LARES was designed by the DCCS group under supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing Markus Siegle. Language design and implementation of standard LARES, an Eclipse-based editor and an analysis plugin were mainly performed by Dr.-Ing. Martin Riedl. The reward extension as well as the decision extension were contributed by Alexander Gouberman. He also did great work in implementing a new Xtext-based Eclipse Editor for LARES supporting the RE and DE extensions as well, which replaces the older editor.

Acknowledgement go to Dr. Max Walter and Dr. Johann Schuster for their input on language design and semantics.