Klaus Pohl is a full professor for Software Systems Engineering in computer science at the Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB) at University of Duisburg-Essen. Klaus was the funding scientific director of Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre for which he currently acts as Chief Scientific Advisor. He is the coordinator of the European Network of Excellence on Services and Services-based Systems (S-Cube) and was workgroup leader in several research and industrial projects, including the ITEA projects ESAPS, CAFÉ, and FAMILIES, and the EU Projects CREWS, NATURE.
Among others, he served as program chair for the IEEE Intl. Requirements Engineering Conference (RE 2002), the Experience Reports Track of the Intl. Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2005), the German Software Engineering Conference (SE 2005), the Intl. Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2005), the German Software Engineering Conference (SE 2005), the Intl. Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2006) and as general chair for the Intl. Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2008). In addition, he is/was a member of numerous program committees. Klaus Pohl is (co-)author of over 100 refereed publications and several textbooks including “Software Product Line Engineering: Foundations, Principles, and Techniques”, Springer 2005 and “Requirements Engineering: Grundlagen, Prinzipien, Techniken”, dpunkt 2007.