SEAMS 2019
Sat 25 - Sun 26 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
co-located with ICSE 2019

Tamar Eilam

Tamar Eilam Tamar Eilam joined IBM Research in 2000 and was recognised as an IBM Fellow in 2014. Tamar's research interest centers around the question of how to manage configuration complexity, and how to merge the gap between Development and Operations organizations (DevOps). Specifically, with the emergence of cloud environments, how do we deliver and continuously operate services with extreme agility, extreme performance, and reduced risk, and how do we gain insight to maximize the business outcome. Tamar Eilam pioneering the concept of a "desired state based deployment and management". This principle centers around the idea of separating the "what" and the "how" in complex application deployments. A semantic description of a topology including software components, services, and infrastructure requirements is linked with automation to produce and converge to the desired state from the current state. Tamar received her Ph.D. in the Computer Science Department in the Technion in Israel, where she studied algorithms in graphs and complexity, applied to communication networks.

Krzysztof Czarnecki

Krzysztof Czarnecki Krzysztof Czarnecki is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Before coming to Waterloo, he was a researcher at DaimlerChrysler Research (1995-2002), Germany, focusing on improving software development practices and technologies in enterprise, automotive, and aerospace domains. He co-authored the book on "Generative Programming" (Addison- Wesley, 2000), which deals with automating software component assembly based on domain-specific languages. While at Waterloo, he held the NSERC/Bank of Nova Scotia Industrial Research Chair in Requirements Engineering of Service-oriented Software Systems (2008-2013) and has worked on a range of topics in model-driven systems and software engineering, including product lines engineering, design synthesis, variability modeling, model transformation, and domain-specific languages. He received the Premier's Research Excellence Award in 2004 and the British Computing Society in Upper Canada Award for Outstanding Contributions to IT Industry in 2008.