Klaus Pohl is a full professor for Software Systems Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He is founding director of paluno – The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology – and director since 2010. From 2005 to 2007, he was the scientific founding director of the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (lero).
His research interests include adaptive systems, digitization / big data, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, service orientation, variability management, and requirements engineering.
He is/was coordinator of many research projects and member of scientific and industrial steering committees, including the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative), the European BDVA (Big Data Value Association) and the German Innovation Alliance SPES (Software Platform). Klaus Pohl is/was program and general chair of several international and national conferences, including the 29th Intl. Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2017), 35th Intl. Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013), 9th and 12th Intl. Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2005/2008), 18th Intl. Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2006), German GI Software Engineering Conference 2005, Intl. Requirements Engineering Conference (RE 2002).
He is (co-)author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and six text books. As a consultant, advisor, and expert he supports national and international companies, research associations and programs.
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