AASSQ – Speakers

Victor Basili

Dr. Victor R. Basili is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, College Park. He holds a PH.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas and is a recipient of honorary degrees from the University of Sannio, Italy (2004) and the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (2005). He was Founding Director of the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering – Maryland and a founding director of the Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL) at NASA/GSFC. He has worked on measuring, evaluating, and improving the software development process and product using methods that include Iterative Enhancement, the Goal Question Metric Approach (GQM), the Quality Improvement Paradigm (QIP), the Experience Factory (EF), and the GQM+Strategies Approach for aligning business

Dr. Basili is a recipient of several awards including several NASA Group Achievement Awards, the 2000 Outstanding Research Award from ACM SIGSOFT, the IEEE Computer Society 2003 Harlan Mills Award, and the Fraunhofer Medal. He has authored over 250 journal and refereed conference papers, has served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TSE and the Springer Journal of Empirical Software Engineering. He is an IEEE and ACM Fellow.


Guilherme H. Travassos

He holds a B.Sc. Eng. (Electrical Engineering, 1985) at Federal University of Juiz de Fora, a Master (1990) and D.Sc. (1994) in Systems Engineering and Computer Science (Software Engineering) at COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He carried out his Post-Doctorate at the University of Maryland-College Park along with the SEL/NASA (USA – 1998-2000), focusing his activities on experimentation in Software Engineering and product software lines for spacecrafts. He is currently a professor in the Systems Engineering and Computer Science Program (PESC) of COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Prof. Travassos is a CNPq 1D Researcher. His researches’ interests are concerned with Experimental Software Engineering, acting mainly in the following themes: software quality (VV&T), science in large scale, engineering of Web applications and ubiquitous systems, simulation in software engineering, environments and tools to support the development and experimentation in software. Additionally, he leads the Experimental Software Engineering Group at COPPE/UFRJ and is member of the International Software Engineering Research Network – ISERN. He is also a member of the Brazilian Computer Society – SBC and a professional member of the Association for Computer Machinery – ACM. He is an associated editor of Elsevier – Information and Software Technology (IST) Journal and takes part in the editorial board of SpringerOpen – Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD) and World Scientific – International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IJSEKE). He intensively collaborates with the software industry through research and development projects executed at COPPE/UFRJ. A list of his publications can be found at https://scholar.google.com.br/citations?user=hn4LDmkAAAAJ&hl=pt-BR&oi=ao. The complete CV (in Portuguese) is available at CNPq Lattes Platform: http://lattes.cnpq.br/7541486051032916.


Emilia Mendes

She is Professor in Software Engineering at the Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden). She obtained her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Southampton (UK) in 1999, and then initiated her full time academic career at the Computer Science Department at the University of Auckland (NZ), where she worked for 12 years. After leaving NZ, and prior to moving to Sweden, she was Associate Professor at Zayed University (UAE) for a year. Her research is inter-disciplinary, encompassing four disciplines – Computer Science, Empirical Software & Web Engineering, IT/Computer Science & Software/Web Engineering education, and Hypertext. To date she has published over 200 refereed publications, which include three books (one edited (2005 – Web Engineering) and two authored (2007 – Cost Estimation Techniques for Web Projects; 2014 – Practitioner’s Knowledge Representation: a pathway to improve software effort estimation)). She worked in  the ICT industry for ten years as programmer, business analyst and project manager prior to moving to the UK in the end of 1995 to initiate her PhD studies.


Ana Regina Rocha

She is graduated in Mathematics by Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1971), and she holds a Masters in Informatics by Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (1978) and a PhD in Informatics Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (1983). She is currently an associated professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She has experience in the area of Computer Science with emphasis on Software Engineering, researching in the following topics: software development environment, software process, knowledge management, software quality. She was coordinator of the technical of the MPS (Brazilian Software Process Improvement) Model, responsible for its definition and evolution, since its beginning in February 2012. Currently, she is a member of the technical team of the model.


Ricardo de Almeida Falbo

He is a titular professor in the Informatics Department at Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), where he works since 1989. Ricardo is founder and senior member of the Ontologies and Conceptual Model Studies Nucleus (NEMO) at UFES, where he carries out researches in the area of Ontologies, with focus in the areas of Ontologies Engineering and Applications of Ontologies in Software Engineering. He holds a doctorate in Systems Engineering and Computing by COPPE/UFRJ (1998).


Cláudia Werner

Cláudia Maria Lima Werner received her D.Sc. from COPPE/UFRJ (1992) (the Graduate School of Engineering of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and since 1994 is a Professor of the Computer Science Department, being the leader of the Software Engineering group, at COPPE/UFRJ. She is also a CNPq and FAPERJ (Cientista do Nosso Estado) researcher, having experience in Software Engineering for more than 20 year, with emphasis in Software Reuse, Software Engineering Education, Software Visualization and Ecosystems. She has over 200 technical papers published in national and international conferences and journals, besides book chapters. She is a member of the Brazilian Society of Computer Science (SBC) and the program committee of various national and international conferences, and also co-editor-in-chief of the Springer Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD).


 Rodrigo Pereira dos Santos

He is a researcher in Software Ecosystems and Development based on Components. He is a doctorate candidate awarded with the Grade 10 Doctorate Scholarship at FAPERJ (with time at the University College London – UCL) from the Systems Engineering and Computing Program (COPPE/UFRJ). He is a consultant in Software Engineering by the Coppetec Foundation in the Advanced Research Center from the Federal Government (MPOG), having acted at the Research Center in Electric Engineering (CEPEL). He acted as a collaborator analyst in the Xerem Advanced Pole (IPPUR/UFRJ) and the CAPES Education Observatory Project IPPUR/UFRJ). He acted as a professor at the Brazilian Open University (CEDERJ/CECIERJ/UAB), COPPE/UFRJ (Xerem Pole), Infnet Institute and Santa Úrsula University. He is a member of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) and evaluator of the superior courses in Computing and Informatics by the Education Ministry (MEC). He also carries out researches in Electronic Government and Education in Software Engineering.


 Igor Steinmacher

He holds a PhD in Computer Science by the IME-USP. He is graduated in Computer Science by the Maringa Stadual University (2003) and Masters in Computer Science by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2005). He is part of the effective board of the Technological Federal University of Parana (UTFPR), Mourão Campo Campus, as Adjunct Superior Magisterial Professor. He was organized of the 2014 and 2015 editions of the Open Software Workshop (WSL) and the 2012 Brazilian Symposium of Collaborative Systems (SBSC). He is also a member of the Organizing Committee of CBSoft 2016. He is member of the program committee of the Open Software Brazilian Symposium (SBSC). He has experience in the area of Computer Science, having the following main interests and research areas: Software Repository Mining, Open Software Development, Entrance of inexperienced practitioners in open communities and qualitative data analysis.