Rolv Bræk; SINTEF Telecom and Informatics

Rolv graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU/NTH) in 1969 and has been working with SINTEF since 1973, where he is Principal Research Scientist. He is also Professor at the University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (NTNU).

Rolv has been working with software engineering methodology since the early 70's in close cooperation with Norwegian industry. One of the most reputed projects was the MAREIK project in the INMARSAT system 1979-81.

Rolv has been working with formal description techniques for decades, and fathered the SOM1 language and methodology, a parallel development to SDL. He is currently occupied with introducing TIMe to Ericsson, and is also contributing to the Z.109 standard for SDL with UML.

Rolv participated in the SISU project, with responsibility for Methodology.

1. SOM initially stood for Structure-Oriented Modeling, and was later changed to SDL-Oriented Methodology. SOM is no longer supported by SINTEF, but TIMe contains many of the basic principles of SOM.