Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2008)

Organizing Committee

Dr. Betty H.C. Cheng, Michigan State University, USA

Betty H.C. Cheng is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. Her research and teaching interests include formal methods for software engineering, software development environments, object-oriented analysis and design, embedded systems development, assurance patterns, adaptive middleware, visualization, and distributed computing. She collaborates with industrial partners for both her class projects and research in order to facilitate technology exchange between academia and industry. Industrial partners include Siemens, Eaton, Motorola, and General Dynamics. She was awarded a NASA/JPL Faculty Fellowship to investigate the use of new software engineering techniques for portion of the shuttle software.  Her research has been funded by NSF, ONR, NASA, USDA, EPA, and numerous industrial organizations. She serves on the editorial boards for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering Journal, and Software and Systems Modeling.  Each year, she serves on numerous program and organizational committees for international conferences and workshops.

Dr. Rogério de Lemos, University of Kent, UK

Rogério de Lemos is a Lecturer in Computing Science at the University of Kent (UK). He has organised several workshops including the workshops on Architecting Dependable Systems (WADS) at ICSE and DSN, and the workshops on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS) at ICSE. He was the PC co-chair of LADC 2003. He has over 50 scientific publications, and recently co-edited four books on Architecting Dependable Systems.

Dr. David Garlan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

David Garlan is a Professor of Computer Science and Director of Software Engineering Professional Programs at Carnegie Mellon University. His interests include software architecture, self-adaptive systems, and formal methods. He is one of the founders of the field of software architecture, and, in particular, formal representation and analysis of architectural designs. He was a co-organizer of the two successful Workshops on Self-Managed Systems (co-located with FSE in 2002 and 2004).

Dr. Holger Giese, Hasso Plattner Institut, Germany

Holger Giese is an Assistant Professor at the University of Paderborn. He is currently a visiting Professor at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam. He was co-chair of the 3rd International Workshop on Scenarios and State Machines: Models, Algorithms, and Tools (SCESM04), at ICSE'04 and Program Chair and organizer of the 3rd Workshops for “Object-oriented Modeling of Embedded Real-Time Systems” (OMER3) in Paderborn, Germany (13 - 14 October, 2005). He also is one of the organizers for the Dagstuhl-Seminar “Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems” In January 2008. He is currently serving as Workshop Chair for of the MODELS / UML 2007 conference in Vanderbilt and Co-Chair of the Track for Research Demonstrations for ICSE 08 in Dresden.

Dr. Marin Litoiu, IBM Canada Ltd., Canada

Marin Litoiu is Senior Researcher with Centre for Advanced Studies at the IBM Toronto Laboratory where he leads the research program in Software Engineering, System Management and  Autonomic Computing. He is the Director of Centre of Excellence for Research in Adaptive Systems (CERAS) and the Chair of the Consortium for Software Engineering Research (CSER). He also holds a faculty position with York University, Canada. He was co-organizer of the ICSE workshops ACSE 2003, ACSE 2004, DEAS 2005, SEAMS 2007 and of the CASCON Workshops Self-Optimizing Systems in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Dr. Jeff Magee, Imperial College London, UK

Jeff Magee is Head of the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. His research is primarily concerned with the software engineering of distributed systems, including design methods, analysis techniques, operating systems, languages and program support environments for these systems. His work on Software Architecture has lead to the commercial use by Phillips of the Architecture Description language   Darwin  in their next generation of consumer television products. He is the author of over 80 refereed conference and journal publications and has written a book on concurrent programming entitled “Concurrency - State models and Java programs.” He was co-editor of the IEE Proceedings on Software Engineering and is currently chair of the International Conference on Software Engineering Steering Committee. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member-at-large of the ACM SIGSOFT committee. He was awarded the BCS 1999 Brendan Murphy prize for the best paper in Distributed systems and the IEE Informatics Premium prize for 1998/99 for a paper on Software Architecture.

Dr. Hausi A. Müller, University of Victoria, Canada

Hausi Müller is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Bachelor of Software Engineering Program at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is a Visiting Scientist with the Center for Advanced Studies at the IBM Toronto Laboratory. He is the Chair of the Technical Steering Committee of CSER, a Canadian Consortium for Software Engineering Research. Together with his research group and in collaboration with IBM he investigates methods, models, architectures, and techniques for autonomic computing applications. He also concentrates on building Adoption-Centric Software Engineering (ACSE) tools and on migrating legacy software to autonomic and network-centric platforms. He was GC for ICSE 2001 & IWPC-2003 and PC Chair for CASCON 2003. He was co-organizer of the ICSE workshops ACSE 2003, ACSE 2004, DEAS 2005, SEAMS 2006 and SEAMS 2007.

Dr. Richard N. Taylor, University of California, Irvine, USA

Richard N. Taylor is a Professor of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California at Irvine and a member of the Department of Informatics. His research interests are centered on design and software architectures, especially event-based and peer-to-peer systems and the way they scale across organizational boundaries. Professor Taylor is the Director of the Institute for Software Research, which is dedicated to fostering innovative basic and applied research in software and information technologies through partnerships with industry and government. He has served as chair of ACM's SIGSOFT, chair of the ICSE Steering Committee, and was GC of the 1999 International Joint Conference on Work Activities, Coordination, and Collaboration and FSE 2004. Taylor was a 1985 recipient of a Presidential Young Investigator Award and in 1998 was recognized as an ACM Fellow. In 2005 he was awarded the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award.