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Dr. Matthias Naab, Dr. Dominik Rost, Balthasar Weitzel and Dr. Pablo O. Antonino are software architects at Fraunhofer IESE in Kaiserslautern. Her expertise - consolidated experience and knowledge from more than 100 projects with industry in a wide variety of domains and system classes - lies in the definition, improvement and evaluation of software architectures.

The speakers at Fraunhofer IESE are responsible for project management, method development and technology transfer in research and industrial projects. You will lead research activities in the field of software and system architecture at IESE and coordinate the work of 30 team members in the field of architecture.

They conduct regular training courses for practitioners on the subject of software architecture, both at the seminars that are held regularly at Fraunhofer IESE and at customers' premises. You also hold numerous lectures and tutorials on this topic at conferences and give lectures at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. You have published more than 100 publications in the areas of architecture, maintenance and further development of software.


Dr. Dominik Rost

... has been a software architect at Fraunhofer IESE since 2009 and has headed the "Architecture-Centric Engineering (ACE)" department there since 2020. He deals with topics related to software architectures for information systems. The focus of his academic work is on the development of practically applicable methods and tools for the improvement of architectural work in software development projects. In 2019 he did his doctorate at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern on the efficient application of architectural documentation. In addition to applied research, he leads and carries out consulting projects with industrial customers from all sectors in order to develop, evaluate and document the architecture of their products, and to improve the partners' skills in the field of software architecture. He speaks regularly about his experiences at conferences. In addition, he leads the “Software Architecture” seminar at the Fraunhofer Academy.


Dr. Matthias Naab

... has headed the "Information Systems" department at Fraunhofer IESE since 2020. From 2015 to 2019 he headed the Architecture-Centric Engineering (ACE) department «. Since 2010 he has been responsible for the subject area of ​​architecture for information systems. Before he came to IESE, he worked as a developer in the logistics industry. Matthias Naab received his doctorate in 2012 from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in the field of software architecture with a focus on improving the flexibility of information systems. For several years he has been particularly committed to bringing digital ecosystems and platform economics closer to German companies, making them easier to understand and finding the right position for them. In this exciting topic, the area of ​​influence of architects is placed in an even larger context and spans the topics of business models and technology to legal issues, and the whole thing across numerous companies. He likes to share experiences from practical and pragmatic architectural work at conferences.


Balthasar Weitzel

... has been working as a researcher and consultant at Fraunhofer IESE since 2009 and is concerned with software architectures for information systems. In addition to various projects with industrial customers, he is currently working as chief architect in the "Digital Villages" project, a large-scale research project on the digitization of rural areas with the aim of establishing an open ecosystem for digital services.


Dr. Pablo O. Antonino

... is head of the "Embedded Software Engineering" department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern. The department's competencies include building, evaluating and simulating architectures for reliable embedded systems. Dr. Pablo O. Antonino has been working at Fraunhofer IESE since 2009. Before that, he worked as a software developer in various companies that develop embedded systems and information systems. He received his doctorate from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in 2016.