Professional Activities

What else I do, when I'm not teaching and working on projects.

Program Committees

  • ICSE 2019 SEIP - International Conference on Software Engineering - Software Engineering in Practice, Montreal
  • ICSOFT-EA 2007-2019 - International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications
  • ITiCSE 2017 - Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
  • MODELSWARD 2014 -2015 - International Conference on Model Driven Engineering and Software Development
  • WRT'12 - 5th Workshop on Refactoring Tools
  • CSMR'07 - 11th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Re-engineering

Conference Organizations

  • Android Experience Day 08 - In cooperation with JUGS Co-Organizer of the first Swiss "Android Experience Day conference" at the FHNW in Windisch with more than 80 participants
  • DSS Spring 03 - 2nd DSS Conference on "Web Services - von der Technologie zur Anwendung"
  • SWEN Conference 03 - Formation conference of SWEN
  • Co-Organizer of the SWEN conference for the foundation event of SWEN, the first Swiss competence network about Software Engineering.
  • DSS Fall 02 - Tagung "Microsoft .NET - Konzepte, Programmierung, Erfahrungen
  • Founder and first organizer of the conference "Distributed Software Systems" (DSS) of the former FHSO.
  • The former informatics institute "Institiute for Interdisciplinary Information Technology" (i3t) of Fachhochschule Solothurn Nordwestschweiz, started from Fall 2002 its semi-annual conference serie "Distributed Software Systems", in which topics in the area of development and application of distributed software systems are covered.


  • Swiss Agile Research Network 
    Founder and Member of the management board
  • GI - Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Computing Society)
    Member of the Fachgruppe "Software Technik"
  • CHOOSE - Swiss Group for Object-Oriented Systems and Environments
    CHOOSE is a special interest group of the SI (Swiss Informatics Society)
  • SWEN - Software Engineering Network of Switzerland
    Founder and Member of the Management Board

Stays Abroad

I spent my research sabbatical at the hotsoft lab at Carelton University, Ottawa, Canada. I had a great time with Robert Biddle and his team, doing research in agile collaboration topics, and how to use large screen walls for agile collaboration.

ITB - Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland
2-week lecturing stay in November 2002 at ITB, Irland. Several talks about UML and a 1-day seminar "Introduction into UML" for industry and academia.