Short CV/Education and training

  • 1983 – 1988
    Studied computer science with a minor in mathematics at the University of Passau, Germany

  • 1988 – 1990
    Research associate at the University of Passau

  • 1990 – 1991
    Research associate at the Technical University of Munich, Germany

  • 1991 – 1999
    Parental leave and Habilitation (postdoctoral) fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • 1999 – 2002
    Research associate at the Technical University of Munich

  • 1999 – 2002
    Software engineering consultant

  • Since 2002
    Professor of computer science in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • Since 2009
    Head of the Quality Engineering Laura Bassi Lab QE LaB, University of Innsbruck

  • 2012
    Founded QE LaB Business Services

Selected publications

  • M. Hafner, R. Breu: SOA Security – Engineering Security-critical Inter-organizational Applications. Springer, 2008.

  • R. Breu: Objektorientierter Softwareentwurf – Integration mit UML. Springer, 2001.

  • R. Breu: Algebraic Specification Techniques in Object Oriented Programming Environments. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 562, Springer, 1991.

  • R. Breu, B. Agreiter, M. Farwick, M. Felderer, M. Hafner and F. Innerhofer-Oberperfler: Living Models – Ten Principles for Change-Driven Software Engineering. Int J Software Informatics, 5 (1-2), 2011. pp. 267-290.

  • M. Felderer, P. Zech, F. Fiedler and R. Breu: A Tool-Based Methodology for System Testing of Service-Oriented Systems. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle (VALID), 2010.

  • M. Breu, R. Breu and S. Löw: Living on the MoVE: Towards an Architecture for a Living Models Infrastructure. International Journal On Advances in Software, 2010. pp. 290-295.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • QE LaB Quality Engineering Laura Bassi Lab (

  • PoSecCo – Policy and Security Configuration Management (

  • SecureChange – Security Engineering for Lifelong Evolvable Systems (

  • Softnet Austria (

  • See also:

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Media coverage

  • General Chair, ACM 16th Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (

  • General Co-Chair, 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering Language & Systems MODELS 2012 (

  • Co-organisation of the network Software Engineering Live (


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