The conference will feature plenary addresses by the following great speakers:

pix_keungJacky Keung (City University of Hong Kong) received his B.Sc Hon. in Computer Science from the University of Sydney, and his Ph.D in Software Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He worked as Research Scientist in the National ICT Australia Research Laboratory (NICTA) based in Sydney for a number of years prior to returning Hong Kong. He is an active software engineering researcher, and his main research interests are within Mining Software Repositories (MSR), specifically in software effort and cost estimation, empirical modeling and evaluation of complex systems, and data-intensive ensemble methods for software engineering data. He has worked with a number of software companies and government departments across Australia and Asia Pacific and attracted funding support research projects, which had been successfully carried out. He has published papers in prestigious journals including IEEE Transactions in Software Engineering, IEEE-SOFTWARE and many other leading journals and conferences in the field of Software Engineering. He is also the Secretary of IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Society Chapter.

SBES_Michele_Lanza_fotoMichele Lanza (University of Lugano) is a professor (and currently dean) at the faculty of informatics of the University of Lugano, where he founded the REVEAL research group in 2004. He co-authored over 150 journal and conference publications and the book Object-Oriented Metrics in Practice. His activitites span various international software engineering research communities. He have served on the program committees of ICSE, FSE, ICSME, ICPC, MSR and many other conferences, and as program co-chair of ICSM 2010, VISSOFT 2009, MSR 2008, IWPSE 2007, and MSR 2007. He was keynote speaker at MSR 2010, CBSOFT/SBES 2011, BENEVOL 2011, and CSMR 2013. He is board member of CHOOSE (Swiss Group for Object-Oriented Systems and Environments), and vice-president of the Moose association. He is  steering committee member of MSR (Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories), of VISSOFT (International Workshop on Visualizing Software for Understanding and Analysis), and of the ERCIM working group on software evolution.

MeiMeiyappan Nagappan (Rochester Institute of Technology) is an Assistant Professor in the Software Engineering department of Rochester Institute of Technology. Previously he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Software Analysis and Intelligence Lab (SAIL) at Queen’s University, Canada. His research is centered around the use of large-scale Software Engineering (SE) data to address the concerns of the various stakeholders (e.g., developers, operators, and managers). In particular his work is
focussed on mining entire mobile app stores in order to provide
actionable advice to app developers. He received a PhD in computer science from North Carolina State University. Dr. Nagappan has published in various top SE venues such as TSE, FSE, EMSE, and IEEE Software. He has also received a best paper award at the International Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 12). He continues to collaborate with both industrial and academic researchers from the US, Canada, Japan, Germany, Chile, and India. Contact him at mei@se.rit.edu.

romainRomain Robbes (University of Chile) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chile  (Computer Science Department), in the PLEIAD research lab, since January 2010. He earned his PhD in 2008 from the University of Lugano,  Switzerland and received his Master’s degree from the University of Caen, France. His research interests lie in Empirical Software Engineering and Mining Software Repositories. He authored more than 50 papers on these topics at top software engineering venues (ICSE, FSE, ASE, EMSE, ECOOP, OOPSLA), received best paper awards at WCRE 2009 and MSR 2011, and was the recipient of a Microsoft SEIF award 2011. He has served in the organizing and program committees of many software engineering conferences (ICSE, MSR, WCRE, ICMSE, IWPSE, ECOOP, and others).

Ashish-SurekaAshish Sureka (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi) is a Faculty Member at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D). His current research interests are in the area of Mining Software Repositories, Software Analytics, and Social Media Analytics. He graduated with an MS and PhD degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University (NCSU) in May 2002 and May 2005 respectively. He has worked at IBM Research Labs in USA, Siemens Research Lab (India) and was a Senior Research Associate at the R&D Unit of Infosys Technologies Limited before joining IIIT-D in July 2009. He has received research grants from Department of Information Technology (DIT, Government of India), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Department of Science and Technology (DST, Government of India). He has published several research papers in international conferences and journals, graduated several PhD and MTech students, organized workshops co-located with conferences, and received best paper awards. He was selected for ACM India Eminent Speaker Program. He holds seven granted US patents.