Research • Development • Innovation

The InConTec Management Team

Managing Director

Andreas Hundsdörfer

studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Paderborn, Germany until 1983. Between 1980 and 1994 he served at Nixdorf Computer AG (later merged with a business unit of Siemens and then named Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG) in several areas of research and development in various positions: at first from 1980 until 1987 as design engineer for printed circuit boards and systems; between 1987 and 1989 he was project manager for the introduction of a component management system in electronic development; from 1989 until 1991 he was responsible managing the research and introduction of methods, design flows and tools for the analysis and simulation of signal integrity (SI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); from 1991 until 1994 he was head of a software engineering department developing analysis and simulation software

Between 1994 and 2000 Andreas Hundsdörfer was co-founder and co-owner of INCASES Engineering GmbH, a worldwide operating company in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) business. There he served as Vice President in several units of the company, the last year as President of INCASES North America, Inc. with its headquarter in Denver, CO

From 2000 until 2001 he served as Senior Project Manager at Siemens Business Services in the USA. Between 2001 and 2007 he was with Mentor Graphics Corporation, a worldwide leading company of the Electronic Design Automation industry, thereof from 2001 until 2006 as Senior Quality Assurance Manager and from 2006 until 2007 as Senior Engineering Manager.

Aside of those activities he worked between 1989 and 2006 in about ten national and European research projects (JESSI, ESPRIT, Micro System Technology (MST)). His responsibilities encompassed the acquisition and management of those projects and sub-projects as well as reporting and presentation of results to the German and European government committees. During that time he supervised about ten master thesis.

Marketing & Projectmanagement

Hans-Ulrich Heidbrink

studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Nuremberg until 1974. Since then until March 2009 he served in various leading positions, at last as Director of Strategic Business Development - Collaboration Projects at Mentor Graphics Corporation, a worldwide operating company in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) business, where he reported directly to the corporate management. Before he joined Mentor Graphics in 2000 through the acquisition of his company, he was co-founder and Managing Director of DESCON Informationssysteme GmbH, a German software company established in 1996 dealing with data, library and knowledge management specialized in the field of printed circuit board design. The solutions of that company are still in use by customers in the automotive, electronic, computer and medical equipment industries, like at Daimler-Benz, Philips, Agilent, HP, Apple Computer and Siemens Healthcare and other well-known firms. From 1994 until 1998 he was co-founder and Senior Vice President of INCASES Engineering GmbH, a worldwide operating company in the Electronic Design Automation business, where he led the globally acting sales and consulting force.

Beside his technical expertise he has more than 30 years business experience in sales, marketing and management in internationally operating companies (BBC/ABB, Metrawatt, Prime Computer, Computervision). In addition he was active in various international standardization bodies, amongst others as chairman of the ECAD-MCAD Collaboration workgroup of the ProSTEP iViP organization.

At the University of Luleå in Sweden he is member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the FASTE Laboratory, an institute researching in the area of broadband collaboration methods in engineering.

In the years 2006 and 2007 he has actively contributed to the 7th Framework Programme in the council of experts for the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) unit of the European Union with a focus on collaboration methodologies for mechatronics-oriented software applications.

Development Management

Holger Brocks

is a computer scientist who graduated from the Universität Trier at the department of computer science in February 2000. His master thesis was created at the Institut für Telematik , a subsidiary of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. From 2000 to 2006 he worked at Fraunhofer IPSI in the DELITE (Virtual Information and Knowledge Environments) and ConTec (Intelligent Content Technologies) divisions. From 2006 to 2011 he worked at the chair of multimedia and internet applications at FernUniversität in Hagen. In 2012 he joined InConTec GmbH. His research interests cover digital libraries, digital preservation, process-oriented knowledge management, data (stream) management, collaborative working environments and semantic technologies in general. Holger Brocks significantly contributed to numerous national and international RTD projects, and co-authored numerous scientific publications in areas such as Digital Preservation, knowledge and process management, Digital Libraries and Product Service Systems. Furthermore, he was also involved in industrial projects focusing on semantics in working environments.

Advisory Board

Univ.Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias L. Hemmje

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-lng. Matthias L. Hemmje is Chair of Multimedia and Internet Applications (MMIA) at the Distance University of Hagen and member of the board of directors of the Research Institute for Telecommunication (FTK) in Dortmund. Matthias Hemmje received his MSc of Computer Science with a 2nd field of study in Business Administration in the year 1991 and his PhD degree in 1999 from the Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD). From 1991-1996 he worked as a research associate at the German National Research Center for Information Technology, Integrated Publication and information Systems Institute (GMD IPSI). From 1997 until 1999 he was head of a research team in GMD-IPSI's research division for Open Adaptive Information Management Systems (OASYS). From 1999 until 2004 he was manager of the DELITE – Virtual Information and Knowledge Environments research division at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Publication and Information Systems (Fraunhofer IPSI), where he was in charge of a multitude of national and international joint research projects and was also managing spin-offs. Matthias Hemmje is co-founder of GLOBIT GmbH, where he served as Managing Director from 1997 until 2002 during their startup phase. To date Globit GmbH develops and markets application solutions in the field of web-based congress information systems and the electronic publishing for scientific associations.

Previous Academic positions comprise appointments as full Professor of Media Information at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and the University of Duisburg-Essen. His primary research interests include distributed collaborative information systems, digital libraries, multimedia databases and archives, collaborative knowledge and innovation management, as well as digital long-term preservation and evaluation of interactive systems. Within the scope of his research activities and beside his frequent publications for national and international research conferences he was also invited to participate in numerous program committees of international research conferences as well as to lectures on national and international events.

Matthias Hemmje is author resp. coauthor of around hundred scientific conference contributions, six journal articles, five book chapters as well as editor or rather co-editor of four book publications. Since years he gets frequently appointed to national, European and international scientific and technical program committees as well as expert and advisor panels at the EU, BMBF, DFG and the Excellency Clusters IKT.NRW.

Furthermore numerous national and international cooperations with partners in research and industry ensure the transfer of his research results into available products and services.