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Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Section on Evaluation and Improvement of Software Dependability

Katerina , IEEE
Karama Kanoun

Pages: pp. 306-308


We would like to thank the authors of all of the submitted papers for their interest in the special section on evaluation and improvement of software dependability. The support of former IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering Editor in Chief Jeff Kramer and the IEEE Computer Society staff was invaluable in the preparation of this section. Last but not least, we would like to thank more than 85 experts on different aspects of software dependability who served as reviewers. Providing detailed reviews of submitted papers in a timely fashion contributed to the success of this special section.

Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova

Karama Kanoun

Guest Editors

About the Authors

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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.
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Karama Kanoun is Directeur de Recherche at LAAS-CNRS, heading the Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance Research Group ( 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.
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