Hervé Crespel, pioneer of object design and agile software, has 31 years of experience in a very large information system. Melting theory, management and practice, as CIO, CTO, innovation director, software quality control director and urbanism and enterprise architecture leader, he has acquired a wide knowledge from technical to functional, able to manage IT experts, and to make programs, architecture or large budget decisions. He has introduced in his company the first PC, the first laser printer, or the first network. He was also introducing pdf and CD-ROM in 1994, Java in 1997, XML in 1999 or Adobe Flex in 2005. Now retired, he is running a small company with the purpose to cross and exchange the best practices for doing sustainable software.

Dr Joseph DeRosa has over 25 year experience in software and systems engineering. He retired from the MITRE Corporation as Director of Systems Engineering, where he oversaw the systems engineering of numerous major government programs and participated in research in complex systems. He is now an industry consultant specializing in complex systems engineering. He has delivered papers on the subject worldwide at IEEE, INCOSE and ICSSEA conferences and delivered a keynote address at ICSSEA 2008. He was a former staff member at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln laboratory and Director of Business Development for LINKABIT Corporation, as well as an industry consultant to many aerospace firms. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and did post-graduate studies at the Santa Fe Institute, the New England Complex Systems Institute and Babson College Business School.

Dominique Luzeaux (École Polytechnique 87, École Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées 1989, PhD Université Paris XI 1991, visiting research scientist at the University of California at Berkeley 1991-1992, Professor Thesis 2001) has occupied various positions within the Ministry of Defense since 1989. Since April 2009 he is Director of the Division in charge of the procurement of Land Systems. He has published several books in French and English on nanotechnology, system-of-systems engineering, modeling and simulation of complex systems. He is chairman of the AFIS (Association Française de l’Ingénierie Système) since 2009.

Libero Maesano is Founder and Managing partner of Simple Engineering, a European Group acting as an Architecture firm, school and lab, specialized in services architectures. He is the first author of the simpleSOA™ and simpleSOAD® methodological frameworks. He has over thirty years of international experience in research, development, consulting, management of information systems, industrial systems, operating systems, intelligent systems, distributed systems. He is the author of more than 50 articles, reports and books. He is currently associated professor at ESILV (École Supérieure d’Informatique Léonard de Vinci) and director of the Édition Eyrolles Software Architect series.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Pohl holds a full professorship for Software Systems Engineering and is Board member of paluno – The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology – at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. From 2005 to 2007 he was the scientific funding director of Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre. His research interests include requirements engineering, software services and service-based system, software quality assurance and variability management. Among others, Klaus Pohl is the coordinator of the FP 7 Network of Excellence S Cube (Software Services and Systems Network) and is member of the steering committee and the executive board of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative) and the steering committee of the German Innovation-Alliance SPES 2020 (Software Platform for Embedded Systems). He is (co-)author of over 150 refereed publications and several textbooks including “Process-Centred Requirements Engineering“, Research Study Press 1996, “Software Product Line Engineering: Foundations, Principles, and Techniques”, Springer 2005, “Requirements Engineering: Fundamentals, Principles, and Techniques”, Springer-Verlag 2010, and “Basiswissen Requirements Engineering”, dpunkt.verlag 2009.

Jean-Marc Prieur spent 18 years working for the French Navy at the Operational Research and Simulation center (CALOIF and then ANPROS), first a developer, a project manager, the expert in simulation and simulation interoperability, and finally as the CTO of the organization. After 9 months spent in the French DoD (DGA) as a simulation expert, he’s hired by Microsoft in the Visual Studio product Group as a Program Manager. Originally working for the Visual Studio extensibility and the Domain Specific Languages, he’s now driving the whole Modeling Platform and experience. He’s building tomorrow’s tools to understand software complexity and manipulate software at a higher level of abstraction.

Éric Rutten received his PhD in 1990 and Habilitation in 1999 at University of Rennes, France, while doing his research at INRIA Rennes. He currently works at INRIA in Grenoble. His research interests are in the field of reactive systems, applied to real-time embedded systems or autonomic systems. He has experience in high-level design environments for control systems (e.g., automotive, avionics), based on formal methods and tools (e.g., synchronous languages). His present activities are on model-based control of adaptive and reconfigurable computing systems, at the different levels of hardware, operating system, middleware and software components. He is using control techniques, particularly discrete controller synthesis, integrated in the compilation of a reactive programming language.

Nicolas Trèves. Après des études à l’Université de Paris Sud, où il a soutenu une thèse de doctorat en 1986 portant sur les méthodes formelles, Nicolas Trèves a passé une dizaine d’années dans quatre sociétés de services (SysECA, Sligos, CR2A et Alcatel-ISR) à une époque où le génie logiciel prenait son essor en France ; au cours de cette période industrielle il a participé activement aux premiers grands projets européens, vecteurs de coopération et de synergie thématique dans un contexte international. Ensuite, il a exercé ses talents en tant qu’ingénieur-conseil indépendant à la fois en support à la maîtrise d’ouvrage de projets et en accompagnement de transferts de technologie. Depuis une décennie, tout en poursuivant une activité d’ingénieur-conseil, et maintenant d’expert judiciaire, Nicolas Trèves enseigne les bonnes pratiques du génie logiciel et de l’ingénierie de systèmes au CNAM, à un auditoire sensibilisé à la problématique de l’ingénierie pour y être confronté quotidiennement dans le contexte professionnel où il évolue ; ainsi, est-il aujourd’hui l’un des grands experts internationaux en conduite de projets, de méthodes de test du logiciel, d’assurance de la qualité du logiciel et de l’application industrielle des méthodes formelles.