Short CV/Education and training

  • 1983 – 1989
    Studied informatics at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany; doctorate 1994

  • 1990 – 1992
    Assistant at Saarland University, Germany

  • 1992 – 1995
    Worked at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence

  • 1995 – 1996
    Worked at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in Berkeley, California, USA

  • 1996 – 1999
    Senior assistant, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

  • 1999 – 2001
    Project manager at the Schindler Group, Switzerland

  • 2001 – 2010
    Researcher and manager at IBM Research, Switzerland

  • Since 2010
    Professor of informatics at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland

Selected publications

Papers with at least 100 citations

  • B Srivastava, J Koehler: Web service composition-current solutions and open problems 2003 (>600)

  • J Koehler, B Nebel, J Hoffmann, Y Dimopoulos: Extending planning graphs to an ADL subset 1997 (>350)

  • B Nebel, J Koehler: Plan reuse versus plan generation: A theoretical and empirical analysis 1995 (>180)

  • Y Dimopoulos, B Nebel, J Koehler: Encoding planning problems in nonmonotonic logic programs 1997 (>180)

  • J Koehler: Planning under Resource Constraints 1998 (>140)

  • J Vanhatalo, H Völzer, J Koehler: The refined process structure tree 2009 (>135)

  • T Gardner, C Griffin, J Koehler, R Hauser: A review of OMG MOF 2.0 Query/Views/Transformations Submissions and Recommendations towards the final Standard 2003 (>130)

  • J Hoffmann, J Koehler: On reasonable and forced goal orderings and their use in an agenda-driven planning algorithm 2011 (>130)

  • B Nebel, Y Dimopoulos, J Koehler: Ignoring irrelevant facts and operators in plan generation 1997 (>120)

  • J Vanhatalo, H Völzer, J Koehler: The refined process structure tree 2008 (>110)

Selected projects

  • Schindler Destination Control (

  • BPMN 2.0 Standard (

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Swiss Informatics Society (SI), GI (German computer science society), Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) external member of the Interdisciplinary Research Committee

Additional qualifications

  • Sailing instructor (catamarans, VDWS licence)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Management training IBM


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