Web-based applications are very complex applications, as they are client/server based and run on heterogeneous platforms. It is increasingly unrealistic to restrict the consideration to single units, e.g. the client side only, since complex subsystems affect each other. Therefore scalable, integrated test methodologies are needed.
Oliver Niese Born 31.8.70, received the Diplom in Computer Science from the University of Dortmund (Germany) in February 1999. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Dortmund and is working at METAFrame Technologies GmbH as a consultant. He has experiences in large OO-projects with UML and Java as well as in formal verification methods. Within the ITE project, he is the technical leader at METAFrame.
Tiziana Margaria Born 14.10.64, she holds a Laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica from the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) (1988) and a Ph.D. in Computer and Systems Engineering from the same institution (1993). She held assistant positions in the Computer Science at the Technical University if Aachen and at the University of Passau. 1999 she was Visiting Professor at the Department of Computer Systems in Uppsala (S). Since June 1998 she is Senior Researcher at the University of Dortmund (D). She co-founded METAFrame Technologies GmbH in 1997, and serves since then as the company’s CEO. Within the ITE project, Dr. Margaria in particular consults for formal verification methods.
Bernhard Steffen Born 31.5.58, he holds a Diplom in Mathematics (1983) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (1987) from the University of Kiel (Germany). After holding research positions at the University of Edinburgh, (UK) (1988-89) and at the University of Aarhus, DK (1990) he was tenured Associate Professor at the Technical University of Aachen, D (1990-93) and held the Chair of Programming Systems at the University of Passau, D (1993-97). Since August 1997 he holds the Chair Programming Systems at the University of Dortmund, D, where he heads the METAFrame Project, concerning the development of a flexible environment for reliable definition and custom configuration of complex workflows. He co-founded METAFrame Technologies GmbH in 1997.