Prof. Dr. Bernd Hindel studied computer science at the universities of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Green Bay (USA). After obtaining his doctorate at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 1991, he moved to the Central Research and Development Department of Siemens AG, Erlangen. From 1995 to 2000, he was managing director of 3SOFT GmbH. In 2001 Prof. Hindel founded Method Park. Since 2002 Prof. Hindel has been a lecturer for Software Engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 2003 to 2009, Prof. Hindel was Chairman of the Software and Systems Engineering Standards at DIN and represented Germany in this role at ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7.