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.

Uwe Aßmann

Technische Universität Dresden

Uwe Aßmann holds the Chair of Software Engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden. 
His book "Invasive Software Composition'' (ISC) presents a composition technology for code, document, and model fragments enabling flexible software reuse.  The concept of ISC unifies generic, connector-, view-, and aspect-based programming for arbitrary program or modeling languages. The technology is demonstrated by the Reuseware environment, a meta-environment for the generation of software tools (

Currently, much of his research  takes place in the DFG research training group "Role-Oriented Software Infrastructures (RoSI)'', which investigates the employment of the role concept in all languages from requirements modeling to run time.  Roles  are dynamic views on objects.  On the language level, they extend object-oriented languages with views, contexts, and aspects. RoSI's  ultimate goal is to simplify the development of context-aware systems, for example, by being able to restrict verification and validation to specific views and contexts.

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.