Date: October 13-15, 2008
Aim: The conference is to be a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences concerning software engineering techniques. We solicit original and unpublished papers, from European countries and beyond, showing strengths and weaknesses of various software engineering techniques.
The post-conference proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS series.
Krzysztof Czarnecki is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo and NSERC/Bank of Nova Scotia Industrial Research Chair in Requirements Engineering of Service-oriented Software Systems. He received the MS degree in Computer Science from California State University, Sacramento, and his PhD in Computer Science from Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany. Before coming to University of Waterloo in 2003, he worked eight years at DaimlerChrysler Research, Germany, focusing improving software development practices and technologies in enterprise and embedded software. He is a co-author of the book "Generative Programming" (Addison-Wesley, 2000), which is regarded as founding work of the area and is used as a graduate text at universities around the world. He was a keynote speaker the 2006 International Conference on Generative Programming and Component Engineering and will be the program chair of 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems in 2008. He received the Premier's Research Excellence Award in 2004 and the British Computing Society in Upper Canada Award for Outstanding Contributions to IT Industry in 2008.
He is currently the Principal Investigator of a $9.3 million project on "Model-Based Software Service Engineering", which was recently funded by the Province of Ontario (2008-2013). His current work focuses on improving the productivity and quality of software development using domain-specific abstractions and program generation.
Thomas Gschwind is a researcher at IBM. His research focuses on business process models, their translation to software systems and on software engineering in general. Before joining IBM, he was assistant professor at Technische Universität Wien where he has been working on the EASYCOMP project. In this project, he has been leading the development of new component composition technologies such as type-based adaptation. Thomas Gschwind has served on the program and organizing committees of many major conferences such as the IEEE European Conference on Web Services. You can reach Dr. Gschwind at thg.at zurich.ibm.com.
Mauro Pezzè is professor of software engineering at the University of Lugano and at the University of Milano Bicocca. He is interested in software engineering and in particular in software test and analysis. Before joining the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano and the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication of the University of Milano Bicocca, Mauro Pezzè was associate professor at Politecnico di Milano and visiting scientists at the University of California Irvine and at the University of Edinburgh. Mauro Pezzè hold a laurea degree from the University of Pisa and a PhD from Politencico di Milano. He is member of ACM, where he serves as associate editor of Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodologies (TOSEM), and of IEEE, where he served as executive chair of the Technical Committee on Complexity in Computing (TCCX). Mauro Pezzè is co-author of a book on Software Testing and Analysis: Process, Principles and Techniques, published by John Wiley in 2007.