Judith Michael Dr. Judith Michael

Team Leader Model-Based Assistance and Information Services

Software Engineering
Department of Computer Science 3
RWTH Aachen University
Ahornstraße 55
D-52074 Aachen

tel. +49 (241) 80-21323
fax. +49 (241) 80-22218

room 4304
Additionally, I am chairwomen of the supervisory board of the Lakeside Science & Technology Park GmbH in Klagenfurt, Austria.



My research focus are (conceptual) models in a variety of domains and applications. We develop domain-specific modeling languages (DSMLs) and methods (DSMMs) for domains such as Ambient Assisted Living, Controlling and Finances, Energy, Health, Internet of Production (IoP), Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0 or Smart Homes. The models created with such languages can be used to develop model-based assistance and information systems and services. In focus of such languages is either structural and/or behavioral data (see context modeling [MS17]), the system architecture or a combination of both [ANV+18]. Recent work deals with user-centered data privacy, the human factor in the internet of production, smart assisted living, the semantic analysis of models, behavior goal modeling and assistive and informative systems in general.


Projects at RWTH Aachen University:

  • MaCoCo (Management Cockpit for Controlling): A multi-user web-application for the decentralized management and controlling of organizational processes within the chairs or institutes of RWTH Aachen university
  • SemanticDiff: A Semantic Approach to Evolution Analysis in Model-Based Software Development

Projects at AAU:

  • Since project start in 2011, I have been a team member of the Human Behavior Monitoring and Support (HBMS) project, where we have developed an assistive system for human behavior support. See the video playlist for some insights and results. Further information can be found in our publications.


Teaching at RWTH Aachen University:

For the teaching agenda of the Software Engineering group, please have a look at our website.

Former Teaching Experiences: Since 2011 I have been teaching different courses for students related to several curricula at the Alpen- Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (short AAU, Austria):

  • Exercises Datenbanken (Summer 17)
  • Exercises Einführung in die Theoretische Informatik (Winter 16/17)
  • Seminar in Business Information Systems, co-supervisor (Winter 15/16)
  • Exercises Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen (Summer 15, 16)
  • Exercises Einführung in die strukturierte und objektbasierte Programmierung (Winter 14/15, 15/16)
  • Lecture/Exercise Current Topics in Business Information Systems (Summer 14, 17)
  • Seminar aus Angewandter Informatik, co-supervisor (Winter 13/14)
  • Lecture/Exercise Current Topics in Application Engineering: Ambient Assistance (Summer 13)
  • Exercise Einführung in die Informatik (Winter 12/13, 13/14, 14/15)
  • Ringvorlesung: Frauen - Männer - Wirtschaft (Winter 2012/13)
  • Lecture/Exercise Current Topics in Application Engineering: Ambient Assisted Living (Summer 12)
  • Seminar in Application Engineering, co-supervisor (Winter 11/12, 12/13)
  • Exercise Informatik für Betriebswirte (Winter 11/12)

Moreover, I've been teaching in the NEMO Summer School (Next-Generation Enterprise Modelling, 2014-now) and in University Level Courses ( ULG IT Business Solutions) for the M/O/T (Alpen-Adria-School of Management, Organizational Development and Technology).


My recent publications are focussing on (conceptual) modeling (domain specific modeling languages, context modeling, privacy meta-modeling, model-based generation of enterprise information systems) especially in the active assistance, controlling, IoP and IoT domains. Please see further publications in my Google scholar profile. For more publications of the Software Engineering group, please have a look at the prepared curated lists.

My PhD thesis in the Application Engineering group (Prof. Heinrich C. Mayr) at AAU, Austria, was about cognitive modelling for assistance systems.

Academic Service

I helped in organizing the Informatik 2016, UNISCON 2012, Modellierung 2010.

Besides this, I have been serving in program committees of various conferences and workshops including Int. Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER (since 2017), ER-Workshop on Conceptual Modeling for Ambient Assistance and Healthy Ageing, AHA (since 2015), Int. Workshop on Adequacy of Modelling Methods, AQEMO (since 2016), Trust and Privacy Aspects of Smart Information Environments, TPSIE, at the I3E conference (2019), Workshop on the Value and Quality of Enterprise Modelling, VEnMo, at the BPM conference (2019), Studierendenkonferenz Informatik, SKILL (since 2016), Modellierung, Track Modeling Tools (since 2016).

Moreover, I have reviewed for the following journals: Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures - International Journal of Conceptual Modeling (EMISAJ), Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE) Journal.

Regarding academic self-administration at the AAU, besides other functions, I was a member of the Senate (2013-2016), of the Committee of Continuing Education (2014-2016), of the Curricular Commissions Doctorate, Informatics and Information Technology, the Think Tank Young Academic Talent of the Vice-Rectorship for Research (2012-2016) as well as ERASMUS Coordinator for the Exchange between AAU and the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany (2015-2017).


  • I have been appointed as a GI Junior Fellow in 2015, where I am the speaker at the moment.
  • I am a member of the executive committee of the SIG EMISA, the Special Interest Group on Design Methods for Information Systems, of the German Informatics Society (GI) since 2018.
  • Since 2018, I am a member of the QFAM (Querschnittsfachausschuss Modellierung) of the German Informatics Society (GI).