Hans-Gerhard Gross is project manager at the Fraunhofer
Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) in Kaiserslautern,
Germany. He is responsible for the development of future software
testing technologies within the institute and their transfer into
industry. Here, his particular focus and research interest is on
the development of verification methods and processes for object-oriented
and component-based systems, and on the application of search- and
optimisation techniques to software engineering problems. On behalf
of the institute, Dr. Gross is also participating in a number of
national and international research projects that focus on verification
and validation of component-based architectures.
Peter Lay is a senior software architect at the Southampton
Systems Laboratory (SLS) of Philips Semiconductors. He has a first
class degree in Mathematics from Hull University, and after a brief
spell in teaching entered the electronics industry 20 years ago.
He has worked on submarine tracking systems, developed software
for computer aided design systems and for the last ten years has
been developing embedded software for consumer systems. Peter has
been a member of various technical committees defining the software
architectural strategy for Philips Semiconductors and is currently
a member of the team driving the introduction of object-oriented
software architectures. In addition he manages the home networking
projects in SLS while also consulting to a number of projects in
Philips Semiconductors on their software architecture.