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This Summer School is jointly organized by a group of different lecturers from the German
Universities of Freiburg, Ulm and Leipzig and a group of professors of the computer science
department of the UFPR and LNCC.

Dr. Winfried Bergmeyer studied art history, european ethnology and archaeology at
the Universities of Marburg and Zurich. His Thesis outlines the architectural politic of the
hessian Landgrave Karl (1680-1730). From 1996 to 1998 he worked at the Saxionian Cultural
Heritage Service in Dresden. After advanced training as manager for online-marketing in
1999 he worked as project coordinator at the LuraTech GmbH in Berlin and thereafter
as scientific assistant at the Institute for Museum Research (part of the Prussian Cultural
Heritage Foundation in Berlin) with focus on the nestor-project for long-term preservation of
digital heritage with focus on preservation concepts for digital objects in museum collections.
From 2009 to 2012 he worked at the Computerspielemuseum in Berlin, especially on the
European KEEP-project. Since 2009 he is collection manager of the Computerspielemuseum
and therefore responsible for the preservation of the collection. Since 2012 he is scientific
assistant at the Institute for Museum Research and coordinates the translation project
of the Art and Architecture Thesuarus (Getty). He is coordinator of the working group
”Langzeitbewahrung” as part of the German Museums Associaton, which was founded 2007.
This working group is dealing with all aspects of long term preservation in museums.

Dr. Luis C. E. Bona obtained his Ph.D. from Federal University of Technology of
Paraná (UTFPR). He is professor at the Informatics Department of the Federal University of
Paraná. Bona has been working with research in Computer Science in the area of Distributed
Systems since 2000. His research interests include Grid and Cloud Computing, Peer-to-Peer
Systems, Digital Preservation and Open Source Software.

Dr. Klaus Rechert is currently the project manager of the bwFLA project, a two-year
project sponsored by the state Baden-Württemberg, leveraging emulation for access and
migration tasks in digital preservation. From 2006–2009 Klaus was a lecturer at the University
of Freiburg teaching ”Programming with C” and ”Introduction to C++”. In 2010
Klaus was a guest lecturer at Malta College of Art, Science & Technology. From October
2010 to March 2011 he was a visiting researcher at the National Institute of Informatics
(NII) in Tokyo, Japan. 2008–2010 he was a software engineer on the PLANETS EU-FP6
project. In 2007 and 2008 Klaus was as open source software developer and maintainer on
the MING-project, sponsored by Inc. Raleigh, NC and OpenMediaNow Foundation,
Rollinsville, CO. In 2006 Klaus received the EXIST-Seed scholarship sponsored by
the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Klaus studied Computer Science and
Economics at the University of Freiburg and received a Diploma in Computer Science in

Prof. Gerhard Schneider joined the University of Freiburg in 2002. He is the director
of the University computing centre and holds a chair for communication systems. From
2003 to 2008 he served as vice-rector of the University and since 2008 he is the University’s
CIO. Prior to his appointment in Freiburg he was deputy director of the computing centre
of the University of Karlsruhe (1992-1997) and of GWDG, the joint computing centre of
the University of Göttingen and the Max-Planck-Society (1997-2001). His main research
interest is in managing large systems, including the development of new user services, and
in long term digital archiving. Latest activities of his research group include security issues
of mobile phone systems (GSM). He was/is a partner in various DFG and EU projects.
As head of both the professorship and the computing center Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider
he fills the important interface of research and application, coordinating large joint projects
and cooperating with partners from both academia and industry, both national and international,
over the years. He serves on a number of commissions of the DFG (German Science
Foundation), including the DFG commission for IT and libraries, and the DFN (Deutsches
Forschungsnetz). He is a regular reviewer and advisor of both scientific and infrastructure
projects and large research projects. Prof. Schneider is well connected with the science
funding bodies of the state and national level.

Dr. Bruno Schulze is a senior research scientist and professor at the National Laboratory
for Scientific Computing – LNCC in Petrópolis. He received the DSc. in Computer Science
from State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and master’s in Electrical Engineering
from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). His areas of interest include Computer
Systems Architecture, Middleware, Grid computing, Cloud computing, Services, Portals,
Simulations, Security Issues. He is Invited Editor for Special Issues on Middleware for Grid
Computing with Jounal on Concurrency and Computation: Practice & Experience (1532-
0626), Invited Editor (Special Issue) and Board of Editors for Jounal of Network and Systems
Management (1064-7570), and reviewer for IEEE Distributed Systems Online (1541-4922),
Computer Networks (1389-1286), Computer Communications (0140-3664), Information and
Software Technology (0950-5849). Coordinator of different Projects on Grid Computing
supported by Brazilian funding agencies.

Dr. Dirk von Suchodoletz is currently holding a position as a lecturer and principal
researcher at the chair of ”Communication Systems” at the Institute for Computer Science
at Freiburg University. Beside the research in several fields he teaches seminars, does the
organizing and planning of different courses, prepares lectures and looks after the students
scientific work and theses. The courses of the professorship focus on several topics mainly
around communication networks and computer systems, starting from the introduction to
computer networking, routing, mobile and telecommunication, location based services and
awareness up to covering practical issues like programming special client server applications
in Open Source environments. The professorship offers regular lectures for the bachelor
and master study programmes of the faculty of engineering on introduction to computer
networks and advanced topics since 2003. Practical issues such as programming special
client server applications in Open Source environments are part of the supervised student
work. Dirk studied mathematics, economics and politics at the Georg August University
of Goettingen. His master thesis was on the ”Efficient management of large scale computer
installations”. Dirk received his Ph.D. in computer science at Albert Ludwigs University of
Freiburg in 2008.
Through 2006 till 2010 the professorship got involved in the EU-funded project PLANETS.
At the moment it leads a state sponsored project ”bwFLA” on emulation based workflows
with the goal of defining and providing a practical implementation of archival workflows
for the rendering of digital objects in its original environment. The digital preservation
group, created in 2004, published several papers in well-known journals and presented results
at various conferences. Two members of the group, Randolph Welte and Dirk von
Suchodoletz wrote their PhD theses on GRATE (Internet remote access to original environments)
and ”Requirements for emulation as a long-term preservation strategy” in the
domain of Emulation and software archiving. One of the PhD Projects by Suchodoletz (200
studied mathematics, economics and politics at the Georg August University of Goettingen
in Germany. He subsequently completed his Ph.D. in computer science at Albert-Ludwigs
University of Freiburg in 2008 with a thesis on the topic of long-term preservation of digital
data using emulation. He currently holds a position as lecturer and senior researcher at
the Chair of ”Communication Systems” at the Institute for Computer Science at Freiburg
University. He is in his postdoctoral qualification in the field of digital preservation and
curation. His current research interests in digital preservation focus on questions in preservation
of complex and interactive digital objects and full scale computing environments,
such as reliable emulation, automation of preservation workflows and digital software archiving.

Isgandar Valizada is currently employed as a scientific researcher at the Chair of Communication
Systems of the Institute of Informatics at University of Freiburg in the field
of Digital Preservation. In WS 2014 Isgandar Valizada will hold a study course with the
title ”Introduction to C++” for the students of the ”Center for Key Qualifications” of the
University of Freiburg. Since October 2011 Isgandar Valizada is a Senior Software Developer
of the bwFLA Project, which is a 2-year Project with a goal of creating a system for
Functional long-term Archiving sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Research and Art of
Baden-Württemberg. From 2009 till 2011 he was employed as a laboratory assistant at the
University of Freiburg. In 2009 Isgandar Valizada received his Master’s degree in Applied
Computer Science from the University of Freiburg. Currently, he is working on his PhD
thesis on ”Scalable workflows for longterm emulation based access strategies”.

Dr. Daniel Weingaertner He obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Informatics from the
Federal University of Paraná in 2007. He is professor at the Informatics Department of the
Federal University of Paraná and Head of the Bachelor in Biomedical Informatics course.
His research interests include Parallel Image Processing, Hospital Information Systems and
Open Source Software. 2012–2013 Dr. Weingaertner worked as postdoctoral guest researcher
at the System Simulation Chair of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg,
where he conducted research on Simulation Software for High Performance Computing.

Prof. Stefan Wesner is the director of the institute for organisation and management of
information systems and the communication and information centre kiz of Ulm University.
Prior to his appointment in Ulm he had been at the national supercomputing centre HLRS in
Stuttgart where he was heading the applications and visualization department and acted as
managing director. He holds an electric engineering degree from the University of Saarland,
a PhD in mechanical engineering from University of Stuttgart and holds now a chair in the
computer science and engineering faculty at Ulm University.
He had been one of the key players of Grid research in Europe as principal investigator in
a couple of projects such as UNICORE, NextGrid, TrustCoM, Virolab and as coordinator
of the large scale research projects Akogrimo and BREIN. He was an appointed member
of the Future Cloud Expert Group of the European Commission. In his role as Managing
Director of HLRS he contributed to the evolution from purely national towards European
High Performance Computing Infrastructures within the PRACE initiative.
His current research focus is on the efficient and easy use of heterogeneous resources on different
levels in order to ease programming of heterogeneous multicore hardware, distribute
cross-organizational Cloud systems and management systems for energy efficiency in Data