Bashar Nuseibeh is a professor of computing and the Director of Research in the Department of Computing at The Open University, United Kingdom. Previously, he was a reader at Imperial College London and head of its Software Engineering Laboratory. His research interests are in software requirements engineering and design, and technology transfer. He is the editor-in-chief of the Automated Software Engineering Journal, and serves on the editorial boards of four journals. He has chaired a number of international meetings and is currently program cochair of the 2005 International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). Recently, he was a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (2004), and his research has been recognized through a number of awards, including a 2002 Philip Leverhulme Prize for outstanding international research achievements, a ICSE-2003 "Most Influential Paper" award, and a 2005 Senior Research Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Leverhulme Trust. He is a fellow of the British Computer Society and is a Chartered Engineer.
Aviel D. Rubin received the BS, MSE, and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan in 1989, 1991, and 1994, respectively. He is a professor of computer science and the technical director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, he was a research scientist at AT&T Labs. He is author of several books including Firewalls and Internet Security, second edition (with Bill Cheswick and Steve Bellovin, Addison Wesley, 2003), White-Hat Security Arsenal (Addison Wesley, 2001), and Web Security Sourcebook (with Dan Geer and Marcus Ranum, John Wiley and Sons, 1997). He is an associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology and IEEE Security & Privacy, and an advisory board member of Springer's Information Security and Cryptography Book Series. He serves on the DARPA Information Science and Technology Study Group. He is coauthor of a report showing security flaws in a widely used electronic voting system that focused a national spotlight on the issue. Rubin also coauthored an analysis of the governments planned SERVE system for Internet voting for military and overseas civilians, which led to the cancellation of that dangerous project. In January, 2004 Baltimore Magazine name Rubin a Baltimorean of the Year for his work in safeguarding the integrity of our election process, and he is also the recipient of the 2004 Electronic Frontiers Foundation Pioneer Award.
Wilhelm Schäfer is a professor for software engineering and chair of the International Graduate School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Paderborn, Germany. Prior appointments have been with the University of Dortmund, Germany and McGill University at Montreal. He also spent four years in industry as head of the R&D department of a medium-size software house. His research interests are in object-oriented specifications for embedded systems, software processes, and reengineering. He was program cochair of the 23rd International Conference on Software Engineering 2001 and program chair of the European Software Engineering conference 1995. He is general chair of ICSE 2008 in Leipzig, Germany.
Wolfgang Emmerich received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Paderborn and the MSc degree in informatics from University of Dortmund in Germany. He is a professor of distributed computing at University College London, a leading UK university. He heads the Software Systems Engineering Research Group in the Department of Computer Science and is a member of London Software Systems. Prior to joining UCL, he held a lectureship position at The City University in London and was a visiting research fellow in the Software Verification Research Centre at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Wolfgang His research interests are in the area of software architectures for large-scale distributed and mobile systems. He has served on numerous program committees of international conferences in software engineering and distributed systems. He will be program cochair of the International Conference of Software Engineering in 2007. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the Association of Computing Machinery, and the Institution of Electrical Engineers. He is also a cofounder and partner of the Zühlke Technology Group, a medium-sized pan-European service provider of systems engineering services.
Mark Harman is a professor of software engineering and head of the Software Engineering Group in the Department of Computer Science, King's College, London. He has worked extensively on program slicing, transformation and testing and more recently he helped to found the field of search-based software engineering. He is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and DaimlerChrysler, Berlin. He has been program chair for several conferences and workshops including the 20th International Conference on Software Maintenance and the search-based software engineering track of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference.
Hausi Müller received a diploma in electrical engineering from ETH Zürich, Switzerland in 1979 as well as MS and PhD degrees from Rice University, Houston Texas in 1984 and 1986. He is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Bachelor of Software Engineering Program (BSENG) at University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is a visiting scientist with the Center for Advanced Studies, IBM Toronto Laboratory and the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute. He is a principal investigator and chair of the Technical Steering Committee of CSER (Canadian Consortium for Software Engineering Research). Together with his research group and in collaboration with industry, he investigates methods, models, architectures, and techniques for software evolution and autonomic computing. He also concentrates on building Adoption-Centric Software Engineering (ACSE) tools to visualize software and using reverse engineering and reengineering technologies to migrate long-lived software systems to autonomic and network-centric platforms. He was general chair of ICSE-2001 (IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering) in Toronto and IWPC-2003 (IEEE International Workshop on Program Comprehension) in Portland. He was program cochair of CASCON-2003 in Toronto. He serves as vice-chair of IEEE TCSE (Technical Council on Software Engineering).