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Conference and Workshop Organization

2012 Short Papers and Posters Co-chair, PROFES 2012

13th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Development and Process Improvement, June 13-15, Madrid, Spain.

2010 Interim General Chair, Agile 2011 (served between August-November 2010)

Annual Conference of Agile Alliance. August 7-13, Salt Lake City, Utah. Set up conference infrastructure and program team.

2010 General Chair, XP 2010

11th International Conference on Agile Processes and Extreme Programming in Software Engineering, Trondheim, Norway, May 2010.

2006   Technical Program Co-chair, CASCON 2006

IBM Centre for Advanced Studies Annual Conference. Markham, Ontario, October 16-21, 2006. With Eleni Stroulia.

2004   Program Co-chair, XP/Agile Universe 2004

Annual Conference on Extreme Programming and Agile Methodologies. Calgary, Alberta, August 11-14, 2004. With Lowell Lindstrom.

2004   Co-chair, EDSER6

6th ICSE Workshop on Economics-Driven Software Engineering Research. Edinburgh, Scotland,  May 24-25, 2004. With Jyrki Kontio, David Raffo and Mike Cusumano.

2004   Posters Chair, ICCBSS 2004

3rd International Conference on COTS-Based Software Systems. Redondo Beach, California, February 1-4, 2004.

2003   Co-chair, CAN-AM 2003

1st Canadian Agile Network Workshop: Scaling XP/Agile Methods. Banff, Alberta, February 20-21, 2003.            With Frank Maurer and Don Reifer.

2003   Proceedings Chair, ICCBSS 2003

2nd International Conference on COTS-Based Software Systems. Ottawa, Ontario, February 10-12, 2003.

2002   Co-chair, IWRE 2002

International Workshop on Reuse Economics,  (collocated with the International Conference on Software Reuse). Austin, Texas, April 16, 2002. With John Favaro and Klaus Schmid.

2002   Co-chair, EDSER4

4th ICSE Workshop on Economics-Driven Software Engineering Research, EDSER4. Orlando, Florida, May 20, 2002. With Warren Harrison and Rick Kazman.

1998   Chair, CASCON ’98 Workshop on Work Injuries of Computer Users

6th Annual Conference of the IBM Centre for Advanced Studies, CASCON’98. Toronto, Ontario, December 2, 1998.

1997   Program Co-chair, CASCON’97

7th Annual Conference of the IBM Center for Advanced Studies, CASCON’97. Toronto, Ontario, November 10-13, 1997. With Ken Sevcik and Kelly Lyons.


Boards and Steering Committees

2012 -2013 Member.  SurfNet Advisory Board
2012-2014   Member (Elected). IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors
2012  Chair. IEEE Computer Society Transactions Operations Committee
2012  Member. IEEE Computer Society Publications Board
2012   At-large Member.  IEEE Computer Society Emerging Products and Services Board
2011   At-large Member. IEEE Computer Society Publications Board
2010-2011   Advisory Board Member. African Conference on Software Engineering and Applied Computing (ACSEAC)
2003-2007   Steering Committee Member, Workshops on Economics Driven Software Engineering Research (EDSER)
2003-2007   Steering Committee Member, Canadian Agile Network (CAN)

Review and Editorial Boards

2011-2014    Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, IEEE Software
2004-2007  Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Software Process Improvement and Practice (SPIP)
2001-2006  Evaluator, Carleton University Foundry Program (formerly Carleton University Technology Advancement Fund)

Thesis Committees

  • J. Laurenz Eveleens (Supervisor: Chris Verhoef). PhD Candidate, Vrije University of Amsterdam, 2011. Dissertation Title: IT Forecast Quality in Measure and Number.

Program Committee Membership

2014
  • Demo Track. 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2014). Hyderabad, India. June 1-7.
2013
  • 4th International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt (MTD 2013).  35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013). San Francisco, California. May 20.
  • 14th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2013). Vienna, Austria,  June 3-7.
  • 13th International Conference on Software Reuse (ICSR 2013). Pisa, Italy. June 18-21.
2012
  • Technical Program. 6th International Conference on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2012). Lund, Sweden, September 19-20.
  • 2nd Workshop on Evidential Assessment of Software Technologies (EAST 2012).  6th International Conference on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2012). Lund, Sweden,  September 22.
  • Research Track.  13th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2012).  Malmo, Sweden,  May 21-25.
  • 3rd International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt (MTD 2012).  34th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2012). Zurich, Switzerland, June 5.
  • Yazılım Kalitesi ve Yazılım Geliştirme Araçları Sempozyumu (YKGS 2012  – National Conference on Software Quality and Software Development Tools). Istanbul, Turkey, November 13-16.
  • 6. Ulusal Yazilim Muhendisligi Sempozyumu (UYMS 2012 – 6th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium). Ankara, Turkey, May 30-June 1.
2011
  • 1st International Workshop on Quantitative Methods in Software Product Line Engineering (QMSPLE 2011). Munich, Germany, August 26.
  • Research Demonstrations Track. 34th International Conference on Software Engineering. Honolulu, Hawaii, May 21-28.
  • Workshop on Managing Technical Debt. 34th International Conference on Software Engineering. Honolulu, Hawaii, May 21-28.
  • Technical Program. CASCON 2011, 21st Annual IBM Centre for Advanced Studies International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering. Toronto, Ontario, November 7-10.
  • 5. Ulusal Yazilim Muhendisligi Sempozyumu (UYMS 2011 – 5th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium). Istanbul, Turkey, September 26-28.
  • Research Papers Track. 5th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2011).   Banff, Alberta, Canada, September 22-23.
  • 2nd International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt (MTD 2011). 33rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2011). Honolulu, Hawaii, May 23.
  • Research Demonstrations Track. 33rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2011). Honolulu, Hawaii, May 22-28.
  • Technical Program. 2011 African Conference on Software Engineering and Applied Computing (ACSEAC 2010). Cape Town, South Africa, September 19-23.
2010
  • Research Stage. Agile 2010 Conference. Orlando, Florida, August 9-13.
  • Research Papers Track. 4th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2010).  Boltzano, Italy, September 16-17.
2009
  • 3rd International Workshop on Measurements and Economics of Software Product Lines (MESPUL 2009). 13th International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC).  San Francisco, California, August 24-28, 2009.
  • Software Engineering in Practice Track. 31st International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2009. Vancouver, British Columbia, May 16-24. 2009
  • Research Papers Track. 10th International Conference on Agile Processes and Extreme Programming in Software Engineering, XP 2009. Sardinia, Italy, May 26-30, 2009.
  • Research Stage. Agile 2009 Conference. Chicago, Illinois, August 24-28, 2009.
  • Research Papers Track. 3rd International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ESEM 2009. Lake Buena Vista, Florida, October 15-16, 2009.
2008
  • Technical Program. ICSR 2008, 10th International Conference on Software Reuse. Beijing, China, May 25-29.
  • BIPI 2008, ICSE Workshop on Business Impact of Process Improvement. Leipzig, Germany, May 13.
  • ICSE Workshop on Scrutinizing Agile Practices, 30th International Conference on Software Engineering, Leipzig, Germany, May 10.
  • Research Papers Track. ESEM 2008, 2nd International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement. Kaiserslautern, Germany, October 9-10.
  • Research Track. Agile 2008 Conference. Toronto, Ontario, August 4-9, 2008.
2007
  • Short Papers. ESEM 2007, 1st International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement. Madrid, Spain, September 20-21.
  • Experience Reports Track. 29th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2007. Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 20-26, 2007.
  • Technical Program. IEEE EQUITY 2007, First IEEE Computer Society Conference on Exploring Quantifiable Information Technology Yields. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 19-21.
2006
  • Technical Program. 9th International Conference on Software Reuse, ICSR9. Torino, Italy, June 12-15, 2006.
  • Strategic Software Engineering Minitrack. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICCS-39. Kauai, Hawaii, January 4-7, 2006.
  • Special Session on Value-based Software Engineering (VBSE). 32nd EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA). Cavtat/Dubrovnik, Croatia, August 28 – September 1, 2006.
  • Research Papers. 5th ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering, ISESE 2006. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 21-22, 2006.
  • Research Papers. Agile 2006 Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 23-28, 2006
2005
  • Organizing Committee. 7th ICSE Workshop on Economics-Driven Software Engineering Research, EDSER-7. St-Louis, Missouri, May 15-21, 2005.
  • Research Papers. Agile United 2005. Denver, Colorado, July 2005.
  • Technical Program. IBM Centre for Advanced Studies Annual Conference, CASCON 2005. Toronto, Ontario, October 2005.
  • Strategic Software Engineering Minitrack. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICCS-38. Big Island, Hawaii, January 3-6, 2005.
2004
  • Technical Program. 16th International Conference in Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE 2004. Banff, Alberta, June 20-24, 2004.
2003
  • Research Papers. Annual Conference on Extreme Programming and Agile Methodologies, XP/Agile Universe 2003. New Orleans, Louisiana, August 10-13, 2003.
  • Technical Program. 9th International Software Metrics Symposium, Metrics 2003. Sydney, Australia, September 3-5, 2003.
2002
  • Research Papers. Annual Conference on Extreme Programming and Agile Methodologies, XP/Agile Universe 2002.  Chicago, Illinois, August 4-7, 2002.
  • Technical Program. 1st International Conference on COTS-Based Software Systems, ICCBSS ‘2002. Orlando, Florida, February 4-9, 2002.
2000
  • Technical Program. 9th Annual Conference of the IBM Center for Advanced Studies, CASCON 2000. Toronto, Ontario, November 13-16, 2000.
1999
  • Technical Program. 9th SDL Forum, Annual International Conference on Specification and Description Language – an ISO Standard for Real-Time Distributed System Design, SDL’99. Montreal, Quebec, June 21-25, 1999.
1996
  • Technical Program. 6th International Conference on Software Quality, 6ICSQ. Ottawa, Ontario, October 28-30, 1996.

Internal Service

2001-2002. NRC-IIT Organizational Development

Played a central role in the design and implementation of a participative process for the Institute for Information Technology’s organizational development in a team of seven.
During the implemetation of the process, co-lead the “Surveyors” focus team to identify the institute’s core competencies. Acted as liaison to the NRC’s Employment Philosophy (EP) program to coordinate the process with organization-wide employment survey activities.

2001. Establishment of NRC-IIT Atlantic Research Programs

Worked in the development of research programs for  the Institute for Information Technology’s e-business program in Fredricton. Conducted interviews with local companies, academics, and other stakeholders. Participated in round-table discussions in with the stakeholders. Participated in the hiring of four new research officers.

1998. NRC-IIT Software Engineering Group Hiring Committee

Conducted interviews and evaluated candidates to expand the group.

1996-1998. NRC-IIT Colloquium Committee Chair

Was responsible for managing the IIT’s distinguished speaker series, developing guidelines, managing the budget, and coordinating talks.

1995-2001. NRC-IIT Colloquium Committee Software Engineering Group Representative.

Ensured that software engineering research was represented inthe IIT Colloquium series. Found speakers and coordinated talks.

2004. Task Force on Access For All Through Technology

Member of Canadian federral government’s interdepartmental task force on the integration of employees with disabilities through information and communication technologies. Developed recommendations to facilititate the partipication of persons with disabilities in the federal government work force. Contribution was formally acknowledged by a letter from Assistant Secretary, Employment Equity Division and Deputy Chief Information Officer.


Organization of Training Events

  • Acceptance Testing with FIT (20 participants). Half-day hands-on workshop led by Grigori Melnik. National Research Council. Ottawa, Ontario, March 24, 2005.
  • Software Development The Extreme Way: An Interactive Workshop on Extreme Programming (22 participants). 2-week intensive hands-on workshop led by coaches Joshua Kerievsky and Rob Myers. National Research Council. Ottawa, Ontario, March 11-22, 2002.
  • Pattern Writing Workshop (15 participants). 2-day hands-on workshop on authoring design patterns led by Jim Coplien. National Research Council. Ottawa, Ontario, February 9-10, 1999. With Janice Singer.

Miscellaneous Review Work

Regularly review manuscripts and proposals for the following periodicals, organizations and publishers:

  • ACM Transactions on Software Engineering Methodology
  • Software Process: Improvement and Practice
  • IEEE Software
  • IEEE Computer
  • IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
  • Information and Software Technology
  • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Journal of Systems and Software
  • The Engineering Economist
  • IEE Proceedings
  • SoftwareSpringer (CS Publications Program)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • NSERC Industrial R&D Fellowships Program

Institutional Representation

2006-present. Representative, International Software Engineering Research Network (ISERN)

Represented NRC at this a non-profit organization with industrial, academic and government partners dedicated to the advancement of collaborative software engineering research. Currently representing own company, Kalemun Research Inc.