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Zille Huma


Diebold Nixdorf

Fürstenweg 1, 33102 Paderborn

Educational Background


F.A. (General group)

F.G.College Kashmir road, Rawalpindi. 881/1100 Grade A-1, Pakistan.


BS (majors in CS)

M.A. Jinnah University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Cumulative GPA 3.70 / 4.0



M.A. Jinnah University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Cumulative GPA 3.75 / 4.0

2007-till date

Doctoral Researcher

University of Paderborn, Germany.

Scholarships, Honours and Awards


PhD Scholarship by International Graduate School (IGS)

University od Paderborn, Germany

Nov. 2003

Gold Medal BS (majors in CS)

M.A. Jinnah University, Pakistan.


GPA 4.0 on a scale of 4.0 in 5 semesters

M.A. Jinnah University, Islamabad, Pakistan.


MS Scholarship

M.A. Jinnah University, Pakistan.

Professional Experience


Research Student

European Microsoft Innovation Center, Aachen, Germany

2005 - 2006

Research Student

i5: Information Systems, RWTH Aachen, Germany


Teaching Assistant

M.A. Jinnah University, Pakistan


Software Engineer

InfoSystems, Pakistan


Conferences & Workshops:

  • BPM 2008: 6th International Conference on Business Process Management, Mailand, Italien
  • BPM 2010: 8th International Conference on Business Process Management, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
  • CISIS-2010: 4th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software-Intensive Systems, Krakow, Poland
  • ICSOC 2010: 8th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing, San Francisco, California, USA
  • ICSOC 2011: 9th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing, Paphos, Cyprus
  • ICSOC 2012: 10th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing, Shanghai, China

Conferences & Workshops:


Zeitschriftenbeiträge (2)

Zille Huma, Muhammad Rehman, Nadeem Iftikhar: An Ontology-Based Framework for Semi-Automatic Schema Integration. In Journal of Computer Science and Technology, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 788-796. Institute of Computing Technology (Beijing, China) (2005) 

Zille Huma, Christian Gerth, Gregor Engels: On-the-Fly Computing: Automatic Service Discovery and Composition in Heterogeneous Domains. In Computer Science - Research and Development, pp. to appear. Springer-Verlag (2014) 

Rezensierte Konferenzbeiträge (3)

Zille Huma, Christian Gerth, Gregor Engels, Oliver Juwig: Automated Service Composition for On-the-Fly SOAs.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC'13). Springer-Verlag (Berlin/Heidelberg), LNCS , vol. 8274, pp. 524-532 (2013) 

Simon Schwichtenberg, Christian Gerth, Zille Huma, Gregor Engels: Normalizing Heterogeneous Service Description Models with Generated QVT Transformations.In Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications (ECMFA'14). Springer, LNCS, vol. 8569, pp. 180-195  (2014) 

Zille Huma, Christian Gerth, Gregor Engels, Oliver Juwig: Towards an Automatic Service Discovery for UML-based Rich Service Descriptions.In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE 15th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS'12). Springer-Verlag (Berlin/Heidelberg), LNCS, vol. 7590, pp. 709-725  (2012) 

Rezensierte Workshopbeiträge (1)

Zille Huma, Christian Gerth, Gregor Engels, Oliver Juwig: A UML-based Rich Service Description Language for Automatic Service Discovery of Heterogeneous Service Partners. In Proceedings of the Forum at the CAiSE'12 Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering., CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol. 855, pp. 90-97(2012) 

Technische Berichte (1)

Zille Huma, Christian Gerth, Gregor Engels: Automated Service Discovery and Composition for On-the-Fly SOAs. ,  no. tr-ri-13-333. University of Paderborn, Germany (2013) 

Diplom-/Masterarbeit | Titel: Ontology-based Normalization and Matching of Rich Service Descriptions

Aufgabenbereich: Service Oriented Architectures, Ontologies
Status: Abgeschlossen
Bearbeiter: Simon Schwichtenberg

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a current trend in software development, which enables the reuse single services in other service compositions. Thereby, development time and costs can be saved. Web service providers make their services accessible on the Internet and publish the service interfaces. Other services which require a certain functionality can make use of services that already provide that functionality. Currently, a common way for a service requester to find an appropriate provider is to browse a service registry manually. But this manual search is very time consuming and error-prone. This induces the demand for an automated service discovery. The automatic composition of IT services in an "on-the-fly " manner is one of the aspects that are investigated in the Collaborative Research Centre 901 "On-The-Fly Computing" at the University of Paderborn. The Rich Service Description Language (RSDL) addresses the issues of common service description languages that are a necessity for an automatic service discovery in heterogeneous service markets. A RSDL specification defines operation signatures, a data model, a protocol and operation semantics. The latter are expressed by so called visual contracts, i.e. graph transformation rules, that consist of nodes that are typed over the data model. The matching between the requester's and provider's data types is in the focus of this thesis: The RSDL specifications of a requester and a provider might be typed over heterogeneous data models, because each of the specifications was specified independently most likely. In order to obtain satisfying results in data type matching, it is not sufficient to consider only the similarity of the data type's names or their structure. Also their semantical meaning must be considered, because two types from different data models may be synonyms or homonyms. This thesis analyzes if and how semantic knowledge from ontologies can help to improve the data type matching. Further the retyping of visual contracts based on the identified data type mappings is considered in this thesis. This task is not trivial due to the fact that the mapping might contain complex relationships such as one-to-many or many-to-many relationships between data types. Furthermore it considers strategies, how to handle unmapped data types in partial mappings.


Kontakt: Zille Huma, Dr. Christian Gerth
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Current Trends for Self-* Systems (Seminar, SS2011)

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