The Authors

Prof. Dr. Klaus Pohl

Klaus Pohl

Prof. Dr. Klaus Pohl holds a full professorship at the University of Duisburg-Essen and leads the Software Systems Engineering research group. He received his Ph.D. and his habilitation in computer science from RWTH Aachen, Germany. He is involved in various technology transfer projects as well as major research projects which focus on different aspects of software product line engineering. Klaus Pohl is (co-)author of over 90 refereed publications. He has served as program chair for several international and national conferences, such as the IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'02), the Experience Track of the 27th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2005), the German Software Engineering Conference (SE 2005), the 9th International Software Product Line Conference (SPCL Europe 2005), and the 18th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2006).
Dr. Günter Böckle

Günter Böckle

Dr. Günter Böckle works at Siemens Corporate Technology as a project manager. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1976 from the University of Stuttgart. Since 1999 he has led several projects on software product line engineering. Before that he worked in the fields of simulation, modelling, system evaluation, processor architecture and design, parallelisation, software engineering, and systems engineering. He has published several papers and books and is a member of INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering).
Dr. Frank van der Linden

Frank van der Linden

Dr. Frank van der Linden has worked at Philips Medical Systems since 1999. He is project manager for the series of ITEA projects ESAPS, CAFÉ, and FAMILIES. Before this he was involved in the EU ESPRIT project ARES, which provided basic architectural knowledge for product line engineering. Frank van der Linden received his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1984 from the University of Amsterdam. He worked at Philips Research between 1984 and 1999 on several topics in the field of software engineering, including component based software architecture. He was program chair of a series of five workshops on product line engineering (PFE) and is a member of the steering committee of the SPLC conferences.