Prof. Dr. Norbert Siegmund - Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Germany
Prof. Dr. Norbert Siegmund holds the Chair of Intelligent Software Systems at the Bauhaus-University Weimar. He received his Ph.D. with distinction in 2012 from the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. His research thrives to automate software engineering by combining methods from software analysis, machine learning, and meta-heuristic optimization. His special interests include software product lines and configurable software systems, performance and energy optimization, and digitization based on MicroServices and Web technologies. He is author and co-author of over 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He regularly serves in program committes of top-ranked international conferences and is in the review board of the renowned journal IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. His work has received several awards, such as the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at the International Software Engineering Conference (ICSE), the best paper award at the Software Product Line Conference (SPLC), and the award of the Karin-Witte Foundation for the best PhD thesis at his department. He is founding member of the Java User Group Thuringia and leads an industrial-student project developing a software solution for a charity organization.
Dr. Matthias Galster, Senior Lecturer - University of Canterbury, New Zealand