Jeroen Laverman, Jochen Scheib, Marco Wagner, Olaf Weinmann

Jeroen Laverman is studying for his master’s degree in the corporate research and advance engineering department at Robert Bosch GmbH. His master’s thesis deals with vehicle-to-cloud interfaces and the development of a description of vehicle data and functions which is manufacturer and model independent. Jochen Scheib is a doctoral student in the software development department at Bosch Rexroth. He is working on a PhD in modular engineering in industrial automation. Part of his work involves studying the semantic descriptions of production facilities. Marco Wagner is a research engineer with a PhD in computer science who works in corporate research and advance engineering at Robert Bosch GmbH. One of his main areas of work is communication technologies within vehicles and between vehicles and cloud systems. Olaf Weinmann holds a PhD in mathematics and works at Bosch Software Innovations GmbH. His responsibilities as a project manager and senior expert include the Eclipse Vorto open source project, which was launched by Bosch Software Innovations in 2014.

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