PD Dr. RALF KLAMMA is faculty member at the computer science department within the Information Systems group at RWTH. He has visited the MIT and has been a substitute/visiting professor at the universities of Chemnitz, Passau and Klagenfurt. He is scientific coordinator of the FP7 ICT Integrating Project ROLE and principal investigator in the FP7 projects Learning Layers, TEL-MAP and GALA as well as the LLP project TELLNET. He has chaired numerous conferences, workshops, doctoral summer schools, and doctoral consortia. His Web science research interests cover mobile web services, cloud computing, multimedia technologies and technology enhanced learning.
Selected Topic: Ralf is interested, among others topics, in community information systems. Community Information Systems are a combination of professional work practices, information, people, and digital media theories organized in a way that they support the goals of the community. In particular web-based community information systems can be designed, implemented and utilized by a combinationation of web engineering methodologies and patterns from web analytics connected by social requirements engineering in a meaningful way.
Keywords: community information systems, web engineering, web analytics, requirements engineering