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Curriculum Vitae of Eran Toch

Department of Information Systems
Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Technion City, Haifa 32000, Israel

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Room: Cooper 427

Date of birth: 20.4.1975
Citizenship: Israel, UK
Research Interests
I am interested in novel methods and theories for engineering information systems, including semantic models, information retrieval, and social-based systems.
2002-present: Ph.D. Student (direct PhD course), Information Systems Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Title: Semantics-Based Autonomic Implementation of Information Systems. Instructors: Prof. Dov Dori and Dr. Iris Reinhartz-Berger.
1998-2001: B.Sc., Computer Science; B.A., Honors Program, University of Haifa, Israel.
Papers in Refereed Journals

  1. 1. Eran Toch, Avigdor Gal, Iris Reinhartz-Berger, and Dov Dori, A Semantic Approach to Approximate Service Retrieval. To appear at ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, February 2008.
  2. 2. Sheizaf Rafaeli, Miri Barak, Yuval Dan-Gur, and Eran Toch, QSIA - A Web-Based Environment for Learning, Assessing and Knowledge Sharing in Communities. In Computers and Education, Volume 43, Issue 3 (November 2004), pp. 273 - 289.

Papers in Refereed Conferences

  1. 1. Eran Toch, Avigdor Gal, Iris Reinhartz-Berger, and Dov Dori, Towards Service Retrieval. In Israel Association for Information Systems Conference (ILAIS'06), October 2006. http://ilais.openu.ac.il/wp/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/Toch-ReinhartzBerger-Dori-Gal-ILAIS2006.pdf
  2. 2. Eran Toch, Iris Reinhartz-Berger, Avigdor Gal, and Dov Dori, OPOSSUM: Bridging the Gap between Web Services and the Semantic Web. In Proceedings of Next Generation Information technologies and Systems Conference (NGITS'06), LNCS 4032, pp. 357-358, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, July 2006.

  1. 3. Eran Toch, Avigdor Gal, and Dov Dori, Automatically Grounding Semantically-enriched Conceptual Models to Concrete Web Services. In Proceedings of International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'05), LNCS 3716, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg , pp. 304-319, October 2005.
  2. 4. Dov Dori, Eran Toch, and Iris Reinhartz-Berger, OPM/S: Modeling Semantic Web Services using Human- and Machine-Interpretable Language, In 3rd Workshop on Web Dynamics, The Thirteenth International World Wide Web Conference (WWW'04), May 2004.
  3. 5. Dov Dori, Dizza Beimel, and Eran Toch, OPCATeam – Collaborative Business Process Modeling with OPM. In Proceddings of Business Process Management (BPM'04), LNCS 3080, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp.66-81, 2004.
  4. 6. Eran Toch, and Asmaa Ganayem, A Single Façade? SHIL – Consistent Service for Multicultural Audience. In Association of Internet Researchers Confenrece (AOIR'04), September 2004.
  5. 7. Sheizaf Rafaeli, Miri Barak, Yuval Dan-Gur, and Eran Toch, Knowledge Sharing and Online Assessment. In Proceedings of the International Association for Development of the Information Society Conference (IADIS'03), pp. 257-266, 2003.



  1. 1. Arnon Sturm, Dov Dori, Iris Reinhartz-Berger, Zenya Yaroker, Valeria Bondanya, Eran Toch, and Sergey Guenender, Developing Multi Agent Systems with OPCAT – Object-Process CASE Tool, (AAMAS'04), 2004.

Invited Talks

  1. 1. Software Engineering Challenges and Web Search Techniques, Hertzelia Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Faculty of Computer Science seminar, May 2007.
  2. 2. Towards Approximate Service Retrieval, IBM Haifa Research Labs, research seminars series, February 2007.
  3. 3. Is there a commercial future for the Semantic Web? Hebrew University Graduate School of Management Administration seminar, May 2005.

Israel Ministry of Science - Levi Eshkol scholarship for scientific achievement (2006).
The Technion - graduate school's excellence scholarship (2006).
The Technion - consistent teaching assistant award (Spring 2004).
The Technion - best teaching assistant award (Winter 2004).
Haifa University - Mairhof scholarship for excellence (2001).

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
2005-Present: Adjunct Lecturer – Analysis and Specification of Information Systems.
2003-2005: Teaching Assistant: Methodologies in Information Systems Engineering.
2002-2005: Teaching Assistant in charge, Analysis and Specification of Information Systems.
2004-Present: Instructor, graduation projects in information systems area.
Haifa University
2000 – 2001: Teaching assistant, Software Engineering course, the Computer Science Department.
2002-2004: The InfoSoc Research Center
The InfoSoc research center (located in Haifa University) investigates interactions between society, information and technology. I designed, developed, and coordinated a system for collaborative knowledge sharing in e-learning, used by several universities, and a multi-lingual interactive citizen advisory service, which serves hundreds of thousands of users.
1997-2001: Nia Ltd. (NetVision Internet Applications)
Project manager, system analyst and pre-sale engineer. I worked on several Web-based projects in finance, e-commerce and content management. My tasks included managing development teams, specifying and analyzing requirements, handling system design, and budgeting.
1997-1999: Kinetica Ltd. (acquired by Netvision Ltd.)
Software engineer, development of software infrastructure for real-time financial systems in Java and Microsoft technologies.
1996-1997: Israel ‘Joint’ foundation, Sderot.
Developing and implementing a combined social and technological project, enabling immigrant youth to connect with similar groups inside Israel and worldwide through a Web-based system.
1993-1996: Military Service
Serving as a non-commissioned officer in an infantry field unit.

Academic Activities
Program committee secretary: International Conference on Systems Engineering and Modeling (ICSEM'07), Herzeliya and Haifa, Israel.
Program Chair: Object-Process Methodology (OPM) 2005 Workshop.
Reviewer for CAiSE 2007, ICSEM 2007, CoopIS 2006, WISE 2006, AAAI 2005, SIGMOD 2005, IIWeb 2004.
Undergraduate Project Mentoring
Naama Bentolila, Tali Dolev, Master data Dashboard for SAP, 2007.
Amir Lahav, Leonid Gofman, Liquid Interfaces: Automatic and usable user interface, 2007.
Tanya Linder, Leena Rubinshtein, Anton Nazarenko, OpcatPatterns: Specification and automatic implementation of design patterns, 2006.
Valdimir Sterkin, Yossi Matatov, Ofer Kochavi, Anna Khudyak, VisWeb: Enabling automatic translation between OPM and OWL (Web Ontology Language), 2005.
Yael Karlinsky, Karin Tamares, AutoCheck: Automatic Assignment Checking in UML, 2005.
Hai Harari, Noa Slabezki, Moshe Zychlinski, Asaf Rosin, Data Insight: Data analysis on the recruiting processes in Intel, 2005.
Roy Ionas, Benoit Seligmann, Dror Givoli, Reuse: A tool for reusing modeling artifacts in OPCAT, 2004.

Liat Katzik, Roni Ramon, Ori Meroz, HIO: Pen-based input for a visual modeling tool, 2004.