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Prof. Nazim H. Madhavji University of Western Ontario, Canada

Keynote talk in memory of Prof. Meir M. Lehman

Prof Madhavji’s talk in memory of Manny Lehman was recorded, and he kindly agreed to share it online. You can see the slides and listen to him at the same time, as Prof Madhavji indicates when to change slides during the talk, saying “next” when one should change slides.

Biography Nazim H. Madhavji is Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, England, in 1980. His research interests includes: software requirements, software architectures, evolution of software, software quality and measurements, defect tracking and analysis, congruence between software products and processes, and empirical studies.

He has led a number of research projects in software engineering, involving corporations such as IBM Canada, Sun Microsystems, DMR Group, CAE Electronics, Transport Canada, Siemens Corporation, and CRIM, and was a Principal Investigator in several multi-university projects. He is the principal editor of the 27-chapter book “Software Evolution and Feedback: Theory and Practice” with Juan F. Ramil and Dewayne Perry, John Wiley, 2006. He is an Editor (with Khaled El Emam) of the book: “Elements of Software Process Assessment and Improvement”, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1999. He is on the Editorial Boards of several scientific journals. He has published widely in many international scientific conferences and journals and his papers have been ranked among the best papers of conferences. He is a consultant to several organisations in the field of software and is a consultant to several universities internationally in the areas of Software Engineering research, pedagogy, and faculty development.

Prof. Premkumar T. Devanbu University of California, Davis, USA

Decremental Work

Biography Prem Devandbu started off in Industrial software development, at Perkin-Elmer; then worked at Bell Labs, in software development and in research, at Murray Hill, NJ; then, at AT&T Labs Research in Florham Park. He has been at UC Davis since late 1997. His undergraduate education was at IIT, Madras in India; his doctoral work were done under Prof. Borgida at Rutgers University.

Prof. Devanbu has authored numerous research papers in high quality venues. He was the Program Chair of ACM SIGSOFT FSE in 2006 in Portland, Oregon, and the Program Co-chair of ICSE 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa. He has been or is on the editorial board of prestigious software engineering journals, including IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, the Springer Verlag Empirical Software Engineering Journal, the Wiley Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution, Research and Practice, and the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology.