The purpose of abstraction is not to be vague, but to create a new semantic level in which one can be absolutely precise....
- E. W. Dijkstra - from the Humble Programmer, 1972.
General Chair: Carlo Ghezzi is a Professor and Chair of Software Engineering in the Department of Electronics and Information of Politecnico di Milano. He is the Rector's delegate for research, past member of the Academic Senate and of the Board of Governors, and past Department Chair. He received the following awards: ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award, member of the Italian Academy of Sciences (Istituto Lombardo). He previously served as a member of the ACM Nominating Committee, and member of the committee for the ACM Software Systems Award. He has been on the evaluation board of several international research projects and institutions in Europe, Japan, and the USA. He is presently a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Trans. on Software Engineering, Science of Computer Programming, Service Oriented Computing and Applications, and Software Process Improvement and Practice. He has recently been funded by the European Research Council under the prestigious "Advanced Grants" program for a research on Self-Managing Situated Computing" and he has been a keynote speaker at ICSE 2009.
PC co-chair: Lars Grunske is currently Lecturer at the Swinburne University of Technology. Before he was Boeing Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland and research assistant at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute for Software Systems Engineering. He focuses his research on architectures and dependability evaluation of complex software intensive systems. He has published over 40 journal and conference articles on these topics. Furthermore, he served and is currently serving in the program committees of conferences in related research areas like: CBSE, ICCBSS, WADS, ASWEC, Euromicro-Component-based software engineering track, Safecomp. He has been the program chair of SETE 2006, the International Conference on System Engineering/ Test and Evaluation, Melbourne, Australia and has be selected as the Program Chair for CBSE 2010, the 12th International Symposium on Component Based Software Engineering. Furthermore, he is in the steering Committee of ISARCS 2010, the International Symposium on Architecting Critical Systems.
PC co-chair: Raffaela Mirandola is an Assistant Professor at Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione at Politecnico di Milano. She received the Laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Pisa and the PhD in Computer Science form the University of Roma Tor Vergata. Raffaela's research interests are in the areas of performance and reliability modeling and analysis of software/hardware systems with special emphasis on the automatic generation of performance models for component-based systems, model driven engineering applied to embedded systems, empirical software engineering and software process analysis. She has published over 50 journal and conference articles on these topics. She served and is currently serving in the program committees of conferences in the research areas like: WOSP, QOSA, Euromicro- Component-based software engineering track, ESEC/FSE2007, ASE 2007, ESEC/FSE2009, AUTONOMICS, ICSOFT. Raffaela in 2007 has been one of the organizers of the GI-Dagstuhl-Seminar: "Modelling Contest: Common Component Modelling Example". She has been the program chair of Euromicro Software Engineering and Advanced Application (SEAA) 2008 and the Workshop Chair of the Automated Software Engineering conference, ASE 2008. In 2009 she has been program co-chair of QoSA 2009: Fifth International Conference on the Quality of Software Architectures and special session co-chair on "Model driven Engineering" at Euromicro SEAA.