Michael Stal

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Michael Stal
Born 1963 (age 52–53)
Residence Munich
Citizenship Germany
Fields Software engineering
Institutions Siemens AG
Alma mater Technical University Munich
Doctoral advisor Jan Bosch
Known for Design Patterns

Michael Stal (born 1963 in Munich) is German computer scientist. He received a Ph.D title [1] from the University of Groningen which appointed him an Honorary Professorship for Software Engineering in 2010.[2] Stal is currently working for the Corporate Technology department of Siemens AG and as a professor at University of Groningen. He is editor-in-chief of the Java programming language magazine JavaSPEKTRUM.[3]

Stal co-authored the book series “Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture”.

Volume 1 ”A System of Patterns” book introduced Architecture Patterns, classified different categories of Design Patterns, and a method how to use Pattern Systems.

Volume 2 addresses “Patterns for Concurrent and Distributed Objects”.

In addition to Software architecture, his research fields comprise Distributed computing middleware, Systems integration, Programming languages, and Programming paradigms. Stal has been member of the Object Management Group and participated in the standardization of C++.



  1. ^ Thesis Analyzing and Understanding Software Architecture using Patterns
  2. ^ Announcement of honorary professorship
  3. ^ JavaSPEKTRUM magazine

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