Uwe Zdun is a full professor for software architecture at the Faculty of Computer Science, University of Vienna. Before that, he worked as an assistant professor at the Vienna University of Technology and the Vienna University of Economics respectively. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Essen in 2002. His research focuses on software architecture, software patterns, modeling of complex software systems, service-oriented systems, domain-specific languages, model-driven development, and empirical software engineering in these areas. Uwe has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and is co-author of the professional books "Remoting Patterns – Foundations of Enterprise, Internet, and Realtime Distributed Object Middleware," "Process-Driven SOA – Proven Patterns for Business-IT Alignment," and "Software-Architektur." He has gained significant experiences in leading scientific work and has participated in numerous R&D projects, including ARCS, CONTAINER, INDENICA, COMPAS, S-CUBE, TPMHP, Infinica, SCG, and Sembiz. Uwe is editor of the journal Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming (TPLoP) published by Springer, and Associate Editor-in-Chief for design and architecture for the IEEE Software magazine.