  Download: coopis02i.pdf (170.94 KB)
Balke, W. - T., "A Roadmap to Personalized Information Systems by Cognitive Expansion of Queries", 12 EnCKompass Workshop on Content-Knowledge Management and Mass Personalization of E-Services (EnCKompass 2002), Paris, France, 2002. Abstract  Download: enckompass02.pdf (190.1 KB)
Wagner, M., W. - T. Balke, and W. Kießling, "An XML-Based Multimedia Middleware for Mobile Online Auctions", Enterprise Information Systems III, J. Filipe, B. Sharp, and P. Miranda (eds.): Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.  Download: iceis01.pdf (929.37 KB)
Balke, W. - T., "Efficient Combination of Ranked Result Sets in Multi-Feature Applications", Institut für Informatik, vol. Ph.D., Augsburg, Germany, Universität Augsburg, 2001. Abstract  Download: balke01.pdf (1.04 MB)
Wagner, M., W. Kießling, W. - T. Balke, and T. Birke, "HERON - Multimedia Middleware für Digitale Bibliotheken", Deutscher Bibliothekartag, Themenkreis XII: Informationsversorgung der Zukunft - Visionen und Strategien, Bielefeld, Germany, 2001. Abstract
Kießling, W., W. - T. Balke, and M. Wagner, "Personalized Content Syndication in a Preference World", EnCKompass Workshop on E-Content Management (EnCKompass 2001), Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2001. Abstract  Download: enckompass01.pdf (35.07 KB)
Güntzer, U., W. - T. Balke, and W. Kießling, "Towards Efficient Multi-Feature Queries in Heterogeneous Environments", IEEE International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing (ITCC 2001), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2001. Abstract  Download: itcc01.pdf (92.73 KB)
Wagner, M., W. - T. Balke, and W. Kießling, "An XML-Based Multimedia Middleware for Mobile Online Auctions", 3rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2001), Setubal, Portugal, Springer, 2001. Abstract  Download: iceis01.pdf (929.37 KB)
Vogel, J., W. - T. Balke, and W. Kießling, "(Semi-) Automatic Segmentation in Historic Collections of Heraldic Images", 15th International Conference on Pattern recognition (ICPR 2000), Barcelona, Spain, 2000. Abstract  Download: icpr00.pdf (74.68 KB)
Balke, W. - T., U. Güntzer, and W. Kießling, "Applications of Quick-Combine for Ranked Query Models", 1st DELOS Workshop on Information Seeking, Searching and Querying in Digital Libraries, Zurich, Switzerland, 2000. Abstract  Download: delos00.pdf (82.01 KB)
Kießling, W., W. - T. Balke, T. Birke, K. Urch, and M. Wagner, "Das HERON-Projekt - Middleware für Image Retrieval", it + ti - Informationstechnik und Technische Informatik, vol. 42, no. 6, 2000. Abstract
Güntzer, U., W. - T. Balke, and W. Kießling, "Optimizing Multi-Feature Queries for Image Databases", 26th International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB 2000), Cairo, Egypt, 2000. Abstract  Download: vldb00.pdf (190.85 KB)
Balke, W. - T., and W. Kießling, "The HERON Project - Experiences in Using Object-Relational Databases for Content-Based Image Retrieval in Digital Libraries", Dagstuhl Seminar 99351: Multimedia Database Support for Digital Libraries, Schloß Dagstuhl, Germany, 1999. Abstract  Download: dag99.pdf (14.08 KB)
Kießling, W., K. Urch, W. - T. Balke, T. Birke, and M. Wagner, "The HERON Project - Multimedia Database Support for History and Human Sciences", 28th Annual Conference of the German Computer Society (GI): INFORMATIK'98, Magdeburg, Germany, Springer , 1998. Abstract  Download: informatik98.pdf (230.39 KB)
Balke, W. - T., "Untersuchungen zur bildinhaltlichen Datenbank - Recherche in einer Wappensammlung anhand des IBM Ultimedia Managers", Institut für Informatik, vol. Master, Augsburg, Germany, Universität Augsburg, 1997. Abstract  Download: balke97.pdf (3.23 MB)