Models: Concepts, Theory, Logic, Reasoning, and Semantics - Essays Dedicated to Klaus-Dieter Schewe on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday
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We are pleased to dedicate this Festschrift to Prof. Klaus-Dieter Schewe on his 60th Birthday. This Festschrift contains a collection of papers contributed by his former students, collaborators and colleagues - most are researchers whose academic careers have been strongly influenced by him. We offer this Festschrift as a token of acknowledgment of his scholarly achievements, services and contributions to teaching.
Prof. Klaus-Dieter Schewe received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Bonn in 1985. His Ph.D. thesis was in the area of group representation theory. After that, he worked in various ICT establishments in different roles such as IT consult, industrial developer, and industrial researcher. In 1990, he decided to return to an academic career, and subsequently obtained a Habilitation degree (Dr.rer.nat.habil.) in Computer Science, from the Brandenburg University of Technology in 1995. His habilitation thesis was in the area of formal semantics, in particular topos theory and intuitionistic logic. Since then, Prof. Klaus-Dieter Schewe has worked in a number of universities and scientific institutions over the world, including Technical University of Clausthal in Germany, Massey University in New Zealand, and Software Competence Centerr Hagenberg GmbH in Austria. This helped him build up a wide research spectrum covering on one side theoretical foundations and on the other side their practical applications.
This Festschrift contains three themes: formal methods, databases and conceptual modeling, because Prof. Klaus-Dieter Schewe has made important contributions in all these research areas.
Although Prof. Klaus-Dieter Schewe has conducted his research on diversified topics, almost all of his scientific contributions are directly or indirectly linked to formal, mathematical foundations.
In addition to his many contributions to the aforementioned research areas, Prof. Klaus-Dieter Schewe has been an awesome colleague and mentor, reading and commenting on the work of us and giving encouragement to young students. He has always been the key driver for inspiring his colleagues and students to pick up problems and to collaborate on them. Most importantly, he has empowered his colleagues and students to grow and realize their potential.