Head of Electronic Services
University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg
Dr. Thomas Risse is head of Electronic Services at the University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg of the Goethe University Frankfurt. He is responsible for the strategic development and operation of the electronic services offered by the library. Before joining the University Library he was deputy managing director of the L3S Research Center and research group leader at L3S in Hannover, Germany. He received his diploma in Computer Science (1997) and his PhD in Computer Science (2006) from the Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt), Germany. In 1998 he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Publication System (FhG-IPSI) in Darmstadt where he worked in several European and industrial projects. From 2001-2006 he was the manager of the division for Intelligent Information Environments. From 2004 - 2007 he was also the technical director of the European funded research project BRICKS (Building Resources for Integrated Cultural Knowledge Services), which aim was the development of a decentralized infrastructure for the integrated access on distributed digital cultural resources. He was the coordinator of the EU FP7 Living Web Archive (LiWA) project to develop advanced methods for Web archiving and to ensure long term semantic accessibility of archives. In the EU FP7 project ARCOMEM on Web archiving using social media information (s.a. on YouTube), he served as the scientific and technical director. He was also involved in the European research infrastructure project SoBigData on ethic-sensitive social mining.
Thomas Risse's research interests are Semantic Evolution, Digital Libraries, Web Archiving, Data Management in Distributed Systems and Self-organizing Systems. He serves regularly as program committee member or project reviewer. He published several papers at the relevant international conferences. In addition he is member of the Steering Committee of the ICDE conference (IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering), member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering (TCDE), and member of the Steering Committee of the conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL).
Thomas Risse was general co-chair of the 20th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2016) and served as the local and financial chair of the 27th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) in 2011 in Hannover. He was the co-chair of a number of workshops like the workshop on Semantic Digital Archives in conjunction with TPDL and the Semantic Ambient Media Experience workshop series.
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