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Research Staff Member
Zurich Research Laboratory


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  IEEE   |  IFIP WG 2.4

Currently, I am working on the following projects:

Weaver is a language that allows cloud developers to declaratively describe their cloud application (virtual machines, software components, etc. that are needed for deployment). Based on this description, developers may deploy their application on different cloud environments using a single click.

The Secure Enterprise Desktop provides a desktop environment accessible from standard PCs from all around the world through an access key. The access key is a small token that ensures that the computer used for accessing the Enterprise Desktop can be trusted --- be it a corporate computer or not. More information about this project can be found here.

In the last years, I have been working on the following projects:

Logo The Business Process Services Portal offered the refactoring operations that have been developed in the Business Integration Technologies group. The operations have been offered both through through a REST services interface to support researchers in building their research prototypes on top of our technology. The portal also provided a web interface to allow researchers their evaluation before integrating them into their own technology.

Logo The Pattern-based Process Model Accelerators enable users to manage high-quality business processes more quickly by helping them apply common best practices while working with their process models. For this project, we have designed a library with commonly used transformations and refactoring operations for business process models as well as a catalog of recurring patterns that can be easily instantiated. For more information, please refer to our developerWorks article series (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4) describing the accelerators.

Logo The XML Import from ARIS to IBM WebSphere Business Modeler enables users to import models created with the ARIS modeling tool into Modeler. One of the challenges of the ARIS import was to handle the different representation of data objects and the way events are being used in ARIS. To download the ARIS XML, please go to the importers alphaWorks project page.