Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Küster

System Engineer

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Professional Activities

  • Workshops

Research Area

In 2010 I switched from academia to industry. Since then I have not been active in academic research anymore and this page is not updated anymore. However, you will still be able to find some reference material here in case you are interested.

The focus of my previous research was on topics including

  • semantic (web) services
  • service discovery and matchmaking languages and frameworks
    (and their functional evaluation and benchmarking)
  • automated semantic service composition
  • service composition languages and frameworks
    (and their functional evaluation and benchmarking)

Publications

2010

An Evaluation Methodology and Framework for Semantic Web Services Technology
Ph.D. Thesis Ulrich Küster
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Jena, Germany (also available as a book under ISBN 978-3-8325-2538-5) 1.6.2010
Measures for Benchmarking Semantic Web Service Matchmaking Correctness (SEALS Best Evaluation Paper Award)
Ulrich Küster and Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC10)
Heraklion, Creete, Greece 1.5.2010
Evaluating Semantic Web Service Technologies: Criteria, Approaches and Challenges
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Matthias Klusch
Progressive Concepts for Semantic Web Evolution: Applications and Developments (Advances in Semantic Web Information Systems series), IGI Global (The link below points to a draft version of the paper. The final version is available through IGI Global)
1.3.2010

2009

Relevance Judgments for Web Services Retrieval - A Methodology and Test Collection for SWS Discovery Evaluation
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the 7th IEEE European Conference on Web Services (the link below points to a draft version of the paper, the final version is available via IEEE)
Einhoven, The Netherlands 1.11.2009

2008

Book Chapter: Service Discovery with SWE-ET and DIANE - An In-depth Comparison By Means of a Common Scenario
Ulrich Küster, Andrea Turati, Birgitta König-Ries, Dario Cerizza, Emanuele Della Valle, Federico M. Facca
Semantic Web Service Challenge - Results from the First Year; Charles Petrie, Holger Lausen, Michal Zaremba, Tiziana Margaria (Eds.)
Semantic Web and Beyond, Vol. 8, Springer, ISBN: 978-0-387-72495-9 1.12.2008
On the Evaluation of Semantic Web Service Frameworks
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Charles Petrie, Matthias Klusch
International Journal On Semantic Web and Information Systems 4(4)
1.12.2008
Book Chapter: Status, Perspectives, and Lessons Learned
Charles Petrie, Ulrich Küster, Tiziana Margaria, Michal Zaremba, Holger Lausen, Srdjan Komazec
Semantic Web Service Challenge - Results from the First Year; Charles Petrie, Holger Lausen, Michal Zaremba, Tiziana Margaria (Eds.)
Semantic Web and Beyond, Vol. 8, Springer, ISBN: 978-0-387-72495-9 1.12.2008
Book Chapter: SWS Challenge Scenarios
Holger Lausen, Ulrich Küster, Charles Petrie, Michal Zaremba, Srdjan Komazec
Semantic Web Service Challenge - Results from the First Year; Charles Petrie, Holger Lausen, Michal Zaremba, Tiziana Margaria (Eds.)
Semantic Web and Beyond, Vol. 8, Springer, ISBN: 978-0-387-72495-9 1.12.2008
Book Chapter: Semantic Service Discovery with DIANE Service Descriptions
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Semantic Web Service Challenge - Results from the First Year; Charles Petrie, Holger Lausen, Michal Zaremba, Tiziana Margaria (Eds.)
Semantic Web and Beyond, Vol. 8, Springer, ISBN: 978-0-387-72495-9 1.12.2008
Book Chapter: Comparison: Handling Preferences with DIANE and miAamics
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Tiziana Margaria, Bernhard Steffen
Semantic Web Service Challenge - Results from the First Year; Charles Petrie, Holger Lausen, Michal Zaremba, Tiziana Margaria (Eds.)
Semantic Web and Beyond, Vol. 8, Springer, ISBN: 978-0-387-72495-9 1.12.2008
Evaluating Semantic Web Service Matchmaking Effectiveness Based on Graded Relevance
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop SMR2 on Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web at the 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC08)
Karlsruhe, Germany 1.10.2008
Towards Standard Test Collections for the Empirical Evaluation of Semantic Web Service Approaches
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
International Journal of Semantic Computing 2(3)
1.9.2008
OPOSSum - An Online Portal to Collect and Share SWS Descriptions (Best Demo Award!)
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Krug
Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC2008), Demo Session
Santa Clara, CA, USA 1.8.2008
On the Empirical Evaluation of Semantic Web Service Approaches: Towards Common SWS Test Collections
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC2008)
Santa Clara, CA, USA 1.8.2008
OPOSSum - An Online Portal to Collect and Share Semantic Service Descriptions
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Krug
Proceedings of the 5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC08), Poster Session
Tenerife, Spain 1.6.2008
W3C SWS Challenge Testbed Incubator Methodology Report
Charles Petrie, Ulrich Küster, Tiziana Margaria
W3C Incubator Group Report
1.3.2008

2007

DIANE - A Matchmaking-Centered Framework for Automated Service Discovery, Composition, Binding and Invocation on the Web
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Michael Klein, Mirco Stern
International Journal of Electronic Commerce (IJEC), 12 (2), Special Issue: Semantic Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval on the Web (The paper link points to a draft version, the official final version is available at the publisher's website)
1.12.2007
Evaluation of Semantic Service Discovery - A Survey and Directions for Future Research
Ulrich Küster, Holger Lausen, Birgitta König-Ries
Post-Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Emerging Web Services Technology (WEWST07) in conjunction with the 5th IEEE European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS07)
Halle (Saale), Germany 1.11.2007
Semantic Mediation between Business Partners - A SWS-Challenge Solution using DIANE Service Descriptions
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Service Composition & SWS Challenge at the 2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2007)
Silicon Valley, USA 1.11.2007
Semantic Service Discovery with DIANE Service Descriptions
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Service Composition & SWS Challenge at the 2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2007)
Silicon Valley, USA 1.11.2007
Supporting Dynamics in Service Descriptions - The Key to Automatic Service Usage
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC07)
Vienna, Austria 1.9.2007
Non-functional Parameters as First Class Citizens in Service Description and Matchmaking - An Integrated Approach
Mohamed Hamdy, Birgitta König-Ries, Ulrich Küster
Proceedings of the first "Non Functional Properties and Service Level Agreements in Service Oriented Computing" Workshop (NFPSLA-SOC 2007), co-located with the 5th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2007)
Vienna, Austria 1.9.2007
SWS Challenge: Status, Perspectives and Lessons Learned So Far
Charles Petrie, Tiziana Margaria, Ulrich Küster, Holger Lausen, Michal Zaremba
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS2007) - Special Session on Comparative Evaluation of Semantic Web Service Frameworks
Funchal, Madeira-Portugal 1.6.2007
Service Discovery using DIANE Service Descriptions - A Solution to the SWS-Challenge Discovery Scenarios
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Fourth Semantic Web Service Challenge workshop
Innsbruck, Austria 1.6.2007
Service Discovery with SWE-ET and DIANE - A Comparative Evaluation By Means of Solutions to a Common Scenario
Ulrich Küster, Andrea Turati, Maciej Zaremba, Birgitta König-Ries, Dario Cerizza, Emanuele Della Valle, Marco Brambilla, Stefano Ceri, Federico Facca, Christina Tziviskou
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS2007) - Special Session on Comparative Evaluation of Semantic Web Service Frameworks
Funchal, Madeira-Portugal 1.6.2007
DIANE - An Integrated Approach to Automated Service Discovery, Matchmaking and Composition
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Michael Klein, Mirco Stern
Proceedings of the 16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2007)
Banff, Alberta, Canada 1.5.2007

2006

Achieving Multiple Effects - An Approach to Service Composition
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Mirco Stern, Michael Klein
Proceedings of the 4th IEEE European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS06), Poster Session
Zürich, Switzerland 1.12.2006
Dynamic Binding for BPEL Processes - A Lightweight Approach to Integrate Semantics into Web Services
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Second International Workshop on Engineering Service-Oriented Applications: Design and Composition (WESOA06) at 4th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC06),Chicago, USA
1.12.2006
Discovery and Mediation using DIANE Service Descriptions
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Third Semantic Web Service Challenge 2006 workshop in Athens
Georgia, USA 1.11.2006
Discovery and Mediation using DIANE Service Descriptions
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Michael Klein
Second Semantic Web Service Challenge 2006 workshop in Budva, Montenegro
Budva, Montenegro 1.6.2006
Discovery and Mediation using the DIANE Service Description
Ulrich Küster, Michael Klein, Birgitta König-Ries
First Semantic Web Services Challenge 2006 workshop, Challenge on Automating Web Services Mediation Choreography and Discovery
Palo Alto, CA, USA 1.3.2006

2005

A Classification of Issues and Approaches in Service Composition
Ulrich Küster, Mirco Stern, Birgitta König-Ries
First International Workshop on Engineering Service Compositions (WESC05) at Third International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC05)
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1.12.2005

Supervised Theses

2009

Evaluation für das Semantic Matchmaking (in German)
Mathias Voigt - Study Thesis
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
1.9.2009
Leistungstests auf Basis von Open Source Werkzeugen für das Content Repository Framework MyCore (in German)
Oliver Schimratzki - Studienarbeit
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
1.5.2009

2008

Entwicklung attributübergreifender Bedingungen für die semantische Dienstbeschreibungssprache DSD
Frederik Lutz Schulz - Studienarbeit
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
1.11.2008

Teaching

Completed Projects

DIANE - Services in ad hoc Networks
In the DIANE project, we aim at developing and evaluating concepts that will allow integrated, efficient and effective usage of services offered in open and dynamic environments like ad-hoc networks. To achieve these goals, we propose mechanisms to address a number of questions: How can service search be facilitated in decentralized, dynamic environments? How can services be described, automatically found, and selected? How can services be efficiently executed? How can fairness be ensured in open environments? We propose mechanisms to describe, find and select services as well as methods including overlays and replication mechanisms to efficiently process such queries. Additionally,…
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OPOSSum
OPOSSum (Online POrtal for Semantic Services ) is a portal dedicated to collaboratively build a public test collection of semantic web services. Despite significant research efforts in the field of semantic web services, real tools and applications using them are still rare. One of the main obstacles for improvements in this direction is the lack of sufficiently large and high-quality collections to test and evaluate tools and algorithms for semantic web services. Such collections cannot be built by any single group but only in a collaborative way by the community as a whole. The purpose of OPOSSum is to equip…
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Pluto / JSR 286
Apache Pluto Project - Java Portlet Specifikation 2 in cooperation with the IBM research labs in Böblingen, Stuttgart
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