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