Contact Person
SQC Tom Ritter
Dr. rer. nat. Tom Ritter
Business Unit SQC
+49 30 3463-7278

SQC Tom Ritter
Jens-Helge Dahmen/ Franhofer FOKUS

Dr. Tom Ritter is Director of the Business Unit SQC

Education & Career

Dr. Tom Ritter graduated with a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Berlin and did his PhD in 2011 at Humboldt University Berlin in modeling quality of service of component oriented systems. Since 1998 he worked at Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS in the area of tool development and distributed systems. Since 2006 he was heading the Model-Driven Engineering group at FOKUS and from 2010 he was the Deputy Head of the competence center SQC (formerly MOTION). As of December 2013 he is Head of the Business Unit "System Quality Center" (SQC).

His major interest is the model-driven software engineering, the development of software tools, software development processes, tool integration infrastructure and the consideration of non-functional properties and QoS at design and execution time. Tom is one of the Co-Authors of a CORBA Component based Middleware Platform (Qedo). Since 2004 Tom participated to the design of the tool integration infrastructure ModelBus and he is heading the ModelBus development team. Tom is involved in different standardization activities at the Object Management Group, he is coauthor on books about components and services and contributes continuously to workshops and conferences.

Memberships (Selection)

  • IEEE International EDOC Conference, Member of Program Committee in 2006, 2007, 2010

  • European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications (ECMFA), Member of Programme Committee in 2010

  • Workshop on Modeling, Design and Analysis for the Service Cloud (MDA4ServiceCloud) @ ECMFA, Member of Programme Committee in 2010

  • European Conference on Model Driven Architecture - Foundations and Applications (ECMDA-FA), Member of Program Committee in 2008

  • From code centric to model centric workshops (C2M), Member of Program Committee in 2006, in 2007

  • Domain-Specific Approaches to Software Test Automation (DoSTA), Member of Program Committee in 2007

  • ECMDA Traceability Workshop PC and ECMDA Traceability Workshop, Member of Program Committee in 2006

  • ECMDA workshop on Integration of Model Driven Development and Model Driven Testing (IMDT), Organizer and Member of Program Committee Chair in 2006


  • Model Driven Engineering

  • Tool Integration (ModelBus)

  • Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

  • Components

  • Quality of Service

  • Cloud Computing

  • Middleware (CORBA)


Current Projects:

  • CESAR - Cost-efficient methods and processes for safety relevant embedded systems
  • REMICS - REuse and Migration of legacy applications to Interoperable Cloud Services
  • SPRINT - Software Platform for Integration of Engineering and Things

Previous Projects:

  • ModelPlex
  • Modelware
  • AD4
  • RTESpace
  • Smile
  • ToolInt