Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Section on the International Conference on Software Engineering
• W.G. Griswold is with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0404. E-mail: email@example.com.
• B. Nuseibeh is with the Department of Computing, Faculty of Maths and Computing, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK. E-mail: B.Nuseibeh@open.ac.uk.
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William G. Griswold received the BA degree in mathematics from the University of Arizona in 1985 and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Washington in 199. He is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He was recently program cochair for the 2005 International Conference on Software Engineering and is currently chair of ACM SIGSOFT. His research interests include aspect-oriented software development, ubiquitous computing, educational technology, software evolution and design, and software tools. He is a member of the IEEE and the ACM.
Bashar Nuseibeh received the BSc degree in computer systems engineering from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, and the MSc and PhD degrees in software engineering from Imperial College London. He is a professor and director of research in computing at the Open University (OU), UK, and a visiting professor at Imperial College London. Previously, he was a reader at Imperial College and head of its Software Engineering Laboratory. His research interests are in software requirements engineering and design, software process modeling and technology, and technology transfer. He is the editor-in-chief of the Automated Software Engineering Journal, associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and a member of the editorial board of five other international journals. He was a founder and chairman of the British Computer Society's Requirements Engineering Specialist Group (1994-2004), and is currently chair of IFIP Working Group 2.9 (Software Requirements Engineering). He has served as program chair of major conferences in his field, including ASE '98, RE '01, and ICSE '05. He received a 2002 Philip Leverhulme Prize for outstanding research achievements in software engineering, an ICSE '03 "Most Influential Paper" award, and a number of other best paper and service awards. In 2005, he was awarded a senior research fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Leverhulme Trust. He is a fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer (CEng).