Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker Philipp Plum/ Fraunhofer FOKUS

German Award for Software Quality 2021 goes to Ina Schieferdecker

News from Sep. 27, 2021

This year, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker will be honored with the German Award for Software Quality. Since 1993, Ina Schieferdecker worked at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS and from 2015 on led the institute together with Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth, before she moved to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 2019. Fraunhofer FOKUS warmly congratulates Ina Schieferdecker on this award.

This year, for the first time, the prize, jointly awarded by the Arbeitskreis Software-Qualität und -Fortbildung (ASQF), the Fachgruppe Test, Analyse und Verifikation der Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI-TAV), and the German Testing Board (GTB), is intended to honor those individuals, groups of individuals, companies, initiatives, or institutions that have made a special contribution to software quality or rendered outstanding services to it.

This includes, for example, highlighting the importance of software quality to the public in general, promoting research or groundbreaking research results in the field of software quality, or supporting or helping to shape standards and norms in the field of software quality.

The jury writes in its statement: “Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker has advanced the topic of software quality with her commitment over many years in research and teaching, but also in transfer projects with companies and social discussions. Since her doctorate (at Fraunhofer FOKUS; editor's note), she has been involved in the specification, modeling, simulation, and verification of software-based networked systems and, in particular, in the systematic testing of these systems. Since the 1990s, she has made significant contributions to performance and safety testing as well as to the further development of the specification language Testing and Test Control Notation (TTCN-3) and initiated the UML Testing Profile (UTP) ”. In the field of education and training, she has made significant contributions to various curricula, in particular to the Test Automation Engineer and the Quality Engineer for the IoT.

Her contributions are also highly recognized in the international community.

The award, which is endowed with 5,000 euros, will be ceremoniously presented during the ASQF Quality Afternoon on October 22, 2021, in Berlin.