Pekka Aho, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pek Aho works as a Senior Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He received his Master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Oulu in 2009. Since 2010, his main research topic has been automated graphical user interface (GUI) model extraction for software testing and analysis, and it is also the topic of his PhD thesis. He has been the main developer of GUI Driver, a tool for GUI model extraction of Java applications, and collaborated with Matias Suarez on Murphy, a tool for GUI model extraction, testing and automated change analysis. In 2013-2014, he has been a visiting scholar at University of Maryland in College Park, working a year in Atif M. Memon’s team. Memon is considered a pioneer of using extracted models for automated GUI testing.

Abbas Ahmad, Easy Global Market

Abbas Ahmad, PhD student at Easy Global Market, has a master 's degree in computer sciences from the university of Franche-Comté.
He specialized he's master's degree in "Design and development of secure software".
He has accomplished a six months internship at Airbus Operations SAS, in the R&D department where he developed IATT (Isami Analyst Testing Tool),
a non-regression test tool. He also have an ISTQB® foundation level certification, a ISTQB® Model-Based Tester foundation, a FIWARE developer's week Brussels diploma and an TTCN-3 certificate in test automation.
He is now running a PhD thesis in the field of model based testing for integration of distributed and heterogeneous future internet web components. A low intrusiveness of the test tool is planned.

Karl Ambrus, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
After study of applied Physics at the University of Heidelberg and a PhD Thesis in High Energy Physics at DESY in Hamburg I started to work 1988 at Airbus Defence and Space and it’s preceding companies (MBB, DASA,EADS, Cassidian) in the area of design, development, production, test methodology and technologies of military aircraft integration and test facilities.
Since 2007 I’m Senior Expert for “Integration Facilities an Test Systems”. My main focus is on investigation of new concepts and methods for aircraft system integration such as modelling of test scenarios, test case generation, automation of the test process, integration of virtual systems with virtual test platforms and service based distributed test and simulation environments.

Vilmos Beskid, Ericsson Hungary
Vilmos Beskid is Head of Research and Development Center of Ericsson, Hungary. This intellectual center is the largest ICT R&D Center in Hungary, active in the area of telecommunication and information technology research, software and hardware development. In its activities the education – applied research – industrial implementation chain is exemplary.
He is committed to innovation and continuous learning and development.

Abderrazek Boufahja, Kereval
As software Engineer Mr Abderrazek Boufahja has participated on the development and the maintenance of the project Gazelle – interoperability platform ( and other related projects) under the IHE-Europe development team, since October 2009. The project Gazelle is a suite of tools with a core test-bed and multiple simulators and validators of the transactions from the IHE profiles. Since 2012, I am also working for Kereval, an specialized enterprise in software testing, and accredited as eHealth testing laboratory. During these years I have participated in the development of multiple simulators and validators around HL7, CDA, XD* profiles, and other standards used by the IHE community. One of the main project developed is Gazelle ObjectsChecker, a model-based tool to validate the conformity of healthcare structured document based on eHealth standards and requirements.

Tamás Cser, Functionize Inc
Tamás Cser is the Co-Founder and CEO of Functionize Inc. Tamas spent almost three years developing the cutting-edge technology that powers the Functionize platform. Today, he is responsible for setting the vision of the company, product development, and expanding the global team. Prior to co-founding Functionize, Tamas founded DST, an enterprise SaaS consultancy, during which he led many successful platform builds for Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders such as Keynote and JumpSport. He has co-founded other successful technology companies, including a wearable motion-detecting platform for athletic training. His technology experience includes developing neural networks for early cancer detection and computer vision systems for law enforcement and security training.

Árpád Csincsák, GE Healthcare
Árpád Csincsák is a testing expert and enthusiast with 16 years of experience in software engineering. He works for the GE Healthcare as a global Test Leader where he oversees test activities of 40 scrum teams across the globe.

Tibor Csöndes, Ericsson Hungary Ltd., Hungary
Tibor finished his MSc studies at the Technical University of Budapest in 1996 and defended his PhD in 2002 at the same university. He has been working for Ericsson since 1997. First he became a research fellow, then a test system engineer and a senior specialist in field of testing. In parallel, he participated in ETSI’s standardization work between 1998-1999 and 2008-2009. Since 2009 he is a section manager at the Test Competence Center of Ericsson. He is an honorary associate professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Tibor is member of the Hungarian Testing Board (HTB), a regional board of the ISTQB. In 2013 he was the Program Chair of the 1st UCAAT conference in Paris. In 2014 and 2015 Tibor was the Program Chair and in 2016 Program co-Chair of HUSTEF conference organized by HTB.

Sebastian Dengler, iSyst Intelligente Systeme GmbH
Sebastian has been working for iSyst Intelligente Systeme GmbH since 2007. For the last eight years, he was working as test engineer and test manager for several projects in the automotive industry. Currently he is working as a consultant for test process optimization and test management focused on task force projects in the automotive industry.
Current positions:
Head of Test Management and System Test – Chassis Domain Control Unit CIO
Relevant Qualifications:
ISTQB - Certified Tester - Foundation
ISTQB - Certified Tester - Advanced Level TM

Stefan Dorsch, Siemens AG
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Stefan Dorsch received a Diploma in Electronic Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Amberg, Germany in 2003. Since then he has been working at Siemens AG, Digital Factory division in different test and R&D departments. His responsibilities cover the development of test strategies for system-wide development-tests and the management of all aspects of code quality improvements in projects. He also collaborates with Customer Support teams to analyze critical customer uses-cases and incorporates them into improved and new test scenarios.

Zoltán Elzer, Ericsson
Zoltán Elzer finished his studies at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) as Engineer - Internet and Infocommunication Applications in 2007. He joined Ericsson in 2007 as a System Test Engineer. Working mainly in IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) and VoLTE (Voice over LTE) areas. In the role of technical coordinator he created and maintained test strategies connected of IMS and VoLTE solution test projects. Now he as system engineer is researching telecommunication networks’ performance management technics.

Isabel Evans, Independent Consultant
Independent quality and testing consultant Isabel Evans has more than thirty years of IT experience in quality management and testing in the financial, communications, and software sectors. Her quality management work focuses on encouraging IT teams and customers to work together via flexible processes designed and tailored by the teams that use them. Isabel authored Achieving Software Quality Through Teamwork and chapters in Agile Testing: How to Succeed in an eXtreme Testing Environment; The Testing Practitioner; and Foundations of Software Testing. A popular speaker at software conferences worldwide, Isabel is a Chartered IT Professional and Fellow of the British Computer Society, and has been a member of software industry improvement working groups. She is programme secretary for the BCS SIGiST.

Emmanuel Gaudin, Pragmadev
Emmanuel Gaudin has a technical background and developed protocol stacks in SDL. He joined Telelogic a modeling tool vendor in 96 as a Field Application Engineer and as a trainer to finally become technical director of the French branch. Based on that experience, he started PragmaDev in 2001 to develop an SDL-RT tool which combines graphical modeling and code. Since then the tool has raised in abstraction level to now address system level functional description and behavior.

Ceren Şahin Gebizli, Vestel Electronics R&D
Ceren Şahin Gebizli received B.Sc in computer engineering from Dokuz Eylül University, 2010, M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Özyeğin University, 2014 and continues on her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Özyeğin University. Also, she is working as a Test Architect at Vestel Electronics R&D since 2010. She is responsible for design and automation of Digital TVs functional tests. She received ISTQB foundation level certificate in 2011 and advanced level test analyst certificate (ISTQB – CTAL-TA) in 2013.

Martin Gijsen, Independent Consultant
Martin is an independent test automation architect with over 15 years of experience. His projects usually focus on either setting up test automation for a complex situation or improving test automation that is not yielding enough business value.'

Jürgen Großmann, Fraunhofer FOKUS
Jürgen Großmann is Senior Scientist and Project Manager at Fraunhofer FOKUS. As a member of the Competence Center "System Quality Center" (SQC) he is involved / responsible for validation, verification and testing projects on next generation networks and software technologies for embedded systems. Jürgen Großmann is an expert on model-based development, model driven testing as well as in security engineering and security testing. He has experiences in numerous standardization activities for various standardization bodies, including OMG, ETSI, ASAM and AUTOSAR.

Patrick Harms, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Dr. Patrick Harms finished his studies on computer systems in engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Hochschule Harz in Wernigerode, Germany in 2004. Afterwards, he worked in the industry on projects for scientific satellite data processing. After his professional change to the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in 2009, he started his PhD studies in 2010. He finished and defended his PhD on “Automated Field Usability Evaluation Using Generated Task Trees” in the end of 2015.

Martti Käärik, Elvior
Martti has been involved in software testing for more than ten years witnessing first-hand the recent evolution of testing tools and technologies. While being primarily focused on the development of testing tools, he has also worked as test engineer and test project manager as well as designed test automation environments. Seeing the art from different perspectives has provided him with invaluable experience and helped to appreciate the needs of various stakeholders in the business of testing.
With strong belief in modelling as the future for everything testing, he has contributed to the standardization of ETSI’s new model based testing language, TDL.
Martti has studied business IT in Tallinn University of Technology, he is partner and CTO at Elvior and keyboardist in a pop-rock cover band Emili.

Teemu Kanstrén, VTT
Teemu Kanstrén is a superhero of Software Engineering and Testing Technologies from Finland. He received his PhD in computer science from the University of Oulu in 2010. He works as a senior scientist at VTT, and has been a visiting research at Delft University of Technology and a visiting postdoctoral fellow at University of Toronto. He has 15+ years professional SW industry experience, has developed his own MBT tool, and currently leads the Testing Technologies for the Finnish 5G Test Network. His research interests include software architectures, distributed systems, advanced testing technologies, and applications of data analytics and machine learning. On the side he plays the role of a part time digital service innovator/CTO at his side company KaTe Solutions and Consulting.

Ish Kumar, Tech Mahindra
Ish heads delivery for one of the largest clients of Tech Mahindra in Communications Sector. Having spent 10 years with the organization, he has led IT Transformation programs spanning Network, Provisioning & Activation, Workforce Management, etc. Ish completed his B.E in 1998 from NIT Durgapur. In career spanning 18 years, he has worked with Wipro and IBM in the past. His leadership, insights on business and technology transformation have earned him reputation for turning around deliveries, and building high performing teams around niche technologies.
At Tech Mahindra, Ish has been part of the core team which conceived, strategized and won one of the largest IT transformational program in the organization, providing significant gains to business and clients. Passionate about emerging technologies, in addition to heading some of the business critical delivery accounts, he also heads Center of Excellence responsible for creating industry competitive Solutions and Platforms in Testing and DevOps. Many of his solutions and blogs are recognized by Research Analysts like Nelson Hall, Forrester, Gartner; Partners ; and Technology Forums.

Andrus Lehtmets, Elvior
Andrus Lehtmets is CEO of Elvior, has been working in Elvior since 1996 as system engineer, product manager, CTO and CEO (from 2012). Andrus holds a M.Sc. in Control Systems from Tallinn University of Technology. He has been working with software development and testing since 1986 (as researcher at Tallinn University of Technology and as a freelance software consultant). He is involved in TTCN-3 since 2003 and in model based testing since 2006.

Tomasz Lewczyk, Nokia
Software Verification and Integration Engineer in Security Area at Nokia working on web applications testing and test automation for more than 1 year. Previously I worked as Electronics Hardware Engineer on embedded systems (design, testing and electronics measurements) at Whirlpool Corp for 2 years. I graduated from Wroclaw University of Technology, Department of Electronics in 2013 and have Master 2 Recherche degree in Electronics and Embedded Systems acquired during my Erasmus exchange at Ecole Centrale de Lyon (2012). During my free time, I enjoy skiing, water sports that require wind (sailing, windsurfing) and discovering different parts of the world.

Gábor Megyaszai, Nokia
Gábor Megyaszai is the DevOps transformation lead at Nokia. Previously he led a mixed team of system testers and was a tester himself. Besides his work as a line manager, he designed and led various transformation projects in test automation, laboratory setup and utilization, and testing approach. Outside the office, he spends time with the never-ending work on his house and tries to discipline his dog. You can reach him at

Zoltán Micskei, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Zoltán Micskei received the MSc and PhD degree in software engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2005 and 2013, respectively. He has more than 10 years’ experience in research and teaching. He frequently participates in international research projects, and gives talks at professional events. His main research area is software testing, specializing in test generation. His goal is to produce advanced, but practical testing tools and languages.

Gáspár Nagy, Spec Solutions
Gáspár Nagy is the creator and main contributor of SpecFlow, the most widely used ATDD/BDD framework for .NET.
Gáspár is an independent coach, trainer and test automation expert focusing on helping teams implementing BDD and SpecFlow through his company, called Spec Solutions. He has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise software development as he worked as an architect and agile developer coach.
He shares useful BDD and test automation related tips on his blog ( and on Twitter (@gasparnagy). He edits a monthly newsletter ( about interesting articles, videos and news related to BDD, SpecFlow and Cucumber.

Andras Naszrai, GE Healthcare
I have started as a software engineer working on test automation in 2008 at Nokia Siemens Networks. During my career there I have worked on functional verification, integration of test automation tools, improvement of testing processes and occasionally also participated in non-testing activities, like implementation and design. In my last year at Nokia I had the pleasure to work on system verification, where I had the opportunity to build up, configure and test GSM-R networks (mobile networks specialized for railway companies) in the test lab of Nokia. I went to work for GE Healthcare in 2014, where I was also working on automated testing and helped to establish automated test processes. After one year I became the verification lead of one of GE's products, and right now I am working as a software architect supporting test automation.

Andrej Pietschker, Giesecke & Devrient
Andrej Pietschker holds a PhD from Newcastle University in Computing Science. He is the Director of the Automation Lab at Giesecke & Devrient responsible for all aspects of automation including automated testing. Before that he worked for many years as a Principal Consultant for the Corporate Technology Devision in Siemens in the area of Software Quality and Testing. He is co-author of several journals and conference contributions and is a regular speaker at international conferences. He is the spokesman of the Test, Analysis and Verification group within the Gesellschaft für Informatik and member of the UCAAT steering committee.

Andrew Pollner, ISTQB
Andrew Pollner is President and CEO of ALP International Corporation, a leading organization in the area of test process improvement and in the use of test automation tools to bring efficiency and effectiveness to the testing process, since 1993. As an early adopter of test automation and quality assurance tools Mr. Pollner has built a consulting and training practice serving major financial, insurance, healthcare, and telecommunications companies and government agencies to ensure their successful implementation of software testing and surrounding processes. Mr. Pollner serves on the executive committee of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB) standardizing tester certifications in the US and chairs the Advanced Level Test Automation Engineering working party for the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) worldwide tester certification body.

Branka Rakic, Levi9 IT Services
Branka Rakic is a Test Architect with strong theoretical and practical experience in software testing and test automation. She has been working on various projects from different domains defining the test architecture.
Since 2007 when she joined Levi9 IT Services, she has been collaborating with team members to continuously increase the importance and the testing awareness in the company and giving advice on the best practices in software testing development regarding different types of software testing, exploring and evaluating new frameworks and tools especially in the test automation field. She has been working on designing the architecture of the Levi9 test automation framework.
Branka was a speaker at Belgium Testing Days (BTD) 2015 in Brussels on the topic "Unity of code coverage".

György Réthy, Ericsson
György Réthyhas been working with testing for more than 20 years. Post graduated at the Moscow Technical University as Ph.D. and Candidate of Technical Sciences.
Currently he is the Technical product manager of Ericsson’s Test Competence Centre and vice-chair of ETSI Technical Body MTS. He is participating in the TTCN-3 language development from 2002. He is expert in testing and descriptive languages like TTCN-3, SDL, MSC, TDL, ASN.1, XSD/XML and JSON. Holds ISTQB CTFL and CTAL-TM certificates, and skilled in protocol conformance, functional and end-to-end testing.

Stephan Schulz, Conformiq
Stephan Schulz is currently the CTO of Conformiq, product owner of Conformiq’s Enterprise IT product line, former Chair of the ETSI Technical Committee for Methods and Specification, and leader of the review group in the ISTQB MBT working group. Prior to working at Conformiq, he has been already a user and evaluator of MBT tools and worked for 8 years deploying the test automation language TTCN-3 in industry while working as a resident testing specialist at ETSI as well as the Nokia Research Center. He has been an author and co-author of numerous publications and standards on modelling and testing.

Harry M. Sneed, ZT-Prentner-IT
Harry M. Sneed has a Master’s Degree in Information Sciences from the University of Maryland, 1969. He has been working in testing since 1977 when he took over the position of test manager for the Siemens ITS project. In 1978 he founded the first commercial test laboratory in Budapest. Since the he has taken part in over 50 test and migration projects throughout Europe and developed some 36 tools for testing, measuring and re-engineering software systems. In addition to his project and tool development work he has written altogether 22 books in German language and published over 450 papers in English and German on the subjects of software measurement, maintenance, migration and testing. Sneed has received the Stevens Award from the IEEE, the first German Award for Quality Assurance from the ASQF and the International Software Testing Award from the ISTQB. He is currently working for ZT-Prentner-IT in Wien-Kagran as a software quality consultant while teaching at the technical high schools of Hagenberg and Vienna in Austria and at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany.

Min Song, Ericsson
Senior Software Verification and Integration Engineer in Ericsson, with 10 years’ software test experience in USE, CVC and IoT areas. Now work as test leader and coordinator in one Ericsson IoT product.
Experienced in various kinds of test activities including function test, performance test and product integration. Be good at using Risk Based Test strategy to control test quality. Establishing automation test and continuous integration in several products.
Now interested in utilizing cloud services within test automation to improve test efficiency.

Florian Spiteller, iSyst Intelligente Systeme GmbH
Florian Spiteller studied Electrical Engineering in Erlangen, Germany including a six month internship in Maryland, USA. In 2011 he joined iSyst Intelligente Systeme GmbH as a test engineer working on fully automated HIL-tests for safety critical automotive ECUs developed by a leading Tier-1.
After having been promoted to test manager, his responsibilities are, among others, planning of project’s test activities, to determine the test strategy and to consult on complex software-test difficulties.
Besides he has been working on a government-funded research project aiming to develop a wireless real-time datalink to be used in testing of Vehicle-2-X and autonomous driving scenarios.
The author holds ISTQB Certified Tester certificates for both the foundation and advanced level.

Szilárd Széll , Nokia, UCAAT 2016 PC Chair
Mr Szilard Szell is working as a Test Coach within Nokia, Networks, at Budapest. He gained practical experience on improving testing and challenging the evil of “historical reason" by being the team leader of 8 different testing, test automation, development and System Verification teams in the last 16 years. Currently, as a Test Coach within Telco Cloud Infrastructure Business Group, Szilard is visiting many Nokia sites, sharing knowledge mainly in Continuous Deployment and Cloud based testing area. He is an ISTQB Certified Test Manager, a frequent presenter on Hungarian and International Testing conferences, educated in Lean Six Sigma and Scrum. Szilard is a driver of change, from theory to practice, showing new ways to Testing Fellows. Since 2014 he is the president of the Hungarian Testing Board.

Péter Szilágyi, Nokia Bell Labs
Péter Szilágyi received an M.Sc. degree in Technical Informatics from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE), Hungary, in 2009. He joined Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) in 2008 as a software engineer and moved to NSN research in 2009. Currently he is a research engineer at Nokia Bell Labs working on topics such as Self-Organizing Networks (SON), application awareness in the RAN, TCP optimization, customer experience, subscriber analytics and 5G.

Wojciech Tanski, Nokia
Software Verification and Integration Engineer in Security Area at Nokia. Tester and Test Manager with over 10 years professional experience gained in different companies. Mostly focused on testing web applications and web services. Currently interested in delivering high quality automated tests code. ATDD and close cooperation between testers and developers enthusiast. In my private life I am happy husband and father of four sons J. I like travelling to cold areas (currently I am planning to go to Spitsbergen) and hiking (dreaming about visiting Himalayas).

Benjamin Teke, Ericsson
Benjamin Teke is studying at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) as Embedded Systems Engineer. He began to work at Ericsson as a Software Developer during his studies. He worked on a troubleshooting and monitoring tool since its prototype phase. In the last few months he researched the possibilities and challenges of moving the tool’s analyzation methods to a Big Data computation cluster, and implemented a prototype to measure its scalability.

Dirk Tepelmann, Spirent, ETSI TC MTS Chair
After studies in Computer and Communications Engineering. Dirk was responsible for Conformance Testing in Alcatel. Employed by Testing Technologies/Spirent Communications in 2003, his main working areas are TTCN-3 tool development and specification, development, validation and testing in telecommunication, including fixed and mobile networking, VoIP, automotive, energy/power, banking + standardization work. In summary, Dirk has more than 15 years experience in software development and testing, more than 10 years working on standardization in ETSI and other standardization bodies and several years of working in ETSI TC MTS including vice chairman and chairman position.

Attila Tóth, Nokia
Attila Tóth is working at Nokia since 2008. He started as a developer, but was soon dragged into the mysteries of testing. During the years, he took several testing roles including module tester, entity functional tester, system tester, security tester and functional test architect for core network register products including HLR and HSS. He has been involved in several internal projects dealing with test automation, test executor systems and model based testing. Now he is testing lead for functional and security area of HLR and HSS. He is ISTQB FL and AL TTA certified. He was a speaker at HUSTEF several times.

Andreas Ulrich, Siemens AG
Dr.-Ing. Andreas Ulrich received a PhD in Computer Science in the area of software testing at the University of Magdeburg, Germany in 1998. Since then he has been working at the research division at Siemens AG, Corporate Technology where he provides his expertise in modeling, test design, test automation, and verification techniques to Siemens’ business units. His main interest is on testing distributed real-time systems and designing domain-specific test modeling languages. Moreover he is one of the initiators of the ETSI Test Description Language (TDL) approach, a modeling technique for testers, and contributes actively to its standardization.


Isabel Evans, Independent Consultant
Independent quality and testing consultant Isabel Evans has more than thirty years of IT experience in quality management and testing in the financial, communications, and software sectors. Her quality management work focuses on encouraging IT teams and customers to work together via flexible processes designed and tailored by the teams that use them. Isabel authored Achieving Software Quality Through Teamwork and chapters in Agile Testing: How to Succeed in an eXtreme Testing Environment; The Testing Practitioner; and Foundations of Software Testing. A popular speaker at software conferences worldwide, Isabel is a Chartered IT Professional and Fellow of the British Computer Society, and has been a member of software industry improvement working groups. She is programme secretary for the BCS SIGiST.

Elizabeta Fourneret, Smartesting
Elizabeta Fourneret, is Project Manager at Smartesting. She has strong experience in the field of security testing based on models. She leads several R&D projects at Smartesting oriented on pattern-based security testing for critical systems, such as smart-cards, HSM (Hardware Security Modules) and IoT systems. Within the scope of the H2020 ARMOUR project on Large-Scale experiments of IoT Security & Trust she is leading the Large-Scale Testing Framework development.
She has received her PhD degree in Computer Science in the domain on model-based regression testing of security-critical systems at the National Research Institute in Computer Science and Automation - INRIA – Nancy, France and her MSc degree in Software Verification and Validation at the University of Franche-Comté in Besançon, France.

Julian Harty, Commercetest Limited

Around 30 years’ experience in computing and software engineering, with decades of experience in international and global software quality and software engineering roles, including stints at Google, eBay, Salesforce and a decade of helping find ways to improve the qualities of mobile apps. Julian has a degree in Computer Science and is currently a Ph.D candidate investigating ways mobile analytics might help reflect on the qualities of the work of the team and find ways to improve the testing of the apps they develop. He's a published author of several books on mobile software, and a contributor to other books, opensource projects, etc. He has dedicated several years to discovering ways low-cost mobile devices might help practically improve education, teaching and learning, particularly for disadvantaged pupils, schools and teachers. He's also presented at lots of conferences and peer workshops internationally.

Bruno Legeard, Smartesting
Bruno Legeard, Professor of Software Engineering at University of Franche-Comté (France), co-founder and Senior Scientist at Smartesting, is internationally recognized as an expert and a well known speaker in the model-based testing field. He has given talks at numerous testing and software engineering conferences. He is experienced in deploying model-based testing solutions both in enterprise information systems area and in the embedded systems field.
Bruno is a member of ISTQB and co-lead the recent ISTQB Certified Model-Based Tester Syllabus.
Recently, Bruno wrote the seminal book "Model-Based Testing Essentials - Guide to the ISTQB Certified Model-Based Tester: Foundation Level", published by Wiley in 2016, with Dr. Anne Kramer. He also wrote the seminal book "Practical model-based testing – A tools approach", published by Morgan & Kaufmann in 2007, with Dr. Mark Utting.
He earned his Master of Science Degree in Software Engineering and his PhD in Computer Science from INSA Lyon, France.

Philip Makedonski, University of Göttingen
Philip Makedonski is a researcher at the Software Engineering for Distributed Systems Group at the University of Göttingen, Germany. He has been an integral part of the efforts by TC-MTS on the standardisation of the Test Description Language (TDL) at ETSI within STFs 454, 476, and 492. He is also involved in the development and maintenance of the TTCN-3 open-source tools TRex, T3Q, and T3D, as well as the reference implementation of TDL. His further interests include research and practice in the fields of software mining, software evolution and maintenance, and software quality assurance.


András Antal, Nokia
Throughout his professional career, András has been involved in different projects. Though doing research in theoretical physics, working as a product architect and now testing Nokia's HSS solution seemingly don't have much in common, something in them is essentially the same. Those are all about the questions one has. András tries to be the one to ask the right questions.

Hans de Raad, OpenNovations
Hans de Raad is an independent ICT expert. His main interest is in the many dynamic and diverse aspects of human-machine interaction processes like digital data preservation, archiving and open standards; social media and internet communication strategy; and font/back office systems-integration.
He offers consultancy and support for several open-source projects including Drupal, Piwik, Kolab, and openSUSE, and security consultancy for both physical and digital assets. His client list includes governmental organizations (like the Dutch Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Justice), pharmaceuticals and several SME's and startups. He frequently participates in international ICT fora like ENISA, CYSPA and the Forum Standaardisatie.
He teaches a course in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity at the The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
Besides consulting he's actively involved in the organization of ICT conferences with a focus on open source and security, most notably openSUSE Conference, Kolab Summit and hackerfestival Observe Hack Make (in 2013).

Bruno Lima, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
Bruno Lima holds a MSc in Informatics and Computing Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto in 2014. He is a researcher at INESC TEC and an Invited Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. He is also a PhD student. His research interests include software engineering, software testing and certification, particularly in the scope of e-health, distributed systems and ambient assisted living systems.

Péter Naszvadi, Ericsson
Péter Naszvadi got his Master's degree from Eötvös University, Budapest, as a mathematician in 2007. Currently, he is working for Ericsson as a cloud CI developer. One of his tasks is to reduce and optimize resources needed for software testing. He pays attention to the usage of operation research - both models and software - as a powerful methodology and application in combinatorical testing used in Ericsson Cloud infrastructure.

Gábor Árpád Németh, Ericsson
Gábor Árpád Németh was born in 1981. He got his MSc degree as an electrical engineer at BUTE (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) in 2007. He received his PhD degree at the Informatic Studies Doctoral School of BUTE in 2015, his research topic was incremental test generation algorithms for Finite State Machine-based systems. He has been working at Ericsson since 2011, currently as a system architect of a high performance, multifunctional performance testing tool.

Aitor Ruano, Applus+ IDIADA
Mr. Aitor Ruano is project engineer in the field of Connected and Automated driving at Applus+ IDIADA (Spain), he holds a BSc in Telecommunications Engineering and a MSc in Machine Learning. His main areas of work are European I+D projects involving C-ITS and cooperative driving, however he also participates in the development of commercial products.

Jussi Tervo, Air Defence & Space

Jussi Tervo has been working with TETRA System Integration and Verification at Airbus Defence & Space since 2012.
In his current position, as test automation engineer, he is focusing on system level software testing challenges.
He got his MSc in Electrical Engineering from University of Oulu, Finland.

Man Zhang, Simula Research
Man Zhang obtained her Master in Computer Technology from Beihang University, Beijing, China (2012 - 2015). Currently, she is working as a full time PhD student at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway (2015 - present). Her main research interests are: Software Testing and Systems and Software Engineering.


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