Klaus Pohl holds a full professorship for Software Systems Engineering at the Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB) at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and an adjunct-professorship at the University of Limerick, Ireland.
From 2005 to 2007 he acted as the funding scientific director of Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre. He received his Ph.D. and his habilitation in computer science from RWTH Aachen, Germany. His research interests include requirements engineering, service-based system engineering, software quality assurance, and software product lines.
Prof. Pohl is the coordinator of the FP 7 Network of Excellence S Cube (Software Services and Systems Network) and is member, among others, of the steering committee and the executive board of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative) and the steering committee of the German Innovation-Alliance SPES 2020 (Software Platform for Embedded Systems).
He has served as program and general chair for several international conferences including 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 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 130 refereed publications and several textbooks including: