Dr. Lars Klimpke



XING Profile

Research Interest

  • Social Media / Microblogging
  • Globally Distributed Software Development
  • Software Development Processes


(Development of flexible business software by using global resources)
  • Project lead (2011 - 2012)
  • Lead of sub-project "Methods and Techniques for Global Software Development" (2009 - 2012)


  • Selected to participate in the Doctoral Consortium of the <a href="http://www.caise2011.com/>23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering</a> in London, United Kingdom (2011)
  • Awarded with the Diploma Thesis Prize of the Foundation for Communication and Media Sciences (Stiftung für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaften) (2009)
  • <a href="http://www.iaria.org/conferences2009/AwardsICSEA09.html">Best Paper Award</a> for the paper "<a href="http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5298813">Towards End-to-End Traceability: Insights and Implications from Five Case Studies</a>" at the Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA), Porto, Portugal, September 20-25, 2009 (with <link hildenbrand">Tobias Hildenbrand</link>)


  • <b>University of Mannheim</b>, Business School (2009 - 2013)<br>PhD Studies in Business Administration
  • <b>University of Mannheim</b> (2003 - 2009)<br>Degree: Diplom-Wirtschaftsinformatiker (equivalent to a Master's Degree in Information Systems)<br>Majors: Marketing, Management Information Systems, Software Engineering
  • <b>Gymnasium Hemsbach</b> (2002)</br>Abitur


  • <b>Chair of General Management and Information Systems</b>, University of Mannheim, Germany (2009 - 2013)<br>Research Assistant
  • <b>Chair of Software Engineering</b>, University of Mannheim, Germany (2008)<br>Tutor
  • <b>Fraport AG</b>, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2007 - 2008)<br>Internship, Process Management / Process Optimization
  • <b>Chair of Business Administration and Information Systems</b>, University of Mannheim, Germany (2005 - 2007)<br>Student Research Assistant
  • <b>Elster Messtechnik GmbH</b>, Lampertheim, Germany (2003)<br>Internship, IT Department


  • Spring 2012 / Fall 2012: Master Team Projects (<a href="http://wifo1.bwl.uni-mannheim.de/fileadmin/files/heinzl/files/lehre/fss11/teamproject/Teamprojekt_SMW.pdf">Enhancing the Semantic MediaWiki</a>, <a href="http://wifo1.bwl.uni-mannheim.de/fileadmin/files/heinzl/files/lehre/hws11/Teamprojekt_SMW_Evaluation.pdf">Evaluating the Semantic MediaWiki</a>)
  • Spring 2011 / Fall 2011: Master Team Project (<a href="http://wifo1.bwl.uni-mannheim.de/fileadmin/files/heinzl/files/lehre/fss11/teamproject/Teamprojekt_Decision_Support.pdf">Decision Support</a>)
  • Fall 2009 / Spring 2010: Master Team Project (<a href="http://heinzl.bwl.uni-mannheim.de/fileadmin/files/heinzl/files/lehre/hws09/Teamprojekt_TraVis.pdf">Travis</a>)
  • Spring 2008: Softwaretechnik plus Praktikum (Tutor)

Community Activities

  • Reviewer for Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft (ZfB)
  • Reviewer for Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE) / Wirtschaftsinformatik
  • Reviewer for European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)

Selected Talks

  • <b>GlobaliSE Workshop</b>, Karlsruhe, Germany, January 2012:<br>"Nachvollziehbarkeit im Softwareentwicklungsprozess und Auslagerungsentscheidungen für Komponenten"
  • <b>Research Colloquium</b>, Freinsheim, Germany, September 2011:<br>"Mikroblogging in der global verteilten Softwareentwicklung"
  • <b>GlobaliSE Workshop</b>, Karlsruhe, Germany, June 2011:<br>"Global verteilte Softwareentwicklung"
  • <b>23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering</b>, Doctoral Consortium, London, United Kingdom, June 2011:<br>"Microblogging in Global Software Development"
  • <b>19th European Conference on Information Systems</b>, Helsinki, Finland, June 2011:<br>"Globally Distributed Software Development in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Germany: Reasons, Locations, and Obstacles"
  • <b>Research Colloquium</b>, Bronnbach, Germany, July 2010:<br>"Unterstützung des Kommunikations- und Wissenstransferprozesses in der global verteilten Softwareentwicklung"
  • <b>GlobaliSE Workshop</b>, Mannheim, Germany, July 2010:<br>"Techniken für die global verteilte Softwarentwicklung"
  • <b>4th International Conference on Software Engineering Advances</b>, Porto, Portugal, September 2009:<br>"Towards End-to-End Traceability: Insights and Implications from Five Case Studies"
  • <b>ESSEC</b>, Paris, France, June 2009:<br>"Technical Demo on Ibere and TraVis"