Jakob Axelsson is professor of computer science at Mälardalen University in Sweden and senior research leader in systems-of-systems at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. He received a PhD in computer systems in 1997, and has a background of about 15 years in industry, mainly in the automotive domain at Volvo where he was involved in research and advanced engineering in areas such as system architecture, systems engineering, and model-based development. His current research interests are focused on systems-of-systems engineering, where he is leading a number of projects in domains such as transportation and construction. He is the author of around 100 research papers. He is a member of INCOSE and has been chairman of the Swedish chapter.