Werner Kießling is a full professor for databases and information systems at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Augsburg, Germany. He obtained his diploma in Computer Science in 1978 and his doctorial degree in 1983. In 1984 and 1985 has spent a DAAD-funded post-doc year at the University of California at Berkeley with Prof. M. Stonebraker. Besides his academic carrier he has also a strong commercial background, reaching from a leading R&D position to the co-founding of spin-off companies.
Werner Kießling has worked in many areas of database systems, in particular in query optimization for deductive, object-oriented and multimedia database systems, on performance of concurrency control and on expert systems with uncertain knowledge. He has co-written about 60 papers published in internationally renowned conferences and journals, including an e-learning text book on database systems published by Springer Verlag.In addition he has master-minded and supervised the design and implementation of the first commercial deductive database system Declare (1986-1989) and of the first preference-based query language Preference SQL (1997-2000). Aiming at rapid technology transfer into commercial practice he is a frequent exhibititor of novel database software and application prototypes at leading computer exhibition fairs like CeBIT in Hannover or SYSTEMS in Munich.
The current research focus of Werner Kießling is on personalization of database technology with applications for preference-based search engines and middleware for e-commerce, m-commerce and multimedia.
Main Research Interests:
- preference modeling, preference-based query languages
- databases and Internet, multimedia, autonomous agents
- databases and e-commerce, mobile commerce
- databases and man-machine interaction