Since 2015, Dr.-Ing. Stefan Schulte is Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) for Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems at TU Wien.
Stefan received a diploma degree in economics and a Bachelor in Computer Science from the University of Oldenburg, Germany, and a Master of Information Technology (with Merit) from the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, in 2005 and 2006, respectively. From 2006 to 2010, he was a PhD student at the Multimedia Communications Lab at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. In 2010, Stefan finished his PhD on "Web Service Discovery Based on Semantic Information" at Technische Universität Darmstadt summa cum laude ("mit Auszeichnung"). Before joining TU Wien in August 2011, Stefan headed the research group "Service-oriented Computing" at the Multimedia Communications Lab. Findings from his research have been published in more than 70 refereed scholarly publications. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Open Computer Science journal, the Journal of Web Semantics, and of PeerJ Computer Science.
From 2012 to 2015, Stefan was the project coordinator of the EU FP7 STREP SIMPLI-CITY - The Road User Information System of the Future. Since 2015, he is the Scientific Leader of the EU Factories of the Future Research and Innovation Action Cloud-based Rapid Elastic Manufacturing (CREMA). He has acquired several projects sponsored by the industry, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the European Union and was the overall proposal coordinator of the EU projects Adaptive Virtual Enterprise Manufacturing Environment (ADVENTURE), SIMPLI-CITY, and CREMA.
Stefan's research strives to bring us closer to the efficient ad hoc utilization of distributed computing resources through the Internet. In recent years, two major trends in distributed systems have been the subject of large interest both in the software industry and IT research. First, the need for agile and flexible IT systems has led to the rise of Cloud Computing as the dominating paradigm for provisioning computing resources in a scalable, on-demand fashion. Second, today's smart devices and sensor networks are merely the first step towards an Internet of Things (IoT), which will change our working and private environment in many respects. The proliferation of these technologies enables both small-scale and large-scale smart environments and systems for smart cities, smart energy grids, and smart factories.
Stefan's research interests span the areas of Cloud Computing and IoT. He is working on concepts and implementations that help to bridge the syntactic and semantic heterogeneity arising from different communication protocols and technologies and therefore to overcome interoperability issues. Furthermore, a special focus is on Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) aspects. While Stefan's research results are generally applicable, a special focus is on the manufacturing industry, e.g., in the projects CREMA, ADVENTURE, and EPS 4.0, as well as the Doctoral College Cyber-Physical Production Systems.
- Winner in 2 out of 3 categories,
Annual International Contest S3 on Semantic Service Selection 2010, 2012,
Track "SAWSDL matchmaker evaluation", Categories "Average Query Response Time" and "Precision for Graded Relevance"
- Best Paper Award,The Fifth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services (ICIW 2010),
Paper "Enhancing Availability with Self-Organization Extensions in a SOA Platform"
- Best Presentation Awards,Second IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (DEST 2008),
Track "Digital Business Ecosystems", Paper "Queuing-based Capacity Planning Approach for Web Service Workflows Using Optimization Algorithms",
Track "Infrastructure for Digital Ecosystems", Paper "Towards Automated Monitoring and Alignment of Service-based Workflows"