Sunday, 25 June 2017
A satellite event of STAF 2014, York, United Kingdom

Colin Atkinson

University of Mannheim

Colin Atkinson is the leader of the Software Engineering Group at the University of Mannheim. His research interests are focused on the use of model-driven and component based approaches in the development of dependable computing systems. He has organized many conference and workshops in the past. Most recently he was the co-general chair of the MODELS2012 conference held in Innsbruck in October 2012.

Erik Burger

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Erik Burger studied Computer Science at the University of Karlsruhe from 2002 to 2008.
After completing his diploma thesis at SAP, Walldorf, he joined the Software Design and Quality (SDQ)
group at the University of Karlsruhe in 2009, where he received his PhD in July 2014. He has assisted in the organization of the first and second VAO workshop and further workshops and conferences, such as
WCOP2010, SE2011, and the Palladio Days user meeting.

Thomas Goldschmidt

ABB Corporate Research

Thomas Goldschmidt is a principal scientist at ABB Corporate Research in Ladenburg, Germany. He joined ABB in 2010 and since then has been leading and working on several research projects in the area of model-driven development and domain-specific languages. Furthermore, he is currently lead architect in a research project on bringing automation software to the cloud. He received a Ph.D. from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2010 for his thesis entitled “View-Based Textual Modelling”. During the same time, starting 2006, he worked as a research scientist at the FZI research center for information technology in Karlsruhe. Thomas studied Computer Science at the Hochschule Furtwangen University from 2002 to 2006.

Ralf Reussner

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Ralf Reussner is the leader of the Software Design and Quality (SDQ) group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. His research is centred on procedures and tools for constructing component-based software architectures with predictable quality properties using model-driven techniques. He has been co-organizer of the workshop on Problems of Practical Programming in the Large (PPPL), has initiated two international workshop series (QoSa and FESCA), and is a co-organizer of the International Workshop on Component-Oriented Programming (WCOP).