Workshop on Software Variability Management

Organizers' Biographies

Prof. Dr. Jan Bosch is a professor of software engineering at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, where he heads the software engineering research group. He received a MSc degree from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, and a PhD degree from Lund University, Sweden. His research activities include software architecture design, software product lines, object-oriented frameworks and component-oriented programming. He is the author of a book "Design and Use of Software Architectures: Adopting and Evolving a Product Line Approach" published by Pearson Education (Addison-Wesley & ACM Press), (co-)editor of three volumes in the Springer LNCS series and has (co-)authored more than 50 refereed journal and conference publications. He has organised numerous workshops, served on many programme committees, including the ICSR'6, CSMR'2000, ECBS'2000, GCSE, SPLC and TOOLS conferences and is member of the steering groups of the GCSE and WICSA conferences. He was the PC co-chair of the 3rd IFIP (IEEE) Working Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA-3) and is the general chair for WICSA-4.

Prof. Dr. Peter Knauber is professor of software engineering and project management at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany. From 1998 to 2002 he led the department for Software Product Lines at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Germany. There he was responsible for several public and industrial projects where technology related to software product lines was developed and transferred into industrial practice and the advancement of the IESE product line method PuLSE(tm). Peter Knauber is (co-)organizer of the international workshop series on Software Product Lines: Economics, Architectures, and Implications, held with the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) from 2000 to 2002.