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Prof. Dr. Michael Grottke

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Telephone: +49 (0) 911 – 5302 – xxx
E-Mail: Michael.Grottke@fau.de
Office hours: By arrangement
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Education

Professional Experience

  • „Assistant Professor“, July 2007 – present
    Chair of Statistics and Econometrics, Friedrich-Alexander University, Nürnberg, Germany
  • Researcher and Consultant, October 2007 – August 2009
    imbus AG, Möhrendorf, Germany
    Project „TestBalance“; additional partners: SAP Research, Darmstadt, T-Mobile, Münster, Fraunhofer Institut Experimentelles Software Engineering, Kaiserslautern, and Fraunhofer Institut Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik, Kaiserslautern
  • Researcher, July 2007 – June 2009
    Project „Classifying software faults to improve fault detection effectiveness“; partners: Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA, Pasadena, USA, and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • Assistant Research Professor, September 2006 – June 2007
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, July 2004 – August 2006
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • Researcher, Jan. 2001 – Feb. 2003
    Project PETS (Prediction of software Error rates based on Test and Software maturity results), funded by the European Union; industrial partners: imbus AG, Möhrendorf, AS Aprote, Tartu, Estonia, Procedimientos-Uno, Málaga, Spain, and Acron Communications, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Researcher and Consultant, June 2000 – December 2000
    imbus AG, Möhrendorf, Germany
    Development of approaches for predicting software failures during systematic testing
  • Researcher and Lecturer, June 2000 – June 2004
    Chair of Statistics and Econometrics, Friedrich-Alexander University, Nürnberg, Germany
  • Intern, Sept. 1999 – Oct. 1999
    imbus GmbH, Möhrendorf, Germany
    Evaluation of models and tools for software reliability prediction
  • Intern, May 1999 – Aug. 1999
    Department of Information Systems, Friedrich-Alexander University, Nürnberg, Germany
    and COI GmbH, Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Design and implementation of a Java applet for modeling and simulating business processes
  • Intern, Feb 1998 – Aug. 1998
    mediaWays GmbH, Gütersloh, Germany
    Design and implementation of an online monitoring system for network traffic data

Honours and Awards

  • Fellowship awarded by the Dr. Theo und Friedl Schöller Research Center for Business and Society, Nürnberg, May 2011
  • Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Fellow, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, August 2006 – May 2007
  • Fellowship within the Postdoc-Program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for appointment as a Research Associate at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, July 2004 – June 2006
  • Promotional Award for Science of the State Bank of Bavaria (Bayerische Landesbank), Munich, awarded for the dissertation, Feb. 2004
  • Ph.D. award of the Hermann Gutmann Foundation, Weißenburg, July 2003
  • Student Paper Travel Grant of the 12th International IEEE Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, Nov. 2001
  • Award of the WiSo-Fakultätsbund Nürnberg e.V., awarded for the diploma in Business Administration, July 2000
  • Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for graduate studies at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA, Sept. 1998 – May 1999

General Research Interests

Intermediate fields between statistics, business administration, economics, and computer science

Specific Research Interests

  • Dependability (reliability, availability, etc.) and performance of software-based systems
  • Software process maturity/capability
  • Software aging and software rejuvenation
  • Software economics
  • Social online networks
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Analytic customer relationship management
  • Econometric analysis
  • Multivariate statistical analysis (e.g., regression analysis, cluster analysis, LISREL)
  • Stochastic modeling (e.g., self-exciting point processes, semi-Markov processes)
  • Urn models and combinatorial problems (e.g., occupancy problems, coupon collector’s problems)
  • Online monitoring systems

Patent

  • M. Grottke, T. Linz, T. Rossner, and K. Dussa-Zieger. Method and device for prediction of the reliability of software programs. European Patent EP1420344. (Patent pending.)

Journal Publications, Refereed Conference Papers and Book Chapters

  • N. Agarwal, M. Grottke, S. Mishra und A. Brem. A systematic literature review of constraint-based innovations: State of the art and future perspectives. To appear in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
  • M. Grottke, A. Avritzer, D. S. Menasché, L. Aguiar und E. Altman. On the efficiency of sampling and countermeasures to critical-infrastructure-targeted malware campaigns. ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review 43(4):33-42, 2016.
  • M. Grottke, D. S. Kim, M. Nambiar, R. Natella, R. Mansharamani, and K. S. Trivedi. Recovery from software failures caused by Mandelbugs. IEEE Transactions on Reliability 65(1):70–87, 2016.
  • M. Grottke, A. Avritzer, D. S. Menasché, J. Alonso, L. Aguiar und S. Alvarez. Models and metrics for the assessment of critical-infrastructure-targeted malware campaigns. In Proc. 26th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, pages 330–335, 2015.
  • M. Grottke, J. Knoll, and R. Groß. How the distribution of the number of items rated per user influences the quality of recommendation. In Proc. 15th International Conference on Innovations for Community Services, 2015.
    [pdf document, 589 kB]
  • N. Agarwal, M. Grottke, and A. Brem. Understanding emerging market companies and customers: An empirical study of internal and external innovation terms for new product development. In Proc. 22nd Innovation & Product Management Conference, 2015.
  • A. Barcomb, M. Grottke, J.-P. Stauffert, D. Riehle, and S. Jahn. How developers acquire FLOSS skills. In Proc. 11th International Conference on Open Source Systems, pages 23-32, 2015.
  • C. Durst and M. Grottke. An empirical analysis of system-generated data in location-based crowdsourcing. In Proc. 12th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, pages 933-947, 2015.
  • B. Kilgert, L. Rybizki, M. Grottke, M. F. Neurath, and H. Neumann. Prospective long-term assessment of sedation-related adverse events and patient satisfaction for upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. Digestion 90(1):42-48, 2014.
  • N. Agarwal, A. Brem, and M. Grottke. A unified innovation approach to emerging markets: imperatives to play and win the game. In Proc. 21st International Product Development Management Conference, 2014.
  • J. Zhao, K. S. Trivedi, M. Grottke, J. Alonso, and Y. Wang. Ensuring the performance of Apache Web server affected by aging. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing 11(2):130-141, 2014.
  • D. Cotroneo, M. Grottke, R. Natella, R. Pietrantuono, and K. S. Trivedi. Fault triggers in open-source software: An experience report. In Proc. 24th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, pages 178-187, 2013.
  • J. Alonso, M. Grottke, A. P. Nikora, and K. S. Trivedi. An empirical investigation of fault repairs and mitigations in space mission system software. In Proc. 43rd Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, 2013.
  • M. Grottke and B. Schleich. How does testing affect the availability of aging software systems? Performance Evaluation 70(3):179-196, 2013.
    [pdf-Dokument, 398 kB]
  • M. Grottke and B. Schleich. Cost optimality in testing and rejuvenation. In Proc. 4th IEEE International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation, pages 259-264, 2012.
  • J. Alonso, M. Grottke, A. P. Nikora, and K. S. Trivedi. The nature of the times to flight software failure during space missions. In Proc. 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, pages 331-340, 2012.
    [pdf document, 775 kB]
  • K. S. Trivedi, R. Mansharamani, D. S. Kim, M. Grottke, and M. Nambiar. Recovery from failures due to Mandelbugs in IT systems. In Proc. 17th IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing, pages 224-233, 2011.
  • A. Beckhaus, L. M. Karg, C. A. Graf, M. Grottke, and D. Neumann. A decision support scheme for software process improvement prioritization. In J. Cordeiro, A. Ranchordas, and B. Shishka, editors, Software and Data Technologies, Communications in Computer and Information Science, Volume 50, Springer-Verlag, pages 85-93, 2011.
    [pdf document, 320 kB]
  • M. Grottke, V. Apte, K. S. Trivedi, and S. Woolet. Response time distributions in networks of queues. In R. Boucherie and N. Van Dijk, editors, Queueing Networks: A Fundamental Approach, Springer International Series in Operations Research & Management Science, Springer-Verlag, pages 587-641, 2011.
  • K. S. Trivedi, M. Grottke, and E. Andrade. Software fault mitigation and availability assurance techniques. International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management 1(4):340-350, 2011.
  • L. M. Karg, M. Grottke, and A. Beckhaus. A systematic literature review of software quality cost research. Journal of Systems and Software 84(3):415-427, 2011.
    [pdf document, 292 kB]
  • M. Grottke, L. M. Karg, and A. Beckhaus. Team factors and failure processing efficiency: An exploratory study of closed and open source software development. In Proc. 34th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference, pages 188-197, 2010.
    [pdf document, 158 kB]
  • M. Grottke, A. P. Nikora, and K. S. Trivedi. An empirical investigation of fault types in space mission system software. In Proc. 40th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, pages 447-456, 2010.
    [pdf document, 131 kB]
  • L. M. Karg, M. Grottke, and A. Beckhaus. Conformance quality and failure costs in the software industry: An empirical analysis of open source software. In Proc. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, pages 1386-1390, 2009.
    [pdf document, 68 kB]
  • A. Beckhaus, L. M. Karg, C. A. Graf, M. Grottke, and D. Neumann. Prioritization of software process improvements: A COQUALMO-based case study and derived decision support scheme. In Proc. 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, Volume 1, pages 139-144, 2009.
  • M. Grottke and C. Graf. Modeling and predicting software failure costs. In Proc. 33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference, pages 180-189, 2009.
    [pdf document, 180 kB]
  • M. Grottke, R. Matias Jr., and K. S. Trivedi. The fundamentals of software aging. In Proc. 1st International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation/19th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, 2008.
    [pdf document, 58 kB]
  • M. Grottke, H. Sun, R. M. Fricks, and K. S. Trivedi. Ten fallacies of availability and reliability analysis. In Proc. 5th International Service Availability Symposium, pages 187-206, 2008.
    [pdf document, 705 kB]
  • H. Okamura, M. Grottke, T. Dohi, and K. S. Trivedi. Variational Bayesian approach for interval estimation of NHPP-based software reliability models. In Proc. International IEEE Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks 2007, pages 698-707, 2007.
    [pdf document, 293 kB]
  • M. Grottke and K. S. Trivedi. Fighting bugs: Remove, retry, replicate, and rejuvenate. IEEE Computer 40(2):107-109, 2007.
    [pdf document, 298 kB]
  • A. Avritzer, A. Bondi, M. Grottke, K. S. Trivedi, and E. J. Weyuker. Performance assurance via software rejuvenation: Monitoring, statistics and algorithms. In Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks 2006, pages 435-444, 2006.
    [pdf document, 346 kB]
  • M. Grottke, L. Li, K. Vaidyanathan, and K. S. Trivedi. Analysis of software aging in a web server. IEEE Transactions on Reliability 55(3):411-420, 2006.
    [pdf document, 352 kB]
  • M. Grottke and K. S. Trivedi. On a method for mending time to failure distributions. In Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks 2005, pages 560-569, 2005.
    [pdf document, 505 kB]
  • M. Grottke and K. S. Trivedi. Truncated non-homogeneous Poisson process models – Properties and performance. OPSEARCH 42(4):310-321, 2005.
  • M. Grottke and K. S. Trivedi. Software faults, software aging and software rejuvenation. Journal of the Reliability Engineering Association of Japan 27(7):425-438, 2005.
    [pdf document, 1.7 MB]
  • M. Grottke. A vector Markov model for structural coverage growth and the number of failure occurrences. In Proc. Thirteenth International IEEE Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, pages 304-315, 2002.
  • M. Grottke and K. Dussa-Zieger. Systematic vs. operational testing: The necessity for different failure models. In Proc. Fifth Conference on Quality Engineering in Software Technology, pages 59-68, 2001.

Non-refereed Publications

  • M. Grottke. Prognose von Softwarezuverlässigkeit, Softwareversagensfällen und Softwarefehlern. In: P. Mertens and S. Rässler, editors, Prognoserechnung, 7th edition, Springer/Physica, Berlin, 2012, pages 585-619.
    [pdf document, 230 kB]
  • K. S. Trivedi, G. Ciardo, B. Dasarathy, M. Grottke, R. Matias, A. Rindos, and B. Vashaw. Achieving and assuring high availability. In Proc. 5th International Service Availability Symposium, pages 20-25, 2008.
  • K. S. Trivedi, G. Ciardo, B. Dasarathy, M. Grottke, A. Rindos, and B. Vashaw. Achieving and assuring high availability. In Proc. 13th IEEE Workshop on Dependable Parallel, Distributed and Network-Centric Systems/22nd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium, 2008.
    [pdf document, 86 kB]
  • M. Grottke and K. S. Trivedi. A classification of software faults. In Supplemental Proc. Sixteenth International IEEE Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, pages 4.19-4.20, 2005.
    [pdf document, 37 kB]
  • M. Grottke. Prognose von Softwarezuverlässigkeit, Softwareversagensfällen und Softwarefehlern. In: P. Mertens and S. Rässler, editors, Prognoserechnung, Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg, 6th edition, 2005, pages 459-487.
  • M. Grottke. A Markov model for software code construct coverage and fault detection. In H. Langseth and B. Lindqvist (ed.). Communications of the 3rd International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Reliability, pages 259-262, 2002.
  • M. Grottke. Modelling structural coverage and the number of failure occurrences with non-homogeneous Markov chains, In Supplemental Proc. Twelfth International IEEE Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, pages 245-246, 2001.
  • M. Grottke and K. Dussa-Zieger. Prediction of software failures based on systematic testing. In Electronic Proc. Ninth European Conference on Software Testing Analysis and Review, 2001.
    [pdf document, 205 kB]

Monographs

  • M. Grottke. Dealing with software faults throughout the software life cycle. (Cumulative) Habilitation thesis, Nürnberg, 2009.
  • M. Grottke, T. Atmaca, M. Gilg, B. Hilt, and C. Dini, editors. Proc. 4th International Conference on Digital Telecommunications, IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, 2009.
  • D. Greenwood, M. Grottke, H. Lutfiyya, and M. Popescu, editors. Proc. 4th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, 2008.
  • M. Grottke. Modeling Software Failures during Systematic Testing – The Influence of Environmental Factors. Shaker Verlag, Aachen, 2003
  • M. Grottke. Modeling Software Failures during Systematic Testing – The Influence of Environmental Factors. PhD thesis, Nürnberg, 2003.
  • M. Grottke. Entwicklung eines Prognosesystems für Verbindungsdaten eines Netzwerkproviders und seine prototypische Integration in die bestehende IV-Infrastruktur (Development of an online monitoring system for predicting the traffic at a network provider’s sites). Diplomarbeit (Master thesis), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nürnberg, 1998.

Discussion Papers and Research Reports

  • I. Klein und M. Grottke. On J.M. Keynes‘ „The Principal Averages and the Laws of Error which Lead to Them“ – Refinement and Generalisation. IWQW Discussion Paper 07/2008, Institut für Wirtschaftspolitik und Quantitative Wirtschaftsforschung, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nürnberg, 2008.
    [pdf document, 243 kB]
  • M. Grottke, L. Li, K. Vaidyanathan, and K. S. Trivedi. Analysis of software aging in a web server. Discussion Paper 69/2005, Chairs of Statistics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nürnberg, 2005.
  • M. Grottke and K. S. Trivedi. On a method for mending time to failure distributions. Discussion Paper 66/2004, Chairs of Statistics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nürnberg, 2004.
    [pdf document, 642 kB]
  • M. Grottke and S. Rässler. Über Belegungs-, Couponsammler- und Komiteeprobleme (On occupancy, coupon collector’s and committee problems). Discussion Paper 49/2003, Chairs of Statistics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nürnberg, 2003.
    [pdf document, 491 kB]
  • M. Grottke. Enhanced new software reliability model. Research Report A.6, Project PETS, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nürnberg, 2003.
  • M. Grottke. Analysis and evaluation of experiments. Research Report C.9, Project PETS, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nürnberg, 2003.
  • M. Grottke. Properties of a software failure model for systematic testing. Discussion Paper 44/2002, Chairs of Statistics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nürnberg, 2002.
  • M. Grottke. New software reliability model. Research Report A.5, Project PETS, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nürnberg, 2002.
  • M. Grottke. Modelling structural coverage and the number of failure occurrences with non-homogeneous Markov chains. Discussion Paper 41/2001, Chairs of Statistics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nürnberg, 2001.
    [pdf document, 298 kB]
  • M. Grottke and D. Söhnlein. Justified model selection. Research Report A.4, Project PETS, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nürnberg, 2001.
  • M. Grottke. Software process maturity model study. Research Report A.3, Project PETS, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nürnberg, 2001.
    [pdf document, 235 kB]
  • M. Grottke. Software reliability model study. Research Report A.2, Project PETS, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nürnberg, 2001.
    [pdf document, 312 kB]

Invited Presentations

  • The exterminator’s tale: Software bugs and how to treat them. Invited talk given at the 15th International Conference on Innovations for Community Services, Nuremberg, July 2015.
  • Software reliability. Invited talk at Beihang University, Beijing, December 2014. (Part of the Tutorial Certificate Program of IEEE Reliability Society.)
  • Advanced software reliability and availability models. (With K.S. Trivedi, J. Alonso, and N. Nikora.) Tutorial given at the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, Naples, November 2014. (Part of the Tutorial Certificate Program of IEEE Reliability Society.)
  • Ist Justitia wirklich blind? Statistische Analyse der Entscheidungen des Bundesverfassungsgerichts. (Is Justice blind. Statistical analysis of the judgements of the Federal Constitutional Court.) Presentation given for Hans Frisch Foundation, Nuremberg, July 2014.
  • Was kostet die komplette Fußball-WM? Panini-Sammler-Probleme gelöst. (How much is the complete FIFA World Cup? Solutions to coupon collector’s problems.) Presentation given at JOSEPHS – Die Service-Manufaktur, Nuremberg, July 2014.
  • Program debugging: Transitioning from research to practice. Invited panelist at the 4th International Workshop on Program Debugging, Pasadena, November 2013.
  • Advanced software reliability and availability models. (With K.S. Trivedi and J. Alonso.) Tutorial given at the 23th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, Pasadena, November 2013.
  • Modeling the behavior of aging software systems during tests and operations. Invited presentation given at Philipps-Universität Marburg, February 2013.
  • Prediction of software failure costs. Hiroshima-University, February 2010.
  • Was kosten Fehler? (How much are faults?) Presentation given at the ‚Competence Day Testing‘ held by the Federal Employment Office, Lauf, October 2009.
  • How self-adaptive systems can deal with software faults. Invited presentation given at the Workshop Organic Computing – Controlled Self-organization, Schloss Dagstuhl, Wadern, April 2008.
  • Achieving high availability via software rejuvenation and multiple levels of recovery. Invited presentation given at the Workshop Mathematical Methodologies for Operational Risk (organized by scientists from the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the University of Strathclyde, and the London School of Economics), EURANDOM, Eindhoven, April 2007.

Further Presentations

  • An empirical analysis of system-generated data in location-based crowdsourcing. (With C. Durst.) Presentation given at the 12th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, Osnabrück, March 2015.
  • A queuing model and its application to software rejuvenation. Presentation given at the Annual Meeting of the German Statistical Society (DStatG) 2014, Hanover, September 2014.
  • A queuing model and its application to software rejuvenation. resentation given at Operations Research 2014, Aachen, September 2014.
  • Empirical investigation of fault triggers in open-source software. Presentation given at the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, Pasadena, November 2013.
  • Cost optimality in testing and rejuvenation. Presentation given at the 4th IEEE International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation, Dallas, November 2012.
  • The nature of the times to flight software failure during space missions. Presentation given at the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, Dallas, November 2012.
  • The effects of software testing on availability. Presentation given at the Annual Meeting of the German Statistical Society (DStatG), Nuremberg, September 2010.
  • An empirical investigation of fault types in space mission system software. Presentation given at the 40th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, Chicago, June 2010.
  • Modeling and predicting software failure costs. Presentation given at the 33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Seattle, July 2009.
  • Variationelle Bayes-Ansätze zur Schätzung von Softwarezuverlässigkeitsmodellen (Variational Bayesian approaches to estimating software reliability models). Presentation given at the Pentecost Conference of the German Statistical Society (DStatG), Merseburg, June 2009.
  • Fehlerfolgekosten aus Sicht eines Softwareherstellers (Failure costs from a software developer’s point of view). Presentation given at the Software & Systems Quality Conference 2009, Düsseldorf, May 2009.
  • The fundamentals of software aging. Presentation given at the 1st International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation, Redmond/Seattle, November 2008.
  • Truncated non-homogeneous Poisson process models for software reliability growth. Poster presentation given at the IBM University Day, Research Triangle Park, April 2006.
  • Software bugs – A bestiary. Poster presentation given at the IBM University Day, Research Triangle Park, October 2005.
  • Analysis of software aging in a web server. Poster presentation given at the IBM University Day, Research Triangle Park, May 2005.
  • A vector Markov model for structural coverage growth and the number of failure occurrences. Presentation given at the Thirteenth International IEEE Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, Annapolis, November 2002.
  • A Markov model for software code construct coverage and fault detection. Presentation given at the Third International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Reliability, Trondheim, June 2002.
  • Modelling structural coverage and the number of failure occurrences with non-homogeneous Markov chains. Poster presentation given at the Twelfth International IEEE Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, Hong Kong, November 2001.
  • Prediction of software failures based on systematic testing. Presentation given at the Ninth European Conference on Software Testing Analysis and Review, Stockholm, November 2001.
  • Systematic vs. operational testing: The necessity for different failure models. Presentation given at the Fifth Conference on Quality Engineering in Software Technology, Nuremberg, September 2001.
  • Software Reliability Engineering – Eine Einführung (An Introduction to Software Reliability Engineering). Presentation given at a working group meeting of the Arbeitskreis Software-Qualität Franken (ASQF), July 2000.

Editorial Work

  • Associate editor, IEEE Transactions on Reliability.
  • Associate editor, International Journal of Performability Engineering.
  • Guest editor, Performance Evaluation, Special Issue on Software Aging and Rejuvenation, March 2013.
  • Guest editor, Journal of Systems and Software, Special Issue on Software Dependability, September 2010.
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems.
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal on Advances in Software.
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal on Advances in Telecommunications.

General Chair

  • 7th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2015), Gaithersburg, USA, November 2015

Program Chair

  • 8th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2016), Ottawa, Canada, November 2016
  • 4th International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT 2009), Colmar, France, July 2009
  • 1st International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2008), Redmond, USA, November 2008
  • 4th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2008), Gosier, Guadeloupe, March 2008

Workshop Chair

  • 24th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2013), Pasadena, USA, November 2013

Finance Chair

  • 4th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2012), Dallas, USA, November 2012
  • 3rd International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2011), Hiroshima, Japan, December 2011

Publication Chair

  • 6th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2014), Naples, Italy, November 2014
  • 2nd International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2010), San Jose, USA, November 2010

Publicity Chair

  • 5th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2013), Pasadena, USA, November 2013

Advisory Chair

  • 7th International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP 2012), Stuttgart, Germany, Mai/Juni 2012
  • 7th International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT 2012), Chamonix, France, April/Mai 2012
  • 8th International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2012), St. Maarten, The Netherlands Antilles, März 2012
  • 7th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2011), Venice, Italy, May 2011
  • 6th International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT 2011), Budapest, Hungary, April 2011
  • 6th International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP 2011), St. Maarten, The Netherlands Antilles, March 2011
  • 5th International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT 2010), Athens, Greece, June 2010
  • 6th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2010), Cancun, Mexico, March 2010

Program Committee Member

  • 27th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2016), Ottawa, Canada, October 2016
  • 10th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (VALUETOOLS 2016), Taormina, Italy, October 2016
  • 8th International Workshop on Reliable Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM 2016), Halmstad, Sweden, September 2016
  • 13th IEEE International Workshop on Software Cybernetics (IWSC 2016), Wien, Austria, August 2016
  • 40th IEEE Computer Society International Conference on Computers, Software & Applications (COMPSAC 2016), Atlanta, USA, July 2016
  • 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Reliability and Security Data Analysis (RSDA 2016), Toulouse, France, June/July 2016
  • Fast Abstracts Track, 46th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2016), Toulouse, France, June/July 2016
  • 31th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2016), Pisa, Italy, April 2016
  • 7th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2015), Gaithersburg, USA, November 2015
  • 26th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2015), Gaitherburg, USA, November 2015
  • 2015 Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems (RACS 2015), Prague, Czech Republic, October 2015
  • 5th International Workshop on Reliable Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM 2015), Munich, Germany, October 2015.
  • 17th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC 2015), New York, USA, August 2015
  • 39th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2015), Taichung, Taiwan, July 2015
  • 30th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2015), Salamanca, Spain, April 2015
  • 7th International Conference on Dependability (DEPEND 2014), Lisbon, Portugal, November 2014
  • 5th International Workshop on Program Debugging (IWPD 2014), Naples, Italy, November 2014
  • 6th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2014), Naples, Italy, November 2014
  • 25th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2014), Naples, Italy, November 2014
  • ACM International Conference on Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems (RACS 2014), Towson, USA, October 2014
  • 38th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2014), Västeras, Sweden, July 2014
  • 11th IEEE International Workshop on Software Cybernetics (IWSC 2014), Västeras, Schweden, July 2014
  • 9th International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP 2014), Paris, France, July 2014
  • 6th International Conference on Future Computational Technologies and Applications (FUTURE COMPUTING 2014), Venice, Italy, May 2014
  • 10th International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2014), Chamonix, France, April 2014
  • 19th IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC2013), Fast Abstracts Track, Vancouver, Canada, December 2013
  • 5th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2013), Pasadena, USA, November 2013
  • 24th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2013), Pasadena, USA, November 2013
  • ACM 2013 International Conference on Reliable And Convergent Systems (RACS 2013), Montreal, Canada, October 2013
  • 8th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (AReS 2013), Regensburg, Germany, September 2013
  • 10th IEEE International Workshop on Software Cybernetics (IWSC 2013), Kyoto, Japan, July 2013
  • 37th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2013), Kyoto, Japan, July 2013
  • 8th International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP 2013), Rome, Italy, June 2013
  • 5th International Conference on Future Computational Technologies and Applications (FUTURE COMPUTING 2013), Valencia, Spain, May/June 2013
  • 9th International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2013), Lissabon, Portugal, March 2013
  • 4th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2012), Dallas, USA, November 2012
  • ACM 2012 Research in Applied Computation Symposium (RACS 2012), San Antonio, USA, October 2012
  • 7th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (AReS 2012), Prague, Czech Republic, August 2012
  • 4th International Conference on Future Computational Technologies and Applications (FUTURE COMPUTING 2012), Nice, France, July 2012
  • 35th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2012), Izmir, Turkey, July 2012
  • 9th IEEE International Workshop on Software Cybernetics (IWSC 2012), Izmir, Turkey, July 2012
  • 7th International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP 2012), Stuttgart, Germany, May/June 2012
  • 8th International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2012), St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, March 2012
  • 3rd International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2011), Hiroshima, Japan, December 2011
  • ACM 2011 Research in Applied Computation Symposium (RACS 2011), Miami, USA, November 2011
  • 3rd International Conference on Future Computational Technologies and Applications (FUTURE COMPUTING 2011), Rome, Italy, September 2011
  • 4th International Conference on Dependability (DEPEND 2011), Nice/Saint Laurent du Var, France, August 2011
  • 6th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (AReS 2011), Vienna, Austria, August 2011
  • 35th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2011), Munich, Germany, July 2011
  • 8th International Workshop on Software Cybernetics (IWSC 2011), Munich, Germany, July 2011
  • 3rd Workshop on Proactive Failure Avoidance, Recovery and Maintenance (PFARM 2011), Hong Kong, China, June 2011
  • 1st International Workshop on Principles and Practices of Autonomic Software Systems (PASS 2011), Busan, South Korea, May 2011
  • 7th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2011), Venice, Italy, May 2011
  • 6th International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT 2011), Budapest, Hungary, April 2011
  • 6th International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP 2011), St. Maarten, The Netherlands Antilles, March 2011
  • 2nd International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2010), San Jose, USA, November 2010
  • 2nd International Conference on Future Computational Technologies and Applications (FUTURE COMPUTING 2010), Lisbon, Portugal, November 2010
  • International Conference on Reliable and Autonomous Computational Science 2010 (RACS 2010), Atlanta, USA, October 2010
  • 12th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2010), New York, USA, September 2010
  • 34th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2010), Seoul, South Korea, July 2010
  • 2nd Workshop on Proactive Failure Avoidance, Recovery and Maintenance (PFARM 2010), Chicago, USA, June 2010
  • 5th International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT 2010), Athens, Greece, June 2010
  • 5th International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP 2010), Barcelona, Spain, May 2010
  • IEEE 24th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Application (AINA 2010), Perth, Australia, April 2010
  • 6th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2010), Cancun, Mexico, March 2010
  • 5th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (AReS 2010), Krakow, Poland, February 2010
  • 11th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2009), Lyon, France, November 2009
  • 4th International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP 2009), Venice, Italy, May 2009
  • 5th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2009), Valencia, Spain, April 2009
  • 4th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (AReS 2009), Fukuoka, Japan, March 2009
  • 3rd International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP 2008), Bucharest, Romania, June/July 2008
  • 3rd International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT 2008), Bucharest, Romania, June/July 2008
  • 3rd International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (AReS 2008), Barcelona, Spain, March 2008
  • International Conference on Advance Computing 2008 (ICAC 2008), Chikhli, India, February 2008
  • International Conference on Advances in Computer Vision and Information Technology (ACVIT-2007), Aurangabad, India, November 2007
  • 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Dependable Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC-07), Columbia, USA, September 2007
  • 1st International Conference on Global Defense and Business Continuity (ICGD&BC 2007), Silicon Valley, USA, July 2007
  • 3rd IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2007), Athens, Greece, June 2007
  • 2nd International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (AReS 2007), Vienna, Austria, April 2007
  • 12th IEEE International Symposium Pacific Rim Dependable Computing (PRDC 2006), Riverside, USA, December 2006
  • 17th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2006), Raleigh, USA, November 2006
  • 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Dependable Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC-06), Indianapolis, USA, September/October 2006
  • 2nd IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2006), Silicon Valley, USA, July 2006
  • IEEE International Workshop on Trusted and Autonomic Computing Systems (TACS-06), Vienna, Austria, April 2006
  • 1st IFIP International Workshop on Trusted and Autonomic Ubiquitous and Embedded Systems (TAUES-05), Nagasaki, Japan, December 2005
  • 1st IEEE International Workshop on Reliability and Autonomic Management in Parallel and Distributed Systems (RAMPDS-05), Fukuoka, Japan, July 2005

Advisory Committee Member

  • 2nd International Conference on Advances in Computer Vision and Information Technology (ACVIT-2009), Aurangabad, India, December 2009
  • International Conference on Advances in Computer Vision and Information Technology (ACVIT-2007), Aurangabad, India, November 2007

Further Service as a Reviewer

  • ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (ACM JETC): 2012, 2013
  • Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry (ASMBI): 2011
  • Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE): 2016
  • European Journal of Health Economics (EJHE): 2014
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (IEEE TDSC): 2005, 2006, 2015, 2016
  • IEEE Transactions on Reliability (IEEE TR): 2005, 2006, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (IEEE TSC): 2013
  • IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (IEEE TSE): 2005, 2008, 2014
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part C: Applications & Reviews (IEEE TSMCC): 2009
  • Information Sciences (INS): 2013, 2014
  • International Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering (IJCSSE): 2011
  • International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems (IJCCBS): 2009
  • International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IJDSN): 2005, 2006
  • International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics (JMLC): 2010
  • International Journal of Performability Engineering (IJPE): 2012
  • International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering (IJRQSE): 2002
  • International Journal of Systems Science (IJSS): 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • International Journal of Systems Science: Operations & Logistics (IJSS: O & L): 2015
  • Journal of Information Science and Engineering (JISE): 2014
  • Journal of Systems and Software (JSS): 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF): 2014, 2016
  • Performance Evaluation (PEVA): 2011, 2016
  • Reliability Engineering & System Safety (RESS): 2011, 2016
  • Science Foundation Ireland (SFI): 2004
  • Security and Communication Networks (SFI): 2016
  • Software Quality Journal (SQJ): 2013
  • Software Testing, Verification and Reliability (STVR): 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS): 2015
  • IFIP WG 7.3 International Symposium on Computer Performance, Modeling, Measurements and Evaluation (PERFORMANCE): 2005
  • International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA): 2010
  • International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN): 2005, 2007
  • International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies (PDCAT): 2009
  • International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST): 2005
  • International IEEE Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM): 2009
  • International IEEE Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE): 2005, 2007
  • International Service Availability Symposium (ISAS): 2005
  • International Symposium Pacific Rim Dependable Computing (PRDC): 2005

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
  • Deutsche Statistische Gesellschaft (DStatG)

Cooperations with Industrial Partners

Teaching Experience