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
2007
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)
Iofciu, T., J. Diederich, P. Dolog, and W. - T. Balke, "ExpertFOAF Recommends Experts", 1st ExpertFinder Workshop, Berlin, Germany, 2007. Abstract  Download: expert07.pdf (54.95 KB)
Balke, W. - T., U. Güntzer, and W. Siberski, "Getting Prime Cuts from Skylines over Partially Ordered Domains", 12th GI-Fachtagung für Datenbanksysteme in Business, Technologie und Web (BTW), Aachen, Germany, 2007. Abstract  Download: btw07.pdf (342.21 KB)
Alrifai, M., W. - T. Balke, P. Dolog, and W. Nejdl, "Nonblocking Scheduling for Web Service Transactions", 5th IEEE European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS), Halle (Saale), Germany, 2007. Abstract  Download: ecows07.pdf (372.41 KB)
Köhncke, B., and W. - T. Balke, "Preference-Driven Personalization for Flexible Digital Item Adaptation", Multimedia Systems Journal (MMSJ), vol. 13(2): Springer, 2007.  Download: mmsj07.pdf (938.52 KB)
Zhou, X., J. Gaugaz, W. - T. Balke, and W. Nejdl, "Query Relaxation using Malleable Schemas", ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), Beijing, China, 2007. Abstract  Download: sigmod07.pdf (251.64 KB)
Balke, W. - T., U. Güntzer, and W. Siberski, "Restricting Skyline Sizes using Weak Pareto Dominance", Informatik - Forschung und Entwicklung (IFE), vol. 21, no. 3: Springer, 2007.  Download: ife07.pdf (364.26 KB)
Diederich, J., and W. - T. Balke, "The Semantic GrowBag Algorithm: Automatically Deriving Categorization Systems", 11th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL), Budapest, Hungary, 2007. Abstract  Download: ecdl07.pdf (240.17 KB)
Diederich, J., and W. - T. Balke, "Topic-Based User Models: Design & Comparison", 10th DELOS Thematic Workshop on Personalized Access, Profile Management, and Context Awareness in Digital Libraries (PersDL), Corfu, Greece, 2007. Abstract  Download: persdl07.pdf (133.94 KB)
2006
Balke, W. - T., U. Güntzer, and W. Siberski, "Exploiting Indifference for Customization of Partial Order Skylines", 10th International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium (IDEAS), Delhi, India, 2006. Abstract  Download: ideas06.pdf (353.98 KB)
Balke, W. - T., "Information Retrieval in Peer-to-Peer Systems", Dagstuhl Seminar 06131: Peer-to-Peer-Systems and -Applications, Schloß Dagstuhl, Germany, 2006. Abstract  Download: dag06.pdf (10.45 KB)
Köhncke, B., and W. - T. Balke, "Personalized Digital Item Adaptation in Service-Oriented Environments", 1st International Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP), Athens, Greece, 2006. Abstract  Download: smap06.pdf (650.71 KB)
Balke, W. - T., and J. Diederich, "A Quality- and Cost-based Selection Model for Multimedia Service Composition in Mobile Environments", 4th IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), Chicago, IL, USA, 2006. Abstract  Download: icws06.pdf (210.92 KB)
Kulathuramaiyer, N., and W. - T. Balke, "Restricting the View and Connecting the Dots - Dangers of a Web Search Engine Monopoly", Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS), vol. 12, no. 12, 2006.  Download: jucs06.pdf (127.67 KB)
2005
Balke, W. - T., J. X. Zheng, and U. Güntzer, "Approaching the Efficient Frontier: Cooperative Database Retrieval Using High-Dimensional Skylines", 10th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA 2005), Beijing, China, Springer , 2005. Abstract  Download: dasfaa05.pdf (204.67 KB)
Balke, W. - T., W. Nejdl, W. Siberski, and U. Thaden, "Caching for Improved Retrieval in Peer-to-Peer Networks", GI/ITG-Workshop "Peer-to-Peer Systeme und -Anwendungen", Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2005. Abstract  Download: gi-itg05.pdf (35.08 KB)
Balke, W. - T., W. Nejdl, W. Siberski, and U. Thaden, "DL meets P2P – Distributed Document Retrieval based on Classification and Content", 9th European Conference on research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2005), Vienna, Austria, Springer , 2005. Abstract  Download: ecdl05.pdf (131.87 KB)
Balke, W. - T., and U. Güntzer, "Efficient Skyline Queries under Weak Pareto Dominance", IJCAI-05 Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling (PREFERENCE 2005), Edinburgh, UK, 2005. Abstract  Download: preference05.pdf (213.73 KB)
Balke, W. - T., and K. Mainzer, "Knowledge Representation and the Embodied Mind: Towards a Philosophy and Technology of Personalized Informatics", 3rd International Conference on Professional Knowledge Management (WM 2005), Kaiserslautern, Germany, Springer , 2005. Abstract  Download: wm05.pdf (272.76 KB)
Balke, W. - T., and K. Mainzer, "Knowledge Representation and the Embodied Mind: Towards a Philosophy and Technology of Personalized Informatics", 2nd International Workshop on Philosophy and Informatics (WSPI 2005), Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2005. Abstract  Download: wspi05.pdf (56.28 KB)
Balke, W. - T., and K. Nahrstedt, "Proceedings of the 1st ACM Workshop on Multimedia Service Composition (MSC 2005)", in Conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2005, Singapore: ACM, 2005.  Download: msc05-pro.pdf (3.06 MB)
Balke, W. - T., W. Nejdl, W. Siberski, and U. Thaden, "Progressive Distributed Top-k Retrieval in Peer-to-Peer Networks", 21th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2005), Tokyo, Japan, IEEE, 2005. Abstract  Download: icde05.pdf (345.27 KB)
Löser, A., C. Tempich, B. Quilitz, W. - T. Balke, S. Staab, and W. Nejdl, "Searching Dynamic Communities with Personal Indexes", 4th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2005), Galway, Ireland, 2005. Abstract  Download: iswc05.pdf (308.29 KB)
Balke, W. - T., "Supporting Information Retrieval in Peer-to-Peer Systems", Peer-to-Peer Systems and Applications, R. Steinmetz, K. Wehrle (eds.): Springer , 2005.  Download: p2p05.pdf (423.45 KB)
Nahrstedt, K., and W. - T. Balke, "Towards Building Large Scale Multimedia Systems and Applications: Challenges and Status", 1st ACM Workshop on Multimedia Service Composition (MSC 2005), Singapore, ACM, 2005. Abstract  Download: msc05.pdf (87.11 KB)
2004
Balke, W. - T., U. Güntzer, and J. X. Zheng, "Efficient Distributed Skylining for Web Information Systems", 9th International Conference on extending Database Technology (EDBT 2004), Heraklion, Crete, Greece, Springer, 2004. Abstract  Download: edbt04.pdf (351.88 KB)
Balke, W. - T., "Efficient Evaluation of Numerical Preferences: Top k Queries, Skylines and Multi-objective Retrieval", Dagstuhl Seminar 04271 - Preferences: Specification, Inference, Applications , Schloß Dagstuhl, Germany, 2004. Abstract  Download: dag04.pdf (13.91 KB)
Balke, W. - T., and U. Güntzer, "Multi-objective Query Processing for Database Systems", 30th International Conference on very Large Databases (VLDB 2004) , Toronto, Canada, 2004. Abstract  Download: vldb04.pdf (432.65 KB)
Balke, W. - T., and K. Nahrstedt, "Multimedia Service Composition: A Brave New Topic", Brave New Topic Session within the 12th Annual ACM Multimedia Conference (ACM MM 2004), New York, NY, USA, ACM, 2004. Abstract  Download: mm04a.pdf (51.83 KB)
Wang, Q., W. - T. Balke, W. Kießling, and A. Huhn, "P-News: Deeply Personalized News Dissemination for MPEG-7 based Digital Libraries", 8th European Conference on research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2004), Bath, UK, Springer , 2004. Abstract  Download: ecdl04.pdf (265.38 KB)
Kellerer, W., M. Wagner, W. - T. Balke, and H. Schulzrinne, "Preference-based Session Management for IP-based Mobile Multimedia Signaling", European Transactions on Telecommunications, vol. 15, no. 4: Wiley, 2004.  Download: ett04.pdf (132.12 KB)