Prof. Dr. i.R. Claus Unger

Kontakt/Contact:

E-Mail: claus.unger

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geb. 03.07.1939 in Berlin
1958 Studium der Elektrotechnik und Mathematik an der Universität (TH) Stuttgart
1965 Abschluß als Diplom-Mathematike
1966 Abschluß als Diplom-Ingenieur
1969 Promotion zum Dr. rer. nat.
1972 - 1973 Geschäftsführender Direktor des Instituts für Informatik an der Universität Stuttgart
1976 Professor (C3) an der Universität Dortmund
1981 - 2004 Professor (C4) für das Lehrgebiet Praktische Informatik II an der FernUniversität Hagen
1984 - 1985 Prorektor für Lehre, Studium und Studienreform an der FernUniversität Hagen
1989 - 1995 Leiter der IFIP-Arbeitsgruppe WG2.7 (13.4) "User Interface Engineering"
1994 - 1998 Mitglied des erweiterten Vorstands (Council) der ACM
1995 - 1999 Mitglied des Board of Directors von EuroPACE2000
1998 - 2000 Sekretär und Schatzmeister der ACM
1999 - 2004 Vice-Chair von EuroPACE 2000
1999 - 2004 Medienbeauftragter der FernUniversität Hagen
1999 - 2002 Prorektor für Weiterbildung an der FernUniversität Hagen
2002 - 02.2004 Prorektor für Planung und Finanzen an der FernUniversität Hagen
31.07.2004 pensioniert

Forschungsschwerpunkte, Mitgliedschaften:

  • Verantwortliche Beteiligung an hauptsächlich internationalen, von der EU finanzierten Forschungsprojekten
  • Mitwirkung in nationalen und internationalen Gremien (ANSI, DIN, EADTU, EuroPACE2000, IFIP).
  • Publikationen in den Bereichen Benutzerschnittstellen von Betriebssystemen, Planungsverfahren, multimediale Lehr- und Lernumgebungen, Entwurfsprinzipien interaktiver Systeme, Systeme zur kooperativen Gruppenarbeit, mobile Agenten.
  • Leitungs- und Begutachtungsaufgaben bei diversen internationalen Konferenzen; Herausgeber und Mitherausgeber zahlreicher Tagungsbände.
    • Roth, J.; Unger, C.: Using handheld devices in synchronous collaborative scenarios, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol. 5, Issue 4, Springer, 2001, 243-252
    • Unger, C.: The University of Hagen and its Way to a European University, International Conference on Universities and the Bologna Declaration, Brno, 2.-3. Nov. 2000
    • Heutelbeck, D.; Räth, R.; Unger, C.: Fault Tolerant Geographical Addressing. Innovative Internet Community Systems (I2CS), Leipzig, 19.-21. Juni 2003, Springer LNCS
    • Lukosch, S.; Unger, C.:
      Flexible Management of Shared Groupware Objects, in Proceedings of the Second International Network Conference 2000, Plymouth (Großbritannien), 03.-06. Juli 2000, 209-219.
    • Unger, C.:
      Universities in Transition to Virtual Universities - Facts, Challenges, Visions, CompSysTech 2000, Sofia, 22.-23. Jun. 2000
    • Roth, J.; Unger, C.:
      An extensible classification model for distribution architectures of synchronous groupware, in Dieng R. et al. (eds): Fourth International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP2000), Sophia Antipolis (Frankreich), 23.-26. Mai 2000, IOS Press, 113-127
    • Roth, J.; Unger, C.:
      Developing synchronous collaborative applications with TeamComponents, in Dieng R. et al. (eds): Fourth International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP2000), Sophia Antipolis (Frankreich), 23.-26. Mai 2000, IOS Press, 353-368
    • Lukosch, S.; Unger, C.:
      Flexible Synchronisation of Shared Groupware Objects, ACM GROUP'99 Workshop on Consistency Maintenance and Group Undo in Real-Time Group Editors, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 14.-17. November 1999 Erschienen in: ACM SIGGROUP Bulletin, Vol. 20, Nr. 3, 14-17, Dezember 1999
    • Westhoff, D.; Schneider, M.; Unger, C.; Kaderali, F.:
      Methods for Protecting a Mobile Agent's Route, ISW'99, Springer LNCS 1729, 1999
    • Westhoff, D.; Schneider, M.; Unger, C.; Kaderali, F.:
      Protecting a mobile Agent's Route against Collusions, SAC'99, Springer LNCS 1758, 1999
    • Lukosch, S.; Roth, J.; Unger, C.:
      Marrying on-campus teaching to distance teaching, in: Proceedings of the 19th world conference on open learning and distance education, Wien, 20.-24. Juni 1999
    • Roth, J.; Unger, C.:
      Group Rendezvous in a Synchronous, Collaborative Environment, in: R. Steinmetz (ed): Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen (KiVS'99), 11. ITG/VDE Fachtagung, Springer, 2.-5. März 1999, 114-127
    • Branskat, S.; Unger, C.:
      Plan Execution in a Multi Agent System in an Uncertain Environment, in: R. Bergmann und A. Kott: Workshop: Integrating Planning, Scheduling and Execution in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments; (Held in Conjunction with the Fourth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Planning Systems, AIPS'98) AAAI Technical Report WS-98-02, June 7, 1998, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The AAAI Press, Menlo Park, California
    • Roth, J.; Unger, C.:
      DreamTeam - A Platform for Synchronous Collaborative Applications, in Th. Herrmann, K. Just-Hahn (eds): Groupware und organisatorische Innovation (D-CSCW'98), B. G. Teubner Stuttgart, Leipzig, 1998, 153-165
    • Roth, J.; Unger, C.:
      DreamTeam - A synchronous CSCW environment for distance education, in: Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, ED-MEDIA / ED-TELECOM 98, AACE, 1998
    • Westhoff, D.; Unger, C.:
      Campus - an agent-based platform for distance education, in: Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, ED-MEDIA / ED-TELECOM 98, AACE, 1998
    • Branskat, S.; Unger, C.:
      Distributed Problem Solving During Plan Execution, in: Proceedings of the 15th Workshop of the UK Planning & Scheduling Special Interest Group, Liverpool, 1996
    • Unger, C.:
      Beiträge zu: Cockton, G.; Gram, Ch. (Eds): Design Principles for Interactive Software, Chapman & Hall, 1996.
    • Branskat, S.; Unger, C.:
      Coordination during plan execution, in: Proceedings of the 14th Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group, Colchester, 1995.
    • Kramer, M.; Unger, C.:
      A Generalizing Operator Abstraction, in: Proceedings of the 2nd European Workshop on Planning (EWSP '93), Vadstena, Sweden, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 1994.
    • Mayer, S.; Müldner, T.; Unger, C.:
      NEAT: An Integrated Authoring Environment Based upon ToolBook, in: Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (ED-MEDIA93), AACE, 1993.
    • Bass, L.; Coutaz, J.; Unger, C.:
      Reference Model for Interactive System Construction, in: Gornostaev, J. (Ed.): Proceedings of the East-West International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (EWHCI '92), Moskau, ICSTI 1992.
    • Bass, L.; Cockton, G.; Unger, C.:
      IFIP Working Group 2.7 User Interface Engineering: A Reference Model for Interactive System Construction, in: Larson, J.; Unger, C. (Eds): Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction, IFIP Transactions A-18, North-Holland, 1992.
    • Köppe, T.; Kramer, M.; Unger, C.:
      Eine benutzerfreundliche UNIX-Oberfläche, in: Tagungsband der GGUG '92 Wiesbaden, Network 1992.
    • Kramer, M.; Unger, C.:
      Abstracting Operators for Hierarchical Planning, in: J. Hendler (Ed.), Proc. of the 1st International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Planning Systems (AIPS '92), San Mateo, Morgan Kaufmann, 1992.

    Herausgabe von Tagungsbänden:

    • Bass, L.; Unger, C.:
      Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction, Chapman & Hall, 1996
    • Blumenthal, B.; Gornostaev, J.; Unger, C.:
      Human-Computer Interaction - Selected Papers, Springer LNCS, Vol. 1015, 1995.
    • Blumenthal, B.; Gornostaev, J.; Unger, C.:
      Human-Computer Interaction - Selected Papers, Springer LNCS, Vol. 876, 1994.
    • Bass, L.; Gornostaev, J.; Unger, C.:
      Human-Computer Interaction - Selected Papers, Springer LNCS, Vol. 753, 1993.
    • Larson, J.; Unger, C.:
      Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction, IFIP Transactions A-18, North-Holland, 1992.
  • Internationale Gremien und Arbeitsgruppen

    • deutscher Verteter bei ANSI/XH3 Operating System Command and Response Language
    • gewähltes Mitglied des Councils der ACM 1994 - 1998
    • Gründungsmitglied der Arbeitsgruppe IFIP WG2.7(13.4) User Interface Engineering [externer Link]; Leitung der Gruppe 1989 - 1995
    • gewähltes Mitglied des Board of Directors von EuroPACE2000 (Professional and Academic Channel for Europe 2000 ); stellvertretender Vorsitzender
    • Vertreter der FernUniversität in der Arbeitsgruppe Science and Technology der EADTU (European Association of Distance Teaching Universities)
    • 7.1998-6.2000: gewählter Sekretär und Schatzmeister der ACM

    Leitung von Konferenzen und Sommerschulen (ab 1995)

    • Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI'95), Grand Targhee, USA
    • Intelligent Computer Communication (ICC'95), Cluj-Napoca, Rumänien
    • ACM State of the Art Summer Schools:
      • Intelligent and Natural Language Interfaces, Belis-Fintinele, Rumänien, 1996
      • Functional and Object-Oriented Programming, Sobotka, Polen, 1996
      • Multimedia, Albena, Bulgarien, 1997
      • Software Engineering, Prag, 1998
    • Workshop Virtuelle Lernräume, Jahrestagung der GI/OCG, Wien, Österreich, 2001

    Mitglied in Programm-Kommittees (ab 1995)

    • East-West Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (EWHCI'95), Moskau
    • Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI'95), Grand Targhee, USA
    • Software-Ergonomie (software ergonomy) '95, Darmstadt
    • East-West Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (EWHCI'96), Moskau
    • Sixth Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OZCHI'96), Hamilton, Neuseeland
    • Sixth IFIP TC 13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT'97), Sydney
    • Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI'98), Crete, Greece
    • Software-Ergonomie (software ergonomy) '97, Dresden
    • Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 97), Atlanta 1997 (reviewer)
    • Engineering for Human Computer Interaction (EHCI'98), Crete
    • Seventh Australian Conference on Computer Human Interaction (OZCHI'98), Adelaide
    • Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 98), Los Angeles 1998 (reviewer)
    • Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 99), Pittsburg 1999 (reviewer)
    • CHI 2000 (conference committee)
    • Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI'2001), Toronto, Canada
    • Interact 2001, Tokyo (reviewer)
    • CompSysTech 2001, Sofia (programme committee)
    • Engineering for Computer Human Interaction (EHCI'2001), Toronto
    • Engineering Human Computer Interaction and Interactive Systems (EHCI-DSVIS'2004), Hamburg, Germany
    • Engineering Interactive Systems (EHCI-HCSE-DSVIS'2007), Salamanca, Spain
    • Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI'95), Grand Targhee, USA
    • Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems (EHCI-HCSE-DSVIS'2008), Kingston, Canada

English version

  • born 03.07.1939 in Berlin
    1958 Studies of Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, University of Stuttgart
    1965 Diploma in Mathematics
    1966 Diploma in Electrical Engineering
    1969 Dr. rer. nat. in Computer Science
    1972 - 1973 Managing Director of the Institute for Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart
    1976 Professor of Computer Science at the University of Dortmund
    1981 - 2004 Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Hagen (FernUniversität), chair of Practical Computer Science II
    1984 - 1985 Vice Rector for Education at the University in Hagen
    1989 - 1995 Chair of IFIP-Working Group WG2.7 (13.4) 'User Interface Engineering'
    1994 - 1998 Member-at-Large of the Council of the ACM
    1995 - 1999 Member of the Board of Directors of EuroPACE2000
    1998 - 2000 Secretary and Treasurer of the ACM
    1999 - 2004 Vice-Chair of EuroPACE 2000
    1999 - 2004 Media Representative of the University in Hagen
    1999 - 2002 Vice Rector for Continuing Education at the University in Hagen
    2002 - 02.2004 Vice Rector for Planning and Finances at the University in Hagen
    31.07.2004 retired

    Leading functions in various international projects, funded mainly by the European Union. Member of various national and international organisations (ANSI, DIN, EADTU, EuroPACE2000, IFIP).Publications in the areas of user interfaces of operationg systems, planning, multimedia authoring and learning environments, design principles for interactive systems, CSCW, mobile agents. Chair, co-chair and reviewer for various national and international conferences; editor and co-editor of various conference proceedings.

    • Roth, J.; Unger, C.: Using handheld devices in synchronous collaborative scenarios, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol. 5, Issue 4, Springer, 2001, 243-252
    • Unger, C.: The University of Hagen and its Way to a European University, International Conference on Universities and the Bologna Declaration, Brno, 2.-3. Nov. 2000
    • Heutelbeck, D.; Räth, R.; Unger, C.: Fault Tolerant Geographical Addressing. Innovative Internet Community Systems (I2CS), Leipzig, 19.-21. Juni 2003, Springer LNCS
    • Lukosch, S.; Unger, C.:
      Flexible Management of Shared Groupware Objects, in Proceedings of the Second International Network Conference 2000, Plymouth (Großbritannien), 03.-06. Juli 2000, 209-219.
    • Unger, C.:
      Universities in Transition to Virtual Universities - Facts, Challenges, Visions, CompSysTech 2000, Sofia, 22.-23. Jun. 2000
    • Roth, J.; Unger, C.:
      An extensible classification model for distribution architectures of synchronous groupware, in Dieng R. et al. (eds): Fourth International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP2000), Sophia Antipolis (Frankreich), 23.-26. Mai 2000, IOS Press, 113-127
    • Roth, J.; Unger, C.:
      Developing synchronous collaborative applications with TeamComponents, in Dieng R. et al. (eds): Fourth International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP2000), Sophia Antipolis (Frankreich), 23.-26. Mai 2000, IOS Press, 353-368
    • Lukosch, S.; Unger, C.:
      Flexible Synchronisation of Shared Groupware Objects, ACM GROUP'99 Workshop on Consistency Maintenance and Group Undo in Real-Time Group Editors, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 14.-17. November 1999 Erschienen in: ACM SIGGROUP Bulletin, Vol. 20, Nr. 3, 14-17, Dezember 1999
    • Westhoff, D.; Schneider, M.; Unger, C.; Kaderali, F.:
      Methods for Protecting a Mobile Agent's Route, ISW'99, Springer LNCS 1729, 1999
    • Westhoff, D.; Schneider, M.; Unger, C.; Kaderali, F.:
      Protecting a mobile Agent's Route against Collusions, SAC'99, Springer LNCS 1758, 1999
    • Lukosch, S.; Roth, J.; Unger, C.:
      Marrying on-campus teaching to distance teaching, in: Proceedings of the 19th world conference on open learning and distance education, Wien, 20.-24. Juni 1999
    • Roth, J.; Unger, C.:
      Group Rendezvous in a Synchronous, Collaborative Environment, in: R. Steinmetz (ed): Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen (KiVS'99), 11. ITG/VDE Fachtagung, Springer, 2.-5. März 1999, 114-127
    • Branskat, S.; Unger, C.:
      Plan Execution in a Multi Agent System in an Uncertain Environment, in: R. Bergmann und A. Kott: Workshop: Integrating Planning, Scheduling and Execution in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments; (Held in Conjunction with the Fourth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Planning Systems, AIPS'98) AAAI Technical Report WS-98-02, June 7, 1998, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The AAAI Press, Menlo Park, California
    • Roth, J.; Unger, C.:
      DreamTeam - A Platform for Synchronous Collaborative Applications, in Th. Herrmann, K. Just-Hahn (eds): Groupware und organisatorische Innovation (D-CSCW'98), B. G. Teubner Stuttgart, Leipzig, 1998, 153-165
    • Roth, J.; Unger, C.:
      DreamTeam - A synchronous CSCW environment for distance education, in: Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, ED-MEDIA / ED-TELECOM 98, AACE, 1998
    • Westhoff, D.; Unger, C.:
      Campus - an agent-based platform for distance education, in: Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, ED-MEDIA / ED-TELECOM 98, AACE, 1998
    • Branskat, S.; Unger, C.:
      Distributed Problem Solving During Plan Execution, in: Proceedings of the 15th Workshop of the UK Planning & Scheduling Special Interest Group, Liverpool, 1996
    • Unger, C.:
      Beiträge zu: Cockton, G.; Gram, Ch. (Eds): Design Principles for Interactive Software, Chapman & Hall, 1996.
    • Branskat, S.; Unger, C.:
      Coordination during plan execution, in: Proceedings of the 14th Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group, Colchester, 1995.
    • Kramer, M.; Unger, C.:
      A Generalizing Operator Abstraction, in: Proceedings of the 2nd European Workshop on Planning (EWSP '93), Vadstena, Sweden, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 1994.
    • Mayer, S.; Müldner, T.; Unger, C.:
      NEAT: An Integrated Authoring Environment Based upon ToolBook, in: Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (ED-MEDIA93), AACE, 1993.
    • Bass, L.; Coutaz, J.; Unger, C.:
      Reference Model for Interactive System Construction, in: Gornostaev, J. (Ed.): Proceedings of the East-West International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (EWHCI '92), Moskau, ICSTI 1992.
    • Bass, L.; Cockton, G.; Unger, C.:
      IFIP Working Group 2.7 User Interface Engineering: A Reference Model for Interactive System Construction, in: Larson, J.; Unger, C. (Eds): Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction, IFIP Transactions A-18, North-Holland, 1992.
    • Köppe, T.; Kramer, M.; Unger, C.:
      Eine benutzerfreundliche UNIX-Oberfläche, in: Tagungsband der GGUG '92 Wiesbaden, Network 1992.
    • Kramer, M.; Unger, C.:
      Abstracting Operators for Hierarchical Planning, in: J. Hendler (Ed.), Proc. of the 1st International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Planning Systems (AIPS '92), San Mateo, Morgan Kaufmann, 1992.

    Co-Editor of Conference Proceedings

    • Bass, L.; Unger, C.:
      Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction, Chapman & Hall, 1996
    • Blumenthal, B.; Gornostaev, J.; Unger, C.:
      Human-Computer Interaction - Selected Papers, Springer LNCS, Vol. 1015, 1995.
    • Blumenthal, B.; Gornostaev, J.; Unger, C.:
      Human-Computer Interaction - Selected Papers, Springer LNCS, Vol. 876, 1994.
    • Bass, L.; Gornostaev, J.; Unger, C.:
      Human-Computer Interaction - Selected Papers, Springer LNCS, Vol. 753, 1993.
    • Larson, J.; Unger, C.:
      Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction, IFIP Transactions A-18, North-Holland, 1992.
  • Committees and Working Groups

    • German member in ANSI X3/H1 Operating System Command and Response Language
    • Elected Member-at-Large of the ACM Council 1994 - 1998
    • Founding member of IFIP Working Group 2.7(13.4) User Interface Engineering; working group chair 1989 -1995
    • Elected member of the Board of Directors of EuroPACE2000 (Professional and Academic Channel for Europe 2000); vice-chair
    • The university's representative in the Science and Technology subcommittee of the EADTU (European Association of Distance Teaching Universities)
    • 7.1998-6.2000: elected secretary and treasurer of the ACM

    (Co-)Chair of conferences and summer schools (since 1995)

    • Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI'95), Grand Targhee, USA
    • Intelligent Computer Communication (ICC'95), Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    • ACM State of the Art Summer Schools:
      • Intelligent and Natural Language Interfaces, Belis-Fintinele, Romania, 1996
      • Functional and Object-Oriented Programming, Sobotka, Poland, 1996
      • Multimedia, Albena, Bulgaria, 1997
      • Software Engineering, Prague, 1998
    • Workshop Virtual Learning Spaces, annual GI/OCG conference, Vienna, Austria, 2001

    Member of Program Committees (since 1995)

    • East-West Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (EWHCI'95), Moskau
    • Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI'95), Grand Targhee, USA
    • Software-Ergonomie (software ergonomy) '95, Darmstadt
    • East-West Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (EWHCI'96), Moskau
    • Sixth Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OZCHI'96), Hamilton, Neuseeland
    • Sixth IFIP TC 13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT'97), Sydney
    • Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI'98), Crete, Greece
    • Software-Ergonomie (software ergonomy) '97, Dresden
    • Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 97), Atlanta 1997 (reviewer)
    • Engineering for Human Computer Interaction (EHCI'98), Crete
    • Seventh Australian Conference on Computer Human Interaction (OZCHI'98), Adelaide
    • Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 98), Los Angeles 1998 (reviewer)
    • Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 99), Pittsburg 1999 (reviewer)
    • CHI 2000 (conference committee)
    • Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI'2001), Toronto, Canada
    • Interact 2001, Tokyo (reviewer)
    • CompSysTech 2001, Sofia (programme committee)
    • Engineering for Computer Human Interaction (EHCI'2001), Toronto
    • Engineering Human Computer Interaction and Interactive Systems (EHCI-DSVIS'2004), Hamburg, Germany
    • Engineering Interactive Systems (EHCI-HCSE-DSVIS'2007), Salamanca, Spain
    • Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI'95), Grand Targhee, USA
    • Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems (EHCI-HCSE-DSVIS'2008), Kingston, Canada
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