Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner
  
 

Thomas Kowark, M.Sc.

Research Assistant, PhD Candidate

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Research Topics & Biographical Sketch

Thomas is a former member of the HPI research school on "Service-oriented Systems Engineering" and now a researcher at the "Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts" group. After completing both the Bachelor’s and the Master’s program at HPI he decided to continue with his Ph.D. studies at this institute, but broadened the focus from a completely technical to a more design research driven level. He is involved in various teaching activities, for example as a teaching assistant in a software engineering lecture. There he is responsible for organizing an exercise that has all 80 students of the lecture develop a single system in a joint effort. Furthermore, he is responsible for organizing the ME310 lecture at the EPIC chair and also serves as a teaching assistant in that course.

Teaching Activities

Co-Supervised Master's Theses

  • Philipp Dobrigkeit - Patterns in Virtual Design Team Collaboration
  • Ralf Gehrer - Extracting Topics from Heterogeneous Digital Collaboration Artifacts of Software Engineering Teams
  • Markus Steiner - Agile Methodologies for Large Enterprises - An Analysis of Scaling Strategies
  • Matthias Jacob - Visuelle Unterstützung für die Untersuchung von Kollaborationsartefakten in großen Softwareprojekten
  • Christoph Matthies - ScrumLint: Driving Knowledge about the Implementation of Scrum from Development Artifacts

Formal Education

  • 2007 B.Sc., Computer Science, Hasso Plattner Institute
  • 2009 M.Sc., Computer Science, Hasso Plattner Institute

Master's Thesis

Squeak Save - Design and Implementation of automatic object-relational mapping support

Publications

  • Kowark, T., Richly, K., Uflacker, M., Plattner, H.: Incremental, Per-Query Ontology Matching with RepMine. 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Demo Track, Montreal, Canada (2016).
     
  • Matthies, C., Kowark, T., Richly, K., Uflacker, M., Plattner, H.: ScrumLint: Identifying Violations of Agile Practices Using Development Artifacts. 9th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, CHASE 2016, in Conjunction with the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Austin, Texas, USA (2016).
     
  • Kowark, T., Matthies, C., Uflacker, M., Plattner, H.: Lightweight Collection and Storage of Software Repository Data with DataRover. 31st IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2016), Demo Track (2016).
     
  • Matthies, C., Kowark, T., Uflacker, M.: Teaching Agile the Agile Way — Employing Self-Organizing Teams in a University Software Engineering Course. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) International Forum 2016, New Orleans, LA (2016).
     
  • Matthies, C., Kowark, T., Richly, K., Uflacker, M., Plattner, H.: How Surveys, Tutors, and Software Help to Assess Scrum Adoption in a Classroom Software Engineering Project. The 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Software Engineering Education and Training Track, Austin, Texas, USA (2016).
     
  • Haeger, F., Kowark, T., Uflacker, M.: Experience and Knowledge Transfer Through Special Topic Coaching Sessions. In: Plattner, H., Meinel, C., en Leifer, L. (reds.) Design Thinking Research - Making Design Thinking Foundational. bll. 187-201 (2015).
     
  • Kowark, T., Teusner, R., Richly, K., Plattner, H.: RepMine: A System for Transferrable Analyses of Collaboration Activities in Software Engineering. 2015 Workshop on Software Support for Collaborative and Global Software Engineering, In conjunction with the 30th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (2015).
     
  • Kowark, T., Plattner, H.: Search Space Reduction for Post-Matching Correspondence Provisioning. The 10th International Workshop on Ontology Matching, In Conjunction with the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) (2015).
     
  • Haeger, F., Kowark, T., Krüger, J., Vetterli, C., Übernickel, F., Uflacker, M.: DT@Scrum: Integrating Design Thinking with Software Development Processes. Understanding Innovation - Building Innovators (2014).
     
  • Kowark, T., Plattner, H.: One Query at a Time: Incremental, Collective Ontology Matching. The 9th International Workshop on Ontology Matching, In Conjunction with the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy (2014).
     
  • Haeger, F., Kowark, T., Uflacker, M.: Pay it forward - Planning and Assessment of a Coaching Seminar for Global-Design Team Alumni. The 10th NordDesign Conference, Espoo, Finland (2014).
     
  • Kowark, T., Plattner, H.: Collective, Incremental Ontology Alignment Through Query Translation. The 8th International Conference On Web Reasoning And Rule Systems, Athens, Greece (2014).
     
  • Kowark, T.: Applications of Virtual Collaboration Monitoring in Software Development Projects. Proceedings of the 7th Retreat of the HPI Research School on Service-oriented Systems Engineering (to appear) (2013).
     
  • Kowark, T., Haeger, F., Gehrer, R., Krüger, J.: A Research Plan for the Integration of Design Thinking with Large Scale Software Development Projects. Design Thinking Research - Building Innovation Eco-Systems (2013).
     
  • Vetterli, C., Übernickel, F., Brenner, W., Haeger, F., Kowark, T., Krüger, J., Müller, J., Plattner, H., Stortz, B., Sikka, V.: Jumpstarting Scrum with Design Thinking. Electronic Colloquium on Design Thinking Research (2013).
     
  • Kowark, T.: Sharing Abstracted Subgraphs of Team Collaboration Networks. Proceedings of the 6th Ph.D. Retreat of the HPI Research School on Service-oriented Systems Engineering (2012).
     
  • Plattner, H., Kowark, T.: AnalyzeD: A Shared Tool for Analyzing Virtual Team Collaboration in Classroom Software Engineering Projects. Proceedings of the International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering (2012).
     
  • Kowark, T., Dobrigkeit, P., Zeier, A.: Towards a Shared Repository for Patterns in Virtual Team Collaboration. Design Thinking Research: Measuring Performance in Context (Understanding Innovation) (2012).
     
  • Kowark, T.: A Shared Platform for the Analysis of Virtual Team Collaboration. Proceedings of the 5th Ph.D. Retreat of the HPI Research School on Service-oriented Systems Engineering (2011).
     
  • Kowark, T., Mueller, J., Mueller, S., Zeier, A.: An Educational Testbed for the Computational Analysis of Collaboration in Early Stages of Software Development Processes. 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Kauai (HI), USA (2011).
     
  • Kowark, T., Uflacker, M., Zeier, A.: Towards a Shared Platform for Virtual Collaboration Analysis. The 2011 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP '11) (2011).
     
  • Kowark, T., Dobrigkeit, P., Zeier, A.: Towards a Shared Repository for Patterns in Virtual Team Collaboration. 5th International Conference on New Trends in Information Science and Service Science (2011).
     
  • Kowark, T., Zeier, A., Uflacker, M.: An Instrument for Real-Time Design Interaction Capture and Analysis. Design Thinking: Understand – Improve – Apply (2011).
     
  • Schapranow, M.-P., Geller, F., Lorenz, M., Müller, J., Kowark, T., Zeier, A.: Assessment of Communication Protocols in the EPC Network: Replacing Textual SOAP and XML with Binary Google Protocol Buffers Encoding. 17th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IE&EM), Xiamen, China (2010).
     
  • Kowark, T.: Towards a service landscape for a real-time project manager dashboard. Proceedings of the 4th Ph.D. Retreat of the HPI Research School on Service-oriented Systems Engineering (2010).
     
  • Kowark, T., Hirschfeld, R., Haupt, M.: Object-Relational Mapping with SqueakSave. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies in conjunction with ESUG '09, Brest, France (2009).