Workshop Chairs

Ivica Crnkovic

Chalmers University of Technology - Sweden

Ivica Crnkovic is a professor of software engineering at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, and Malardalen University, Vasteras, and a guest professor at University of Osijek, Croatia. He is the director of ICT Area of Advance at Chalmers University. His research interests include component-based software engineering, software architecture, software development processes, and software engineering for large complex systems. Ivica is the author of more than 200 refereed publications on software engineering topics and has been the guest editor of a number of special issues in different journals and magazines, such as IEEE Software and Elsevier JSS. Professor Crnkovic has been general chair of several top-level software engineering conferences (such as ICSE 2018, ICSA 2017, ECSA 2015, ASE 2014, Comparch, WICSA 2011, ESEC/FSE 2007,) and PC Chair (COMPSAC 2015, ECSA 2012, Euromicro SEAA 2006, etc.). His teaching activities cover several courses in the area of Software Engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate level. From 1985 to 1998, Ivica worked at ABB, Sweden, where he was responsible for software development environments and tools. Ivica received an M.Sc. in electrical engineering, an M.Sc. in theoretical physics, and a Ph.D. in computer science in 1991, all from the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Karina Kohl Silveira

School of Technology - PUCRS - Brazil

Karina Kohl is Ph.D. Student in Computer Science at School of Technology - PUCRS under the advisement of Professor Rafael Prikladnicki. In industry, she is Head of Operations of office in Porto Alegre and Product Manager Publication Platforms at as well. provide the digital operations to Grupo Globo, the largest media company in Latin America. Her research interests include Software Engineering, Agile Methodologies, Human Aspects in Software Engineering, Gender and Diversity. She has in her curriculum companies as HP (R&D) and ADP. Karina received an B.Sc. in Computer Science in 2003 and M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2005, both from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. She also has the title of Specialist in Digital Journalism (2014) from the Communication School - PUCRS.

Sara Sprenkle

Washington and Lee University - USA

Sara Sprenkle is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Washington and Lee University. She has served as faculty co-chair and poster co-chair for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. At Washington and Lee, she coordinated the Women in Math and Science group--first with a student focus and later with a faculty focus--and served on the organizing committee for the Women’s Leadership Summit and the Women and Technology forum. Her research interests are in automated web application testing, empirical studies, and digital humanities. Sara received her BS in Computer Science and Mathematics at Gettysburg College in 1999, her MS in Computer Science at Duke University in 2004, and her Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Delaware in 2007.

Steering committee

Erika Abraham

RWTH Aachen University - Germany

Erika Abraham graduated from the Christian-Albrechts University Kiel (Germany) and received her PhD from the University of Leiden (The Netherlands). She was a postdoctoral researcher at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Germany), and since 2008, she is a professor at the Computer Science department of the RWTH Aachen University (Germany). Her main research focus is on formal methods (formal synthesis and analysis for probabilistic and hybrid systems, SAT and SMT solving) and their academic and industrial applications. She has co-chaired 7 conferences and workshops, co-organized 6 further scientific events, acted in 4 Steering Committees, served as a Program Committee member for more than 70 conferences and workshops, edited several journal issues, published more than 130 papers and gave more than 40 invited talks. She is board member of the Computer Algebra Working Group of the German Informatics Society. She is a member of the Informatics Europe Working Group "Women in Informatics Research and Education" and Deputy Equal Opportunities Commissioner at her university. She has been also active in organizing gender-related activities in doctoral education; for example she co-initiated an event series called ”Promotions cafe”, which aims under others to raise gender awareness.

Elisabetta Di Nitto

Politecnico di Milano - Italy

Elisabetta Di Nitto is professor at Politecnico di Milano. She is teaching Software Engineering and Foundations of Computer Science. Her expertise lies in the area of software engineering and, in particular, of large-scale, open, service oriented systems. She has published and presented various papers on the most important international journals and conferences, has served in the program committee of various international conferences and has been program co-chair of ASE 2010 and ServiceWave 2010 and general chair of ESEC/FSE 2015 and ICAC 2018. She is currentlu member of the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology and of Journal of Software: Evolution and Process. She has been member of the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and of the SOCA journal. She is member of the ACM SIGSOFT executive committee and of the Informatics Europe Board.

Raffaela Mirandola

Politecnico di Milano - Italy

Raffaela Mirandola is Associate Professor in the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria at Politecnico di Milano. Raffaela research interests are in the areas of performance and reliability modeling and analysis of software/hardware systems with special emphasis on: methods for the automatic generation of performance and reliability models for component-based and service-based systems, and methods to develop software that is dependable and can easily evolve, possibly self-adapting its behavior. She has published over 100 journal and conference articles on these topics. She served and is currently serving in the program committees of conferences in the research areas and she is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of System and Software, Elsevier and of IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering. She has been involved in several national and European research projects.

Program Committee