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Prof. Dr. Thomas Keller

Prof. Dr. Thomas Keller

Prof. Dr. Thomas Keller
ZHAW School of Management and Law
Institute of Business Information Technology
Stadthausstrasse 14
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 78 61
th.keller@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Professor of Business Information Systems

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8100-6900

Professional development teaching

Expertise and research interests

Business Process Modelling, Automation and Integration
Mixed Reality Applications
Blockchain Case Studies
Digital Lives - at the edge of singularity

Educational background

MSc in electrical engineering ETH, 1993
MSc in computer science UZH, 2002
PHD in business information management UZH, 2008

Professional milestones

Thomas Keller (Orc-Id: 0000-0002-8100-6900) studied electrical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich between 1987 and 1993. He completed a one-year traineeship at ABB Switzerland, after which he went to work for the former ABB Transportation Systems AG in Zurich. From 1993 he was responsible for setting up and realizing a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulator for the propulsion system of rail vehicles. In the two follow-up companies, Adtranz and Bombardier Transportation, Thomas Keller was responsible for setting up a global engineering environment across the group for the calculation and electrical design of rail vehicles and drives, for the final years until 2003 as head of their global center of excellence for drive systems and the calculation of vehicle dynamics.
At the same time, he successfully completed a degree program in information technology at Zurich University, where he also obtained his Ph.D. Thomas Keller is an expert in the definition of complex tool systems, business process automation and emerging technologies.
Since 2003, he has been a senior lecturer at the ZHAW School of Management and Law, since 2007 as a professor of information technology. From 2008 till end of 2015 he acted as the head of the Institute he built up by setting up an R&D division and a service division with a focus on business process management and business intelligence.
He has developed both BSc and MSc degree programs in Business Information Systems and set up an MAS Business Information Systems and Business Analysis.
His field of expertise is business process management, modeling and automation, the application of new technologies, e.g., mixed reality, blockchain, in enterpreneurial contexts and scenarios about our future digital lives.

Membership of networks

Projects

Publications and conference contributions

Books and editorships

Peer-reviewed articles/chapters

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    The Folly Guard - A Personal and Social Communication Protection System

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    13th International Conference e-Society 2015, Madeira, Portugal, 14. März. S. 233-239. Peer reviewed.

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    Business Process Management 2014

    : Status quo und Perspektiven eines ganzheitlichen Geschäftsprozessmangements.

    ZHAW - School of Management and Law, Studie, VDF Hochschulverlag, Mai. Peer reviewed.

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    oBPM – An Opportunistic Approach to Business Process Modeling and Execution

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    International Workshop Series on Business Process Management and Social Software, 7 Peer reviewed.

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    SME Selection Criteria for External IS/IT Consultants, including Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences (Conference Refletion Paper)

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    7th IADIS International Conference Information Systems, Madrid, 2. March S. 365-368. Peer reviewed.

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    Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as an Enabler for Multigenerational Living

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    1. International Scientific Forum, ISF, Proceedings Vol. 2, Tirana, Albania, 14. Dezember . S. 35-42. Peer reviewed.

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    Passing and Passing on in the digital world

    : (Best Paper Award).

    In: eSociety Conference 2013. Proceedings, ISBN: 978-972-8939-82-3 © 2013 IADIS (248). 256. Lissabon: IADIS. Peer reviewed.

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    Towards a Classification of Information Technology Governance Frameworks for the development of an Governanace, Risk and Compliance Framework for Health Care

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    In: IEEE International Workshop on Consumer eHealth Platforms, Services and Applications (CCNC'2011 Workshop CeHPSA). (34 - 38 ). Las Vegas: IEEE Computer Society. Peer reviewed.

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    Approved documentation of the MAS Business Analysis

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    ZHAW, School of Management and Law, Winterthur, Oktober. Peer reviewed.

Non-peer-reviewed articles/chapters

Other publications

Orc-Id: 0000-0002-8100-6900

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Older Publications
1. Terwiesch, Peter; Scheiben, Erich; Petersen, Anders J.; Keller, Thomas, in: O. Maler (ed.), Hybrid and real-time systems, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 199-210, 1997.
2. Keller et al, in EPE '97 Proceedings, Digital Real-Time Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for Rail Vehicles: A Case Study, 1997
3. Keller, Thomas, in Eurosim '98 Proceedings, Realtime Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulations at Adtranz, 1998
4. Keller, Thomas; Scheiben, Erich, in dSpace Anwenderkonferenz, Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulationen at Adtranz, 1998
5. Terwiesch, Peter; Keller, Thomas; Scheiben, Erich, in IEEE Transaction on control systems technology, Vol. 7, No. 3, May 1999
6. Keller, Thomas; Tanner, Ronald, in EEMODS'02 Proceedings, Supporting the efficient and effective Reduction of Energy Consumption in electrical Drives