Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Althoff

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Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Althoff


Hardik Arora, Christoph Langenhan, Frank Petzold, Viktor Eisenstadt, Klaus-Dieter Althoff

In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Product and Process Modeling 2020-2021. European Conference on Product and Process Modeling (ECPPM-2021) May 5-7 Moscow Russia European Association of Product and Process Modelling 2021.

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Viktor Eisenstadt, Hardik Arora, Christoph Ziegler, Jessica Bielski, Christoph Langenhan, Klaus-Dieter Althoff, Andreas Dengel

In: CAADRIA 2021 Proceedings. International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA-2021) March 29-April 1 Hong Kong/Virtual Hong Kong SAR of China Cumincad 2021.

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Hardik Arora, Jessica Bielski, Viktor Eisenstadt, Christoph Langenhan, Christoph Ziegler, Klaus-Dieter Althoff, Andreas Dengel

In: V. Stojakovic , B. Tepavcevic (editor). Towards a new, configurable architecture - Proceedings of the 39th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2. Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe-2021) September 8-10 Novi Sad Serbia CUMINCAD 2021.

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Short biography

Klaus-Dieter Althoff studied mathematics with focus on artificial intelligence (AI) at the University of Aachen. He made both his PhD on learning knowledge-based systems and his habilitation degree on evaluating case-based reasoning systems at the University of Kaiserslautern. From 1997 to 2004 he was responsible for experience management and learning software organizations at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (SE) (first as group leader finally as department head). From 2004 to 2010 he had a professorship of applied computer science and since 2010 of artificial intelligence, both at the University of Hildesheim. Main areas of his scientific work are (semi-automated) development, maintenance, distribution/combination, explanation, and systematic improvement of experience based systems."Experience-based systems'' was selected as one of the ten significant technologies in German AI history by the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI) as part of the "#KI50'' project. (GI). Current focus is the integration of AI methods (CBR, multi-agent systems, machine learning) and SE methods (experience factory, software product lines) for developing / maintaining explanation-aware distributed knowledge-based systems (e.g., with applications for diagnosis and maintenance in the aircraft domain, for supporting the conception phase in design, for service support, and for computer games). He is reviewer of many journals, conferences, and workshops and he was (co-)chair and/or (co-)organizer of many conferences and workshops. From 2001 to 2017 he was co-editor and editor-in-chief of the German Journal of AI of FBKI, the AI subsection of Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI). Since many years he is an active member of the FBKI subsections on Knowledge Management as well as on Knowledge Discovery Data Mining Machine Learning.


Knowledge-based search and query methods for the development of semantic information models for use in early design phases

Metis - Methoden der KI zur Autovervollständigung von Entwürfen basierend auf semantischen Gebäudeinformationen (BIM) für die Unterstützung der Architekten in frühen Entwurfsphasen



OMAHA - Overall Management Architecture for Health Analysis

The high-level goal of the OMAHA project is to develop an overall management architecture for health analysis of civilian aircraft. The project covers several topics like diagnosis and prognosis of…


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz