About me

I am head of the group ‚Requirements Engineering and Conceptual Design‘ at paluno (The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. I was also an interim full professor for practical computer science at the University of Koblenz. My current focus of work lies on methods and processes for the design of software-intensive systems, in particular of highly-automated systems. Over the last years, I had several leading positions in large-scale research, development and technology transfer projects.

Working Areas

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Highly-automated | Collaborative | Self-learning Systems
  • Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) | Advanced Systems Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Trustworthy Systems

Application Domains

  • Automotive | Autonomous Driving
  • Industry Automation | Industrie 4.0
  • Aerospace
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Medical Technology


Research Papers (Selection)
  • Journal for Systems and Software, Elsevier
  • Requirements Engineering Journal, Springer
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society, The Royal Society
  • Computers in Industry, Elsevier
  • Software-Intensive Cyber-Physical Systems, Springer
  • Software Practice and Experience, Wiley
  • Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier
  • IEEE Access, IEEE
Research Panels | Grants (Selection)
  • European Union (Horizon 2020) | Platforms4CPS
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) e.V.
  • Ministry of Economics Hessen | Innovationmanagement Hessen
  • SafeTRANS e.V.


  • Requirements Engineering Magazine, Editorial Board Member
  • Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM), Guest-Editor
  • Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly (CSIMQ), Guest-Editor


  • German Informatics Society (GI) e.V.
  • International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) e.V.
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)


Recently published: Weyer, T.; Daun, M.; Tenbergen, B.: The Changing World and the Adapting Machine – How Digital Transformation Changes Requirements Engineering in the Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Industry. IEEE Software, IEEE Computer Society, November 2020. [DOI]
Article in Magazine | Requirements Engineering for Embedded and Cyber-physical Systems

Recent talk: On the way to trustworthy highly-automated CPS – Some thoughts on safety and security requirements in the age of autonomous systems and machine learning. September 1, 2020; 28th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’20), Industry Day, Zurich, Switzerland.

Due to a number of requests. Below you will find the download link for the lecture slides of my lecture „Software Architektur“ which I gave at the University of Koblenz in the winter term 2019/20