The German Informatics Society (GI) has appointed Debora Weber-Wulff and Ralf Steinmetz as Fellows for their outstanding services to computer science during a ceremony at INFORMATIK 2018.

In announcing the awards, Prof. Dr. Hannes Federrath, GI President, paid tribute to the outstanding achievements of the two committed members.

Prof. Dr. Debora Weber-Wulff is a university lecturer who teaches and researches international media informatics and is committed to the advancement of women in computer science. In addition, she has made a name for herself in the field of plagiarism detection and ethics in computer science, both in science and among the general public. In the GI, Debora Weber-Wulff headed the Ethics Section and actively contributed to the revision of the Ethical Guidelines. With the column “Gewissensbits” (bits of conscience) she has promoted discussion on ethical questions in computer science and has formulated numerous practical examples for teaching and application.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Steinmetz is a scientist and university lecturer in the field of computer networks, multimedia systems and applications. His research on the synchronization of multimedia data and adaptive communication systems has earned him national and international acclaim. In his work, he has always been committed to bridging the gap between computer science and other disciplines and to technology transfer from science to industry. At the GI, he has also been involved in various specialist groups, conferences, the publication of publications and the promotion of young researchers.