Workshop on Component-Based Software Engineering

Organizers' Biographies

Ivica Crnkovic is professor and head of the Computer Science Laboratory at Mälardalens University. He worked for many years at ABB, where he was responsible for development environments as a project leader and a manager of a development group. His main research interests are software configuration management, component-based development, and general software engineering. He is active in several conferences and workshops as a co-organizer or a PC member.

Heinz Schmidt is Professor for Software Engineering at Monash University where he directs the Centre for Distributed Systems and Software Engineering. He has worked on software specification, environments, and component technology for distributed and parallel systems for over twenty years at the German National Research Centre for Computer Science, the International Computer Science Institute of the UC Berkeley, the Australian CSIRO and Monash University. Dr Schmidt has written books and articles in this area and organized conferences and workshops on objects and software engineering.

Judith Stafford is Professor for Software Engineering at Tufts University, and is also a senior member of the technical staff at the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Stafford has worked for several years in the area of compositional reasoning and its application to software architectures and component-based systems. She has organized workshops and written widely in these areas.

Kurt Wallnau is a senior member of the technical staff at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Wallnau founded the ICSE component-based software engineering workshop series. He is author of the Addison-Wesley-Longman book, "Building Systems from Commercial Components." He has written numerous articles and technical reports on the subject, and is currently leading the SEI's Predictable Assembly from Certifiable Components project.