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Issue No. 06 - June (2005 vol. 31)
ISSN: 0098-5589
pp: 425
It is my pleasure to introduce and offer a belated welcome to one new member of the editorial board, Karama Kanoun. Her term began July 2004 and she has since been serving TSE with noted professionalism. Her brief biographical sketch below presents her 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 undertaken voluntarily and coexist with existing professional responsibilities.

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Karama Kanoun received the certified engineer degree from the National School of Civil Aviation, Toulouse, the doctor-engineer and the doctor-es-science degrees from the National Polytechnic Institute, Toulouse. She is currently Directeur de Recherche at LAAS-CNRS. She was a visiting professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, the first semester of 1998. Her current research interests include modeling and evaluation of computer system dependability, software reliability, and dependability benchmarking. She has authored or coauthored more than 120 publications. She is also the author/coauthor of several books and book chapters. She is a member of the IFIP working group 10.4 "Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance." She is chairperson of the Special Interest Group on Dependability Benchmarking (SIGDeB) of the IFIP working group 10.4 and chairperson of the French SEE Working Group "Design and Validation for Dependability." She served as program committee cochair of the 28th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC) in 2004, the IEEE International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) in 2000, and the Fifth IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE) in 1994.
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