Martin Shepperd received a PhD in computer science from the Open University in 1991 for his work in measurement theory and its application to empirical software engineering. He is professor of Software Technology and Modelling at Brunel University London, UK. Previously he has worked as a software developer for HSBC and also as COPUS Fellow in the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology. He has published more than 180 refereed papers and three books in the areas of software engineering and machine learning. He is a fellow of the British Computer Society.


Manuel Wimmer is a full professor and head of the Department of Business Informatics – Software Engineering at the Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz, Austria. He received his Ph.D. and Habilitation from TU Wien, Austria. He has been a research associate at the University of Malaga, Spain, a visiting professor at the University of Marburg, Germany as well as at TU Munich, Germany, and an assistant professor at the Business Informatics Group (BIG), TU Wien, Austria. Currently, he is also leading the Christian Doppler Laboratory on Model-Integrated Smart Production (CDL-MINT). In this context, he is developing modeling approaches for smart production facilities, as well as techniques for the continuous evolution of such systems based on production information gathered and analyzed at runtime. Moreover, he is/was involved in several national and international projects dealing with the foundations and application of model engineering techniques, especially metamodeling and model transformations, for domains such as tool interoperability, legacy tool modernization, model versioning and evolution, software reverse engineering, and migration, web engineering including social web and semantic web, cloud computing, and flexible production systems. He is co-author of the book Model-driven Software Engineering in Practice (Morgan & Claypool, second edition, 2017).


Jaime Jorge (Industry keynote) is the CEO and co-founder of Codacy, one of the best-known platforms for software quality standardization around the world. Jaime has an MSc in Software Engineering from IST and was previously an associate researcher in L2F/INESC-ID in Lisbon, Portugal.

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