Egon Börger

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Egon Börger
Born 13 May 1946 (1946-05-13) (age 70)
Bad Laer, Osnabrück, Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Germany
Residence Pisa, Italy
Nationality German
Fields Computer science
Institutions University of Pisa
Alma mater Sorbonne
Université Catholique de Louvain
University of Münster
Known for Abstract State Machines
Notable awards Humboldt Research Award (2007)

Egon Börger (born 13 May 1946[1]) is a German-born computer scientist based in Italy.

Life and work[edit]

Börger was born in Bad Laer, Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Germany. Between 1965 and 1971 he studied at the Sorbonne, Paris (France), Université Catholique de Louvain and Institut Supérieur de Philosophie de Louvain (in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), University of Münster (Germany). Since 1985 he has held a Chair in computer science at the University of Pisa, Italy. Since September 2010, he has been an elected member of the Academia Europaea.[2]

Börger is a pioneer of applying logical methods in computer science. He is co-founder of the international conference series CSL.[3] He is also one of the founders of the Abstract State Machines (ASM) formal method for accurate and controlled design and analysis of computer-based systems [4] and cofounder of the series of international ASM workshops.[5]

Börger contributed to the theoretical foundations of the method and initiated its industrial applications in a variety of fields, in particular programming languages, System architecture, requirements and software (re-)engineering, control systems, protocols, web services. To this date, he is one of the leading scientists in ASM-based modeling and verification technology, which he has crucially shaped by his activities. In 2007, he received the Humboldt Research Award.[6]

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ Abrial, Jean-Raymond and Glässer, Uwe (2009). "Tribute to Egon Börger on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday" (PDF). Rigorous Methods for Software Construction and Analysis - Papers Dedicated to Egon Börger on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 5115. Springer. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Egon Boerger". Academia Europaea. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Computer Science Logic, University of Trier, Germany.
  4. ^ Abstract State Machines Research Center.
  5. ^ International ASM workshops, University of Michigan, USA.
  6. ^ Humboldt foundation, Germany.

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