Ralf Klamma


received his habilitation degree from RWTH Aachen University for the subject computer science in 2010. Also, he has a diploma degree (1995) and a doctoral degree (2000) both in computer science from RWTH Aachen University for works on process centered requirements engineering environments resp. on repositories for organizational memory systems. Currently, he leads the research group Advanced Community Information Systems (ACIS) at the information systems chair, RWTH Aachen University.
He is vice-coordinator of the FP7 ICT Integrating Project ROLE and principal investigator in major EU projects for Technology Enhanced Learning: TEL-MAP, Learning Layers, GALA, METIS, SAGE and BOOST, as well as the LLL project TeLLNet.

His research covers information systems, social software, digital libraries, social network analysis, technology enhanced learning, knowledge management, and new product development.
In 2001, he spent several months as a visiting fellow at the MIT Entrepreneurship Center of Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to experience entrepreneurship teaching and research. In summer term 2004 he took over a stand-in professorship for media informatics at the TU Chemnitz, Germany and in winter term 2004/05 a stand-in professorship for dialog-oriented systems at the University of Passau, Germany. In 2010 he was guest professor for Multimedia Communities on the Web at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria.
He has chaired all seven JTEL Summer Schools, the EC-TEL 2007, the ICWL 2009, the IEEE Ubi-Media 2010 and numerous workshops. He is editor-in-chief of the Central European Information Server SunSITE CEUR, the PROLEARN Academy and the Multimedia Metadata Community.

He published more than 150 scientific papers and is on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Technology Enhanced Learning and Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM) and IJTEL.


Last update: December 2012


Articles published on IXD&A:


The Impact of Culture On Smart Community Technology: The Case of 13 Wikipedia Instances, N.22, pp. 34 - 47, abstractdownload

'Reponsive and Open Learning Environments (ROLE): Requirements, Evaluation and Reflection', N. 15, 87-101 abstract, download