Colette Rolland is Professor of Computer Science in the department of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of PARIS-1 Panthéon Sorbonne where she has worked since 1979. She leads a Master degree in “Information & Knowledge Systems” and a PhD curriculum in “Intelligence, Information & Interaction” jointly with the University Paris11, Orsay.
Her research interests lie in the areas of information modelling, databases, temporal data modelling, object-oriented analysis and design, requirements engineering and specially change engineering, method engineering and CASE and CAME tools, change management and enterprise knowledge development. She is Director of the Centre de Recherche en Informatique and supervises a team of 12 full time Assistant Professors and 25 research students that are active in these areas. She has supervised 86 PhD theses and has an extensive experience in leading research projects and conducting co-operative projects with the industry.
Her research work has been supported by funding of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), INRIA (Institut National de la Recherche en Informatique et Automatisme), MRT (Ministry of Research and Technology) and by the Commission of the European Communities under the ESPRIT & STI programmes (TODOS, BUSINESS CLASS, FROM FUZZY TO FORMAL, RENOIR, ELEKTRA, ELKD, E-UTILITIES) and the Basic research programme (NATURE, CREWS).
Professor Colette Rolland is the originator of the REMORA methodology for the analysis, design and realisation of information systems that is a precursor of object-oriented methodologies. She is the co-author of 5 textbooks; editor of 8 books and author or co-author of over 300 invited and referred papers. She is in the editorial board of a number of journals including the Journal of Information Systems, the Journal on Information and Software Technology, the Requirements Engineering Journal, the Journal of Networking and Information Systems, Data and Knowledge Engineering Journal, Journal of Data Base Management and the Journal of Intelligent Information Systems. She is member of about twelve international programme committees per year and has been chairperson of 20. She is, the French representative in IFIP TC8 on Information Systems and has been the co chair and chairperson of the IFIP WG8.1 during nine years.
Professor Rolland has been nominated in 1995 as member of the Class of Exceptional Professors in France. She was awarded the Prize of the French Educational System, “Palmes Académiques” and, in 1991, was awarded the “Foundation FRANQUI” medal, a Belgium prize given every year to an outstanding scientist. She was awarded by the International Federation of Information Processing, the IFIP Service Award in 1988 and the IFIP Silver Core in 1992.