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Issue No. 11 - November (2004 vol. 30)
ISSN: 0098-5589
pp: 713-714
IT is my pleasure to introduce and welcome four new members of the editorial board, Anthony Finkelstein, Gregor Kiczales, Rick Schlichting, and Andy Wellings. Their brief biographical sketches below present their accomplishments expertise, and interests. The role of the editorial board is very important and being a member of the board is a challenging and time consuming. The members of the editorial board are responsible for selecting reviewers for papers submitted to the journal and for making publication decisions. Many of them also assist in the preparation of our various special issues. The editorial board also engages in regular discussion about policy issues facing TSE. These activities are undertakenvoluntarily and coexist with existing professional responsibilities.
Anthony Finkelstein is a graduate in systems engineering holding a BEng, MSC, and PhD degrees. He is a professor of software systems engineering at University College London (UCL), a leading UK research university where he works in the broad field of software systems engineering. He is a fellow of both the IEE and BCS and has been recognized for his contributions to the field of requirements engineering by the IEEE. In 2003, he was a joint winner of the ICSE "most influential paper" prize for work on "viewpoints" and in 2004 was winner of the Requirements Engineering "most influential paper" prize for work on traceability. He has served on numerous editorial boards including that of the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology and was founder editor of Automated Software Engineering. He has also chaired numerous international meetings and was general chair of the International Conference on Software Engineering 2004. Most recently, he was keynote speaker at Automated Software Engineering Conference 2003 in Montreal, Canada. He is currently Chair of IFIP WG 2.9 (Software Requirements Engineering) an international research society. He has established a leading research group in software systems engineering at UCL and played a key role in the foundation of London Software Systems. He is now head of the Department of Computer Science and Director of Research at UCL. He is a director of systemwire a UCL spinout technology.

Gregor Kiczales is a professor of computer science at the University of British Columbia. Previously he was a Principal Scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center where he led the team that developed aspectoriented programming and AspectJ. Prior to aspect-oriented programming, he worked extensively in reflection and object-oriented programming. He is a coauthor, with Danny Bobrow and Jim des Rivieres of The Art of the Metaobject Protocol, a key work in reflection and metaobject protocols. He was one of the designers of the Common Lisp Object System (CLOS), and the implementor of the CLOS referenceimplementation.

Rick Schlichting received the BA degree in mathematics and history from the College of William and Mary, and the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Cornell University. He is currently head of the Software Systems Department at AT&T Labs-Research in Florham Park, New Jersey. He was on the faculty at the University of Arizona from 1982-2000, and spent sabbaticals in Japan in 1990 at Tokyo Institute of Technology and in 1996-1997 at Hitachi Central Research Lab. He is an ACM Fellow, an IEEEFellow, and a member of IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault-Tolerance. He has also been active in the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing, serving as chair from 1998-1999. His research interests include distributed systems, highly dependable computing, and networks.

Andy Wellings is a professor of real-time systems at the University of York, UK, in the Computer Science Department. He is interested in most aspects of the design and implementation of real-time dependable computer systems and, in particular, real-time programming languages and operating systems. He is European editor-in-chief for the computer science journal Software-Practice and Experience and a member of the International Expert Groups currently developing extensions to the Java platform for real-time, safety critical and distributed programming. He has authored/coauthored more than 150 papers/reports. He is also the author/coauthor of several books including Hard Real-Time HOOD: A Structured Design Method for Hard Real-Time Ada Systems, Concurrency in Ada (Second Edition), Real-Time Systems and Programming Languages (Third Edition), and Concurrent and Real-Time Programming in Java.

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