3rd International Workshop on Adoption-Centric Software Engineering (ACSE 2003)

Organizers' Biographies

Dr. Robert Balzer. After several years at the Rand Corporation, Dr. Balzer left to help form the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute (USC-ISI) where he served as Director of ISI's Software Sciences Division and Professor of Computer Science at USC. In 2000 he joined Teknowledge Corporation as their CTO and Director of their Distributed Systems Unit, which combines AI, DB, and SE techniques to automate the software development process. His current research includes wrapping COTS products to provide safe and secure execution environments, extend their functionality, and integrate them together; instrumenting software architectures; and generating systems from domain specific specifications.

Dr. Jens Jahnke is an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria, Canada. He holds a doctoral degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Paderborn, Germany. He received the E. Denert Software Engineering Award in 2000 and has been appointed an Industrial Research Fellow by the Advanced Systems Institute of British Columbia. He is a Principal Investigator of the Consortium for Software Engineering Research (CSER). His current research focuses on network-centric aspects of software engineering, in particular system mediation, system reverse engineering, embedded systems, data reengineering, and connection-based programming.

Dr. Marin Litoiu is member of the Centre for Advanced Studies at the IBM Toronto Laboratory where he initiates and manages joint research projects between IBM and Universities across the globe in the area of Application Development Tools. Prior to joining IBM (1997), he was a faculty member with the Department of Computers and Control Systems at the University Politechnica of Bucharest and held research visiting positions with Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, (1994 and 1995) and Polytechnic University of Catalunia (Spain), and the European Center for Parallelism (1995). Dr. Litoiu's other research interests include distributed objects; high performance software design; performance modeling, performance evaluation and capacity planning for distributed and real time systems.

Dr. Hausi A. Müller is a Professor at the University of Victoria, Canada. He is a Visiting Scientist with the Centre for Advanced Studies at the IBM Toronto Laboratory and the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute. He is a principal investigator of CSER. Together with his research group he investigates technologies to build adoption-centric software engineering tools and to migrate legacy software to object-oriented and network-centric platforms. Dr. Müller's research interests include software engineering, software evolution, reverse engineering, software reengineering, program understanding, software engineering tool evaluation, and software architecture. He is GC for IWPC-2003. He was GC for ICSE-2001.

Dr. Dennis B. Smith is a senior member of the technical staff in the Product Line Systems Program at the Software Engineering Institute. He is the technical lead in the effort for migrating legacy systems to product lines. In this role he has integrated a number of techniques for modernizing legacy systems from both a technical and business perspective. Dr. Smith has been the lead in a variety of engagements with external clients. He led a widely publicized audit of the FAA's troubled ISSS system. This report produced a set of recommendations for change, resulting in major changes to the development process, and the development of an eventual successful follow-on system. Earlier, Dr. Smith was project leader for the CASE environments project. This project examined the underlying issues of CASE integration, process support for environments and the adoption of technology. He is also a co-editor of the IEEE and ISO recommended practice on CASE Adoption. He has been general chair of two international conferences, IWPC'99 and STEP'99.

Dr. Margaret-Anne Storey is an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria. Her main research interests involve understanding how people solve complex tasks, and designing technologies to facilitate navigating and understanding large information spaces. With her students and she is working on a variety of projects within the areas of software engineering, human-computer interaction, information visualization, social informatics and knowledge management. Dr. Storey is a fellow of the ASI and as such collaborates with the IBM PDC on HCI issues for eCommerce and distributed learning applications, and with ACD systems. She is a principal investigator for CSER developing and evaluating software migration technology and a visiting researcher at the IBM Centre for Advanced Studies.

Dr. Scott R. Tilley is an Associate Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology. He is also Principal of S.R. Tilley & Associates, a Southern California-based information technology consulting boutique. He maintains an appointment as Visiting Scientist with the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He was PC Chair for SIGDOC 2001, and is GC of the WSE 2003.

Dr. Kenny Wong is an assistant professor at the University of Alberta. His main areas of research are software architecture, integration, evolution, and visualization. This research includes conducting case studies, building and using integrated environments for reverse engineering, and exploring a framework for continuous, collaborative program understanding. Current industrial collaborations include IBM, KLOCwork Inc., and Intuit Canada. He is a principal investigator of CSER and ASERC. He co-manages a Canadian Foundation for Innovation facility to study distributed software development, with connected, experimental laboratories at the University of Calgary and University of Alberta. Dr. Wong is also PC Chair for IWPC 2003 and WSE 2003.