Wolfgang Lohmann is research fellow in the Technology and Society Lab at Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology in St. Gallen. His task is to serve as a bridge between Empa and the Institute of Informatics. Wolfgang is mainly interested in the impact of software to resource consumption in itself. He is engaged in several projects related to informatics and sustainability, e. g.,
- Supporting the ecologically and socially aware electronics consumer:
The ISR group is preparing a project to develop a web-based information
system supporting consumers in making choices based on ecological and
social criteria. The system developed together with ZPAC will focus on electronic products.
Project Description at ZPAC
- Green Software: He is examining the effects of software architecture and software trends on resource demand, both with regard to hardware resources and (indirectly) natural resources such as energy or scarce metals. He participates a cooperation with IZT and Borderstep Institute. He was in the program committee of GREENS 2012 - First International Workshop on Green and Sustainable Software and is Track Chair of SEAGC 2013 - Software Engineering Aspects of Green Computing at Symposium of Applied Computing 2013.
- Also, he collaborates with the GreenIT Konsortium Amsterdam and the GreenIT special interest group of the Swiss Informatics Society. He is part of the organisation and program chair of ICT4S 2013 - ICT for Sustainability
Wolfgang Lohmann participated the first teacher training course for mathematics and computer science in the GDR between 1989-1991.
From 1991 - 1999 he studied Computer Science with focus to programming languages and compiler techniques with secondary subject English and American Studies.
Among his projects have been a Corewar implementation, a specification of translators for algebraic specifications, and a framework for higher-functional meta-programming (diploma thesis).
From February - November 2000, he worked as a research assistant at University of Rostock at the chair of programming languages and compiler techniques. From December 2000 - November 2006 he worked as researcher (C1) at the same chair. Besides research, he gave several lectures, seminars, practical works and advised several study research projects and diploma theses.
He participated in the evaluation committee of teaching computer science in the northern university network and was member of the university council.
Between December 2006 - June 2009 he was Ph.D. student and got his degree with a thesis on the consequences of evolution of software languages.
He worked as a scientific assistant at the chair of software languages (Prof. Ralf Lämmel) at University of Koblenz-Landau and developed a tool for (semi-)automated empirical research on the impact of research to university curriculum from September - December 2010.
He is Microsoft Professional Developer (MCPD 2010), though his preferences are Linux.
Publications (from 2011)
Publications (before 2010)