"Is my software ecosystem healthy? It depends!"

by Tom Mens

Tom Mens is full professor at the University of Mons, Belgium, where he directs the Software Engineering Lab for over 15 years. He co-edited two Springer books “Software Evolution” and “Evolving Software Systems” and published numerous highly-cited software engineering articles in peer-reviewed international software engineering conferences and journals. His current re-search revolves around empirical software engineering, software evolution, software ecosystems, and open source software health. He is coordinator of the Belgian FNRS-FWO Excellence of Science project SECO-ASSIST.

"From software through art to social entrepreneurship"

by Letizia Jaccheri

Letizia Jaccheri (Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino, Italy) Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has been department head of the Computer Science department at NTNU from 2013 to 2017. She is ACM Distinguished Speaker. She has organized four International conferences since 2015 and will be general co-chair of EASE 2020 in April 2020. Jaccheri has been independent director of one of the largest IT companies in Europe (Reply SPA with 6000 employees); Jaccheri’s research is on: software engineering; entertainment computing; computational creativity; ICT-enabled social innovation. Jaccheri is the Norwegian representative and Vice President of IFIP TC14 on Entertainment Computing. She has published more than 200 papers in International conferences and journals. She has been teaching courses in software engineering at various levels since 1994. She has supervised PhD students, Post-doctoral students and acted as opponent for. She participates to several Horizon 2020 projects.

Letizia Jaccheri is passionate about dissemination of computer science and research to the general public and to contribute to recruit female students to computer science and research.

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