Invited Speaker

Bernhard Thalheim is full professor and chair at the department of Computer Science at the Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany. He also served as Full Professor and Chair at the University of Rostock, and was Dean and Full Professor at the Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus. He received a number of awards for his achievements in Information Systems Engineering. He was honored in 2005 as the Kolmogorow-Professor h.c. at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, on 22.10.2008 received the Peter P. Chen Award of Elsevier for Entity-Relationship Model research, is the founder of the German Chapter of DAMA, international vice-chair of the steering committee of the FoIKS conferences, member of steering committees of conferences, e.g. ER, ADBIS, ASM, NLDB, editor of Data and Knowledge Engineering and other journals, and member of the board of Dataport. He has published 3 book and 300+ publications since 1984 and co-edited more than 15 conference proceedings.

The title of his talk is Query and Answer Forms for Sophisticated Database Querying.