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Dieter W. Fellner


Referee for: I.
Institution: Graz University of Technology
Address: Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization
Graz University of Technology
Inffeldgasse 16c
8010 Graz
Germany
Home Page: http://www.cgv.tugraz.at/fellner

Curriculum Vitae:

Dieter Fellner is a professor of computer science at the Technical University of Braunschweig and founding director of the Computer Graphics Institute at this university. Previously he has held academic positions at the University of Bonn, Germany, the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, the University of Denver, Colorado, and the University of Technology in Graz, Austria. He received his M.S. (Dipl.-Ing.) and his Ph.D. (Dr. Techn.) from the University of Technology in Graz, Austria in 1981 and 1984, respectively.

Dieter Fellner's main research and project areas over the years were formal languages, telematic services, user interface design, software engineering, computer graphics, and, most recently, digital libraries. As principal investigator he is leading a strategic initiative on generalizing the concept of an electronic document in the context of Digital Libraries since Fall 1997, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) over a period of six years -- currently funding 21 research groups. Among others, he has written a widely used book on Computer Graphics (1988, 2nd ed. in 1992) and recently co-authored a book with A. Endres on Digital Libraries(2000).

He has regularly served on editorial boards of leading journals in computer graphics and in digital libraries (Computer Graphics Forum, Computers & Graphics, Journal of Digital Libraries, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Journal of Universal Computer Science) as well as on program committees of international conferences in these areas (Computer Graphics International (CGI), Eurographics, Pacific Graphics, GTEC, AFRIGRAPH, SCCG, VAST, VRST, WSCG, ACM Digital Library, ED-Media, European Conf. on Digital Libraries (ECDL), Intl. Conf. on Multimedia Modeling, WebNet, World Wide Web). In 1997 and again in 2003 he was programm co-chair of the EUROGRAPHICS conference. He also serves as advisor to the German Scientific Council, the German Science Foundation (DFG), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (bmb+f), and the European Commission (DG INFSO).

Main Research Interests:

  • formal languages
  • telematic services
  • computer graphics