Marc-Florian Wendland

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Marc-Florian WendlandMarc-Florian Wendland studied media informatics and then computer engineering at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences (formerly TFH Berlin). His diploma thesis “Information Integration in Heterogeneously Distributed Databases” was awarded the prestigious Joachim Tiburtius Prize for the best diploma thesis in Berlin in 2008. For more than 10 years he has been working as a scientific associate at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS and is engaged in the optimization of quality assurance procedures in complex, software-intensive systems. He was responsible for the development of strategies, solutions and prototypes in numerous national and international research and industrial projects in a wide range of industries. His main focus is the automation of test design and execution. He has worked on the introduction of abstraction for the purpose of automation, which is of particular relevance for model-based and keyword-driven testing.

Since his start at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, Marc-Florian Wendland has been involved in various standardization activities. Since 2010 he has been leading the working group of the UML Testing Profile (UTP) at OMG. He is also involved in the standardization work concerning the modeling languages UML and SysML. At ETSI, he was instrumental in the publication of the test modelling language Test Description Language (TDL). Marc-Florian Wendland was also the deputy head of the Software Test Berlin/Brandenburg section for a short time.

In addition to his industry-related research activities at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, Marc-Florian Wendland is also a freelance trainer for the various ISTQB Certified Tester training courses. As a member of the GTB, he sees primarily the opportunity to actively participate in the continuous improvement of the quality of the various syllabi and sample tests, as well as in the development of new topics.