Ralf Gerstner

Ralf Gerstner

Executive Editor - Books
Information Systems, Databases, Information Retrieval, Digital Libraries, Web Technologies, Software Engineering and Programming Languages and Techniques, Proposals for LNBIP volumes

Springer Heidelberg

Tiergartenstraße 17
69121 Heidelberg

Tel.: +49-6221-487-8144
Fax: +49-6221-487-68144

About me

My aim with Springer is to publish science books for graduate students, advanced professionals, and researchers in both academia and industry in the areas of information systems (including the new series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing), databases (including the series Data-Centric Systems and Applications) and Information Retrieval (including the Information Retrieval Series), Web technologies, software engineering, and programming languages and techniques. Based on my own professional background as a system architect, software developer, project manager, senior consultant (and some other nice titles used exhaustively in the computer science industry) working 15+ years both at universities and with companies like Siemens and SAP, I have some idea of what a valuable and successful computer science book should deliver. I am always interested in learning about possible books which will help our target groups to better understand new concepts, new technologies, new solutions, new opportunities - put briefly, to raise their level of knowledge and expertise. You may either send me your proposals or discuss them with me directly at one of the conferences that I plan to attend.

Book Series

  • Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing
  • Data-Centric Systems and Applications
  • The Information Retrieval Series
  • The Enterprise Engineering Series
  • Web Information Systems Engineering and Internet Technologies Book Series


14.04. – 17.04.        

ECIR 2020

Note: no attendance, conference moved to e-only


Lisbon, Portugal

23.05. – 29.05.

ICSE 2020

Note: conference postponed to October 5th  – 11th 2020

Note: no attendance, conference moved to e-only


Seoul, South Korea

08.06. – 12.06.  

CAiSE 2020

Note: no attendance, conference moved to e-only


Grenoble, France

25.08. – 28.08.     

TPDL 2020  

Note: no attendance, conference moved to e-only


Lyon, France

13.09. – 18.09.     

BPM 2020        

Note: no attendance, conference moved to e-only 


Sevilla, Spain

18.10. – 23.10.    

MODELS 2020     


Montreal, Canada

03.11. – 06.11.         

ER 2020       


Vienna, Austria