Workshop on Requirements Engineering in Open Systems

Organizers' Biographies

Stephen Fickas is a Full Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Oregon. He did his PhD work in the area of AI&SE at Information Sciences Institute and the University of California at Irvine. His research interests lie in the areas of Requirements Engineering, and in particular, ephemeral requirements, requirements monitoring, and debugging formal models. Professor Fickas is part of a project looking at the requirements issues raised by MSDS applications in the domain of assistive technology ( He also currently heads the Wearable Computing Lab at the UofO (

Robert J. Hall received the Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991, where he performed his Ph.D. work in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's Programmer's Apprentice Project. Since February, 1991 he has been a Member of Technical Staff (Principal Investigator) at AT&T Bell Laboratories, now AT&T Labs Research, working in the areas of automated software engineering, requirements engineering, feature interaction analysis, and agent-based Internet applications. He serves on the steering and program committees of the IEEE International Conferences on Automated Software Engineering as well as the editorial board of Kluwer's journal Automated Software Engineering.