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Key researchers


Jacqueline Floch is senior scientist at SINTEF ICT. She received a civil engineer degree from Telecom Paris and a Dr. Ing. in Telematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of telecom system engineering and software engineering both as a developer, an architect and a research scientist. She partipates and has participated to multiple European research projects. She was technical manager for the EU IST FP6 project SIMS from 2006 to 2008, which was about service engineering. Her research interests include software architecture, model-driven service engineering and service validation. She is project manager for UbiCompForAll.

Erlend Stav is a senior research scientist at SINTEF ICT. He has broad experience from previous and ongoing European research projects within software architecture, component software, model driven development, visual development environments and tools, and assistive technology for elderly and disabled users. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology from 2006, in the topic of developing extensible application composition environments for end users. In the UbiCompForAll project Erlend investigating how applicable the Eclipse GMF and EMF frameworks are for building composition environments for end users, and how these can compositions be used mapped to and utilise the Android platform.

Richard Sanders a senior scientist at SINTEF ICT. He received his MSc. in Computer Science in 1984 and a PhD in Telematics in 2007 from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. He has twenty-five years of experience in the field of telecom system engineering both as a designer and as a research scientist. Before joining SINTEF in 1994 he worked in the Norwegian telco company Stentofon, where he was a software manager. His research interests include software architecture and model driven service engineering. He lead the EU-funded FP6 project SIMS from 2006 to 2008, which was about service engineering. His research interest in the project include notations and tools for service composition and deployment.


NTNU, Department of Telematics

Rolv Bræk is professor in systems development at the Department of TelematicsDepartment of Telematics  at NTNU). He has extensive industrial experience as systems designer, project manager and technical manager for the telecommunication industry working with specification, design and implementation of fault tolerant and distributed computer systems including the operating systems and application software. He also developed the SDL Oriented Methodology, SOM, with supporting tools and that were applied on several industrial projects. He has written textbooks and numerous publications in the area of industrial formal methods and tools. Currently his main research interest is methods, tools and platform support for rapid and incremental service engineering based on UML 2.0 collaborations.
Peter Herrmann is professor on Formal Methods, Service Engineering, and Trust Management at the Department of Telematics at NTNU. He is a Doctor of Natural Sciences awarded by the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. His main research areas include model-based development and verification of distributed systems, networked services and continuous-discrete technical systems. In particular, he is one of the developers of the approach SPACE for collaboration-based engineering of networked services and its toolset Arctis. Besides UbiCompForAll, he has represented his institutions in the EU-funded projects iTrust and SIMS as well as in the projects ISIS and Arctis which are funded by the Research Council of Norway. Further, he is interested in Security and Trust Management issues. He is a member of the IFIP Working Group 11.11 on Trust Management.

Mohammad Ullah Khan is a PostDoc researcher of the Department of Telematics at NTNU. His main research interests include runtime service composition, self-adaptive applications and model driven development. For the past 5 years, he has been working in the EU research projects MADAM and MUSIC. Mohammad holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Kassel in Germany.

Serge Gladysh is a PhD student at Department of Telematics, NTNU.   He received his MSc. in Telecommunications from the Odessa University of Telecommunications, Ukraine in 2005. Information Security has been the area of his experience since 2002. He has acquired work experience from participation in Telecom industry projects as a developer and from research assistant jobs. Serge PhD research interests include Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Policies, Trust / Reputation, and Subjective Logic. The expected result of his PhD work is a security and trust framework for End-User Service Composition that includes a theoretical foundation, security middleware mechanisms, and RBAC and Trust policies.
Scientific Advisors: Prof. Peter Herrmann and Prof. Svein Knapskog.


NTNU, Department of Computer and Information Science

Rune Sætre  received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science in 2003 and 2006 respectively, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology(NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, for his work on the GeneTUC project. From 2006 to 2010 he was a research associate at the University of Tokyo, in Prof. Jun'ichi Tsujii'lab. Rune is interested in Natural Language Processing for Bio-Medical Texts (BioNLP) and collaborates with biologists to make useful real-life applications.

Currently working on the UbiCompForAll project, he will use his experience in Natural Language Processing (NLP) from both NTNU and the University of Tokyo. Existing NLP solutions can be adapted to new languages (e.g. Norwegian) or domains (e.g. biology), and Rune will mainly contribute to research on semantic modeling of new services and intelligent search for existing services. He will also investigate how the user-, composer- and service-context can be efficiently utilized in the project.




Lars Thomas Boye received his MsC in computer science from NTNU in 2002. He is currenty working at Tellu with the COOS/ActorFrame middleware and the mobile platforms J2ME and Android. His main role in UbiCompForAll lies in providing middleware and composable building blocks. Other research interests in the project include UML and the Arctis toolchain, and user interface composition using an abstract, device-independent  specification such as XForms. He is the main contributor of the Doctor's appointment scenario  and has developed a flow-based notation for the end-user composition of the services in the scenario.



  Mazen Malek Shiaa is a senior development engineer working at Gintel. Mazen obtained a PhD from the department of Telematics at NTNU in 2005.  His main focus is on service architectures and teleservice creation environments. Mazen’s role in the UbiCompForAll relates to the development of a service composition framework that makes it both easier and more flexible for end-users to tailor their teleservices.
  Jens Einar Kielland Vaskinn is a system development engineer working at Gintel. Jens Einar received his MsC in Telematics from NTNU in 2009. In the UbiCompForAll project, Jens Einar is responsible for the development of the EasyComposer tool that supports end-user tailoring of teleservices.


Wireless Trondheim

Thomas Jelle is co-founder and CEO of Wireless Trondheim ltd. Jelle is also CEO of Sky Labs AS, a Wireless Trondheim subsidiary and holds an Assistant Professor position in Department of Telematics at NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

Jelle is educated from NTNU in Trondheim and holds a Master in Telecommunications with specialization within telecom business models. He has broad experience as Project Manager and from start-up of new Ventures. So far he has participated in five start-ups, all within ICT. His technical experience is within fiber optics and wireless technologies.

Currently he is, besides being CEO, working with business development and mapping new technology into business concepts. As an entrepreneur and innovation strategist he has contributed with advice and presentations on Innovation throughout the world. He believes in two key principles for succeeding with new products; user involvement and value chain analyses. Read here about the benefits of user involvement.

His interest in the project includes development and experience of new tools, concepts and methods allowing new and innovative services and products.



Published April 13, 2010

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