Birger Møller-Pedersen

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Birger Møller-Pedersen has worked with object orientation dating back to the seventies, engaged in various implementations of Simula and involved in the design of the BETA programming language (with Kristen Nygaard, Ole Lehrmann Madsen and Bent Bruun Kristensen).

Together with Dag Belsnes he defined the first object oriented extension of SDL, and from 1989 he was involved in the standardization of this within ITU together with Øystein Haugen, leading to SDL-92. For this work they received the Telenor Nordic Research Prize (extra prize) in 1997.  Later he was responsible for the Recommendation Z.109 on the combined use of UML and SDL, and for the SDL-2000 version he was responsible for introducing hierarchical state machines into SDL.

From 1995 until 1997 he was involved with the national research and technology transfer project SISU that resulted in a methodology for engineering real time systems.

From 1997 to 1998 he worked at Telenor R&D on the application of Java technology to network management.

From 1998 to 2004 he was with Ericsson, working as senior researcher, participating in the development of the next generation of UML (Unified Modeling Language) – UML2.0 within OMG (Object Management Group), working especially with structured classes and with responsibility for state machines and templates.

Former projects:

2003 - 2006:  Families, a European ITEA project on System Families working on the modeling of product families with the use of UML2.0.

2003 - 2006:  SARDAS,  a Research Council of Norway funded research project

2007 - 2010: MoSiS, an ITEA project following up the Families project.

Ongoing projects:

Academic Interests

  • Design and implementation of modeling -and programming languages
  • Variability modeling



  • Andreas Svendsen (MoSiS-project)
  • Weiqing Zhang (iFEST-project)
  • Henning Berg

Higher education and employment history

2004 -


1997 - 2004

Principal Researcher, Ericsson Research, Software Technology – Norwegian Applied Research Center.

1995 - 1997

Senior Research Scientist, Telenor Research and Development.

1994 -

Part-time associate professor, University of Oslo.

1977 - 1995

Research Scientist, Norwegian Computing Center.

1976 Cand. scient. (M.Sc.) in Computer Science, Department for Computer Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark.


  • Telenor Nordic Research Prize (extra software technology prize), 1997


  • Member of program committee MODELS 2010

  • Local Chair, MODELS 2009

  • Member of program committee MODELS 2009

  • Member of program committee ECOOP 2007

  • Member of program committee ECOOP 2006.

  • Member of board, NIK (Norwegian Informatics Conference) 2006

  • Member of program committee OOPSLA workshop on Domain Specific Modeling, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

  • Conference Chair, ECOOP 2004.

  • Member of program committee, Industrial Track <<UML>> 2004

  • Member of program committee OOPSLA 2003.

  • Member of program committee SDL Forum

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