Dr. Belli is a professor emeritus of software engineering at University of Paderborn and at Izmir Institute of Technology. He has more than 35 years’ experience in research, development and teaching software engineering, validation & verification, fault tolerance, quality assurance, and hardware/software reuse. He graduated at the Technical University of Berlin, where he completed also his Ph.D. and (Post-Doctoral) Habilitation degrees.
Dr. Belli started his industrial carrier as a programmer in the aircraft industry and wrote programs to create simulation environments and to validate safety critical features. He was senior scientist with the German National Research Center for Information Technology (GMD) and with the SHAPE Technical Center of NATO in The Hague. He headed several projects developing real-time information systems with a major German computer manufacturer in Munich.
He has written and edited some 30 books and more than 200 papers in different areas of software engineering, all published in renowned technical/scientific journals and proceedings of national and international conferences. He is a founding and leading member of several technical committees and working groups dealing with reliability and fault tolerance for German and European Associations for Computing and the IEEE Computer Society, among others. He headed several international conferences, e.g., as General and Program Co-Chair of the IEEE International Computer and Software Application Conference (COMPSAC), as General Chair and Program Chair of IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), as Program Chair of the ACM-IEEE International Conference on Industrial & Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems (IEA/AIE). Moreover, he was an invited speaker and organizer of several panel sessions, e.g., for COMPSAC, ISSRE, European Dependable Computing (EDCC), and Annual Turkish Software Engineering Symposium (UYMS). He co-chaired UYMS 2015.
As head of the project team PT 2.13 of the IEC TC 56, he is in charge of the development of the international industrial standard IEC 62309 “Dependability of products containing reused parts – Requirements for functionality and tests” that has recently been extended to software reuse, leading to IEC/PAS 62814 “Dependability of software products containing reusable components – Guidance for functionality and tests.”
Prior to his appointment at the University of Paderborn, where Dr. Belli is also head of the Institute for Dependability and Reuse, he was already a full Professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremerhaven, Department for Computing Engineering. He was also a faculty member of the University of Maryland, College Park, European Division, for many years. During 2002 and 2003, Dr. Belli was founding chair of the Computer Science Department at the University of Economics in Izmir, Turkey.