Gunnar is Certified Project Manager (IPMA, International Project Management Association) and expert evaluator at the European Commission. Currently he coordinates the European ECSEL-project AIDOaRT and the Horizon 2020 ICT project Veridevops.
Gunnar was research coordinator at currently the school of innovation, design and engineering (IDT former IDE) between 2005 and 2016. Between 2010 and 2016 he was head of RECO (Division of Research Coordination). 2006-2008 he was Regional Contact point for FP7. Among his main duties as research coordinator was to promote the participation in Horizon 2020, ECSEL and EUREKA and to coordinate the participation in the European Technology Platforms (ETP) and Public Private Partnerships (PPP). He was also Member of the Professional Development Working Group in the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) 2014-2017. Between 2017 and 2020 he coordinated the ECSEL project MegaM@Rt2.
Joined MDH 1999 as research officer in the central administration and the division of education and research (UFO). He was responsible for research related tasks at the university board and faculty board. Coordinator for the research administration and the administrative support to the boards of faculties, Deputy head of division 2002-2004, Substitute EU Liaison officer 2002, Substitute director of postgraduate studies 2004, Substitute head of division 2004-2005.
I have a professional interest in project management and have also written a few papers on that. Of special interest is the shared responsibilities between researchers and project managers that has caught my interest. But also "how to collect a consortium" or "how to give support"/PMO.
Project Management in collaborative European research projects (Apr 2021) Gunnar Widforss, Olga Hendel EARMA Digital Conference 2021 (EARMA '21)
Automated Protection and Prevention to Meet Security Requirements in DevOps Environments D1.3 (Mar 2021) Gunnar Widforss, Olga Hendel, Eduard Paul Enoiu, Dragos Truscan , Andrey Sadovykh , Alessandra Bagnato , Rosa Iglesias , Cristina Seceleanu, Damir Bilic
VeriDevOps (Feb 2021) Andrey Sadovykh , Gunnar Widforss, Dragos Truscan , Eduard Paul Enoiu, Wissam Mallouli , Rosa Iglesias , Alessandra Bagnato , Olga Hendel Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE'21)
VeriDevOps: Automated Protection and Prevention to Meet Security Requirements in DevOps (Dec 2020) Andrey Sadovykh , Gunnar Widforss, Dragos Truscan , Eduard Paul Enoiu, Wissam Mallouli , Rosa Iglesias , Alessandra Bagnato , Olga Hendel Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE'21)
MegaM@Rt2 Project: Megamodeling at Runtime - Intermediate Results and Research Challenges (Oct 2019) Andrey Sadovykh , Dragos Truscan , Alessandra Bagnato , Wasif Afzal, Hugo Bruneliere , Abel Gomez , Alexandra Espinosa Hortelano, Gunnar Widforss, Pierluigi Pierini , Elizabeta Fourneret 2019 International Conference on Technology of Object Oriented Languages and Systems (TOOLS'19)
On the Use of Hackathons to Enhance Collaboration in Large Collaborative Projects (Mar 2019) Alexandra Espinosa Hortelano, Gunnar Widforss, Wasif Afzal, Andrey Sadovykh , Dragos Truscan , Pierluigi Pierini , Adnan Ashraf , Hugo Bruneliere , Pavel Smrz, Alessandra Bagnato Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference (DATE'19)
|AIDOaRt - AI-augmented automation for efficient DevOps, a model-based framework for continuous development At RunTime in cyber-physical systems||active|
|AMASS - Architecture-driven, Multi-concern and Seamless Assurance and Certification of Cyber-Physical Systems||finished|
|ATAC - Advanced Test Automation for Complex Software-Intensive System (ITEA2/Vinnova)||finished|
|CIRCLE LAB - innovative learning approach for circular chemistry in secondary education||active|
|DAIS - Distributed Artificial Intelligent Systems||active|
|eCraft2Learn - Digital Fabrication and Maker Movement in Education: Making Computer-supported Artefacts from Scratch||finished|
|HoPiiA - Horizon 2020 and Process Industrial IT and Automation||finished|
|ImmerSafe - Immersive Visual Technologies for Safety-critical Applications||active|
|IndTech Industrial Technology Graduate School||active|
|InSecTT: Intelligent Secure Trustable Things||active|
|ITS-EASY Post Graduate School for Embedded Software and Systems||finished|
|MegaMaRt2 - Megamodelling at Runtime (ECSEL/Vinnova)||finished|
|Process Industrial Big Data Analytics||finished|
|RALF3 - Software for Embedded High Performance Architectures||finished|
|SafeCer - Safety Certification of Software-Intensive Systems with Reusable Components||finished|
|SafeCOP - Safe Cooperating Cyber-Physical Systems using Wireless Communication||active|
|SALUTOGEN - Seniors’ Activity and quality of Life sUpported by Technology thrOugh deliGht, Engagement and iNterest||finished|
|SimuSafe : Simulator of Behavioural Aspects for Safer Transport||finished|
|Technology support for health promotive behavioural change||finished|
|VeriDevOps - Automated Protection and Prevention to Meet Security Requirements in DevOps Environments||active|