Antonia Albani (born 1969 in Switzerland) studied Computer Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich where she received her master degree in 1995. In her diploma thesis she addressed the problem of integrating textual index structures into a multi-level database system with support for open-nested transactions.
Afterwards she was part of the group for Global Information Systems at the ETH Zurich where she researched topics dealing with object-oriented databases, web technologies and agent frameworks. In 2000 she received her PhD for her work "A Generic Agent Framework for Internet Information Systems".
After one year in IT consulting with focus on business process modelling she was CEO and co-founder of an internet start-up in the area of business process outsourcing, creating a portal for small and mid sized companies outsourcing their business processes over the internet.
In January 2003 she started working at the Systems Engineering group of the University of Augsburg focusing on the research area of component based inter-organisational systems.
Since February 2005 she additionally has a part-time assistant professor position at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, in the Software Engineering group. Her main research interest is in service-oriented Enterprise Engineering.
She is co-founder of the research lab CIAO! (Cooperation & Interoperabilty - Architectures & Ontologies) of the Delft University of Technology.