Prof. Dr. Jörg Desel

Foto: Hardy Welsch

Professor Desel holds the Chair of Software Engineering and Theory of Programming at the FernUniversität in Hagen.

He was a co-founder and long-standing spokesperson of the e-Learning specialist group of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Informatics Society) and he is committed to the permeability between computer science vocational training and academic studies.


The focal points of the chair’s research include:

  • Modeling in software engineering
  • Software specification techniques for embedded systems
  • Simulation, specification and validation techniques for process specifications for information systems
  • Formal foundations of process specification and analysis, especially with Petri nets
  • Scenarios for media-supported teaching and learning systems

Professor Desel is a member of the research cluster’s executive board.

Selected Publications


Team Members


Professor Uwe Elsholz, Chair of Lifelong Learning, in the project “Permeability Between Vocational Training and Bachelor’s Degree - From IT Specialist to Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science Through Adapted Study Design”