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Wolfram Höpken

Wolfram Höpken is director of the eTourism Competence Center Austria (ECCA). In this position he is responsible for IT-oriented research and development projects in the area of eTourism. The most important research areas of the ECCA are intelligent trip planning and recommendation systems, customisation, mobile services, semantic web & interoperability, web mining & data warehousing and decision support systems. Prior to this position Wolfram Höpken has been working for over ten years for Amadeus Global Travel Distribution c/o Amadeus Germany as a software engineer, technology consultant and project manager.

Wolfram Höpken studied computer science at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and received his Ph.D from the University of Darmstadt. His main research area is the harmonisation of electronic markets in the field of tourism. He has funded the IFITT RMSIG, a special interest group within IFITT (International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism) for elaborating a reference model for electronic tourism markets. He is responsible for managing the process of building a tourism ontology within the Harmonise initiative. Wolfram Höpken is a regular speaker on conferences in the tourism domain. He is a member of the IFITT board in the position of the commercial director.


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