Professor for business informatics

since 01.09.2008
Main activities and responsibilities

Teaching in the areas business intelligence & data mining, electronic tourism and ebusiness, fundamentals and techniques of scientific practices and innovation and transfer competency

Research in the areas business intelligence and data mining, intelligent trip planning and recommendation systems, semantic web & interoperability, mobile services, as well as acceptance and adoption studies in etourism

Director Institute for Digital Transformation (IDW) – the IDW incorporates 29 researchers and faculty members and covers topics like business intelligence & data science, robotics & AI, Internet of Things and mobile services, business models and ethics of digitalization

University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten
Business sector
Education and research institution

Director eTourism Competence Center Austria

14.06.2004 – 31.08.2008
Main activities and responsibilities

Organisational and scientific management of a research center with 30 employees and an annual budget of 1,5 Mill. Euro

Design and implementation of the scientific research programme

Management of Research Projects in the areas mobile services, recommender systems, semantic web, data warehousing & data mining, education & eLearning as well as socio-scientific research especially in the area of acceptance and adoption studies

Acquisition and management of partners from industry and research

Marketing and public relations

eTourism Competence Center Austria, Innsbruck, Austria
Business sector
IT & Tourism, research institution

System analyst, technology consultant and project manager

01.07.1993 – 30.06.2004
Main activities and responsibilities

Execution of software development projects in the Amadeus client environment (requirement analysis, object-oriented analysis and design and development in C and C++)

Redesign of the Amadeus client environment

Software engineering: Specification of a software development methodology for procedural and object-oriented software development

Definition of an object-oriented model of tourism services and interfaces within the Amadeus environment

Management of a project developing IP-enabled Amadeus client technology with 4 employees and a budget of 350.000 Euro

Management of a project developing base technologies, especially an XML converter, for a mainframe application with 6 employees and a budget of 600.000 Euro

Management of a project developing a search and booking engine for package holidays and last-minute offers within the travel agency environment with 30 employees and a budget of 4 Mill. Euro

Amadeus Germany GmbH (formerly Start Amadeus GmbH), Bad Homburg, Germany
Business sector
Travel and tourism, travel distribution system

Prof. Dr. Wolfram Höpken

Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
88250 Weingarten

Department of Business Informatics

Phone: +49 751 501-9764
Email: wolfram(a)