Prof. Dr. Achim P. Karduck
Fakultät Informatik
Auslandsbeauftragter Rektoratsbeauftragter International Semester
Telefon: 07723 920-2429
Fax: 07723 920-1109
Campus Furtwangen, Raum C 2.06

Sprechzeiten: Di 13:00 Uhr - 14:00 Uhr,
in der vorlesungsfreien Zeit nur nach Vereinbarung


Additional Functions

Program Director International Semester (Rektoratsbeauftragter)
Program Lead HFU Sustainability Navigator

Achim P. Karduck has been appointed as Professor for Telematics at Furtwangen University, Germany by the State of Baden-Württemberg in 1997. At Furtwangen University, he co-established the degree program of Computer Networking and is responsible for the international collaborations in the area of Computer Science/IS. His research activities are in the area of Software Architectures and Telematics, Collaborative Systems, and Digital (Business). Often, the research is being done in conjunction with industrial partners and international research centers (such as Daimler Research, SAP Research, Australian Antarctic Division). He has lectured and researched internationally at Tongji-University Shanghai (China), Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil), and the Grand Ecole EMAC (Albi, France), and Curtin University (Perth, Australia).

Achim P. Karduck holds a Diplom degree (comparable to B.Sc. Hons.) from Furtwangen University (Germany), a Master of Science degree in Man-Computer Systems from DeMontfort University (UK), and a Ph.D. in Telematics from Freiburg University (Germany), IIG-Institute for Telematics. During this time, he had placements in the software development at Hewlett-Packard (Böblingen) and Nixdorf-Computer - Office Automation (Berlin), as freelance software engineer at CAE-consulting (Freiburg), scientific employee at the Research Center for Applied Knowledge Engineering (FAW, Ulm), and scientific employee at Freiburg University.

After his Ph.D., Achim P. Karduck headed the Innovation Department for New IS of Swiss Bank Corporation in Basel, Switzerland. Subsequently, he was appointed head of UBS Private Banking New Technologies US in New York, USA.

Lectures and Current Activities

  • Computer Networks:
    BSc in Computer Networking, Faculty Computer Science
  • ScienceScience in eBusiness:
    Master of Science Computer Science in Media, Faculty Digital Meda
  • Collaborative Systems: within International Semester of Furtwangen University
  • IT and Sustainable Development: within International Semester of Furtwangen University
  • Systems Architecture:
    BSc in Computer Networking, Faculty Computer Science
  • Software and System Architecture:
    BSc in Software Product Management, Faculty Computer Science
  • International Coordinator Computer Science
  • Program Director International Semester
  • Program Lead HFU Sustainability Navigator (Capturing and mapping of HFU Sustainability Activities in Video-Portfolios)

Research Focus

The current active research involvements encompass four interdependent areas. They are rooted in the latest technological development and involve domain specific applied research, but as well research on innovation adoption and sustainable development through technology. The four areas are:

  • Digital Ecosystems and System Architectures: in cooperation with Curtin University, Perth, and University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia
  • Energy Optimization: in cooperation with Murdoch University (Environment and Life), Australia, and the National Research Center, Canada
  • Innovation Adoption: in cooperation with SAP Research Ltd., USA, and the IEEE conference series DEST-CEE (International Conference on Digital Ecosystem Technologies – Complex Environment Engineering).
  • Sustainable Development: in cooperation with iFOSSF (International Foundation for Free and Open Source Solutions) and Abamix/BONA Society (for Developing Regions).

Recent domain specific company involvements include:

  • SAP research
  • Daimler research
  • BMW
  • Sick GmbH
  • Endress + Hauser GmbH
  • Festo GmbH
  • Testo GmbH
  • Fraunhofer FIT

SEED at IEEE DEST 2013 and iFOSSF in Menlo Park


Selected Conference Organization and Publications

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