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Guntram Graef

That's me

I studied Computer Science at the University of Karlsruhe from 1992 to 1998. At the same time I worked as an IT-consultant in projects for several companies including Dolphin Communications, Mercedes Benz and SAP.

Since January 1999 I am working as a research assistant at the Telecooperation office in Karlsruhe conducting research in the field of Web-Engineering.

TecO Responsibilties

Recently I completed two projects with Hewlett-Packard, in which my colleage Martin Gaedke and I consulted HP and Agilent in settting up a flexible and extensible Web-service infrastructure for their global intranets. The resulting system is called E-Victor and has been developed according to the Web Composition Process Model, which originates from our research group.

I also consulted SAP Research in two smaller projects. In the first project I researched the architecture of SAP's Internet Transaction Server and provided consulting to help prepare a strategic decision on behalf of SAP's internet server architecture. In the second project with SAP I developed a concept for inter-service cooperation in a massively distributed and platform independent environment on the basis of UPnP, which was demonstrated in a testbed developed with students at TecO.

For an upcoming project with SAP that will focus on development of adaptive Web applications  I am currently looking for students who would like to research one of its sub-topics in the context of a study- or diploma thesis or become part of our team as a HiWi.


Research Interests

My main research interest is in Web-engineering and adaptive Web-applications.

More and more Web-sites grow from a small collection of static documents to full-scale applications showing the same or an even higher level of complexity and dynamics as classical software applications. This makes it quite interesting if not urgently necessary to think about useful ways of applying (software) engineering principles to the process of development and maintenance of Web-sites.

More information you can find on the Web-engineering homepage.

Besides Web-engineering and adaptive applications I am currently researching tuple-spaces, user profiling and new applications of XML.



Selected publications and presentations:

Guntram Graef, Martin Gaedke: Erschliessung von Anwendungsdomaenen im WWW, XML in der betrieblichen Praxis: Standards, Moeglichkeiten, Praxisbeispiele / Klaus Turowski; Klement J. Fellner (Hrsg.) - 1. Aufl. - Heidelberg: dpunkt-Veralg - ISBN 3-932588-91-6, January, 2001.

Guntram Graef, Martin Gaedke: Evolution of Web-Based Applications Using Domain Specific Markup Languages, Australian Journal of Information Systems, Volume 8, No 1, pp. 51-63, Sept. 2000.

Guntram Graef: Adaptation of Web-Applications Based on Automated User Behaviour Analysis, 2nd Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications (WWW 2000), Johannesburg, Sept. 2000.

Guntram Graef, Martin Gaedke: Evolving Web Applications Through Component Based Domain Engineering, Intl. Forum cum Conference on Information Technology and Communication, Bangkok, Aug. 2000.

Guntram Graef, Martin Gaedke: Construction of Adaptive Web-Applications From Reusable Components, EC & Web - Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technology, Lecture Notes on Computer Science, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York, London, UK, Sept. 2000

Philipp Obreiter, Guntram Graef: Applying Component Based Web Engineering in an International Enterprise, Intl. Forum cum Conference on Information Technology and Communication, Bangkok, Aug. 2000.

Martin Gaedke, Guntram Graef: Development and Evolution of Web-Applications using the WebComposition Process Model, Workshop on WebEngineering, 9th International World-Wide Web Conference (WWW9), Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 2000.

Guntram Graef, Martin Gaedke: SDML: Unterstützung der Evolution von Web-Anwendungen durch domänenspezifische Auszeichnungssprachen, Proceedings, XML 2000 - XML Meets Business, Heidelberg, Germany, May 2000.

Guntram Graef: Adaptive Web-Anwendungen, Klausurtagung des Instituts für Telematik, Dagstuhl, Germany, March 2000.

Martin Gaedke, Joern Rehse, Guntram Graef: Supporting Compositional Reuse in Component-Based Web Engineering, Presentation, Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2000), Como, Italy, March 2000.

Martin Gaedke, Guntram Graef: WebComposition Process Model: Ein Vorgehensmodell zur Entwicklung und Evolution von Web-Anwendungen, 2. Workshop "Komponentenorientierte betriebliche Anwendungssysteme", Vienna, Austria, Feb. 2000

Guntram Graef, Martin Gaedke: An Evolution Oriented Architecture For Web Applications. Second Nordic Workshop on Software Architecture, Ronneby, Sweden, August 12-13, 1999.

Martin Gaedke, Joern Rehse, Guntram Graef: A Repository To Facilitate Reuse In Component-Based Web Engineering. Workshop on Web Engineering at the 8th International World-Wide Web Conference (WWW8), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 11-14, 1999.

Guntram Graef: Management Of Workplace Related Information In Heterogenous Environments, Master thesis at the University of Karlsruhe in cooperation with SAP AG Walldorf, November 1998



TecO - University of Karlsruhe
Guntram Graef
76131 Karlsruhe


phone: +49 (0)721 / 6902-89
fax: +49 (0)721 / 6902-16
email: graef@teco.uni-karlsruhe.de 

last modified on September, 2000 by Guntram Graef