Alexander Felfernig

Univ.-Prof. Dr.

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Currently, I am Univ.-Prof. at the Graz University of Technology (research group of Applied Software Engineering). My research concentrates on different aspects of intelligent systems and business informatics such as knowledge-based configuration of complex services & products, knowledge-based recommenders in e-commerce, psychological & marketing-oriented aspects of consumer buying behaviour and model-based diagnosis with a special focus on knowledge acquisition and requirements engineering. In these research areas I coordinate industrial and research projects, organize scientific events and publish in related books, international journals and conferences. Furthermore, I am co-founder and CEO of ConfigWorks GmbH.

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Felfernig, Alexander (2007): Reducing development and maintenance efforts for web-based recommender applications. In Int. J. Web Eng. Technol., 3 (3) pp. 329-351.

Felfernig, Alexander, Shchekotykhin, Kostyantyn (2006): Debugging user interface descriptions of knowledge-based recommender applications. In: Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2006, . pp. 234-241.

Felfernig, Alexander, Teppan, Erich, Friedrich, Gerhard, Isak, Klaus (2008): Intelligent debugging and repair of utility constraint sets in knowledge-based recommender. In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2008, . pp. 217-226.

Ardissono, Liliana, Felfernig, Alexander, Friedrich, Gerhard, Jannach, Dietmar, Schäfer, Ralph, Zanker, Markus (2001): Intelligent Interfaces for Distributed Web-Based Product and Service Configuration. In: Zhong, Ning, Yao, Yiyu, Liu, Jiming, Ohsuga, Setsuo (eds.) Web Intelligence Research and Development - First Asia-Pacific Conference - WI 2001 October 23-26, 2001, Maebashi City, Japan. pp. 184-188.

Felfernig, Alexander, Burke, Robin (2008): Constraint-based recommender systems: technologies and research issues. In: Fensel, Dieter, Werthner, Hannes (eds.) Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electronic Commerce - ICEC 2008 August 19-22, 2008, Innsbruck, Austria. pp. 3.

Felfernig, Alexander, Zanker, Markus (2000): Diagrammatic Acquisition of Functional Knowledge for Product Configuration Systems with th. In: Anderson, Michael, Cheng, Peter C-H., Haarslev, Volker (eds.) Diagrams 2000 - Theory and Application of Diagrams - First International Conference September 1-3, 2000, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. pp. 361-375.

Felfernig, Alexander, Friedrich, Gerhard, Gula, Bartosz, Hitz, Martin, Kruggel, Thomas, Leitner, Gerhard, Melcher, Rudolf, Riepan, D., Strauss, S., Teppan, Erich, Vitouch, O. (2007): Persuasive Recommendation: Serial Position Effects in Knowledge-Based Recommender Systems. In: Kort, Yvonne de, IJsselsteijn, Wijnand, Midden, Cees J. H., Eggen, Berry, Fogg, B. J. (eds.) PERSUASIVE 2007 - Persuasive Technology, Second International Conference on Persuasive Technology April 26-27, 2007, Palo Alto, CA, USA. pp. 283-294.

Felfernig, Alexander, Gula, Bartosz, Leitner, Gerhard, Maier, Marco, Melcher, Rudolf, Teppan, Erich (2008): Persuasion in Knowledge-Based Recommendation. In: Oinas-Kukkonen, Harri, Hasle, Per F. V., Harjumaa, Marja, Segerståhl, Katarina, Oehrstroem, Peter (eds.) PERSUASIVE 2008 - Persuasive Technology, Third International Conference June 4-6, 2008, Oulu, Finland. pp. 71-82.

Felfernig, Alexander, Russ, Christian, Wundara, Manfred (2004): Toolkits Supporting Open Innovation in E-Government. In: ICEIS 2004 , 2004, . pp. 296-302.

Felfernig, Alexander, Mandl, Monika, Tiihonen, Juha, Schubert, Monika, Leitner, Gerhard (2010): Personalized user interfaces for product configuration. In: Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2010, . pp. 317-320.

Felfernig, Alexander, Chen, Li, Mandl, Monika (2011): RecSys'11 workshop on human decision making in recommender systems. In: Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems , 2011, . pp. 389-390.

Gemmis, Marco de, Felfernig, Alexander, Lops, Pasquale, Ricci, Francesco, Semeraro, Giovanni, Willemsen, Martijn C. (2012): RecSys'12 workshop on human decision making in recommender systems. In: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems , 2012, . pp. 347-348.