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Kurt Geihs is a full professor in the EECS Department at University of Kassel (Germany) and a co-director of the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG). His research and teaching interests include distributed systems, multi-robot systems, and software technology. Current research projects focus on self-adaptive context-aware systems, collaborative autonomous mobile robots, and socio-technical development methods. He has published more than 200 refereed articles and is author / co-author / editor of several books. Before joining the University of Kassel he was professor at TU Berlin and University of Frankfurt, and researcher at the IBM European Networking Center in Heidelberg. He was a visiting professor and guest scientist at FBK (Trento/Italy), Sintef and NTNU (Trondheim/Norway), University of Pretoria (Pretoria/South Africa), Microsoft Research (Cambridge/UK) and IBM Research (Hawthorne/USA). From 2007-2013 he was a member of the Computer Science panel of the European Research Council. He holds a PhD from RWTH Aachen, a M.Sc. from UC Los Angeles (USA), and a Diplom Degree from TU Darmstadt, all in Computer.