Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Section on Evaluation and Improvement of Software Dependability
K. Goseva-Popstojanova is with the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, PO Box 6109, Morgantown, WV 26506-6109. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1. A. Avizienis, J.-C. Laprie, B. Randell, and C. Landwehr, "Basic Concepts and Taxonomy of Dependable and Secure Computing," IEEE Trans. Dependable and Secure Computing vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 11-33, Jan.-Mar. 2004.
Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova is a Robert C. Byrd Associate Professor in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University, Morgantown. Her research interests are in reliability, availability, and performance assessment of software and computer systems, and computer security and survivability. She has published more than 70 journal and conference articles on these topics. Dr. Goseva-Popstojanova received the US National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2005. She has served as a principal investigator on various NSF, NASA, WVU Research Corporation, NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium, CACC, and Motorola funded projects. She served as a program chair of the 18th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering. She has served and is currently serving on program and organizing committees of numerous international conferences and workshops. She is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM.
Karama Kanoun is Directeur de Recherche at LAAS-CNRS, heading the Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance Research Group (http://www.laas.fr/~kanoun/). She was a visiting professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, in 1998. Her research interests include modeling and evaluation of computer system dependability considering hardware as well as software, and dependability benchmarking. She has authored or coauthored more than 150 conference and journal papers, 5 books and 10 book chapters. She has codirected the production of a book on dependability benchmarking (Wiley and IEEE Computer Society, 2008). She is chairperson of the Special Interest Group on Dependability Benchmarking of the IFIP, and of the French SEE (Société de l'Electricite, de l'Electronique et des Technologies de l'Information et des Communications) Technical Committee on Trustworthy Computer Systems. She is vice-chairperson of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) on Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance.