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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

Books and editorships

  • Keller, Thomas; Minonne, Clemente; Schladitz, Oliver; Kykalova, Denisa; Schlatter, Ueli (Hg.). ().

    BPM-Lösungen aus der Cloud:

    . Potenziale, Anforderungen und Erfolgsfaktoren .

    Zürich: vdf Hochschulverlag.

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    Business Process Management 2011 - Status quo und Zukunft

    : Eine empirische Studie im deutschsprachigen Europa.

    Zürich: VDF Verlag.

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    IT-Sourcing-Management 2011 - Status quo und Zukunft

    : Eine empirische Studie im deutschsprachigen Europa.

    Zürich: VDF Verlag.

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    Nutzenpotential flexibler Prozesse

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    Winterthur: ZHAW.

Peer-reviewed articles/chapters

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    MODELING BUSINESS PROCESSES USING GESTURE AND SPEECH RECOGNITION

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    In: Piet Kommers; Pedro Isaias (Hg.). Proceedings of the 15th International Conference e-Society 2017. (S. 187-194). Budapest, Ungarn: IADIS. Peer reviewed.

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    Artifact-Centric Modeling of Business Processes Using UML Diagrams

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    20th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2016), Orlando, Florida, Vol. I, 05. - 08. July. S. 150-155. Peer reviewed.

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    Battery-Efficient Transportation Mode Detection on Mobile Devices

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    In: Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2015). Pittsburgh: IEEE. Peer reviewed.

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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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    Business Process Modeling using Activity

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    12th International Conference e‑Society 2014 , Madrid, 02. März, S. 193‑199. 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

    : ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS FOR THE DIGITAL ESTATE .

    International Journal on WWW/Internet (IJWI, IADIS), 11, 2/2013. 34‑48. 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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    The benefits of cooperation between industry and universities

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    Central European Business Review, 1, 2. 58. 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

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    Business Process Management Studie 2015: Status quo und Best Practices «Prozessintelligenz»

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    ZHAW - School of Management and Law. In Kooperation mit dem Konstanzer Institut für Prozesssteuerung an der HTWG Konstanz 90 Seiten.

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    Transportmittelerkennung ‑ Motivation, Ideen, Umsetzung und Validierung

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    IWI Faculty Workshop, ZHAW ‑ School of Management and Law, 13. Februar.

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

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    ZHAW, School of Management and Law, Winterthur, Nr. 1, Juli.

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    Die Kluft zwischen semantischen Netzen und Knowledge Management

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    In: Netzwoche. Zürich: Netzmedien AG.

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    Man kann sich fragen, wozu es einen CIO in Zukunft überhaupt noch braucht

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    Netzwoche, 20/2010.

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    IT-Risikomanagement in Integrationsprojekten

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    In: Netzguide. ICT-Riskmanagement und e-Security. (34).

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    Prozesse müssen flexibel sein

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    In: Wirtschaftsmagazin. (6).

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    Semantic Business Integration

    : Nicht jedes Unternehmen eignet sich dafür.

    IT Business, 5/2008. 44.

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    Semantic Business Integration and its Enterpreneurial Impact

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    In: Goldwyn Reports (Hg.). .

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    An Analysis Framework for the Economic Potential of Process Interoperation

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    Proceedings of the International Conference on Informations Society, 2007.

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    Der Weg zu einer Security Policy (2/2)

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    KMU Magazin, 7/2007. 76.

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    Die organisatorischen Aufgaben der IT-Sicherheit

    : Teil 1/2.

    KMU-Magazin, 6/2007. 102.

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    Enterpreneurial View of Automated Process Composition

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    In: International Conference on Web Services. Proceedings. Salt Lake City: IEEE.

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    Interoperabilität von Webservices und deren Mehrwert

    : Framework zur Evaluation automatisierter Interoperation.

    , 1. 74.

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    Interoperation Evaluation Framework

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    In: Concurrent (Collaborative) Innovation. Proceedings.

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    IT Business

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    , 3-4/2007.

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    UDDI als zentrale Komponente zur Publikation von Prozessen

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    , 3. 70.

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    Interoperabilität von Webservices und deren Mehrwert

    : Unternehmerische Problemstellung und technologische Grundlagen.

    KMU Magazin, 9. 70.

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    Interoperabilität von Webservices und deren Mehrwert

    : Webservice-basierter Ansatz.

    KMU Magazin, 10. 88.

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    Business Integration

    : Der Würfel zum Erfolg.

    In: M&S Trend Media GmbH (Hg.). SIR. Nummer 3/2005.

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    Mit Webservices zum virtuellen Unternehmen

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    Computerworld, 40.

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