Prof. Dr. Colin Atkinson


Chair Leader

Coordinates: B6, C2.11

Phone: +49 621 / 181-3911

Fax: +49 621 / 181-3909

E-Mail: atkinson AT informatik DOT uni-mannheim DOT de

Consultation-hour: by appointment.

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Since April 2003, Colin Atkinson has been the leader of the Software Engineering Group at the University of Mannheim. Before that he held a joint position as a professor at the University of Kaiserslautern and project leader at the affiliated Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering. From 1991 until 1997 he was an Assistant Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Houston – Clear Lake.

His research interests are focused on the use of model-driven and component based approaches in the development of dependable computing systems. He received a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in computer science from Imperial College, London, in 1990 and 1985 respectively, and received his B.Sc. in Mathematical Physics from the University of Nottingham 1983.



Colin Atkinson ist Vorsitzender des Prüfungsausschusses Diplom-Wirtschaftsinformatik. Die zuständige Sekretärin ist Simone Kehrberg.


  • Marcus Kessel and Colin Atkinson A platform for diversity-driven test amplification. In: Proceedings of the 10th ACM SIGSOFT International Workshop on Automating TEST Case Design, Selection, and Evaluation, A-TEST@ESEC/SIGSOFT FSE 2019, Tallinn, Estonia, August 16-17, 2019; 35-41. ACM, New York, NY, 2019.
  • Johannes Meier, Heiko Klare, Christian Tunjic, Colin Atkinson, Erik Burger, Ralf Reussner and Andreas Winter Single underlying models for projectional, multi-view environments. In: MODELSWARD 2019 : proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development : Prague, Czech Republic, February 20-22, 2019; 117-128. SciTePress, Setúbal, Portugal, 2019.