Guest Editors' Introduction: 2008 Conference on the Foundations of Software Engineering
Gail C. Murphy Wilhelm
Pages: pp. 591-592
About the Authors
Gail C. Murphy received the BSc degree from the University of Alberta in 1987 and the MS and PhD degrees in computer science and engineering from the University of Washington in 1994 and 1996, respectively. She is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada. Her research interests include software evolution, development tools and how people work. From 1987 to 1992, she worked as a software designer in industry. She served as the Program Chair for SIGSOFT FSE 2008 and will serve as the Co-Program Chair for ICSE 2012. She has received a number of awards for her work on software evolution, including a Steacie Fellowship from the NSERC granting agency in Canada in 2006 and the Dahl-Nygaard Junior Prize from AITO in 2005. She is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the ACM.
Wilhelm Schäfer received the PhD degree in 1986 in the area of software engineering from the University of Osnabrück, Germany. He spent 1986-1987 as a visiting assistant professor at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. From 1986 to 1990, he was head of research and development at STZ company for Software Technology Ltd., Dortmund, Germany. From 1991 to 1994, he was an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Dortmund. Since 1994 he has been a full professor and chair, head of Software Engineering Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Paderborn, Germany. Professor Schäfer is deputy chair of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC 614 Self-Optimization in Mechanical Engineering). He was and is a member of many national and international program committees in software engineering. He was a member of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering Editorial Board (2007-2009), he was program committee chair of the Fifth European Software Engineering Conference (ESEC), Barcelona, in 1995, program committee cochair of the 23rd International Conference on Software Engineering in Toronto in 2001, and general chair of the 30th International Conference on Software Engineering held in Leipzig in 2008. His research interests include object-oriented specification and analysis of mechatronic systems, model-driven development in general, reengineering, and software process.