Daniel Retkowitz

Dr. Daniel Retkowitz

Dipl.-Inform.

Software Engineering
Department of Computer Science 3
RWTH Aachen University
Ahornstraße 55
D-52074 Aachen

retkowitzati3.informatik.rwth-aachen.de

Research Areas

I am currently working in the eHome research group of our department. My special interests are the dynamic composition and configuration of software components implementing eHome services and the semantic specification of such services. Smart environments are changing dynamically with respect to user requirements and available device functionality. This has to be considered in a continuous process of specification, configuration, and deployment. We develop a new tool to provide for an automated, dynamic service composition respecting dynamic changes. Furthermore, we extend the means of semantic annotation of service specifications that form the basis of the composition process. The respective composition algorithm is extended accordingly.

Before, I worked in the ConDes project of our department. The goal of this project was to develop new software tools for conceptual building design. Within this project I developed concepts for composition of conceptual design rules. We extended our tools for knowledge specification to support rule dependencies. Furthermore, our algorithm for the analysis of conceptual designs has been extended to support complex design rules that are composed of basic rules.


Publications

  • Daniel Retkowitz: Softwareunterstützung für adaptive eHome-Systeme, volume 3 of Aachener Informatik-Berichte, Software Engineering. Shaker Verlag, July 2010. Dissertation, RWTH Aachen University, 2010. BibTeX

  • Ibrahim Armac, Andriy Panchenko, Marcel Pettau, Daniel Retkowitz: Privacy-Friendly Smart Environments. In: Khalid Al-Begain (ed.): Third International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies (NGMAST 2009), Cardiff, UK, pages 425-431. IEEE Computer Society, 2009. BibTeX

  • Daniel Retkowitz, Ibrahim Armac, Manfred Nagl: Towards Mobility Support in Smart Environments. In: Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2009), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, pages 603-608. Knowledge Systems Institute Graduate School, 3420 Main Street, Skokie, Illinois 60076, USA, 2009. BibTeX

  • Daniel Retkowitz, Sven Kulle: Dependency Management in Smart Homes. In: Twittie Senivongse, Rui Oliveira (eds.): Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems, 9th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference (DAIS 2009), Lisbon, Portugal, volume 5523 of LNCS, pages 143-156. Springer-Verlag, 2009. BibTeX

  • Thomas Heer, Daniel Retkowitz, and Bodo Kraft. Tool Support for the Integration of Light-Weight Ontologies. In: Joaquim Filipe, José Cordeiro (eds.): Enterprise Information Systems, 10th International Conference, ICEIS 2008, Barcelona, Spain, June 12-16, 2008, Revised Selected Papers, volume 19 of LNBIP, pages 175-187. Springer-Verlag, 2009. BibTeX

  • Daniel Retkowitz, Monika Pienkos: Ontology-based Configuration of Adaptive Smart Homes. In: François Taïani, Renato Cerqueira (eds.): Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Reflective and Adaptive Middleware (ARM'08) held at the 9th International Middleware Conference, Leuven, Belgium, pages 11-16. ACM Press, 2008. BibTeX

  • Daniel Retkowitz, Mark Stegelmann: Dynamic Adaptability for Smart Environments. In: René Meier, Sotirios Terzis (eds.): Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems, 8th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference (DAIS 2008), Oslo, Norway, volume 5053 of LNCS, pages 154-167. Springer-Verlag, 2008. BibTeX

  • Thomas Heer, Daniel Retkowitz, Bodo Kraft: Incremental Ontology Integration. In: José Cordeiro and Joaquim Filipe (eds.): ICEIS (3-1), 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2008), Barcelona, Spain, pages 13-20. 2008. Best Paper Award. BibTeX

  • Thomas Heer, Daniel Retkowitz, Bodo Kraft: Algorithm and Tool for Ontology Integration based on Graph Rewriting. In: Andy Schürr, Manfred Nagl, Albert Zündorf (eds.): Applications of Graph Transformations with Industrial Relevance (AGTIVE 2007), Kassel, Germany, volume 5088 of LNCS, pages 577-582. Springer-Verlag, 2008. BibTeX

  • Ibrahim Armac, Daniel Retkowitz: Simulation of Smart Environments. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services 2007 (ICPS'07), Istanbul, Turkey, pages 257-266. IEEE Computer Society, 2007. BibTeX

  • Daniel Retkowitz: Dynamic Composition of eHome Software. In: Dagstuhl "zehn plus eins" – Zehn Informatik-Graduiertenkollegs und ein Informatik-Forschungskolleg stellen sich vor. 4.-6. Juni 2007, Dagstuhl, Germany, page 31. Verlagshaus Mainz GmbH, Süsterfeldstr. 83, 52072 Aachen, Germany, 2007. BibTeX

  • Ulrich Norbisrath, Ibrahim Armac, Daniel Retkowitz, Priit Salumaa: Modeling eHome Systems. In: Sotirios Terzis (ed.): Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Middleware for Pervasive and Ad-Hoc Computing (MPAC 2006) held at the 7th International Middleware Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 6 pages. ACM Press, 2006. BibTeX

  • Bodo Kraft, Daniel Retkowitz: Rule-Dependencies for Visual Knowledge Specification in Conceptual Design. In: Hugues Rivard (ed.): Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE-XI), Montréal, Canada, 12 pages. ACSE, 2006. BibTeX

  • Bodo Kraft, Daniel Retkowitz: Graph Transformations for Dynamic Knowledge Processing. In: Eileen Robichaud (ed.): Proceedings of the 39th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'06), Kauai, Hawaii, 10 pages. IEEE Computer Society, 2006. BibTeX

  • Daniel Retkowitz: Regelbasierte Wissensdefinition und Analyse zur Unterstützung des konzeptuellen Entwurfs. Diploma Thesis, RWTH Aachen University, 2005. BibTeX

  • Bodo Kraft, Daniel Retkowitz: Operationale Semantikdefinition für konzeptuelles Regelwissen. In: Lars Weber, Frank Schley (eds.): Forum Bauinformatik 2005, pages 173-182. Lehrstuhl Bauinformatik, BTU Cottbus, 2005. BibTeX


Talks

  • Softwareunterstützung für adaptive eHome-Systeme, Oberseminarvortrag, RWTH Aachen University, Germany. January 2010.

  • Softwareunterstützung für adaptive eHome-Systeme, Invited Talk, Distributed Systems Group, University of Kassel, Germany. November 2009.

  • Towards Mobility Support in Smart Environments, 21st International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2009). Boston, Massachusetts, USA. July 2009.

  • Dependency Management in Smart Homes, 9th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS 2009). Lisbon, Portugal. June 2009.

  • Ontology-based Configuration of Adaptive Smart Homes, 7th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware (ARM'08) at the 9th International Middleware Conference. Leuven, Belgium. December 2008.

  • Dynamic Adaptability for Smart Environments, 8th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS 2008). Oslo, Norway. June 2008.

  • Rule-Dependencies for Visual Knowledge Specification in Conceptual Design, 11th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE-XI). Montréal, Canada. June 2006.

  • Rule-Dependencies for Visual Knowledge Specification in Conceptual Building Design, Graduate School Software for Mobile Communication Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Germany. May 2006.

  • Operationale Semantikdefinition für konzeptuelles Regelwissen, 17th Forum Bauinformatik. Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany. September 2005.


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Other Activities

  • Assistant Lecturer at the Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS) at King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), February 2009, Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Member of the Organizing Committee of the 4ING Conference, July 2008, Aachen, Germany.

  • Assistant Lecturer at the Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS) at King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), February 2008, Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Member of the Search Committee for the Ultra High-Speed Mobile Information and Communication (UMIC) research cluster established under the excellence initiative of the German government, RWTH Aachen University, 2007-2008.

  • Member of the Organizing and Program Committee of the 1st International Workshop on Mobile Services and Personalized Environments 2006, November 2006, Aachen, Germany.

  • Prototype Demonstration and Poster Presentation Software für das intelligente Haus at the Informatics Year 2006 Regional Event Aachen, May 2006, Aachen, Germany.

  • Member of the Organizing Committee of the Informatics Year 2006 Regional Event Aachen, May 2006, Aachen, Germany.

  • Prototype Demonstration The eHome Prototype at Girls' Day, April 2006, Aachen, Germany.

  • Prototype Demonstration and Poster Presentation eHome Specification, Configuration, and Deployment, Tag der Informatik, December 2005, Aachen, Germany.